Our Self-Written Obituaries – Supratim Bhattacharjee, Mankar Village, West Bengal

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Supratim Bhattacharjee, Mankar Village, West Bengal

The 151st death. [Text and self-photos by Supratim Bhattacharjee] Sleep eluded him most of the nights but today he finally caught hold of Hypnos, the God of Sleep. Supratim Bhattacharjee, known to his friends as Supu, was found dead this…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ankita Raina, Delhi University

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ankita Raina, Delhi University

The 150th death. [Text by Ankita Raina; photos by Anonymous and Rohini Bhat] Ankita Raina, a student of English Literature in Delhi University and a proud misfit who lived her life in constant terror, died this Thursday morning in a…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Megha Gandotra, Jammu & Kashmir

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Megha Gandotra, Jammu & Kashmir

The 149th death. [Text and photos by Megha Gandotra] Megha Gandotra, a polyamorous witch of 28 was found dead today in a field of yellow flowers, overdosed on Murakami and clear view of blue skies. Last seen she was searching…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sukanya Shaji, Hyderabad

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sukanya Shaji, Hyderabad

The 148th death. [Text by Sukanya Shaji; author photos by Midhun Mukund and Hari Sankar] Sukanya Shaji, a dreamer of no significance, was found dead in her bed this morning. She was a perfectly healthy woman of 26, who met…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Tulika Bhattacharjee, Rohini

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tulika Bhattacharjee, Rohini

The 147th death. [Text by Tulika Bhattacharjee; author photo by Pallavi Dhingra] Tulika Bhattacharjee, a photojournalist who moonlighted as a comic book artist, died unexpectedly on Thursday night, it is said, due to sudden failing of the heart. A closet…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Bijaya Biswal, Cuttack, Odisha

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Bijaya Biswal, Cuttack, Odisha

The 146th death. [Text by Bijaya Biswal; photo by Piyush Sawant] 22 years old Bijaya Biswal was found dead in her apartment on Good Friday, with her head buried in a book like a dried rose bud. The book was…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Surabhi Sharman, Lajpat Nagar

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Surabhi Sharman, Lajpat Nagar

The 145th death. [Text by Surabhi Sharman; photos by Kriti Chawla, above, and, below, by Carmen Hamady] Surabhi Sharman, a 23-year-old young adult was discovered dead in her small apartment in Delhi on May 4. Ms Sharman was discovered by…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ron Bhasin, Dwarka Sector 18B

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ron Bhasin, Dwarka Sector 18B

The 144th death. [Text and photos by Ron Bhasin] Ron Bhasin, a filmmaker who made films in and around Delhi, died on June 9 at his one-room apartment in Dwarka Sector 18B. His body was discovered by the domestic maid…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sreeparna Chaudhury, Calcutta

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sreeparna Chaudhury, Calcutta

The 143rd death. [Text by Sreeparna Chaudhury; photo by Shamindra Chaudhuri] Sreeparna Chaudhury, a nobody, a ghost of her own being, died last night by choking on an ice cream of her least favorite flavor. She perhaps always knew that…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Priyanka Haldipur, Bangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Priyanka Haldipur, Bangalore

The 142nd death. [Text by Priyanka Haldipur; photo by Gautam Sabba] Priyanka Haldipur, a corporate communications professional by day, and Jar Jar Binks by night, passed on a somewhat drizzly June morning. She died of cardiac arrest after reading a…