Our Self-Written Obituaries – Arushi Thapar, Bombay

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Arushi Thapar, Bombay

The 207th death. [Text and photos sent by Arushi Thapar] Arushi Thapar will always be remembered as someone who remembered too much. She was never good at making small talk because she was a fan of the real stuff, of…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Pooja Priyamvada, Patparganj

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Pooja Priyamvada, Patparganj

The 206th death. [Text and photos sent by Pooja Priyamvada] This poet-lady was always fascinated with obituaries, writing her own is almost a poet’s lifelong dream come true. Newspapers count alphabets and you pay by the word, isn’t it? If…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shashank Sharma, Ghaziabad

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shashank Sharma, Ghaziabad

The 205th death. [Text and photos sent by Shashank Sharma] Shashank Sharma, 25, who went to bed after savoring his favorite chhole chawal from Karol Bagh, was found dead earlier this morning in what appears to be case of severe…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tanishka Goel, East of Kailash

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tanishka Goel, East of Kailash

The 204th death. [Text and photos sent by Tanishka Goel] Ting. Ting. The Metro arrived on platform 2 of South Delhi’s Okhla NSIC station. Tanishka Goel ran in her favourite blue kurti, a book in her hand, to get into…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Kanksshi Agarwal, Somewhere in Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Kanksshi Agarwal, Somewhere in Delhi

The 203rd death. [Text and photos sent by Kanksshi Agarwal] Kanksshi Agarwal was a 25-year-2 month-a-few-rainy-days-old woman. Her sudden demise, tainted with sympathy and poise, looks more like a high-paid planned event. She believed in magic and seems like her…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Priyanka Yadav, Babra Bakipur Village, Gurgaon

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Priyanka Yadav, Babra Bakipur Village, Gurgaon

The 202nd death. [Text and photos sent by Priyanka Yadav] I walk on the steps that you walked on I trace the wall you sat on I remember the smile that you brought to my lips Your posture with hands…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Mohit Jain aka Rumi, Balbir Nagar Extension

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Mohit Jain aka Rumi, Balbir Nagar Extension

The 201st death. [Text and photos sent by Mohit Jain] Dearest bookshelf, We have shared a bond so pristine and intimate. It was the most intimate moment that I spent with you. Your presence evoked a sense of belonging in…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Maham Singh, Phagwara, Punjab

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Maham Singh, Phagwara, Punjab

The 200th death. [Text and photos sent by Maham Singh] In the glibs of this beautiful world, I annihilate myself today… Tell me oh women of castles that you need my hair to hold on to the senses of them…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Aakansha Srivastava, Lucknow

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Aakansha Srivastava, Lucknow

The 199th death. [Text and photos sent by Aakansha Srivastava] Late nights of drenching deep in literature too old for her age and long hours of brooding over the same brought the inevitable self-destruction of Aakansha Srivastava’s mind, as often…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sameen, Bangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sameen, Bangalore

The 198th death. [Text and photos sent by Sameen] Her name was Sameen, “precious” in Arabic. All her life she felt anything but that. If the legend about praying in front of the Kaaba is true she wished to ask…