WHAT HAPPENS IN CLASS STAYS IN CLASS By Neel Anil Panciker Students come in all shapes and sizes and, might I add here, orientations, inclinations, and affiliations. I first saw him in an English Class. Well, spotted would be a better word. It was Day One, Week Three of the mid-season batch, an early morning … Continue reading neelwrites/whathappensinclassstaysinclass/CATology/students/fiction/TTC/FOWC/flash/13/10/2018


#METOO__ LET’S SUPPORT_YOU, I, AND WE By Neel Anil Panicker If an alien were to lose his way and skid into Earth today, it would not be wrong for him to conclude that our Earth is full of bad men. Pray, why would he think so? The answer to that is pretty simple. Look around … Continue reading neelwrites/#metoocampaign/timetospport/12/10/2018


You ask me why I support the have-nots I tell you ‘coz the world is so full of the haves You who make light of their plight You ask me why I support the have-nots ‘Coz people like you go ahead and slight ‘Coz people like you throw around your might You ask me why … Continue reading neelwrites/poe/triolet/havenots/09/10/2018


BROKEN DREAMS It’s on nights sultry as these that I dream of you when you pop up unannounced riding the moon and I find myself inhaling the redolence of your love   It’s on nights sultry as these that I dream of you when every present reminds me of all that was past  and it’s … Continue reading neelwrites/brokendreams/poem/triolet/poem/09/10/2018


BLOOD ON THE STREETS Photo Credit: John Brand By Neel Anil Panicker The evening had long cast its long shadows on the narrow stretch that wound up the northern periphery leading out of the main arterial road. Unlike the chaos and the maddening hustle and bustle of the mainland this was an oasis of calm … Continue reading neelwrites/bloodonthestreets/sundayphotofiction/200words/08/10/2018


LOVERS KNOW NOT ‘NO’ By Neel Anil Panicker “No, it’s not a good idea”. ‘What, taking what is yours, or us, running away from our homes and building a future for ourselves?’ Neelima opened her mouth to say something but caught herself as she eyed a couple of middle aged men approaching the corner. It … Continue reading neelwrites/loversknownotno/flash/fiction/shortstory/257words/07/10/2018


Thursday photo prompt: Faraway #writephoto GO AHEAD, TAKE THAT LEAP  By Neel Anil Panicker Have you stood at the edge staring out into the abyss, your mind a turnstile, your hands and feet quivering with fear, simply unable to make up your mind, a nauseating sense of utter despair and despondency sweeping all over you? Well, … Continue reading neelwrites/essay/musings/367words/ThursdayPhotoPrompt/06/10/2018


FOWC with Fandango — Traffic FOWC with Fandango — Traffic SHORT OF GUTS By Neel Anil Panicker Dipika looked at the man, at the gun that he held and that which was pointed at her temple, and then slowly closing her eyes, waited for the inevitable, her mind a traffic blur. One, two, three…soon it would … Continue reading neelwrites/shortofguts/SSS/FOWC/love/crime/04/10/2018


NO ROOM FOR LOVERS By Neel Anil Panicker This world’s not a good place for lovers It’s the reason some loves are born just to die Here all you see are hate filled eyes This world’s not a good place for lovers Here they kill love with hate and call it ‘for honour’ Here all … Continue reading neelwrites/noroomforlovers/poem/triolet/02/10/2018


…OF LOVING AND LOSING By Neel Anil Panicker On long drawn solitary wintry nights such as these my heart fights a losing battle with loneliness. Her scattered memories batter my scarred mindscape.  On long drawn solitary wintry nights such as these I wish she were here and holding my hands I wish I were there … Continue reading neelwrites/lovehurts/poem/triolet/27/09/2018