The FOMO Times: February 28, 2017

All of the day's hottest news in one place

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, a BMM student from Ramnarain Ruia College was a little surprised to see that Mumbai University had changed her name on her marksheet. She went from being a Kite to a Patang. University officials said that this happened because of a software that translates words from English to Marathi. Read more here.

Mumbai Will Have an Educated BMC General Assembly This Time


Out of the 227 corporators in the BMC this year, we have 1 PhD, 12 postgraduates, 18 professionals (doctors, engineers, lawyers) and 64 graduates. We also have 12 corporators who have studied till Grade 5. The Congress has the honour of the most number of school dropouts with 5, followed by the BJP with 3 and the Sena with 2.

Scary stuff going on in the Nation today.

Why Did Nationalised Banks Strike Today

No cheques were cleared today as 10 lakh bankers went on a strike today to protest against ‘anti-people banking reforms’. The strike was called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU). The Union also wants employees to be compensated for the work they did during demonetization. Read more here.

No Jobs in India’s Future?

This very scary report by Mint says that thanks to automation and restructuring of sectors, there are no new jobs being created in India. This is very bad news for the thousands of young people who graduate every year. Read the whole article here.

Good news and bad news for Indians around the World.

Indian Origin Gay Minister Could Be Ireland’s Next Prime Minister

Leo Varadkar is an openly gay minister in the Irish government and if things ago according to plan, he could be the country’s next Prime Minister. As matters go, the 38-year-old, Indian-origin Minister for Social Protection has a very good chance of making it to the top post. Read more here.

Hate Crime Against Indian in USA as His Home Gets Trashed With Shit, Eggs and Hate Messages

An Indian home in Peyton, south Colorado, was the target of a hate crime as hate messages were plastered across the home, dog shit was smeared everywhere and eggs were thrown upon the house. See more images here.

One of the greatest musicians of all time created history today. Today In History, we celebrate Michael Jackson’s 8 Grammy awards including those for Beat It and Thriller.


Sad news from the world of Entertainment today.

Game of Thrones’ Mag the Mighty is Dead

The tallest actor in Game of Thrones is dead. Neil Fingleton, seven feet seven inches tall, who played Mag the Mighty giant in season 4 of the fantasy TV series died at the age of 36 due to heart failure. Read more here.

Rant: Dear Haters, Stop Trolling Priyanka Chopra

Photo: Priyanka Chopra/Twitter
Photo: Priyanka Chopra/Twitter

Why must everyone pick on female celebrities? Anytime there’s a big event, daggers come out and people start looking for their next target. This has to stop now. Read more here.

Sports and politics should not mix but today they did.

Phogat Sister Enter DU Debate Against Gurmehar Kaur, Shashi Tharoor Stands Up For Kaur

Geeta and Babita Phogat, the wrestling sisters on whom Dangal was based, have come out in support of the anti-Gurmehar Kaur brigade. Read what they have to say here. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has exhorted Virender Sehwag to not silence Gurmehar’s idealism. Read what he has to say here.

Manchester United Sign Up a 14-Year Player

Levent Gundogan impressed Manchester United so much during a six-week trial that the club signed up him. Read more here.

If today’s News That Will Make You Smile doesn’t choke you up, you are made of stone

Preschool Teacher Donates Kidney to Student

Beth Battista, a preschool teacher in Wisconsin, donated one of her kidneys to her student 5-year-old Lyla Carreyn. Lyla suffers from a rare autoimmune disorder and Battista decided to donate after seeing Lyla battle it out for a year. Read the whole story here.