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Friday, February 21, 2020



In Assam’s Karbi Anglong, an ancient funeral epic — twice the length of Homer’s Iliad — is being recorded for the first time

September 29, 2019 9:59 pm

Performed from memory, the Kecharhe Alun is a significant death ritual of Assam’s Karbi tribe. The oral epic has never been properly studied, recorded, or documented — until now.

Unburied fetuses, other bodies found in second funeral home in Detroit

October 20, 2018 12:11 pm

The remains were found in three unrefrigerated boxes. Also, additional remains were found in a deep freezer. Some of the bodies had dates of death in 2015.

On the job: He is sought after for funeral services

August 29, 2018 2:35 am

On a regular day, Joslyen Soares receives anywhere from one to 15 calls, seeking funeral services, at times even in the middle of the night. He has also recruited his younger brother to assist him in arranging funeral services for all religions.

Tributes pour in as Kothari is cremated

January 21, 2015 3:33 am

“He is not just known for his contribution to the knowledge of Indian politics and democracy but also as an institution builder," Shail Mayaram.

Suicide bomb blast at funeral kills 15, injures 26 in Baghdad

December 30, 2014 1:58 pm

The funeral was for the father of two members of pro-government Sunni militias called Sahwa Councils.

Thousands gather to bid final farewell to Phillip Hughes

December 03, 2014 10:58 am

The funeral for Hughes turned into a celebration of his life despite the grief and sorrow still evident.

Vipassana guru S N Goenka dies

October 01, 2013 3:15 am

Goenka is survived by his wife Elaichidevi,also a co-teacher of meditation,and six sons.

Suicide bombing at Iraq funeral kills 26

September 15, 2013 12:05 am

The attack was one of several to strike predominantly Sunni Arab northern Iraq.

Oprah Winfrey invited to Whitney Houston's funeral

February 17, 2012 5:54 pm

Winfrey will join a limited guest list including Kevin Costner funeral at the New Hope Baptist Church.


DMK supporters react to Karunanidhi's death

August 07, 2018 3:44 pm

The mood outside Kauvery hospital after news broke of the death of Kalaignar Karunanidhi.