The angel Gabriel went to the Lord and said, "I have to talk to you, Lord. We have some Indians up here in Heaven and they are causing problems. They're swinging on the pearly gates, my horn is missing, they are wearing Dolce and Gabana saris instead of their white robes, and are riding around in Mercedes and BMWs instead of the chariots. They are even selling their halos at discount prices!
"These Indians refuse to keep the stairway to Heaven clear, and keep crouching down midway eating samosas and drinking chai. Some of them are walking around with just one wing!"
The Lord said, "Indians are Indians. Heaven is home to all my children. If you want to know about real problems, give Satan a call."
Gabriel called. Satan answered the phone, "Hello? ... Damn, hold on a minute." Satan returned to the phone, "OK. I'm back. What can I do for you?"
Gabriel said, "I just wanted to know what kind of problems you are having down there?"
Satan replied, "Hold on again. I need to check on something."
Five minutes later Satan again returned to the phone. He said, "I'm back. Now what was the question?"
Gabriel said, "What kind of problems are you having down there?"
Satan starts to answer then stops, "Man, I don't believe this.... Hold on!"
This time Satan was gone about fifteen minutes. He returned and said, "I'm sorry, Gabriel, I can't talk right now. These Indians are driving me crazy! They are trying to install air conditioning down here. They are trying to make Hell a comfortable place to live in by putting out the fire—the very fire I keep here to make them hot! They are so tech savvy they are putting in an IT-telephone connection between Heaven and Hell. Between Me and God!
"I am having such a hard time controlling them. Some are trying to open a chai-pakora-chola-batura-dosa-and-samosa shop. I had to stop them. I am requesting you: Oh Lord please! Send them back to earth as soon as they arrive—for rebirth."
Indians will be Indians.
And this is the story of why Indians are the only people on earth who get reborn. — A.R. Sinha,