MyBindi Weekly Newsletter
March 7, 2014
Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter.  This Saturday, we celebrate International Women's Day.  March 8 celebrates the achievements of women all over the world. 
I am very honoured to be a speaker at the 2nd Annual "Celebrating Womanhood" gala which is tonight in Mississauga.  My topic, which is also this year's theme for IWD, will be "Inspiring Change". The dynamic Bonnie Crombie is the event's keynote speaker.  Not surprisingly, the event is SOLD OUT!  I would like to especially acknowledge the three amazing women that fuelled this event with their passion and vision: Sanjukta Das, Mokshi Virk and Anjana Kochhar. I am very much looking forward to celebrating womanhood with you all and hope to see many of you there, as well.
Last week's promotion on the complimentary tickets to the screening of Lunchbox yielded an amazing response.  Congratulations Ruchika Gera and Rahul Patil.  You have each won a pair of tickets to see Lunchbox on March 12!  Details will be sent to you via email. 
We have a few more tickets to give away!  Click HERE to see how you and a friend can see LUNCHBOX for FREE.  Lunchbox receives a wide release in Toronto on March 21!
We have another exciting giveaway!  This Sunday (March 9), SriLankans Without Borders is hosting a delightful culinary event at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.  It's a Tropical Desserts Workshop and MyBindi has a pair of tickets to give away!! Interested?  Simply, so the following: 
1. share this event on your facebook profile; 
2. post a comment on MyBindi's facebook wall and tell us what your favourite tropical dessert is; and
3. Complete this form to let us know you have done 1 and 2 above.
Winners will be announced by noon tomorrow!

Tonight, you can party it up and add some colour to your nightlife at the special HOLI edition of Besharam at Revival Lounge. This weekend is your last chance to see Anita Majumdar's, Same Same but Different.  Use promo code "Bollywood" and get 20% off your tickets. 

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

Celebrate a festival of colours with Besharam!


When: Friday, March 7, 2014
Where: Revival Bar
Time: Doors open at 10pm
Tickets: Ladies $10 | Gents $20

Featuring Besharam's own DJ Amita!

DJ will be spinning the best in Bollywood | Bhangra | Dance | Top 40

For more information please click HERE.

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  


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


Hot Topics :: Tropical Desserts Culinary Networking Workshop

Sri Lankans Without Borders is inviting Young Professionals and SLWB well-wishers to a fantastic Hot Topics culinary workshop!  

When: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Where: St. Lawrence Market Kitchen
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Tickets: $16.89 (includes buffet lunch)

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

This is an exclusive event with limited seating to ensure an intimate interactive session. Only registered guests will participate.

This is SLWB's dessert edition of Hot Topics involving interactive culinary workshop and a discussion-filled lunch conversion on various topics including identity, culinary culture and how it can build bridges and facilitate sustainable inter-community development. Conversations will be in the usual Hot Topics event format of casual and interactive dialogue.

Guided by a chef facilitator, 10 teams will start the morning with an interactive culinary workshop making island favorite tropical desserts. This ice-breaker cooking session will lead into a lunch time hot-topics discussions facilitated by SLWB team members.

In an effort to facilitate dialogue via creative artistic forms, Sri Lankans Without Borders is putting together this unique series for anyone who wants to explore Sri Lankan Culinary Culture.

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by 


Kalanidhi International Dance Festival
Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada   

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  


Mohit Chauhan Live in Concert
Mohit Chauhan Live in Concert   

Universal Promotions presents: Mohit Chauhan with Mamta Sharma live at Roy Thompson Hall!


When: Friday, March 21, 2014
Where: Roy Thomson Hall
Tickets: $35 | $45 | $65 | $75 | $99

Mohit will be singing hits like Sada Haq - Rock Star, Pee Loun, Khoon Chala & Masakali!

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by


Priscila Uppal's 6 Essential Questions
6 Essential Questions   

Factory Theatre presents the World Premiere of Priscila Uppal's 6 Essential Questions, March 1-30, 2014.

6 Essential Questions is the debut play from poet, novelist and academic, Priscila Uppal. Based on her 2013 critically acclaimed memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, 6 Essential Questions is the story of Renata as she travels to Brazil to see the mother that abandoned her when she was five years old.

In Rio, Renata reconnects with her mother, her undead grandmother and a semi-invisible uncle while she discovers that maybe some dreams are meant to die. A poetic, powerful carnival of theatre, 6 Essential Questions marks a startling theatre debut by "Canada's coolest poet" (Time Out London, UK.)  


When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014
Where: Factory Theatre
Time: Opening Night March 6 at 8pm | Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm | Sunday at 2pm (except Sunday, March 2 at 7pm)
Tickets: $23-$45 (plus applicable service charges) | Pay-What-You-Can Sunday Matinees

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.

What's New on Bindi Blogs
Bindi Blogs   

 Poop Transplant! By Dr Ritu Walia

Stool transplanted from a healthy person (donor) to a sick patient is being widely performed across North America by gastroenterologists. This transfer of stool is done as to cure patients with chronic infections due to bugs such as Clostridium difficile and now more recently for inflammatory bowel disease. C. difficile infection diarrhea and affects about 3 million people per year.

Read more HERE.
Filmi Updates

Movie Spotlight: Gulaab Gang


The film Gulaab Gang follows a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists dressed in pink saris, fighting against the social injustice and operations in the Bundelkhand region of central India.

Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla 
Director: Soumik Sen 
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 MyBindi!
Nawab Fusion Grill     
Indian Cuisine meets Gastropub at Nawab Fusion Grill

Serving a fusion of Indian cuisine with a Nawab twist along with Indian Pub Grub

At Nawab Fusion Grill, we have a rich 20 year passion of Indian cuisine. Now, we've developed a new take on Indian Pub Fare!

Tickle your taste buds with our Indian inspired pub fare from the Butter Chicken Poutine, Pulled Lamb Sliders or our signature Nawab Garlic Balls, which are only a sample of what we offer to get your juices flowing.

Continue your dining journey with the Mixed Grill Platter, Saffron Chicken Kabobs or our succulent Tandoori Lamb Chops. Not to be forgotten are our entrees, which include favourites like Butter Chicken, Lamb Roganjosh or our Palak Kofta. To accompany your gastronomic journey, an aromatic Biryani Rice, or Garlic Naan are a must.

Read more HERE. 
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