from India Insight:

Meet Mangla Charan Mishra, ‘Friend of the Dead’

April 30, 2015

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If you ever find yourself driving down the secluded, dusty National Highway 96 in the remote Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, you probably will notice a billboard flashing this message in Hindi: “If you find any unclaimed dead body, inform us. We will cremate it in accordance with full religious procedures.”

from FaithWorld:

Hong Kong funeral expo shows new ways to deal with the dead

By Reuters Staff
May 23, 2011

(A TV journalist tries a coffin during Asia Funeral Expo (AFE) in Hong Kong May 19, 2011/Bobby Yip)

from FaithWorld:

Paris death salon shows life and new trends in funeral industry

April 8, 2011

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(A television journalist speaks to camera as she tests a coffin on show at the 'Salon de la Mort' -- Salon of Death -- in Paris April 7, 2011/Charles Platiau)

from Photographers' Blog:

A royal cremation

July 30, 2008

Photographer Beawiharta gives us an intimate look at a cremation ceremony for three members of the royal family of Ubud, on Indonesia's island of Bali.