June 7 :: IIFA Buzz 3 Idiots, Flash Mob, Basketball star Anmol Mattu

Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

Featured Articles and Pictures:

Indian Idol, Abhijeet Sawant, to perform at Markham’s IIFAntastic Buzz Event! (Pics 1 and Pics 2)  written by Lachman Balani.

Toronto FC Play to Scoreless Draw Against Sporting Kansas City written by Aman Dhanoa.

Delhi Belly to have its world premiere at London Indian Film Festival 

Book Review: It Can’t Be You  written by Shana Susan Ninan.

Webster Tarpley on Osama Bin Laden, ISI and the scheme to destabilize Pakistan  written by Kashif Aziz.

Funny quotes about marriage (and divorce) written by William Belle.

At least Senate page Brigette DePape got her voice heard written by Steve Val.

Basketball star Anmol Mattu makes South Asians proud written by Tapa Menon.

Oye! Contests:

Congratulations to Sajana from Brampton for correctly answering last week’s music question and winning a Cineplex movie pass

Here’s another chance to WIN another ONE Free Cineplex movie pass.

Question: Name the male actor in this video.

Send your answer to inder@oyetimes.com

Some Upcoming Events:

Dance to the sounds of one of Toronto’s finest dance bands – The Anthony Terpstra Seventet, featuring the incomparable Brian Roman and the glamorous Sparklettes with their intoxicating vocal blend, "swingin and singin" hits from the Great Big Band Era and the best of today. 2011 Friendship Ball on Friday, June 10 at Pearson Convention Center.

Live Indian Music with Karim Moloo on Friday, June 10 at Santa Roza.

See complete list of upcoming events.

Oye! Multimedia:

Oye! Videos offers a great selection of comedy and music videos. Have a look, enjoy some music and laughs. 

Visit the Oye! Photo galleries to catch a glimpse of some pics taken by our members.

Oye! Times is proud to launch Oye! Radio in collaboration with Sareegamaa Radio. Now listen to your favourite Indian songs at work or home. 24 hrs a day.  You can find a link to Oye! Radio on the right side of the website.

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We thank you for your past patronage, and look forward to your continued support.

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"Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose" 

  June 8 :: Mississauga IIFA Buzz – Flash Mob


Mississauga IIFA Buzz – Flash Mob

This event is taking place on Wednesday, June 8th 2011 at the following venues 

Hurontario St. and Robert Speck Parkway, in front of the CIBC Building at 12:00 pm
Hurontario St. and Dundas St. East at 1:00 pm
Lakeshore Rd E. and Stavebank Rd N. at 2:15pm

Click HERE for more information.

  June 10 :: Seneca Presents IIFA Buzz: 3 Idiots


Seneca Presents IIFA Buzz: 3 Idiots

Seneca College’s Markham Campus will celebrate the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards with a FREE drive-in screening of the Bollywood film 3 Idiots, featuring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

This event is part of the “IIFA buzz” program which has been developed to incorporate municipal programming and events that celebrate Indo-Ontarian communities. The events are being supported by the Government of Ontario and endorsed by IIFA.

The International Indian Film Academy is a first-of-its-kind effort to promote Indian Cinema globally, thus reaching out to millions of fans. IIFA will make its North American debut in Toronto from June 23 to 25, 2011.

For more information visit:

Date: Friday June 10 at 9:00 PM
Venue: Seneca Markham Campus, 8 The Seneca Way (Hwy 7 & Allstate Parkway), Markham


Click HERE to read more.

  Ignore the Door

Ignore the Door

It’s just one way you can protect yourself from door-to-door sales agents who visit your home with claims that your water heater should be replaced. IgnoreTheDoor.ca fights back against the sales tactics of some door-to-door sales agents.

Consumers’ is also committed to helping residents make the best decision at the door. A full "Do’s and Don’ts" list can be found at IgnoreTheDoor.ca, which will tell you everything you need to know to help protect yourself from door to door sales tactics. And remember—you can always choose to ignore the door.It’s just one way you can protect yourself from door-to-door sales agents who visit your home with claims that your water heater should be replaced. IgnoreTheDoor.ca fights back against the sales tactics of some door-to-door sales agents.

Learn more about Ignore the Door!

  International Bestseller : Pyre of Queens


International Bestseller: Pyre of Queens

Mandore, Rajasthan, 769 AD: Ravindra-Raj, the evil sorcerer-king, devises a deadly secret ritual, where he and his seven queens will burn on his pyre, and he will rise again with the powers of Ravana, demon-king of the epic Ramayana. But things go wrong when one queen, the beautiful, spirited Darya, escapes with the help of Aram Dhoop, the court poet. Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 2010: At the site of ancient Mandore, teenagers Vikram, Amanjit, Deepika and Rasita meet and realise that the deathless king and his ghostly brides are hunting them down. As vicious forces from the past come alive, they need to unlock truths that have been hidden for centuries, and fight an ancient battle …one more time

Click HERE to read more.

  June 10 & 11:: Live Indian Music ::  Talk of the Town

Looking for a hot spot to hang out with friends and family on a weekday or weekend? Some place that has great food, live entertainment, good company in a casual setting? ‘Talk of the Town’ is the place to be!

Friday, June 10: Live Indian Music-Bibi
Saturday, June 11: Live Indian Music-Ranjeet

Music starts at 9:00 PM

Location: 429A Donlands Avenue, Toronto

For reservations call 416.429.8255

Click HERE for more information about this venue.

 South Asian Mela with Naya Raasta South Asian Divorced or Separated Group

Naya Raasta :: New Road

Formed in February of 2009, Naya Raasta :: The New Road is a group of individuals of South Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Guyana, Trinidad and East Africa) background from the GTA area, that have come together to share the life altering experience of Divorce or separation. We learn from each other how to put the past behind us and move in a positive direction in life as individuals and as parents.

We encourage anyone who is either on the verge of divorce or separation, or even thinking about it, to please come and meet others who have faced the same tough decisions. New members welcomed.

Next Social Event: June 12 :: South Asian Mela :: Amanat Ali in Concert 
Venue: Listed on website

Next Monthly Meeting: June 18 @ Noon 
Venue: Listed on website

Click HERE to read more about Naya Raasta :: New Road.

 Mississauga IIFA Buzz Presents Bollywood Talent Hunt

Mississauga IIFA Buzz Presents Bollywood Talent Hunt – Singing Competition (Ek Sunehari Aawaz ki Khoj)

Mississauga IIFA Buzz Bollywood Talent Hunt is the first reality You Tube competition for the undiscovered singer in Mississauga.

BTH will be a launching pad for Mississauga’s top new Bollywood star in singing.

Phase I – Audition Process on uploading on you tube or email a demo bthiifa@gmail.com
Phase II – Semi-Finals Top 10 – IIFA Sunday June 19th 2011
Phase III – Live Finale Show Top 5 – Sunday June 26th 2011

Brand New Celebration Square-Mississauga

Age 16yrs-35yrs ONLY
Finalist and the winner will be decided by live public voting at the venue.
Only ONE winner will be selected
Prizes: Cash Prize of $500 +Trophy

For more details, Rules & Regulations visit www.dkbollywooddance.com and click on "Talent Hunt"

  Find Your Dream Home

Find Your Dream Home

If the time for you has come to "Find Your Dream Home", then I would love to help you. If you would like to have new listings emailed to you as soon as they become available, then please contact me, you will be placed on the "Top Priority" list…

No Obligation… new listings will be sent to your e-mail address.

Contact me at: 647 401 2118 or 905 764 7111 ext 1270

Click HERE to visit my website.

  Astrology horoscope forecast from June 6 – June 12, 2011

ARIES / Mesha (Fire sign, ruling planet is Mars) – (March 21 – April 20)
Mars Sign – Stars covered Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika (1st Part)
Small gains in your career and business seen, your winning continues. Most of your objectives and desires will be fulfilled. Money flow will be adequate. Business travels will bear fruitful results. Cordial domestic relations prevail; Keep away from unnecessary thinking!

TAURUS / Vrushabha (Earthen sign, ruling planet is Venus) – (April 21 – May 21)
Venus Sign – Stars covered Krittika (last 3 parts), Rohini, Mrigashira (first 2 parts)
High expenses on account of maintaining public or social image; unexpected positive developments are seen in your professional career. Good time for favourable results in all undertakings. You are in a commanding position. It is time to put your ideas into action.

Click HERE to read more

 South Asian Mela with South Asians Over 40

Are you tired of bars, loud night clubs, internet dating, family introductions and blind dates

South Asians over 40 caters to individuals of South Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan, Guyana, Trinidad and East Africa) descent who want to form new friendships.

Next Social Event: June 12, South Asian Mela :: Amanat Ali in Concert 
Venue: Will be listed on website

Click HERE to join South Asians over 40 Meet Up group.

  June 12 :: South Asian Mela :: Amanat Ali in Concert


South Asian Mela :: Amanat Ali in Concert

Date: Sunday June 12 at 11:00 AM
Venue: Markham Fairground, 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham


Click HERE to read more.

  June 12 :: Abilities Challenge


C-SASIL will be holding the Abilities Challenge

We invite you to join us at this fundraising and awareness building event. The event will feature a wheelchair race where teams compete against each other to gain a better understanding of issues that people living with disabilities face in their daily lives.

Contact Tel: 905-799-7274

Date: Sunday June 12 at 9:00 AM
Venue: Brampton Soccer Center, 1495 Sandalwood Parkway East, Brampton


Click HERE to read more.

TalentOyster is Canada’s first all-inclusive online diversity job board for those who are exploring employment and career opportunities in Canada. Our website caters to the widest possible audience and speaks to its diverse population in 11 languages – and these languages represent over 80% of Canada’s multicultural population.

Click HERE to browse the latest jobs.

  Bring the British North America Act back to Canada for display

is national, grassroots movement launched by a group of Canadians from all walks of life. It is asking Canadians to support a petition to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the British government to return to Canada the British North America Act – Canada’s *original* Constitution – in time for its 150th anniversary celebrations in Charlottetown 2014, and Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

The campaign is the brainchild of Lori Abittan, President and CEO of Multimedia Nova Corporation. Her 52-week Canadian civic literacy/history series The Canadian Experience (http://www.cdnexperience.ca) now running in over 70 multicultural publications (including the Oye Times!), was the inspiration to launch BringBackTheAct.ca to invite all Canadians to help gain access to the basic documents which are the foundation of our nationhood. To enable such historical documents to be entrusted to the Canadian Government and displayed for all Canadians to see will represent the last step Canada takes to finally ‘repatriate’ our Constitution.

Click HERE to sign the petition. It only takes one minute.

  Peel Regional Police

Peel Regional Police is dedicated to providing the citizens of Peel Region with the best police service possible, utilizing the diverse skills, abilities, roles and views of our community.

Click HERE for more details about Peel Regional Police.

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