MyBindi Weekly Newsletter
March 13, 2014
Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter.  
Yesterday, over a dozen MyBindi fans enjoyed a complimentary advance screening of The Lunchbox.  If you missed this film at TIFF then don't miss an opportunity to see it when it gets a wide release in Toronto on March 21!
Speaking of March 21, I have BREAKING NEWS!! 
The long-awaited MOHIT CAHUHAN live concert which was originally scheduled for March 21 has now been rescheduled to April 4!!  
This is fantastic news for me because I can now celebrate our Ismaili New Year (Navroz) celebrations on March 21 and ALSO enjoy Mohit Chauhan and Mamta Sharma live at Roy Thomson Hall on April 4. This is a perfect example of putting a wish out there to the Universe and it being granted :)  Click HERE to get your tickets (I know the Roy Thomson website still shows March 21 but hey, we wouldn't call it Breaking News if it was already announced everywhere else, would we?).

This week MyBindi is giving away tickets to the Kalanidhi Dance Festival which is on this weekend (March 13 to 16)! 


You & a friend can attend any event at this festival for FREE! 
Interested? Simply do the following to be entered into our draw: 


1. share the festival info on your facebook profile; 
2. post a comment on MyBindi's facebook wall and tell us which event you would like tickets to; and
3. Complete this form to let us know you have done 1 and 2 above.
Winners will be announced by noon tomorrow!  


Until next week, 
Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO
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Grab a Bite at Nawab Fusion Grill 
Nawab Fusion Grill   

Building on a rich 20 year passion for Indian cuisine globally, Nawab Fusion Grill proudly brings to the GTA a taste of Mumbai-style culinary delights with a new take on Pub Fare.

Tickle your taste-buds with our critically acclaimed Butter Chicken Poutine; melt in your mouth Pulled Lamb Sliders or our signature Nawab Garlic Balls. Continue your dining journey with the Mixed Grill Sizzler Platter, tender Saffron Chicken Kebobs or the succulent Tandoori Lamb Chops.

Pair your meal with offerings of Toronto's own Mill Street Organic Beer, Ontairo wines or Nawab's own iconic Indian-inspired cocktails like the Mumbai Mojito, Kashmir Rose and Taj Teaser.

Whether you're going on a special dinner date or coming to watch the game with friends, you'll love the experience.

For more information please click HERE or call 416-221-4255.

Nawab Fusion Grill is located at 5009 Yonge St. (at Hollywood Ave.)  


This initiative 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.


MyBindi is giving away tickets to the Kalanidhi Dance Festival!

You & a friend can attend this up-beat event for FREE!
Interested? Simply do the following to be entered into our draw:

1. Share this event on your Facebook profile;
2. Complete this form to confirm your interest; and
3. Post a comment on this page to let us know you want to be entered into the draw for free tickets to the festival.

Please note: Tickets are good for ONE evening or morning performance which run either Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning, Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.

Winners will be contacted via Email & announced on Social Media.

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  


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 


Rina Singha presents Circle of Bricks 
Circle of Bricks   

Circle of Bricks explores the vast versatility of the rhythmic elements in Kathak dance.

Choreographer Rina Singha and guest director Danny Grossman, along with kathak dance artists Hemant and Vaishali Panwar, Reshmi Chetram, Shanta Chikarmane, Nisheeth Nirjhum Proshanti, Chad Walasek, Divya Gossai, Sharda Samaroo, Neetika Sharma, Farzana Aluddin and guest artist Eddie Kastrau engage the audience by contemporizing traditional stories and relating them to modern day life and experiences.  


When: March 20 - 22, 2014
Where: Harbourfront Centre - Fleck Dance Theatre
Time: March 20, 21 & 22 at 8pm | Matinee on March 22 at 3pm
Tickets: $30

To purchase tickets please call the Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 or click HERE.

A tribute to Rina Singha's master Guru Shambhu Maharaj, Circle of Bricks presents the traditional patterns and intricate technique of Kathak while highlighting the expressive joy and excitement that comes from allowing rhythm to decorate and guide body movement.

Circle of Bricks is part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps 13/14.


For more information please click HERE.


This event is proudly sponsored by  
Mohit Chauhan Live in Concert - APRIL 4!!   
Mohit Chauhan Live in Concert   

BREAKING NEWS!!  This Event has been rescheduled to April 4 at the same venue.


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

Mohit Chauhan is a playback singer for Bollywood movies as well as the former front-man of the Indipop band Silk Route. He is a two-time recipient of the Filmfare award for Best Male Playback Singer as well as several other awards.

Mohit Chauhan's hits include, "Sada Haq" for Rockstar, "Pee Loun" for Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. His most famous songs include, "Khoon Chala" for Rang De Basanti, "Masakali" for Dehli-6 and "Tum Se Hi" for Jab We Met.

Mamta Shara's hit songs include, "Muni Badnaam Hui" for Dabangg and "Kevvu Keka" in the Telugu remake of Dabangg.  


When: Friday, April 4, 2014
Where: Roy Thomson Hall
Time: starts at 8pm
Tickets: $35 | $45 | $65 | $75 | $99

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by  


Indian Alumni Society After 5 
Indian Alumni Society   

Remember how much fun school was?

Sure, there was the studying and the occasional bleary-eyed all-nighters that made you wish you hadn't procrastinated so much. But you miss the parties, your friends, the socializing and networking.

Come catch up with old friends and meet new ones over drinks at Indian Alumni Society's first event of 2014. Spread the word!

Open to Alumni from all universities | Cash Bar

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Where: Loose Moose
Time: starts at 6:30pm
Tickets: FREE

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly supported by  


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For more information please click HERE. 
Art of Living Annual Fundraiser Gala Event 
Art of Living   

The National Fundraiser Gala organized by the GTA chapter of Art of Living Foundation aims to bring people from diverse backgrounds under one roof on Saturday, March 22.

Join us for a fun filled evening to be attended by over 700 people. Besides classical solo and group performances, the event is lined up with dance, music, entertainment & food. Funds raised will go towards supporting programs of Art of Living Canada. 


When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Woodbine Banquet Hall
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: $35 per person

To purchase tickets please click HERE or E-mail Maninder.

All the funds raised through the event will go towards supporting various programs of Art of Living in Canada.

The Art of Living Foundation is world-wide non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All of AOLF's programs are guided by Sri Sri's philosophy: "Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace."  


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


MyBindi is giving away tickets to 6 Essential Questions!

You & a friend can attend this gripping play for FREE!
Interested? Simply do the following to be entered into our draw:

1. Share this event on your Facebook profile;
2. Complete this form to confirm your interest; and
3. Post a comment on this page to let us know you want to be entered into the draw for free tickets to the play.

Winners will be contacted via Email & announced on Social Media.

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by 


What's New on Bindi Blogs
Bindi Blogs   

 Dream a Little Dream By Salimah Kassim-Lakha

Well folks, I did it! 

On February 25, 2014 I officially launched my dream. That was the day I announced my departure from the job I've held for the past 15 years.

You better believe I exhaled.

When I first began practicing Yoga in 2004, I had no idea where the journey would lead. To be honest, I didn't give it much thought. I came to love Yoga and since then, Yoga has led me to even greater love in the form of people, places and experiences. In those teachings, I learned first and foremost to be of service, to make a contribution to my world, to my community and to my family.

Read more HERE.
Filmi Updates

Movie Spotlight: Bewakoofiyaan


Mohit is a marketing whiz kid vying for a step up the career ladder. Mayera is a financial brain with a penchant for shoes. They're a young middle-class corporate couple that's ambitious and likes the good life. They work hard, they party hard. They're also passionately in love with each other. Their belief: You can live on love and fresh air. Their obstacle: Mayera's wilful bureaucratic father V.K Sehgal. The obstinate old man believes that only a rich man can bring Mayera happiness and a mid-level executive like Mohit simply isn't good enough!

Exactly how fragile are relationships in these times where consumer lifestyles dictate their very nature and intensity? Who gets the last laugh when recession strikes and the lack of money tests love... credit-card-junkies private-sector Mohit-Mayera; or safe-playing sarkari, V.K. Sehgal?

Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor 
Director: Nupur Asthana 
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!
Kalanidhi Festival     
Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance

Opening night on Thursday begins with a classical solo in Bharatanatyam by emerging artist Nivedha Ramalingham followed by two contemporary works: New York City's Preeti Vasudevan who is acclaimed for her "fresh juxtaposition of traditional dance forms from India with modern theories of movement and expression" and Toronto's own "camp-serious" inDANCE.

Friday night starts with a classical Kathak performance by TV personality Reshmi Chetram followed by two contemporary works with socio-political themes: a new work about bullying performed by Roger Sinha's energetic, hybrid dance company Sinha Danse and a recent work by Navarasa's Aparna Sindhoor about indigenous people using a mixture of songs, dance, martial arts, and drama

Read more HERE. 
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