OH LORD! GIVE ME MY DAILY NEWS, OR  WHY NEWSPAPERS WILL NEVER GO OUT OF FASHION   By Neel Anil Panciker A recent nationwide survey conducted among 25,000 students between the ages of 12 and 20 threw up certain revelatory statistics. A staggering 82 percent of them were unable to answer all the 20 questions that … Continue reading neelwrites/newspapers/essay/710words/26/01/2018


MERRY CHRISTMAS  BY NEEL ANIL PANICKER The merry season is upon us. Yes, you guessed it right__ Today is Christmas. Unfortunately the yuletide spirit has slightly soured, marred as it were by the loathsome activities of a few lumpen elements, at best grossly misguided, at worst mere thugs and criminals, masquerading as self appointed and … Continue reading neelwrites/x-mas/non-fiction/25/12/2017


Hosted by the ever reliable, ever resourceful Reena at   REBELS WITHOUT CAUSES By Neel Anil Panicker The other day while on my regular walk around the park I happened to bump into a septuagenarian, an ex-Armyman, one who I am privileged to occasionally chat with. As I sat down beside him in the corner … Continue reading neelwrites/


WINTERS ARE ALWAYS A WIN-WIN By Neel Anil Panicker We all have our favourite  season of the year, don’t we? Winter is my favourite season. I have always loved the winters. For me the joy of winters begins much before the actual four month long winter season sets in.  There is that slight chill in … Continue reading neelwrites/wintersareawinwin/nonfiction/myfavouriteseason/09/09/2017


WHO GIVES A CRAP?  WE DO.  By Neel Anil Panicker The other day I heard our PM Narendra Modi rolling up his sleeves and then after the customary ‘Mitron’ salutation, going forth to ridicule his bête noire and heir apparent to the Congress throne, Rahul Gandhi, even going to the extent of mimicking his speaking … Continue reading neelwrites/nonfiction/essay/350words/14/01/2017


ESSAY-NONFICTION Of kites, winds, and flying high By Neel Anil Panicker A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against the wind, not with the wind. John Neal, the great American writer and critic was not off the mark when he said this. History is peppered with more such … Continue reading neelwrites/nonmfiction/essay/17/12/2016