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

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 06:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on May 31, 2018 03:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

From the back it looks like any other tee, but from the front this Balenciaga topper looks like fashion gone bizarre.
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)
Published on May 30, 2018 05:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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”
People troll oil companies for 1 paisa cut(Twitter/Screenshot)
People troll oil companies for 1 paisa cut(Twitter/Screenshot)
Updated on May 30, 2018 01:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

Who would have thought that a romantic song from the 90’s would turn into a hilarious meme format in 2018?
Mumbai Police joins the bandwagon with a cheeky tweet(Twitter/Screengrab)
Mumbai Police joins the bandwagon with a cheeky tweet(Twitter/Screengrab)
Updated on May 16, 2018 03:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

Not just the pot, cops also found a bathtub filled with plants, individual plants grown in the shower and trays all over the bathroom.
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)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 07:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

The couple died in a car accident in March 2013 in Jiangsu province of China five days before the scheduled transplant.
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)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 05:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 04:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 03:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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
The defence ministry’s website was unavailable on Friday.(ANI Photo)
The defence ministry’s website was unavailable on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 08:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajesh Ahuja and Pratik Prasenjit

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

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”.
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)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 01:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Published on Feb 12, 2018 04:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 06, 2018 11:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 06, 2018 01:40 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Feb 02, 2018 05:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
Paramedics lift the man and secure him to a stretcher(Screengrab/Youtube)
Paramedics lift the man and secure him to a stretcher(Screengrab/Youtube)
Updated on Feb 02, 2018 02:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 27, 2018 02:36 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 25, 2018 04:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 03, 2018 05:45 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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’.
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)
Updated on Jan 03, 2018 01:14 PM IST
ByPratik Prasenjit, New Delhi

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

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”
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)
Updated on Dec 26, 2017 05:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

Here’s how Twitter turned cricketer Virat Kohli and actor Anushka Sharma’s meeting with Modi into hilarious memes
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)
Updated on Dec 21, 2017 03:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 16, 2017 07:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 16, 2017 02:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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))
Published on Dec 14, 2017 03:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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
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))
Updated on Dec 14, 2017 12:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 07, 2017 05:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 07, 2017 06:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

Titled ‘Hell is here’, Biplab Hazra’s photograph brings to light the startling reality concerning the human-elephant conflict in India.
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)
Updated on Nov 07, 2017 01:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.
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)
Updated on Nov 02, 2017 03:34 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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