July 7 :: Fallout from IIFA 2011, TD Festival of South Asia and much more

Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

Oye! IIFA 2011: We were the first to tell the public that show was a waste of money. Others towed the official line. Here is the last chapter in the IIFA 2011 heist.

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Oye! Sports Podcast: This week the trio discuss the Wimbledon, Jose Bautista, TFC, Argos, Leafs and Raptors

Featured Articles:

IIFA 2011 money wasted as Bollywood bubble bursts in Toronto written by Nijanand Bableshwar.

Intersections Match: Giving Up on Mr. Right written by Jasbina Ahluwalia.

Bombay High Court’s notice to Big B, Sony TV for abusing ‘Netaji written by Moumita Biswas.

Relationships:Nostalgia, divorce: You can’t go home again  written by William Belle.

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields written by Tapa Menon.

Rare Earth Metals, Minerals and Precious Stones: Real Reasons for the Afghan War written by Kashif Aziz.

Satish Thakkar is new President of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce written by Mayank Bhatt.

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Some Upcoming Events:

Live Indian Music with Raziya and Saqib on Friday, July 8 at Santa Roza.

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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  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.

IIFA 2011 money wasted as Bollywood bubble bursts in Toronto

“Good Evening Toronto! Hello Toronto!” Watching the IIFA 2011 show on TV ($ 39.95 I would never see again. Thank You, Rogers Cable!) I swore to myself at half- time if I heard somebody on stage say that once more I would throw something at the TV or simply choke myself on my cushions (just kidding). That I am typing this now is thanks to my wife who emptied the room of all heavy objects and cushions alike and wondered why I was still watching if the show was that bad? Sadly, although she was right, I had fallen for the hype.

It was touted to be the biggest extravaganza in North America, boasting that within minutes all the tickets were sold for the event. But, as the people of Toronto walked away from the Air Canada Centre in the wee hours of June 26th, the bitterness of regret was palpable. IIFA 2011 aka the Bollywood Oscars was nothing short of a cheat act.

Click HERE to read more. 

  Just for Oye! Members :: Win Laptop from Microcad


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Visit Microcad.ca and register. No purchase necessary.

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  July 8 & 9:: 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 8: Live Indian Music-Ranjeet
Saturday, July 9: Live Indian Music-TBA

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.

July 9 :: Outdoor Yoga + Hike + Dine out 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: Outdoor Yoga + Hike + Dine out on July 9, at 10:30 AM 
Venue: Listed on website

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

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July 9 :: Outdoor Yoga + Hike + Dine out 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: Outdoor Yoga + Hike + Dine out on July 9, at 10:30 AM 
Venue: Will be listed on website

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

  Astrology horoscope forecast from July 11 – July 17, 2011

ARIES / Mesha (Fire sign, ruling planet is Mars) – (March 21 – April 20)
Mars Sign – Stars covered Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika (1st Part)

Overall gainful time period in terms of property, stocks & shares, investments & Gold! Resistance towards all inimical forces grows countering any negativity i.e., Health, enemies & profession. It is a highly positive week where Professional & Career changes are concerned; however it is not a favourable time for new business or marriage alliances!

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)

Unnecessary arguments should be avoided. Financial gains through profession change are seen along with personal success and removal of all negative currents. Success and gains in real estate are seen for some! Marital discord and disharmony may spoil domestic peace and happiness!

Click HERE to read more

July 15 :: Mata Amritanandamayi Visits Toronto


Mata Amritanandamayi Visits Toronto

Amma is known as one of the leading humanitarians alive. Her organization, Embracing the World, is active in 30 countries and its project include free medical care, orphanages, environmental protection, slum cleaning, care of the elderly and youth scholarships. Evidence of this can be seen in the work of AmmaCanada, the local chapter of Embracing the World and a registered Canadian Charity . In the GTA, volunteers serve the community through a number of projects including soup kitchens, elder care, tree planting, park cleanups, and care for at-risk youth in downtown Toronto. Similar activities are taking place in Montreal, Vancouver and Victoria, as well.

Date: July 15 at 10 AM 
Venue: Double Tree by Hilton, 655 Dixon Road, Toronto

Click HERE to read more.

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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.

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.

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