Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida






NOV. 1: “ASTU: SO BE IT!” Marathi film (with English subtitles) about Alzheimer’s disease starring Dr. Mohan Agashe who will be present during the screening; 3 to 7 p.m.; $5; USF College of Public Health Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa; for information, call Manjusha Naik at (813) 842-8563.

NOV. 7: 28th ANNUAL INDIA FESTIVAL; organized by the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa; tickets are $9 adults, $5 children; for information, call fest Chairman Dr. C.J. Patel at (813) 787-9656, email or visit

NOV. 14: DANCE KE DEEWANE; intercollegiate Bollywood-fusion dance competition; Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa; 6:30 to 10 p.m.; tickets start at $15; for information, call Gopa Rautray at (813) 992-5234 or Fahad Syed at (813) 909-6391.

NOV. 15: “ON A QUEST;” film on Swami Chinmayananda’s life and mission presented by Chinmaya Creations; Muvico Centro Ybor, 1600 E. Eighth Ave.; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $10; purchase tickets at theater or visit

NOV. 18: “Feed your mind, Feed your soul;” INDO-US Chamber of Commerce networking social; non-perishable food drive for Metro Ministries, and new/used/ books for children ages 4-16 or Barnes & Noble gift cards or Amazon gift cards; 6 p.m.; The Pub Tampa Bay, 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., in International Plaza; for information, visit

NOV. 18: ICC SENIORS GET-TO-GATHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no minimum age requirement; for information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

NOV. 22: KARTIK SNAAN (TEERAT) POOJA; organized by Shri Saraswati Devi Mandir; Picnic Island, 7409 Picnic Island Blvd., Tampa; 10 a.m.; after pooja, there will be games; for information, call Pandit Purnanan Sharma at (813) 486-8681.


Prattyush Banerjee, left, Jolly Mukherjee,
Deb Sankar Roy and Jyoti Sankar Rog.


Wahh! World Fusion Band

DEC. 6: MUSICAL MOMENTS: EAST MEETS WEST; presented by Kaakimaas Box and Shruti Foundation (Wahh! World Fusion Band); 5 to 8 p.m.; Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa; tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online at; for information, call (813) 549-9288.


NOV. 1: MULTI-FAITH WORKSHOP; presented by HSCF Age Group along with Hindu University of America, Chinmaya Mission, CFL, Sikh Society of Central Florida and Interfaith Council of CFL; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; 1:30 p.m.; free event; RSVP to

NOV. 6: “ASTU: SO BE IT!” Marathi film about Alzheimer’s disease starring Dr. Mohan Agashe who will be present during the screening; 7 p.m.; Chinmaya Mission Orlando, 1221 Florida Road, Casselberry; free for Orlando Marathi Mandal members; non-members are $12; for information, call Kishore Pathare at (321) 960-5497 or Nandkishore Muley at (407) 924-8373.

NOV. 12: NETWORKING MIXER; organized by Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Chutney’s, 7637 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando; 6 to 9 p.m.; free to IACC members; $10 for non-members; for information, visit

NOV. 21: GROUP DANCE COMPETITION; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Osceola Performing Arts Center (Tupperware) 3141 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee; 4:30 to 11 p.m.; free for members, $25 non-members; for information, call (321) 695-4422, (407) 927-4984 or email

DEC. 6: EXCURSION TO SEMINOLE HARD ROCK CASINO, TAMPA; organized by Hindu Society of Central Florida Age Group; $15 for 2015 annual paid members; RSVP by Nov. 25; for details about pickup and drop-off points, email


QuestNOV. 15: “ON A QUEST;” film on Swami Chinmayananda’s life and mission presented by Chinmaya Creations; 2 to 4 p.m.; Muvico Broward 18, 2315 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach; $10; purchase tickets at theater or visit

DEC. 4: ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA FUNDRAISING GALA; presented by Hindu American Foundation; keynote speaker is comedian Rajiv Satyal; 7 to 10:30 p.m. (gourmet Indian vegetarian appetizers and dinner); The Sawgrass Inn & Conference Center, 1711 N. University Drive, Plantation; to register, visit

Event submissions are free, e-mail information to by the 20th.

Disclaimer: Please check with local organizers, event details are subject to change.

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