December 27, 2012   


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter.

Greetings from Grand Turk Island where it's warm and sunny and a balmy 30C. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed opening your presents.  The next best thing after family time during the holidays is scoring some serious deals during Boxing Day shopping.  MyBindi has teamed up with the folks at Chat'r to bring Boxing Week deals that will be sure to excite you.  See details below.

I am looking forward to New Year's eve and spending that with family and friends in Toronto!  We have details on two new year's eve parties - one in the heart of downtown Toronto at the Hard Rock Cafe and the other in Mississauga featuring dinner, dancing and live entertainment!

2012 has definitely been a great year for us all and we're excited to usher in 2013!

On behalf of Team MyBindi, I wish you all a wonderful and prosperous year in 2013.


See you in the new year,


Editor-in-Chief & CEO




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Chat-r Boxing Week Sale from Value Mobile!
Value Mobile Chat-r Promotion

SIM card included with each Chat'r activation.  Value Mobile will also give you a free bluetooth headset with any phone purchase. Offer valid only until January 1st so hurry into one of our stores now!  


Unlimited talk. No contracts. No credit check.


Boxing Week is here!  

Just when you thought the holiday season couldn't get any sweeter, we came up with this fantastic deal. When you activate a Chat'r account, we will include a SIM card (a $20 value). Buy a phone and we will also throw in a free bluetooth headset ($30 value). Chat'r plans start at $25/month for unlimited talk, no contracts and no credit checks. 


Visit any of our 15 Value Mobile stores for more details.


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Click HERE for more information.    

Hooray 2013 :: NYE Gala
Hooray NYE 2013
Dance into 2013 with your friends and family to the sounds of your favorite Bollywood hits.

Featuring LIVE performances by:
  • Kumar Sanu - Bollywood's Superstar Award Winning Singer
  • Saima Myssah Khan - North America's Singing Sensation
  • Ryaan - Toronto's Best Entertainer
Also featuring lively colorful dance performances, a live musical Bollywood band, and lots of hungama and masti!

DJ Jiten will be spinning the best in Bollywood, Hip-Hop, Rock, Chart Stoppers, Retro Bhangra, Fusion and nostalgic Bollywood hits.

Hosted by: Bali Brahmbhatt

All tickets include:
  • Midnight champagne toast
  • Appetizers on arrival
  • Late dinner
  • Dessert Buffet
  • Midnight Snacks
  • Soft drinks and juices
VIP tickets include:
  • Valet parking
  • Coat check
  • Cocktail reception
  • Photograph & autograph
  • Preferred seating and early arrival
When: Monday, December 31, 2012
Where: Apollo Convention Centre, Mississauga
Time: 6pm onwards
Dress Code: Dress to Impress
Tickets: Starting at $100

For discounted tickets, click HERE or call 416.456.7067.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.


New Year's Eve Hungama 2013
NYE Hungama 2013
Creators of Toronto's legendary Bollywood party "BOMBAY NIGHTS" present Toronto's official Bollywood and Bhangra New Year's 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.
The ACE Principle by Murali Murthy
The ACE Principle
One of life's best gifts is that whether a person is six or sixty five, he can change. You can think, learn and apply a fresh perspective anytime to life and improve. You too can make better choices, develop worthwhile habits and create new opportunities; this could be the one for you.
Small act. Big impact. That's how author Murali Murthy would like to describe his book The ACE Principle. Little bits of knowledge applied consistently can create big results. If you are inspired to take action and raise the bar even in any one area of your life, this book would have truly served its purpose.
Absorb. Comprehend. Excel ... ACE your way to success.
Click HERE to purchase your own copy.
Click HERE for more information on The ACE Principle.
Anokhi's 10th Anniversary Event :: First Installment of Attending Celebrities Announced
Anokhi Gala 2013
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.
Dreams Multicultural Wedding Show 2013
Dreams Wedding Show 2013
Brides by Payal presents:  Dreams Multicultural Wedding Show 2013.

The only multicultural bridal fashion show in GTA! Highlights include:
  • Multicultural bridal fashion show
  • Jewelry fashion show
  • Flower fashion show
  • Costume fashion show
  • FREE iDreams Fashion Magazine
Where: Red Rose Convention Centre
When: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tickets: $5

Attention Exhibitors! Please confirm your booth and magazine advertisement now. Booths are on a first-come-first-served basis.
  1. Booth 10'x10' Dreams Wedding Show January 2013
  2. Boost your website and advertise your work FREE for 1 year internet listing on our exhibitor's page and 3 blog postings in one year
  3. Round the year advertisement available in 3 sponsorship packages
  4. Register for free seminar
  5. Sponsorship opportunity
  6. Volunteer hours
  7. Marketing job opportunity
  8. Modelling
Click HERE for more information or contact Dreams Wedding Show via  EMAIL or phone: 647.291.9265.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
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!



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Chat-r Boxing Week Sale from Value Mobile!
Hooray 2013 :: NYE Gala
New Years Eve Hungama 2013
The ACE Principle by Murali Murthy
Anokhi's 10th Anniversary Event :: First Installment of Attending Celebrities Announced
Dreams Multicultural Wedding Show 2013
Dabangg 2
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 Make the Call!

Today, I spoke to a woman who said that she doesn't want to reach out for help because if her husband found out that she contacted Social Services, it may jeopardize their chances of working out their rocky marriage.  In a country abound with laws and services to support women in difficult situations; I am always disappointed but, not surprised when I hear such comments.

Women in our culture are raised with the idea that when you get married, you have to make it work - good or bad.

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Animals have hooves, horns, claws and teeth.  Humans have intuition. 


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To focus on your third eye, close your eyes and roll your eyes to the space just between your eyes brows and slightly above.  Take a deep breath and check in. Ask your self that pressing question.  Stay still until you hear the answer.  Inhale and exhale powerfully through your nose and relax.

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The wisdom was given to a woman who had so much on her plate and not enough time to organize her home office! Design dilemma aside, the guest expert said to her very plain and simple: "Every Yes is a No and Every No is a Yes".


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The first installment of a three book series, The ACE Principle offers readers 15 Success Principles to Absorb, Comprehend and Excel in every area of life. The ACE Principle teaches readers to: 

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Listen Up Blog

Bollywood has always been a big craze for people worldwide. Bollywood songs have always played an integral part and the most popular ones have been played repeatedly in clubs, parties and Indian weddings. 2012 has been a good year for the music lovers. It all started with Katrina's grooviest 'Chikni Chameli'. A remake of a Marathi song, composers Ajay-Atul's special touch to the Item number made it one of the chartbusters for the party rockers. While Chikni Chameli was a foot tapping, other popular songs of 2012 are soulful, romantic and some also have comical touch.

So, before we say good bye to 2012 and welcome to 2013, we list before you top 10 Bollywood songs of 2012 based on popularity:


Chikni Chameli (Agneepath): Katrina's electrifying Chikni Chameli grooves remind you of Helen's Mungda item number. But the dance number in itself is very raw, rustic and universally appealing.


Click HERE to read more.
Bollywood Bites Blog

These Bollywood bombshells have entertained us over the years being a sexy siren, romancing the heroes on-screen and wooing the most macho man around.

One would expect them to have an envious love life being swiped away by their prince charming.


But on the contrary these leading ladies are married to their career, as for the men, they have to wait.


These single ladies are a force to reckon with, they have their share of fun and they revel in their singledom and together they make a powerful single ladies club in Bollywood.


Click HERE to read more.
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Click HERE to read more.