LIGHT UP YOUR HEARTS THIS DIWALI By Neel Anil Panicker May the festival of colours bring everlasting happiness into your life May you share your happiness and turn your life even more beautiful and enriching May you carry on further enriching the lives of all whom you touch with empathy, kindness, and fulfillment. May you … Continue reading neelwritesblog/observations/diwali/30/10/2016

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AS I GROW OLDER… By Neel Anil Panicker As I grow older I find myself turning increasingly sceptical At a world peopled with narrow men and their narrow ways. As I grow older I find myself turning increasingly sceptical At the moments that endlessly stretch into hours and then days. As I grow older I … Continue reading neelwritesblog/poem/quatrain/03/asigrowolder /03/10/2016


FAREWELL By Neel Anil Panicker I have a confession to make. I hate farewells. Farewells are meant for those whom you would never meet, ever again. At least that’s what I make of it. I have a morbid fear of farewells. I guess it dates back to my childhood. As a child we were visited … Continue reading neelwritesblog#traveller’stales/keraladiary/farewell/part1/02/10/2016


I am slightly sceptical of the guy who says ‘Hi’ first. Experience has taught me that he is also the person who bids ‘Bye’ first. #NEELISM#08

DELHI- A MULTI-LINGUAL ROAD TRIP By Neel Anil Panicker Traffic makes us mad, doesn’t it? And, if it is about traffic as dangerous and monstrous as we, the denizens of Delhi, experience on a daily basis, then we might as well sign up for hell! But then what recourse do we have other than to … Continue reading


I never go for a hair cut when in good mood. I know no barber can make it any better. I prefer to have one when in bad mood. I know he can’t make it any worse. #NEELISM# 06


By Neel Anil Panicker There is this thing about girlfriends. If people ask you about past ones, it means you are well past expiry date, off the shelf, that is. If they inquire about current ones, it means you are still a good quality product; very much on the shelf. And, if they don’t ask … Continue reading neelism/girlfriends/19/09/2016


EID MUBARAK By Neel Anil Panicker Oh! what a frightening spectre When a child wants to be a beef inspector Believes he is more powerful than the district collector. Oh! what a frightening spectre, I can’t even wish my friend Iqbal ‘Eid Mubarak’ Afraid someone will brand me a traitor. Oh! what a frightening spectre … Continue reading neelwritesblog/triolet#2/eidmubarak/13/09/2016