December 13, 2012   


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter. 

Special Khushali greetings to all our Ismaili fans!  Salgirah Mubarak on the 76th birthday of HRH the Agakhan!  This is also a good time to recognize the achievements of a dear friend of MyBindi and my wonderful Ismaili friend, Sheniz Janmohammed, who will be attending the Jaipur Literary Festival in early 2013.  We're so proud of you Sheniz!!

And the 12 day countdown begins to the birthday of Christ!  I am on a different countdown though.  In just over a week, my family and I head off to Miami where we will sail away on an Eastern Caribbean cruise.  This will be our first time, since I moved to Canada, where we will spend Christmas on a hot, sunny beach.  I think it might feel weird but I'm looking forward to it!  I will be in touch though ..as my trusted Macbook, iPad and iPhone are all going with me ;)

What are your plans for the holiday season? Congratulations to MyBindi fans Amit Shah and Bhavna Trivedi will be enjoying "A Tribute to Rajesh Khanna". They have each won a pair of tickets from MyBindi.  Tickets are still available online for this event which features talented singers and delight you with amazing snacks from Bengal Sweet House.  Tickets can also be purchased HERE. 

We also gave away a ton of tickets to the Family Jingle & Mingle Event

Our holiday giveaways will continue over the next twelve days so be sure to check out our facebook fan page on a regular basis for new announcements and promotions!

Until next week,


Editor-in-Chief & CEO




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New Years Eve Hungama 2013
NYE Hungama 2013
Creators of Toronto's legendary Bollywood party "BOMBAY NIGHTS" present Toronto's official Bollywood and Bhangra New Years Eve Party: HUNGAMA 2013.

Join us as we welcome the New Year with the best in Bollywood and Bhangra music ALL NIGHT inside the Hard Rock Cafe overlooking Yonge & Dundas Square in the heart of Toronto.

Musical entertainment provided by: DJ GURU & DJ ALFA, playing the best in Bollywood, Bhangra, Hindi Remixes, and Top 40.

An exclusive DHOL performance by: DHOLI TANVEER

All hosted by the unforgettable: MC JD

When: December 31, 2012
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Toronto
Doors Open: 9:30pm
Dress Code: Style Code in Effect (Management reserves the right to refuse entry)
Tickets: $30 Early Bird

This event has SOLD OUT for the last 2 years! Get your tickets ASAP!

Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

Click HERE for more information or contact:
  • Amar Ahlawat via EMAIL or at 416.414.2141
  • Gaurav Bhargava via EMAIL or at 416.899.8860
MyBindi.com is an official media partner for this event.
Get a New 2012 Cruze For Only $17,988!
GM Cruze Massive Clearout

There's no better time to get an amazing, jaw-dropping deal on a new, fully loaded 2012 Chevrolet Cruze than our Toronto-Exclusive Year End Sale,  ON NOW.


For a short time only, you can get behind the wheel of a new 2012 Cruze LS+ for only $17,988 cash, or finance for as low as $99 bi-weekly at 0% for 84 months. This incredible offer is part of an inventory clearance available only from your Toronto Area Chevrolet Dealership.


The Cruze LS+ is packed with standard features that leave the competition in the dust. These include a fuel efficient 1.8L ECOTEC® 4-cylinder engine, 10 airbags and four-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System, remote keyless entry, six months of free OnStar®, and the best warranty coverage in Canada.


Click here to see your Toronto Chevrolet dealer today to find out more about this amazing Toronto-exclusive offer.

Tribute to Rajesh Khanna
Tribute to Rajesh KhannaJoin us for a special tribute to Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Bollywood.

Singers for the evening are:
  • Nisha Khan
  • Nilesh Leuva
  • Janki Bharadia
  • Sandeep Gupta
Supported by Benny Antoney, Jag Gautam

Click HERE to purchase your tickets!!

When: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Where: Port Credit Secondary School Auditorium
Time: 7pm
Tickets: $10, $15 and $20

Complimentary snacks from Bengali Sweet House included in the ticket price.

To purchase tickets, click HERE or contact Sandeep at 416.820.0123 or All Kinds Furniture at 416.741.4686.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
The Family Jingle & Mingle Christmas Celebration
Family Jingle and Mingle

Ring-a-ling! Come out for the GTA's first annual shared community and company Christmas celebration. Enjoy a large production Christmas event without the associated costs behind it. By combining your family Christmas party with others, everything is magnified into a wonderful event. Jing-a-ling!


One element of our big event will of course be visits and photographs with Santa Claus - he will be on site Sunday from 11am until 4pm and he just can't wait to see all the good girls and boys who are ready to share their Christmas wishes with him!


Event Features:

  • Pictures with Santa Claus
  • Christmas shopping with free gift wrapping onsite
  • Cupcake decorating
  • Photo ops
  • Carnival rides
  • Bouncy castles
  • Fire truck and peel regional police onsite
  • Walk around characters
  • Entertainment
  • Make It & Take It craft area
  • Free gift bags to the first 1000 people
  • Additional entertainment and activities coming soon
  • Food area
  • VIP options
When: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Where: International Centre, Hall 5, Mississauga
Time: 10am to 5pm

Tickets: $8


Click HERE to get your tickets today!


For more information, click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
Aahlna - The Nest
Aahlna - The NestAahlna - The Nest is a a Punjabi play dealing with the lives of Canadian-Punjabi seniors.

After a sold out shows at Rose Theatre, Brampton and Markham Theatre, Punjabi Arts Association of Toronto once again proudly presents a truly Canadian story - Aahlna.

Written and Directed by Sarabjeet Arora.

When: Sunday, December 16, 2012
Where: Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
Time: 5pm
Tickets: $15

For tickets and more information, please click HERE or contact Baljinder Lailna at 416.677.1555.

Punjabi Arts Association of Toronto is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to produce Canadian Punjabi plays. Year 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the association.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
Anokhi's 10th Anniversary Event :: First Installment of Attending Celebrities Announced
Anokhi Gala 2012
Rowenta Beauty presents the most glamorous event of 2013: Anokhi's 10th Anniversary Event. Saturday February 2, 2013, at the award-winning Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Visionaries in their field will be awarded for their achievements and celebrated along with ANOKHI's decade long milestone.


ANOKHI's 10th Anniversary issue will highlight a special premiere section called 'The Prestige List', compiled by a knowledgeable outreach committee across ANOKHI's global network. Honorees of this list are international "visionaries" and "innovators" who inspire by their example, and are notable individuals who have made mammoth leaps forward in the fields of: fashion, beauty, business and entertainment; hailing from Canada, the US, the UK & India.

Click HERE to see the first installment of attending celebrities.

The event will encompass a 3 segment, dynamic program:

  • 6pm - 7.30pm: Media Red Carpet Reception
    Attending celebrities will be seen walking the red carpet.
  • 8pm - 11pm: 3 hour Live Awards Show
    Showcasing 'THE PRESTIGE AWARDS' presentations, a spectacular fashion runway show and dynamic celebrity musical performances.
  • 10pm - 3am: VIP After Party
    With celebrity DJs.

Dress Code:

  • Gentlemen | Black Tie
  • Ladies | Evening Gown, Cocktail Dress
BOOK NOW To Avoid Disappointment!

Note: tickets MUST be pre-purchased before the event. Click HERE to purchase tickets or for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
Exclusive Interview: East Meets West in Franky Dias' The Taste of Water
Taste of Water Exuberant and irreverent, The Taste of Water is about adventurous men whose morals are suspect and strong women who are the anchors of their homes.- F. Escalona, author of A Proposition.

MyBindi.com's Ashna Singh interviews author Franky Dias on his personal connection to the novel and more.

Franky Dias has always loved reading, writing and composing music. He grew up in a small village near Mangalore, India and later moved to Goa where he wrote a play at the age of twenty-six that received great reviews. Since then, Dias always felt the need to continue creating in these mediums and thus, The Taste of Water was born.

Click HERE to read the entire interview.

Click HERE for more information and to purchase your own copy of the novel.
Dabangg 2
Dabangg 2
Dabangg 2 is a continuation of the amazing exploits of Chulbul 'Robin Hood' Pandey played by Salman Khan. The notable facets of the character include his nonchalance, his wry sense of humor and his tongue-in-cheek dialogues. This film begins with Chulbul (now married to Rajjo - Sonakshi Sinha) moving on from being a local inspector in a small town Laalganj to becoming an inspector in charge of Bajariya Thana, a police station in Kanpur, the largest and most populous city in Uttar Pradesh.


Starring: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Prakash Raj
Director: Arbaaz Khan

Click HERE for more information, showtimes, and to purchase advance tickets online.

MyBindi is a proud promotional partner of Albion and Woodside Cinemas - delivering the best of Bollywood Cinema in the GTA!



In This Bulletin
New Years Eve Hungama 2013
Get a New 2012 Cruze For Only $17,988!
Tribute to Rajesh Khanna
The Family Jingle & Mingle Christmas Celebration
Aahlna - The Nest
Anokhi's 10th Anniversary Event :: First Installment of Attending Celebrities Announced
Exclusive Interview: East Meets West in Franky Dias' The Taste of Water
Dabangg 2
Travelling Foodie: Desi Eats Abroad
What's New on MyBindi
Toronto Poet Sheniz Janmohamed invited to the Jaipur Literature Festival

Indo-Canadian Renu Mehta to receive prestigious Queen's Jubilee Medal

Cardiologist V Rambihar receives Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal at Heart & Stroke Foundationā€™s CPR Mass Training Event

Khiladi 786: Movie Review

Exclusive Interview: Behind the Curtains with Ravi Jain

Travelling Foodie: Desi Eats Abroad

Talaash Film Review - A nail biting thriller!

Join us at the first ever Family Jingle & Mingle Christmas Celebration!

Raghav Collaborates with A.R. Rahman

Offlicence, Trilla and Panjabi MC Releasing New Single 'Style'

The Bilz and Kashif Share 'Tere Nainon Mein' Remix

The Taste of Water by Franky Dias

Tarragon Theatre presents a return of the smash hit A Brimful of Asha

Destination Guide: Ek Tha Istanbul

Rowenta Beauty presents ANOKHI's 10th Anniversary "THE PRESTIGE AWARDS" Show!

Exclusive Interview: Director of the award-winning Valley of Saints explores Kashmir's Kindred Spirit among Chaos

The Masala Musical BHARATI Returns to Toronto!

I like Bollywood films: Deepa Mehta ~ A MyBindi Exclusive Interview

Treehouse Talks: MyBindi CEO on "The Personal Brand" and its importance for entrepreneurs 

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