WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Oct 06, 2017, 02.55 PM
Chetan Bhagat and immaculate English don’t usually go in the same sentence, but a grammatical error made by the popular pulp fiction writer had the Twitterati trolling him. Bhagat had tweeted out a comment on Washington Post's article on the iconic Taj Mahal being not included in the Uttar Pradesh Tourism booklet.
Bhagat posted a poll with a tweet which basically posed the question if Indians saw Taj Mahal as a Muslim monument: "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)." Last checked, 84 per cent of those responding said they saw Taj as an Indian monument, while another 16 per cent felt it was a Muslim one.
However, some tweeters decided to latch on to the 'grammatically incorrect English' in the Tweet by Bhagat who has often defended his English as simple and easy to understand even for those not educated in the language.
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
The former investment banker turned "dramedy writer", as Wikipedia describes him, has also tried his hand at Bollywood script writing and has written 'Kai Poche' and 'Two States', both Hindi films based on his books.
For a guy who claims to be a writer in English, that's some really bad grammar!
Bhagat even apologised for the error which he said was because of the "auto-correct" feature on his phone, but some even suggested he read Wren & Martin, the English grammar book most school-going children in India read.
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