A- Z CHALLENGE Q IS FOR QUIZ TIME By Neel Anil Panicker “Wilie, do something. I don’t have much time. The pressure is immense. My boss needs answers on his desk ASAP. I have just about 48 hours to solve this case.” ‘Isaac, pass me that sprinkler, please.’ Detective Willie picked up the sprinkler offered … Continue reading neelwrites/QisforQuizTime/A-ZChallenge/fiction/17/04/2018


A-Z CHALLENGE P IS FOR PERFIDY MURDER, SUICIDE, OR WHAT? By Neel Anil Panicker MUTHUSWAMY’S screamed the thick rectangular plaque that was wedged into the massive steel rock stone arch that rose above the 15 inch high gates. On sighting the siren blaring jeep with SP COCHIN CITY POLICE emblazoned in the front windshields, the … Continue reading neelwrites/PisforPerfidy/A-ZChallenge/fiction/16/04/2018


O IS FOR OUTRAGEOUS (A-Z CHALLENGE) SOMETHING FISHY   BY Neel Anil Panicker 12:30 on a Sunday afternoon is virtual madness at the City Fish and Vegetable Market that is situated just behind the sky high mega towers that line the mile long Marine Drive that borders the Indian Ocean. Whizzing his way past the … Continue reading neelwrites/OisforOutrageous/A-ZChallenge/fiction/15/04/2018


M IS FOR MELATONIN  (A-Z CHALLENGE)  A TELL TALE CLUE By Neel Anil Panicker “Dr. David, so what have you to say about it”? Detective Willie could hear the tick of a clock on the other end of the phone line as the seconds sped by. ‘Willie, I have read the reports and the cause … Continue reading neelwrites/MisforMelatonin/A-ZChallenge/fiction/13/04/2018


L IS FOR LUST (A-Z CHALLENGE) By Neel Anil Panicker  Located bang in the heart of Cochin City, The Greater Cochin Metropolitan Club is a strictly ‘entry by invitation only’ club; a club so exclusive that the waiting list for bagging an annual membership that comes at a steep fee of Rs 50 lakhs runs … Continue reading neelwrites/LisforLust/A-ZChallenge/fiction/12/04/2018


 K IS FOR KARMA (A-Z CHALLENGE) IT’S ALL KARMA By Neel Anil Panicker ‘Amma, I have brought some orange juice for you. You need to take your medicines too.’ Lekha Muthuswamy looked up from her bed at the maid and nodded her head. It was the signal for the young girl at the door to … Continue reading neelwrites/KisforKarma/A-ZChallenge/fiction/day11/11/04/2018


J IS FOR JOY (A-Z CHALLENGE) FILLING UP SOME JOY By Neel Anil Panicker It’s that twilight hour when the skies above are in limbo, the stars well hidden and the sun still a million miles away. The ones that roam the skies all day are well ensconced in their nests while the earth below … Continue reading neelwrites/JisforJoy/A-ZChallenge/fiction/day10/10/04/2018


#A-Z CHALLENGE  I IS FOR INVESTIGATION THE HEAT’S ON  By Neel Anil Panicker “Brief me about the progress of the case, Isaac?” Bracing himself for the verbal assault, Superintendent of Police Isaac John drew air into his lungs and muttering a silent prayer to the Lord, began “The initial medical reports have not given any … Continue reading neelwrites/IisforInvestigation/A-ZChallenge/fiction/09/04/2018


H IS FOR HEARTBROKEN GAYATRI MUTHUSWAMY   By Neel Anil Panicker Born into wealth, married into greater wealth, add to that concoction a loving husband, a charming daughter and an army of servants and palatial houses in almost every major city and what have you: A life that’s the stuff dreams are made of.  Fifty year … Continue reading neelwrites/HisforHeartbroken/A-ZChallenge/fiction/07/04/2018


  G IS FOR GREED PRAKASHAM MUTHUSWAMY By Neel Anil Panicker The silver grey Mercedes car which sported at its back and front the two digit number 99, sped past the afternoon rush hour crowd in central Cochin. Ensconced inside in the backseat of the 1. 75 crore S –class car, 54-year-old Prakasham Muthuswami flicked … Continue reading neelwrites/GisforGreed/A-ZChallenge/fiction/07/04/2018