All in good humour!

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 2, 2018, 12:03 am IST
Updated Apr 2, 2018, 12:03 am IST
On the occasion of April Fools’ Day, Twitter was abuzz with many pranks.
Author Chetan Bhagat announced that he will be joining the Congress.
 Author Chetan Bhagat announced that he will be joining the Congress.

While many have forgotten about the age-old tradition of April Fool’s Day, there are others who some still love to play pranks on people.

Keeping up with the tradition, well-known author Chetan Bhagat announced that he would be joining the Congress party and supporting their Karnataka campaign. “Couldn’t take it anymore. The country needs to be fixed. Joining Congress. Will be supporting their Karnataka campaign. With RG, let’s make a better India. Need your blessings in what is a big move for me (sic),” he tweeted. There were as many as 2000 likes and 1000 responses in just a couple of hours. What many missed was that the author had smartly included the link to the Wikipedia page of April Fools’ Day. 

 

Editor of the news agency ANI, Smita Prakash also pranked people to believe that Robert Vadra will be joining Karnataka elections. She tweeted, “Breaking: Robert Vadra to stand for assembly election from Chikpet, Bengaluru South constituency on Congress ticket (sic).” Many initially believed it and started re-tweeting it. However, later people realised that it was just a joke.

The transport app Ola apparently started a news channel called Ola News Network (ONN). They shared multiple videos of their drivers bringing the customers news from the nearby localities. The videos attracted much attention of people interested in local news.

In another news, Coca-cola reportedly will be launching three new flavoured drinks for the “Instagram generation” — avocado, sourdough and charcoal. While the company hasn’t said that it’s a prank, it seems highly unlikely because of the choice of  flavours. 

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