On my way back to Lahore from Bahawalpur on March 31, 2008, I got my cell out of pocket and messaged almost each and every close friend: “I am in emergency. Need some mobile top up.” Almost everyone recharged my account within half an hour. By then I had reached Multan and from there I again contacted them and said it was a prank message just to FOOL them. A splendid night of April 1, 2009 it was, when I was at a studio of my friend. “Granny (Grandma) passed away”; I nearly got shocked when I read the text from my younger sister. I rushed back home in tears, where she welcomed me with a wide smile and I was another ‘member of All Fools Club’. –TAHIR NASEER

Someone correctly said, “When you fall in love, you play like a fool.” So was I, but the scenario was different. Isn’t it heartbreaking when you receive an SMS from the love of your life saying she got engaged, surely not with you? I was shattered, broken, traumatised yet FOOLED in love, by my love. Hope you get my feelings, playing like a fool on the last year’s April 1.–KHAWAJA DAWOOD

What would you say about a person who has a ‘foolish birthday’ on the very Day of Fools?–MUHAMMAD RAFIQ

The April Fools' Day is celebrated in many countries on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognised and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.                –The writers are staffers.