MyBindi Weekly Newsletter
April 3, 2014
Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter. 
Lately, I seem to be starting off each newsletter by announcing winners of our various ticket giveaways! :)

Last week, Hosie Macherjee won 2 tickets to see Mohit Chauhan and Mamta Sharma live at Roy Thomson Hall on April 4
This week, I am delighted to announce Hannah Fisher as the winner of a pair of tickets to see Zakir's Hussain and the Masters of Percussion live in concert at Roy Thomson Hall on April 5!  


So what's next you wonder?  Well, this week we're giving away a pair of tickets to see Jonita Gandhi live on April 19 at Rose Theatre in Brampton!


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 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 next week!  
This Friday, check out the new Hollywood supernatural adventure JINN which is based on Eastern mythologyFrom South Asian writer/director Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, this thriller stars Canadian actress Serinda wan (Graceland), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Elysium), and Ray Park (Star Wars Episode I).  See details below.
Are you looking for an investment opportunity? Planning a move to Toronto?  Then this weekend, head over to the Sales Centre at 2221 Yonge Condos.  They are offering a Three Year Rental Leaseback Guarantee.  
Oh and psst

MyBindi has some specially discounted tickets available for the Mohit Chauhan concert this Friday.  The savings are too good to mention online so if you're interested, call me at 416-855-4895 and leave a number where I can call you back! 


Thank you for the love and we promise to keep bringing you the very best in South Asian arts, entertainment & lifestyle.


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


Century 21 President Realty VIP Weekend!
Century 21 President Realty - VIP Weekend   
Platinum VIP Sale - This Weekend Only!

On April 5th & 6th, come join us at the Sales Center for your last chance to book your new condo at 2221 Yonge Condos with Three Year Rental Leaseback Guarantee.

* 3 Year Rental Leaseback Guarantee from Developer
* Across from Yonge/Eglinton Subway Line
* 56 Story Building
* Free Assignment
* No Property Management Fee
* Extended Deposit Structure
* $0 carrying cost for 3 year

Call Sukh Bhaura today to reserve your appointment at 416-543-2005.

Whether you're looking for an investment opportunity, planning to move to Toronto, or for a new centrally located home, this project has it all! Don't miss the VIP event this weekend.

To RSVP please click HERE.

What is destined to become one of Toronto's truly iconic 21st century condominium towers will soon ascend 56 storeys at 2221 Yonge Street. Emerging from a podium that meshes seamlessly with the Yonge/Eglinton streetscape, it's a tower with a decidedly modern pedigree.

Thin, sleek, almost feline, 2221 YONGE's "look" is inspired by the most influential design movement of the last hundred years: International Style Modernism. The beauty of a leaseback program is the security of knowing that your suite will be rented out for you by the developer for a period of 3 years. No stress for you! You have peace of mind with 3 years of positive cash flow plus you are building equity through mortgage payments. In a robust market like Toronto your asset could well appreciate over the same 3 year period.

For more information please click HERE & visit our Facebook Page
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. 


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.                                                
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 


Jonita Gandhi: Beyond Unplugged with Aakash Gandhi & Sahil Khan 
Beyond Unplugged   

The 12th Annual Small World Asian Music Series presents Jonita Gandhi: Beyond Unplugged with Aakash Gandhi & Sahil Khan!

Jonita's profile as a Youtube star has been enhanced by tracks such as Tum Hi Ho, with accompanist Aakash Gandhi, watched over 2 million times. Aakash will join Jonita on piano, with Sahil Khan on flute, in an unplugged segment where the collaborative trio will perform some of their most loved songs.  

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Where: Rose Theatre Brampton
Time: starts at 8pm
Tickets: $35-$55

To purchase tickets please click HERE or call 905-874-2800.   


MyBindi is giving away tickets to Jonita Gandhi: Beyond Unplugged!

You & a friend can attend this musical 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  


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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Main Tera Hero is the remake of the Telugu movie Kandireega. It stars, Varun Dhawan, who plays a chirpy college student, and Nargis Fakhri and Illeana D'Cruz. The film is directed by Varun's father and king of comedy films, David Dhawan.

Starring: Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz and Nargis Fakhri 
Director: David Dhawan 
Where: Albion Cinemas (Etobicoke), York Cinemas (Richmond Hill), and Woodside Cinemas (Scarborough)

For information on showtimes at Albion Cinemas, please click HERE.

For information on showtimes at York Cinemas, please click HERE.

For 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!
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In many cases, food is one of the most symbolic representations of a society. Thus, when you live in a multicultural society, there's no doubt the many influences (be it via cuisines) will have some impact on one's identity and values.

Culinary comedy, Today's Special explores this connection between food and culture and how it's important to find a balance between tradition and newly adopted customs.

MyBindi's Habiba Ahmad chatted with award-winning actress, best-selling author, and authority on Indian cuisine, Madhur Jaffrey on her love of food & films.

Today's Special' highlights one man's appreciation for his own culture in a Western society. How important do you think it is to find that balance when faced with multiple identities? 
I think you eventually have to find out who you are and even while you're sort of searching I think you are going through different stages. In my case, when you first come to another country you are very much the country you came from. But the new country begins to take over, in my case it isn't that I didn't know enough about America, I knew a lot about America, there was nothing in that sense to learn. But I found very slowly my language began to change. My pronunciation was changing, the new words I was learning I was saying the American way like 'schedule' I never had the reason to use the word 'schedule' in India but things like that slowly began to change.

Continue reading HERE.
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