Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



NOV. 2: “Desi Club;” organized by India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa: 1 to 4 p.m.; table tennis, carom, card games, chess, etc.; no membership, no minimum age requirement; free; for information, call Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

NOV. 4: VOCAL MUSIC CONCERT; Oscar nominee Bombay Jayashri Ramnath; presented by Thaiya Thaiya; Hillsborough Community College, Brandon campus auditorium, 10414 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa; 7 p.m.; for tickets and other information, call Lata Kumar at (813) 679-7298.

NOV. 5: 29th ANNUAL INDIA FESTIVAL; organized by the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., Tampa; tickets are $9 adults, $7 children; for information, call fest Chairman Vijay Gandhi at (863) 287-7970, email or visit

NOV. 6, NOV. 13, DEC. 4, DEC. 11: MIND-BODY WELLNESS PROGRAM; presented by PEHCHAAN; conducted by Dr. Anjum Kumbkarni; four-week SMART (Stress Management and Resilience Training) program includes guided meditation sessions, and various methods to elicit relaxation response, including mindfulness and imagery; Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa; 3 to 5 p.m.; $100, adults only; for information, call Manjusha Naik at(813) 842-8563 or Tharangini Raman at (727) 492-9049.

NOV. 11-13: ART OF LIVING HAPPINESS PROGRAM; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; USF Engineering Building II (Room: ENB 109), 3820 USF Alumni Drive, Tampa; for information, call Falguni at (602) 758-2427.

NOV. 16: 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. 16: SOCIAL; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; free; 6:30 p.m.; Accusoft “West Annex” building, 1725 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa; no RSVP required; for information, visit

NOV. 19: AN AFTERNOON OF CRICKET AND FAMILY FUN; benefiting Children Across borders; noon to 5 p.m.; George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa; English pub food; high tea will be served; white sporting attire suggested; $150 per person or $250/couple and $300 ticket for family can be purchased at

NOV. 19: TAMPA AKSHAYA PATRA BENEFIT; keynote speaker is Desh Deshpande and emcee is Om Vaidya; Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore, 2225 N. Lois Ave., Tampa; 5:30 p.m.; for information, call Manisha Gandhi at (832) 876-2142, email or visit

NOV. 19: DANCE KE DEEWANE – Bollywood fusion and bhangra dance competition; Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 5500 Memorial Hwy, Tampa; doors open at 6 and show starts at 6:30 p.m.; all proceeds go toward Bulls for Kids, USF’s dance marathon benefiting All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg; for information, call Kesha Shah at (407) 919-9597 or email

NOV. 20: One Day Trip to Temples; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay Senior Committee; for details, call Himatlal Parekh at (813) 922-8090 or Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.

NOV. 27: SENIOR EVENT; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 4 to 7 p.m.; VYO Center, 5809 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Himatlal Parekh at (813) 922-8090 or Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.

DEC. 17: SENIOR EVENT; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; 4 to 7 p.m.; VYO Center, 5809 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call Himatlal Parekh at (813) 922-8090 or Jigisha Desai at (813) 731-7747.


NOV. 5: SAROD CONCERT; presented by Asian Cultural Association (ACA) and Rollins College; Rajeev Taranath will be accompanied by Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee on tabla; Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; 7 p.m.; $20; free for Rollins students, faculty and staff with college ID; for information, call ACA at (407) 333-3667.

NOV. 12: GROUP DANCE COMPETITION; organized by Gujarati Society of Central Florida; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando; 4:30 to 11 p.m.; free for members, $25 non-members; for information, email

NOV. 13: 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. 5: KATHAK YATRA; presented by Raaga; 7:30 p.m.; Barbara B. Mann Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers; for information, e-mail or visit


NOV. 5: JALARAM JAYANTI; South Florida Hindu Temple, 13010 W. Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches; puja will start at 10 a.m. followed by bhajan/kirtan, aarti and maha prasad; for information, call (954) 252-8802 or visit

Nov. 11: ARMAAN MALIK LIVE; presented by Dattani and Patel Insurance Group, Vinod Kulhari and Junaid Akhter; 8:30 p.m.; Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive; tickets start at $39; for information, call Bimal Dattani at (407) 948-6751 or visit

NOV. 12: ANNUAL GALA; India-US Chamber of Commerce South Florida; JW Marriott, 1109 Brickel Ave., Miami; $140 for chamber members; $150 for non-members; guest of honor will be Indian Consul General Nagesh Singh; for details, email or visit

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

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

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