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Aug 25, 2018
Life after death: What drives the decision to donate one's body for the benefit of science?Cremation and burial scarcely ever involve a human choice. By contrast, a person wishing to donate his or her body to a medical college has to make that choice in their lifetime.
Jun 23, 2018
Kashi Labh: Rajat Nayyar's film draws a compelling portrait of those who breathe their last in VaranasiRajat Nayyar spent years documenting the dying, and their families, in Kashi. A film based on his research and experiences, Kashi Labh, is an ethnographic study of death and its process.
Jul 29, 2017
A passage to heaven: Varanasi's Manikarnika Ghat is a place for last rites, and deliveranceA pyre burns 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at Manikarnika Ghat. Across Varanasi, nearly 200 bodies are burned every day.
May 27, 2017
Punjab police to present guard of honour to KPS Gill at his funeral in DelhiThe Punjab police will present the guard of honour to former DGP KPS Gill during his last rites in Delhi on Sunday.
Sep 05, 2016
Flood-hit Varanasi doms get a few dead to cremateBut despite the odds, this holy city of Varanasi continues to live.
Feb 12, 2016
Nation pays tribute to Siachen braveheart Lance Naik Koppad; last rites todayThe last rites of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who passed away on Thursday are being held at his native village in Dharwad district on Friday with full state honours. Koppad battled for life since his miraculous survival in Siachen.
Jul 30, 2015
India bids farewell to 'People's President': APJ Abdul Kalam laid to rest with military honoursPresident APJ Abdul Kalam who was laid to rest on Thursday with full state honours in his home town Rameswaram.
May 18, 2015
After being deserted for years, two of Aruna Shanbaug's relatives turn up to conduct last ritesA controversy erupted over the funeral, with two relatives of Shanbaug staking claim to perform the last rites.
Jun 04, 2014
Lighting her father's pyre: Pankaja Munde makes historyTraditionally the last rites of a deceased person are always performed by a male member of the family. And as multiple Bollywood movies will testify, this masculine obligation is the oldest reason to valourise the son in the traditional Hindu family, prompting a weeping filmi parent to wail, 'Who will perform my antim sanskaar (last rites)? Who will be my budhape ka sahara (support in my old age)?'