We all have our own visions of Heaven.
Clouds, eternal fires, apsaras, Indra’s throne, 1000 watt bulbs and so on.
But what if Heaven(or hell for that matter) turns out to be as mundane as our existing lives?
You wake up and out of blinding light a government office emerges.
You walk up broken stairs, through paan-stained corridors.
You are then made to sit on a bench and wait for your turn.
A few decades later(after much pleading before God’s peons), your file reaches Chitragupta’s minion’s desk.
A dot-matrix printer is printing your balance-sheet.
You sit there for another decade or so, waiting for that printer to shut up.
Finally Chitragupta’s assistant has a look at your profile and decides to relocate you to Hell.
You reject your appraisal and demand to see his manager.
You are asked to raise a request.
Chitragupta agrees to meet you and asks you to prepare a 5 slides presentation to explain why do you deserve a better position. In OpenOffice.
During your one-on-one with Chitragupta, he asks you to tell him something ‘About yourself’.
You blabber something while Chitragupta is playing Solitaire on his PC.
A few years pass by and you stop talking.
Chitragupta asks you if you have ever liked your own post on Facebook.
You answer in negative.
Chitragupta approves. He decides to send you onsite.
You can hear a woman screaming in a distance.
You wake up.
In Kulwanti hospital.
Scary, isn’t it?0