December 25, 2011


SyerahDear Members,

No matter what your faith or religious belief, this morning more and more desi families will celebrate the spirit and tradition of Christmas in their own special way.  We asked our fans and members what Christmas means to them and we were overwhelmed with the responses we received.  They were so visual, so meaningful and so heart warming that I simply had to share their message with all of you.

I hope that some or all of these sentiments will resonate with you.

From all of us at MyBindi.com we wish you and your family a memorable Christmas and our very best wishes for the holiday season


Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO



PS: Click HERE to view our entire album of how South Asians celebrate the holidays!   


Aastha Sahni
Family & Love

"Our Desi Christmas involves me and my mom going to Niagara Falls on Christmas Eve to see the fireworks." :) ~ Aastha Sahni

Tina George
Giving and Compassion

"Our Christmas tradition is to take the time and resources to share the joy and good news of Christmas to those lesser privileged than us. We contribute money to good causes, buy gifts for the annual Christmas dinner at the local food bank, sing Christmas carols at a seniors' home, and take yummy treats for the seniors! At home, we always have our Santa hats on!" ~ Tina George.

Ekta Chauhan

"We celebrate Christmas with our family Desi Style: 
1) We make gingerbread cookies 
2) We make Christmas ornaments 
3) My husband dresses up as Santa" ~ Ekta Chauhan 

Anu Chopra
Christmas is Believing

"We love Christmas time!" ~ Anu Chopra

Paul Sethi

"My wife and I were engaged 20 years ago on Christmas Day. Over the years we had a tradition of going to my wife's brother's place to celebrate Christmas; carry all the gifts for the kids & then one of the guys becomes Santa & gives the gifts away...real good times!"
~ Paul Sethi

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Red, White and Green

"I love Christmas." ~ Mallika Das. 

Supriya Arora

"Christmas is a time of togetherness, and as my family is not in Canada, I like spending time with my friends, going to the malls and shopping for gifts during the festivities. The energy and decor is so wonderful!" ~ Supriya Arora

Lachman Balani
Festive Feast

"Zabaoine topped with ferrero rocher! Total heavenly bliss!"
Lachman Balani.

Zhaida Uddin
"I embrace as much of the holiday season as I can. I love shopping so decorations are a must, and then of course there has to be presents and a tree to put them under. Happy Holidays! And "Let it snow...let it snow...where's the snow?" ~ Zhaida Uddin

Syerah Virani

"Here we celebrated the Sixth Annual Kris Kringle Bash at Chez Sy. Once a year, we get together and reminisce and catch up and also share our hopes for the year to come. It's a tradition I feel so happy to have created and I am sure everyone in attendance feels the same way. ~ Syerah Virani