You greet an elder with respect in India and he or she would say (or at least used to say) “Sau Sal Jiyo” (Live a Hundred Years). Every language in India has an equivalent of this blessing, though some may consider it a curse today.
Is long life desirable at all? Will not many people welcome being able to end their lives if it could be done painlessly, quickly and without causing any problem (other than emotional) to others? Should euthanasia be legalized?
These questions, especially the last one, keep popping up every now and then. Courts have been approached several times to allow either euthanasia (mercy killing) of people with incurable diseases or suicide by those who feel death would be merciful to themselves and those
A ‘Geribot’ to care for the aged?