The FOMO Times: February 21, 2017

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Mumbai went to polls today. The turnout was 52.17% as a lot of City dwellers failed to find their names in the voter list. We have one such story for you.

How I Had to Fight to Vote Today

After standing in the queue for 45 minutes, it was my turn to vote. One of the helpers, who was from the Shiv Sena asked for my voting ID Card and voting slip. I said, “I had applied for my Election Card online. I have all the details of the same but I don’t have the Election Card in hand because it was not posted, hence I don’t have my voting slip either.” He immediately replied, “Voting Card nahin hai toh vote mat karo.” Read the whole story here.

Your Bread May Be Infested with Rodents

Fifteen out of the 76 bakeries in Mahim, Matunga, Dadar have been issued notices for ill hygiene after an alert resident’s complaint. Apparently, many bakeries don’t have a proper garbage disposal system which leads to filth, rats and insects crawling all over your daily bread. Now’s a good time to go off carbs. Read the whole story here.

Bombay High Court is consistently getting in on our National update. Today, it shares space with air pollution and cyclists.

Pune Resettlement Office Should Be Thrown in Dam: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court lost it on Monday when it slammed the Maharashtra government for inaction in resettling people who have been displaced by the Chaskaman dam in Pune. Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Girish Kulkarni said that the resettlement officer should be thrown in the dam because of negligence of duty that has caused the ex-residents to be homeless and sleep on the streets. Read the whole story here.

Cycling Kills You in These 13 Indian Cities

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Cycling is supposed to be healthy. But thanks to the massive amounts of pollutants in the air, cycling in any of these cities over a certain number of minutes will adversely affect your health. Delhi, Gwalior, Allahabad, Jodhpur and a bunch of other cities fall in this category.

Tere mooh mein keede! Aaj ki Gandi Baat.

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Only girls can get pregnant! Wow, we never knew that. Idiot. Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe had this gem to share. The probability of girls getting pregnant is 100% while that of boys getting pregnant is next to zero.

Today was a controversial day in World news.

France’s Marine Le Pen Refuses to Wear Headscarf to Greet Lebanon’s Grand Mufti

French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen, from the far-right party National Front, refused to wear a headscarf to meet Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian of Lebanon. He is the head of Dar al-Fatwa, the foremost religious authority for Sunni Muslims in Lebanon. Read the whole story here. 

Ex-Cop Says Philippine President Duterte Ordered Killings As Mayor  

Arthur Lascanas, a retired Philippine cop said President Rodrigo Duterte ordered him and other police officers, to kill criminals and opponents, including people who criticized him. The cops were paid for these killings. Read the whole story here.

Entertainment

Milind ‘Ultraman’ Soman is Making India Very Proud

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Milind Soman completed a 517.5 km race (swimming, running and bike-riding) in 34 hours and 46 minutes in Ontario, Floria at ‘The Ultraman’. And he did all of this, barefoot. This supermodel has turned into Superman.

This is How Ranbir Kapoor Looks Like In Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic

The resemblance is uncanny. Maybe this movie could actually be a hit. God knows, Ranbir Kapoor needs one right now.

Sports

Leaving Cricket Caused Depression and Heavy Drinking: Andrew Flintoff 

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Everyone remembers Andrew Flintoff as this big, burly, smiling English allrounder with a golden arm. This interview with BBC Live 5 Sport Radio shows you a dark side of him. Read his quotes here and listen to his interview here.

Today in History, we go down the Harry Potter franchise.

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Professor Snape would have turned 71 today. Alan Rickman is most famous for his villainous roles (Snape in Harry Potter and Hans Gruber in Die Hard) but the man was beloved by many fans.

Want to know why software engineers get paid so little? Ex-Infosys CFO tells you why in our Tech update.

IT Companies Conspire to Pay Low Freshers Salaries

TV Mohandas Pai, who was the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) For Infosys said that IT companies gang up to ensure that freshers salaries are very low. In two decades freshers salaries have gone from Rs. 2.5 lakhs a year to Rs. 3.5 lakhs a year. Read the whole story here.

Today’s News That Will Make You Smile reminds you why whatever happens, our moms will never stop being our moms.

Moms are awesome. Connor Cox studies at Westminster College in Pennsylvania and he received two packages from his mom. He thought that his mom was missing him and sent him goodies to show her love. The first package had food. The second one had kachra. When he called up his mom, she told him it was all the trash from his room that he forgot to throw away when he left. Read the whole story here.