December 12, 2013 


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter!
If you missed the grand opening of Nisha Canada by Nishat Linendo not fret!
You can still get 15% off your complete order until December 15!

Want to send money to friends and family, anywhere in the world?  You can do this with the TD Visa Money Transfer!  See details below.

Have you started planning your New Year's Eve Party? Early Bird tickets are now on sale for Hungama 2014.

Until next week! 


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TiEQuest Business Venture Competition

TiEQuest is an annual business venture competition held in Toronto to encourage entrepreneurship, engage emerging entrepreneurial talent and to create an ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The mission of TiEQuest is to connect entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts with the private equity and venture capital industry.

TiEQuest is now accepting applications for their 2014 Business Venture Competition!

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2014 @ 11:55 p.m. EST
Entry Fee: $100

To enter the competition please click HERE.
Competition is open to all in Canada and USA only
  • Over $150,000 in prizes and an opportunity to win up to $1,000,000 investment from sponsoring funds
  • Mentoring to all contestants from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Opportunity to present to, network with and be judged by fund managers, angel investors and venture capitalists
  • Multi-stage competition which encourages contestants to challenge their business model and success factors
Previous Successes:

TiEQuest has over 25 success stories. TiEQuest contestants have gone on to raise Angel & Venture Capital financing worth over $40 million, grown their businesses, and have been acquired. Both our prior year winners, Rna Diagnostics (2011) and Simple Systems (2012) have each raised $2 million in funding since their participation in the competition. Our last year"s winner, Unhaggle, has seen their venture expand significantly since winning the competition.

Eligibility Requirements:

* The competition is based in Toronto and is open to all existing and aspiring entrepreneurs based in Canada and USA only.

* The competition is open to all types of entities (corporation, partnership, proprietorship, etc.) established by between 1 and 5 entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs.

* Contesting entrepreneurs may not be directors or officers of TiE, or family members of competition organizers or judges.

* Contesting entrepreneurs may not be members of more than one entity entering the competition; each entity may only make one submission.

* Submission must be the entrepreneur"s original idea - proof of origination should be available.

* The business idea may be new or already implemented. Business incorporation documents will have to be provided during the course of the competition.

* Total third-party funding raised in the business as of date of entry should not exceed $2,000,000.

* The contestants must have developed the business venture themselves and be serious about seeing the business venture through to reality.

For more information please click HERE.
This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com. 
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Enjoy 15% Off Your Entire Purchase at Nisha!
Nisha Canada

NISHA is where fusion lives, an eclectic mix of East and West.

From traditional ethnic shirts to high street fashion their concept aims to capture the best of both worlds

They will soon carry an extensive range of accessories, including but not limited to: shoes, bags, scarves, shawls, clutches, wallets and a dazzling array of costume jewelry. All designed with the North American consumer in mind and all priced very competitively.

Come experience a world of exotic colours and textures at the grand opening of Nisha Canada by Nishat Linen with the launch of its flagship store in Heartland Town Centre Mississauga. Where East meets West, this over 5,000 sqft retail space houses a vast variety of products.

Print this invitation and enjoy 15% off your entire purchase until December 30th!

When: on now until Monday, December 30, 2013
Where: Heartland Town Centre (6075 Mavis Rd, Mississauga)

Nisha aims to encompass the traditional elements of South Asian design, fabrics and patterns that are revered the world over and incorporate them into contemporary, modern, western fashion. 

For more information about the launch please click HERE.

For more information on Nishat click HERE.

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"Rang De" Gala
Rang De Gala

Canadian South Asians Supporting Independent Living (C-SASIL) presents the Rang De Gala on Sunday, December 15, 2013 to be held at the Shingar Banquet Hall in Brampton.

Join C-SASIL for a night of speeches, entertainment, dinner, Community Awards and raffle prizes

Proceeds from this Fundraising gala will be used to support C-SASIL's work in supporting South Asians with disabilities become "independent" while maintaining their sense of family and culture.

More specifically funds will be used to continue and further expand the parent support group, friendship club and work towards introducing a day program that can keep adults with disabilities engaged during the day.

When: Sunday, December 15, 2013
Where: Shingar Banquet Hall 
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Tickets: $50 each (includes dinner) | $500 table

Discounted price available to people with disabilities
Attendant care will be provided upon request.

To purchase tickets and/or to book a table of 8, please contact C-SASIL via Email or call 905-799-7274. 

For more information on C-SASIL click HERE.

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New Year's Eve "Hungama 2014"
Hungama 2014

Creators of Toronto's Legendary Bollywood Party "Bombay Nights" present Toronto's official annual Bollywood & Bhangra New Year's Eve Party - Hungama 2014 at the Hard Rock Cafe!

Join them as they welcome in the new year while rocking out to the BEST in Bhangra | Bollywood | Hindi Remixes | Top 40.

Music provided by: DJ Guru & DJ Alfa
Hosted by: MC Vik

There will also be an exclusive dhol performance by J Raj.
When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Where: Hard Rock Cafe
Time: Doors open at 9:30am (arrive early)
Tickets: Early Bird tickets $30
Dress Code: Style Code in Effect (Management reserves the right to refuse entry)

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Please Note: Prices are subject to go up in the days closer to the event. Door prices will be higher than advance tickets.

For more information please click HERE or contact:
  • Gaurav at 416-899-8860 or via EMAIL.
  • Amar at 416-414-2141 or via EMAIL.
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The ACE Awakening
The ACE Awakening

Acclaimed Public Speaker, Coach and Best-selling Author, Murali Murthy has launched his second book in The ACE Series, The ACE Awakening - 8 Milestones to Scale the Peaks of Life.

The ACE Awakening is yet another concise and immensely powerful book from the author after the much acclaimed The ACE Principle. An inspiring journey towards self-discovery, The ACE Awakening is packed with strong motivational 'ACE Insights'. The book enables readers to define success for themselves, identify its relevance in their own lives and reach the peaks they desire.

How do you stay grounded? Climb a mountain. In his second book, Murali shares his personal experience of trekking across one the most inhospitable terrains in India and overcoming extreme challenges to successfully climb five perilous peaks. The author uses his experience of reaching the top of the mountain as a metaphor to the challenges in life we all face and brings you the Eight Milestones that will help you on the journey to reach the Pinnacle of Excellence in your own life.

The ACE Awakening is now available on Amazon as well as its Kindle platform.

For more information or to get your own autographed copy, click HERE.
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Ram Leela Now Playing! 
Ram Leela
Ram Leela is a Hindi romantic drama directed and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film is an adaptation of Shakespeare's epic love story, Romeo and Juliet. Starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, the film is set in violent times and is sure to please audiences.


Starring: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Where: Albion Cinemas (Etobicoke), York Cinemas (Richmond Hill), and Woodside Cinemas (Scarborough)


For more information on showtimes at Albion Cinemas, please click HERE.
For more information on showtimes at York Cinemas, please click HERE. 
For more information on showtimes at Woodside Cinemas, please click HERE. 

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



In This Bulletin
TiEQuest Business Venture Competition
TD Visa Money Transfer
Great Discounts at Nisha Canada
"Rang De" Gala
Hungama 2014
The ACE Awakening
Ram Leela In Theatres
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Travel Thali

10 Places to See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists contend that climate change is affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities, leading to potentially drastic changes. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their unique cultures.


Click HERE to read more.


'Tis the Season to Reunite

The holidays are right around the corner and even if you don't celebrate, the days off from work are still great for catching up with old friends and family. Just the other day, I was going through my twitter and I happened to come across this cute video that Google India has put together. And although it's about how amazing Google is (it is pretty damn amazing!) the video shows two elderly South Asian men & they're heartfelt reunion after the 1947 India-Pakistan partition.

Click HERE to read more.


Book Review: The Hungry Ghosts

"In Sri Lankan myth, a person is reborn as a peréthaya because, during his human life, he desired too much.... The peréthayas that appear to us are always our ancestors, and it is our duty to free them from their suffering ..."

This myth is the primary leitmotif in Shyam Selvadurai's long-awaited third novel for adults, which is also chock full of more contemporary themes: the immigrant experience, feminism, race and politics, the struggle to belong, and the concept of home. But it is the Scheherazadian stories interspersed throughout (and related by Shivan, a gay man in his thirties), that offer the main metaphoric resonance.

Click HERE to read more.

Listen Up
a.k.a. ALIAS Broadcast Premiere on Global

Indo-Canadian Composer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs works with Metis/Algonquin Director Michelle Latimer on documentary film following Canadian Hip-Hop artists

Award-winning Indo-Canadian composer Vikas Kohli of FatLabs worked with director Michelle Latimer of Metis/Algonquin heritage on the feature documentary "a.k.a. ALIAS"

Click HERE to read more. 

Practical Parenting

How to start giving your child an allowance

In Margaret Johnson's view, kids are woefully uneducated about money. "I once asked a group of school-aged children where money came from. One little girl said, 'From the machine,' and when I asked what happened when the machine ran out, she replied, 'You just go to another machine.'"


Her advice to counter this attitude? "In order to learn about money, kids need to have some of their own. An allowance is a great way to do this," says Johnson, who in addition to being president and CEO of Solutions Credit Counselling in Surrey, BC, volunteers her time teaching elementary school students about money.


Click HERE to read more.

Wellness Works

Today I realized that I am a sucker for obligation. I didn't recognize or 'see' it clearly until now. Meaning, there are a good handful of things I do and people I have in my life that are there purely out of obligation.

Sometimes we do things because its 'the right thing to do' - ie. your friend is in need eventhough its not reciprocated, or you want to voice your opinion but oh, you don't want to be rude/disprespectful, or that person did something huge for you in the past so you must take the punch, so to speak.  

Click HERE to read more. 

Kitchen Confidential

Making Home Made Egg Patties

Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Serves: 2-3

Here are the ingredients you'll need:

* 6 Eggs
* 1 Tomato
* 3-4 Potatoes
* Ghee
* 1 small bunch of Coriander
* 1 small Onion
* Salt to taste


* Boil the potatoes, peel, mash well and keep on one side
* Chop the onion, tomato and green chilies very fine
* Wash and chop the coriander leaves
* Heat a tbsp and cook for a few minutes
* Add salt and coriander and break in 5 eggs, stirring constantly till the mixture thickens and sets
* Remove from heat and let cool
* Beat the remaining egg well in a saucepan and keep on one side
* Knead the potato dough and make flat cases
* Place a heaped spoonful of the egg mixture in the centre and cover, folding in the sides, to seal the stuffing
* Press between the palms to make a flat cake
* Heat some ghee or oil in a pan
* Dip each patty in the beaten egg, roll breadcrumbs, if desired, and fry till nicely browned
* Serve with tomato sauce or chutney

Click HERE to read more.

Bollywood Bites 
Earlier this year, Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express broke records at the box office with its collections. And now, the film has earned itself a special recognition. 

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania through knowledge@wharton has awarded the digital team of SRK's film with the best social media campaign honour.

The team was presented with an award at a ceremony held on December 10 at Pennsylvania in the US. Shailja Gupta, digital strategist for Chennai Express, received the award on behalf of the team.


Click HERE to read more.