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... be used. At the small cremation ghat, an electric crematorium exists for the poor. It is cheaper for this method of cremation than for the payment for the wood cremations.
We were absorbed by the everydayness of the cremation scene. Animals wondered around the funeral pyres, ate flowers from the stretchered corpses, people flew kites and one boy held his wet pants up to dry from the heat. ...
... hardened our resolve since the days of old and on this occasion we just walked out of the office regardless of whether we were supposed to be there or not and made for the border. The guy on the bike refused to give up however and followed us shouting insults. I fantasised about giving him DDT but ignored him nonetheless. At the border we found a guy in uniform and asked him what we needed to do, embarrassingly it turned out we had to go back to this office and the guy ...
... except the simple longyi sat cross-legged on the steps, without food or water, to await their inevitable demise.
As our boatman drifted down the river and the sun rose, we saw nothing of the dirt, filth and corpses that we had been warned that we would encounter in its waters. Instead, garlands of flowers floated by, some with lighted candles. Countless pilgrims along the shore waded into the water to seek purification by total immersion – some fully clothed, ...