MyBindi Weekly Newsletter
February 27, 2014
Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter.  
I come bearing gifts! :)

MyBindi is giving away complimentary tickets to the acclaimed and award winning film "Lunchbox".  Yes, you can enjoy a FREE screening of the film on March 12 at Varsity Cinemas at 55 Bloor St. W.

To receive your FREE ticket, do the following:

1.  Rate MyBindi and tell us what you love most about us; 
2.  Share this link on your facebook profile; and
3.  Complete this form letting us know you've done the above.

Winners will be announced next Thursday!

We're also offering special pricing for Anita Majumdar's renowned play, "Same Same but Different".  Simply call the Theatre Passe Muraille Box Office at 416-504-7529 and use promo code "Bollywood" and get 20% off the price of tickets.

Join MyBindi, Wings and Femme Circle to Celebrate Womanhood in honour of International Women's Day, on March 7 at Sagan Banquet Hall.  Click HERE to purchase your tickets.

You can also celebrate womanhood by taking in a FREE screening of the Gulab Gang at York Cinemas, on March 8.  Click HERE to register yourself and secure your free tickets.

Until next week, 
Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO
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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  


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 


International Women's Day at York Cinemas
Women's Day   

On the occasion of International Women's Day, ARC Events Inc. in association with York Cinemas and Desi Beats, invites all South Asian Women to come and celebrate Womanhood with us.  


When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Where: York Cinemas
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Tickets: This is a FREE event however registration is required.

To register please click HERE.

The event will recognize notable women across the GTA, representatives of various fields including technology, business, sports, entertainment & social work. There will also be a small open discussion with the audience on the topic of South Asian women's strengths and challenges.

The event will conclude with a special screening of the movie Gulaab Gang!

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by


Kalanidhi International Dance Festival
Kalanidhi Dance Festival   

Celebrating 25 years in Canada, Artistic Director Sudha Khandwani presents something for everyone when contemporary and classical Indian dancers from Canada, India, and the United States take the stage for both live and live-streamed performances. 


When: Thursday, March 13, 2014 to Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre - Habourfront Centre
Time: depends on show
Tickets: $20-$35 | Festival Passes: $120 (Regular), $100 (Senior), $72 (Students)

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

The 2014 Festival features 12 performances over 4 days by many award-winning companies including: inDANCE, Janak Khendry Dance Company, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, Nova Dance, Sinha Danse; Preeti Vasudevan's Thresh, Aparna Sindhoor Navarasa; Priti Patel Anjika Manipurni Dance, and Santosh Nair Sadhya Dance Company with opening solos by Nivedha Ramalingham, Reshmi Chetram, and Shila Mehta.

The Symposium on Sunday will present an Inter-Country panel discussion between Canada, the U.S, India, and England on "New Directions in Indian Dance" plus a film presentation from Kalanidhi archives.

For more information please click HERE. Also, check out their Facebook Page.  

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.

Hire Canada Job Fair & Training Expo 
Hire Canada   

Visit one of Ontario's most successful recruiting events! With many on-site recruiters, free resume critiquing, career specialists and admissions staff to assist you. Admission and parking is always free!


When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Time: 11am to 3pm
Where: Mississauga Convention Centre

FREE Admission & Parking

Hire Canada assists individuals in finding new jobs, careers and information on new training programs. We host recruiting events which allow job/education seekers and recruiters to meet and network. Exhibitors and visitors who attend our events are from all sectors.

We are proud to be a part of Canada's employment and educational network!

Hire Canada is a leading Job/Career Fair and Training Expo organization. We are dedicated to assisting organizations in recruiting for full-time, contract, summer, co-op, and part-time positions. We introduce qualified candidates to recruiters across Canada.

For more information please click HERE.

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 


Filmi Updates

Movie Spotlight: Shaadi Ke Side Effects

The iconic characters, Sid and Trisha, come to life in the sequel, now as husband and wife. Sid having beaten his fear of marriage and Trisha having finally gotten around to saying her vows the third time round. Now they must address themselves to the impossible task of coping with each other's fantasies and realities. Will they succeed? Only Shaadi Ke Side/Effects will tell.

Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor, Vir Das and Hariharan 
Director: Saket Chaudhary 
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. 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
Bindi Blogs   

Shift Happens by Salimah Kassim-Lakha

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!
The Lunchbox     
The Lunchbox Coming Soon to Theatres!

The Lunchbox opens March 14 in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal! The film opens March 28 in Ottawa and throughout the spring in other cities.

Telling the story of an unusual romance in modern-day Mumbai, The Lunchbox (Dabba) won the Grand Rail d'Or (viewers' choice award) at the Cannes 2013 Critics' Week. It has since won over 10 awards worldwide.

The Lunchbox made a major splash on the world cinema scene at the Cannes Film Festival last year and went on to wow audiences at festivals in Telluride, Toronto, and also London where it was nominated for Best Film.

Read the synopsis & watch the trailer HERE.
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