Prior to November 1999


*The National Indo-Canadian Council held a successful conference in Winnipeg on Oct. 2, 1999 and elections on Oct. 3, 1999. NICC has started a fundraising drive for the victims of the cyclone in Orissa. For details, please call Vinod Sharma at 780-461-3267, Rekha Merchant at 416-283-0074, Ashok Sharma at 604-526-1322, Anil Jindal at 204-255-0097, or click "Community News" on the left panel.

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*Arya Samaj Markham has also organized a fundraising drive for the victims of the cyclone in Orissa, For details, please call Amar Erry at 905-471-1211 or temple at 905-475-5778 or click "Community News" on the left panel.

*Panorama India - Towards the new Millenium. The Panorama India Festival organized by the Consulate General of India in Toronto and Indo-Canadian  organizations in partnership with the Harbourfront Centre to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the Independence Day of India was a great success.   For more details and some of the photographs of various events and activities, please click "Panorama India" on the left panel.

*For an e-mail on facts about India which we received from Mr. Sunil Shah from Bombay, India, please click "Panorama" on the left panel.

*Friends of South Asia at the Royal Ontario Museum and United Way of Greater Toronto  present an evening with Deepa Mehta and an advance screening of her new film EARTH on Thursday, September 2, 1999.  For details, please call Arti Chandaria at 416-444-0347 or click "Community News" on the left panel.

*1999 NetIP - NA Conference is organized by the South Asian Professionals’ Networking Association (SAPNA) and the South Asian Community Council (SACC) of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) from Sept. 3-5 1999. For details, please call Mr. Shayam Kaushal at 416-445-4890 or click "Community News" on the left panel.

*Hindu Cultural Society has organized a dinner to raise funds for the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir on Sunday, September 19, 1999. For details, please call Ashok Kaushal at 905-737-0350, Hari Chopra at 416-284-4947, or click "Community News" on the left panel.

*Federation of Gujarati Associations (FOGA) has organized a Raas-Garba, folkdance, and entertainment program on Saturday, September 25, 1999. For details, please call Elesh Ruparel at 905-707-1848 or click "Community News" on the left panel.

*Balmukund Parikh (father of Gitu Parikh) who was also known as Swami Gitaprakashanand passed away recently in England. For a tribute to him, please click "Seniors' Page" on the left panel.

*Mahatma Gandhi is a candidate for the title "TIME’s Person of the Century". For details, visit or call Surinder Sharma at 416-871-1718.

*Organization of South Asian Police Officers of Ontario has organized The Annual Dinner & Dance Gala on Saturday, October 30, 1999. For details, please call Kamal Driver at 416-808-1311 or click "Community News" on the left panel.

* SHARMINI Was Murdered. For details, please click "Special Bulletins" on the left panel.

*Rang Bahar proudly presents Dharatiputra. For performances in North America and Europe and other details, please click "Arts & Talent" on the left panel.

*For an interesting e-mail we received from Prof. Ramsinh Asher from Washington, D.C., please click "Planning for the 21st Century" on the left panel.

  Click Here To Win!!!*For the article "Articling in Ontario" by Jay Chauhan, please click "Business & Trade" on the left.

* We present "A Tribute to Gandhiji" and "Banking in India" articles by our feature writer Mrs. Meena Bhandari. For details, please click "Women's World" on the left.

*We are now offering our life members and members chances to win prizes  - thanks to our sponsors. For a chance to win a prize, visit different sections and click on special buttons. Our sponsors want you to visit them at this website and their shows / events / business places. Best of luck. Click for a Chance to Win!!!

* We welcome Yutesh Entertainment,   Sangam Indian Cuisine, TOTAL SECURITY, Capital Sports, and S L Graphics, as sponsors for this website. For details, please click "Business & Trade" on left.

* We have received some photographs for the successful rally for religious harmony in India on March 20, 1999 which was sponsored by the Canadian Council of South Asian Christians. Please click "Community News" on the left.

* Under a Youth & Talent Exchange Program your child can visit India and learn about India from a child of similar age in India. For details, please click the "Arts & Talent" or "Youth Corner" section on the left.

*The METAMORPHOSIS 7 organizes yogic exercises of enlightenment. For details,  please contact Razia Thadani at 1-905-477-6177 or Raman Seedhar at 1-416-208-6131.

* Mr. Ramesh Mishra, an active community member in Toronto area, passed away, and will be sadly missed by a large number of grieving family members and friends. He initiated various community projects. For a tribute to him in Hindi by Mr. Shiam Tripathi, please click the "Seniors' Page" section on the left.

* The Peel Regional Council has approved the appointment of Mrs. Savita Junnarkar as the citizen appointment to the Peel Police Services Board, Ontario, Canada to serve from April 9, 1998  until November 30, 2000. For details, please click the "Women's World" section on the left.

* Professionals in the field of immigration & citizenship in various communities in Canada prepared briefs for the hearings.  For detalis, please click the "Planning for the 21st Century" page on the left.

* Newspapers should take care not to print the swastika in a way that is offensive to those religions that revere it, the Ontario Press Council says in upholding a complaint against the Toronto Star.   For details, please click  the "Planning for the 21st Century " section on the left.

* The Zoroastrian community of the Toronto area will greatly miss Mrs. Sabar Patel.  For details, please click the  "Women's World" section.

* The Hindu-Gujarati-Vanik community of the Toronto area will greatly miss Mr. Chandrakant Modi.  For details, please click the "Community News " section.

*A special surprise party to honour Mrs. Sushilaben Merchant on the occasion of her 80th birthday was organized. For details and photographs, please click "Seniors" on the left.

Information sought regarding a crime.  For details, please click the "Special Bulletins" section on the left.