Our Self-Written Obituaries - Tulika Bhattacharjee, Rohini

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tulika Bhattacharjee, Rohini

The 147th death. [Text by Tulika Bhattacharjee; author photo by Pallavi Dhingra] Tulika Bhattacharjee, a photojournalist who moonlighted as a comic book artist, died unexpectedly on Thursday night, it is said, due to sudden failing of the heart. A closet…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Bijaya Biswal, Cuttack, Odisha

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Bijaya Biswal, Cuttack, Odisha

The 146th death. [Text by Bijaya Biswal; photo by Piyush Sawant] 22 years old Bijaya Biswal was found dead in her apartment on Good Friday, with her head buried in a book like a dried rose bud. The book was…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Surabhi Sharman, Lajpat Nagar

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Surabhi Sharman, Lajpat Nagar

The 145th death. [Text by Surabhi Sharman; photos by Kriti Chawla, above, and, below, by Carmen Hamady] Surabhi Sharman, a 23-year-old young adult was discovered dead in her small apartment in Delhi on May 4. Ms Sharman was discovered by…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ron Bhasin, Dwarka Sector 18B

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ron Bhasin, Dwarka Sector 18B

The 144th death. [Text and photos by Ron Bhasin] Ron Bhasin, a filmmaker who made films in and around Delhi, died on June 9 at his one-room apartment in Dwarka Sector 18B. His body was discovered by the domestic maid…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sreeparna Chaudhury, Calcutta

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sreeparna Chaudhury, Calcutta

The 143rd death. [Text by Sreeparna Chaudhury; photo by Shamindra Chaudhuri] Sreeparna Chaudhury, a nobody, a ghost of her own being, died last night by choking on an ice cream of her least favorite flavor. She perhaps always knew that…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Priyanka Haldipur, Bangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Priyanka Haldipur, Bangalore

The 142nd death. [Text by Priyanka Haldipur; photo by Gautam Sabba] Priyanka Haldipur, a corporate communications professional by day, and Jar Jar Binks by night, passed on a somewhat drizzly June morning. She died of cardiac arrest after reading a…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Serene Kasim, Bangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Serene Kasim, Bangalore

The 141st death. [Text by Serene Kasim; photo by Avinash Kaur] All her life Serene Kasim was told that she always looked like she should be somewhere else. Hers was an unremarkable life marked by a remarkable sense of restless…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Saudha Kasim, Cochin

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Saudha Kasim, Cochin

The 140th death. [Text and photo by Saudha Kasim] Saudha Kasim, who was just one calico away from being a cat lady unlike any the world had ever seen, was unfortunately lost to time due to a surfeit of pineapples…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shweta Kumari Sharma, Bangalore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shweta Kumari Sharma, Bangalore

The 139th death. [Text by Shweta Kumari Sharma; author photo by Unknown] This morning the sun was glistening brighter than ever. It was glowing fervently as it was going to embrace the soul of Shweta Kumari Sharma who just left…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Maria Faraz, Cantt., Lahore, Pakistan

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Maria Faraz, Cantt., Lahore, Pakistan

The 138th death. [Text by Maria Faraz; photo by Faraz Jahangir] Everyone thinks a psychologist knows everything, a proverbial mind-reader, magical being, twister of fates…. But she was an ordinary woman. Drawn to her destiny by the strings of circumstance…