Pratik Prasenjit

Pratik Prasenjit

Pratik Prasenjit is a content producer at Hindustan Times. He has previously worked with television media, digital marketing and news agencies. He looks after producing, publishing and marketing social media creative assets for @httweets.

Articles by Pratik Prasenjit
A video shows a Hyundai Sonata car bearing the man’s body hanging by ropes from an excavator as it is slowly lowered into a grave(YouTube/Screengrab)
A video shows a Hyundai Sonata car bearing the man’s body hanging by ropes from an excavator as it is slowly lowered into a grave(YouTube/Screengrab)

Till death and beyond: Man loved his car so much he wished to be buried inside it

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 06:18 PM IST
A Chinese man was so madly in love with his car that he wished to be buried inside his silver-grey sedan after he died.
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Anyone, who has grown up in a small town or city and moved to a bigger one later, has surely encountered this one annoying question: Where are you from?(HT Photo/Screenshot)
Anyone, who has grown up in a small town or city and moved to a bigger one later, has surely encountered this one annoying question: Where are you from?(HT Photo/Screenshot)

‘Where are you from?‘: New hometown meme leaves desi Twitter in splits

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Anyone, who has grown up in a small town or city and moved to a bigger one later, has surely encountered this one annoying question: Where are you from? Twitter has the perfect reply.
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From the back it looks like any other tee, but from the front it looks like fashion gone bizarre.(Balenciaga official website)
From the back it looks like any other tee, but from the front it looks like fashion gone bizarre.(Balenciaga official website)

Shirt or T-shirt? : Luxury brand mocked for Rs 87,000 hybrid garment

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2018 05:32 PM IST
From the back it looks like any other tee, but from the front this Balenciaga topper looks like fashion gone bizarre.
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People troll oil companies for 1 paisa cut(Twitter/Screenshot)
People troll oil companies for 1 paisa cut(Twitter/Screenshot)

‘I feel richer’: 1 paisa cut on petrol, diesel prices fuel jokes on Twitter

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 01:51 PM IST
The “cruel joke” clearly did not go down well with people on social media. Twitter users vented their frustration taking swipes at the government while some resorted to cheeky one-liners to thank the oil companies for the “largesse”
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Mumbai Police joins the bandwagon with a cheeky tweet(Twitter/Screengrab)
Mumbai Police joins the bandwagon with a cheeky tweet(Twitter/Screengrab)

‘Ghar Se Nikalte Hi’: Twitter users spin hilarious before-after memes

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 03:06 PM IST
Who would have thought that a romantic song from the 90’s would turn into a hilarious meme format in 2018?
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When the residents tried to flush down their stash of weed, it clogged the toilet and alerted the cops.(Twitter)
When the residents tried to flush down their stash of weed, it clogged the toilet and alerted the cops.(Twitter)

Pot in the pot: Cops on why flushing marijuana down the toilet may not be a good idea

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 07:23 PM IST
Not just the pot, cops also found a bathtub filled with plants, individual plants grown in the shower and trays all over the bathroom.
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The baby’s grandparents had to undergo DNA tests to prove their relationship with the newborn and secure his custody.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The baby’s grandparents had to undergo DNA tests to prove their relationship with the newborn and secure his custody.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

This baby was born four years after his parents died in a car crash

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 05:06 PM IST
The couple died in a car accident in March 2013 in Jiangsu province of China five days before the scheduled transplant.
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File photo of Tennis player Sania Mirza receiving Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in New Delhi.(HT Photo)
File photo of Tennis player Sania Mirza receiving Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in New Delhi.(HT Photo)

Sania Mirza’s patriotism ‘questioned’ for speaking on Kathua gang rape case, here’s her reply

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 04:21 PM IST
Tennis champion Sania Mirza was one of the many celebrities on Thursday to take to Twitter to question the apathy surrounding the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua.
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Players burst into fits of laughter as BBC reporter falls into the pool while interviewing then on live television(Twitter/Screengrab)
Players burst into fits of laughter as BBC reporter falls into the pool while interviewing then on live television(Twitter/Screengrab)

The ‘Mike drop’ moment: BBC reporter falls into pool during live interview, Twitter giggles

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Seconds after he cautioned himself , the reporter misjudged a step, slipped and fell into the pool, causing a splash so apparent that England’s swimming gold medalists burst into fits of laughter.
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The defence ministry’s website was unavailable on Friday.(ANI Photo)
The defence ministry’s website was unavailable on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Govt websites go offline, cybersecurity chief says it’s a glitch and not a hack

By Rajesh Ahuja and Pratik Prasenjit | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 08:09 AM IST
The initial reaction of defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as well as the spokespersons of some of the other ministries (who did not know why their websites were down), was that there had been a hack
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In a photo tweeted by Mumbai Police, the boy is seen dressed in the khaki uniform and sitting on a chair while a few policemen huddle him around and offer him a piece of cake.(Mumbai Police/Twitter)
In a photo tweeted by Mumbai Police, the boy is seen dressed in the khaki uniform and sitting on a chair while a few policemen huddle him around and offer him a piece of cake.(Mumbai Police/Twitter)

7-year-old cancer patient’s dream comes true, ‘plays’ Mumbai cop for a day

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 01:54 PM IST
7-year-old Arpit Mandal wishes to grow up and join the police force, but a life-threatening disease stands between his dream and “undaunted spirit”.
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And if you are looking for a boyfriend but feeling cagey about investing in love, you could consider renting one.(Facebook)
And if you are looking for a boyfriend but feeling cagey about investing in love, you could consider renting one.(Facebook)

Love packages: Gurgaon man offers ‘boyfriend on rent’ services on Valentine’s Day

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2018 04:23 PM IST
Shakul Gupta, a 26-year-old Gurgaon-based entrepreneur, is all ready to rent himself out and provide four “packages” from “holding hands” to “anything you want” on Valentine’s Day this year.
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The two were tracked by the police and fined for “deliberately damaging or defacing Chinese currency”, a criminal offence in China, after the video went viral on social media networks.(YouTube/Screengrab)
The two were tracked by the police and fined for “deliberately damaging or defacing Chinese currency”, a criminal offence in China, after the video went viral on social media networks.(YouTube/Screengrab)

Double whammy: Chinese men set cash on fire to prove who’s richer, fined by cops

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2018 11:27 PM IST
After one proposed a “cash-burning contest” to settle the dispute over who was richer, the two men started taking out 100-yuan notes and set them on fire at the table.
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Appearing on-air in his wedding attire and armed with a mic, Hanan Bukhari interviewed his family members including his father, wife and mother-in-law about the ocassion.(Screengrab/YouTube)
Appearing on-air in his wedding attire and armed with a mic, Hanan Bukhari interviewed his family members including his father, wife and mother-in-law about the ocassion.(Screengrab/YouTube)

Never off duty: Pakistani reporter dons groom’s attire, covers own wedding

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2018 01:40 PM IST
Hanan Bukhari, who works with Pakistan’s City 41 channel, appeared on-air in his wedding attire and interviewed his family members including his father, wife and mother-in-law about the occasion.
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The video of Bhandari performing ghoomar on the ice rink in a red costume and ice skates is getting a lot of love on social media(Screengrab/YouTube)
The video of Bhandari performing ghoomar on the ice rink in a red costume and ice skates is getting a lot of love on social media(Screengrab/YouTube)

‘Ghoomar on Ice’: This skater dancing to Padmaavat song is taking the internet by storm

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2018 05:56 PM IST
The video of Las Vegas figure-skater Mayuri Bhandari performing ghoomar on the ice rink in a red costume and ice skates is getting a lot of love on social media. It has been viewed by over 17,000 people.
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Paramedics lift the man and secure him to a stretcher(Screengrab/Youtube)
Paramedics lift the man and secure him to a stretcher(Screengrab/Youtube)

Game over: Chinese youth paralysed after 20-hour marathon gaming binge

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2018 02:22 PM IST
The man entered the café in the evening of January 27 and kept playing without a break till afternoon the next day. He found he could not move his legs only when he tried to get up from his chair to go to the toilet.
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New Delhi: BSF's all-women team 'Seema Bhawani' performs on motorcycles during 69th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday(PTI)
New Delhi: BSF's all-women team 'Seema Bhawani' performs on motorcycles during 69th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday(PTI)

Breaking gender stereotypes: BSF women bikers steal limelight at Republic Day parade

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2018 02:36 PM IST
The 113-member squad Seema Bhavani was chosen from different ranks of the BSF to become the first-ever women bikers’ contingent at the 69th Republic Day parade.
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Members of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena shout slogans against fimmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali during a protest(PTI)
Members of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena shout slogans against fimmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali during a protest(PTI)

‘Not Rajput pride’: Twitter fumes after attack on school bus over Padmaavat release

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2018 04:58 PM IST
People took to Twitter and lashed out at the agitators protesting release of Padmaavat for holding the states to ransom. People also vented their anger on state governments, alleging them of giving the rioters a free run.
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From exchanging the wedding vows in Tamil to taking the ‘sathapathi’ or seven rounds around the fire, the wedding went strictly by the book(Youtube/Screengrab)
From exchanging the wedding vows in Tamil to taking the ‘sathapathi’ or seven rounds around the fire, the wedding went strictly by the book(Youtube/Screengrab)

When Tokyo met Tamil Nadu: Japanese couple has a ‘dream wedding’ in Madurai

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2018 05:45 PM IST
From exchanging the wedding vows in Tamil to taking the ‘sathapathi’ or seven rounds around the fire, the wedding went strictly by the book. The couple also had their wedding cards printed in Tamil.
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Shashi Tharoor and his high-flown words were the obvious highlights of 2017.(Twitter/Screenshot)
Shashi Tharoor and his high-flown words were the obvious highlights of 2017.(Twitter/Screenshot)

Ouch! ‘English tutor’ Shashi Tharoor schooled for ‘grammatical mistake’ on Twitter

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2018 01:14 PM IST
Suhel Seth, who is known for slamming those on social media for their incorrect English, picked a grammatical mistake and pointed out that Shashi Tharoor used ‘whom’ instead of ‘who’.
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Former Indian navy officer Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav is seen on a screen during a news conference at the ministry of foreign affairs in Islamabad, Pakistan.(Reuters)
Former Indian navy officer Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav is seen on a screen during a news conference at the ministry of foreign affairs in Islamabad, Pakistan.(Reuters)

‘Humanitarian gesture, template for others’: How Pakistan media reported Kulbhushan-family meet

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2017 05:30 PM IST
Reportage was pivoted on Pakistan’s “humanitarian and goodwill gesture” in permitting Kulbhushan’s family to pay him a visit,ignoring how a glass wall was placed and multiple cameras were set up to scuttle what was supposed to be a “private meeting”
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Trolls had a field day on Twitter, turning photos of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma meeting PM Narendra Modi into memes(Twitter/Screengrab)
Trolls had a field day on Twitter, turning photos of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma meeting PM Narendra Modi into memes(Twitter/Screengrab)

‘Out on 99’: Twitter turns Virat-Anushka’s meet with Modi into hilarious memes

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2017 03:13 PM IST
Here’s how Twitter turned cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma’s meeting with Modi into hilarious memes
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In Japan for the Miss Universe contest, Idan and the 20-year-old Gandelsman clicked a selfie that was posted on Instagram with the tile, “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel”.(Instagram/Sarah Idan)
In Japan for the Miss Universe contest, Idan and the 20-year-old Gandelsman clicked a selfie that was posted on Instagram with the tile, “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel”.(Instagram/Sarah Idan)

Row over selfie: Miss Iraq forced to leave country for photo with Miss Israel

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2017 07:25 PM IST
Sarah Idan was threatened to take down a selfie with her Israeli counterpart Adar Gandelsman. She was also reportedly told that she would be stripped of her title and killed if she did not.
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Hindustan Pencils Pvt Ltd shipped five sharpeners meant for the left-handed for the 4-year-old(Facebook)
Hindustan Pencils Pvt Ltd shipped five sharpeners meant for the left-handed for the 4-year-old(Facebook)

‘Left’ in the lurch: 4-year-old receives customised pencil sharpeners after mother’s appeal

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2017 02:06 PM IST
Hindustan Pencils shipped five sharpeners meant for the left-handed after a mother wrote to the company highlighting how her 4-year-old daughter was struggling to sharpen her pencils.
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Chinese officials say the CCTV cameras are capable of linking faces to ID cards and can also estimate age, ethnicity, and gender of a person(Twitter/ Screengrab(BBC))
Chinese officials say the CCTV cameras are capable of linking faces to ID cards and can also estimate age, ethnicity, and gender of a person(Twitter/ Screengrab(BBC))

BBC journalist tries to ‘evade’ China’s CCTV surveillance network, here’s what happened

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2017 03:49 PM IST
BBC journalist John Sudworth let authorities take his photo and circulate it on their surveillance system for the record. He was tracked in less than seven minutes.
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The video shows an innocent looking seagull feeding on bread crumbs before it hops forward and picks up the camera in its beak(Screengrab/Twitter (GoPro))
The video shows an innocent looking seagull feeding on bread crumbs before it hops forward and picks up the camera in its beak(Screengrab/Twitter (GoPro))

Watch: Seagull ‘steals’ GoPro cam, captures stunning drone-like shots in flight

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2017 12:29 PM IST
Kjell Robertsen had placed some bread crumbs around his GoPro to lure the seagulls in for some close-ups but one of the birds grabbed the camera in its mouth and flew away
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The cover of Time magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” issue unveiled on Wednesday packs a subtle yet powerful message.(Time.com)
The cover of Time magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” issue unveiled on Wednesday packs a subtle yet powerful message.(Time.com)

ICYMI: Why a ‘mysterious woman’ appeared as Time’s ‘Person of the year’

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2017 05:53 PM IST
The sixth and obscured face on the Time ‘Person of the year’ cover is symbolic of all the victims who have yet to come forward and may be struggling to do so fearing repercussions.
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Sahil Batav said when he asked the driver of the vehicle to pull back he abused him and even tried to run over him a couple of times.(Facebook/Screengrab)
Sahil Batav said when he asked the driver of the vehicle to pull back he abused him and even tried to run over him a couple of times.(Facebook/Screengrab)

Just the hero we need: Internet is rooting for Bhopal biker for stopping traffic offender

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2017 06:02 PM IST
Sahil Batav said when he asked the driver of the vehicle to pull back he abused him and even tried to run over him a couple of times.
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The photograph shows the two elephants escaping flaming tar balls and crackers that were hurled at them.(Facebook/Sanctuary Asia)
The photograph shows the two elephants escaping flaming tar balls and crackers that were hurled at them.(Facebook/Sanctuary Asia)

Hell is here: Powerful photo captures elephant, calf escaping flaming tar balls, crackers

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2017 01:47 PM IST
Titled ‘Hell is here’, Biplab Hazra’s photograph brings to light the startling reality concerning the human-elephant conflict in India.
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A Twitter user took a dig at such perpetrators by using ‘stabbing’ analogy to highlight the how sexual assaults are looked at in comparison with other crimes.(iStock)
A Twitter user took a dig at such perpetrators by using ‘stabbing’ analogy to highlight the how sexual assaults are looked at in comparison with other crimes.(iStock)

Convenient apologies: Twitter thread takes a ‘stab’ at men explaining away sexual assault

By Pratik Prasenjit, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2017 03:34 PM IST
A Twitter user took a dig at such perpetrators by using ‘stabbing’ analogy to highlight the how sexual assaults are looked at in comparison with other crimes.
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