MyBindi Weekly Newsletter
April 10, 2014
Welcome to another edition of MyBindi's newsletter. 

I'm SO SO excited to announce that we're bringing back the Legendary MyBindi Bollywood Karaoke Night!! From the olden goldies to the raunchy item numbers - come join us, entertain us and be entertained at Nawab Fusion Grill.  See details below. 

Congratulations to MyBindi fan Nina Pradeep who has scored two tickets to see Jonita Gandhi live on April 19 at Rose Theatre in Brampton!  


This week, we're giving away a pair of tickets to The Mohammed Rafi Tribute Concert on May 10, 2014. 
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!  
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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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.   


This event is proudly sponsored by  


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 


Bollywood Karaoke Night! presents 'Bollywood Karaoke Night' at Nawab Fusion Grill!  


When: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Where: Nawab Fusion Grill
Time: 7pm - 1am

Tickets: $20  


Ticket purchase includes
an Appetizer Sampler Platter!

Whether you regularly sing on stage or confine your talents to the shower...
Whether you love the golden classics or can belt out tunes like 'Munni Badnam Hui'...
Whether you like the enchanting romantic melodies, powerful ghazals or prefer the fast paced item numbers, we have it all!

Solo songs, Group songs, Duets... No problem!

Join us for an evening that you'll never forget (or might never want to remember! haha). It's your call!

We'll provide the songs, the lyrics, the microphones, and even an enthusiastic audience!

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

For more information about Nawab Fusion Grill please click HERE.  


This event is brought to you by 



Autorickshaw CD Release Concert!
Twice JUNO-nominated world music ensemble Autorickshaw is releasing their highly anticipated 4th album, The Humours of Autorickshaw, with a concert featuring a bevy of musical guests. 

The album features a heavy, layered sonic landscape, with full drumkit, electric guitar, strings, percussion as well as signature tabla and electric bass. Driving and danceable, the new sound includes sensual reinterpretations of Indian folk songs, groove-driven Canadian pop, vintage Bollywood, and hypnotic south Asian traditional selections with a twist.   


When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Where: Lula Lounge
Time: starts at 8pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets: $15/$25 concert & CD

To purchase tickets please click HERE.

Presented by Small World Music as part of their 12th Annual South Asian Month Series

For more information on Autorickshaw please click HERE

For more information on the CD release please click HERE.

Check out/buy the album HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by 



FUSIA Five Fete!

Come celebrate FUSIA Magazine's Fifth anniversary at the FUSIA FIVE Fete, brought to you by BRITA and featuring an exclusive advance screening of Disney's Million Dollar Arm.

Hosted by CP24's Pooja Handa & TSN's Gurdeep Ahluwalia, the night promises to be all that you love about FUSIA. Mingle with friends, network with the pros. Glam up with the Vasanti Beauty Bar. Strike a pose in the Brita Booth and tweet your pics for a stellar prize. Walk away with FUSIA Fab gifts including this year's special FUSIA FIFTH Anniversary issue. As always, we appreciate your support of our 2014 charity partner, Free the Children.  


When: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Where: Scotiabank Theatre VIP Room
Time: starts at 6pm


  • Pink Carpet Reception at 6pm
  • Film Screening at 7pm
  • FUSIA Fete at 9:30pm

Due to limited space, this is an invitation-only event. For a chance to win exclusive VIP tickets to this event watch out for contest details coming soon!

Get ready FusiaNation because on Thursday May 8th - it's time to get your FUSIA on!

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by  



Musical Tribute to Mohammed Rafi
Tribute to Mohammed Rafi   

Join Mohammed Rafi Cultural Club of Canada for the first musical homage to Bollywood legend Mohammed Rafi.

This event will be the ultimate live music concert presenting Mohammed Rafi's greatest hits.  


When: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Where: Don Bosco Secondary School Theatre
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Tickets: $10 | Premium Spots VIP $20

To purchase tickets please click HERE or contact: Seema Paul 647-632-3909 or Faiyaz Hyder 416-526-4393.

Event includes free parking & light refreshments available at a nominal cost.  


MyBindi is giving away tickets to Mohammed Rafi's Musical Tribute Concert!

You & a friend can attend this musical show 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 concert.

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


Mohammed Rafi Cultural Club of Canada is committed to providing various music and art programs to encourage community artists in the memory of Mohammed Rafi.

The voice of Mohammed Rafi will be performed by Mr. Mehboob Shaikh who will sing numerous numbers of Moh'd Rafi's songs with one of the best live orchestras in the GTA.

Support this event by taking the first step toward the musical journey of tribute to Mohammed Rafi.

For more information please click HERE.   


This event is proudly sponsored by 


Mississauga Halal Food Fest
Halal Fest   

Mississauga Halal Food Fest is an event where a range of main stream Halal products from markets & restaurants will be given the opportunity to showcase their products and business and to educate the masses of the benefits of Halal meats.

Event includes FREE parking!  


When: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Where: Mississauga Celebration Square
Time: 11am to 11pm
Tickets: FREE Festival

There are many restaurants that carry partial Halal if not 100% Halal menus that have not been explored by the Muslim Community. Many restaurants and grocery stores also carry a large range of Halal products and this market or demand is increasing over the years. There are many suppliers that can provide awareness and educate retailers and community members on this demand for Halal food products in main stream grocery stores and restaurants. Our main goal is to bring suppliers, retailers and consumers all together through Mississauga Halal Food Fest 2014 event at the Mississauga Celebration Square.

For more information please click HERE.  


This event is proudly sponsored by  



Sunehri Yaadein 2014 
Sunehri Yaadein 2014   
Team Sabharwal Presents "Sunehri Yaadein 2014" - An Arzeeyaan Entertainment production.

The evening will feature songs, from the Golden Era of Bollywood - Hindi Cinema, originally sung by Rafi Saab, Kishore Da, Lata Jee, Mukesh saab and many more all of which were composed by the legendary music directors. Conducted by the very talented Raman Kant, audiences will be enthralled with the never seen orchestration of 16 Musicians on stage playing LIVE.

With another unique concept called "Moment" this year, audiences are assured of a best in class show. Last year's attendees commented "been to many shows but this was the best 4 hours I spent in the last decade" ... "Best value for the time and money!"

When: Saturday, June 21, 2014 
Where: Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School's Auditorium 
Time: 6:30 pm  
Tickets: $25, $20

Arzeeyaan's mission is to entertain music lovers of the South Asian Community in Toronto with music from the Golden Era of Hindi film. Their vision is to provide a platform for aspiring artists, singers and like-minded musicians looking to live, share and compose music. They believe this will bring together people with diverse cultures from all South Asian countries. They are striving to integrate youth and provide them a platform to perform and learn.
For more information please click HERE.


MyBindi is giving away tickets to Sunehri Yaadein!


You & a friend can attend this musical show 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 Sunehri Yaadein.

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


This event is proudly sponsored by


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Preparing to open YogaVision Centre has been a lifetime in the making. The step-by-step, hour to hour activities are unfolding with speed and precision. I serve myself best when i imagine the best possible outcome and expect just that. I have my meditations to thank for that.

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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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Raptor's Community Ambassador     
Superfan Nav Bhatia to work alongside Drake as Raptor's Community Ambassador
Nav Bhatia was bestowed the honour of Raptor's Community Ambassador at his 14th Annual Baisakhi Day Game on April 4 vs the Pacers. As a pinnacle figure in the South Asian community his duties will include working alongside Drake in increasing support for the Raptor's franchise.

Nav Bhatia has been hosting the Annual Baisakhi Day Game for 14 years consecutively now, each year garnering additional community support.

The festival of Baisakhi is of great significance to the Sikh community as it commemorates the day the 10th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh laid down the foundation of the Panth Khalsa, that is the Order of the Pure Ones. It is a day celebrated across the world and is very much considered the Punjabi New Year.

Continue reading HERE.
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.  



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.                                                
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