Our Self-Written Obituaries - Manami Chakravorty, Calcutta

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Manami Chakravorty, Calcutta

The 256th death. [By Manami Chakravorty] Manami Chakravorty loved window seats and enjoyed travelling in metro and local trains, silently observing different people with different lives, coexisting together. She weaved stories around strangers. She kept wondering about everything and hence…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Aysha Naurein, Coimbatore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Aysha Naurein, Coimbatore

The 255th death. [By Aysha Naurein] Aysha Naurein was a dreamer. She saw big, wild dreams, the kind that people would consider over-ambitious and unrealistic if she spoke about it. So she didn’t. She feared living an ordinary life, not…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Nargis Hussair, University of Hyderabad

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Nargis Hussair, University of Hyderabad

The 254th death. [Text and photos by Nargis Hussair] Nargis Hussair, 27, died on a hot summer evening. They discovered her in the green pond near her mother’s house in Kerala where she spent most of her childhood. Earlier that…

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…