This is not the first time 2 States author, Chetan Bhagat has been trolled on social media. Mr.Bhagat, who is no stranger to controversies was recently schooled by twitterati for a grammatical mistake.
It so happened that Mr. Bhagat decided to have a little poll regarding the ongoing controversy surrounding the facts that ‘Taj Mahal’ has been left out of an Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet, which was recently released by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department.
Mr.Bhagat took to Twitter to voice his opinion about the booklet. Referring to a Washington Post article titled “Is India neglecting the Taj Mahal because it was built by Muslims?”, he posted this question — “Did you ever, as an Indian, saw the Taj as a ‘Muslim’ monument (as @washingtonpost is saying it’s being neglected because it is Muslim)”.
Did you ever, as an Indian, saw the Taj as a ‘Muslim’ monument (as @washingtonpost is saying it’s being neglected because it is Muslim)
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) October 4, 2017
The author mistakenly used ‘saw’, past tense of the word ‘see’, instead of ‘see’ in his tweet. The ‘learned’ Twitterati decided to give him some grammar lessons.
Here are the funniest reactions:
As an Indian once wanted to Saw the Taj but they didn’t let me enter with a Saw and said u can only see the Taj, not saw it https://t.co/TkS20ixwaX
— Joy (@Joydas) October 4, 2017
“Did you ever saw..”, does not an author behoove.
— Vijay Srinivasan (@Vijays_tweet) October 4, 2017
For a guy who claims to be a writer in English, that’s some really bad grammar!
— ❤SoM❤ (@crazy4fawad) October 4, 2017
Did saw? Did? Saw? My kid laughed out loud.
— Roflindian (@Roflindian) October 5, 2017
— Neha Yadav (@nay_yeah) October 4, 2017
— Indira Laisram (@indira_laisram) October 4, 2017
The writer soon apologised for the mistake and blamed it on autocorrect.
Yes I apologise for the phone autocorrect typo. Though I think everyone did get the point. Oh, btw it is Come On! Not Common! https://t.co/3aWSIAzMsi
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) October 6, 2017