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…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Anannya Uberoi, Vikaspuri, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Anannya Uberoi, Vikaspuri, Delhi

The 245th death. [Text and photos sent by Anannya Uberoi] Anannya Uberoi, 22, petter of alley cats, quarreler of strange bush squirrels, but otherwise a modest girl herself, rode old Charon’s ferry-boat early this morning. Like most literature-appreciating humans, she…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Julia Julley's Butterfly, Varna, Bulgaria

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Julia Julley’s Butterfly, Varna, Bulgaria

The 244th death. [Text and photo sent by Julia Julley] Nymph in yellow. She lived among flowers and died among flowers. She clearly remembered her past life as a Cinderella – crawling around in an uncomely green rag. Then came…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Hetvi Jethwani, IIT Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Hetvi Jethwani, IIT Delhi

The 243rd death. [Text and photo sent by Hetvi Jethwani] The self-proclaimed “mad” scientist Hetvi died on her 42nd birthday doing what she loved, lying down in her comfortable hammock, reading. Sadly, death seized her before she could reach the…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Vinitta Mathew, Trivandrum, Kerala

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Vinitta Mathew, Trivandrum, Kerala

The 242nd death. [Text and photos sent by Vinitta Mathew] She left in haste from this serendipitous encounter with life. A twisted misanthrope, she bled poems for a week every month. Storyteller par excellence, Vinitta Mathew overdosed on love and…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Siddhartha Singh, Vaishali, Delhi Region

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Siddhartha Singh, Vaishali, Delhi Region

The 241st death. [Text and photo sent by Siddhartha Singh] He died at 49, just sort of half a century of something he hoped was worth something. Siddhartha Singh was a prolific poet, but not a penny richer or smarter…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Tanmayee Thakur, Bombay

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tanmayee Thakur, Bombay

The 240th death. [Text and photos sent by Tanmayee Thakur] Tanmayee Thakur had mastered all forms of delicate living by 22. Tracing her fingers on the silhouettes of clouds, pressing the petals of sunflowers between her lips, breaking open the…