New Delhi: Asian Age reports Identifying burning of biomass as one of the major sources of pollution in the city, the Delhi government said it has hired an agency to create engineering designs for creating non-polluting crematoria with smoke tappers.
Hamish Horne drew my attention to a Choice Magazine article on "Do it yourself funerals". .
I had written on these matters some years ago, which didn't really resolve anything/ So I thought I might try again, if only to see if anything has changed. I'll focus on the NSW situation, but other Australian jurisdictions will probably be somewhat similar.
The Mexican capital holds a parade and vigil in memory of the migrants who lost their lives in transit across Mexico en route to the US
A fast-ageing society, high death rate and prevalence of nuclear families in Japan have led to a growing number of itai hoteru in the country where people can check in their dead till the crematorium or cemetery becomes available, according to the Hindustan Times.
A surgeon embalms a soldier’s body during the Civil War.(click image)
An article published on Salon.com tells us that if you died 200 years ago you would be interred without any preservative chemicals, without being cosmetized with touch-ups like skin dyes, mouth formers or eye caps. No headstone, flowers or any of the other items we relate to a modern funeral. In essence, your demise would be respectful but without pomp. But the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's death profoundly changed all that.
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