The FOMO Times: February 13, 2017

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Generally, we start off with City news. Today, we would be daft to do that.

Sunday was a night of award shows. The Grammys and BAFTAs were announced. That’s pretty much our Entertainment quotient for today.

And the Winners At BAFTA Are…. 

Best Film: La La Land

Best Actor: Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress: Emma Stone for La La Land

Best Director: Damien Chazelle for La La Land

EE Rising Star Award: Tom Holland

Outstanding British Film: I, Daniel Blake 

Best Supporting Actor: Dev Patel for Lion

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis for Fences 

Grammy Awards: Of Adele, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Metallica


Adele won five awards at the 59th Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Hello’, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Album for 25. This takes her total Grammy count to 15.

Is Jolly LLB My Girlfriend?

Talking to Arshad Warsi is a laugh-a-thon. We wonder why he doesn’t do stand-up comedy. In this interview, he talks about his upcoming movie Irada and his feelings on seeing Akshay Kumar replace him in Jolly LLB 2. Read more here.

Now, that you have had your dose of entertainment, here’s what’s been happening in the City.

Who’s Chipkali Is It Anyway? 

In general, hostel food is not really that great. Watery dal is acceptable; a lizard is not, even if it is part of the ‘non veg’ meal. A student at Sant Eknath Boys’ Government Hostel, spotted a lizard in his chicken curry and alerted the others immediately. Meanwhile, the blacklisted food contractor blames it on the students.

Smoke Some Ganja, Vote For Me

Don’t do drugs kids. The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai has seized 40 kg of ganja meant to be distributed as part of the election campaign and expects a huge inflow of drugs next week. What will our political parties think of next?

A lot of politics today but we don’t really know if we should get into that (write to us at [email protected] or text back if you want us to cover politics). Here’s some National news for you.

How Kaziranga’s Rangers Save Rhinos: Shoot and Kill Poachers

We are not really sure what to make of this. While rhinos need to be preserved, is killing another living being really the way to do it? Well, that’s what Kaziranga rangers think. They have been gunning down poachers on sight. More than 20 were killed in 2015.

Today’s World news is out of this world. Literally, we are not kidding. And, there’s also something about Pakistan and love.

The Galaxy With An Explosive Past

Credit: ESO. Acknowledgement: Flickr user Josh Barrington
Credit: ESO. Acknowledgement: Flickr user Josh Barrington

NGC 4981, a spiral galaxy that lies 75 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo has witnessed not one, but two supernovae. A supernova is the last, gigantic explosion a star makes during the last phase of its evolution.

In the image, NGC 4981 is not going through any explosions. The bright star observed in the centre of the galaxy is a foreground star – it is not part of NGC 4981.

Pakistan Bans Valentine’s Day

The Islamabad High court has banned Valentine Day’s celebration across the country after accepting a petition saying that it is un-Islamic. Hope no political party in India tries to copy this!

We believe that we should learn something every day. And history is the best teacher. Today in History


Jab Bhagwan ek darwaza bandh karta hain, toh do khulte hain. Exactly what’s been happening in Tech.

After Japan, Canada Wants to Welcome Indian Techies

Thanks to Donald Trump, opportunities for Indian techies are springing up across the world. After Japan said it’s looking forward to Indians coming to their country, it’s now Canada’s turn to say yes to India.

Sports: Today, it’s all about cricket. And where there’s cricket there has to be some nationalism also, na? 

India Win One-Off Test Against Bangladesh by 208 Runs

No surprises here. India won the one-off Test against Bangladesh when they bowled out Bangladesh for 250 at Hyderabad on day 5. While Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja both took four wickets each, a large factor in the win was because of the pace bowlers Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma.

Irfan Pathan and the Curious Case of the Pakistani Girl

India all-rounder Irfan Pathan recounted an interesting incident from his international playing days. Apparently, a girl in Lahore asked him why he played for India in spite of being a Muslim and his reply to her was awesome!

We know you hate the start of the week. Here’s some News That Will Make You Smile before you bid adieu to Monday Blues.

Dog Takes Bullet For Owner, Lives to Bark the Tale

A dog in New York might have saved his owner’s life when he took a bullet that a nervous mugger fired his gun, catching the dog in the lower back. The dog was rushed to a vet and the bullet was extracted. The dog is alive and well.