On Obituaries Cheerful obituaries may not be the societal norm but look at the morgues; they are not that bleak but for a rotting cadaver. If you had noticed in crime-fighting series, of course, in the West as I don't know the counterpart in Sanskrit in Indian morgues, you would find a plaque with the Latin inscription "Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae" which roughly translates to "This is the place where death delights in helping life". That is uplifting even for a corpse. The dead bodies being used as study material in research and training of pathologists. When I first observed that writing, I was curious, and then puzzled, and then I was deeply moved by the notion of death in medical fraternity.