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

Special Imamat Day greetings to all our Ismaili members.
For all our Hare Krishna devotees, are you read??  The Festival of India is THIS weekend! 
Ramadan Kareem to all our members fasting.  You should totally check out this contest from our friends at Zabiha Halal.
Last week saw two successful live events.  Hema Malini endeared herself once again and this time as Goddess Durga.  And, Vishal & Shekhar were divine just as they are :)

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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Zabiha Halal 

This year you can connect with loved ones near and far! 


Participate in a unique contest from your friends at Zabiha Halal and you could win a $10,000$ trip to your destination of choice, anywhere in the world!


Zabiha Halal offers a full complement of Halal products available that includes deli meats, sliced packaged meats, breakfast strips, a variety of frozen meat selections and fresh poultry.
With their wide variety of Halal products, they provide convenient and healthy mealtime choices for every family to enjoy every day. 


For more information on the event, click HERE

This event is proudly sponsored by 


TIFF: Satyajit Ray Retrospective 

Featuring a raft of rarities and restorations, this massive retrospective devoted to the great Bengali filmmaker shines a new light on one of the most important and influential bodies of work in international cinema.


Satyajit Ray Roundtables & Talks July 11 -18 This illuminating series of onstage events events explores Ray's contribution to world cinema, the restoration of his works by the Academy Film Archive, and Western artists' engagement with India.

Passages to India: India Seen By Outsiders July 5-July 27. This provocative complement to our Satyajit Ray retrospective surveys the work of eight European and American filmmakers whose outsiders' visions of India range from meditative documentary to full-on Orientalist artifice.


This event is proudly in partnership with


Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival

Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF14) are bringing award-winning titles and celebrities from Canada and around the world. 


A project of the Canadian Community Arts Initiative, the MISAFF film festival features the best of new South Asian cinema from around the world especially for our Mississauga and region cinephiles. MISAFF14 will feature something for everyone.


MISAFF is a landmark film festival in Canada. In 2012 we showcased the long form version of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's Oscar winning film Saving Face. In 2013, we screened Mira Nair masterpiece The Reluctant Fundamentalist to a sold-out audience. We also made waves with the world premiere of the hit Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag (Run For Your Life) which went on to become Pakistan's entry into the Oscars and snagged the Best Picture award at MISAFF.



1.MISAFF14 STAR of 2014 will be actor Raymond Ablack.
2.MISAFF CHATS: Featured talk by Indo-Canadian celebrity Vinay Virmani. 
3.100 year anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident will be commemorated with the screening of Ali Kazimi's CONTINUOUS JOURNEY with the director in     attendance.
4.MISAFF is seeking applications for Canadian filmmakers with crowd-funding campaigns to present to our MISAFF14 audience.


When: Thursday, August 7, 2014 - Sunday, August 10, 2014

Where: Location depends on the film.
Tickets: Prices available on their website at the link below.  

For MISAFF Schedule and Tickets and Locations, Please click HERE. 



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Centreville Amusement Park 

Centreville Amusement Park, located on the Toronto Islands, is the ultimate summer destination for families with young children. With over 30 rides and attractions, this theme park offers up a full day of family fun. Getting to Centreville is almost as exciting as the park itself, enjoy the scenic ride on the Centre Island ferry!


This 14-acre theme park is designed to look like a turn-of-the-century Ontario village. You'll love the antique carousel with its fanciful animals. Kids can get plenty of driving experience zooming around in the antique cars, touring cars or fire engines. Spin yourself silly in the self-propelled Beasley Bear Ride and Twirling Tea Cups; or enjoy picturesque views from atop the windmill-style Ferris Wheel. 


Those who can handle a few more thrills may want to tackle the rough seas aboard the Rockin' Ferry Ride, spin around in the Scrambler, take a plunge in the Log Flume Ride or bounce around in Bumper Boats and Bumper Cars.


Looking for a great place to enjoy a relaxing lunch? Try the Carousel Café! Take in beautiful views of long pond while soaking up the sun's rays on the bright and breezy patio.


Head on over to Far Enough Farm, established in 1959, this family friendly farm is home to a variety of animals. You can interact with mini potbelly pigs, bunnies, emus, mini ponies, lamas and much more!


To Purchase All Day Ride Pass or Ride Tickets, please click HERE



This event is proudly sponsored by


 42nd Annual Festival of India 
Bringing a Splash of Spiritual Culture to Toronto!
The past four decades have witnessed the Festival of India blossom into one of Toronto's most dazzling, head-turning summer events. And in 2012 the chariots and festivities rolled into the city for the 40th time. This year again be sure to mark your calendars and come visit the 42nd Annual Festival of India (also known as Ratha-Yatra) from July 12th - 13th, 2014 for an unforgettable experience. 
Join the event as it begins with a euphoric parade down world-famous Yonge Street (beginning at Bloor and continuing south to Queens Quay). The celebrations then shift to Centre Island for two days of festivities expected to draw close to 40,000 people.
For more information on the event, please click HERE.  

This event is proudly sponsored by


23rd Annual NetIP North America Conference

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 
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 on the event, please click HERE


This event is proudly sponsored by


Quick Gourmet Meals with KFI: Spicy Lamb Chops!

Want to learn how to make Spicy Lamb Chops in under 20 minutes?


All you need is to buy a jar of all-natural KFI Garlic Chili Sauce (available in any major superstore close to your home)!

 Spicy Lamb Chops Recipe! 


1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together minced ginger, KFI Garlic Chili Sauce, garammasala, cumin seeds and salt pepper. 

2. Place the lamb chops in the mixing bowl and make sure they are thoroughly coated.

3. Heat the water and boil the lamb chops for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the water evaporates.

To Read More, click HERE. 


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BMO Summer Campaign

Start banking with BMO and they will give you up to $300. Plus, if you are a Newcomer to Canada, you get free banking for a year. 


Follow these three easy steps to $300: 


Step 1: Open a chequing account and set up a recurring direct deposit. Get $100.
Step 2: Set up a pre-authorized payment and login to BMO Online or Mobile Banking. Get $100. 
Step 3: Open a savings account and deposit at least $3000. Get $100.
**Terms and Conditions apply**
For Information, click  HERE


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What's New on Bindi Blogs


Following his long line of blockbuster love stories, producer Karan Johar returns with his latest film HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA which brings together Alia Bhatt (2 States) and Varun Dhawan (Student of the Year). These members of Bollywood's new generation of young stars will hit the big screen this Friday, July 11, in theaters worldwide. 

Read more and check out the youtube video HERE.
Filmi Updates


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!
What's New on MyBindi!


Dream Girl Hema Malini performed as Durga in a ballet in Mississauga
Ajay Modi, CEO, Ajay Modi Entertainment, has arranged another mythological spectacular extravaganza, with the first ever live performance in Canada, by Danseuse Hema Malini dream girl and super star of Bollywood, in the avatar of Goddess Durga, on Friday, July 4, 2014. 


It was a hugely successful and very well organized show, and Danseuse Hema Malini was at her best - doing classical dance. Hema Malini looked really very gracious and witnessing her magical dance moves audience could not help but tremendously applauded the evergreen beauty from South.


The grace, elegance, and creativity which she depicted on stage are worthy of all the accolades.


She is an institution in herself and Ajay Modi should be appreciated and congratulated for bringing her to Canada, providing a platform to her, creating an opportunity for the audience to experience this eye-catching and mesmerizing performance.


Read more HERE.

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