Samiksha Pattanaik

Samiksha Pattanaik is a content producer with HT’s social media team. She writes on trending, viral stories and manages content on Facebook and Twitter. Her interest lies in travel, culture, photography and gender issues.

Articles by Samiksha Pattanaik

Don’t fight in front of your kids, you can scar them for life

Regular fighting between parents can affect their children’s long-term mental health and expose them to a number of diseases in the future.

Parents’ arguments can prove more damaging to a child’s mental health than their separation or divorce.
Parents’ arguments can prove more damaging to a child’s mental health than their separation or divorce.
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 09:36 AM IST

Drake’s ‘Kiki challenge’ is breaking the internet… and bones

If you aren’t living under a rock, chances are you must have come across Drake’s ‘Kiki challenge’ or #InMyFeelingsChallenge that’s going crazily viral for some time now. Canadian rapper Drake’s latest song “In My Feelings” from the album Scorpion is smashing records worldwide and has now given rise to a new dance challenge called ‘Kiki challenge’.

Drake’s ‘Kiki challenge can be risky to perform
Drake’s ‘Kiki challenge can be risky to perform
Updated on Jul 29, 2018 07:16 PM IST

Couples beware, study says big fat weddings could lead to divorce

Wedding tips: A new survey reveals spending too much money on weddings could result in divorce. The more expensive the wedding ring, the less likely the marriage will last, it adds.

A new survey reveals spending too much money on weddings could result in divorce. (HT File Photo)
A new survey reveals spending too much money on weddings could result in divorce. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2018 07:46 PM IST
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Not just mental health, psychiatrists can also help manage chronic pain

Psychiatrists can play a key role in chronic pain management. Here’s how

Chronic pain can be managed by mind-body therapies (HT/File Photo)
Chronic pain can be managed by mind-body therapies (HT/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 05:10 PM IST
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From celebs to models, Barbie feet is the latest trend to grip Instagram users

From the Kardashian sisters to Kendall Jenner, everyone seems to be in the grip of this latest Instagram trend.

‘Barbie feet’ is the latest Instagram trend (Chaneliman/Instagram)
‘Barbie feet’ is the latest Instagram trend (Chaneliman/Instagram)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 05:19 PM IST
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Remember Chand Nawab of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ fame? He is back with another funny video

Pakistani TV journalist Chand Nawab is back with another video and it’s funnier than before.

Pakistani TV journalist Chand Nawab is back with another video and it’s funnier than before (Twitter)
Pakistani TV journalist Chand Nawab is back with another video and it’s funnier than before (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 02:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Here’s the ‘shocking’ discovery behind the ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme

Twitter user Ernie Smith has dug out some ‘shocking’ information about the girl in ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme.

The ‘distracted boyfriend’ photo became a hit on the internet last year (Twitter)
The ‘distracted boyfriend’ photo became a hit on the internet last year (Twitter)
Published on Jun 29, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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Tamil Nadu man pretends to exercise only to steal bulb, video goes viral

Video of Coimbatore man hilarious way of stealing a bulb has left people on social media ROFL-ing.

The man pretends to exercise before reaching for the bulb to steal it. (Youtube)
The man pretends to exercise before reaching for the bulb to steal it. (Youtube)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 02:08 PM IST
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Boy, 9, was bullied for wearing lipstick. This is what his cousins did to show support

A nine-year-old boy was bullied for wearing lipstick and painting his nails. So, his elder cousins wore the same lip colour and posted the pictures on Twitter in support of him.

Boy, 9, was bullied for wearing lipstick(Twitter)
Boy, 9, was bullied for wearing lipstick(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 08:54 PM IST

Watch: This bride and groom went home in a JCB and proved they are the coolest!

If you think driving a luxury or vintage car at your wedding is a cool thing to do, then wait till you read this.

Couple took a ride on a JCB after their wedding (ANI)
Couple took a ride on a JCB after their wedding (ANI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 05:20 PM IST

Is the skin around your nails peeling? Know the causes, treatment and more

Is chapped and peeling cuticle skin bothering you? Here’s what you need to know.

Skin peeling around nails due to dryness (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Skin peeling around nails due to dryness (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 01:44 PM IST

Crayfish removes its own claw to escape hotpot, diner adopts it as a pet

Social media is amazed by crayfish ripping off its claw to escape hotpot.

Crayfish removes its own claw to escape hotpot (Facebook)
Crayfish removes its own claw to escape hotpot (Facebook)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 06:22 PM IST
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Mumbai cop manages traffic in heavy rains, praised on social media

A video showing a Mumbai cop managing traffic drenched in rain has gone viral on social media, with many calling him a “real hero”.

Mumbai cop stood in heavy rain to manage traffic (Satyam Yadav /Facebook)
Mumbai cop stood in heavy rain to manage traffic (Satyam Yadav /Facebook)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 03:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Saudi Arabia’s fashion show causes stir online after replacing models with drones

A fashion show in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh featured drones instead of models.

Saudi Arabia’s ‘drone fashion show’ (Jina/Twitter)
Saudi Arabia’s ‘drone fashion show’ (Jina/Twitter)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 02:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Video shows firefighters rescuing suicidal man after he jumps out of window

The 12-second dramatic clip captures the exact moment the fireman catches hold of the man and pulls him up with the help of his colleague.

Firefighters rescue a suicidal man after he jumps out of the window (
Firefighters rescue a suicidal man after he jumps out of the window (
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 06:30 PM IST

How Tunisian goalkeeper faked ‘injury’ to help teammates break Ramzan fast

Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen feigned an injury during a match to help his teammates break their Ramzan fast.

Goalkeeper fakes ‘injury’ to help his teammates break Ramzan fast (Twitter)
Goalkeeper fakes ‘injury’ to help his teammates break Ramzan fast (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 03:49 PM IST

World Environment Day: Sudarsan Pattnaik makes ‘biggest sand turtle’ to highlight plastic pollution

Sudarsan Pattnaik creates his “biggest sand turtle” sculpture at Odisha’s Puri beach to mark World Environment Day.

(‘Biggest Sand Turtle’ by sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day (Sudarsan Pattanaik/Twitter))
(‘Biggest Sand Turtle’ by sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day (Sudarsan Pattanaik/Twitter))
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 01:02 PM IST

This woman’s to-do list for her boyfriend to help during panic attack is a must read

Kelsey Darragh, who suffers from panic and anxiety disorder, created a to-do list for her boyfriend so that he could help her when she needed - and she wants you to share it with others.

This woman created a to-do list for her boyfriend to help her during a panic attack (Kelsey Darragh/Twitter)
This woman created a to-do list for her boyfriend to help her during a panic attack (Kelsey Darragh/Twitter)
Updated on May 18, 2018 03:23 PM IST

Woman shares misleading photo of hotel’s lavish pool, the internet is cracking up

Expectation Versus Reality!

Expectation Versus Reality! (Jenny Kershaw, Twitter)
Expectation Versus Reality! (Jenny Kershaw, Twitter)
Updated on May 18, 2018 05:34 PM IST

Kiss of love? Leopard and buffalo’s lip-to-lip moment is going viral in the human world

Viral video shows leopard ‘kissing’ a buffalo.

Leopard and buffalo’s lip-to-lip moment is going viral (Nat Geo)
Leopard and buffalo’s lip-to-lip moment is going viral (Nat Geo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 06:20 PM IST

This National Geographic cover will make you think hard about plastic pollution

The cover suggests the world’s plastic pollution problem is just “”just the tip of the iceberg.”

This National Geographic cover has gone viral for all the right reasons (Vaughn Wallace / Twitter)
This National Geographic cover has gone viral for all the right reasons (Vaughn Wallace / Twitter)
Updated on May 17, 2018 04:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

The internet can’t get over this toddler who peed in his mom’s proposal video

This Michigan toddle stole the limelight from mom’s proposal video like a boss.

This Michigan toddle stole the limelight from mom’s proposal video like a boss. (Kevin Przytula /Youtube)
This Michigan toddle stole the limelight from mom’s proposal video like a boss. (Kevin Przytula /Youtube)
Updated on May 17, 2018 02:01 PM IST

Twitter users crack jokes as parties battle it out in Karnataka elections

As BJP, Congress and JDU wait with bated breath for Karnataka poll results, Twitter adds humour to the election battle.

Twitter adds humour to Karnataka election battle
Twitter adds humour to Karnataka election battle
Updated on May 15, 2018 12:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Woman wears golden prosthetic arm on wedding day, shines with self-love

Rebekah Marine made heads turn as she wore a golden bionic arm on her wedding.

Rebekah Marine wore a golden bionic arm on her wedding. (Rebekah Marine/Instagram)
Rebekah Marine wore a golden bionic arm on her wedding. (Rebekah Marine/Instagram)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 04:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

This viral video of 4-year-old grooving to Bom Diggy Diggy will make your day

You can’t miss this video of a four-year-old girl grooving to ‘Bom Diggy Diggy’

Viyona Sharma and her dance instructor Nikita Kumar grooving to Bom Diggy Diggy (Nikita Kumar/Instagram)
Viyona Sharma and her dance instructor Nikita Kumar grooving to Bom Diggy Diggy (Nikita Kumar/Instagram)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 05:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

This beauty vlogger with facial tumour is a YouTube star with millions of subscribers

Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa is here to shatter the preconceived notions about beauty and give people lesson on “self-love”.

Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa suffers from cystic hygroma - a rare congenital condition. (Marimar Quiroa/ Youtube, Instagram)
Beauty blogger Marimar Quiroa suffers from cystic hygroma - a rare congenital condition. (Marimar Quiroa/ Youtube, Instagram)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

These owls won’t stop staring through an office window and Twitter finds them a hoot

“I. Just. Can’t. Even”

These owls are making people really uncomfortable (Michael lens/ twitter)
These owls are making people really uncomfortable (Michael lens/ twitter)
Published on Apr 14, 2018 06:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Viral video shows gorilla doing handstands with trainer in Florida zoo

Video posted by Busch Gardens Tampa Bay shows a gorilla doing handstands with his trainer.

He’s got the moves (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay/Facebook)
He’s got the moves (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay/Facebook)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 03:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Shashi Tharoor is back with a new word, this time it’s a dig at his trolls

Shashi Tharoor is back with his latest ‘Word Of the Day’.

Shashi Tharoor is back with his latest ‘Word Of the Day’.
Shashi Tharoor is back with his latest ‘Word Of the Day’.
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 06:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Witchcraft or magic? Twitter can’t get over this video of easy hack to thread a needle

Have you been threading a needle wrong all your life?

Have you been threading a needle wrong all your life? (John Bick /Twitter)
Have you been threading a needle wrong all your life? (John Bick /Twitter)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 04:53 PM IST
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