Jan 18: Bollywood – Images and Themes, Women and Romantic Songs

Welcome to another edition of Oye! Grapevine.

It is with great sadness that we announce that Sergeant Ryan Russell of Metro Toronto Police was killed on January 12 in line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones he left behind.

Oye! Times along with CBC, CTV, Global and CityTV will broadcast live coverage of Sergeant Ryan Russell Funeral at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, Jan 18. Click HERE to view live broadcast. 

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.

Detroit Pistons Outlast Toronto Raptors 101-95 written by Aman Dhanoa.

Featured Articles:

Annandi Merhai : An up and coming photographer written by William Belle.

Sudan Referendum was fair and free, IGAD written by Waakhe Simon Wudu.

Living in fear with Stephen Harper! written by Steve Val.

Need to free Islam from the clutches of extremism written by Tanveer Jafri.

Protest of choice: Man sets himself on fire in Cairo written by William Belle.

Lata Pada receives the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award by the President of India written by Claudia Di Pietro.

Oye! Contests:

Congratulations to Tess from Markham 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: If you remember the cold winter of 1975 then you will remember this event. Name the singer of this song.

Email your answer to inder@oyetimes.com

Some Upcoming Events:

Feb 4 :: Besharam Night with South Asians over 40.

Mr. Wnukowski will perform a concert featuring the demonic and blissful works of Franz Liszt as well as the lyrical and dramatic works of Polish composers Chopin and Szymanowski on Heaven and Hell: A Year of Liszt on February 4, 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" 

  January 17-28 :: Annandi Merhai’s Bollywood – Images and Themes

The artist’s subjects and inspiration are drawn directly from the Bollywood films she loves. From portraits of film stars like Sushmita Sen and Arjun Rampal, to exploring the love stories, mother figures, gems and colourful bazaars that appear in many Bollywood films, Merhai presents a diverse cultural exploration through the lens of her artistic practice.

Merhai’s passion for art and fascination with anthropology and the Indian diaspora are combined in a substantial thematic body of work. Her work has been exhibited at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, Canadian National Exhibition (as part of Masala Mehendi Masti) and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and on campus in the Gales Gallery and the Eleanor Winters Gallery.

Dates: January 17-28 @ 10 am till 4:30 pm
Venue: Gales Gallery, 105 Accolade West Building, York University, Keele Campus, Toronto

Click HERE for more details.

  January 21 & 22 :: 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, January 21: Live Indian Music-Bibi
Saturday, January 22: Live Indian Music-Anil

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.

 Women react to romantic songs

A recent study has concluded that women are twice as likely to accept a date from a stranger if they have just heard a romantic song. Should all the men be paying attention to the Muzak playing in the coffee shop or the bar before springing the question? Maybe the "right moment" is the moment after what we may consider to be the sappy love song.

The study with the large title of ‘Love is in the air’: Effects of songs with romantic lyrics on compliance with a courtship request was conducted by Nicolas Guéguen, Professor of Social Behaviour at the University of Bretagne-Sud in France. Professor Guéguen indicates that his research interests focus on atmospherics and consumer behaviour and compliance-gaining procedures. I’m not sure what that means but it all sounds important.

Now, how did this study of Mr. Guéguen – Or should I say Monsieur Guéguen? – come to such a conclusion?

Click HERE to read more. 

  January 22 :: 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: Saturday, January 22, 2010 @ Noon till 2 pm
Venue: York Woods Library, 1785 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, Ont

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

  Feb 4 :: Besharam Night 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.

Upcoming Events:

Feb 4 :: Besharam Night

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

  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 (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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