Our Self-Written Obituaries - Abhishek Basu, Tatanagar

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Abhishek Basu, Tatanagar

The 253rd death. [Text by Abhishek Basu; photo by Joyona Medhi] He would spend his nights traveling. That’s how he’d reduce expenses. It was bound to happen, said the late photographer’s neighbour who wishes to remain anonymous. All of Jamshedpur’s…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Anubhi Chandola, Mussoorie

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Anubhi Chandola, Mussoorie

The 252nd death. [Text and photo sent by Anubhi Chandola] In a distant and cold Himalayan town, Anubhi Chandola breathed her last, cuddled in her favorite green blanket with eyes staring nonchalantly at the wooden ceiling above. On the table…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Sharda Mutha, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sharda Mutha, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The 251st death. [Text and photos sent by Sharda Mutha] There she was, in a small bright house that stood around the corner of a hill, visible like the fake-diamond piercing through her hair. It was a clouded afternoon, and…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Neeraja Anupama, Calicut, Kerala

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Neeraja Anupama, Calicut, Kerala

The 250th death. [Text and photos sent by Neeraja Anupama] Neeraja Anupama, 27, passed away this evening like the death of a laughter. Dying down in the voices of others. Slowly like a fading sunset but beautiful. Painless, beside her…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Sudeshna Mukherjee, Bombay

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sudeshna Mukherjee, Bombay

The 249th death. [Text and photos sent by Sudeshna Mukherjee] Self Obituary She always said “obituaries are tricky” “They trick you Into writings mushy.” Between the mush And the fact a vast chasm creates a slush stripped of all tact…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Karan Makkar, Chandigarh

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Karan Makkar, Chandigarh

The 248th death. [Text and photos sent by Karan Makkar] The hour of departure arrived and Karan Makkar left us all. He would have turned 25 in January, 2020. Though born a Hindu, he revered all the religions equally and…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Pushpita Majumdar, Benares

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Pushpita Majumdar, Benares

The 247th death. [Text and photos sent by Pushpita Majumdar] Pushpita Majumdar, or Pui, as her beloved husband would call her often, left us all. But yes, she died happy; warm, in her bed, with her kids and grandkids sitting…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Waqas Ahmed, Lahore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Waqas Ahmed, Lahore

The 246th death. [Text and photos sent by Waqas Ahmed] A misunderstood artist, Waqas Ahmed, 37, was found dead at his home in Lahore. According to the forensic report, he died of drowning in the depths between his throat and…

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…