The line is pretty often said about Indians, that we dont value life. That life is cheap and this is told more so we suffer a terror attack. Is this the case with the common man? Does he think his or his fellow beings life is cheap and does not value it? Why do we attribute this "Indians have no value for life" line when its usually used in reference to the political apathy when it comes to terror or may be police apathy when it comes to say an accident related case. When one of our loved ones leaves this world, elaborate "send off" is given. The "antim sanskar" of Hindus, or the post death ceremony of the muslims, all are elaborate while prayers are chanted or said for the departed soul. When we respect the dead so much, how can we not respect those alive? We often see that when we step on each others toes, we immediately make a hand gesture to kiss, a way to apologize and may be repent doing that. So if this is how we treat fellow humans, how can we be called as people who dont value human lives? What do you guys think? Poll as well on this thread.