Nov 30 :: Wikileaks, Raptors, Dosti, Muammar Al-Qadhafi


Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

For me at Oye! Times christmas came early. I love international politics and when Wikileaks released the U.S government’s diplomatic cables we were all over it.

Ehud Barak sets deadline for Iran and worries about Pakistan

Oye! Sports:

Atlanta Hawks Overwhelm Toronto Raptors written by Aman Dhanoa

Up in Smoke – The Miami Heat Fizzle written by Ben Trattner

Articles of Interest:

The Best of India’s Nightlife, Only in Toronto  written by Aman Dhanoa

Men fake it too written by William Belle.

2011 Buick Regal – Test Drive written by Kanishka Sonnadara.

Pakistan: Death for blasphemy for Asia Bibi or 45:14? written by William Belle.

Interview of Tahmena Bokhari, Mrs United Nations 2010 written by Tapa Menon.

Theatre Review: Medieval Times written by William Belle.

Oye! Contests:

Congratulations to Rani from Edmonton 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 artist singing this song.

Email your answer to

Some Upcoming Events:

It is hard to leave a marriage or a long term relationship. Here is a song that may indicate if your relationship is coming to an end.

Naya Raasta :: South Asian Divorced or Separated Group are having their Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, December 4 at 1 PM.

All South Asian separated or divorced persons are encouraged to attend.

Autorickshaw will be performing on December 9 at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

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.

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: 416 875 2434)

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

  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.

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

  December 3 & 4 :: 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, December 3: Live Indian Music-Ranjeet
Saturday, December 4: 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.

  December 4 :: Naya Raasta :: Holiday Luncheon

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.

The Holiday Luncheon will allow you to mix and mingle with other Naya Raasta members. You are most welcome to bring the kids!!!

Next Event: Holiday Luncheon, Saturday, December 4, 2010 @ 1 pm till 4 pm
Venue: Humber Summit Library, 2990 Islington Ave,
Toronto, Ont

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

 Under The Covers :: Inder

Many readers email us to find out more information about people behind Oye! Times.

Born in India
Saw the Canadian snow for the first time in Jan of 1975
Got the nickname Paki in Feb 1975
Watched Darryl Sittler score 6 goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb 7, 1976
Fell in love with an Italian girl in the back of 1975 Black Monte Carlo in 1982 
Should have studied more at University of Toronto from 83-87
Graduated as a geologist.
Spent many a cold nights in a tent in Northern Canada

….. (Next week) 

View from this man’s eyes!

It is in the government’s interest to keep the general public scared of the future without them as leaders.

Majority of the people are ignorant. They are sheep and need a shepherd to lead them to the cliff.

It is always better to be a ham in the sandwich.

Now is the time for re-collaboration of the political power balance in Canada. (More to come on this issue)

This old man still loves his Indian music and Mrs. Bacardi.

  Muammar al-Qadhafi and his Ukrainian nurse

As we’ve all been warned for the better part of a week, Wikileaks, the website famed for outing the government of the United States, today released confidential United States diplomatic cables.

The subject of one document was "A Glimpse Into Libyan Leader Qadhafi’s Eccentricities" and was classified by Gene A. Cretz, the United States Ambassador to Libya appointed in 2007 by George II as the first U.S. Ambassador to Libya since 1972. From his first-hand experience with the Libyan leader and his staff, he felt that he had gained rare insight into the eccentricities and character of Muammar al-Qadhafi. Here, under the heading "Qadhafi’s Personality Reflected In His Phobias" are his supposed "proclivities":

1.) The Leader must stay on the first floor of any facility rented for him because he cannot climb more than 35 steps. As well, he needs accommodations with room to pitch his Beddouin tent because it showed visitors that he was close to his cultural roots.

2.) The Leader does not like long flights of more than 8 hours duration and often overnights in Europe while on his way to America. He also does not like to fly over water.

3.) Qadhafi relies on his long-time Ukrainian nurse, 38 year old Galyna Kolotnytska, who has been described as a
 "voluptuous blonde". He requires her aid because she alone knows his daily routine. He has a staff of four Ukrainian
 nurses that cater to his health and well-being.

Click HERE to read more. 

  December 4 :: Film Screening of Inroads of India


Inroads of India, a telefilm, will be broadcasted on Canadian cable and satellite networks.

Inroads of India is a reality based program, the concept of which, is of a immigrant who is living in Canada and yearns to go back home as he misses his life in India, He travels back to India goes through memory lane where his journey takes a spiritual turn he visits the rural areas of India where he has never travelled before in spite of living in India for 37 years.

He travels to places, which are unique, less known and out of the reach to the regular visitor. This program will help as a guide to the new tourist who is unaware of the internal roads of India. This virtual tour makes the program exciting and adventurous. The program has been designed keeping the young and old audiences in mind.

Movie Screening Date: Saturday, December 4 at 5:00 PM
Venue: Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, Ont 

Click HERE for more details. 

  December 5 :: And Still We Rise Gala

The Group of Three artists, Kumkum Ramchandani, Marlene Leighton and Abhinav Misra, will once again be painting live to raise funds for the Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Centre of Peel (SARCCP).

Tickets are $100 per head and includes dinner, art for sale, entertainment, a guest speaker and the live auction.

When: Sunday, December 5, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: Novotel Hotel, 3670 Hurontario Street, Mississauga Ont

 Click HERE for more details.

  December 31 :: Two Premier Bollywood NYE Parties for DC/Metro Area Announced!

Two Premier Bollywood NYE Parties for DC/Metro Area Announced!

The Blockbuster Bollywood New Years Eve Events are the Premiere annual events for South Asians in the DC/metro area, brainchild of Shalabh Agrawal, Manan Katohora, Nitin Verma, & Rick Khosla. These two events are slated to become a huge success and yearly event celebrating New Years Eve, the Bollywood Way attracting over 2000 South Asians in the DC area on one night.

Event 1 will be hosted at the Hyatt in Reston Town Center, Reston, Virginia. It will feature 15 item buffet; 5 Premium open bars for 3 hours; Live entertainment; Mid-Night champagne Toast; Party Favors and best of all a dedicated kids area with babysitters, all starting at $100 per person.

Event 2 is being hosted at Heritage India located in DuPoint, Washington DC. This event will feature complimentary appetizers; cash bar & party favors all within walking distance of the DuPont Metro station.

For more information contact us at 703-468-1820

Visit for details.

Date: Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 9:00 PM
Venues: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA
Heritage India DC, 1337 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington D.C., District of Columbia

Click HERE to read more.

  Thinking of changing your job!

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 ( 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.

  For Sale :: Talk of The Town Restaurant & Bar

Talk of The Town Restaurant, Bar and Apartment

Lifetime Moment To Own A Property With Running Food Business Serving East Indian And African Cuisine With Live Music On Weekends.Busy Till 2Am.Has Newly Renovated 1 Bdrm Appt With Sep Entrance.Good For Renting For Residential/Office Use.Restaurant Has 45 Seating Space With LLBO. Kitchen Fully Equipped & Storage Available.Don’t Miss The Golden Opportunity.A/C Gas Grill,All Cutlery,Fixtures And Chattles.Rooftop Sign Board Pays Off The Property Tax.

Upstair Apartment Could Fetch Upto $1,100/M, Rental Income From Restaurant $2,000/M.Also Parking Spaces Is Two, Chattels Is Yes, Hours Open 6Pm-10 Sun-Thurs And 6Pm -2Am Fri-Sat, Days Open Is 6 (Mondays Closed).

Contact Rajeev Kumar at Tel: 905-565-9565

Click HERE for more details.

  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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