#LOCKDOWN INDIA STORIES #DAY64 #FACTMEETSFICTION ‘NOT HOOKED TO BOOKS’ By Neel Anil Panicker “Sir, how can I improve my English?”, was a constant query that Banik Banerjee, Banik Da to his friends and colleagues, and Banik Sir, to his legions of students both outside and inside the hallowed precincts of Calcutta’s prestigious Presidency College, where … Continue reading neelwrites/lockdownindiastories/day64/28/05/20


FISHING FOR TROUBLE By Neel Anil Panicker DANGER-DO NOT ENTER- the moment Hassan spotted the capitalised knife etching on the wood nailed to the bark of the massive peepal tree that lay on a near deserted stretch some 100 hundred metres off the highway and nearly an hour’s walk from where his village was, the … Continue reading neelwrites/flash/fiction/shortsstory/28/05/20


PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart A Royal Death By Neel Anil Panicker The looming spires leapt into the night skies,  its reflection captured in the majestic silver fountain at the gargantuan front lawns  of the 300 room royal residential palace. Inside, the ageing monarch, His Highness Mark the Third lay on his all gold bed. The … Continue reading neelwrites/ff/shortstory/100words/27/05/20


#DAY 64 #LOCKDOWN INDIA STORIES #FACTMEETSFICTION LOVE IN A HOSPITAL BED By Neel Anil Panicker The hospital room door opened, yet again, and for the seventh time that mid-May day Arijit looked at the all white apparition that walked towards him. By now he knew the drill. Turn around, loosen your pyjamas, and then wait … Continue reading neelwrites/lockdownindiastories/day64/27/05/20


#DAY 63 #LOCKDOWN INDIA STORIES   #FACTMEETSFICTION OFF THE GRID By Neel Anil Panicker We are all part of a grid; ensconced in a tiny cell, playing or to put it more correctly, forced to play our own individual roles. Life’s seemingly relentless tectonic force ensures we keep our eyes ahead, on the road, so to … Continue reading neelwrites/lockdownindiastories/day63/haibun/26/05/2020