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…

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…