Our Self-Written Obituaries – Precious Kamei, Tuscany Perhaps

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Precious Kamei, Tuscany Perhaps

The 24th death. [Text by Precious Kamei; photo by Grace Kamei] And she lay on the green grass and was happy. Precious Kamei, born to travel, always had that thing about her that made people say, “Ah, so her!” She…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Arpita Das, Gulmohar Enclave

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Arpita Das, Gulmohar Enclave

The 23rd death. [Text by Arpita Das; photo by Freddie Ribeiro] Arpita Das was an independent publisher of a whimsical list of books. Although she was often heard saying that she couldn’t be bothered with bestselling books, a friend remembers…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Prabeen Panigrahi, Toronto

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Prabeen Panigrahi, Toronto

The 22nd death. [Text by Prabeen Panigrahi; photo by Vinit Kumar Ashish] The shy software engineer, who hailed from Kalahandi in Orissa, ended his journey today thousands of miles away in Toronto, Canada. No one who knew Prabeen Panigrahi in…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Bina Shah, Karachi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Bina Shah, Karachi

The 21st death. [Text by Bina Shah] Bina Shah, Pakistani writer and columnist, died peacefully at her home in Karachi, Pakistan, at the age of ___. Ms Shah could never quite understand the reason for her popularity as a writer….

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Taslima Nasreen, Somewhere in New Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Taslima Nasreen, Somewhere in New Delhi

The 20th death. [Text by Taslima Nasreen; photo by Bebika Rai] Bengali writer Taslima Nasreen was beheaded yesterday by Islamist terrorists at her home in New Delhi where she had been living in exile. A video of the decapitation was…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Namya Sinha, Caribbean Sea

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Namya Sinha, Caribbean Sea

The 19th death. [Text by Namya Sinha; photo by Showkat Shafi] It was confirmed early morning today that Namya Sinha, a flamboyant elderly lady, was among the missing passengers in the cruise liner Isis (named after an Egyptian goddess, not…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Raymond Lee, Blacksburg, USA

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Raymond Lee, Blacksburg, USA

The 18th death. [Text by Raymond Lee; photo by Andrew Eng] Raymond Lee, 30, passed away today in Blacksburg, VA. He was a researcher and doctoral student at Virginia Tech, where he was building a computer model to estimate how…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tanushree Ghosh, No Man's Land

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Tanushree Ghosh, No Man’s Land

The 17th death. [Text by Tanushree Ghosh; photo by Pritha Chakrabarty] A happy-go-lucky girl, Tanushree Ghosh dreamed of sliding down waterfalls; loved the smell of wet earth and of yellow pages of an old book; consumed the works of Woolf,…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Siddhartha Gigoo, Mount Kaylasaa

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Siddhartha Gigoo, Mount Kaylasaa

The 16th death. [Text by Siddhartha Gigoo; photo by Vinod Veerakumar] On a hot July day last year, Siddhartha Gigoo went to attend a concert by Dr Yama Reaper (Phd, D.Litt), the famous violinist from Naraka, who had come to…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Saumya Kulshreshtha, Vikaspuri

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Saumya Kulshreshtha, Vikaspuri

The 15th death. [Text by Saumya Kulshreshtha; photo by Savi Garg] Saumya Kulshreshtha was a confident, but confused soul most of her life. She was at the heart of Delhi’s art and culture scene, and it was poetry which she…