Death, be not proud of how pathetically we live

After living together, dining together and travelling together, the pyres burn together on the return journey for the thirty victims of Tuesday’s tragic road accident near Mysore.

The accident, on a pathetic road, a so-called “national highway” that connects Karnataka to two important States, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, holds a mirror to the concern for human life.

The mass cremation of the deceased took place at Aralakuppe village in Mandya district on Wednesday.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News