Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta is part of the online desk. Her interests lie in cultural and rural reporting.

Articles by Neha Gupta

Shahid Afridi tweets love for animals, roasted for posting pic of chained lion

Shahid Afridi shared a picture of his daughter with a chained lion in the background and earned the wrath of several Twitter users.
The tweet has been shared over 1,600 times and ‘favourited’ by around 13,000 people.(Twitter)
The tweet has been shared over 1,600 times and ‘favourited’ by around 13,000 people.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 12:26 PM IST
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Meet Vishnu, the Kerala man behind the viral upside-down wedding photograph

The video shows the couple posing under a tree, while the photographer hangs upside-down from a branch, to get the perfect shot.
The clip has been viewed 356,000 times, shared over 2,700 times and liked by over 8,000 people.(Twitter)
The clip has been viewed 356,000 times, shared over 2,700 times and liked by over 8,000 people.(Twitter)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 05:23 PM IST
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Cash crunch at ATMS draws comparison to demonetisation on social media

With ATMs running out of cash in many states, here’s how people reacted on social media
Reports of ATMs running dry came from from states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.(ANI Twitter)
Reports of ATMs running dry came from from states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Missing for 40 yrs, ex-rifleman from Manipur found on Mumbai streets, to be reunited with family

A video, posted in October, 2017, was spotted by Gambhir’s younger brother after which he wrote in to Imphal police, asking for help.
Khomdram Gambhir was part of the Manipur rifles for seven years after which he left his house in Imphal in 1978, without informing his family.(Mumbai Police on Twitter)
Khomdram Gambhir was part of the Manipur rifles for seven years after which he left his house in Imphal in 1978, without informing his family.(Mumbai Police on Twitter)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 08:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Imphal/New Delhi | BySobhapati Samom and Neha Gupta, Imphal/new Delhi

Aadhaar, Padmaavat: Facebook page satirises media’s obsession with Taimur Ali Khan to talk about pressing issues

High on satire, the Facebook page uses Taimur’s pictures to draw attention to pressing contemporary political and cultural issues the country faces.
The page that dishes out snippets of what is happening around the country in a snarky fashion has already garnered over 3,300 followers.(Pictures Of Taimur Ali Khan To Distract You From Real Issues)
The page that dishes out snippets of what is happening around the country in a snarky fashion has already garnered over 3,300 followers.(Pictures Of Taimur Ali Khan To Distract You From Real Issues)
Updated on Jan 26, 2018 10:47 AM IST
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Art meets rap: This exhibition combines political anxieties in India with contemporary pop culture

Sumit Roy, a 25-year-old visual artist and rapper, aims to design a détente between the distinct and discordant threads of fine art and rap.
‘I Hope to Match Your Furniture’, a solo art-music exhibition, blends traditional art practices and contemporary Indian visual language.(Sumit Roy)
‘I Hope to Match Your Furniture’, a solo art-music exhibition, blends traditional art practices and contemporary Indian visual language.(Sumit Roy)
Updated on Jan 17, 2018 09:26 AM IST
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Tandoori chicken, litti chokha: This couple’s pre-wedding photoshoot is what love is

Mumbai-based couple Vishakha Prasad and Vinit Mehta chose to do their pre-wedding photoshoot with food.
Vishakha, the bride-to-be, was advised to go on a diet, ignoring which she instead went on a ‘food riot.’(Samsara Photography)
Vishakha, the bride-to-be, was advised to go on a diet, ignoring which she instead went on a ‘food riot.’(Samsara Photography)
Updated on Jan 11, 2018 10:05 AM IST
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In pics: Turkish gym gives 12-year-old Syrian refugee, gazing through window, free lifetime pass

A 12-year-old Syrian refugee was offered a free lifetime gym membership, after a photo of him staring longingly at exercise equipment went viral on social media.
(L) Muhammet Halit looking longingly through the glass walls of the gym; (R) Halit trying out his hand at the equipment.(Mahir Alan)
(L) Muhammet Halit looking longingly through the glass walls of the gym; (R) Halit trying out his hand at the equipment.(Mahir Alan)
Updated on Jan 10, 2018 02:58 PM IST
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Bengal Tiger to Saiga Antelope: Photographer spends 2 years clicking creatures on verge of extinction

London-based photographer, Tim Flach, spent two years photographing animals on the verge of extinction, in a book titled ‘Endangered’.
(L-R) The Axolotl, the Western Lowland Gorilla and the Saiga Antelope (All three: critically endangered)(© Tim Flach)
(L-R) The Axolotl, the Western Lowland Gorilla and the Saiga Antelope (All three: critically endangered)(© Tim Flach)
Updated on Jan 09, 2018 04:12 PM IST
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Flab to fab: Chinese family documents incredible 6-month weight loss journey in pics

Chinese photographer and videographer Ding Guo Liang roped in his family -- wife and parents -- on a six-month weight-loss programme and documented their journey on the social media. Here’s why the 32-year-old from Xiamen is an unlikely internet hero.
The family kicked off the routine with brisk walking and jogging, and soon started making trips to the gym.(xyjesse on Instagram)
The family kicked off the routine with brisk walking and jogging, and soon started making trips to the gym.(xyjesse on Instagram)
Updated on Jan 09, 2018 12:13 PM IST
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Breaking taboo: This photo series captures women before, during and after orgasm

This tastefully done photo series captures 22 women in four stages of pleasure - before orgasm, while masturbating, during climax and after orgasm.
The aim of the project is simple - women should be empowered enough to control their sexuality.(Marcos Alberti’s website)
The aim of the project is simple - women should be empowered enough to control their sexuality.(Marcos Alberti’s website)
Updated on Oct 22, 2017 02:25 PM IST
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Instagram user films himself ‘sexually harassing’ women in public, shares videos

A man, from Mumbai, goes by the screen name v9nair on Instagram and has filmed himself touching unsuspecting women in crowded areas in slow motion.
The man has made 144 posts and has 1,646 followers. His last post was on October 15.(v9nair on Instagram)
The man has made 144 posts and has 1,646 followers. His last post was on October 15.(v9nair on Instagram)
Updated on Oct 18, 2017 11:53 AM IST
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Men stripped, women clothed: Fashion brand gets dressing down for ‘sexist’ ad

The ad campaign features women dressed in smart suits, with faceless and naked men as background imagery.
Suistudio, a global suiting brand, has been advertising its campaign, #NotDressingMen, quite literally.(Handout)
Suistudio, a global suiting brand, has been advertising its campaign, #NotDressingMen, quite literally.(Handout)
Updated on Oct 13, 2017 12:35 PM IST
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‘You don’t have to live in pain’: Woman turns labia skin into necklace to spread message

London-based blogger and trainer Tracy Kiss says female circumcision is different from female genital mutilation.
Kiss lived in pain for 29 years.(Tracy Kiss)
Kiss lived in pain for 29 years.(Tracy Kiss)
Updated on Oct 06, 2017 01:51 PM IST
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Delhi vs Gurgaon: Commuter awaits help as the two police battle it out on Twitter

On Friday, Delhi and Gurgaon Police got into an ugly battle of words, washing their dirty linen online.
Twitter became witness to a very public blame-game between the Dlehi and Gurugram Police on Friday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Twitter became witness to a very public blame-game between the Dlehi and Gurugram Police on Friday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2017 01:34 PM IST
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Aleppo to Kashmir: This year’s 9 powerful images you can’t look away from

From Aleppo to Kashmir, Washington to Myanmar, here are nine striking images from this year, so far.
Some of the most moving images from 2017 so far that capture heartbreak, hope and death in their most vulnerable form.(Agencies and HT Photos)
Some of the most moving images from 2017 so far that capture heartbreak, hope and death in their most vulnerable form.(Agencies and HT Photos)
Updated on Sep 20, 2017 10:54 AM IST
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The Holy Bible, but gayer: Rihanna as God and Donald Trump as Satan

You have, of course, read about Adam and Eve but have you been acquainted with Adam and Steve?
The author has changed half the words in the Holy Bible to ‘make it gayer’.(Amazon.com)
The author has changed half the words in the Holy Bible to ‘make it gayer’.(Amazon.com)
Updated on Sep 20, 2017 10:53 AM IST
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Spiti has a new must-see: An art installation made from the plastic you left behind

A life-size art installation has been put together in Spiti, made entirely from discarded plastic bottles and wrappers that travellers leave behind while visiting the valley.
The ‘I love Spiti’ installation was unveiled at Nath’s first Instagram meet at 12,000+ feet in Kaza.(Shivya Nath’s Facebook page)
The ‘I love Spiti’ installation was unveiled at Nath’s first Instagram meet at 12,000+ feet in Kaza.(Shivya Nath’s Facebook page)
Updated on Sep 20, 2017 10:54 AM IST
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In pics: Chennai woman turns breast milk, umbilical cord into jewellery

Preethy Vijay from Chennai is trying to preserve the bond between a mother and her child.
Preserving the bond between a mother and her child.(Momma’s Milky Love - Breastmilk Jewellery and Keepsakes India)
Preserving the bond between a mother and her child.(Momma’s Milky Love - Breastmilk Jewellery and Keepsakes India)
Updated on Sep 20, 2017 10:55 AM IST
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Watch | ‘We are all Dhinchak Pooja’: AIB’s latest video calls out hypocrisy and elitism

A new video by AIB points out the public hypocrisy in sharing Dhinchak Pooja’s videos, while ridiculing her accent and singing.
A new video by AIB points out the more elitist we think we are, the funnier Dhinchak Pooja’s accent will appear.(twitter.com/DhinchakPooja)
A new video by AIB points out the more elitist we think we are, the funnier Dhinchak Pooja’s accent will appear.(twitter.com/DhinchakPooja)
Updated on Aug 06, 2017 07:36 AM IST
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Fake news: Video of raid on Karnataka minister turns out to be an old one from Delhi

A video from 2016 is being shared on social media sites as that of a tax raid at Karnataka energy minister DK Shivakumar’s residence.
A video from 2016 is being shared on social media sites of from a tax raid at Karnataka energy minister DK Shivakumar’s residence.(@shivsunny Twitter)
A video from 2016 is being shared on social media sites of from a tax raid at Karnataka energy minister DK Shivakumar’s residence.(@shivsunny Twitter)
Updated on Aug 06, 2017 07:35 AM IST
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If I need to prove my humanity, I’m not the one who’s inhuman: 22-yr-old crushes Islamophobia

A 22-year-old Muslim woman’s poem crushing Islamophobia has gone viral.
A 22-year-old Muslim woman’s poem crushing Islamophobia has gone viral.(YouTube screengrab)
A 22-year-old Muslim woman’s poem crushing Islamophobia has gone viral.(YouTube screengrab)
Updated on Jul 04, 2017 05:37 PM IST
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‘Price for coffee - harassment’: Twitter on Café Coffee Day cockroach incident

Arpan Verma, a student of National Law University in New Delhi, faces arrest after a complaint from a Café Coffee Day employee that he called her a slut and a bitch. The video has been widely circulated since March 25 with #BoycottCCD trending on Twitter.
Arpan Verma, a student of National Law University in New Delhi, faces arrest after a complaint from a Café Coffee Day employee that he called her a slut and a bitch.(HT Photo)
Arpan Verma, a student of National Law University in New Delhi, faces arrest after a complaint from a Café Coffee Day employee that he called her a slut and a bitch.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2017 10:59 AM IST
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Meet the 28-year-old who’s visited every country on a shoestring budget

Henrik Jeppesen is only 28-years-old. He has travelled to all 193 countries in the world on a budget, and you can too.
Jeppesen on the island of Socotra. He says the place hardly sees any tourists because of the political unrest in Yemen.(Henrik Jeppesen/Instagram)
Jeppesen on the island of Socotra. He says the place hardly sees any tourists because of the political unrest in Yemen.(Henrik Jeppesen/Instagram)
Updated on Apr 20, 2017 09:46 PM IST
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Take care of our soldiers: Twitter reacts to BSF jawan’s video

A BSF jawan’s now viral video about the quality of food and allegation of corruption by “higher ups” saw an outpour of support on Twitter where people appealed to the government to help soldiers guarding the borders.
In the video, BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav alleged that troops were served bad-quality food.(Facebook/Tej Bahadur Yadav)
In the video, BSF soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav alleged that troops were served bad-quality food.(Facebook/Tej Bahadur Yadav)
Updated on Jan 10, 2017 01:23 PM IST
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‘Want to be his brother’: 6-year-old American wishes to adopt Syrian boy

A 6-year-old American boy’s letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States, asking to host a young Syrian refugee has gone viral.
In his letter, Alex said he wants Omran to come live with him and his younger sister Catherine and that they would “all play together and he will be our brother.”(Video grab)
In his letter, Alex said he wants Omran to come live with him and his younger sister Catherine and that they would “all play together and he will be our brother.”(Video grab)
Updated on Sep 23, 2016 03:38 PM IST
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In pics: Rainfall, traffic snarls, waterlogging spell trouble for Delhi-NCR

Heavy rainfall and gusty winds brought the national capital and the NCR to a standstill on Wednesday.
The heavy monsoon showers led to waterlogging in many areas and massive traffic jams across Delhi and NCR.(Gulshankumar Wankar/HT Photo)
The heavy monsoon showers led to waterlogging in many areas and massive traffic jams across Delhi and NCR.(Gulshankumar Wankar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2016 10:46 AM IST
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Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui breaks period taboo at Rio 2016

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui fought stigma around menstruation when she admitted to having her period during the 4×100-meter medley relay on Monday.
Fu Yuanhui set off the hashtag #FuyuanHuiPeriod, which had users on Sina Weibo discussing the health risks of a woman swimming on her period.(CCTV screengrab)
Fu Yuanhui set off the hashtag #FuyuanHuiPeriod, which had users on Sina Weibo discussing the health risks of a woman swimming on her period.(CCTV screengrab)
Updated on Aug 16, 2016 05:03 PM IST
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What about men with sunglasses? Twitter on Kerala cop’s 14-sec staring remark

Kerala excise commissioner Rishiraj Singh on Sunday said that a man who stares at a woman for over 14 seconds can be booked, giving rise to a debate in the state.
Kerala excise commissioner Rishiraj Singh said an FIR can be registered against a man who stares continuously at a woman for more than 14 seconds.(keralaexcise.gov.in)
Kerala excise commissioner Rishiraj Singh said an FIR can be registered against a man who stares continuously at a woman for more than 14 seconds.(keralaexcise.gov.in)
Updated on Aug 16, 2016 11:17 AM IST
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Not just ‘thulla’: What Indians like to call cop on the street

Using defamatory nicknames for the police is quite common in India.
Policemen in Mumbai stand guard at a marketplace. India’s cops are called names, each region has its own.(Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
Policemen in Mumbai stand guard at a marketplace. India’s cops are called names, each region has its own.(Arijit Sen / HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2016 07:26 PM IST
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