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

Baby seal shows off ‘surfing skills’ on the Pacific Beach in US

A cute video of a baby seal riding the waves on the Pacific Beach along with a surfer was shared on Instagram.

Man surfing with beal seal on the Pacific Beach in the United States. (Instagram/@dronedudeed)
Published on Jul 11, 2023 01:52 PM IST

Hidden number optical illusion stumps Twitter

A black-and-white optical illusion shared on Twitter is leaving people scratching their heads as they try to spot the hidden number within the image.

This optical illusion has a hidden number. Can you see it?(Twitter/@benonwine)
Published on Jul 11, 2023 12:04 PM IST

Robber apologises to victim, they make plans to reconnect

After withdrawing cash from an ATM for the armed robber, the victim shared his Instagram handle so they could be in touch.

The incident happened on July 2 when the victim was walking along Rosecrans Avenue. (Facebook/Manhattan Beach Police Department)
Published on Jul 11, 2023 10:27 AM IST

Man in saree shows his dance moves to Tip Tip Barsa Paani

A video of a man dancing to the Bollywood song Tip Tip Barsa Paani is gaining popularity on Instagram. What’s more, the man is grooving to the song in a saree.

Man in a saree dancing to Tip Tip Barsa Paani. (Instagram/@amit_the_shinning_star)
Published on Jul 11, 2023 08:59 AM IST

Optical Illusion: Is this man sitting inside the house or outside?

An optical illusion on Reddit has sparked a debate over whether a man is sitting inside or outside a house. Can you decipher where the man is sitting?

Optical Illusion: Is this man is sitting inside the house or outside?(Reddit/@volossaveroniki)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 06:56 PM IST

Footballer breaks world record with her amazing football skills

A British freestyle footballer broke the world record for the most sit down alternating football crossovers in 30 seconds (female) with 76 crossovers.

Liv Cooke doing sit down alternating football crossovers. (Instagram/@guinnessworldrecords)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 05:18 PM IST

Use your reasoning skills to find the missing number

A brain teaser posted on Twitter has gained over 27,000 views, with users sharing their answers. The teaser involves a square grid and a missing number.

Brain Teaser: Can you find the missing number in this square grid?(Twitter/@math_puzzless)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 02:57 PM IST

Man bites (police) dog

A man in Delaware, United States, was arrested after biting a police dog named Mako and assaulting two troopers during his arrest.

Man who bit K9 multiple times, assaulted two troopers and damaged Delaware State Police property. (Delaware State Police)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 01:06 PM IST

Couple dances in heavy rain, recreates Shahid, Kareena’s Tum Se Hi

A video of a couple dancing in heavy rain in Mumbai to the song Tum Se Hi from the film Jab We Met has delighted social media users.

The image shows couple recreating Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor’s Tum Se Hi in heavy rain. (Twitter/@theLostFirsbee)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 11:48 AM IST

Influencer faces backlash for dancing inside Delhi Metro

Two videos of an influencer dancing on the Delhi Metro platform and inside a metro coach have gained traction online, sparking frustration among viewers.

The image shows a woman dancing inside Delhi Metro. (Instagram/@seemakanojiya87)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 07:34 PM IST

Doctor shares ‘fun memory’ of 500 note he received from patient

A doctor shared on Meta’s Threads about being conned by a patient who paid with a fake ₹500 note. The incident left people in splits.

The image features fake <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 note that the doctor received from his patient. (Threads/@dr.mananvora)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 06:42 PM IST

Student screams ‘Mummy, main pass ho gaya’ upon receiving degree

A viral video on Instagram shows a graduate shouting, “Mummy, main pass ho gaya” as he receives his degree. The video is leaving people laughing out loud.

Man screaming “Mummy, main pass ho gaya” after receiving his degree.(Instagram/@am_gill307)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 03:59 PM IST

Elon Musk reacts after his childhood pic goes viral on Twitter

Elon Musk took to Twitter to respond to his childhood picture. The picture, as expected, has gone viral with over 1.6 million views.

Elon Musk shared a response to his viral childhood picture. (Screengrab)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 01:57 PM IST

Brain Teaser: Can you count the number of triangles in this pic?

A brain teaser that has gone viral online challenges people to count the number of triangles in it. There are more than 20 triangles. Can you count them all?

Brain Teaser: How many triangles can you see in this picture?(Screengrab)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 12:31 PM IST

Couple’s energetic dance to Raanjhanaa Hua Mai Tera goes viral

A video of a couple dancing to Raanjhanaa Hua Mai Tera has gone viral on Instagram with over 32 million views. Many are in awe of the couple’s dance skills.

Couple dancing to the song Raanjhanaa Hua Mai Tera. (Instagram/@muskaan_kothari)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 11:22 AM IST

Watch a pride of lions squeezing onto a river bank to drink water

A video of 20 lions drinking water in a perfectly aligned line at MalaMala Game Reserve in South Africa has many sharing their thoughts on this rare behavior.

Lions drinking water at a river bank in South Africa. (YouTube/Latest Sightings)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 07:03 PM IST

Optical Illusion: Can you read what’s written in this picture?

An optical illusion featuring hidden messages has caught the attention of Twitter users and is leaving them scratching their heads.

Can you quickly decode the messages written in this viral optical illusion picture?(Twitter/@illusions_optcl)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 06:05 PM IST

Passengers dance in Mumbai local as man belts out Kaanta Laga

A video of a man singing Lata Mangeshkar’s Kaanta Laga in Mumbai local has gone viral, with fellow passengers joining in and dancing.

Passengers in Mumbai local dance as a man sings Kaanta Laga. (Instagram/@1998_roadrunner)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 05:09 PM IST

Bengaluru woman makes 1 kg Kimchi for tenant as welcome gift

A woman in Bengaluru prepared Kimchi as a small welcome gift for her tenant, earning praise and admiration on Twitter.

A batch of Kimchi prepared by the Bengaluru woman for her tenant. (Twitter/@squibsters)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 03:53 PM IST

Brain Teaser: Which tank do you think will get filled first?

The brain teaser shared on Instagram features twelve tanks being filled at the same time by a tap. You need to figure out which one will get filled first.

Brain Teaser: How quickly can you solve this?(Instagram/@opticalillusionss)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 01:10 PM IST

Shark swims close to beachgoers in US, hair-raising clip goes viral

The close call between beachgoers and a shark in the United States has sent chills down people’s spines.

Shark swimming in shallow waters of Florida, US. (Instagram/@wxkaitlin)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 12:15 PM IST

Duo’s performance to Ambarsariya sets the dance floor on fire

The now-viral dance video was shared on Instagram. It features a duo performing to Pulkit Samrat and Priya Anand’s Ambarsariya.

Duo dancing to Fukrey song Ambarsariya. (Instagram/@indiandancer)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 10:54 AM IST

This is what happens when a cat and dogs meet an optical illusion

This video shared on Twitter captures how a cat and three dogs reacted to an optical illusion.

The image shows three dogs and a cat reacting to an optical illusion. (Twitter/@DAMNINTERESTlNG)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 07:44 PM IST

Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic ‘dance’ to Naatu Naatu

The viral poster shared by Wimbledon on Twitter features Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic ‘dancing’ to RRR song Naatu Naatu.

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic ‘dancing’ to RRR’s Naatu Naatu.(Twitter/@Wimbledon)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 07:06 PM IST

Street vendor makes egg pani puri. Foodies ask ‘where is pani or puri?’

The viral video shared on Instagram by a food blogger captures a street vendor making egg pani puri. It has irked food lovers and prompted various responses.

The image shows the making of egg pani puri. (Instagram/@surti_lalo)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 06:04 PM IST

AI artist imagines Friends’ characters if it was made in India

The Instagram post features Friends’ characters in Indian attires. Moreover, funny captions were added to each image, adding an extra layer of joy.

AI-generated pictures of Rachel Green and Phoebe Buffay in Indian outfits. (Instagram/@ai.magine_)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 04:45 PM IST

Woman in salwar kameez swings bat against Younis Khan

A video that has been gaining traction online shows a woman playing cricket with former Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan.

Woman striking the ball delivered to her by Younis Khan. (Twitter/@SamaraAfzal)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 03:02 PM IST

Brain Teaser: Can you guess which balloon this kid is holding?

Brain Teaser: The challenge lies in finding out which balloon the kid is holding.

Brain Teaser: Which balloon is the kid holding?(Instagram/@opticalillusionss)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 01:25 PM IST

Man carries mother and Ganga water in Kanwar Yatra in Haridwar

The video that captures a man carrying his mother and utensils filled with Ganga water in Kanwar Yatra in Haridwar was shared on Twitter.

Kanwar Yatra: A devotee in Haridwar carrying his mother and water from the Ganga river. (Twitter/@ANINewsUP)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 12:05 PM IST

Duo dances to Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan’s Tere Vaaste

The viral dance clip featuring a duo dancing to the tunes of Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan’s Tere Vaaste was posted on Instagram.

Duo dancing to Tere Vaaste from the film Zara Hatke Zara Bachke.(Instagram/@alexander_noel_janam)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 10:41 AM IST
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