It all started when the Five Point Someone-author tweeted a poll on October 4 asking: "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)". Mr Bhagat was referring to an article that states the monument wasn't allotted cultural heritage funds in the Uttar Pradesh budget for the coming year and was also not included in the state's official tourism brochure.
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
However, what many on Twitter noticed in Mr Bhagat's tweet was a grammatical error he has since called a typo.
see*- Vaidehi Murthy (@ButVai) October 4, 2017
For a guy who claims to be a writer in English, that's some really bad grammar!- (@crazy4fawad) October 4, 2017
Did - Saw !! Common man !! Refer to Wren and Martin.- (@raunakonly4u) October 6, 2017
Rolf ! Best selling Novelist !! LMAO.
"Did you ever saw..", does not an author behoove.- Vijay Srinivasan (@Vijays_tweet) October 4, 2017
Did saw? Did? Saw? My kid laughed out loud.- Roflindian (@Roflindian) October 5, 2017
your grammar !!!- Siddhartha Dubey (@DubeySiddhartha) October 4, 2017
Pictorial representations were also shared:
Mr Bhagat has since apologised for the error in a tweet in which he roasts a troll.
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
Not everyone on Twitter is buying it, though.
How exactly did autocorrect change see to saw ???- Anand Srinivasan (@w1d8034x294) October 6, 2017
Cliched excuse bruh!- Srikiran Sonti (@srikiransonti) October 6, 2017
Now, although he had choice of pointing out the mistake in a good polite way..god knows why he chose the harsh way .maybe just to look cool- juhi chaudhary (@juhichaudhary8) October 6, 2017
I don't think it was an autocorrect issue. But you bypassed it like a champion.- Chandan Vatsa (@1ChanSam1) October 6, 2017
This isn't the first time something like this has happened. Twitter earlier trolled US President Donald Trump for misspelling the word 'heal' twice in two tweets. And once again after that for the same error.