The FOMO Times: February 17, 2017

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The common man won in this great City of ours today. Twice. 

Peon Joins StartUp, Makes Rs. 50 Lakh Off ESOPS

This story will warm your hearts. This is the story of how a peon, Shyam Kumar, who was the first employee of payment gateway startup CitrusPay, made Rs. 50 lakh thanks to ESOPS (employee stock options). He joined the company in 2010 at a salary of Rs. 8,000/-. November 26, 2016 was when the first installment of Rs. 26 lakh was deposited in his account. Read the whole story here.

Mahindra Holidays Doesn’t Give Man Holiday For 6 Years, Has to Pay Rs. 2 Lakh As Fine

Andheri resident Nigel D’Souza was repeatedly denied ‘free holidays’ for six years by Mahindra Holidays. He paid a total amount of Rs 1,73,559 as membership fees but could never manage to get his holiday. After the company offered him a ‘refund’ of Rs 12,367,  D’Souza took them to court. Two years later, District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum ruled in his favour. Read the whole story here.

From toilets to scientists, we got it covered in our National update for today. 

Badbudaar din aa gaye. Money for Toilets Hasn’t Come in


The government was supposed to give every family Rs. 12,000/- to build toilets in their homes so that people didn’t defecate in the open. People took loans worth to build those toilets and now there is no money coming in. Read the whole story here.

Women Scientists Who Worked Day and Night To Make Sure ISRO Was Successful

The eight scientists in this list worked day in and day out to ensure that ISRO and the 104 satellite payload would be a success. Theirs is a story that deserves to be heard. Their names are: Ritu Karidhal, Moumita Dutta, Nandini Harinath, Anuradha TK, N Valarmathi, Minal Sampath (who didn’t take a single day off, not weekends or National Holidays also), Kriti Faujdar, and Tessy Thomas. Read the whole story here.

The Donald is back on FOMO and this time, he’s talking without thinking. As usual. Here’s what’s been happening in the World.

Oye Sardarji! Thanks Yaar

From ISIS to floods, from demonetization to lakes overflowing, the Sikh community has always stood up and helped the world in times of need. This story captures all the times, Sardarjis helped out the world. Read the whole story here.

Donald Trump’s Nonsensical Remarks At His Press Conference

‘Russia is fake news’. On being asked about his links to Russia.

‘The greatest thing I could do [politically] is shoot that ship that’s 30 miles offshore right out of the water.’ To prove that he is a tough guy and will shoot Russia’s ship off the water.

For more of Donald Trump’s nonsense, read this story here.

It’s a Friday. Obviously, there’s going to be a review in our Entertainment update.

Irada Is A Refreshingly Different Bollywood Movie

Naseeruddin Shah-Arshad Wasri starrer Irada is a movie that takes on the problem of the environment and pollution. It takes guts to make a film like this and Aparnaa Singh has done a fine job with her debut as a director. Read the whole review here.

Linkin Park Releases New Single Heavy (Feat Kiiara)

Check it out!

There’s only one update in Sports today. And yes, we know the Aussies have landed in India, but c’mon it’s just a tour match.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Says He’s Indiana Jones

There’s never a dull moment when Ibrahimovic is around. This time, he’s compared himself to Indiana Jones, all because he scored his first hat-trick for Manchester United against St Etienne. Read the whole story here.

Today in History


News That Will Make You Smile

We’ve taken this one from the Humans of Bombay Facebook page.

“I’ve heard countless stories of her backpacking travels to India as a hippie when she was in her 20s. After retirement I wanted her to relive that experience, but with me — so here we are! We have a lot of to-do lists, one of which is her trying on a sari– I think she’s going to look beautiful!” 



Tesla and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk claims that the concept of flying cars is flawed. Basically, he’s telling Google and Uber that they are wasting money in their ventures. Read the whole story here.