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

IFS officer reflects on the film 12th Fail, says this ‘happens in UPSC building’

“Been there three times like this!” wrote IFS officer Parveen Kaswan while sharing a video on X.

A scene from the film 12th Fail. (screengrab)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 03:15 PM IST

Brain Teaser: Can you crack this viral maths question everyone is talking about?

Can you prove your maths prowess by solving this viral brain teaser? You have only 5 seconds to solve it.

Brain Teaser: Can you fill the numbers in blank spaces in five seconds or less?(X/@TansuYegen)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 01:02 PM IST

Zomato agent rides horse to deliver food in Hyderabad as petrol pumps go dry

The video shows a Zomato agent cheerfully waving to people on the streets of Hyderabad while on his way to deliver food.

Zomato agent riding a horse to deliver an order in Hyderabad. (X/@ArbaazTheGreat1)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 12:13 PM IST

Woman in China claims falling victim to employer’s 2.9 lakh loan for nose job

The woman alleged that two employees at her company constantly pressured her into undergoing a cosmetic procedure to boost her career prospects.

After her surgery, the woman's position shifted from a receptionist to that of a consultant. (Representational image)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 11:01 AM IST

5 times customers received bizarre items from e-commerce websites

From receiving a local watch instead of an Apple Watch to quinoa seeds instead of a camera lens, check out the bizarre products that people received this year.

An individual received a local watch instead of an Apple Watch through an e-commerce website. (X/@Sarcaswari)
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 02:02 PM IST

Year Ender 2023: 5 brain teasers that left people scratching their heads

Do you think you are a puzzle master? Your time to solve these brain teasers starts now…

Brain Teasers: How quickly can you solve these puzzles?(X and Reddit/STEM_HUB_ and Ro5-3448)
Published on Dec 31, 2023 10:21 AM IST

Brain Teaser: Are you good at maths? Prove by solving this cow riddle

Do you think you are good at maths? If yes, solve this cow riddle using mental calculations.

Brain Teaser: Can you figure out how much this person earned? (X/@STEM_HUB_)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 11:45 PM IST

Maggi cooked with Cadbury Gems disappoints foodies. Would you taste it?

“Tastemaker crying in corner,” wrote an individual after a video of a person cooking Maggi with Cadbury Gems and milk went viral online.

Maggi cooked with Cadbury Gems and milk. (Instagram/@rajat.write)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 10:35 PM IST

Woman’s stunts while skydiving leave people in disbelief. Old video goes viral

“How’s this possible? Anyone care to explain?” wrote an individual after watching a video of a woman performing stunts while skydiving.

Woman performing stunts while falling from the sky. (Instagram/@kuczynska.maja)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 08:30 PM IST

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma plays Iron Maiden’s Wasted Years on guitar. Watch

An individual reacted to Meghalaya CM playing Iron Maiden’s Wasted Years on guitar and wrote, “Superb. You rocked the stage, sir.”

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma performing at a cafe. (Instagram/@conrad_k_sangma)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 06:31 PM IST

Uorfi Javed waits tables at a restaurant in Mumbai. Here’s why

The videos show Uorfi Javed taking orders and serving food to customers at a restaurant in Mumbai.

 Uorfi Javed at a restaurant in Mumbai. (Instagram/@urf7i)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 05:22 PM IST

Video: Tourist in Goa drives XUV with kids sleeping on its roof

After the video of a tourist driving a car in Goa with kids sleeping on its roof went viral, many urged the police to investigate the matter and take action.

Two kids sleeping on the roof of a moving car in Goa. (X/@InGoa24x7)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 04:02 PM IST

Akash Ambani recounts Mukesh Ambani’s reaction to him speaking at IIT Bombay

Akash Ambani attended IIT Bombay Techfest to announce the partnership between Reliance Jio and IIT-B to develop an AI platform called Bharat GPT.

While speaking at IIT Bombay Techfest, Akash Ambani shared how his father reacted when he told him about his invitation to speak at IIT-B. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 01:58 PM IST

Mumbai man claims HDFC agents harassed him over relative's debt. Bank responds

The man alleged that the HDFC agent not only harassed him but also verbally abused his father and grandfather in separate calls.

HDFC Bank took cognisance of the matter and shared that they are investigating it.(PTI)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 12:31 PM IST

Brain Teaser: Can you track the criminal’s route from Miami to Seattle?

Brain Teaser: Can you deduce the sequence of cities the criminal visited in order to reach Seattle?

Brain Teaser: Find the route the criminal took to travel from Miami to Seattle. (Reddit/@Ro5-3448)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 10:01 PM IST

Surat street vendor makes chikki chaat, netizens demand ‘justice for chikki’

While many demanded justice for chikki, others posted about adding butter and cheese to the chaat.

Street vendor in Surat making chikki chaat. (Instagram/@food__for__life____)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 08:36 PM IST

Bihar man stands throughout train journey despite reserved ticket

The passenger shared that he booked a seat in the sleeper class but was forced to stand for the entire train journey.

Picture of the crowded train shared by the passenger. (X/@abhas_rewcie)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 06:15 PM IST

New Zealand mayor clarifies ‘stop pooing’ remark as residents face sewage stench

The Mayor of New Zealand issued a clarification after an official advised the residents to ‘stop pooing’ to reduce the sewage stench.

The odour is so strong that locals are forced to close their windows. (Representational Image/Unsplash)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 04:34 PM IST

Man asks Anand Mahindra to lend him 1 lakh, industrialist replies

Anand Mahindra responded to the man’s request with a witty reply that got the Internet talking.

Anand Mahindra lauded the courage of the man who asked him for financial help.
Published on Dec 27, 2023 12:58 PM IST

‘Peak Bengaluru’: Woman shares Rapido driver turns out to be a corporate manager

The woman shared that her Rapido driver doubles as a corporate manager at a company in Bengaluru. She stressed, “I repeat anything is possible in Bangalore.”

Peak Bengaluru Moment: Rapido driver told the passenger that he works as a corporate manager at a big company in the city.
Published on Dec 27, 2023 12:08 PM IST

Alligator chomps monstrous python in United States’ Florida. This happens next

The unusual encounter between an alligator and a python was captured by a woman who was cycling in the Shark Valley in the United States.

The image shows the python inside the alligator’s mouth. (Facebook/Alison Joslyn)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 10:27 PM IST

Vande Bharat passenger sleeps with foot on snack tray, IRAS officer reacts

After a pic of a man sleeping with his foot on snack tray on the Vande Bharat train went viral, an IRAS officer urged people to ‘travel responsibly’ on trains.

Passenger travelling on Vande Bharat train with his foot on snacks tray. (YouTube/@AarifsMindVoice)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 08:07 PM IST

Dua Lipa visits Humayun’s Tomb, Bangla Sahib in Delhi after Rajasthan trip

Dua Lipa’s father Dukagjin Lipa shared a few pictures on Instagram from the family trip to Delhi.

Dua Lipa with her family at Humayun’s Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi. (Instagram/@dukagjinlipa)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 06:34 PM IST

600-640 for a dosa? Mumbai Airport eatery under fire for overpriced menu

It is not just dosas, but other items on the menu are also being sold at sky-high prices at an eatery inside Mumbai Airport.

The image shows an individual making a masala dosa (left), and the menu of the eatery at the Mumbai Airport (right). (Instagram/@chefdonindia)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 05:12 PM IST

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw inspects Amrit Bharat Train in New Delhi

Amrit Bharat Train is equipped with push-pull technology, wider doors, and ramps to cater to the needs of differently-abled passengers.

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw examining the cabin of the train driver. (X/@AshwiniVaishnaw)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 03:51 PM IST

‘Papa always misses you’: Shikhar Dhawan pens heartfelt note on son’s birthday

Shikhar Dhawan shared a heartening note on Instagram to wish his son Zoravar on his birthday. It has moved many to tears.

Shikhar Dhawan and his son Zoravar during a video call. (Instagram/@shikhardofficial)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 02:26 PM IST

Tigress resting atop Gurudwara wall in UP’s Pilibhit rescued by forest officials

Forest officials rescued the tigress from Atkona village in UP’s Pilibhit. It is under the observation of veterinary doctors in the Pilibhit Tiger Reserve.

The image shows the tigress resting on the compound wall of a Gurudwara. (X/@airnewsalerts)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 12:20 PM IST

Brain Teaser: Can you crack four mind-bending riddles shared on Instagram?

Brain Teaser: Do you consider yourself a puzzle master? If yes, solve these four riddles shared on Instagram.

Brain Teaser: How quickly can you solve these mind-bending riddles? (Representational Image/Pixabay)
Published on Dec 26, 2023 08:01 AM IST

Man’s unique way to fix cookware goes viral with over 117 million views. Watch

An Instagram user reacted to this viral video and wrote, “Dude speedrunning the job.”

Man repairing faulty items in his shop. (Instagram/@chotutufan)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 07:30 PM IST

CJI DY Chandrachud sings Jingle Bells at Christmas event in Supreme Court. Watch

CJI Chandrachud celebrated Christmas by singing Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at an event organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association.

CJI DY Chandrachud singing Christmas carols at an event. (X/@ANI)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 06:20 PM IST
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