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Official police handles on Twitter are taking on these fake messages.(Twitter)

April Fool’s Day 2020: Say no to fake new pranks, tweet police handles

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Official police handles on Twitter are taking on these fake messages and pranksters, some with a sprinkle of humour, to try and help people from falling for ‘bura na mano, April Fool hai’ pranks.
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In today’s world, people have played all sorts of pranks on this day.(Unsplash)
In today’s world, people have played all sorts of pranks on this day.(Unsplash)

April Fools’ Day 2020: History and significance

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 09:01 AM IST
The origins of April Fools’ Day remain a mystery for many of us. According to some historians, it is believed that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582 when France switched to the Gregorian calendar.
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Ranveer Brar, Sorabh Pant, Jitesh Kallat, Karavir Bohra and Divya Dutta share their favourite April Fool’s memory
Ranveer Brar, Sorabh Pant, Jitesh Kallat, Karavir Bohra and Divya Dutta share their favourite April Fool’s memory

April Fool’s special: When celebs got pranked!

By Dhara Vora Sabhnani | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 02:29 AM IST
Five celebrities reveal their favourite April Fool’s Day memory
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NSUI Members holding protest on April Fool day at plaza sector 17 Chandigarh on Monday(Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
NSUI Members holding protest on April Fool day at plaza sector 17 Chandigarh on Monday(Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)

NSUI demands April Fools’ Day as Modi Fools Day, ABVP calls Rahul national fool

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The Congress- affiliated students’ outfit NSUI wrote letters to President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to declare April 1 as “Modi Fools Day. Hitting back, ABVP’s Shakti Singh, who is also the DUSU president, said the NSUI has always done the job of fooling students and the Congress has been fooling the country
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory groundbreaking ceremony in Shanghai, China on January 7.(REUTERS)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory groundbreaking ceremony in Shanghai, China on January 7.(REUTERS)

Prankster Elon Musk has to think twice about April Fools’ jokes now

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 08:13 PM IST
Both Tesla and Musk have a colourful history of April 1 gags. While some past stunts have been fun and immaterial, others have impacted the carmaker’s share price.
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Rail journeys allow us to slow down our time and savour specific moments(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Rail journeys allow us to slow down our time and savour specific moments(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Once upon a train ride: Celebrating April Fool’s Day with strawberries and Bhakarwadi

By Shoba Narayan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 12:23 AM IST
What is it about train travel that evokes so much love and nostalgia amongst Indians?
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The event promises to make your April Fools’ Day both playful and special.(Bira 91)
The event promises to make your April Fools’ Day both playful and special.(Bira 91)

Bira 91 April Fools’ Fest back in town

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 10:26 AM IST
The event, which is being organized in Okhla from March 30-31, has lots of excitement in store.
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Were you left salivating over Burger King’s Chocolate Whopper?
Were you left salivating over Burger King’s Chocolate Whopper?

Chocolate Whopper, Reliance Jio Juice, Chetan Bhagat joins Congress: Best of April Fool’s jokes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 01:27 PM IST
A roundup of some of the funniest April Fool’s Day jokes. Did you fall for any of these too-good-to-be-true pranks yesterday?
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Kings XI Punjab announced on Sunday that retired cricketer Virender Sehwag will take the field in IPL 2018.(HT Photo)
Kings XI Punjab announced on Sunday that retired cricketer Virender Sehwag will take the field in IPL 2018.(HT Photo)

IPL 2018: Virender Sehwag to return for Kings XI Punjab? Is this an April Fool’s Day prank?

By Sarthak Bal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 05:39 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab on Sunday announced that Virender Sehwag will make a comeback in IPL 2018. However, fans are assuming it to be an April Fool’s Day prank.
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The last day of March is as good a time as any to reflect on our abilities to take a joke on the chin.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The last day of March is as good a time as any to reflect on our abilities to take a joke on the chin.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

All fools day: Pranks in the age of outrage

UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 05:19 PM IST
Being fooled can encourage self-reflection and act as a safeguard against arrogance. But humour, a vital part of any good prank, is becoming rare in public discourse
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Head over to the Bira 91 April Fools’ Fest, which brings together a host of festivities and adds a whole new dimension to the tradition(Bira 91)
Head over to the Bira 91 April Fools’ Fest, which brings together a host of festivities and adds a whole new dimension to the tradition(Bira 91)

Season of cheer: 5 things to look forward to this Fools’ Day

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 11:20 AM IST
No more pranks—the Bira 91 April Fools’ Fest gives the longstanding tradition a new-age twist, with a weekend carnival full of music, art, comedy, food, and more.
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