Our Self-Written Obituaries – Manika Dhama, Sector 51, Noida

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Manika Dhama, Sector 51, Noida

The seventh death. [Text by Manika Dhama; photo by Unknown] Manika Dhama, a Metro-loving poet and writer, had a great fall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station in Central Delhi early Monday morning. It did not end well. Witnesses noted…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Indrajit Hazra (1971-2022), Mayur Vihar Phase 1

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Indrajit Hazra (1971-2022), Mayur Vihar Phase 1

The sixth death. [Text by Indrajit Hazra; photo by Arunava Sinha] Indrajit Hazra was a fine exponent of the one-liner and, like Nature, he abhorred a vacuum, especially in conversations. More of a stringer of situations than a novelist, his…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ratan Kaul, Greater Kailash II

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Ratan Kaul, Greater Kailash II

The fifth death. [Text by Ratan Kaul; photo by Unknown] The party is over. Ratan Kaul is finally asleep. A society hostess famous for her collection of milk-white pearl necklaces, Ms Kaul died due to an overdose of partying. Though…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Nivriti Butalia, Dubai

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Nivriti Butalia, Dubai

The fourth death. [Text by Nivriti Butalia; photo by Dhruv Narain] Nivriti Butalia burnt her tongue on a milkless cup of tea sourced from the pantry of the newspaper office in the Middle East, where she had been a stooge…

Our Self-Written Obituaries –  Jasbir Chatterjee, Vikaspuri

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Jasbir Chatterjee, Vikaspuri

The third death. [By Jasbir Chatterjee] Jasbir Chatterjee, a writer of poems and stories, living in the disguise of a corporate professional, died on 3 March ____ , one day before her ___ birthday. She died in her sleep due…

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Manpreet Kaur Soni, Maitreyi College

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Manpreet Kaur Soni, Maitreyi College

The second death. [Text by Manpreet Kaur Soni; photo by Davinder S. Soni] Manpreet Kaur Soni, a student of English Literature at Delhi University’s Maitreyi College, passed away on the early morning of February 3. She was 18. Her day…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Mayank Austen Soofi, Hauz Khas Village

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Mayank Austen Soofi, Hauz Khas Village

The first death. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Mayank Austen Soofi, a writer and photographer who wrote about lives and places in Delhi, died on July 3 at his one-room apartment in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village. The…

New Series – Our Self-Written Obituaries, Delhiites Everywhere

New Series – Our Self-Written Obituaries, Delhiites Everywhere

In our own words. [Text and photo by Mayank Austen Soofi] You too will die one day. The Delhi Walla begins a new series. Our Obituaries invites Delhiites across the world to write their obituary in 200 words. The idea…