March 30, 2011


Welcome to the Ottawa edition of the MyBindi newsletter

We're totally excited to announce that His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be in Ottawa in just a few weeks!  MyBindi is so honoured to be a media partner for this amazing event.  I was lucky enough to see him when he was in Toronto in 2010 and it was such an inspiring evening.  I hope you will all take advantage of his visit and attend in large numbers.

There are a number of other events on the horizon as Ottawa readies itself to serve its South Asian communities.  From Pakistan's Republic Day celebrations to Bollywood workshops, we're thrilled to see the South Asian community grow and thrive and celebrate its heritage in our capital city.  

Please forward this newsletter to your family and friends and encourage them to join in the events with you!   

If you are a business or an organization in Ottawa that would like to do outreach with the South Asian community in Ottawa, please send me an email at syerah@mybindi.com.  I would love to hear from you.

From all of us at MyBindi.com, we wish you a very happy and prosperous 2012. 


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The Dalai Lama LIVE in Ottawa
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On April 28th his words will speak to you. From April 29th his words will speak through you. Ethics for a whole: His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama (HHDL). 


When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 

Where: Ottawa Civic Centre, Landsdowne Park

Doors Open: 9am



  • 9am - Doors open for the Public Talk. Tibetan music and photos on screen. Books and Tibetan crafts for sale. 
  • 10am to 10:30am - MC welcomes people and talks about Canada Tibet Committee (CTC), resettlement project documentary, and introduces HHDL. 
  • 10:30am to 12pm - HHDL speaks including Q & A 
  • 12pm - Public Talk ends  


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Click HERE to purchase tickets.


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.



Jeevay Pakistan
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Pakistan Republic Day Celebrations

Republic Day is a national holiday in Pakistan to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 1940 and the adoption of the first constitution of Pakistan during the transition of the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 23 March 1956 making Pakistan the world's first Islamic republic.

Please come out on this auspicious occasion to celebrate Pakistan Republic Day.

Enjoy FREE entertainment including a special musical performance by Raza Rizvi from Toronto and other local singers and dancers. A clown will be doing face-painting for kids and giving away balloons 2pm-4pm. Also, don't miss out on the latest styles in clothing and jewelery from Ottawa & Toronto, and a variety of delicious Pakistani cuisine at the mouthwatering food stalls.


When: Sunday, April 1, 2012
Where: Palais Des Congres, 3rd Floor, Gatineau
Time: 1pm to 5pm

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Bollywood Dance Workshop
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Peacock Dynasty believes in giving back to the local community. Peacock Dynasty has partnered up with Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre. Since 1979, the Centre has been offering a wide range of social and community services which include: counseling for individuals, families, children and youth; crisis intervention; individual and group support to women facing abuse and to children who witness violence; services for older adults, caregivers and persons with disabilities; information, resources and referral, workshops and self-help groups; community development initiatives; and other services.

Join Peacock Dynasty for their upcoming Bollywood Dance Workshop. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre.

When: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Where: 2451 Braeburn Place, Ottawa
Time: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Cost: $50 per person | $75 for groups of two

To register, please contact 613.286.6484 or peacockdynasty@gmail.com.

For more information, click HERE.
The Nissan Now Event
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Naya safar hua asaan, with Nissan.


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Everything Was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran
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Meena is the youngest of six daughters. Her dad died when she was small, leaving her mom to raise her and her sisters on her own. As a high school student, she begins to relish her independence, but finds it difficult to balance her family's traditional views with her desire to fit in with her peers.

And as she grows up, that duality is only amplified, as she's pressured into an arranged marriage and must again weigh her own feelings against those of others.

Meena is the main character in Gurjinder Basran's premiere novel, Everything Was Good-bye.

While the story is not an autobiography, the author says it's definitely "informed" by her experiences and observations.


It was when she realized her personal journalling and desire to reconcile her childhood experiences was turning to something quite fictional and different from her own life that she decided to write a novel.

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Hey Ottawa...LISTEN UP!


Listen to the NEW MirchMasalaRadio (Monday thru Saturday:   5-7 PM) on Ottawa's 97.9 FM CJLL


& streaming LIVE on www.chinradio.com

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The Dalai Lama LIVE in Ottawa
Jeevay Pakistan
Bollywood Dance Workshop
The Nissan Now Event
Everything Was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran
Mirch Masala Radio
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