Samiksha Pattanaik

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
Jeffery Kendall’s before and after weight loss photos on Reddit have sent the internet into a tizzy (Jeffery Kendall/Reddit)
Jeffery Kendall’s before and after weight loss photos on Reddit have sent the internet into a tizzy (Jeffery Kendall/Reddit)

Internet goes mushy over man who looks like Disney prince after losing 31 Kilos

Hindustan Times, New | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 01:35 PM IST
Jeffery Kendall’s amazing transformation after weight loss is making the internet go all mushy. Many are calling him a real-life “Disney Prince”.
Sonam Kapoor trolled for her answer to a puzzle. (Sonam Kapoor/Twitter)
Sonam Kapoor trolled for her answer to a puzzle. (Sonam Kapoor/Twitter)

Sonam Kapoor trolled for her answer to this puzzle. Can you solve it?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 11:42 AM IST
Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor is yet again the target of internet trolls.
Akshay Kumar tweeted a funny video with a message for some #MondayMotivation. (Akshay Kumar/ Twitter)
Akshay Kumar tweeted a funny video with a message for some #MondayMotivation. (Akshay Kumar/ Twitter)

Akshay Kumar tweets a funny video for #MondayMotivation and tweeple can’t stop laughing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 08:26 PM IST
Akshay Kumar has a #MondayMotivation message for everyone.
Mumbai Police does it again (Twitter)
Mumbai Police does it again (Twitter)

Mumbai police cash in on viral ‘If You Don’t Love Me’ memes, Twitter is impressed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 02:01 PM IST
The ‘If You Don’t Love Me At My’ are the latest memes that have taken over the internet by storm.
Salman Khan’s fans took to Twitter on Saturday to celebrate the return of the ‘Tiger (HT Filephoto)
Salman Khan’s fans took to Twitter on Saturday to celebrate the return of the ‘Tiger (HT Filephoto)

‘Tiger is back’: Twitter celebrates as Salman Khan gets bail in blackbuck poaching case

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 05:53 PM IST
Salman Khan was granted bail on Saturday by a Jodhpur court in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.
Xherdan is not your average cat. With more than 6,000 followers on Instagram, he is taking the internet by storm. (Instagram)
Xherdan is not your average cat. With more than 6,000 followers on Instagram, he is taking the internet by storm. (Instagram)

Meet Xherdan, the grumpy-looking cat who is the latest internet sensation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 05:30 PM IST
Xherdan is not your average cat. With more than 6,000 followers on Instagram, he is taking the internet by storm.
‘If You Don’t Love Me’ memes are all over the internet now.
‘If You Don’t Love Me’ memes are all over the internet now.
Toddler seen admiring Michelle Obama’s portrait (Facebook)
Toddler seen admiring Michelle Obama’s portrait (Facebook)

Toddler seen admiring Michelle Obama’s portrait in viral photo meets her ‘queen’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 03:05 PM IST
Parker Curry’s photo showing her adoringly staring at the portrait in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery went massively viral last week.
Meet Shudu Gram, the world’s first digital supermodel. Shudu Gram (Instagram)
Meet Shudu Gram, the world’s first digital supermodel. Shudu Gram (Instagram)

Move over humans. Meet Shudu Gram, world’s first digital supermodel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2018 05:13 PM IST
Have you heard of Shudu Gram? She is the newest social media sensation bullodozing her way to popularity records with her porcelain perfect skin and captivating coal-black eyes.
With more than 10 million views on Facebook, this Pakistani advertisement has touched the hearts of many on social media. (Facebook)
With more than 10 million views on Facebook, this Pakistani advertisement has touched the hearts of many on social media. (Facebook)

This Pakistani ad about a mother and son will warm your heart

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2018 05:43 PM IST
This Pakistani advertisement for a food brand has touched the hearts of many on social media.
Gohar Avetisyan is using makeup to give stunning makeovers to her clients. (Gohar Avetisyan/Instagram)
Gohar Avetisyan is using makeup to give stunning makeovers to her clients. (Gohar Avetisyan/Instagram)

‘Makeup magician’: Beautician gives stunning makeovers to women with cancer, skin conditions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2018 03:05 PM IST
Moscow-based makeup artist and stylist Gohar Avetisyan is using makeup to give stunning makeovers to her clients, including women with cancer and severe skin conditions.
Lucy Schultz and her partner Steve, from Denver, US, did a realistic photoshoot to announce the birth of their… umm.. kitten. (Lucy Schultz/Facebook)
Lucy Schultz and her partner Steve, from Denver, US, did a realistic photoshoot to announce the birth of their… umm.. kitten. (Lucy Schultz/Facebook)

Love cats? You can’t beat this couple ‘giving birth’ to … a kitten

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2018 11:39 AM IST
Lucy Schultz and her partner Steve, from Denver, US, took their love for the furry delights to another level by doing a realistic photoshoot to announce the birth of their… umm.. kitten.
Indo-Ukrainian couple Shyam and Anya are travelling the world in style! (Anya Gapych/Instagram)
Indo-Ukrainian couple Shyam and Anya are travelling the world in style! (Anya Gapych/Instagram)

This Delhi based couple is travelling the world, sealing memories with a kiss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Indo-Ukrainian couple Shyam and Anna are doing what most of us can only dream of: travelling the world. And they are doing it in style!
Ryan Carney Williams was reportedly held at Keflavik airport for putting on all his clothes (Ryan Hawaii /Twitter)
Ryan Carney Williams was reportedly held at Keflavik airport for putting on all his clothes (Ryan Hawaii /Twitter)

Man’s ploy to avoid baggage fee by wearing all his clothes fails, held

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2018 11:46 AM IST
To what extent would you go to avoid paying for your excess luggage? Ryan Carney Williams went a step further by wearing all his clothes including eight pairs of trousers and 10 shirts.
Dramatic footage shows a fireman catching a baby thrown from a burning building (Dekalb County fire rescue department/Facebook)
Dramatic footage shows a fireman catching a baby thrown from a burning building (Dekalb County fire rescue department/Facebook)

Watch: ‘Heroic’ fireman catches baby dropped from burning building

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Dramatic footage shows a fireman catching a baby thrown from a burning building in Decatur city of United States’ Georgia state.
Milind Soman has set himself another tough fitness resolution this year: To run a seven-hour marathon every day. (HT/ file photo)
Milind Soman has set himself another tough fitness resolution this year: To run a seven-hour marathon every day. (HT/ file photo)

Milind Soman proposes 7-hour marathon and Twitter’s response is hilariously relatable

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2018 04:40 PM IST
Milind Soman set himself another tough fitness resolution this year: To run a seven-hour marathon every day. Would you join him?
London-based photographer Sophie Mayenne’s project ‘Behind the Scars’ celebrates people’s scars and the stories behind them. (Sophie Mayenne/Instagram)
London-based photographer Sophie Mayenne’s project ‘Behind the Scars’ celebrates people’s scars and the stories behind them. (Sophie Mayenne/Instagram)

‘Behind the Scars’: Powerful photo series celebrates people’s scars and the stories behind them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2018 05:29 PM IST
Every scar has a story; but how many of us are comfortable sharing it?
An American couple’s engagement photos in the backdrop of a frozen waterfall is heating up social media (Kellie Elmore Creative/Instagram)
An American couple’s engagement photos in the backdrop of a frozen waterfall is heating up social media (Kellie Elmore Creative/Instagram)

This US couple’s engagement photos look straight out of a winter wonderland

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2018 01:46 PM IST
An American couple’s engagement photos in the backdrop of a frozen waterfall is heating up social media in the US.
‘Love triangle’ scene from the movie inspired memes on social media. (Twitter)
‘Love triangle’ scene from the movie inspired memes on social media. (Twitter)

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, 19 years on: 6 scenes from the 90’s hit that inspired viral memes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2017 09:17 AM IST
As the 90’s blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai celebrates 19 years since its release, here’s a look at six scenes from the movie that inspired internet memes.
The Allahabad high court acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Thursday in the Arushi-Hemraj double murder case. Twitter reacts. (HT filephoto)
The Allahabad high court acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Thursday in the Arushi-Hemraj double murder case. Twitter reacts. (HT filephoto)

‘Police made dog’s breakfast of the probe’: Twitter reacts to Talwars’ acquittal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2017 06:57 PM IST
While some questioned the CBI investigation, others welcomed the judgment.
The CCTV footage of the incident captured the chaos inside the bus after it rolled over after being hit by a car (Screengrab/Youtube)
The CCTV footage of the incident captured the chaos inside the bus after it rolled over after being hit by a car (Screengrab/Youtube)

Watch: Bus overturns after collision with car in China, seat belts saved lives

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2017 05:25 PM IST
The dramatic footage is a grave reminder why seat belts should be made available for bus commuters in India, where road accidents claim 17 lives every hour.
Moms across the world are sharing their post-pregnancy photos as part of an online movement #takebackpostpartum (takebackpostpartum\@derstillzwerg)
Moms across the world are sharing their post-pregnancy photos as part of an online movement #takebackpostpartum (takebackpostpartum\@derstillzwerg)

Embracing motherhood: This Instagram account proves post-pregnancy bodies are beautiful

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2017 03:17 PM IST
#takebackpostpartum is an online movement to promote acceptance and help women embrace motherhood with confidence.
30-year-old Abhishek Ingle, from Nagpur, reportedly kicked a two-month-old puppy till its intestines came out (Seetha Anilkumar/Facebook)
30-year-old Abhishek Ingle, from Nagpur, reportedly kicked a two-month-old puppy till its intestines came out (Seetha Anilkumar/Facebook)

Man kicks puppy to death, assaults woman taking care

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:53 PM IST
A Facebook post has exposed the brutality of 30-year-old Abhishek Ingle, who reportedly kicked the two-month-old puppy till its intestines came out and physically abused a woman taking care of the injured canine.
(Actor-model Ashwathy Warrier and Abilash Unnikrishnan grooving to ‘I’m Mallu’ song in their wedding video (Screengrab/Youtube))
(Actor-model Ashwathy Warrier and Abilash Unnikrishnan grooving to ‘I’m Mallu’ song in their wedding video (Screengrab/Youtube))

‘I’m Mallu’: This couple’s wedding video will make you shake a leg

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2017 04:17 PM IST
Meet the Malayali couple, Ashwathy Warrier and Abilash Unnikrishnan, who is breaking stereotypes with their super-cool wedding video
Some 30,000 people on YouTube have liked Omprakash Mishra’s Aunty ki Ghanti song, which most critics have called out for its crass and violent sexism. (Screengrab/Youtube)
Some 30,000 people on YouTube have liked Omprakash Mishra’s Aunty ki Ghanti song, which most critics have called out for its crass and violent sexism. (Screengrab/Youtube)

The psychology of cringe-pop fans: Why people like Omprakash Mishra’s Aunty ki Ghanti?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2017 08:20 PM IST
Despite its sexist lyrics, YouTuber Omprakash Mishra’s Aunty ki Ghanti song has taken the internet by storm, with many of his fans defending his song as “entertaining” and “catchy”.
In a shocking video, a Ukrainian dad can be seen standing in a wooden area swirling his daughter like a rag doll. (Youtube/Screengrab)
In a shocking video, a Ukrainian dad can be seen standing in a wooden area swirling his daughter like a rag doll. (Youtube/Screengrab)

Watch: Man swings his baby like rag doll, says, “Astronauts do the same in training”

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2017 02:09 PM IST
In the four-minute video, the Ukrainian dad can be seen standing in a wooden area swirling his daughter in the air while she squeals with fright.
The hospital has released his X-ray report on the Weibo, Chinese social media platform, showing the rod lodged in his body through his groin. Photo credit: West China Medical Centre of Sichuan University, Weibo.
The hospital has released his X-ray report on the Weibo, Chinese social media platform, showing the rod lodged in his body through his groin. Photo credit: West China Medical Centre of Sichuan University, Weibo.

Chinese man miraculously survives after impaled by rod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2017 01:28 PM IST
The 37-year-old man was working on a construction site in Chengdu city when he was struck by lightning, causing him to fall on the rod on September 18.

Watch: The girl whose heart beats outside her body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2017 04:16 PM IST
Eight-year-old Virsaviya Borun suffers from a rare congenital condition, that has caused her heart and intestines to grow outside her body.
Kirsty Tavolacci practising naked yoga (photo credit: tiny.kirsty instagram)
Kirsty Tavolacci practising naked yoga (photo credit: tiny.kirsty instagram)

‘Freeing, liberating’: Woman proudly posts photos of naked yoga, shuts down trolls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2017 04:25 PM IST
This American woman has an important message about body positivity and she conveys it in her unique way.
Manforce recently launched their new ‘achaari’ flavoured condoms to entice the Indian market, and sent the internet into an overdrive. (Manforce/Facebook)
Manforce recently launched their new ‘achaari’ flavoured condoms to entice the Indian market, and sent the internet into an overdrive. (Manforce/Facebook)

‘Aachari masti’: Manforce introduces ‘tangy and tantalizing’ pickle-flavoured condoms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2017 10:51 AM IST
Manforce recently launched ‘achaari’ flavoured condoms and the internet hasn’t stopped buzzing with memes and jokes ever since.
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