Dec 29 :: Raptors + Kids, The Wealthy Barber and more!


Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

Oye! Sports: Oye! Times is the only South Asian media outlet to be accredited by the Toronto Argonauts, Toronto FC, Toronto Raptors and Toronto Marlies.

Enter your child now for their chance to take part in a FREE Toronto Raptors Basketball Clinic! 

Your codeword is: DeRozan

Articles of Interest:

Relationships: Spending Christmas and the holidays alone written by William Belle

Merry Christmas From “A Very Merry Muslim” written by Raheel Raza.

Ignatieff’s Us Vs Them Theory written by Steve Val.

Indian rocket explodes after take-off written by William Belle.

Must Read: Yes, there idiots like this person out there. 

Salman Hossain: Our favourite ??-hater is back! written by William Belle.

Oye! Contests:

Congratulations to Asha from Niagara Falls 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.

Email your answer to

Some Upcoming Events:

Movie Nights, Dinner and Dance, Winter Skating with South Asians over 40.

Mix and Mingle with other South Asians over 40

Come and dance the night away with DJ Arif at the Nawab Restaurant New Years Eve Dinner & Dance on Dec 31, 2010.

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.

Inder (Tel: 416 875 2434)

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

  Toronto Raptors and South Asian Kids

Enter your child now for their chance to take part in a Free Toronto Raptors Basketball Clinic!

There are 120 spots available to be won.

-A skill training session on the Raptors practice court
-Instruction in Ball Handling, shooting skills and passing mechanics
-Toronto Raptors Gifting

Clinics are intended for ages 8 till 14
All skill levels welcomed

Your code word is: DeRozan

Click HERE to register.

  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:

Movie Nights, Dinner and Dance, Winter Skating

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

  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!

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.

 Book Review: The Wealthy Barber

At the tender age of 25, a young David Chilton sits down and writes a short book which encapsulates some wisdom about financial planning in an easy going, easy to understand story. This accessible guide to becoming financially independent goes on to apparently sell over 2 million copies in North America. When I first "discovered" the book in 1991, I became so enamoured with its message, I bought a dozen copies and gave one to every member of my family and then to several of my friends. It opened my eyes to some very common sense ideas which for some reason had escaped me.

The story of The Wealthy Barber involves 3 people in their late twenties who visit Roy the barber and get advice about financial planning. It turns out that Roy, just a common barber, is actually a millionaire. Now not your millionaire in the sense of a Donald Trump, but your millionaire next door. Just your average guy who has been astute over the years and not been a spendthrift. Slow and steady wins the race.

 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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