The patels are a large population of Indians, and can be found in virtually every city. They are usually hotel-owners or doctors, and are a very common name. They are known by many Indians as increasingly untrustworthy people and snobbish. They also have a reputation for marrying their own family members to preserve the wealth.
John: I am pretty good at tennis, are you?
Patel: Of course, I am! I am better than everyone else at tennis.