April 26 :: Moksha Yoga, Tiger Hills, Dosti

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 Raptors jersey signed by guard DeMar DeRozan

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

Oye! Sports Podcast: This week Aman and Ben discuss the Blue Jays recently completed homestand and upcoming road trip and Toronto FC’s bad luck with referees as well as the club starting play in the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. Also, UFC invades Toronto this week with all the events happening in the city in the lead up to the big fight on April 30 at Rogers Centre. We also delve deeper into the first round matchups going on right now in the NBA and NHL playoffs. 

Featured Articles:

Toronto FC Settle for Draw with Columbus Crew  written by Aman Dhanoa.

Canada Election 2011: Who is this man called Stephen Harper!  written by Glen Asher.

Divorce Mistakes to Avoid written by William Belle.

Balochistan and the Deaf-Dumb Policy written by Hamid Abbasi.

The Ten Commandments: Who is God written by Stephen Pate.

Canada Election 2011: Wile Harper hides from media written by Steve Val.

The Royal Wedding: the guests, the dress, the tweets written by William Belle.

Oye! Contests:

Congratulations to Nadeem from Regina 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 group singing this song.

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  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.
Sudhir Luthra
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 Luthra, 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.

  Home refinancing as an option?

Are you feeling the burden of high interest with all your credit card debts or after obtaining a loan? Are you thinking of home improvements and renovations or simply looking for investment opportunities? Is your mortgage coming up for renewal? Then refinancing may be an option for you! With mortgage rates at an all time low, there are ways to reduce this burden. The number one reason most people want to refinance is to bundle up all the payments into one manageable payment by consolidating all outstanding debts. Whatever your reasons, refinancing offers a flexible solution to help you achieve what you want – Using your home equity can be a cost effective way to borrow the money compared to a traditional loan.

The information most lenders will consider for refinancing is the current property market value, the mortgage balance and the status of property taxes. Each lender has an application process to qualify borrowers and should include information on debts and assets, assessment of the property, verification of income, employment, and outstanding debts. Refinancing during a middle of a term almost always includes adding on additional funds and blends the rates. However, at renewal of your term is the best time to consider refinancing.

Click HERE to read more

  Mix and Mingle 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: Early May 
Venue: Will be listed on website

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

  April 29 & 30:: 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 29: Live Indian Music-Karim Moloo
Saturday, April 30: 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.

  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 Meeting: Mid May 
Venue: Will be listed on website

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

  Moksha Yoga Brampton

Lisa Rani Ray is in the news again now that she’s a Cancer Graduate. Lisa, along with partners and yoga teachers Paris Moghtader and Annette Mellor, are all set to open Moksha Yoga Brampton on May 8th, 2011.

Moksha Yoga is a series of postures practiced in a heated room. The series works to stretch, strengthen and tone the muscles while detoxifying the body and calming the mind.

While each instructor brings their own unique experience and style to their teaching, all classes follow a basic structure that is fundamental to the Moksha Yoga practice.

Ray credits Moksha Yoga with helping her on her healing journey. In summer of 2009, Ray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma – an incurable cancer of the bone marrow. She went public with her Cancer battle during the Toronto International Film Festival and began writing an acclaimed blog on her experiences which got an overwhelming response from Canada, India and around the world. Now in remission, Lisa credits the healing effects of yoga, as part of her journey to becoming a ‘Cancer Graduate’.

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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