God: Earthlings lie way too much, tch tch! I want to make an example of a liar so that people are scared to lie.
Yamaraj: Why don’t we kill them all?
Chitragupta: Then there will be no one left on earth.
Narad muni: Yeah, it’s that bad!
Yamaraj: Why don’t we take human form and try drilling sense into their heads?
Chitragupta: What an idea, sirji!
Yamaraj: So you are coming along?
Chitragupta (shifts uncomfortably on his throne): Umm, err, I have some important business to attend here. Why don’t you guys go? I will hold fort.
God: Let’s do it, Yammy. Narad?
Narad muni: I’m on sick leave starting tomorrow.
Yamaraj: Looks like it’s just the two of us.
God: One minute, what do we go as?
Yamaraj: Let’s see, we are used to luxury. So it makes sense to go as film stars or bureaucrats or industrialists or…
God: Or politicians?
Chitragupta: They lie for a living, sir.
God: Won’t that be interesting? We will test ourselves. We will stay on as long as we speak the truth. The moment we lie, we will be transported back to heaven.
Yamaraj: Where do they have the worst politicians on earth?
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