Dec 14 :: Snakes & Lattes, Nestle Backpack, Wine and Dine for the Holidays


Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

Articles of Interest:

American Debt: Is the U.S. Too Big to Fail? written by Glen Allen

Movie Review: The Tourist written by William Belle.

Canada F35’s: Save us from the Russians and Chinese written by Steve Val.

Over 1,000 Burkinabe soldiers now in Ivory Coast written by Daniel Ozoukou.

The day the music died: The death of John Lennon written by William Belle.

Oye! Contests:

Congratulations to Rubina 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 artist singing this song.

Email your answer to

Some Upcoming Events:

Wine and Dine for the Holidays with South Asians over 40 is being held on December 23 at North Restaurant in Toronto.

Mix and Mingle with other South Asians over 40

Come and enjoy ghazals, live karaoke and belly dancing at Desi New Year Dhamaka on January 8, 2011.

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.

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"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.

Upcoming Events:

Dec 17 :: Friday Night Mix and Mingle at Tandoori Flame
Dec 23 :: Wine and Dine for the Holidays

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

  December 17 & 18 :: 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 17: Live Indian Music-Ranjeet
Saturday, December 18: Live Indian Music-Sumon

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.

  Nestle Offer to Oye Readers: Get Free Nestle Baby Backpack

Great offer for Oye Readers

Join today and get a FREE Nestle Baby Backpack.

Click HERE for more details.

 Get Your Game on at Snakes & Lattes

Toronto’s Koreatown in the Annex is home to a new and potentially trend-setting café. Snakes & Lattes Board Game Café has no Wi-Fi, no laptops, but more importantly, no anti-social behaviour. I went on a Friday night to check it out recently and I was pleasantly surprised to see the quaint café packed to the brim with groups of friends having beers or lattes while enjoying hours of board game fun.

Upon entering the café, visitors will find the bar straight ahead to the left. One wall of the café is mostly exposed brick, giving the place the coziness of a Leslieville living room. Directly across, on the other side of the café, visitor’s eyes are drawn to a wall with shelving that is chock-full of board games.

It was self-serve seating on the night I visited, as café staff were busy filling drink orders. A few people were sitting on make shift chairs while others were turned away as all tables were occupied due to a birthday party in the back section.

 Click HERE to read more. 

 Connecting Murder with Everyday Life

Yesterday, I spoke at the University of Toronto’s December 6th event of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This event is held every year across the country to honour the 14 women who were killed in 1989 at L’École Polytechnique de Montréal. In addition to honouring the lives lost, this event is crucial in raising awareness on gender-based violence. We are reminded each year that the victims were killed simply because they were women.

Some of the investigations into the Monreal Massacre revealed that the gunman was reacting to more women being admitted into the school of engineering and he believed that feminism was to blame for more women taking up career paths that were traditionally taken up by men. The gunman believed that women were the reason his application to the school was rejected. He walked in with a gun, separated the women from the men and then specifically shot at the women, saying that he hates feminists.

Click HERE to read more. 

  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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