December 26, 2013 


Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter!
We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas.  This season is known to be the season for giving but never before has the spirit of giving and generosity been more evident than in the past few days when families across the GTA opened their homes and their hearts to share the warmth with people (often strangers) who lost power due to the unprecedented ice storm we experienced.
It was so touching and truly heart warming to see my facebook feed and all of social media abound with invitations.  THIS is the true spirit of Christmas.
But, with Christmas behind us, the much awaited Boxing Day Sales are here!  Click HERE to read about the origins of Boxing Day
If you're ready to shop for some bargains, check out Nisha Canada's Boxing Day Sales at its three locations in the GTA.  You can 70% off all day today!! See details below. 
If you're ready to burn off all those holiday calories and want to have a rollicking time with a LIVE performance by RAGHAV then head over to Cinema for the third annual instalment of THIS IS BOLLYWOOD

We will have a special party edition for you on the weekend with the hottest new year's eve parties.

Until next week! 


Editor-in-Chief & CEO




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Raghav LIVE in Concert at 'This is Bollywood'!
This is Bollywood

Join SimplyGaurav Events for their Holiday Season Bollywood Mega Party: This is Bollywood
We welcome you to experience the third installment of 'This is Bollywood' with an exclusive performance by the world renowned Bollywood Singing Sensation - Raghav, for one night only inside the luxurious, CINEMA!

He'll be performing his newest hit single 'Woohoo' along with hits 'Angel Eyes', 'So Much', 'Fire' & and many more!


Hosted by: OMNI TV's V-Mix personality Dilshad Burman


Also featuring Toronto's Top Bollywood DJ's:
DJ KSR | DJ Alfa | DJ Amita | DJ Lune | DJ Shuja


Come out to hear the DJ's play the best in...
Bollywood Hits | Bhangra | Top 40 | House

When: Friday, December 27, 2013
Where: CINEMA Nightclub
Time: Doors open at 10:30pm 
Tickets: Advance online tickets $20 | Special Meet & Greet tickets $40 (These tickets include meeting & a picture with Raghav in the special VIP area)
Dress Code: Fashion Forward & Party Ready 

Click HERE to purchase advance tickets.

Please note: This is not a Guestlist event, Advance/Door Tickets Only. Door Tickets will be higher in price than advance tickets.


To view the Bottle Service Menu, please click HERE.

For more information please click HERE or contact:
  • Gaurav at 416-899-8860 or via EMAIL.
  • Amar at 416-414-2141 or via EMAIL.
This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
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Boxing Day Deals at Nisha Canada!
Nisha Canada

Nisha Canada has some exciting in-store promotions this season:
  • Enjoy 70% off the entire day with an extra 5% off from 8am to noon!
  • Be entered for a special holiday prize which will be drawn TODAY at 4 PM at the Heartland Location. When you visit their stores, fill out your details and become eligible to win a grand prize of a $500 shopping spree at their store!
  • For every $10 you spend at the Nisha Store, you get a beautiful scarf for FREE!!!

Fusion wear at its Best - Nisha is now in Canada with its winter collection in stock!

Store Locations:

Heartland Town Centre 6075 Mavis Road Unit #6


Bramalea City Centre Mall 25 Peel Centre Drive 
Opens it doors on the 21st of December


1396 Gerrard Street E.

For more information about the launch please click HERE.

For more information on Nishat Linen click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.
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The Origins of Boxing Day

If you're wondering why the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day, I hope, like me, you find the answers below interesting. But first off I must say; it has nothing to do with the sport of boxing.


Its origins are steeped in history and tradition.  Arguments abound on the origins of the name Boxing Day, all of the answers here are relevant, so maybe it is all of them.

  • A 'Christmas Box' in Britain is a name for a Christmas present.
  • Boxing Day was a day off for servants and when they received a 'Christmas Box' from the master. The servants would also go home to give 'Christmas Boxes' to their families.
  • A box to collect money for the poor was placed in Churches on Christmas day then opened the next day.
  • Great sailing ships when setting sail would have a sealed box containing money on board for good luck.If the voyage were a success the box was given to a priest, opened at Christmas and the contents given to the poor.
Click HERE to read the full article. 

New Year's Eve "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.
This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.

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New Year Bonanza 2014
New Year Bonanza 2014

Give a toast to good music, good people and good times at the New Year Bonanza 2014 with a special performance by Shiamak Toronto Dance Team!

Event features:

DJ | Dance | Dinner | Games | Win Exciting Prizes |  
Cash Bar | Live singing by Ferzana Himanshu


When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Where: Bovaird Banquet & Convention Centre
Time: 7pm and onwards

Tickets: Adults $55 | Kids 4-12 $35 | Table of 10 $500

To purchase tickets please click HERE or call 647-344-5566 or 416-904-5623 or Email.

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by MyBindi.com.

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Dhoom 3 Now Playing! 
Dhoom 3 is an upcoming Hindi action thriller film, written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by
Aditya Chopra. It will be the third installment of the popular Dhoom series. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali Akbar, while Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif form the antagonist duo.  


Starring: Amir Khan, Abishek Bachan, Katrina Kaif
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
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
Raghav Live in Concert at 'This is Bollywood'
Boxing Day Deals at Nisha Canada
New Year Bonanza 2014
Dhoom 3
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