Our Self-Written Obituaries – Arushi Thapar, Bombay
The 207th death.
[Text and photos sent by Arushi Thapar]
Arushi Thapar will always be remembered as someone who remembered too much.
She was never good at making small talk because she was a fan of the real stuff, of things that mattered no matter how insignificant they seemed. She called herself a ‘serial nostalgist’ as she was plagued by nostalgia several times a day.
Her life was a quest to feel every shade of every emotion. She wanted to feel every subtle ripple or shift of emotion that people go through and thought there was something very important about how they drove us into being or not being a certain way.
She will be missed for the kind of adrak chai she made, her ardent love for Faiz Ahmed Faiz, her favourite monologue from Macbeth, her strong political views that often scared her friends, her roaring laughter, her ‘sarfarooshi’ and of course, her exhausting capacity to love and her persistent disdain for change.
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It’s a pity she didn’t leave behind a box of books or a clutch of kittens like the rest of them.
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