March 21, 2013   


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter and Navroz Mubarak to all our Ismaili fans and friends (and anyone that celebrates this festival).
An important announcement!!

The organizers have informed us that the event has been rescheduled to April 7.  We're still waiting to get more information and will update you as we receive it.  Please be sure to check our facebook page and twitter feed for regular updates.

If you're in the mood for a Ghazal fix, you can check out Anup Jalota this Sunday at a very special event where he pays tribute to the legendary Jagjit Singh.  Please click here for tickets and more information on the event.

Want to enjoy a fun-filled family event complete with colours?

MyBindi is giving away free passes to the Rang Barse Holi event to kids that love colour!  

To win a pass, simply share a photo of your child or a child you know enjoying colours on our facebook page and request a FREE pass to Holi Rang Barse. That's all.  
Winners will be announced all day tomorrow (Friday) on our Facebook Page.

Alternatively, head out with the entire family and enjoy a FREE film every Wednesday at Albion Cinemas!!  See details below.  
Until next week! 


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TD :: Flexible Mortgage Features

At TD, we're used to working with desi financial priorities and ideals.

And we understand the way you feel about a mortgage: the sooner you fully own your own home, the better. So we've designed our TD flexible mortgage to let you manage your mortgage, desi style.

You can increase your payments, pay more frequently or make extra lump sum payments. Pre-payment even lets you take a payment chutti (1) when you need one.

Whatever you choose, you're in control. And that lets you focus on things that are more important than money - like looking after your family or investing in education.

For more information visit the bank preferred by desis at any of our convenient branches or click here and discover how we make mortgages zyada comfortable for you.

(1) Some conditions apply and subject to approval.

Click HERE for more information.
Ek Sham Jagjit Ke Naam :: Featuring Anup Jalota
Anup Jalota Concert

Guru Lukshmi Authentic South Asian Cuisine & Public Mobile presents:
Ek Shaam Jagjit Ke Naam - Ghazal-E-Mehfil by Anup Jalota

Join the legendary ghazal singer as he performs some of his most beautiful songs.

Don't miss out on this one-day show that is bound to be an unforgettable night.

When: Sunday, March 24, 2013
Time: 5 pm
Where: Red Rose Convention Centre
Tickets: $20, $35, $50

Tickets can be bought at participating Public Mobile stores:

  • 83 Kennedy Rd S. Unit 26, (647) 854-8000
  • 239 Queen Street East Unit 6A, (647) 857-5000
  • 519 Ray Lawson Boulevard Unit 3, (647) 856-8090
  • 191 Main St E, (289) 930-9999
  • 500 Rexdale Blvd, (647) 765-5000  
  • 105 Dundas Street East, (647) 764-5000
  • 531 Yonge Street Unit A, (647) 764-6000
  • 1875 Eglinton Avenue West, (647) 764-7000
Click HERE for more information or contact Ajaay Modi of Ajaay Modi Entertainment at 416.505.8590.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.


Pt Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain in Concert
Small World Music - Zakir Hussein

Two of the most revered figures in Indian music return to the stage as the 11th Annual Small World Asian Music Series presents Maestros in Concert Featuring Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain.

In the five years since their last appearance in Toronto, their reputations have only grown in stature. The virtuosic range of the duo extends from exquisitely refined raags to the spell-binding improvised fireworks. This is the Indian music concert of the season.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 8pm
Where: George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts
Tickets: $35 - $80

Don't miss out on the premier performance of the 11th Annual Small World Asian Music Series!

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Click HERE for more information on the series. Click HERE to learn more about Small World Music Society.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
South Asian-Canadian Speed Dating Event
Love Inspired Speed Dating

This speed dating event is for young professionals looking for a classy and fun way to meet other like-minded individuals. The evening will be hosted by Love Inspired where making meaningful connections is at the heart of our work.

If you are looking to meet young South Asian - Canadian professionals, sign up for our March 21st event in Mississauga.

Where: West 50 Pourhouse & Grill - 2nd Floor, Sussex Centre
When: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Ages: 25-35
Tickets: $49.99 (receive $10 off when booking with a friend)

Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

Find out more about Love Inspired by clicking HERE and catch them on Rogers TV, talking Love, Relationships, and Speed Dating HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
Water Docs Film Festival
Water Docs Film Festival

 Water Docs is a documentary film festival about all things water.


On March 21st at Jackman Hall at the AGO in Toronto, we will be celebrating South Asia with a screening of White Knight, a film about a courageous man who creates artificial glaciers in the treacherous mountain terrain of Ladakh, in northern India to combat the effects of global warming in that region. The film, directed by Aarti Shrivastava, was produced by Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar.


We will also screen 86 centimetres about a project in Bhutan to strengthen the walls of Bhutan's Himalayan glacial lakes in order to prevent possible massive glacial floods. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker via live internet link and a gala reception at Bau Xi Gallery, just steps from the cinema.


When: March 21 - March 24, 2013
Film times: 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm (please see selected film for details)
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario; Jackman Hall

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door for adults


Buy your tickets online HERE and make sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for all the latest news about the festival. You can check out our YouTube video for more information too. See you there!


Click HERE for more information. 

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.  


HOLI 2013 :: Rang Barse!
Rang Barse 2013

KC Group presents the 10th Anniversary of  HOLI: Rang Barse

Come and enjoy the festive and colourful atmosphere of Holi with your friends and family!


Highlights of the event include:

  • colours
  • Indian snacks, food and Thandai
  • music and dance performances
  • cultural program
  • DJ and dances
  • kids activities
  • lucky draws, gifts and prizes
  • cash bar
Where: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Time: 11am - 3.30pm

Where: National Banquet Hall, Mississauga 

Tickets: Adults - $30 | Kids (5- 12) - $18 | Table of 10 - $280 | VIP - $50 | VIP Table: $500


Kids 4 and under are FREE!


Please call any of the KC Executive Committee members at 905.908.0091 to reserve any tickets or tables.


Mark your calendars! You don't want to miss out on this fun and colourful event!


KC Group is non-profit organization started in 2003. This is a social organization dedicated to bringing together families and individuals.  For more information on KC Group, click HERE.

This event is proudly supported by MyBindi.com.


Hire Canada Job Fair & Training Expo
Hire Canada Job Fair

Looking for a new job or career? Interested in finding out about new training programs?

We invite you to attend our Job Fair & Training Expo. This is a great opportunity to network with Recruiters, Career Coaches, Resume Advisors and Admissions Staff.

Click HERE for a partial list of jobs.

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time: 11am to 4pm
Where: Mississauga Convention Centre

Parking and admission is FREE!

Hire Canada is a leading Job Fair and Training Expo organization. We are dedicated to assisting organizations in recruiting for full-time, contract, summer, co-op, and part-time positions.

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
Free Movie Wednesday at Albion Cinemas!
Free Movie Wednesday Albion Cinema

Come watch a different FREE MOVIE every Wednesday at Albion Cinemas.

No cost. No catch!

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 6.30 pm
Where: Albion Cinemas, 1530 Albion Road

Click HERE free upcoming movie listings.

Click HERE to read upcoming movie synopses.

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



In This Bulletin
TD :: Flexible Mortgage Features
Ek Sham Jagjit Ke Naam :: Featuring Anup Jalota
Pt Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain in Concert
Hire Canada Job Fair & Training Expo
Free Movie Wednesday at Albion Cinemas!
What's New on MyBindi
"False Sanctuaries: Stories from the Troubled Territories of South Asia"

Jolly LLB: Engaging courtroom drama!

Ontario Taking Action to Protect People with Dementia

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussain to perform in Toronto

Small World announces the 11th Annual Asian Music Series

MyBindi CEO inspires women at the ICCC International Women's Day Event

SUFI POETS SERIES II: A Night of Poetry and Music Celebrating Bulleh Shah

Toronto Premier of White Knight opens the Water Docs Film Festival

KC Group presents HOLI 2013: Rang Barse

PIFF Back for Second Year

Faith Communities Join to Mark International Women's Day

Honeymoon in Thailand: Two Week Itinerary

Experience 'In Living Color' at the ROM

Getting Candid with Prashant Bhargava

Bold gets bolder: Bollywood erotica goes 3D

Love Inspired Launches South Asian Professionals Speed Dating

Faith Communities Join to Mark International Women's Day

'The Attacks of 26/11' a stunning wake-up call

"Salaam Bombay" returns to Cinemas

SAPNA and the Region of Peel Initiate Dialogue Around Healthier Environments For Canadian South Asians

Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' Premiere

PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa offers introductory special

WE- Elite: A Women's Networking Club

SAPNA & the Region of Peel Work 
Together to Foster Healthier
Environments for South Asians

MyBindi CEO speaks on "Generosity, Sharing and Collaboration"

Cultural Terrorism: Idea of India Threatened

Indian women: Either too fat or too thin

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

MyBindi on CBC Metro Morning 


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Desi Globetrotter, Parm Johal shares with readers her honeymoon in Thailand and why it is such a popular destination among Indian globetrotters.

Mexico, check. Hawaii, check. Cuba, check. Looking for a new destination with a mix of adventure, culture and sandy beaches for your honeymoon? Thailand is an amazing choice for an exciting, romantic get-away. Leave your go-to tropical destination in the South and head East to Thailand for an unforgettable time. There's a reason why Thailand is rated #1 with Indian globetrotters - it is diverse, offers good value for money and provides a variety of niche travel experiences fit for every type of traveller.

Click HERE to read more.

Word Sy

"False Sanctuaries: Stories from the Troubled Territories of South Asia"

You cannot shun war and run away from the
death and destruction that follows you. You cannot
dodge the fear of terrorism, bomb blasts or a fidayeen. You cannot shut yourself to the latest round of intifada or Kani Jung, threatening to suck life out of your hinges.

You cannot avoid these things in the 21st century's new war zone - South Asia. Yet you live, smile, shake off the dust as if nothing happened and move on, braving all odds and, YOU are the hero of 'False Sanctuaries: Stories from the troubled territories of South Asia'.

Click HERE to read more.

Practical Parenting

Motherhood full of contradiction: Nandita Das

Terming motherhood as a "contradiction" of life, actor-director Nandita Das said the happy stereotypical perception about motherhood is very different in reality.


Das was speaking at a book launch of an anthology "Of Mother and Other" at the Indian International Centre here.


"When I was pregnant, no one told me how many difficulties one actually has to face. Everybody is happy and they congratulate you, but nobody shares the issues of motherhood," the actor said.


"The whole journey of motherhood is full of contradictions," she added. 


Stating that having a child is a matter of personal choice, the award-winning actress said that being a mother has completely changed her life.

Click  HERE to learn more.

Game On
Cinema and sports, the two abiding loves of Indians all over, are intersecting as never before. If sports stars are turning actors and producers and providing creative fodder for Bollywood filmmakers, tinsel town is also doing its bit by pumping in money and providing glitz to various sports leagues.

It's a unique, symbiotic relationship and it's getting stronger.

Bollywood films on London Olympics bronze medalist M.C. Mary Kom and 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh are already in the pipeline, while actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty are doing their bit in promoting various sports.

Click  HERE to read more.

My Body My Temple Blog
Kristen called on Sunday with an interesting

job opportunity.  On the upside, flexibility to set her own hours and an environment which reflected her values about health and wellness.  The proposed salary package would allow her to work three days a week and earn as if she was working full time.  In order to pursue this experience she had to make two decisions.  The first, a commitment to applying for her practitioner's license and the other, deciding if the 90 min commute was going to work for her family. 

She has to think differently in order to make a decision.  In the process of evaluating priorities our lives change.  Clarity is a gift and sets the stage for further transformation.     


Just as a seed needs light, water and soil to grow, our ideas, goals and dreams need energy and nurturing.


Click  HERE to read more.
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Hello readers! This week's blog is short and sweet - I wanted to share with you an article I recently read that really affected me. I mean, I know the food industry spends millions on the science behind flavour and making us want more of the processed goodies they manufacture...but to the extent it is actually happening - I had no idea. Please read this article - it will really make you think about processed foods and why we love them so. Its not our fault. Its their business to make us addicts.


Click HERE to read more.

Listen Up Blog

From March 28 through May 30, Small World Music Society
proudly presents eight events embracing the scope of music, new and old, from across the Asian cultural landscape.

The series celebrates Asian and South Asian Heritage Month, bringing together emerging local artists with legendary figures and communities from across the GTA to celebrate their musical heritage. The series is supported generously by TD Canada Trust and the Consulate General of India, along with Small World Music Society's Media Partner OMNI TV.


Click HERE to read more.
Bollywood Bites Blog
Mira Nair's much-awaited global thriller, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, and Shabana Azmireleases in theaters on April 26. The brand new trailer and poster have premiered for this eagerly anticipated motion picture event which is based on the best-selling novel by Mohsin Hamid. 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' was the opening night selection at the prestigious Venice Film Festival and will now hit theaters nationwide this spring.

The story begins in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistaniman named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States.

Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica (Kate Hudson). But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez's dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy.


Click HERE to read more.