June 30 :: IIFA 2011 Award Show Waste of Money, TD Festival of South Asia and more

Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

IIFA 2011 in Toronto: Somebody has to say it! The IIFA awards show was pure rubbish. 90 minutes late in starting, 5-6 performances by the stars who ended up participating (barely one per excruciating hour), sub-standard and disrespectful ‘comedy’ acts, finished at 2:30 when the TTC was no longer operating after SRK’s repulsive grand finale. $150 plus taxi fare wasted. For those who could not get a ticket to this much hyped event, consider yourself lucky. Dollar DVD of the award show is already available. No wonder the Bachhans and other superstars boycotted. IIFA Awards 2011! Toronto fans feel cheated

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Featured Photos and Videos from IIFA 2011:

Double Dhamaal Movie Premiere (Video) video by Aman Dhanoa and Annandi Merhai.

IIFA 2011 June 23 2011 (Pics) photos by Annandi Merhai.

IIFA Rocks Green Carpet (Video) video by Aman Dhanoa and Annandi Merhai.

IIFA 2011 June 24 2011 (Pics) photos by Annandi Merhai.

IIFA Awards Green Carpet Part 1 (Video) video by Aman Dhanoa and Annandi Merhai.

IIFA Awards Green Carpet Part 2 (Video) video by Aman Dhanoa and Annandi Merhai.

IIFA 2011 June 25 2011 Green Carpet (Pics) photos by Annandi Merhai.

IIFA Business Forum with Anil Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan(Video) video by Aman Dhanoa and Annandi Merhai.

IIFA 2011-Double Dhamaal premiere green carpet-Jun 23 (Pics) photos by Bambai Ka Babu.

His name is Khan. Shahrukh Khan-king of Hindi cinema! (Pics) photos by Bambai Ka Babu.

IIFA media conference, June 2011(Pics) photos by Bambai Ka Babu.

Featured Articles:

The 2011 IIFA Awards: And the winner is… written by William Belle.

IIFA Awards 2011! Bollywood star power sparkles up Toronto written by Lachman Balani.

IIFA Awards 2011! Toronto fans feel cheated written by Nitin Kumar.

Relationships:We’re wired for gossip  written by William Belle.

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Some Upcoming Events:

Do you have kids who love to play soccer. Don’t miss this soccer camp! Liverpool Way Soccer Camp starting July 4 at Brampton Soccer Center.

Enjoy The TD Festival of South Asia with your family on July 16 and 17 at Gerrard Street E. between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave in Toronto.

See complete list of upcoming events.

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  IIFA Awards 2011! Toronto fans feel cheated

I wish to give you my notions on the supposedly grand IIFA awards that just happened last weekend.

All over the social media including the page of a prominent South Asian website, many South Asians are criticizing the actual awards ceremony. Even though the stage was fascinating and the production fabulous, the show itself was a big disappointment filled with corny jokes and poor performances with panting lead dancers, uncomfortable pauses of silence, sub-grade sound quality, etc. The show was so pathetic that the hosts had to actually ask people for standing ovations! Standing ovations should come impromptu, when the performers say or do something that strikes a chord with the audience. Also, not enough big time stars showed up. Preity Zinta, Hritik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and a host of others were no shows.

Click HERE to read more. 

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  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

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  July 1 & 2:: 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, July 1: Live Indian Music-Karim
Saturday, July 2: Live Indian Music-Ranjeet

Music starts at 9:00 PM
Location: 429A Donlands Avenue, Toronto

For reservations call 416.429.8255

Are you a singer? Talk of the Town is looking for new singers. Call and ask for Palu.

Click HERE for more information about this venue.

 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: Mid June 
Venue: Listed on website

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

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  Astrology horoscope forecast from June 27 – July 3, 2011

ARIES / Mesha (Fire sign, ruling planet is Mars) – (March 21 – April 20)
Mars Sign – Stars covered Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika (1st Part)
Arians stand to have a mixed type of events during this week. Financially, adverse conditions prevail and it is strongly advised to be cautious at every level. Expenditures are more than Income. Maneuver, use your personal skills and judgment. Health conditions are normal. Love life is well set and you are on the go. Professionally be very alert, do not go in for any job change now. Suitable: Colours Red, Orange, White, and Green. Numbers: 3, 5, 6 & 9 Days: Mon, Wed, Fri. Precaution: Use your logical mind at every step you take this week.

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)
Venus in own house is a positive point for financial gains and all round progress. Professionally it is a highly positive week. Health wise you maintain sound health all through the week, you will be more enthusiastic with added energy and positive spirit. You will feel more confident. Love life is much encouraging. Suitable: Colours Yellow, White Orange & Red Numbers: 3, 5, 6. Days: Wed to Friday Precaution: Good time for you, enjoy it!

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  July 16 & 17 :: TD Festival of South Asia

TD Festival of South Asia

TD is proud to support the Festival of South Asia from July 16-17 and take part in this much-anticipated event celebrating the cuisine and culture of South Asia.

We believe that investing in arts and culture is important to TD, particularly in support of diverse communities. We support numerous diversity initiatives across North America and supporting the Festival of South Asia is another example of our commitment to the community – where traditional treasures are celebrated and shared.

We strongly believe that we can make a difference together by participating in the Festival of South Asia. We look forward to our ongoing partnership with this first class festival.

When: July 16 &17 @ Noon till 11 PM
Venue: Gerrard Street E. between Greenwood and Coxwell Ave., Toronto

Click HERE to read more.

 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: Mid June 
Venue: Will be listed on website

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

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  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.

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