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…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Archana Ravi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Archana Ravi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

The 197th death. [Text and photos sent by Archana Ravi] Leggings campaigner Archana Ravi died of a death curse on Saturday. She had been adamant about wearing ill-fitted leggings, and desecrating the cultural sanctity of Thiruvananthapuram streets, despite being warned…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Jessica Faleiro, Goa

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Jessica Faleiro, Goa

The 196th death. [Text and photos sent by Jessica Faleiro] Although she managed to write prolifically during her life-time, it was the weight of the unwritten tomes inside her that finally dragged Jessica Faleiro’s body down to its watery death….

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Payu Tiwari, Bombay & Dublin

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Payu Tiwari, Bombay & Dublin

The 195th death. [Text and photos sent by Payu Tiwari] Despite issuing several proclamations of apocalyptic warnings to the masses about the consequences of patriarchy, Payu Tiwari died ignoring what she’d been warned of her whole life–daydreaming, as she crossed…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Charvi Kain, Bombay

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Charvi Kain, Bombay

The 194th death. [Text and photos sent by Charvi Kain] She died in an Ola. For years, despite owning a driving license and a Metro card for Bombay and Delhi each, Charvi Kain religiously requested for Ubers and Olas. She…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shirali Raina, Noida

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shirali Raina, Noida

The 193rd death. [Text and photos sent by Shirali Raina] She overdosed on Netflix. They found her, snuggled in a corner of her brown sofa, iPad in her lap, playing yet another re-run of Dr. Martin. That explained the smile…