BABA RAHAM KARO (GOD HAVE MERCY) Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Sentenced to Ten Years Imprisonment for Rape By Neel Anil Panicker ‘India is chock-a-block with these Godmen. In today’s highly modernistic age when man is dreaming of settling down in Mars, isn’t even addressing a mere mortal as a Godman something of an oxymoron?’ Professor … Continue reading neelwrites/bend/sixsentencestories/fiction/godhavemercy/babarahamkaro/28/07/2017


ALIEN © A Mixed Bag 2012 By Neel Anil Panicker  (200 words) Al, I want us to end this? End this? I thought we’re in love? But… But what, Stephie? Truth is, I have outgrown you. Outgrown? What’s that? Are you some plant or wild weed? Exactly. And that’s my point, Al. I’m a human … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/SPF/200words/13/03/2017


  STRUMMING AWAY THE BLUES By Neel Anil Panicker “Justin wants to be one of those greats”. ‘Greats! As in Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, right?’ “Not exactly. His idols are … err…slightly different.” ‘How different can they be?’ “They are from the world of music.” ‘Ah! not surprising. All he does is strum that stupid … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/FFfPP/200words/08/02/2017


THE ROYAL BATH HOUSE, BURHANPUR, MP, INDIA LOVE’S LABOUR LOST By Neel Anil Panicker ‘We are in the Shahi Palace; what you see is the royal bath.’ Margaret was living her dream. The past 24 hours had transported her into the quaint, dusty old world charms of 15th century Mughal India. Her infectious enthusiasm even … Continue reading neelwrites/fiction/shortstory/200words/whatpegmansaw/13/01/2017