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    Busy mourners can soon grieve online

    An Indian funeral house plans to bring people separated by distances in life closer in death, via the Internet.

    The century-old crematorium, run by local authorities in the western city of Baroda, is creating a website to webcast funerals live to relatives and friends of the dead who are too busy or too far off to make it in time.

    Baroda is located in Gujarat state and thousands belonging to the enterprising Gujarati community live overseas, particularly in Britain and the United States.

    The website, tentatively called mokshadham.org -- the Sanskrit name means abode of salvation -- is expected to be operational by June next year, said Jagdish Thakkar, an official at the local Rotary Club which is helping build the site.

    Funerals will be webcast only on request of relatives. A fee will be charged and only registered users will be allowed to watch the cremation. Users can also post condolence messages and chat with relatives.


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    Lets hope that this doesn't become a trend.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.