Our Self-Written Obituaries – Dr Santosh Bakaya, Jaipur

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Dr Santosh Bakaya, Jaipur

The 237th death. [Text and photo sent by Dr Santosh Bakaya] Here lies the Mad Hatter! Finally. She kicked the bucket today. Ah, that reminds me, she could not tick off many items on her bucket list. Death came suddenly,…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tikuli Dogra, Vasant Kunj, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tikuli Dogra, Vasant Kunj, Delhi

The 236th death. [Text and photo sent by Tikuli Dogra] Tikuli Dogra passed from this world today. A walker found her propped up against a fallen tree next to the stream. Her final words were “I had a good run…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Mrittika, Bangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Mrittika, Bangalore

The 234th death. [Text and photo sent by Mrittika] Mrittika, 27, was found lifeless by a lively corner of Iskcon Temple, her lively abode for the last 7 years. Mrittika was known to have appeared at the footsteps of the…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Devika Todi, Bombay

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Devika Todi, Bombay

The 233nd death. [Text and photo sent by Devika Todi] Devika Todi died while crossing the road to reach her office. An angry bull rammed into her. Her body lay all jumbled up. Her laptop was crushed. Her bag, however,…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Hassaan Tauseef, Islamabad, Pakistan

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Hassaan Tauseef, Islamabad, Pakistan

The 232nd death. [Text and photo sent by Hassaan Tauseef] Today, 13th April 2018, 13:12. He left. Here is the note he left. Hassaan Tauseef knew this day was different. He woke up to the smell of pines, to the…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sadia Hashmi, Abul Fazal Enclave, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sadia Hashmi, Abul Fazal Enclave, Delhi

The 231st death. [Text and photos sent by Sadia hashmi] Sadia Hashmi, 25, was discovered dead in her study in New Delhi. She passed away while writing her autobiography. To our surprise, she was towards the end of the book….

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ajwah Nadeem, Lahore, Pakistan

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ajwah Nadeem, Lahore, Pakistan

The 230th death. [Text and photo sent by Ajwah Nadeem] This death was her choice. She didn’t leave a note for anyone. We don’t know why. Obsessed with owning the space she was born into, she strived to grow. Insecurities…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Mrinal Pant, Naraina, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Mrinal Pant, Naraina, Delhi

The 229th death. [Text and photos sent by Mrinal Pant] Resting in peace (her exterior very well obscured the storms raging inside) at the least garish corner of her house, Mrinal Pant was mostly seen mulling over the vagaries of…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Alexander KS, Idukki, Kerala

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Alexander KS, Idukki, Kerala

The 228th death. [Text and photos sent by Alexander KS] Alexander KS was found dead by the chicken pen on Sunday as the church bells rang to the heavens. By the time he was 22, Alexander was sitting on a…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Suhasini Soumitra Barman, Calcutta

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Suhasini Soumitra Barman, Calcutta

The 227th death. [Text and photos sent by Suhasini Soumitra Barman] Drunk on memories, laughter and wine, Suhasini Soumitra Barman left for home last night. Back to her father, best friend, partner-in-crime; her whole universe rolled into one. With their…