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…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Amrit Khanna 'Nobody', Lucknow

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Amrit Khanna ‘Nobody’, Lucknow

The 192nd death. [Text and photos sent by Amrit Khanna ‘Nobody’] We wish to inform to the few who may wish to know that Amrit Khanna ‘Nobody’ is no longer among us. He was a nobody at workplace, a loser…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sayesta Yamin, Moti Bagh

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sayesta Yamin, Moti Bagh

The 191st death. [Text and photos sent by Sayesta Yamin] Sayesta Yamin finally succumbed to melancholia. Hers was a daily struggle between optimism and grave despair, until she finally gave up. Her diary entries reveal that she knew about her…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Rajeswari Bhattacharya, Bangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Rajeswari Bhattacharya, Bangalore

The 190th death. [Text and photos sent by Rajeswari Bhattacharya] Rajeswari Bhattacharya has been pronounced dead. She jumped off the building with as much enthusiasm as she would sing Tagore’s “Bhalobasi, Bhalobasi” (I love, I love), as if in eager…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Vikas Singh, Bangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Vikas Singh, Bangalore

The 189th death. [Text and photos sent by Vikas Singh] Vikas Singh has died at 34. He was afraid of death and whatever he was afraid of happened to him; traveling, loneliness, failures and now death. Life forced him to…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Suman D'Silva, Mangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Suman D’Silva, Mangalore

The 188th death. [Text and photos sent by Kanksshi Agarwal] Suman D’Silva died at fifty. There were only a handful wishes that were ticked off her list while she lived, the last one being, to die at fifty. There was…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Vitasta Raina, Somewhere Not in Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Vitasta Raina, Somewhere Not in Delhi

The 187th death. [Text and photos sent by Vitasta Raina] Vitasta Raina came to Delhi as a closely-guarded secret and never existed otherwise. She was strung together by careful word selection, tempered metering and an occasional cup of tea. She…