Feeds

India pioneers the webcast cremation

Distance grieving via the net

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

An Indian crematorium is planning to give grieving but time-strapped relatives the chance to send their dear departed into the next world via live webcast.

The funeral establishment in Baroda hopes to offer the new service by next June. It will allow friends and family to watch cremations from the comfort of their own homes, and will further offer the opportunity to post condolence messages and chat to other mourners online.

Website architect Jagdish Thakkar told Reuters: "There are a lot of relatives who live abroad or even in other parts of the country, who cannot attend funerals. Through webcasting all of them will be able to see and share their grief in virtual space."

The site is not yet go, but will reportedly live at www.mokshadham.org - a Sanskrit name meaning "abode of salvation". ®

Related stories

eBayers go ape for Reagan funeral accessories
Online suicide poster resurrected
Cemeteries get hooked up to the Net

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
Founder (and internet passport fan) now says privacy is precious
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.