MyBindi Weekly Newsletter
March 27, 2014
Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter. 
Congratulations to MyBindi fan Hosie Macherjee  who has won 2 tickets to see  Mohit Chauhan and Mamta Sharma live at Roy Thomson Hall on April 4
Thank you to everyone that participated.  We had over 50 entries! I hope you are still able to come out and enjoy the show! 
Tickets are selling out fast but you can get yours HERE! 


You & a friend can attend this event for FREE! 


Interested? Simply do the following to be entered into our draw: 


1. share  the event info on your facebook profile; 
2. post a comment on MyBindi's facebook wall and tell us why you want to see this show; and
3. Complete this form to let us know you have done 1 and 2 above.
Winners will be announced on April 3. 
You can kick off this weekend by laughing yourself silly at this Open Mic night featuring YouTube sensation Jehanr!  
And then, dance yourself silly by checking into Hard Rock Cafe this Saturday Night for the Rang Barse edition of Bombay Nights
Thank you for the love and we promise to keep bringing you the very best of South Asian arts, entertainment and lifestyle!  


Until next week, 
Syerah Virani
Editor-in-Chief & CEO
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Bombay Nights: Rang Barse
Bombay Nights: Rang Barse   

On Saturday, March 29th, Amar & Gaurav invite you to Toronto's Official Bollywood Party...

Bombay Nights: Rang Barse

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

Music Provided By: DJ KSR
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, March 29, 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.

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  


Open-Mic Comedy with Jehanr!

Join Sri Lankans Without Borders for an open-mic night with YouTube sensation Jehanr!  


When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Where: 918 Bathurst St., Toronto
Time: 8pm
Tickets: $5

To purchase tickets or for more information please contact Chris via Email.

For more information on SLWB please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by 


4th Annual Earth Hour Celebration/Benefit
Night Songs   

 Don't miss the 4th annual Earth Hour Celebration to support Mariposa In The Schools and the Echo Women's Choir!

This year's event features Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Melanie Doane, her Toronto "A" Ukelele Group, Gurpreet Chana aka The Tabla Guy, jazz trio The Dovercourts and Echo Women's Choir with our host for the evening from CBC Radio, Andrew Craig.

Event includes: 3 wine tastings poured by Harwood Estate Vineyard, Prince Edward County, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Nibbles & Cash Bar.

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Where: Church of the Holy Trinity
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Tickets: $35 at the door | Sponsor tickets $100 (sponsor ticket also includes $65 charitable tax receipt)

For advance tickets please call Mariposa In The Schools at 416-462-9400 or Email.

Click HERE if you would like to make donations via Canada Helps.

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by


Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad's Supernatural Film JINN

Based on Eastern mythology, the new Hollywood supernatural adventure JINN will be unleashed in Toronto theaters on April 4


From South Asian writer/director Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, the much-anticipated thriller stars Canadian actress Serinda Swan (Graceland), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Elysium), and Ray Park (Star Wars Episode I).

The exhilarating trailer has been viewed over 3,000,000 times on YouTube. In addition to directing and editing the film, Ahmad also designed the 600 horsepower Firebreather car seen in the movie!

Visit to watch the trailer and enter the NEW contest to win a FREE Xbox or iPad!

JINN opens at the Woodside & York Cinemas next week on April 4. 


Read the synopsis HERE.


This event is proudly sponsored by


Mohit Chauhan Live in Concert - APRIL 4!!   
Mohit Chauhan Live in Concert   
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  


Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion 
Zakir Hussain   

Part of the 12th Annual Asian Music Series sponsored by TD - Small World Music and Roy Thomson Hall present - Zakir's Hussain and the Masters of Percussion!  


When: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Where: Roy Thomson Hall
Time: starts at 8pm
Tickets: $49.50 - $99.50

A legend in his native India, Zakir Hussain is the world's pre-eminent tabla virtuoso. For his Masters of Percussion, Hussain has invited a coterie of gifted musicians to take part in a rhythmic tempest that showcases the best of instruments like the ghatam clay pot, the sarangi and the sitar. V. Selvaganesh of Remember Shakti and drummer Steve Smith, formerly of Journey, are among the thundering lineup.

To purchase tickets please click HERE


MyBindi is giving away tickets to Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion!

You & a friend can attend this rhythmic 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 show.

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

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by  


TiEQuest 2014 Gala
Come Celebrate the 2014 TiEQuest Finalists

TiE Toronto invites you to help us celebrate the 5 TiEQuest Venture Competition Finalists and crowdsource the ultimate winner.

Join us for: 

  • Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres
  • Pitches by the 5 Finalists
  • A celebrity panel of judges
  • Audience crowdsourcing of the winners
  • $150,000 of cash and in kind prizes to the winners
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Where: Arcadian Court (on 8th floor)
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Tickets: $45 per person

Please register by March 31, 2014.

To register please click HERE.

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by 


Madhur Jaffrey talks about Today's Special at TIFF Bell Lightbox!
Today's Special   

As part of TIFF's Food on Film series, Madhur Jaffrey will be coming to Toronto to talk about her comedy Today's Special, which explores the connection between cooking and culture. Matt Galloway of CBC Radio's Metro Morning hosts the evening. The event will begin with an introduction by Galloway, followed by a screening of the film and a Q&A with Jaffrey. 


There will also be a book signing at the event!


When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox - Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, Toronto 
Time: starts at 6:30pm
Tickets: $35.00

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress, bestselling author, and authority on Indian cuisine. Today's Special follows an aspiring chef (Aasif Mandvi, The Daily Show) who is forced to abandon his dreams of studying French cuisine and take over his family's failing Indian restaurant.

For more information please click HERE. is a proud community partner of this event. 


TCF 2014 Gala & Fundraiser 
TCF 2014 Gala   

Join The Citizens Foundation in a gathering of successful and globally-minded professionals and businessmen for an evening dedicated to providing access to quality education to the less privileged children of Pakistan.

On April 13th, you will have the opportunity to not only interact with others that have committed to making a positive impact in our global society, but also learn more about TCF, Canada, how it has become a major driving force of social change, and how you can help.


This year's gala will feature keynote speaker Marc Kielburger!

Marc is the co-founder of Free the Children, a unique international development & youth empowerment organization & Me to We, a social enterprise encouraging ethical living.   


When: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Where: Apollo Convention Centre
Time: 6:30pm
Tickets: $100 ticket per person (with $65 estimated tax receipt)

To purchase tickets please click HERE or contact Maria Lapinskas at 1-888-467-2552 or Lubna Sami at 647-995-7495.

Established in 1996, TCF now runs 1,000 schools in over 100 towns and cities across the country, and today has enrollment of 145,000 students. Our success owes largely to the generous support, financial sponsorship and enduring patronage of people like you. Come be a part of our story! Learn more at:

For more information please click HERE.   


This event is proudly sponsored by 


Grab a Bite at 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.  



Exclusive for MyBindi Fans! 
Present this coupon and receive a complimentary order of Butter Chicken Poutine with your purchase of two entrees and two specialty beverages.

Offer Expires: April 15, 2014
Valid for Dinner and Dine In only.  One coupon redemption per table.                                                
TD Flexible Mortgage Features
Imagine if you could have more flexibility & pay off your mortgage, jaldi se! 

Now you can, with TD Mortgages.

At TD, we have designed our flexible mortgage payment options to give you greater control. So you can focus on the bigger things in your life - like taking care of your family or investing in education.

Now you can increase your payment amount, pay more frequently or make pre-payments. Your pre-payment even lets you take a payment chutti when you need one (1).

Manage your mortgage, desi style! For more information visit the bank preferred by desis at any of our convenient branches or click here and discover how you can be mortgage-free faster: the desi way.

(1) Some conditions apply and subject to approval.
For more information please click HERE. 
23rd Annual NetIP North America Conference 
NetIP NA   
 Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) North America is excited to announce their 23rd Annual NetIP NA Conference in the vibrant city of Atlanta, Georgia on Labor Day weekend!

When: Friday, August 29, 2014 to Monday, September 1, 2014
Where: The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
Tickets: $250 for a LIMITED TIME & refundable until June 30, 2014

To register & purchase tickets please click HERE.


The Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) has empowered South Asian professionals for over 20 years through our 4 pillars: Professional Development, Cultural Awareness, Community Service, and Political Awareness. We have 23 chapters.

NetIP North America's mission is to serve as the unequivocal voice for the South Asian Diaspora by developing and engaging a cohesive network of professionals to benefit the community.

For more information please click HERE.

This event is proudly sponsored by
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 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: Dishkiyaoon

Dishkiyaoon is an action film about the Mumbai underworld. The film features Sunny Deol, Harman Baweja and debutant Ayesha Khanna.

Starring: Sunny Deol, Harman Baweja, Ayesha Khanna, Prashant Narayanan, Aditya Pancholi 
Director: Sanamjit Singh Talwar 
Where: Albion Cinemas

For more information on showtimes 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 MyBindi!
"Celebrating Womanhood Gala Night" sees Soaring Success - By Joyeeta Dutta Ray 
The 2nd Annual Celebrating Womanhood Gala event presented by WINGS, Femme Circle and Mokshi Virk and supported by showcased a glittering evening of dynamic women from diverse walks of life.

The evening was a synergy of awareness enhancing talks and entertainment followed by an awards ceremony sponsored by the reputed TD Bank to honour three dynamic "Women Heroes" who have made a difference to the community:

* Bhavna Bhatnagar (Ceramic Artist)
* Ramneek Singh (Indian Classical Vocalist)
* Kirin Singh (Author and Community Worker)

Continue reading HERE. 
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