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Arfa Javaid is a journalist working with the Hindustan Times' Delhi team. She covers trending topics, human interest stories, and viral content online.

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Jodhpur man beats the heat by installing makeshift shower on scooter: Video

Jodhpur: The makeshift shower set-up, as seen in the viral video, includes a pipe, a small shower, and a plastic water can.

Jodhpur: Man seeking respite from scorching heat through the makeshift shower. (Instagram/@fun.with.singh)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 12:31 PM IST

Diljit Dosanjh’s Hollywood touch to G.O.A.T. on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show

Punjabi singer Diljit Dosanjh performed the chart-topping tracks - G.O.A.T. and Born to Shine - on Jimmy Fallon’s popular chat show, The Tonight Show.

Jimmy Fallon (left) and Diljit Dosanjh (right) on The Tonight Show. (YouTube/@fallontonight)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 10:36 AM IST

Qatar Airways flight attendant nails Nora Fatehi’s Saki Saki steps: Viral video

The viral video that shows the flight attendant acing Nora Fatehi’s Saki Saki dance steps inside a club has wowed Internet users.

Qatar Airways flight attendant (left) matching Nora Fatehi's (right) Saki Saki dance steps. (Instagram/@prasadgund8 and YouTube/@tseries)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 07:15 PM IST

‘India, not for beginners’: People in Bihar jump onto train coupler to board it

The video that shows people in Bihar risking their lives to get onto a train has left the Internet unanimously agreeing that “India is not for beginners”.

Passengers jumping onto the coupler of a crowded train travelling from Bihar's Darbhanga to Amritsar, Punjab. (Instagram/@mr.vishal_sharma_)
Published on Jun 18, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Indians on UK heatwave alert at 26 degrees: ‘2 degrees above our AC setting'

Indians have been sharing witty responses to a foreign publication’s report on a heatwave alert in the United Kingdom at 26 degrees Celsius.

UK's heatwave alert at 26 degrees Celsius elicited numerous reactions from Indians, including one from an IFS officer who termed the temperature in Britain as
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 04:06 PM IST

Vir Das’ stern note to Zepto to ‘stop’ sending him notifications, company reacts

Comedian Vir Das was annoyed by Zepto’s notifications and urged the quick commerce company to “stop” sending them. The company’s response to this is unmissable.

The award-winning comedian, Vir Das, requested Zepto to
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 01:54 PM IST

UPSC aspirant denied late entry. Mother faints, father says ‘ek saal gaya’

A video of a UPSC aspirant comforting her unconscious mother and emotional father after being denied entry to her exam centre has gone viral on the Internet.

UPSC aspirant comforting her mother, who fell unconscious at the exam centre in Gurugram. (X/@333maheshwariii)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 12:52 PM IST

Who is Zara Shatavari? All about ‘Miss AI’ candidate from India

Zara Shatavari is a “PCOS and depression warrior”. She is also a foodie, travel enthusiast, and fashion lover.

Zara Shatavari, who represents India at 'Miss AI', has over 7,500 followers on Instagram. (Instagram/@zarashatavari)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 10:48 AM IST

‘Only people with IQ higher than 140 can see the odd one’. Are you one of them?

The brain teaser that has been going viral on Instagram claims that only people with high IQ can solve it.

Brain Teaser: How quickly can you spot the odd football in this picture shared on Instagram?(Instagram/@brainteaser_hub)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 04:33 PM IST

‘Nvidia chips for INR 199’: Menu for ‘Bhundraiser’ event in NCR is viral

The viral “Bhundraiser” menu features a variety of cocktails, snacks and a desert.

This creative
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 03:40 PM IST

German TikToker goes desi with Aditi Rao Hydari's Gajgamini walk from Heeramandi

Aditi Rao Hydari, who performed the viral Gajgamini walk in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi, commented on the German influencer’s video shared by Netflix.

German TikToker Noel Robinson performing viral Gajgamini walk by Aditi Rao Hydari in Netflix's Heeramandi. (Instagram/@netflix_in)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 01:55 PM IST

Guard’s romantic proposal during Trooping the Colour ceremony wins hearts: Viral

A royal guard proposed to the love of his life before the royal family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as part of Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Trooping the Colour 2024: Prince George of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Elon Musk reacts to Dubai Police’s addition of Tesla Cybertruck to patrol fleet

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk reacted to Dubai Police’s post about Cybertruck joining their luxury patrol fleet.

After Tesla Cybertruck joined Dubai Police's fleet of patrol vehicles, Elon Musk reacted to the news.
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 02:59 PM IST

Eid-al-Adha Qurbani meat delivery in UAE: ‘Bengaluru, you’re a step behind’

Eid-al-Adha in UAE: There’s no delivery fee for Udhiya (Qurbani) meat, and the minimum order should be AED 1200 (approximately ₹27,000).

UAE: Screengrab of the app that delivers Qurbani meat. (X/@soumyauxd)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 09:22 AM IST

Mumbai Police’s road safety message is inspired by Amitabh Bachchan’s character

Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ character inspired Mumbai Police’s latest road safety post on Instagram.

Amitabh Bachchan's character Ashwatthama in the upcoming film 'Kalki 2898 AD' inspired Mumbai Police's road safety advisory. (Instagram/Mumbai Police)
Published on Jun 15, 2024 12:05 AM IST

German TikTok star grooves to Calm Down, Gulabi Sadi before leaving India: Video

German TikTok Noel Robinson shared his last dance video from India. It is set to the tunes of viral songs Calm Down and Gulabi Sadi.

German Internet sensation Noel Robinson dancing to Calm Down and Gulabi Sadi with kids in India. (Instagram/@noelgoescrazy)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 11:00 PM IST

Radhika Merchant stuns in dreamy white gown at pre-wedding bash. Viral BTS video

While reacting to Radhika Merchant’s viral BTS video, an individual wrote, “Magical moment,” while another found it “absolutely beautiful”.

Radhika Merchant poses for a photograph in the white-coloured gown. (Instagram/@rheakapoor)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 10:03 PM IST

Watch: Giorgia Meloni receives PM Modi with a namaste at G7 Summit in Italy

Italian PM Giorgia Meloni welcomed PM Narendra Modi at the 50th G7 Summit in Italy with a namaste.

Indian PM Narendra Modi was welcomed by his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni, on the second day of the G7 summit in Italy. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 07:49 PM IST

IAS officer goes green with plantable visiting cards and the Internet wants one

While many lauded the IAS officer’s efforts for sustainable networking, others said that they wanted the seed-infused card right away.

IAS officer's eco-friendly visiting card. (X/@ShubhamGupta_11)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 07:07 PM IST

Amazon Prime Video reacts to Mumbai singer’s twist to Panchayat theme song

While many praised his version of the song, saying that he “nailed it”, others described it as “disastrous”, expressing that they want to “unhear” it.

Mumbai-based singer Palash Shrivastava's rendition of Amazon's comedy-drama series Panchayat. (Instagram/@palashlive)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 06:04 PM IST

Mumbai lensman who captured Anant-Radhika’s pre-wedding recalls ‘surreal week’

While sharing a breathtaking picture from Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding, the Mumbai-based photographer wrote, “Somewhere over the rainbow.”

Mumbai-based celebrity photographer Joseph Radhik (left) and Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant (right). (Instagram/@josephradhik and @dietsabya)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 05:10 PM IST

Only those with eagle eyes can spot a fish among octopuses in this brain teaser

Do you consider yourself a puzzle master? If so, spot a fish among octopuses in this brain teaser in ten seconds.

Brain Teaser: Spot a fish among octopuses in ten seconds. (Facebook/@thedudolf)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 12:48 PM IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s sister-in-law recreates Heeramandi look. Pics go viral

“What would you name my character?” wrote Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s sister-in-law, Shrima Rai, while sharing pictures on Instagram.

Shrima Rai poses for a photograph as she recreates Heeramandi look. (Instagram/@shrimarai)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 10:31 AM IST

Rishi Sunak’s awkward hug-and-kiss moment with Italy PM Giorgia Meloni is viral

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was welcomed by Italy PM Giorgia Meloni at the G7 Summit, and people can’t stop talking about their awkward hug-and-kiss moment.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 10:34 AM IST

Yuvraj Singh’s awkward selfie moment at T20 World Cup between Ind and USA: Viral

The awkward selfie moment happened during the Ind vs USA T20 World Cup match when Yuvraj Singh was posing for a selfie with a fan.

Yuvraj Singh posing for a selfie during India vs United States match on June 12. (X/@UsamaProfessor)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 06:11 PM IST

‘Thanos of LinkedIn’: Viral profile with Oxford, Harvard and Stanford degrees

While sharing the screenshot of the LinkedIn profile on X, a startup co-founder expressed that it is the “most absurd education history of all time”.

Screenshot of the LinkedIn profile shared by a startup co-founder. (X/@nbt)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 04:47 PM IST

Zomato sets Guinness World Record in Mumbai with this feat. See CEO’s post

After Zomato earned the world record for organising the largest first aid lesson at a single venue, its founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal shared a post on X.

Mumbai: A Zomato delivery partner practising CPR technique on a dummy. (X/@deepigoyal)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 03:16 PM IST

Chandrababu Naidu updates LinkedIn after taking oath: ‘People’s chief minister’

N Chandrababu Naidu shared a post on LinkedIn after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for the fourth time.

Chandrababu Naidu took oath as Andhra Pradesh CM for fourth term on June 12.
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 02:21 PM IST

Forest officials in Odisha rescue a leopard, release it into the wild: Video

The video shared by an IFS officer on X shows the moment when a leopard was released into the wild after being rescued from the Balasore district in Odishav.

Leopard taking a leap into the wild after being rescued by forest officials. (X/@susantananda3)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 01:10 PM IST

Mumbai woman’s post on high rentals goes viral: ‘Ma baap se bana ke rakho’

The woman highlighted the sky-high rents in Mumbai for a one-bedroom, hall and kitchen and advised people to “maintain good relations with parents”.

Mumbai: The woman advised people against
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 10:49 AM IST
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