MyBindi Weekly Newsletter
February 20, 2014
Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter.  
First of all, can we all just take a moment and rejoice at the awesomeness of our Canadian athletes.  The viral sphere is abuzz about Canada's spectacular achievements at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.  They make us all SOO Proud!  Well done Canada!
This calls for a celebration and why not do it Bollywood style at the legendary Bombay Nights this Saturday at Hard Rock Cafe. Speaking of Bombay Nights, I should also take a minute to congratulate the co-founder of Bombay Nights, Amar Ahlawat on his marriage to the lovely Gunjan Goel.  Congratulations Amar and Gunjan! :)
Also deserving congratulations, is the very talented Anita Majumdar who returns to stage with "Same Same but Different" at Theatre Passe Muraille.  I first saw Anita in her debut act at the Toronto Fringe Festival where she launched Fish Eyes (or rather where Fish Eyes launched her). Since then, she has toured the country with her plays and enthralled us with her performances on stage and in film.  We're so proud of you! You can check out Same Same but Different from now until March 8.  See details below.
That's all from me, I'm back to cheering for Team Canada! :)
Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO
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Bombay Nights: Mardi Gras
Bombay Nights: Mardi Gras   

On Saturday, February 22, Amar & Gaurav invite you to Toronto's Official Bollywood Party - Bombay Nights: Mardi Gras!

Come and experience the sounds of Bollywood at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Music By Toronto's Dynamic Duo: DJ Guru & DJ Alfa
DJ's will be spinning the very best in...

Bollywood Hits | Hindi Remixes | Bhangra | Top 40

Experience the Glamour & Glitz of Bollywood as you Mix, Mingle and Dance at Toronto's Hottest South Asian party.

Please note: This is a Bollywood party & majority of the music will be Bollywood.  


When: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Where: Hard Rock Cafe
Time: 10:30pm to 2:30am
Tickets: advance online tickets $20.00

Guestlist is only valid until 11pm. Purchase advance tickets HERE.

Click HERE for more information or contact: 

  • Amar Ahlawat via E-MAIL or at 416-414-2141
  • Gaurav Bhargava via E-MAIL or at 416-899-8860
This event is proudly sponsored by  


Nisha Cares for Your Heart
Nisha Canada   

Nisha Canada has some exciting in-store promotions this season: 


This February shop at Nisha & help support the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Every dollar you spend at any of our stores, part of our sale proceeds will be donated to the Foundation.

Right now we're offering: 

  • 40% to 70% off throughout the store!
  • Sweaters up to 50% off!
  • Outerwear up to 50% off!
  • Jackets 70% off!
  • Kurta buy one & get the second half off!
  • Boots 50% off!

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.

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 on Nisha click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by 


Canadian International AutoShow

The world is changing rapidly. Consumer expectations are high and often moving faster than technology itself. 

Join us at the 2014 Canadian International AutoShow as we take you "Beyond Expectations"! 


The Biggest and Best AutoShow in Canada features over 1,000 cars and light trucks in over 600,000 square feet of spectacular exhibits.

Visit AutoShow favourites such as "Auto Exotica, the World's Finest", Mopar muscle cars, Sport Compact Evolution and brand new features such as AutoConnect, an exhibit dedicated to the latest connectivity technologies.

Enter for a chance to win fabulous prizes like the Youtube Auto Challenge, Vine #AutoShow2Me Contest, $40,000 giveaway from the New Car Dealers of Ontario and much more!

Feb 14-23, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North & South Buildings. 


SAVE 10% when you buy tickets online.

To purchase 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.

Celebrating Womanhood at Gala 2014
Celebrating Womanhood Gala   

CELEBRATING WOMANHOOD is a spectacular annual Gala Event to inspire, honour and applaud some fabulous women to commemorate International Women's Day 2014.

Hosted by WINGS (Women's Initiatives to Nurture, Grow & Support) & FEMME CIRCLE, and strengthened by as the online media partner, we come together bigger and better for the second time in Mississauga, after our successful reception last year.

Come and build your own brand. Let everyone know who you are.

Great networking opportunity for the talented, those seeking talent, new immigrants, growing business women, established executives and entrepreneurs!  


When: Friday, March 7, 2014
Where: Sagan Banquet Hall
Time: starts at 6pm
Tickets: $30.00

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

Event features:
Motivational speakers, vibrant art exhibition, inspiring performances, glamorous fashion show and an awards ceremony, followed by a sumptuous dinner within the gorgeous ambiance of the Sagan Banquet Hall!

Part of the proceeds will be donated to charity.

For more information or to inquire about booths or sponsorship please click HERE or Email.   


This event is proudly sponsored by 


Same Same But Different
Same Same But Different   

Infused with the rhythm and passion of Bollywood music and dance, Same Same But Different tells two intersecting stories that take you behind the scenes of Indian cinema. 


Written and performed by Anita Majumdar, best known for her one-person dance/drama Fish Eyes, and starring in Deepa Mehta's film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, Majumdar is also a Dora Mavor Moore nominated choreographer with over 15 years of classical Indian dance training.  


When: Saturday, February 15, 2014 to Saturday, March 8, 2014
Where: Theatre Passe Muraille
Time: starts at 7:30pm | Saturday Matinees at 2pm
Tickets: General Admission - $32.50 | Senior/Artsworkers - $27.50 | Matinee advance - $20 | Matinee at the door - pay-what-you-can | Under 30 - $15

In the first story, Canadian-born Bollywood starlet Aisha confronts her own prejudices about nationality, skin colour and family - and realizes her dreams of stardom require sacrifice. The second explores the story of Aisha's mother, Kabira, and her own life-changing encounter with Bollywood.

Call 416-504-7529 to buy tickets, and use the code "Bollywood" for 20% off!


For more information please click HERE. 


This event is proudly sponsored by  


Filmi Updates
Movie Spotlight: Highway

A young city girl is on the highway with her fiancÚ, when suddenly her life changes forever. She becomes victimized and abducted by a gang. Facing the harsh reality and brutality that comes along with abduction, her life will never be the same again. But as the days pass by, the scenery changes, the light changes, the sun sets and rises and the air changes, she feels that she has changed as well.

Gradually, a strange bond begins to develop between the victim and the oppressor. It is in this captivity that she, for the first time, feels free. She does not want to go back to her normal life but she also doesn't want to reach wherever the gang is taking her. She wishes this journey to never end.

Starring: Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Where: Albion Cinemas

For more information on show times at Albion 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 Bindi Blogs
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The issue you are dealing with isn't the issue. The real issue is how you relate with yourself through this issue. Your relationship with the issue is the issue itself. When you make the issue about yourself, then you are stuck. Feeling stuck feels like anger or sadness. The root of anger and sadness is fear. To get out of the muck use this simple breathing technique...

Read more HERE.
What's New on MyBindi!
Culture Shock     
Culture Shock Releases New Song 'Holiday'

The Culture Shock Trio, Sunny Brown, Baba Kahn and Lomaticc - fresh off winning Anokhi's Musical artists of the Year 2014, promised the fans an onslaught of new music in 2014 and keeping to their promise the trio are releasing the new single 'Holiday' only a week after releasing 'Possession'.

With the first release of 2014 - Culture Shock ft. Lomaticc 'Possession' and now the club banger 'Holiday', the start of #cultureshock2014 is well under way. Coming up next are the lead singles from Sunny Brown's solo debut 'Ik Gal' and the lead single from Lomaticc's solo debut 'Arguing'.

Look for a the trio to continue touring and put more emphasis on getting out to India for their first ever tour there late summer.

Read more & check out the video HERE.
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