Arfa Javaid

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

Articles by Arfa Javaid

Plain White T’s lead singer visits 8-year-old cancer patient, performs for her

The viral Instagram video shows Plain White T’s lead singer Tom Higgenson visiting a young cancer patient and performing Hey There Delilah for her.

Plain White T’s lead singer Tom Higgenson performing Hey There Delilah for a young cancer patient. (Instagram/@isaiahgarza)
Plain White T’s lead singer Tom Higgenson performing Hey There Delilah for a young cancer patient. (Instagram/@isaiahgarza)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 08:32 PM IST

Kid singing Nepali song Sasurali Jane Ho wins Nagaland Minister’s heart. Watch

A kid singing the Nepali song Sasurali Jane Ho has impressed many on the Internet, including Nagaland Minister Temjen Inma Along.

Kid singing Nepali song Sasurali Jane Ho in classroom. (Twitter/@AlongImna)
Kid singing Nepali song Sasurali Jane Ho in classroom. (Twitter/@AlongImna)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 07:35 PM IST

Theatre artists turn biblical art into live paintings in viral video. Watch

The artists from Ludovica Rambelli Teatro recreated Caravaggio’s biblical paintings into live paintings.

Artists from Ludovica Rambelli Teatro are recreating the biblical painting into a living painting. (Gennaro Parricelli and Ludovica Rambelli Teatro)
Artists from Ludovica Rambelli Teatro are recreating the biblical painting into a living painting. (Gennaro Parricelli and Ludovica Rambelli Teatro)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 06:19 PM IST

Railway Minister shares stunning pics of railway line, asks people to name them

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw shared several snow-clad pictures of a railway station on Twitter and asked his followers to guess it correctly.

This snow-clad picture of a railway station was shared by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.(Twitter/@AshwiniVaishnaw)
This snow-clad picture of a railway station was shared by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.(Twitter/@AshwiniVaishnaw)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 05:04 PM IST

Jenna Ortega’s hit Netflix film reminds people of Nasruddin Shah’s A Wednesday

A woman’s post on the popular Netflix series Wednesday has garnered attention online and is taking fans of Indian cinema back in time.

Jenna Ortega's Wednesday reminds people of the Bollywood film A wednesday.(Twitter/@Molly)
Jenna Ortega's Wednesday reminds people of the Bollywood film A wednesday.(Twitter/@Molly)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 02:32 PM IST

African kids dance to Selena Gomez and Rema’s Calm Down, viral video wows people

A video doing rounds on the Internet shows a triad of African kids dancing to the popular song Calm Down by Selena Gomez and Rema.

African kids dance to Calm Down by Selena Gomez and Rema.(Instagram/@Masaka Kids Africana)
African kids dance to Calm Down by Selena Gomez and Rema.(Instagram/@Masaka Kids Africana)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 01:40 PM IST

Kili Paul posts clip of sis Neema singing Ghodey Pe Sawaar from Netflix’s Qala

This viral video that captures Neema Paul beautifully singing Ghodey Pe Sawaar from Netflix film Qala was shared on Instagram by Kili Paul.

Neema Paul is singing Ghodey Pe Sawaar from the Netflix film Qala, while Kili Paul is lip-syncing in the background. (Instagram/@kili_paul)
Neema Paul is singing Ghodey Pe Sawaar from the Netflix film Qala, while Kili Paul is lip-syncing in the background. (Instagram/@kili_paul)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 12:41 PM IST

‘Gaav se 1 km pehle’: Hilarious address on package takes people on laughter ride

The image that shows a package with a hilarious address has gone viral on the Internet and earned a plethora of responses from netizens.

The image of the Flipkart package that has sparked laughter riot online. (Twitter/@Nishantchant)
The image of the Flipkart package that has sparked laughter riot online. (Twitter/@Nishantchant)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 08:42 PM IST

AI-generated pics of ‘people’ partying will prompt you to do a double take

These AI-generated pictures of ‘people’ partying seem realistic until you zoom in on them.

AI-generated picture of ‘people’ partying. (Twitter/@mileszim)
AI-generated picture of ‘people’ partying. (Twitter/@mileszim)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 08:01 PM IST

This pic shared by an IFS officer has spooked people. Can you guess what it is?

The picture shared online attracted many eyeballs and a flurry of comments from netizens.

This image was posted by IFS officer Samrat Gowda on Twitter. (Twitter/@IfsSamrat)
This image was posted by IFS officer Samrat Gowda on Twitter. (Twitter/@IfsSamrat)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 06:00 PM IST

Australian woman shoots an arrow using her feet, breaks Guinness World Record

Australian woman Shannen Jones broke the Guinness World Record for the ‘farthest arrow shot using feet’.

Australian woman Shannen Jones attempting the world record. (Instagram/@guinnessworldrecords)
Australian woman Shannen Jones attempting the world record. (Instagram/@guinnessworldrecords)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 03:22 PM IST

Duo’s freestyle dance to Qala’s Shauq wins Remo D’souza’s heart. Watch

The video that captures duo’s freestyle dance to Qala’s Shauq has won many hearts, including Indian choreographer Remo D’souza.

Duo dancing to Shauq from Netflix’s Qala. (Instagram/@sara_soni__)
Duo dancing to Shauq from Netflix’s Qala. (Instagram/@sara_soni__)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 02:06 PM IST

Video of differently-abled men playing football on the field is inspiring. Watch

The short yet inspiring video was shared by IPS Santosh Singh on Twitter.

Differently-abled men playing football on the field. (Twitter/@SantoshSinghIPS)
Differently-abled men playing football on the field. (Twitter/@SantoshSinghIPS)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 12:35 PM IST

Mrunal Thakur cutely interacts with a kid aboard a flight, people react

Mrunal Thakur shared a video of her cute interaction with her fellow passenger on Instagram, and it has curled up people’s lips in a smile.

Mrunal Thakur is taking a selfie with a cute fellow passenger sitting behind her aboard the IndiGo flight. (Instagram/@mrunalthakur)
Mrunal Thakur is taking a selfie with a cute fellow passenger sitting behind her aboard the IndiGo flight. (Instagram/@mrunalthakur)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 08:15 PM IST

Model train plays 2,840 notes of classical music to set Guinness World Record

The viral video captures a model train playing notes of 20 classical melodies for Guinness World Record.

Model train playing notes of classical music for Guinness World Record. (Instagram/@guinnessworldrecords)
Model train playing notes of classical music for Guinness World Record. (Instagram/@guinnessworldrecords)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 07:23 PM IST

Durjoy Datta reacts to wife Avantika Mohan’s fangirl moment while meeting SRK

Durjoy Datta’s hilarious reaction to wife Avantika Mohan’s fangirl moment while meeting SRK has left people chuckling.

SRK interacting with Avantika Mohan at Pathaan’s promotional event. (Instagram/@durjoydatta)
SRK interacting with Avantika Mohan at Pathaan’s promotional event. (Instagram/@durjoydatta)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 06:20 PM IST

Video of pilot daughter touching father’s feet before flying is warming hearts

The video that captures a daughter, who is a pilot, seeking blessings from her father before flying was shared on Instagram.

Capt. Krutadnya Hale gives her father a warm hug before touching his feet. (Instagram/@pilot_krutadnya)
Capt. Krutadnya Hale gives her father a warm hug before touching his feet. (Instagram/@pilot_krutadnya)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 04:56 PM IST

Man sings male version of Qala’s Ghodey Pe Sawaar in viral video. Watch

The viral Instagram video captures an artist singing a male version of Qala’s Ghodey Pe Sawaar, and his comforting voice and soulful lyrics are winning hearts online.

Jainam Barot singing the male version of Ghodey Pe Sawaar from the Netflix film Qala. (Instagram/@jainam.barot)
Jainam Barot singing the male version of Ghodey Pe Sawaar from the Netflix film Qala. (Instagram/@jainam.barot)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 02:02 PM IST

Anand Mahindra’s latest tweet is all about making mistakes. See post

Anand Mahindra shared a screenshot with a very powerful caption on Twitter, and it is sure to keep you motivated for the rest of the week.

Anand Mahindra, in his latest Twitter post, urges his followers to make mistakes.(HT Photo)
Anand Mahindra, in his latest Twitter post, urges his followers to make mistakes.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2023 12:35 PM IST

At Kota junction, vendors sell kachoris on plates made of Chemistry paper

A Twitter user shared a photo of kachoris resting on plates made completely out of a Chemistry question paper, and it has sparked chatter online.

The picture, taken at Kota junction, shows kachoris resting on plates made of Chemistry paper. (Twitter/@Kulfei)
The picture, taken at Kota junction, shows kachoris resting on plates made of Chemistry paper. (Twitter/@Kulfei)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 08:18 PM IST

Nagaland minister Temjen Imna Along posts clip of artist making his portrait

“Very lively art!” wrote a Twitter user while reacting to the video that captures an artist making a pencil portrait of Temjen Imna Along.

Graphite pencil portrait of Nagaland minister Temjen Imna Along. (Twitter/@AlongImna)
Graphite pencil portrait of Nagaland minister Temjen Imna Along. (Twitter/@AlongImna)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 07:12 PM IST

Can you find a panda hidden among snowmen in this viral brain teaser?

This viral brain teaser challenges people to spot a panda lurking among snowmen.

This viral brain teaser has a panda hidden in plain sight. Can you quickly spot it?(Facebook/Gergely Dudás - Dudolf)
This viral brain teaser has a panda hidden in plain sight. Can you quickly spot it?(Facebook/Gergely Dudás - Dudolf)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 06:22 PM IST

Babil Khan’s ode to father Irrfan Khan has left people teary-eyed. Watch

Irrfan Khan’s son Babil Khan opened up about his childhood at an event and shared the lessons that his late father taught him.

Irrfan Khan with his son Babil Khan. (Instagram/@babil.i.k)
Irrfan Khan with his son Babil Khan. (Instagram/@babil.i.k)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 04:07 PM IST

Google Doodle celebrates the 97th birth anniversary of Indian wrestler KD Jadhav

Google on Sunday celebrated the 97th birth anniversary of Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, the legendary Indian wrestler, with a doodle. He is also known as India’s Pocket Dynamo.

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav’s 97th birth anniversary. (Google Doodle)
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav’s 97th birth anniversary. (Google Doodle)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 02:39 PM IST

Toddler greets every passenger he meets on a flight. Viral video melts hearts

An individual reacted to the viral video and wrote, “Look how many smiles he created on that plane!”

Toddler shaking hands with passengers he meets aboard a flight. (Twitter/@MorissaSchwartz)
Toddler shaking hands with passengers he meets aboard a flight. (Twitter/@MorissaSchwartz)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 12:21 PM IST

British High Commissioner to India tries Mumbai’s sandwich and chilli ice cream

British High Commissioner’s post about trying Mumbai’s sandwich and chilli ice cream prompted people to post various comments.

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis enjoying Mumbai’s famous snack from a roadside foodstall.(Twitter/@AlexWEllis)
British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis enjoying Mumbai’s famous snack from a roadside foodstall.(Twitter/@AlexWEllis)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 08:59 PM IST

Sitharaman’s inspiring words to student during Yuva Shakti Samvad wins hearts

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s inspiring words to a student who is dealing with life’s ups and downs have struck a chord with netizens and are winning their hearts.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is winning netizens hearts after a video of her interaction with a young student went viral online. (ANI)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is winning netizens hearts after a video of her interaction with a young student went viral online. (ANI)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 08:06 PM IST

Amul celebrates Naatu Naatu’s historic win at Golden Globes with a creative post

Amul took to Instagram to celebrate Naatu Naatu’s historic win at Golden Globes 2023.

Amul shared this doodle to celebrate Naatu Naatu’s historic win at Golden Globes 2023. (Instagram/@amul_india)
Amul shared this doodle to celebrate Naatu Naatu’s historic win at Golden Globes 2023. (Instagram/@amul_india)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 06:41 PM IST

Sonu Sood, Babita Phogat react to Smriti Irani’s share on embracing a new day

Smriti Irani shared a post on Instagram that talks about embracing ‘new possibilities every day’ and it has attracted the attention of many, including Sonu Sood and Babita Phogat.

Smriti Irani took to Instagram to share the selfie along with an interesting caption.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)
Smriti Irani took to Instagram to share the selfie along with an interesting caption.(Instagram/@smritiiraniofficial)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:14 PM IST

Man imitates Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, and more celebs accepting food orders

The viral video that was shared on Instagram features a man imitating Bollywood actors such as Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan and singer Guru Randhawa.

Jagjyot Singh imitating Ranveer Singh accepting his fried rice order. (Instagram/@aapkajags)
Jagjyot Singh imitating Ranveer Singh accepting his fried rice order. (Instagram/@aapkajags)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 04:21 PM IST
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