February 25, 2013


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's 
Ottawa Highlights newsletter which now also serves the South Asian community in


And there's so much going on in Montreal! For instance, ROSS University is hosting a special orientation and information session on Saturday, March 2 at Hotel OMNI Mont Royal.  Click HERE for more information.


On March 24, you can attend Montreal's very first South Asian Wedding Show! How cool is that?


It's celebrities like Sugar Sammy that have put South Asians on the map in Montreal and on March 30 you can see Sugar Sammy perform The Indian Edition live at the Olympia!


At MyBindi.com, ee're all about celebrating this burst of South Asian pride and activity in the city and we're offering two free passes to enjoy Maher Zain live in concert in Ottawa and in Montreal!!


In order to qualify for our draw to win the passes, please do the following: 


1.  Share this event on your facebook profile if you wish to win tickets to the Ottawa event or the Montreal event.



3.  Post a comment on our facebook wall letting us know you're interested in tickets to the Montreal or Ottawa event.


Winners will be announced on March 8 on our facebook wall so stay tuned.



If you are a business or an organization in Ottawa that would like to do outreach with the South Asian community in Ottawa or Montreal, please send me an email at syerah@mybindi.com.  
This month, we're featuring the PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa.  Check out their special offer which gives 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga for only $55


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Ross University School of Medicine :: Information Seminar in Montreal
Ross University Montreal



Ross University School of Medicine has proudly graduated more than 9,000 physicians who are practicing across the US and Canada.

Ross University School of Medicine provides clinical rotations at teaching hospitals across the US.

Our graduates have attained more US residencies than those of any other medical school in the last five years.

Come meet alumni at our information seminar.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2013
Time: 2 PM
Where: Hotel Omni Mont Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal

Speak with alumni and our admissions staff. Bring your family and friends who are helping you make this important decision; refreshments will be provided.

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
Islamic Relief presents Maher Zain: Songs for Hope
Maher Zain


The internationally acclaimed singer, Maher Zain partners with Islamic Relief to bring his "Songs of Hope" Tour 2013 to 10 cities in Canada and raise funds for orphans and children in need living in some of the most vulnerable communities across the globe. Joining him will be comedian, Omar Regan in Ottawa and Anas Syed & Moez Batik in Montreal.


Last year Maher helped Islamic Relief raise nearly $500,000 for their safe village projects across the globe. This year, he's back to beat that and make an even bigger difference in communities across the globe.


When: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Where: Bronson Hall, 211 Bronson Avenue
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $15 and $20

Click HERE for more information or call 905.332.4673.

When: Friday, March 8, 2013
Where: Salle Marie-Gerin-Lajoie, Pavillon Judith-Jasmine
Time: 6.30pm
Tickets: $20 (students) and $20 (adult)

Click HERE for more information, EMAIL or call 514.690.2976.


This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.


Kandahar :: The Fighting Season
Kandahar - The Fighting Season

An exhibition of photographs by Louie Palu, courtesy of Kinsman Robinson Galleries, presented by the Canadian War Museum.

From 2005 to 2011, Canadian soldiers were deployed to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. There they engaged in heavy combat with insurgents as part of an international effort to support the government of Afghanistan.

Award-winning Canadian photographer Louie Palu accompanied soldiers in the most dangerous districts of Kandahar. He captured their world of firefights and exhausting patrols in an unforgiving landscape.

When: On now until September 22, 2013
Time: Mon-Wed 9am - 5pm | Thurs 9am - 8pm | Fri 9am - 5pm | Sat and Sun 9:30am - 5pm
Where: 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa

Click HERE for tickets and more information.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
The First Ever Montreal Shaadi Show!
Montreal Shaadi Show

Montreal Shaadi Show, Montreal's first ever South Asian Wedding Show at Plaza Volare At Crowne Plaza!

Where: Plaza Volare, 6600 Cote-de-Liesse, Montreal
When: Sunday, March 24, 2013
Doors Open: 11am
Tickets: $5

For tickets, booth rentals, advertising or sponsorship packages please contact:
  • Girish Bansal: 514.830.2799
  • Harpaul Singh: 514.867.7464
  • Pavan Magon: 514.962.7650
  • Jeetha Sasi: 514.418.4972 

Click HERE for more information. 


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.
Sugar Sammy :: Indian Edition :: You're Gonna Rire
Sugar Sammy
After a record setting run in Montreal for his bilingual show, Sugar Sammy brings The Indian Edition to The Olympia.

Come enjoy jokes in English, Hindi, Punjabi and un peu de francais with your brothers, sisters, cousins and the rest of the extended family. A special night for the South Asian community!

When: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Where: Olympia, 1004, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Montreal
Doors Open: 7 pm (show starts at 8 pm)
Tickets: $27.69 | $37.69 | $47.69  (assigned seating)


Click HERE to purchase your tickets  


Click HERE to see what Sugar Sammy is all about!!


NOTE: This show will start on time, NO IST (Indian standard Time ;-)

Rockstar Indian Idol 6 Live in Concert
Rockstar Indian Idol Ottawa

Catch the 5 finalist singers of Indian Idol series 6 (conducted in 2012) live in concert!  


The singers will also be accompanied with 11 orchestra group members. Indian Idol series 6 was a successful family show in India and will surely be a hit in Ottawa amongst South-East Asian communities.


Singers will include: 
  • Torsha Sarkar
  • Devendra Singh
  • Vipul Mehta
  • Amit Kumar
  • Poorvi Koutish
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Where: Adult High School, 300 Rochester St, Ottawa
Doors Open: 7pm

Tickets: start at $25


Click HERE for tickets and more information.


This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.


In This Bulletin
Ross University School of Medicine :: Information Seminar in Montreal
Islamic Relief presents Maher Zain :: Songs for Hope
Kandahar :: The Fighting Season
The First Ever Montreal Shaadi Show!
Sugar Sammy :: Indian Edition :: You're Gonna Rire
Rockstar Indian Idol 6 Live in Concert
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American athletes headed to India for sports diplomacy 


Two US athletes, Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin and Olympian Natasha Watley, are headed to India as sports envoys to encourage youth participation in sports. 


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I wanted to write my last blog post for 2012 and share my personal commitment for 2013. No, not a resolution but a commitment. Although I do 'resolve' to do this, I think commitment is a better way to describe it.


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"It is quite a responsibility to always be stylish", actress Kareena Kapoor said at the launch of her book -- "The Style Diary of a Bollywood Diva".

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Music Savia

Two months after his death, Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar has won the best world music album Grammy for "The Living Room Sessions Part 1" spanning a wide range of Indian classical styles.

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Bollywood Bites 


Deepika Padukone, who already has over 2.8 million followers on Twitter, is now reaching out to her fans through an official Facebook page. After two successful films - "Cocktail" and "Race 2", Deepika is extremely excited about her recently launched Facebook page


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Kitchen Confidential

Erstwhile royal families have closely guarded culinary secrets of their kitchens like treasures down the ages. But the struggle to keep the estates sustainable is forcing the descendents to open up.

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