Sahiba Chawdhary

Sahiba Chawdhary

Sahiba Chawdhary was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers.She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Sahiba Chawdhary

The adorable Indian dog Instagram accounts you need to follow right now

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2016 06:01 PM IST
If you are in the mood for some adorable puppy photos, here are the top dog Instagram accounts to follow in India.
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India as a growing economy is not just a land of untold stories but a big player in the start-up game as well.(Shutterstock)
India as a growing economy is not just a land of untold stories but a big player in the start-up game as well.(Shutterstock)

In the cusp of change: Embrace entrepreneurship, dump the culture of ‘jugaad’

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2016 10:57 AM IST
India, the land of unexplored opportunities. With crucial changes in the education system, improving management culture and getting rid of red tape, India could surge ahead.
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The iconic photo of PM Narendra Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh and BJP leader L K Advani goes viral.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
The iconic photo of PM Narendra Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh and BJP leader L K Advani goes viral.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Power queue or line before ATM: When HT’s Modi, Manmohan pic went viral

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2016 02:30 PM IST
A photo of the Prime Minister and senior leaders by Hindustan Times photojournalist Arun Sharma is now a viral meme.
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Chris Martin spreads love, stops his show for a fan proposal

UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2017 07:18 PM IST
A video of Coldplay singer, Chris Martin, stopping his concert to let a fan propose marriage to his girlfriend on stage goes viral.
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Hugh Jackman in a still from Swordfish.
Hugh Jackman in a still from Swordfish.

Beware the ransomware: 14 movies that made hackers look cool

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2017 11:15 AM IST
Legion has wreaked a havoc in the Indian digital space. But is hacking cool? Well, not at least in these Hollywood and Bollywood movies on hacking.
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Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya speaks to the media during a news conference in Mumbai .(Vivek Prakash/Reuters)
Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya speaks to the media during a news conference in Mumbai .(Vivek Prakash/Reuters)

Mallya trolled, group that hacked his Twitter account praised

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2016 12:24 AM IST
Twitter trolled Vijaya Mallaya and promoted the perpetrators of his Twitter account hack on Friday.
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Indian Muslims hold a portrait of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha Jayaram as they pray for her well being in front of a hospital.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP file photo)
Indian Muslims hold a portrait of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha Jayaram as they pray for her well being in front of a hospital.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP file photo)

Get well soon, Amma: Twitter prays for Jayalalithaa’s speedy recovery

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2016 02:55 PM IST
Twitter prays for Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa’s well-being after she suffered from a cardiac arrest.
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(Twitter)
(Twitter)

Saudi Arabian deserts receive an early Christmas gift: Snowfall

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2016 05:48 PM IST
Twitter reacts in joy and concern after the unexpected snowfall in the central and northwestern regions of Saudi Arabia.
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Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi addresses media at a press conference.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi addresses media at a press conference.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

‘Homophobic, racist’: Some condemn Twitter hack attack on Rahul, others laugh

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2016 11:28 PM IST
Twitter reacts with trolls when Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter account appeared to be hacked.
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it mandatory to play the national anthem before film screenings at movie theatres across the country.(AFP File Photo)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it mandatory to play the national anthem before film screenings at movie theatres across the country.(AFP File Photo)

Good, bad, funny: Twitter reacts to national anthem must in theatres before movies

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2016 02:10 PM IST
Twitter reacts to the SC’s announcement to play the national anthem before movie screenings in public theatres.
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Screenshot of Arshad Khan starring in a music video called “Chaiwala - feat. Arshad Khan.”
Screenshot of Arshad Khan starring in a music video called “Chaiwala - feat. Arshad Khan.”

Pakistani #ChaiWala stars in a music video, but the lyrics will make you cringe

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2016 04:39 PM IST
The overnight social media star Arshad Khan, popularly known as the Pakistani #Chaiwala is starring in a music video that has gone viral.
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#ShilpaShettyReviews: How the actress replied to trolls

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2016 07:02 PM IST
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty replies to Twitter trolls after she said in an interview that Animal Farm is a book that teaches to love and care for animals.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded roll back of the government's decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs1000 in India.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanded roll back of the government's decision to demonetize Rs 500 and Rs1000 in India.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

BJP leader’s kin’s marriage: Kejriwal gets trolled on Twitter for wrong facts

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2016 08:05 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was trolled on Twitter after wrongfully attacking BJP MP Mahesh Sharma.
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BJP MLA Ram Kadam gifted his teen son a Mercedes car on his birthday.(@RamKadam/Twitter)
BJP MLA Ram Kadam gifted his teen son a Mercedes car on his birthday.(@RamKadam/Twitter)

Cash crunch: BJP MLA spoils son with Merc convertible, Twitter lashes out

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2016 10:27 PM IST
Twitter lashes out when BJP MLA gifted his son a Mercedes car on his birthday and tweeted it at a time of cash crunch across India.
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A screenshot of the heartwarming Instagram photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow.
A screenshot of the heartwarming Instagram photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Chris Martin reunites with his son, makes the internet feel warm and fuzzy

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2016 03:32 PM IST
A photo posted by Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow on her Instagram, showing Chris Martin reuniting with his son, Moses, has gone viral.
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A screenshot of the flip-flops that have gone viral due to a controversy about their colour.
A screenshot of the flip-flops that have gone viral due to a controversy about their colour.

Tipi Tipi top: What colour you want?

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2016 04:19 PM IST
An image of a pair of flip-flops goes viral over determining their colour.
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People in a queue outside a bank in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
People in a queue outside a bank in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Pay to queue up: Online service lets you hire errand boy for ATM duty

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2016 12:40 AM IST
An online service, “Book My Chotu”, lets you hire people to stand in bank and ATM queues.
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A screenshot of the Amazon advertisement video promoting inter-faith solidarity.(Amazon)
A screenshot of the Amazon advertisement video promoting inter-faith solidarity.(Amazon)

Watch | This Amazon ad shows a touching friendship between an imam and a priest

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2016 07:42 PM IST
Amazon’s latest Christmas advertisement promotes inter-faith solidarity and religious tolerance.
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A dog runs on the pitch during day one of the 2nd test match between India and England in Vizag.(Deepak Malik/ BCCI)
A dog runs on the pitch during day one of the 2nd test match between India and England in Vizag.(Deepak Malik/ BCCI)

Every dog has his day: Cricket fan with a difference becomes instant Twitter hit

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2016 04:55 PM IST
A stray dog becomes popular on Twitter after forcing an early tea break during the second Test match between Indian and England.
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Actors Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in California.(Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS)
Actors Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in California.(Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS)

Chris doesn’t rock: US celebrity copies hilarious tweet, caught

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2016 07:00 PM IST
After getting caught stealing a hilarious tweet from an Indian user, American actor Chris Rock gets trolled on Twitter.
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Long queue outside a bank at Chandni Chowk.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)
Long queue outside a bank at Chandni Chowk.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Not every hero wears a cape: Samaritans help people queueing for cash at banks

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2016 01:11 PM IST
A list of generous acts to help people standing in long queues outside banks and ATMs since the demonetisation in India.
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US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk to the Oval Office after Obama’s speech post Donald Trump’s victory.(Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS)
US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk to the Oval Office after Obama’s speech post Donald Trump’s victory.(Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS)

Hilarious Obama and Biden ‘friendship’ memes to get you over the election shock

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2016 04:50 PM IST
Hilarious memes of US President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Donald Trump’s presidential election go viral.
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This handsome tea seller found himself being called the internet’s hottest #ChaiWalla after this image of him went viral.(Aley Bhaidani / Good Morning Pakistan)
This handsome tea seller found himself being called the internet’s hottest #ChaiWalla after this image of him went viral.(Aley Bhaidani / Good Morning Pakistan)

From one Khan to another: Shah Rukh praises Pakistan’s ChaiWala

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2016 07:28 PM IST
The viral sensation Arshad Khan, popularly known as ‘Chaiwala’ got a mention by Shah Rukh Khan on Twitter.
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A screenshot of HT’s Wednesday edition.
A screenshot of HT’s Wednesday edition.

How newspapers across the world reacted to Trump’s triumph

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2016 05:32 PM IST
A list of the leading international newspaper front pages of announcing President Trump’s victory.
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Republican presidential elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016.(JIM WATSON/AFP)
Republican presidential elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016.(JIM WATSON/AFP)

How Twitter reacted to Trump’s White House victory

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2016 03:50 PM IST
Twitter reactions to Donald Trump winning the 2016 US elections.
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A man holds Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes at Ghazipur chicken market in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
A man holds Rs.500 and Rs.1000 currency notes at Ghazipur chicken market in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

From PayTM to Ola: Brands cash in after Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes banned

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2016 11:41 AM IST
A list of Indian brands that promoted their cashless and online schemes to attract customers after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes will be discontinued from today.
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A monkey kisses the cardboard cutout of US Presidential candidate Donald Trump during a selection intended to predict the result of the US election, at a park in Changsha, in China's Hunan province on November 3, 2016. The monkey chose Republican candidate Donald Trump.(AFP)
A monkey kisses the cardboard cutout of US Presidential candidate Donald Trump during a selection intended to predict the result of the US election, at a park in Changsha, in China's Hunan province on November 3, 2016. The monkey chose Republican candidate Donald Trump.(AFP)

Trump or Clinton? Animal kingdom predicts the 45th US president

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2016 06:20 AM IST
Animals around the world predict the winner of 2016 US Presidential elections.
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(A man counting Rs. 500 notes. (Reuters/File Photo))
(A man counting Rs. 500 notes. (Reuters/File Photo))

Modi plays a Trump card: Twitter reaction to PM’s war on black money

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2016 12:18 AM IST
An impression of what Twitter is thinking on Modi’s ban of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from 9th November, 2016.
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(Screenshot of the viral Rs. 2000 note photo on Twitter.)
(Screenshot of the viral Rs. 2000 note photo on Twitter.)

Twitter loves this pink Rs 2,000 note, but is it real?

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2016 10:52 PM IST
Photos of Rs. 2000 denomination notes go viral on Twitter, but the RBI says they have no knowledge of this.
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is known for shooting from the hip when it comes to his Twitter account.(Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is known for shooting from the hip when it comes to his Twitter account.(Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP)

Insulting, ranting, boasting: Donald Trump’s 10 most outrageous tweets

By Sahiba Chawdhary | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2016 01:32 PM IST
A list of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s offensive or ranting tweets.
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