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VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Ghosts, Puri jagannath temple, Afterlife, Death

On dark nights, before the new moon: The restless dead seek peace. And Puri heals them

Many have spotted a long stream of misty shapes slowly walking in a line towards the sea. Those who know, fear it, but also bow their heads in prayer for it.

VOICES

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Love, Relationships, Death, Life

Rest in peace, Isha! What life and death teach us in just a split second

We go through life assuming there is a tomorrow. Until that one final second hits you like a bolt of lightning, and it is all over. So, why not make the most of it, while we can?

LIFE

 |  2-minute read
Punishment, Death, Guilt trip, Mahatma gandhi assassination

Martyrs' Day: Why celebrating ‘sacrifice’ is just a big old-fashioned guilt trip

As India celebrates Martyrs’ Day on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary, we wonder if glorifying sacrifice is just a nasty tool to discipline?

VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
Tashkent, Postmortem, Death, Lal Bahadur Shastri

Why wasn't Lal Bahadur Shastri's body forensically examined?

It is said that when Shastri's family members, friends and followers saw his dead body, they were horrified.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Death, Murder, Shiroor mutt, Sri lakshmivara teertha

Why death of Shiroor mutt seer, Sri Lakshmivara Teertha, is shrouded in mystery

Advocate Ravikiran Muradeshwar tells India Today that the seer feared for his life after filing a caveat in the High Court.

VARIETY

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Social Media, Internet, Death, Facebook

What Facebook can tell you about death and afterlife

By reducing death to a post, FB has done the human race a great service – we need not have illusions of the afterlife.

SCI-TECH

 |  4-minute read
Big Bang, Black Hole, Theoretical Physics, Cambridge

5 ways Stephen Hawking changed our world with a bang

Born in Oxford on January 8, 1942, the famous physicist died peacefully at his Cambridge home, at age 76.

VOICES

 |  The Castaways  |  7-minute read
Teachers, Mountains, Memory, Life

A note to someone who is 'no more'

I am grateful that they remembered to inform me about his death.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Sanjay leela bhansali, Death, Rajput Karni Sena, Padmavati controversy

Body found hanging at Nahargarh Fort: Is it a threat to those protesting Padmavati?

It is imperative that the Vasundhara Raje-led government prioritise on investigating the crime instead of the film.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Family, Sadness, Life, Death

What I learnt about my life, every time death took someone away from me

Death changes all of us who have experienced it once or several times in our lives.