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December 12, 2012

Welcome to another MyBindi West Newsletter! 

Listen up ladies!

'tis the season to be jolly!! This means a lot of holiday parties. 

We've rounded up the top three parties for you to check out before the year runs out!

On December 20, revel in the very best of bollywood and bhangra at Five Sixty!  See details below.

If you'd rather be serenaded by live musicians singing you ghazals and geets, be sure to check out Awaaz Dil Se on December 22.

Finally, usher in 2013 with Hakuna Masti at the Welcome 2013 NYE bash at Royal Banquet Hall.


You can get a complete listing of all the events on the West Coast and in the Greater Vancouver Area on this convenient link.  Alternatively, simply check in at Mybindi West to catch up on news, stories and local celebrity features. 


As always, if there's an event or an initiative in Vancouver that you'd like us to promote on MyBindi West - please send me an email.


In the meantime, check out this list of all upcoming events on the west coast


Best Regards,


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Bombay Bliss :: H-DHAMI Live in Concert
Bombay Bliss 390
HOD Productions presents BOMBAY BLISS

Live Performances By:
  • ♪ Hdhami ♪
  • ♪ Luv Randhawa ♪
  • ♪ Sukhi Walia ♪
  • ♪ Inder Kooner ♪
  • ♪ Raju Johal ♪
  • ♪ Gagan Sharma ♪
Music By:
  • DJ Aftershock
  • DJ Khanvict
  • DJ Gary
  • DJ Pavy-Pav
  • DJ Xtreme
  • DJ Xzuberant
DJs spinning the latest in Bhangra, Bollywood, Top 40, House, and Hip Hop.

When: Thursday December 20, 2012
Where: Five Sixty (560), Vancouver
Doors Open: 9pm
Tickets: $15 General | $25 VIP Meet & Greet

VIP Ticket Holders get the best view of the stage from upstairs & have a separate VIP room with a private bar.

For advance tickets, please click HERE.

For more information, please call 604.339.7400 or click HERE.
Awaaz Dil Se
Awaaz Dil Se
A night of geets, ghazals and filmi songs featuring Jamil Assani (LA Singer) & Mohamed Assani (Tabla Nawaz). Ticket price includes concert and refreshments provided by Safari Snack House. Don't miss what promises to be a wonderful evening!

Please help spread the word by sharing THIS PAGE with your friends, family, and music lovers.

When: Saturday, December 22, 2012
Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Vancouver
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $20 advance | $25 at the door

Click HERE to purchase advance tickets online.

For more information, please contact Shehnaz at 778.836.7861 or Mohamed at 604.354.9869.


Welcome 2013 :: NYE Dinner and Dance Party
Welcome 2013 NYE Dinner and Dance
A & R MusicWorld proudly presents WELCOME 2013

The classiest Bollywood themed NYE party in town! An unforgettable event with live Bollywood music, DJ, fabulous dinner, games, gifts, prizes, party favours and an evening to remember for the whole year!

  • HAKUNA MASTI - Vancouver's Hottest Fusion Band
  • With Vancouver's Sensational Bollywood Singers Anil, Andy & Jyotika
  • Plus DJ Sham & Jawani
The only Bollywood themed NYE party in town with LIVE BAND (no karaoke) plus our famous MIDNIGHT DESSERT BUFFET! We welcome everyone to join in on the fun!

When: Monday, December 31, 2012
Where: Royal Banquet Hall, Vancouver
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $60 Early Bird

Also ask about Group Rates!

For tickets, group reservations or more information, please contact:
  • Aziz at 604.418.7867
  • Anil at 604.761.8599
  • Andy at 604.773.2249
The Taste of Water :: A Novel by Franky Dias
The Taste of Water by Franky Dias
By turns magical and mystical, tragic and triumphant, The Taste of Water tells an unforgettable tale weaving history, folklore, humour, irreverence and adventure on two continents in a sweeping story spanning three generations set against the backdrop of Indian mythology and Western philosophy.

A different India, a surprising India, and a refreshing India. Utterly original. A rare and authentic slice of life in the villages around Mangalore - one that should be preserved in a time capsule. - Richard Crasta, author of The Revised Kama Sutra

The Taste of Water by Franky Dias is available in a limited premium edition at Life Rattle Press for $25, paperback addition at Amazon.com for $12.99 and in electronic edition at Kindle ebooks for $6.99.

Click HERE for more information and to purchase your own copy of the novel.

Manny Malhotra: Locked-out Members of the NHL Players' Association are "unified and strong"
Manny Malhotra
The National Hockey League's rejection of the players' association's proposal at the end of intense negotiations last week has further galvanized the union, according to Manny Malhotra.

"There's guys of the mindset that we've given too much and they didn't want to see us give any more with our last proposal," Malhotra, the Canucks centre, told reporters Monday following a skate at UBC.

"As far as we've come with our last proposal, and for them to reject it outright and call everything off, I think that pissed a lot of guys off and again, similar to their first deal and the beginning of the summer, made us that more unified and strong."

The league first proposed in July that the players' share of hockey-related revenue (HRR) drop from the 57 per cent total in the last CBA to 43 per cent.

Click HERE to read more.

Travelling Foodie: Desi Eats Abroad
Desi Globetrotter's Parm Johal discovers parallels between Arabic and Indian food along her travels.

The more I travel the more similarities I see between cultures. During my trip to Europe and Turkey this fall, I came across traditional Arabic desserts, snacks and drinks that looked and tasted very much like their Indian counterparts. Of course, with India's ancient history with the Mughal empire, a crossover was bound to happen.

Here is Desi Globetrotter's guide to decoding the names behind these epicurean delights:

Zlabias = Jalebis

On my last day in Paris, I came across a small Tunisian bakery in the Latin Quarter. These twisted, bright orange, syrupy sweets in the window display caught my eye. Jalebis have been traced back to India, but have made their way to the Middle East and North Africa during the Muslim rule. According to Wikipedia, "Jalebi became Zalebi as Z is more common in middle-eastern languages. In Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, this sweet is known as Zlebia or Zlabia."

Learning about India and Tunisia...in Paris. Now that's world education.

Click HERE to read more.
In This Bulletin
Bombay Bliss :: H-DHAMI Live in Concert
Awaaz Dil Se
Welcome 2013 :: NYE Dinner and Dance Party
The Taste of Water :: A Novel by Franky Dias
Manny Malhotra: Locked-out Members of the NHL Players' Association are "unified and strong"
Travelling Foodie: Desi Eats Abroad

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