The FOMO Times: February 20, 2017

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There’s always something happening in Mumbai City. Like a cricketer thinking his car is a train.

Man Drives Car On to Andheri Railway Platform

Ranji cricket player Harpeet Singh reportedly drove his car straight onto Andheri station’s platform number one during peak time. That sounds straight out of a movie! Was he being chased by bad guys? No injuries have been reported. Read the whole story here.

Mumbai Church Turns Waste Flowers to Fuel

At temples and churches many offer their respects by placing flowers. These flowers are thrown away the next day and carried off to dumping grounds. St Michael’s church in Mahim are the first church in Mumbai to have a biogas plant that converts waste flowers to eco-friendly fuel. Read the whole story here.

Is demonetization working? What should you do with a drunk girl? And Haldiram just beat McDonald’s and Domino’s. This is all in our National update.

Fake Currency Notes Are Back

The Border Security Force (BSF) seized fake currency notes of Rs. 2,000/ denomination along the Bangladesh border totaling up to an amount of Rs. 96,000/-. Looks like just demonetization is not going to be enough for counterfeiters. Read the whole story here.

No Means No


It is not, repeat NOT okay to take advantage of a woman when she’s drunk. The Bombay High Court recently rules that if a girl says yes to sex under the influence of liquor, it is not considered as consent. Read the whole story here.

Haldiram Wins


Indian homegrown brand Haldiram has overtaken Domino’s, McDonald’s, HUL and Nestle when it comes to turnover in the country. Ultimately though, it is obesity that is the real winner here.

One more day and Donald Trump could hit a hat-trick on FOMO World. Today he has Adolf Hitler for company. 

Donald Trump Trips in One Month = Obama Trips in One year

US President Donald Trump’s family trips cost the US taxpayer $11.3 million in month one. This is almost how much Barack Obama and family spent on their trips in a YEAR! The average travel expenses for the Obamas worked out to $12.1 million a year. Read the whole story here.

Adolf Hitler’s Phone of Death Sold for $240,000 in Auction

The phone that Adolf Hitler used to order the deaths of millions of Jews and issue commands to his army was sold at an auction for $240,000. The auction house Alexander Historical Auctions did not reveal the buyer’s name. The winning bid was made over a…. wait for it…. telephone. Read the whole story here.

Is Rifad-bi dead? And what’s up with Jagga Jasoos? Today’s Entertainment is entertaining.

Jagga Jasoos Delayed Because Anurag Basu Wants To Reshoot Scenes

Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif starrer, Jagga Jasoos has been delayed because director Anurag Basu is reportedly unhappy with certain scenes in the movie and wants to reshoot them. Read the whole story here.

Farida Jalal Is Alive

Farida Rifad-bi Jalal is alive. Contrary to all social media rumours that were making the rounds on Sunday announcing the death of Farida Jalal, the 67-year old actress is very much alive. Her PR team issued a release denying rumours of her death.

The IPL is back. Today was the auction. That’s all in Sports.

IPL: It’s All About the Money


The IPL auctionstook place today. The infograph above explains it all!

Reliance is entering the cab-aggregator space. And no, it’s not in competition with Uber and Ola. This is our Tech update.

Use JioMoney to Pay For Uber 

Mukeshbhai is slowly making his presence felt. You can now use Reliance’s JioMoney to pay for Uber rides. Read the whole story here.

He had it all and then he threw it away. Today in History..

…Kurt Cobain Was Born


Kurt Cobain would have turned 50 today. That is, if he hadn’t taken a shotgun and blown his brains out in 1994 and joined The 27 Club. We miss you, man.

Meow! This is News That Will Make You Smile.

Cat Saves Family of Five from Fire

We normally don’t do cat stories but this one was a no-brainer. Gizmo, the cat woke up her sleeping family of five alerting them to a small fire in the house. Read the whole story here.