May 17 :: The Post Office, Tracks and Trails, South Asian Speed Dating

Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

Oye! Special Contest: Oye Times is giving away 10 tickets to The Post Office for the May 24th show. Winners will be notified on Saturday

Contest question: Did Rabindranath Tagore write this play – yes, or no?

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Oye! Deal of the week: Get to 2 for 1 tickets to The Post Office for the following shows:

May 20, 21 and 24. Use the promotion code "HOLIDAY" when purchasing your tickets online.  

Oye! Laughs: Did you know that George Bush was fluent in Punjabi? Here is what he said to President Obama on the day he left the White House.

Oye! Sports: Oye! Times is the only South Asian media outlet to be accredited by the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Argonauts, Toronto FC, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Marlies and now Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Oye! Sports Podcast: This week Aman and Ben welcome back special guest Neil Scott to the show to discuss Red Hot Blue Jays, TFC’s collapse, NBA Draft and NHL Playoffs

Featured Articles:

Toronto FC Blow Two-Goal Lead to Chicago Fire written by Aman Dhanoa.

United States: The Most Allied Ally? written by Yasir Khan.

Say hello to the new Chrysler family  written by Kanishka Sonnadara.

Ten Billion of us in 2100 – U.N. World Population Prospects  written by Glen Asher.

Raoul Felder: The Good Divorce written by William Belle.

Laden’s glorification: An insult to Islam written by Tanveer Jafri.

Future direction of the Liberal Party: Rob Silver written by Steve Val.

British woman beheaded in supermarket in Canary Islands written by William Belle.

Oye! Contests:

Congratulations to Nimi from London 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 singer in this video.

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Some Upcoming Events:

Live Indian Music with Raziya and Saqib on Friday, May 20 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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  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. 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, 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. fights back against the sales tactics of some door-to-door sales agents.

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  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.

  May 20 & 21:: 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, May 20: Live Indian Music-Bibi
Saturday, May 21: 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.

  May 21: Hiking and fun 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: May 21:: Hiking-Shake Off Winter- From Water Falls to Kofta Balls 
Venue: Will be listed on website

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

  May 20 :: Film Screening of Tracks and Trails

Film Screening: Tracks and Trails

Synopsis: The story revolves around the lives and tribulations of young, eager, and energetic high school students. It carefully keys in on eminent issues concerning contemporary subcultures within schools: education, drugs/violence, relationship abuse, and drinking and driving. Through watching this film, universal issues of guilt, coming of age, lost friendships, and feelings of loss and suffering surface to the scene.

When: Friday, May 20 @ 6 PM till 9 PM
Venue: Lincoln M. Alexander School, 3545 Morning Star Drive, Mississauga Ontario

Click HERE to read more

  May 21: Hiking and Mix-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: May 21:: Hiking-Shake Off Winter- From Water Falls to Kofta Balls 
Venue: Will be listed on website

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

  May 28 :: Singles Speed Dating – 30+ Females, 33+ Males

This event is now open…..hurry buy your tickets soon!

Age group: Females 30 – 43, Males – 33 – 46

Event: One afternoon, One Venue, So many singles

One afternoon, you sit down and get to meet upto 10 people of the opposite sex, each for about 5 minutes (mini dates)

Date: Saturday, May 28 at 11:30 AM
Venue: Jaipur Grille, 2066 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

Contact: 647 705 2252 or email:

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 ( now running in over 70 multicultural publications (including the Oye Times!), was the inspiration to launch 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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