MyBindi Weekly Newsletter
January 30, 2014
Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter.  
The jury is out!! We've got fantastic feedback and reviews on "Free Outgoing" at Factory Theatre Mainspace.  This gripping and insightful play tracks the fall-out of a text messaging scandal involving a teenage daughter.   
I would urge all parents with young kids and all young adults to check this play.  It runs until February 16. 2014 at Factory Theatre.  Click HERE for tickets and more information.
This Saturday is all about glitz and glamour at the Anokhi's 11th Anniversary Event. MyBindi is proud to have been a supporter of this prestigious magazine from the very start and we will be in attendance to celebrate this milestone.  Hope you will join us too! 
This Sunday, celebrate your heritage and culture at the Pearson Convention Centre where Panorama India will mark the 65th Anniversary of India's Republic Day.  This is a FREE event and includes FREE parking.  It's a wonderful way to celebrate with your families! 
I hope to see you there :)

Best regards, 
Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO
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TiEQuest Business Venture Competition
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

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by 
Nightwood Theatre presents 'Free Outgoing'
Free Outgoing   

Nightwood Theatre kicks off its 2013/14 season with the North American premiere of the Royal Court hit, Free Outgoing by Anupama Chandraskhar at the Factory Theatre Mainspace from January 28 to February 16.

"A gripping and insightful play" (Time Out), Free Outgoing tracks the fall-out of a text messaging scandal. 


When: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to Sunday, February 16, 2014
Where: Factory Theatre Mainstage
Time: Tues-Sat at 8pm | Sat/Sun at 2pm
Tickets: $25 - $45

Anusree Roy stars as Malini, a widowed mother in Chennai, whose 15-year old daughter's sex video becomes a viral sensation. With gut-wrenching intensity and a sharp wit, Chandrasekhar brilliantly dissects the clash of tradition and modernity in her culture and confronts the timely issues of sexuality and safety in the digital age.

To purchase tickets please call the Factory Theatre box office at 416-504-9971 or click HERE.

For more information please click HERE.   


This event is proudly sponsored by


ANOKHI's 11th Anniversary Event

Celebrate ANOKHI MEDIA's auspicious milestone at the most glamorous event of the year: their 11th Anniversary Event at the award-winning Queen Elizabeth Theatre & FountainBlu Entertainment Complex, in Toronto!

When: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Where: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre & FountainBlu Entertainment Complex (adjoining venues)
Time: 6pm to 3am
Tickets: Maharaja Package $54.50 (plus fees) | Taj Package $36.00 (plus fees) - both packages include: Celebrity Reception, Theatre Show, VIP After Party

Tickets to VIP After Party Only: General Admission $15.65 (plus HST) | at door $20.00

Event Agenda:
6pm - 8pm: Celebrity Red Carpet Reception
8pm - 11pm: Awards-Fashion-Entertainment Show
10pm - Close: V.I.P. After Party

Confirmed talent attending include: 

  • Nazneen Contractor, Actress
  • Gabe Grey, Actor
  • Jimmy Soni, Managing Editor, The Huffington Post
  • Sangita Patel, Entertainment Reporter, ET Canada
  • Ali Hassan, Comedian
  • Raoul Juneja, Creator/Content Coordinator V-Mix, OMNI TV
  • Culture Shock, World Renowned Fusion Band
  • Superwoman, YouTube Comedienne Sensation
  • Abbas Hasan, R&B's Hottest Male Artist
  • Priya, Singer Songwriter
  • DJ Amrita, Legendary Bollywood Deejay
  • DJ Fizza, Toronto's Fiercest Female Deejay
  • and many more check out the updated talent list HERE.

To purchase your tickets please click HERE.

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by  


TATA Tea Now Available in Canada!
TATA Tea  
Shahrukh Khan's favorite tea has arrived in Canada! India's #1 Tea is now available in Canada from coast to coast.

You can brew Tata's bold malty flavor at home for an authentic taste of India. Welcome India's #1 tea by helping us brew some magic in Canada. 
Tata Tea, now available at major retailers.

Panorama India Republic Day Celebrations
Republic Day 2014   

 Join Panorama India & be part of the 65th Indian Republic Day Celebrations & Mela with the support of Consulate General of India, Toronto.

Each year this event takes place in an indoor venue and showcases the cultural strength of Indo-Canadian community through 300 + minutes of non-stop stage performances by children of all ages and artists from different regions of India.

When: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Where: Pearson Convention Center
Time: 10:30am - 5pm
Tickets: This is a FREE event

Event includes FREE parking!

Over 8,000 people attend this one day event which has everything from entertainment, Indian cuisine, drawing competition for children, vendors in a Bazaar setting and the finals of the Panorama India Idol competition.

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by
Fourth Annual 'Give a Heart' Dinner & Dance 
Give a Heart 2014   

 "By giving your heart, you give it all!"

This time around Valentine's Day, let's celebrate the art of Giving Hearts in a more meaningful way!

Amar Karma Organ Donation Society cordially invites you to celebrate the true giving of hearts by attending their 4th annual "Give a Heart" event.

When: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Where: Bombay Palace
Time: starts at 6pm
Tickets: $35.00 | Children 4 to 10 years of age $20.00

To purchase tickets please call 416-444-4803 or click HERE.

This year's event includes: Volunteer of the year award | Entertainment | Raffles | Dinner | Dance | Dj Guru

For more information on the event please click HERE.

For more information about Amar Karma Organ Donation Society please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by 


Kismet Wedding Show
Kismet Wedding Show   

The 11th Semi-Annual Kismet Wedding Show is North America's Largest South Asian Bridal Show, hosted by Kismet Wedding Show & Magazine.

The event features over 120 of the top wedding professionals, fashion shows, free prizes & giveaways and the launch of the 2014 issue of Kismet Magazine!

When: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Where: The International Centre - Hall 1
Time: 11am - 7pm
Tickets: Complimentary passes available online

Please click HERE for tickets.

Admission includes access to:  

  • Over 120 of the top wedding professionals from across the GTA
  • 2 Dazzling fashion shows at 1:30 & 4:30pm with runway looks designed by LeSonne Bridals and hosted by Amin Dhillon!
  • Tons of free samples, prizes and giveaways including:
  • First 200 brides receive a Beauty Gift Bag courtesy of Pari Beauty and Vasanti Cosmetics
  • FREE Cake tastings and desserts
  • FREE Mini-makeovers and beauty trials
  • Chance to win 1 of 2 pairs of Wedding Bands courtesy of Kumar Diamond!
  • Bougainvillea Beach Resort Partnering with and CTC Travel Group are offering a prize of 6 nights accommodation in Barbados to a lucky winner!
  • Plus, don't forget to pickup the Fall 2013 issue of the Kismet Lookbook and the all new Winter 2014 issue of Kismet Magazine - the ultimate planning guide for every bride!

Get Inspired with Kismet!

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by 


Filmi Updates
Movie Spotlight: Hasee Toh Phasee

Spread across Mumbai over a decade, Hasee Toh Phasee is about the rebellious Meeta and the mischievous Nikhil, struggling to fit in with their families. Nikhil meets Meeta and falls in love with her sister Karishma on the same day. Karishma's father does not approve of Nikhil and finds him to be a lazy young man.

Nikhil promises Karishma that he will prove himself worthy of her. Nikhil is re-introduced to Meeta by Karishma and is instructed to put her up in a hotel. In an attempt to please Karishma he decides to keep Meeta in his home. During Meeta's stay at Nikhil's house, they grow close and open up to each other. In the midst of this confusion, the truth of relationships is unfolded; the strength of unions are tested and love triumphs.

Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Adah Sharma
Director: Vinil Mathew
Where: Albion Cinemas (Etobicoke), York Cinemas (Richmond Hill), Woodside Cinemas (Scarborough)

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

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

For information on showtimes at Woodside Cinemas, please click HERE. is a proud promotional partner of Albion Cinemas and York & Woodside Cinemas - delivering the best of Bollywood Cinema in the GTA! 
What's New on MyBindi!
Sheela Bringi   
Sheela Bringi Releases New Album Incantations

Indian American musician Sheela Bringi has been exploring the connections between her ancestral and actual homelands her entire life.

The talented singer and multi-instrumentalist's debut album, Incantations (White Swan; Release: February 25, 2014), is a milestone in a young career rooted in the integrity of India's classical music tradition and the beauty of its mantras, as well as a groundbreaking exploration of American blues and jazz.

As a young woman Bringi was influenced by M.I.A. and Dead Can Dance, studied with Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk, while at the same time deepened her studies with demanding Indian classical instructors like G.S. Sachdev and Aashish Khan. "Studying with these innovators and masters cracked my musical world wide open," she says. "It helped me develop a sense of where music traditions might bend, and where they might break. This sense is necessary if you hope to reshape and re-imagine old music."

Read more click HERE. 
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