August 1, 2013 


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter!
Interested in checking out a game at the 2013 Rogers Cup in Toronto?
MyBindi has partnered with Tennis Canada to secure some amazing tickets which we will, of course, share with you - our fans!  Here's what you need to do to be entered into our draw to win a ticket:
1.  Share THIS EVENT on your facebook profile; 
2.  Write a post on our facebook wall telling us about your favourite moment of tennis history; 
3. Complete this form!
Winners will be announced on Monday!!  We only have two tickets to give away but ALL our fans can take advantage of a very special discount offer available exclusively for the MyBindi community.

MyBindi fans receive savings of 15% on tickets to the 2013 Rogers Cup in Toronto! 
Click HERE to order online and use Promo Code: MYBINDIRC13 (applies to any match from August 5 - 11. Discount code expires August 5).   
We have lots of other promotions on right now.  See below for details.
Have a great long weekend :)



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Besharam presents Sexy Sari
Besharam August 2013

Besharam Presents ... Sexy Sari!

Celebrating your hotness with elegance & style!

Experience the magic of Besharam at Revival Bar with a fantastic DJ line up: DJ AMITA & DJ KSR!

With performances all night long!

When: Friday, August 2, 2013
Where: Revival Bar
Time: 10pm to 3am
Tickets: $10 ladies | $20 gents - All night long!

For song requests please contact DJ Amita on Facebook.

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
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Art Gallery of Mississauga Summer Exhibits
Art Gallery of Mississauga

This summer, the Art Gallery of Mississauga presents four exciting exhibitions that explore notions of home and identity.

In 011+91 | 011+92, telephone calling codes to India and Pakistan begin the conversation for eight Canadian artists of South Asian descent. Also on view are P. Mansaram Past | Present, Paisley is a Street in Mississauga, and Alice Wang: The fallacy of misplaced concreteness.

The AGM also presents over fifty South Asian-inspired events, including a Monster Mixer singles night with Jus Reign. Exhibitions and events are sponsored by RBC. The AGM is located in the Mississauga Civic Centre across from Square One.

When: On now to September 7, 2013
Where: Art Gallery of Mississuga
Time: 10pm to 5pm
Tickets: Admission is free

Celebrate summer with the AGM!
Engage. Think. Inspire.

Click HERE for more information.

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Shakuntala :: A Dance Drama

You all must have heard the story of Shakuntala and King Dushyant in the Adi Parv of Mahabharata. A poet of the 5th century - Kalidas adapted this story into a play which is recognized as masterpiece of Sanskrit Classical literature.

Guruji Hemant & Vaishali Panwar attempted to conceive, choreograph and compose the story into a beautiful, mesmerizing and vibrant dance drama with English narrations, real looking sets, elegant costumes, and marvelous dances, original music to present this exquisite love story and to describe the social context of ancient India.

When: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Where: Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: VIP, $25, $20

To purchase your tickets please call 416.992.9815 or 647.348.9069 or contact via EMAIL.

You and a friend can see the dance drama for FREE!


Interested? Simply do the following to be entered into our draw:


1. Share this event on your Facebook profile;
2. Complete this form to confirm your interest; and
3. Post a comment on our Facebook page to let us know you want to be entered into the draw for free tickets to see Shakuntala.

Winners will be announced on Friday, August 2nd.

Do not miss this chance to witness this grand production focusing on love, romance, fate, traditions, emotions, myths, history, dance, music & martial art skills with an outstanding cast of 25 dancers.

Click HERE for more information.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.

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Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Rogers Cup Tennis


The world's best female tennis players are returning to Toronto to compete in the 2013 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank!

Join fans at Rexall Centre on the York University campus to watch all of the top WTA stars, including Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, and many others, battle for the prestigious title.

It will be an action-packed week, with several other exciting events happening on-site as well, including an Opening Night exhibition, a first-of-its-kind men's invitational, and Rogers Legends Cup, which will feature exhibition matches with former world No. 1 players Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Andy Roddick and Pete Sampras.

When: August 3 - 11, 2013
Where: Rexall Centre
Time: varies depending on match
Tickets: starting at $25

Members of MyBindi receive savings of 15% on tickets to the 2013 Rogers Cup in Toronto! Click HERE
to order online and use Promo Code: MYBINDIRC13 (Applies to any match from August 5 - 11. Discount code expires August 5).

Click HERE for more information on this must-see sporting event.


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Balika Fundraiser :: Because I am a GIRL

Pratibha Arts joins forces with Besharam to honour the power and resilience of female youth in Balika, an event featuring South Asian and female-powered performances.

Balika will feature performances by Indo-Canadian dance company Raagini Dance, Flamenco dance artist Carmen Romero, social activist-dance artist Ashima Suri, hip-hop artist Diana Reyes, and Bageshree Vaze and her Global Bollywood band.

Proceeds from Balika will promote girls' rights and help end gender inequality through Plan Canada's Because I am a Girl initiative.

When: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Where: Lula Lounge
Time: doors open at 7pm
Tickets: $10

For dinner reservations & guaranteed seating please call 416-588-0307.

Click  HERE to to purchase tickets.

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TD Mosaic Festival kicks off with a Comedy Night!
Mosaic Festival Comedy Night

CCAI and TD Mosaic 2013 brings three of the most popular and seriously funny comics from three different countries, Azhar Usman (Allah Made Me Funny fame) from Chicago, Nitin Mirani from Dubai (Komic Sutra fame) and our own Ali Hassan (George Stroumboulopoulos Show fame) in one of a kind Stand Up Comedy show to kick off the TD Mosaic 2013 Festival.


When: Sunday, August 11, 2013

Where: Novotel Hotel, Mississauga on Aug 11th.

Time: Doors open at 5.30pm.

Tickets: $35 (limited quantity available on first come first served basis)


Novotel Hotel will offer special discounted menu in the restaurant and a cash bar in the lounge.


Book your tickets by calling 416.388.9596 or sending us an EMAIL. Tickets are also available at Promenade Gallery: 943B Lakeshore Rd East Mississauga.


Click HERE for more information.


This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.

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Chennai Express
Chennai Express  
Chennai Express is a story of Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) who embarks on a journey to a small town in Tamil Nadu, only to fulfill the last wish of his grandfather to have his ashes immersed in the Holy water of Rameshwaram.

En route, he meets a South Indian girl (Deepika Padukone) hailing from a unique family down South. As they find love through this journey in the exuberant lands of South India, an unanticipated drive awaits them. What follows is a series of adventures where he finds himself in estranged situations, challenged with an unfamiliar language!

Chennai Express is an action packed romantic journey.

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone
Director: Rohit Shetty
Where: Albion Cinemas (Etobicoke), York Cinemas (Richmond Hill), and Woodside Cinemas (Scarborough)

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



Dare to be You :: 22nd Annual NetIP Conference
NetIP NA Conference

NetIP North America is excited to launch the 22nd Annual Conference centered around "Dare to Be You".

As South Asians are beginning to break away from social norms, we can spearhead the movement toward diversifying our lives and professions.

As NetIP's mission is to improve and enhance our community through our 4 pillars, we are sure we can be the forum for South Asians to explore diversity.

As many of us strive to find our place in society and break away from the traditional career and life paths, we realize we are inundated with infinite opportunities and it is important to find avenues to diversify our professions and lives!

Attend the 22nd Annual NetIP Conference and "Dare to Be You"!

When: August 30 - September 2, 2013
Where: Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco Bay area
Tickets: $350 until June 30

Click  HERE to register for the conference and purchase tickets.

Click  HERE for more information on the conference.

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In This Bulletin
Besharam presents Sexy Sari
Art Gallery of Mississauga Summer Exhibits
Shakuntala :: A Dance Drama
Rogers Cup presented by National Bank
Balika Fundraiser :: Because I am a GIRL
TD Mosaic Festival kicks off with a Comedy Night!
Chennai Express
Dare to be You :: 22nd Annual NetIP Conference
Featured Article :: Sons of Ram
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Salimah My Body My Temple  

Stand ankles to ankles with your partner and bend down into downward dog or triangle pose as it's known in kundalini yoga

In this upside down position lock eyes with your partner. Hold and breath long and deep for 2 mins.

Can you stay mad in such an absurd circumstance?

Doubt it.

That is the power of angles and triangles on the body, mind and spirit.


Click HERE to read more.

Word Sy
 Shamed: Book Review

by Wendy Aujla

Shamed: The honour killing that shocked Britain - by the sister who fought for justice by Sarbjit Kaur Athwal.

A recent 2013 publication titled, Shamed by Sarbjit Kaur Athwal is a real life story that captures her courageous efforts to come forward about the honour killing of her sister-in-law that was plotted by her own mother-in-law, Bachan Kaur Athwal, and brother-in-law, Sukhdave Athwal. Sarbjit touches on her personal struggles with protecting so-called "honour" as she constantly struggled with what was the "right" or "wrong" thing to do in life.

Sarbjit respected her parent's views and at a young age she agreed to an arranged marriage with Hardave Athwal as her father believed this was best for her. This is when her identity and religious beliefs in Sikhism were challenged by her mother-in-law who was well respected in the Sikh community.

Click HERE to read more.

Shamira Wellness

Stress Less with Supplementation!


I am a huge fan of Adeeva Nutritionals - a Canadian supplement company founded by Dr. James Meschino - my nutrition professor at CMCC as well under whom I studied for my fellowship in Integrative Nutrition.  


This month, his focus is on Stress. Here is a tidbit from his recent newsletter of what stress is and how it affects us and what supplements are clinically proven to help mitigate the effects of stress on our bodies:  


"It's a known fact that stress and anxiety plague 80% of Americans. Stress manifests itself psychologically and physically, with the more common symptoms being fatigue, headache, sleep disturbances, digestive upset, muscle tension, and irritability. Stress is also known to rob the body of essential vitamins and minerals. A healthy diet and smart supplementation with essential nutrients can help the body fight back. To replace your "nutrient fuel tank", look no further than your high-potency multi-vitamin. Make sure it contains adequate amounts of the following nutrients, by reviewing its ingredients with your healthcare professional. 


Click HERE to read more.

Savia Music
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's latest motion picture 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'

Award-winning director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's latest motion picture BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG has been heating up the music charts this summer with three smash hit songs with music from Shankar - Ehsaan - Loy.


The Farhan Akhtar-Sonam Kapoor starrer tells the true story of India's original sports hero Olympian Milkha Singh who became known as the "Flying Sikh" thanks to his incredible 96.5% winning ratio.




'Milkha Singh'- for some the name evokes a faint memory from the pages of history.  All that is most remembered is that Milkha Singh, hailed as the Flying Sikh, was a famous athlete who infamously lost the penultimate race of his life.


"The one who lost the 400 meters finals at the Rome Olympics" is an involuntary response when the name Milkha Singh is mentioned.


The film attempts to understand a catastrophic loss that was deemed a sure victory and explores through the darkness of disgrace; Milkha's redemption, the redemption and catharsis that come when he confronts his past.

Milkha ironically finds himself in a place wherein he had lost his all - Pakistan - a place where he witnessed the bloody massacre of his entire family. The demons hidden in some dark corner of his consciousness come alive.


Click HERE to read more.

Geeta Kitchen Newsletter
Travelling Foodie: Desi Eats Abroad

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:
Click HERE to read more. 

Sons of Ram, to Be Showcased in 3D at TAAFI 2013
Sons of Ram
The story of Luv & Kush like never before. Amar Chitra Katha's first animated feature film in stereoscopic 3D.

Amar Chitra Katha has been India's favorite storyteller for more than 45 years and now, its animation division ACK Animation Studios continues to bring this rich legacy to the world of film and TV.

Sons of Ram , their first theatrical feature film (produced in collaboration with Cartoon Network India), continues its international festival rollout at TAAFI 2013, after the successful domestic release across India last November. TAAFI, Toronto's first and foremost International Animation festival, celebrates the many forms of animation from around the world, supporting and nurturing the community that creates this art form.
Sons of Ram will be screened in the presence of its creators on Sunday, 28th July, 2013 at 12:30 noon at the prestigious TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Sons of Ram (written and directed by Kushal Ruia), tells the story of twins Luv and Kush and their journey to their roots, with the great Indian epic RAMAYANA as its backdrop. Complete with a cast of lovable and relatable characters, the film is an epic coming-of-age adventure told with global sensibilities and beautiful art. Both children and adults will love this story for its balance of entertainment with meaningful and relevant themes.

The film received unanimous praise from critics and industry professionals in India, who called it "the best Indian animated film so far" (Vaibhav Kumaresh, Celebrated Indian Animator), "Ruia's storytelling wins you over" (The Times of India), "amazing clarity and breathtaking freshness".

Click HERE to read more.