Mark your calendars for music, dance and PM Narendra Modi’s visit


They say April showers bring May flowers.

I am all for it, as long as it’s not the dreaded white stuff that the blue skies kept dumping on us. No doubt that stuff looks pristine and oh so romantic when a Bollywood starlet is cavorting in a chiffon saree, but trust me, it’s nuisance.

So here you go, enjoy some of these 2015 April events in the Greater Toronto Area.

Saturday, April 4 – 25Naach Meri Jaan

Event: Naach Meri Jaan

Details: Toronto Centre for Arts, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto, will be pulsating with rhythm and tempo as a dance competition by Glitterati Entertainment and Sanskriti Arts gets underway. Pria Haider and Naved Jaffrey are bringing the dance competition to promote South Asian talent in forms such as Bhangra, Bollywood, Fusion, etc.

Contact: Tickets can be purchased here

Saturday, April 18Ustad Rahat Fateh

Event: Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali (concert)

Details: Hershey Centre, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, will host Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali for a concert kicking-off at 8:30 p.m.

Contact: For tickets and more details, visit here


BaisakhiEvent: Baisakhi Bonanza

Details: Dilwale Dilliwale is hosting a celebration of Baisakhi with an evening of music (Geet), Sufi poetry and Ghazals at Sagan Banquet Hall, 7180 Edwards Blvd. Tickets cost $50/person and includes dinner.

Contact: For information and tickets, visit here



Event: NaMo in Toronto

Details: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Toronto, Wednesday, April 15 at the Ricoh Coliseum, 45 Manitoba Dr., Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 at

This is Modi’s first bilateral visit. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Modi are expected to discuss trade and economic ties.

Contact: here