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Dear Haters, Stop Trolling Priyanka Chopra

The 2017 Oscars appealed to Indians because of two reasons: One was Dev Patel, the second--Priyanka Chopra. While everyone went ga-ga over Patel’s unshaven...

Remembering Michael Jackson’s Record-Breaking Eight Grammys

On this day in 1984, Michael Jackson won a record eight awards at the 26th Grammy Awards: Best R&B Vocal, Male for ‘Billie Jean’, Best R&B...

The FOMO Times: February 28, 2017

Today’s City news will make you laugh and Mumbai elections will make you hope again. Mumbai University Translates Student’s Name from Kite to Patang Nikita Kite,...

Wolverine: One Last Time

I grew up watching superhero movies and cartoons; I devoured their comics. I believe anyone who has watched the X-Men animated series or even...

India to Get Its First Sign Language Dictionary

India will soon launch its first Indian Sign Language (ISL) dictionary in March. The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), an autonomous body under...

Mumbai: Aaj Ka Scene, February 28, 2017

Are you one of those people who has no clue what to do after work? Even if you are hanging out with friends, do...

I Didn’t Copy From Steve Jobs, Says Bill Gates

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and now the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation took to Reddit for his fifth AMA (Ask...

This Pakistani Boy Can Pop His Eyes Out—Literally

Ahmed Ali, a 14-year-old boy, has become an Internet sensation after videos of his eye-popping skills went viral. And when we mean eye-popping we...

These Comics about a Short Girl and Her Bearded Boyfriend Will Make Your Heart...

Digital artist Catana Chetwynd’s adorable comics are all about a “short girl and a bearded boyfriend doing the things they do”. She started posting...

The FOMO Times: February 27, 2017

We start off with the Oscars tonight. Like we would start off with something else other than the biggest night in Entertainment. It Was All...

This Lady Fights For Men Wrongly Accused of Dowry Harassment

‘A law made to save lives…has taken many lives’ reads the tagline at the end of the trailer of ‘Martyrs of Marriage’ a feature-length...

Virender Sehwag Should Be Ashamed of the Post He Put Up To Counter a...

Virender Sehwag is a funny man on Twitter. He was funny when he took on Piers Morgan, he is funny when he pokes fun...

Mumbai: Aaj Ka Scene, February 27, 2017

Are you one of those people who has no clue what to do after work? Even if you are hanging out with friends, do...

Oscars 2017: Of Diversity, Trump-Bashing and Cookies

The biggest surprise of the night wasn't cookies and doughnuts raining on the audience— it was Suicide Squad walking off with two Oscars. The universally...

CBFC Doesn’t Know How to View Films: Alankrita Shrivastava

“The story is lady oriended, their fantasy above life. “There are contanious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about...

Five Times Vishal Bhardwaj Screwed Up Big Time with Rangoon

Rangoon is the equivalent of trying to order a la carte but being forced to eat a thali at a restaurant. You don’t really...

The FOMO Times: February 25, 2017

One inspiring story from Mumbai City, and another one to make sure we keep up with pickpocketers. Single Mother Awarded for Her Tireless Support to...

Kenyan Farmer Spends His Evenings Carrying Water to Drought-Stricken Wild Animals

Pea farmer by day, superhero by night. Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua drives down to a waterhole in Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park three evenings a...

Baahubali 2 Not Releasing in April, Releasing On…

Baahubali 2 has hit another snag, this time with VFX. This means another delay for the movie. “Previously the release was planned for December 2016, then the...

Mumbai: Weekend Ka Scene, February 25 and 26, 2017

Are you one of those people who has no clue what to do after work? Even if you are hanging out with friends, do...

This Man Took a Bullet Trying to Save Two Indian Engineers

Ian Grillot has been hailed a hero after he took a bullet trying to save two Indians from a shooting at a Kansas City...

Bayside Weekly

Here’s presenting a modest list of cool things that were written over the last week. Some we wrote, some we wish we had written....

The CBFC Does Not Have an Issue with Your Fantasies – Unless You’re a...

On February 23, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) declared that it cannot award a certificate to the film Lipstick Under My Burkha. Lipstick...

NOTA: Exercising Your Right to Say No

This year’s BMC Election saw the largest voter turnout in Mumbai ever – 55% of the city’s people who are eligible to voter cast...

The Only Indian Goalkeeper to Stop Pele Died Last Week and None of Us...

Shibaji Banerjee died on February 19, 2017 because of a cardiac arrest. He was 68 years old. Few of us know who he is...

The FOMO Times: February 24, 2017

Two stories about children in our City update today. The Little Girl Who Decided the Fate of an Election Candidate Ward number 220 saw three consecutive...

Mumbai: Aaj Ka Scene, February 24, 2017

Are you one of those people who has no clue what to do after work? Even if you are hanging out with friends, do...

Review: Rangoon Belongs to Kangana Ranaut

Title: Rangoon Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Genre: Drama Duration: 2 hours 47 minutes Bayside Rating: 2.5/5 Love, jealousy, betrayal, and war--Rangoon tries to bring...

A.R. Rahman’s Urvasi Just Got a Feminist Makeover And It’s Very Cool

A.R. Rahman recently released an 'updated' version of his classic Urvasi on MTV Unplugged and it rocked. Two days back, Breakthrough India reworked the...

WhatsApp Has Copied Snapchat and People Are Pissed

On February 20, WhatsApp replaced their regular status updates with a new feature called ‘Status’. This new feature allows you to post images, gifs,...

Director of Freedom 251 Smartphone Held for Fraud

The director of Ringing Bells—which was behind the astonishingly low-priced Freedom 251 smartphone—has been held by police for alleged fraud. Mohit Goel, the director...
FOMO Times Bayside Journal

The FOMO Times: February 23, 2017

So who is going to govern Mumbai City? Shiv Sena Just About Beats the BJP in BMC Elections The Shiv Sena won 84 wards in Mumbai...

Texts i wanna send my ex: This Spreadsheet Collects Texts You Want to Send...

All of us have done it. Or have thought about it. Or have come really close to doing it but then came to our...

Review: The Junkyard Cafe, Bandra

After a pretty successful run in New Delhi, The Junkyard Cafe recently opened up a branch in Bandra, Mumbai. We decided to pay a...

Mumbai: Aaj Ka Scene, February 23, 2017

Are you one of those people who has no clue what to do after work? Even if you are hanging out with friends, do...

Orphanage Tells Mothers Their Babies Are Stillborn; Sells Infants for Rs 1 Lakh Plus

An orphanage in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal has been shut down by authorities after reports emerged they were selling off children illegally. The orphanage—which was...

Madam Should Help Me Lose Weight: Fat Shamed Cop Speaks Out Against Shobaa De

Shobhaa De faced the wrath of the Twiteratti two days ago after she tweeted a picture of an overweight police officer with the caption:...
FOMO Times Bayside Journal

The FOMO Times: February 22, 2017

This is what happened in Mumbai City today. Mumbai Police Shuts Down Shobhaa De https://twitter.com/MumbaiPolice/status/834075978775289857?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Shobhaa De gets an epic response from the Mumbai Police after trying...

Ain’t No Party like a Ghati Party

When you meet Arpit Rai for the first time, you can guess by his demeanour and way of speaking that he’s probably an “engineer...

When Mumbai Police Shut Down Shobhaa De on Twitter

Shobhaa De—who once said that Kate Middleton doesn’t have the ‘derriere’ to carry off a sari—has now body shamed a police officer.  https://twitter.com/DeShobhaa/status/834033020080443392 She shared this...

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13 Andaz Apna Apna Dialogues We All Use In Real Life

Andaz Apna Apna turns 21 today! It means it can now drink beer and wine in bars, officially. We all want to sit around...

I Was Date Raped at Age 17

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