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
A 20-year-old lung cancer survivor shared a photo after her chemotherapy treatment and Reddit was impressed with the way she pulled off her post-chemo look. (flexilexi22/Reddit)
A 20-year-old lung cancer survivor shared a photo after her chemotherapy treatment and Reddit was impressed with the way she pulled off her post-chemo look. (flexilexi22/Reddit)

‘You are rocking the bald’: Woman’s post-chemo pic leaves Redditors impressed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2017 01:28 PM IST
Her post instantly touched a chord with social media users and received more than 2000 comments and 104,000 upvotes within a few hours.
Derek O’Brien’s tweet got a lot of attention with many empathising with his situation. (HT Filephoto, Derek O’Brien /Twitter)
Derek O’Brien’s tweet got a lot of attention with many empathising with his situation. (HT Filephoto, Derek O’Brien /Twitter)

‘Will go home & have fish curry’: Derek O’Brien at Hamid Ansari’s ‘veg only’ farewell dinner

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2017 04:57 PM IST
Derek O’Brien was disappointed with the ‘veg only’ menu at the farewell dinner for outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari and took to Twitter to share his feelings.
Ranjish Manjeri, a 34-year-old photographer from Manjeri in Malappuram district, posted a matrimony ad on Facebook and it went viral within days. (Ranjish Manjeri/Facebook)
Ranjish Manjeri, a 34-year-old photographer from Manjeri in Malappuram district, posted a matrimony ad on Facebook and it went viral within days. (Ranjish Manjeri/Facebook)

Kerala man flooded with proposals after Facebook matrimony ad goes viral

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2017 02:08 PM IST
When Ranjish Manjeri, a 34-year-old photographer from Manjeri in Malappuram district, posted a matrimony ad on Facebook, little did he know he would be inundated with proposals from around the world.
The baby, born to a 19-year-old woman, had a 7 cms foetus growing inside him.(Photo credit: Neena Nichlani)
The baby, born to a 19-year-old woman, had a 7 cms foetus growing inside him.(Photo credit: Neena Nichlani)

‘Pregnant’ baby in Thane born with twin brother feeding off his body

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2017 12:32 PM IST
The baby’s twin, weighing 150 gms and complete with a brain, arms and limbs, was found behind the baby’s stomach.
(mamaj1822/Instagram)
(mamaj1822/Instagram)

Watch: Adorable toddler makes flight ‘friendlier’ by fist-bumping everyone on plane

UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2017 01:57 PM IST
The 2-year old seems to be on a mission to make “flying the friendly skies even friendlier with one fist bump at a time”
Screengrab
Screengrab

Snag hits income tax e-filing website, Twitteratti questions Modi’s Digital India

UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2017 03:49 PM IST
The site has been experiencing technical snag since Saturday, making it difficult for taxpayers to upload their annual tax statements.
(@crpf_srinagar) Twitter
(@crpf_srinagar) Twitter

‘Brothers-in-arms for peace’: This photo posted by Srinagar CRPF is winning hearts on Twitter

UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2017 06:39 PM IST
The Srinagar unit of the Central Reserve Police Force took to Twitter to share a photo showing the camaraderie between two jawans on duty.
ridashah_photography/ Instagram
ridashah_photography/ Instagram

Haunting photos capture the ‘dark side’ of forced marriages in Pakistan

PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2017 10:31 AM IST
Rida Shah, a self-taught concept based photo-manipulation artist from Islamabad, focuses on unveiling the “darker truths of the society” through her work.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is known for his impressive vocabulary, has taken to Twitter to define another difficult word snollygoster. (HT Filephoto)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is known for his impressive vocabulary, has taken to Twitter to define another difficult word snollygoster. (HT Filephoto)

Shashi Tharoor’s ‘snollygoster’ amuses Twitter, some think it’s a jibe at Nitish Kumar

UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2017 10:24 AM IST
Some were all praises for his linguistic skills, others thought the word was intended as a jibe at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
The CCTV footage shows the boy running out in front of the woman who rides over him and races away from the scene (Youtube/Screengrab)
The CCTV footage shows the boy running out in front of the woman who rides over him and races away from the scene (Youtube/Screengrab)

Watch: Woman on moped runs over a toddler, doesn’t look back

UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2017 01:27 PM IST
The CCTV footage shows the boy running out in front of the woman who rides over him and races away from the scene.
The photoshoot features six babies portrayed as various Disney characters, including Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”, Cinderella, and Jasmine from Aladdin. (Belly Beautiful Portraits/Instagram)
The photoshoot features six babies portrayed as various Disney characters, including Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”, Cinderella, and Jasmine from Aladdin. (Belly Beautiful Portraits/Instagram)

Sleeping Beauties: This adorable Disney-themed photo shoot will make you go aww

UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2017 02:32 PM IST
The photoshoot features six babies portrayed as various Disney characters, including Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”, Cinderella, and Jasmine from Aladdin.
A US man took to Twitter to share some photos of a gross, slimy substance that he said was found inside the McDonald’s ice cream machine. (@phuckyounick /Twitter)
A US man took to Twitter to share some photos of a gross, slimy substance that he said was found inside the McDonald’s ice cream machine. (@phuckyounick /Twitter)

US McDonald’s staff shares gross photos of ice cream machine, gets fired

UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2017 01:42 PM IST
The Twitter user, who goes by the handle @phuckyounick, shared a number of behind-the-scene pictures from the food joint’s kitchen

‘Oh Dilpreeto’: Despacito gets a Punjabi twist in a new parody video

UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2017 04:59 PM IST
Called ‘Oh Dilpreeto’, the parody gives the hit song by Peurto Rican singers a hilarious Punjabi twist.
(Russian photographer Irina Nedyalkova has finally revealed the real story behind the photo shoot (Irina Nedyalkova/Instagram, Facebook))
(Russian photographer Irina Nedyalkova has finally revealed the real story behind the photo shoot (Irina Nedyalkova/Instagram, Facebook))

Here’s the real story behind elderly couple’s photos that broke the internet

UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2017 05:16 PM IST
After receiving a lot of queries, Russian photographer Irina Nedyalkova has finally revealed the real story behind the photo shoot
(leekangbin91 Instagram Screengrab)
(leekangbin91 Instagram Screengrab)

‘Too beautiful to sip’: Korean barista creates colourful masterpieces on coffee

UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 01:05 PM IST
With over 1 lakh followers on Instagram, South Korean barista Lee Kang Bin creates what he calls ‘cremart’, using simple tools and food dyes
American photographer Tanja Hollander who travelled the world to meet and photograph all her 626 Facebook friends in their homes. (Are you really my friend?/Facebook page)
American photographer Tanja Hollander who travelled the world to meet and photograph all her 626 Facebook friends in their homes. (Are you really my friend?/Facebook page)

Are you really my friend?: Artist meets over 626 Facebook friends to find out

UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Hollander’s project ‘Are you really my friend?’ was recently showcased in an exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
The couple can be seen kissing in their wedding outfits on the Norway Rock (Keow Wee Loong Facebook)
The couple can be seen kissing in their wedding outfits on the Norway Rock (Keow Wee Loong Facebook)

A photographer decided to shoot his own wedding photos

UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:35 PM IST
From London and Venice to Mount Fuji and the meadows from The Sound of Music, the couple can be seen kissing in their wedding outfits, creating memories of a lifetime.
Twitter recently discovered that the former first daughter’s name is not Sasha, but Natasha. (Twitter Photo)
Twitter recently discovered that the former first daughter’s name is not Sasha, but Natasha. (Twitter Photo)

What’s in a name: Twitter shocked that Sasha Obama’s real name is something else

PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2017 05:48 PM IST
No one’s sure how she came to be so widely known as ‘Sasha’, which is her nickname, but her real name wasn’t hidden either.
Doctors in China removed a 30-inch long section of his colon filled with 13kg of faeces during the three-hour-long surgery(© AsiaWire)
Doctors in China removed a 30-inch long section of his colon filled with 13kg of faeces during the three-hour-long surgery(© AsiaWire)

Constipated for 22 years, Chinese man has 13kg of poop removed from his body

UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2017 04:33 PM IST
The unnamed man is believed to have been suffering from a rare congenital disease known as Hirschsprung.
A Delhi-based couple hides books on metro stations to share the joys of reading.
A Delhi-based couple hides books on metro stations to share the joys of reading.

Books On The Delhi Metro: A new initiative to ‘bring back the fun of reading a book’

UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2017 11:15 AM IST
“Take it, read it, tweet it & once you’re done, put it back for others to enjoy!”

Avoid earphones at railway stations: Mumbai girl ‘run over’ by train

UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2017 02:47 PM IST
A video capturing the chilling moment was widely circulated on social media, with many calling her the ‘miracle’ girl.
‘Selfie’ clips from the lift-off of India’s largest rocket, the GSLV Mark-III (Screengrab)
‘Selfie’ clips from the lift-off of India’s largest rocket, the GSLV Mark-III (Screengrab)

ISRO’s ‘Monster’ rocket sends ‘selfies’, Twitter is thrilled

UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2017 12:17 PM IST
“Everybody is crazy about selfies these days, why should ISRO rocket be left behind,” said one Twitter user.

Barack Obama dines with Justin Trudeau. Internet goes gaga over their ‘Bromance’

UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2017 08:21 PM IST
Obama was in Canada to deliver a speech at an event organised by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
Live donkey being fed to tigers in a Chinese Zoo (Screengrab)
Live donkey being fed to tigers in a Chinese Zoo (Screengrab)

Visitors watch in horror as donkey is fed to tigers alive in Chinese Zoo

UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2017 05:17 PM IST
According to reports, the donkey was thrown “in a fit of rage” after a dispute among shareholders.
“I’m not a woman, I don’t have bad days,” said Putin, according to Bloomberg. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Dmitri Lovetsky/Pool
“I’m not a woman, I don’t have bad days,” said Putin, according to Bloomberg. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Dmitri Lovetsky/Pool

‘I’m not a woman, I don’t have bad days’: Putin’s remark outrages social media

UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2017 03:17 PM IST
This is not the first time Putin has grabbed the headlines for making a sexist remark. Earlier he had received flak for comparing Hillary to Hitler and for associating women with ‘weakness’.
A Canadian man calmly mowing the lawn while a tornado rages behind him. Photo Credit: Cecilia Wessels (Facebook)
A Canadian man calmly mowing the lawn while a tornado rages behind him. Photo Credit: Cecilia Wessels (Facebook)

This photo of a man calmly mowing lawn with Tornado in background is epic

UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2017 09:49 PM IST
He is being hailed as a metaphor for ‘the plight of married man’, ‘suppressed anxiety’, ‘life in 2017’ and much more for his commitment to his chore.
(Virendra Sehwag faced flak on Twitter for his controversial tweet on climate change. (HT file photo))
(Virendra Sehwag faced flak on Twitter for his controversial tweet on climate change. (HT file photo))

Virendra Sehwag says global warming is not a ‘real issue’, faces flak on Twitter

UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2017 03:45 PM IST
His comment comes at a time when the world leaders up the ante against Global Warming at the G7 summit in Paris.
Dhinchak Pooja’s song, ‘Selfie maine leli aaj’, went viral recently, and gave rise to a number of memes.(Photo courtesy: twitter.com/DhinchakPooja)
Dhinchak Pooja’s song, ‘Selfie maine leli aaj’, went viral recently, and gave rise to a number of memes.(Photo courtesy: twitter.com/DhinchakPooja)

Dhinchak Pooja’s ‘Selfie maine leli aaj’: Why are cringeworthy videos so popular?

Hindustan Times | By Samiksha Pattanaik
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2017 12:25 PM IST
Dhinchak Pooja’s latest video, ‘Selfie maine leli aaj’ is breaking the Internet. Music videos that are ‘so-bad-they-are-good’ are popular because they are engaging and whimsical.
“The peahen gives birth after it gets impregnated with the tears of the peacock”, says Rajasthan High Court Judge Mahesh Chand Sharma (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma).
“The peahen gives birth after it gets impregnated with the tears of the peacock”, says Rajasthan High Court Judge Mahesh Chand Sharma (HT photo/Sanjeev Verma).

Rajasthan judge’s ‘peacocks don’t have sex’ remark has Twitter ROFL

UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2017 12:12 PM IST
He even demanded that the Centre should make cow the national animal because just like the peacock it is “holy”.
French dancers performing Sambalpuri folk dance at the Eiffel Tower, Paris. Credit: Mahina Khanum (Facebook)
French dancers performing Sambalpuri folk dance at the Eiffel Tower, Paris. Credit: Mahina Khanum (Facebook)

These photos of French dancers performing Sambalpuri folk dance at Eiffel Tower are ‘magnifique’

UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2017 04:28 PM IST
Photos of French dancers performing Sambalpuri folk dance, Dalkhai, at The Eiffel Tower, have received overwhelming response on Facebook
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