April 19 :: Hats and Gloves High Tea, Toronto Raptors jersey, Tiger Hills

Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

Oye! Sports Winner: We would like to thank everyone who entered our draw for the giveaway of the Toronto Maple Leafs jersey signed by defenceman Luke Schenn.

We received a lot of responses, but unfortunately, there can only be one winner and the jersey goes to…Fernand of Mississauga, ON.

Congratulations Fernand. We will contact you soon by e-mail for your information.

Featured Articles:

DC United Breeze Past Toronto FC  written by Aman Dhanoa.

Food Price Inflation – Who is suffering the most?  written by Glen Asher.

The Bitter Divorcée written by William Belle.

Hafiz Saeed: An angel or a demon? written by Tanveer Jafri.

Vikas Kohli wins a Voice Achievers Award and a ReelWorld Trailblazer Award written by Enakshi Gupta.

Canada Election 2011: Nanos, Angus Reid and Leger Polls written by Steve Val.

RIM’s Playbook reviewed and panned written by William Belle.

Oye! Contests:

Congratulations to Vanita from Toronto 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 person singing this song.

Email your answer to inder@oyetimes.com

Some Upcoming Events:

Live Indian Music with Saqib on Friday, April 22 at Santa Roza.

Movie night with Naya Raasta South Asian Divorced or Separated Group on Saturday, April 23.

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.

Advertising on Oye! Times is very economical and effective. Visit Oye! Media to promote your business or event on Oye! Times. 

If you would like to contribute your writings to Oye! Times then please feel free to contact us. 

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

Inder (Tel: 647 930 3791)

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

  Bramgate Volkswagen – One-Stop Shop For Better Cars


Bramgate Volkswagen, centrally located on Queen Street East, off Highway 410 in Brampton has been serving the residents of the GTA for 44 years. They are a family owned and operated company and offer a wide selection of new and Volkswagen certified pre-owned cars. Come to Bramgate Volkswagen for better cars, deals and excellence in customer service that has been a hallmark for more than four decades.
With the ongoing VOLKSFEST offer for 0% APR on popular VW models and the arrival of the all-new redesigned Jetta, there could not be a better time to call or visit Bramgate Volkswagen.

Call Sudhir, Leasing & Sales Representative, at 905-459-6040 or visit 268 Queen Street East, Brampton.

Experience the excellence of German Engineering and superior customer service. Why Go Anywhere Else.

Test-drive the all-new Jetta at Bramgate Volkswagen & get a nice gift!

Click HERE to read more about this offer.

  Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna


The lustrous, epic debut novel about the undeniable pull of the heart’s affections.

As the first girl born to the Nachimada family in over 60 years, the beautiful Devi is the object of adoration of her entire family. Strong-willed and confident, she befriends the shy Devanna, a young boy whose mother has died under tragic circumstances. The two quickly become inseparable, until Devi meets Machu the tiger killer, a hunter of great repute and a man of much honour and pride. It is this tangled relationship among the three that leads to a devastating tragedy—an event that forever changes their fates and has unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for generations to come.

“More than a love story, Tiger Hills explores the hazardous side of passion and the shackling grip of memory once love has been thwarted. It also vividly evokes Coorg itself—the coffee plantations, the European settlers, the age-old clans—offering an illuminating portrait of place through six decades of social change.”—New York Times

Click HERE to read more and win 10 copies for your book club.

  Win: Toronto Raptors jersey signed by guard DeMar DeRozan

This week Oye! Times and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment have teamed up again to give away another fantastic prize to our newsletter readers – a Toronto Raptors jersey signed by guard DeMar DeRozan.

In order to qualify for our draw, all you have to do is correctly answer the following five questions and send your answers to aman@oyetimes.com. Remember to include your name and city in the e-mail and Raptors jersey in the subject line.

1) Name the Oye! Times reporter who covered the Raptors this season?
2) What college did DeRozan attend?
3) What event did DeRozan participate in during this year’s NBA All-Star weekend?
4) What year and when was DeRozan selected in the NBA draft?
5) Where was DeRozan born?

The winner will be chosen from a draw on Saturday so stay tuned to next week’s newsletter so see if you won.

Good luck!

  Movie Night 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: Saturday, April 23, Dinner/Movie? Movie/Drinks? @ 6:00 PM 
Venue: Listed on website

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

  April 22 & 23 :: 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, April 22: Live Indian Music-Bibi
Saturday, April 23: Live Indian Music-Bibi

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.

  April 23: Movie Night 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: Saturday, April 23, Dinner/Movie? Movie/Drinks? @ 6:00 PM 
Venue: Listed on website

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

  April 26: The Rostie Group presents Hats and Gloves High Tea

The Rostie Group presents Hats and Gloves High Tea

Date: April 26 @ 11:30 AM 
Venue: 20 Bay Street, 11th Floor, Toronto

 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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