Our Self-Written Obituaries – Anannya Uberoi, Vikaspuri, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Anannya Uberoi, Vikaspuri, Delhi

The 245th death. [Text and photos sent by Anannya Uberoi] Anannya Uberoi, 22, petter of alley cats, quarreler of strange bush squirrels, but otherwise a modest girl herself, rode old Charon’s ferry-boat early this morning. Like most literature-appreciating humans, she…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Julia Julley's Butterfly, Varna, Bulgaria

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Julia Julley’s Butterfly, Varna, Bulgaria

The 244th death. [Text and photo sent by Julia Julley] Nymph in yellow. She lived among flowers and died among flowers. She clearly remembered her past life as a Cinderella – crawling around in an uncomely green rag. Then came…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Hetvi Jethwani, IIT Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Hetvi Jethwani, IIT Delhi

The 243rd death. [Text and photo sent by Hetvi Jethwani] The self-proclaimed “mad” scientist Hetvi died on her 42nd birthday doing what she loved, lying down in her comfortable hammock, reading. Sadly, death seized her before she could reach the…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Vinitta Mathew, Trivandrum, Kerala

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Vinitta Mathew, Trivandrum, Kerala

The 242nd death. [Text and photos sent by Vinitta Mathew] She left in haste from this serendipitous encounter with life. A twisted misanthrope, she bled poems for a week every month. Storyteller par excellence, Vinitta Mathew overdosed on love and…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Siddhartha Singh, Vaishali, Delhi Region

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Siddhartha Singh, Vaishali, Delhi Region

The 241st death. [Text and photo sent by Siddhartha Singh] He died at 49, just sort of half a century of something he hoped was worth something. Siddhartha Singh was a prolific poet, but not a penny richer or smarter…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Tanmayee Thakur, Bombay

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tanmayee Thakur, Bombay

The 240th death. [Text and photos sent by Tanmayee Thakur] Tanmayee Thakur had mastered all forms of delicate living by 22. Tracing her fingers on the silhouettes of clouds, pressing the petals of sunflowers between her lips, breaking open the…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Kashiana Singh, Chicago

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Kashiana Singh, Chicago

The 239th death. [Text and photo sent by Kashiana Singh] In leaving as in coming, Kashiana Singh left behind many monochromatic moments. She wrote down a few wishes, on checkered pages (she loved checkered notebooks)in pencilled cursive hand Carpe Diem…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shadman Alvi, Chattarpur, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shadman Alvi, Chattarpur, Delhi

The 238th death. [Text and photos sent by Shadman Alvi] It was a cold frigid winter evening when the news broke out. Shadman Alvi, 62, was found lying cold on the floor of his small house in a city suburb….

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…