Our pick of content catching the web’s fancy this week
After the blue-eyed Chaiwala and Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, it’s time to move on to fresh obsessions at least as far as the internet is concerned. From the lives of Saudi Arabian women to a tribute to the country’s new cricket captain, we bring you up to speed with all the videos raking in the numbers online.
This music video uses comedy to explore the lives of Saudi Arabian women and the restrictions imposed on them. These burkha-clad women dance, sing, play basketball and travel—all activities they are forbidden to do in public. The video, called Hwages, has been created by 8ies, a production company, mocking everything from oppressive garment restrictions to Saudi’s infamous driving laws. The video has garnered more than three million views so far.
Duration: 2.48 minutes
Turkish butcher Nusret Gökçe, popularly called Salt Bae, fascinated the world with his meat cutting techniques. Incidentally, he seems to have found an admirer in Turkish butcher Nusret Gökçe, popularly called Salt Bae, fascinated the world with his meat cutting techniques. Incidentally, he seems to have found an admirer in comedian Just Sul, who has taken it upon himself to spoof the man’s videos. Just Sul’s new video sees him sprinkling curry on a piece of meat, akin to Gökçe’s salt-adding technique. His satire and wit have earned him close to 3.5 lakh views and counting on Instagram.
Duration: 23 seconds
New to the throne
Leading India to an emphatic victory in the first ODI against England meant a great start for the country’s new cricket captain, Virat Kohli. Keeping with his electric pitch presence, Exhale Beats have raised a toast to the star in their new track. Called The King Kohli Rap, singers from Mumbai-based Exhale Sports bring the spirit of the game alive with traditional beats and happy visuals.
Duration: 3.14 minutes
— Priyanka Shankar