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This Pakistani painter is winning hearts with his soulful rendition of Arijit Singh’s songs

Pakistani painter sings Arijit Singh’s songs in a soulful voice and Internet can’t stop obsessing over him

Pakistani painter will make you hear his songs on the loop. (Twitter)
Published on Aug 07, 2018 12:45 PM IST

Indian woman says UK visa rejected for being ‘over-qualified’ in English

Meghalaya resident Alexandria Rintoul had passed an advanced version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), but the visa requirement is for a much easier exam.

Alexandria with her husband Bobby Rintoul(Facebook)
Updated on Dec 16, 2017 06:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By, New Delhi

This Bangladeshi bride didn’t wear any make-up or jewellery. Here’s why she rebelled

Bangladesh’s Tasnim Jara walked in for her wedding reception in Dhaka wearing her grandmother’s cotton saree, without any make-up or jewellery.

I was troubled by the singular image of a bride that our society has – with tons of makeup, a weighty dress and mounds of jewellery weighing her down,” Tasnim wrote in a Facebook post.(Tasnim Jara Facebook page)
Updated on Aug 12, 2017 02:41 PM IST

#UnManYourself: 16-year-old poet challenges ‘a failed social system’ that sees crying men as weak

Simar Singh opens his poem by saying “Mard ko dard nahi hota (Men don’t feel pain)” is a “false preaching” that the society thrusts on men.

(Screen capture)
Updated on Aug 03, 2017 03:47 PM IST

British man’s PowerPoint presentation to impress date backfires, but earns praise on internet

Ben Velzian met a man named Tom on Tinder, a mobile-based dating platform, according to the Daily Mail

(Instagram/ velzzb)
Updated on Aug 03, 2017 02:37 PM IST

Woman delivers baby mid-air over Atlantic ocean

This was the 11th birth on a Lufthansa flight since 1965

(Twitter/ Lufthansa News)
Updated on Jul 29, 2017 06:27 PM IST

Wheelchair-bound Delhi woman lashes out at Uber on Facebook after humiliation

Preeti Singh complained that cars as well as drivers provided by the cab aggregator are not disabled-friendly.

Updated on Jul 19, 2017 02:41 PM IST

70 people form human chain to save the lives of drowning people in a Florida beach

Jessica and her husband Derek were the first to spot the drowning people in the rip tide. she gathered people on the beach to form a human chain and swam through them to save the lives.

(Facebook/Rosalind Beckton)
Updated on Jul 12, 2017 05:11 PM IST

Two companies let women take leave on the first day of periods, get thumbs up on social media

It was first initiated by Culture Machine, a Mumbai-based digital entertainment company, and then followed by Gozoop.

Culture Machine made a video to capture the reaction of its women employees after they are told about the First Day of Period (FOP) leave policy for the first time.(Blush.me)
Updated on Jul 12, 2017 03:09 PM IST

‘Nine hours I spent in your country were the scariest’: Mumbai woman held up in Georgia shares her ordeal

Khushbu Kaushal, a resident of Mumbai, was held up during immigration check after she landed in Georgia. She then shared her harrowing experience on Facebook.

Khushbu Kaushal said she was allowed to buy food and water seven hours after she reached Georgia.(Facebook/ Khushbu Kaushal)
Updated on Jul 07, 2017 01:06 PM IST

PM Modi greets Israel in Hebrew on Twitter

The Prime Minister took to Hebrew to greet his Israeli counterpart Netanyahu on his three-day “historic visit” to Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) greets his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi (R) during an official ceremoney at Ben-Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv on July 4, 2017. Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, the result of growing ties that have led to billions of dollars in defence deals.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 05, 2017 01:06 PM IST

Wheelchair-bound woman with feeding tube inspires many with her make-up styles

Emily Jones, a 22-year-old British who has a medical condition which has left wheelchair-bound and with a feeding tube. She, however, continues to inspires people with her make-up style.

Emily Jones, a 22-year-old British who has a medical condition called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (type 3).(Instagram/beautybyemilylou_)
Updated on Jun 28, 2017 01:03 PM IST

‘Bring the world closer’: Facebook’s Zuckerburg has iftar with Somali refugees

“You are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to a group of Somali refugees.

“You are a powerful reminder of why this country is so great,” Zuckerberg said to the group of Somali refugees.(Facebook/MarkZukerberg)
Updated on Jun 24, 2017 03:16 PM IST
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