Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida

Editor's Note

By NITISH S. RELE and SHEPHALI J. RELE – editor@khaasbaat.com

Here’s wishing our readers a Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year full of peace and happiness. We have extensive coverage of Florida communities celebrating the Festival of Lights.

Lest we forget, it is still Dandiya time as Navratri/Durga Puja activities continue into the first weekend of October. Upcoming activities include the “Beyond Bollywood: 25th annual South Asian Film Festival” Oct. 12-14 In Orlando. Other notable events are the Akshaya Patra Tampa benefit gala on Oct. 13, sitar concert performed by Anupama Bhagwat on Oct. 18 in Fort Myers and the free annual health fair organized by Indian Physicians of South Florida Oct. 20 in South Florida. This month, we bring you reviews of four must-read books: Salman Rushdie’s “Quichotte “Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells” by Pico Iyer, “Haunting Paris” by Mamta Chaudhry and “Three Ways to Disappear” by Katy Yocum.

Have a topic you feel strongly about? Send us a letter to the editor. We also welcome your story ideas and suggestions. Organizing an event in your community? Let us know by the 20th to be listed on our Events calendar. Khaas Baat is proud to be the ONE AND ONLY Sunshine State publication to offer comprehensive coverage of happenings in your Florida Indian community.

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