Our Self-Written Obituaries - Sumaiya Arshad, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sumaiya Arshad, Delhi

The 264th death. [By Sumaiya Arshad] “We carry the tragedy, the legacy, the kindness and the sins.” -Sumaiya Arshad Sumaiya was an English professor by profession and a poet in her free time. You could find her baking with her…

City Food - Mr Mukhtar's Spicy Lemon Tea, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti

City Food – Mr Mukhtar’s Spicy Lemon Tea, Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti

An uncommon street tea. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Such a small place, but packed with so many points of interests. Delhi’s greatest poet, Mirza Ghalib, is buried here. So is the legendary poet and musician, Amir Khusro….

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Harsh Roy, Delhi

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Harsh Roy, Delhi

The 263rd death. [By Harsh Roy] Harsh Roy died at the tender age of 21, in the colorless room of a hospital in South Delhi, his hand being held by his love. In his last moments, he was being yelled…

City Monument - Dilli Gate, Daryaganj

City Monument – Dilli Gate, Daryaganj

A Walled City Survivor. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] Crenellation. Of course, you know the meaning. Some of us might not, and we can always Google it. But certainly all of us ought to head to a particular…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Pavel Catalina, Calicut

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Pavel Catalina, Calicut

The 262nd death. [By Pavel Catalina] Catalina Pavel, a writer and a lover of Kerala, was found dead at the beginning of Edavappathi, at her place in Malabar, her second home, most probably while watching the sun setting over the…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Amitayush Yadav, Lucknow

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Amitayush Yadav, Lucknow

The 261st death. [By Amitayush Yadav] He once quoted Arundhati Roy and asked “Where do dreams go, when the dreamer dies?” Now that he himself has set off on the eternal journey, we wonder what must have happened to his…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Sneha Roy, Durgapur

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Sneha Roy, Durgapur

The 260th death. [By Sneha Roy] Sneha Roy, a poet and photographer, was found dead on 12th June in Shillong while writing the last of her letters in the attic. The letter was not revealed as it was solely intended…

Mission Delhi - Vinod, Central Delhi

Mission Delhi – Vinod, Central Delhi

One of the one percent in 13 million. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It is suddenly making an unsuspecting passerby hungry, this delicious smell of spiced veggies shallow-frying in oil. The entire lane is infused with a strong…

Our Self-Written Obituaries - Suroshri Paul, Barrackpore

Our Self-Written Obituaries – Suroshri Paul, Barrackpore

The 259th death. [By Suroshri Paul] Suroshri Paul, a student and a growing nihilist, who was apparently believed to be an optimist, died on 27th January in a room of her own in Barrackpore. The cause is yet to be…

City Walk - Changing Architecture, Old Delhi

City Walk – Changing Architecture, Old Delhi

Changing Walled City. [Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi] It is as if these patches of sky could no longer hold together. As if they had given up, falling down here and there over the city. This is one…