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Arfa Javaid is a journalist working with the Hindustan Times' Delhi team. She covers trending topics, human interest stories, and viral content online.

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CA reveals how cost of buying a house skyrocketed over decades, Internet reacts

While a few agreed with the CA’s post, others questioned the need to take out a home loan when people have good salary packages.

CA P V Subramanyam took a home loan of <span class='webrupee'>?</span>2.5 lakh in 1981 to buy a house. (X/@pvsubramanyam)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 03:13 PM IST

IIT Kharagpur alum breaks down family of 4's cost of living: ‘ ?20 lakh a year’

IIT Kharagpur alum’s post has sparked a debate on X, with many saying that ‘ ?20 lakh a year’ is sufficient for a family of four in a metro city.

The image shows IIT Kharagpur alum Pritesh Kakani and the breakdown of expenses he shared on X. (X/@pritesh_kakani)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 02:16 PM IST

BJP leader gets ‘old, broken’ seat on Air India: ‘Most pathetic business class’

The BJP leader claimed that at the time of booking the Air India flight from Delhi to Dubai, a new plane with a cabin was featured.

The passenger also claimed that the flight didn't fly as per the schedule and was over an hour late. (X/@SudhanshuBJP)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 12:18 PM IST

This brain teaser is ‘only for genius’. Can you solve it in ten seconds?

The brain teaser shared on Instagram’s Threads challenges people to guess the missing number.

Brain Teaser: Can you guess the missing number in ten seconds?(Threads/@sarah_creates22)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 11:30 PM IST

Mumbai woman’s pet dogs gave emotional support to grieving mother. Here’s how

One of the dogs helped her bridge the communication gap between her and her mother, while the other one taught them “how to live in the moment”.

X user Whyshalleee's mother with pet dogs Bailey and Muffin. (X/@Whyshalleee)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:19 PM IST

‘Be aggressive with action, not voice’: Start-up founder on leaders who shout

The Mumbai-based entrepreneur said that shouting in organisations should not be “normalised” just because it was “glorified 20 years ago”.

Arindam Paul suggested that one should not tolerate their bosses shouting at them and should speak up and address the issue directly.(X/@arindam___paul)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 01:23 PM IST

Delhi boy swallows ?5 coin, doctor’s timely intervention saves his life

The doctor at the Moolchand Hospital administered anaesthesia and removed the coin from the boy’s body using the Roth net procedure.

Dr Rishi Raman (left) removed the <span class='webrupee'>?</span>5 coin from the boy's throat and prevented a tragedy. (X/@Moolchand_Hosp)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 11:37 AM IST

IIT Bombay fresher says institute no 'golden gateway to supreme education’

The first-year IIT Bombay student expressed feeling ‘lost and stressed’, adding that they are not sure what they will become in the next four years.

The first-year student at IIT Bombay expressed dissatisfaction with the teaching methods, claiming that professors finish “one chapter in a single lecture”. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 10:59 AM IST

6-year-old girl rates Etihad flight experience as 1/10. Founder dad explains why

“Never underestimate kids; they are the future customers,” reads a comment to the post about a six-year-old rating her experience with Etihad Airways as 1/10.

The founder also explained why his daughter gave Etihad Airways a poor rating after her journey. It has an Emirates connection. (X/@drdoot)
Published on Apr 12, 2024 09:08 AM IST

Doctor shares 5 points on ‘plight of medical students’ at AIIMS Madurai

The doctor said that the condition of the students at AIIMS Madurai is the result of “opening so many medical colleges without any basic facilities”.

Dr Dhruv Chauhan expressed that the reputation that AIIMS built over the years doesn’t match the current reality of the institution. The image shows an empty ward (centre) and library with no books except for the first year students (right) at AIIMS Madurai. (X/@DrDhruvchauhan)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 08:41 AM IST

Brain Teaser: Make the biggest number by moving only two matches. Can you do it?

This brain teaser on Threads challenges people to create the biggest number by moving two matchsticks. Can you do it?

Brain Teaser: How quickly can you solve this one?(Threads)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 10:30 PM IST

Microsoft techie’s tip amid IIT placement struggles: ‘Don’t blindly chase FAANG'

Amid poor IIT-Bombay placement, a Microsoft techie advised job seekers to learn skills and do their best and assured them that their efforts would be rewarded.

Microsoft engineer Nishant Chahar posing for the camera in front of IIT Bombay. (LinkedIn/Nishant Chahar)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 02:44 PM IST

Mumbai entrepreneur expresses dislike for WhatsApp voice notes, Internet agrees

Mumbai entrepreneur who hates voice notes shared a screenshot of his WhatsApp chat with his friend with the caption, “Am I the only one?”

X user who hates voice notes shared this screenshot of his WhatsApp conversation with his friend. (X/@vedulamba)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 11:00 AM IST

Bengaluru techie turns Swiggy delivery partner, lists 8 things she learned

The Bengaluru techie noted the factors that agents consider before accepting or rejecting an order, amount earned per delivery, and more.

The Bengaluru techie expressed that she has immense gratitude for each and every delivery agent who toils through heat, rain, pollution and traffic to make our lives so much easier. (LinkedIn/Namrata Singh)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 10:07 AM IST

Nita Ambani buys Rolls-Royce worth ?12 crore with NMA embroidery. See pics

The Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII that Nita Ambani bought has a velvet orchid upper body, rose quartz lower body, gold SoE, dinner plate wheels and NMA initials.

Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII that Nita Ambani recently bought. (Instagram/@automobiliardent)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 10:58 PM IST

‘Crashing’ Anant Ambani’s birthday party. See Vantara’s teaser

Ahead of Anant Ambani’s 29th birthday, Vantara took to Instagram to reveal the unexpected guests who crashed his birthday celebration.

Anant Ambani will turn 29 on April 10. (HT gallery)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 06:40 PM IST

Sagar di Vohti, 19-year-old Punjabi song Internet is vibing to

The Punjabi song, Sagar di Vohti lendi Indica chala, was sung by Satnam Sagar and his wife Sharanjit Shammi.

Satnam Sagar and his wife Sharanjit Shammi who sang the song Sagar di Vohti lendi Indica chala. (X/@Gagan4344)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 05:38 PM IST

Entrepreneur uses Notion to manage marriage, netizens say ‘haven’t gone as far’

After the entrepreneur shared that he uses Notion to manage his marriage, people couldn’t wrap their minds around it.

The entrepreneur shared that he has his own Notion workspace for everything personal, and shared one with his wife. (X/@benln)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 04:28 PM IST

Tina Ambani on witnessing total solar eclipse: ‘Events that impact your life’

Tina Ambani shared a video of the total solar eclipse that was visible in North America.

While sharing a video of total solar eclipse visible in North America, Tina Ambani expressed that the rare celestial event was 'beyond compare'. (Bhushan Koyande/HT photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 03:15 PM IST

Elon Musk shares video of solar eclipse, says ‘was cool to see it from Austin’

Elon Musk witnessed the total solar eclipse from Austin in Texas. He shared a video of the celestial event on X and expressed that it was ‘cool’ to witness it.

The image, taken from the video shared by Elon Musk, shows the first solar eclipse of 2024. (X/@elonmusk)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 01:20 PM IST

Woman says she was ‘fat-shamed’ by Emirates at Delhi airport. Airline responds

“This is 2024, and I can’t believe this still happens,” wrote the journalist while sharing the incident on X.

The journalist was left in tears as she boarded the Emirates flight after the airline staff misbehaved with her. (Representative Image)
Published on Apr 09, 2024 11:48 AM IST

‘99% will fail’ to solve this watermelon-related brain teaser. Can you?

Can you solve this brain teaser without using a calculator?

Brain Teaser: Can you solve this one in ten seconds or less?(Threads/@rombesk)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 10:30 PM IST

Shreyas Iyer reveals he saw ‘beautiful girl’ during IPL, says ‘hoping to get…’

Kapil Sharma mentioned that whenever Shreyas Iyer hits a boundary in a match, the cameraman focuses on girls holding posters that say ‘Shreyas, Marry Me!’.

Shreyas Iyer (centre) on Kapil Sharma's new show with Rohit Sharma (right). (Screengrab)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 12:54 PM IST

The Rock, John Cena, Undertaker give WWE Wrestlemania 40 a perfect ending

The WWE match saw unexpected entries of The Rock, John Cena, and The Undertaker into the ring as they took Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns’ sides.

WWE WrestleMania 40: Cody Rhodes after winning the match. (X/WWE)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 06:46 PM IST

Solar eclipse 2024: 5 startling animal behaviour during past eclipses

Solar eclipse 2024: From birds falling from the sky to giraffes galloping - 5 startling animal behaviours that have been observed during solar eclipses.

The first total solar eclipse of 2024 will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. (Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Anant Ambani, Radhika Merchant Dubai diaries: Mall trip, chat with entrepreneur

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant were spotted shopping at Dubai’s City Walk mall in latest video. They were also seen having a chat with an entrepreneur.

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant were seen chatting with an entrepreneur in Dubai. (Instagram/maheshpverma)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 02:13 PM IST

Anand Mahindra’s Monday motivation is a truck driver. Here’s why

The truck driver who inspired Anand Mahindra added ‘food and travel vlogging to his profession’ and even bought a new home with his earnings.

The truck driver (left), who is Anand Mahindra's Monday motivation, has over 1.5 million followers on YouTube. (X/@anandmahindra)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 01:35 PM IST

Bengaluru man gets same driver on both Ola, Uber: ‘How’s this even possible’

Peak Bengaluru: After a man booked rides on both Ola and Uber, he was surprised to find the same driver arriving to pick him up.

The screenshot was shared by the X user, who got the same driver arriving in his White Tyoto Etios to pick him up.(X/@shek_dev)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 12:23 PM IST

Blinkit to deliver Sony PlayStation 5 in just 10 minutes, Internet asks but why

Zomato’s Blinkit to deliver Sony PlayStation 5 in record 10 minutes, Internet asks “but why?”

While the PlayStation 5 Slim is available for <span class='webrupee'>?</span>54,000 on Zomato's Blinkit, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (Slim) costs <span class='webrupee'>?</span>44,990. (Screengrab)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 06:33 PM IST

How Taipei 101, Taiwan’s tallest skyscraper, stands tall amid earthquakes

Taipei 101’s resilience against earthquakes can be attributed to several factors - construction materials to solid foundations and mass damper suspended inside.

Taipei 101 is 1,667-foot-tall and is situated in Taiwan. (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 02:33 PM IST
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