November 29, 2011

Kono chinta nei


Kasbay mamar baRi ar Konnagare jethur baRi chhaRa ami jiibone je jaygatay sobtheke beshi baar gechhi, seta holo Puri. maayer kole chepe gechhi, babar 6 foot uNchu kNadher dudike du-paa jhuliye bose gechhi, protyek annual poriikkhar por gechhi, protyek alternate goromer chhutite gechhi, college-e poRar somoy jokhon prithiibir sobkichhu niyei abishwas tunge tokhon gechhi, ebong baRir sobar muchki haasi agrajhyo kore mondirer trisiimanay paa na diye eka eka somudrer tiire bose borer hoddo hoyechhi.
Somudre hutopati kore snan ar pheriwalar kNadhe jholano aluminium-er patre shalpata dhaka dewa mishti khawa ar probol doradori kore sosta jhinuker mala kena chhaRa Purite ar je bishoyta anibarjo chhilo seta holo Kunthiya poribarer songe sakkhatkar. Gouranga Kunthiya tosyo pita Gopal Kunthiya tosyo pita Gagan Kunthiya erokom ke jane kotoshoto tosyo aage amar kono ek puurbopurush kono ek Kunthiya pandar khatay nijer naamdham likhiye esechhilen, sei theke Puri gelei Kunthiya poribarer totkaliin jiibito protinidhir sathe amader dekha hoto.
Dekha hoto bolata aboshyo bhul. amader Udaygiri-Khandagiri-Nandankananer aafing khawa shiirNo jhimonto sada bagh lokkhotomo baar dekhar dombondho schedule-er moddhye Kunthiyara thik kayda kore amader sathe dekha korar somoy baar korten. ese bose kushol binimoy korten, pheriwalar theke sokalbela kena mishti ar Kakatuyar khaja udorsaat korten, amader sobar mathay haat rekhe biRbiR kore ashirbaad diten ar jawar somoy dokkhiNa niye jete bhulten na.
Routine-er moto.
Kunthiya moshai dorjar baire paa rakha matro amrao routine kore hasahasi kortam. nirmol hasahasi.
Ekbochhor khali ei routine-er ekta mone rakhar moto byatyoy ghotechhilo. Gouranga na Gopal, kon Kunthiya seta ekhon ar mone nei, ese mishti ar khaja kheye, dokkhiNa niye othhbar muhuurte hothat kii mone kore abar bose poRe fos kore amar haat tene niye dekhte shuru korlen. byapartar jonyo amra keui prostut chhilamna, tai haat dekhadekhir proti asiim abogna thaka sotweo baba maa thotomoto kheye chup kore roilen. ar amar kotha to chheRei din. merudondo amar ekhono nei, tokhono chhilona. Kunthiya moshai gombhiir mukhe amar haat neRecheRe dekhe sohanubhuutir sure baba maake bollen, e meye bhogabe apnader. ja rojgar koren tar ardhek berobe eke daktar dekhate.
Robi Thakurke tukle dosh nei, tai bolchhi, er theke abyortho bhobishyodbaNii amra keui ar jiibone kokhono shunini.
Kintu tini etei thamlen na. amar haat chheRe thakumar haat niye poRlen. du minute chup kore theke, chokh tule thakumar chokher dike soja takiye asombhob niruttap golay bollen,
“Apni 88 bochhor boyose mara jaben.”
Bole amader 4 joner hNaa kora mukher samne diye jholabag kNadhe tule aboliilay dorja diye beriye gelen.
Sebochhor amader haasita ar ato praNkhola hoyni, bolai bahulyo.
Etodin pore abar sediner kothata mone poRlo karoN khobor esechhe thakuma Nursing Home-e. bolar moto asukh kichhu nei. bardhokyoi prodhan karoN. thakumar haat paa shirdNaRa eto buRo hoye gechhe je ar nijeder kaaj thikmoto korte parchhe na. tader dosh dewa jayna, meghe meghe 82 to holo. Phone-e maayer raatjaga duschinta joRano gola shunlam, babar apato nishchinto golar pechhone lukote chawa bhoytake dhore phelteo koshto holona.
Kintu amar kichhutei bhoy lagchhena keno ke jane. ami dibbi office-e aschhi, coffee room-e colleague-der sathe adda marchhi, emonki Abantorer jonyo post-o likhchhi. nijeri adbhut lagchhilo. tahole ki thakumake ar bhalobasina ager moto? thakumake baad diyei nijer jiibonta kolpona korte shikhe gechhi ei ko’bochhorer duure thakay? Out of sight out of mind? Thakuma?
Nijeke jor kore mone koranor cheshta korlam, ei boyose ja kichhu ghotte pare jokhon tokhon. maayer next phone-ta ele ekta bishesh khobor shonar rehearsal dilam mone mone besh kobar. kichhutei kichhu kaaj dilo na.
KaroN ami nishchit thakuma baRi phire asbe. ami nishchit samner Robibar phone-er opaare thakuma ready thakbe paRar chena, half-chena lokeder hNaRir khobor niye. baki sobai jokhon kobe biye korchhis jigges kore kore kaner poka noRiye debe, tokhon amar thakuma nishchinto golay bolbe, “Sona bhalo koirya khaiyo ar mon diya chakrita koiro. byas.”
Ar tachhaRa Kunthiyar bhobishwadbaNiitakei ba bhule jai ki kore. 88 ekhono anek duur thakuma, tar aage amader aro anek anekbaar dekha hobe. keu atkate parbe na. chintar kichchhu nei.

November 28, 2011

Sahaj sotyi


Step jump kora amar bohudiner rog. amader school-e class 6 porjonto angke 100/100 pele ekkhana isspecial prize dewa hoto. 100 pawar hisebta aboshyo oto sorol chhilo na. Half yearly-r age 3 khana monthly test newa hoto, pore aro 3 khana. sei test-er nomborgulo jog, biyog, guN, bhag, square root ityadi probhriti kore ekta sonkhya beroto, tarpor half yearly ar annual poriikkhar nomborduto niye abar khanik jolghola kore arekta sonkhya. tarpor sei sonkhyaduto niye pher nanarokom keramoti kore thik kora hoto ke prize pabe.
Tobe masik, shaNmashik, barshik sob poriikkhatei jodi keu full marks peye jeto tahole ar didibhaira oto jhamelar moddhye jeten na, sorbosommotikrome takei prize diye khel khotom korten.
Ami baarkoyek protijogitar last lap porjonto giyechhilam, kintu sheshmuhuurte bad sadhto oi step jump. Annual poriikkhay shesh angkotay bidyutbege mathar bhetor 17 ar 27 jog kore tar theke 5 baad diye confidently 38 bosiye, khata joma diye mohanonde hall-er baire beriye astam. ar amar prize-er douR protyekbar 97-e ese kNyaaaaach kore break koshto.
Jai hok se niye sotyi bolchhi amar ar ektuo afshosh nei. kintu step jump-er rogta theke gechhe. ageo bolechhi bodhhoy, koljer jor thakle step jump kore ami eddine ekkhana bachcha jogaR kore baRi niye astam, kintu dekhai jachchhe, jor nei. dudher swad ghole metate ami tai saradin internet-e ghure ghure bachchakachcha songkranto khobor khNuje khNuje poRi. khobor, article, bitorko, breaking news, kichchhu baad diina. shishupaloner adhunik somosto totwo, totwer phNakphokor, bisheshogner motamot, sobkichhu amar nokhodorpoNe.
Practical poriikkha adou hobe kina thik nei, kintu theory-te amar butpotti niye keu angul tulte parbena.
Dekheshune ja bujhechhi, baki somosto bishoyer motoi, bachcha boRo korar sobjantader-o bindumatro dharoNa nei tNara ki bolchhen, keno bolchhen. bachchake ulto kore showano uchit na soja kore, martei jodi hoy tahole chNaatita norom norom phulo phulo gaale mara uchit naki komol poshchaddeshe, esob basic proshnei ekhono kono dujon bisheshogno ekmot hote parenni.
Edike joler moto taka khoroch kore scientific study hochchhe. amar apnar hritpindo ningRe newa tax-er taka. sarajiibon bistor matha ghamiye, gadagada somiikkha chaliye ekjon expert abosheshe dhakdhol pitiye raay diyechhen, ‘TV dekha bachchar pokkhe kharap, kintu alposwolpo dekhle kkhoti nei.’
Dekhun, taka khoroch korte ami raji achhi. sotyo ebong Science-er jonyo sobkichhui je tyag kora jay, e niye ami ni:shongshoy. amar nalishta holo, scientific sotyigulo sobsomoyei emon bemokka somoye prokashito hoy je amar kono kaajei lage na. ei alposwolpo TV dekhar byapartai ar ko’bochhor age phNas hole, ke jane, hoyto amar maao amake alposwolpo ‘Chitrahar’ dekhte diten. Hindi cinemar gaaner proti sorbokkhoN orokom kkhoRgohosto hoye thakten na.
Sorbosomokkhe nijer bachchar protibhar prodorshonii kora uchit kina, ba korleo kotokhani kora uchit, seta arekta jwolonto issue. eta sotyi, chhelemeyeder diye khel dekhiye nijeder CV chokchoke korar jhNokta babamaayeder chirodiner. kintu ekhon je seta ekta matratirikto porjaye pNouchhechhe, setao sotyi. age 5 bochhorer sontanke baranday bosiye goRgoRiye Anandabajar reading poRiye, paRar ducharjon phokla-dNeto dadudidake chomotkrito korei baba maa kkhanto diten, ekhon bachcha ‘Sheela ki Jawani’-r sathe komor jhNakate shekha matro tNara ETV-r producer-er ghorer baire ghormakto dhornay bose jan.
Hingse? hotei pare. paRagNeye barandar theke ETV-r antorjatik exposure je bachchar bhobishyot akash-patal bodle dite pare se kotha ati boRo sondehobatik-o swiikar korben. korte badhyo.
Kintu amar mathay ekta chhobi kebol ghurephire ase. amader paRar ekti bachchar mukh. mukh-o na thik. mathar pechhonta. tao abar laal niil holud sobuj ronger ul diye bona boutupi dhaka matha. ekmone jhNuke putuler blond chule binuni pakachchhe. bojhai jachchhe konyar keshchorchay maayer nishthhay phNaki nei, karoN putuler sonali chuler beshirbhag-i hawa, golapi taak sara matha pray chheye phelechhe.
Putuler taak theke chokh na soriyei se somobeto srotader uddeshye gnan bitoroN chaliye jachchhilo. 5-5 ta bochhor prithibiir matite hNete cholephire beRiye songroho kora amuulyo, dushprapyo gnan. maa, arthat sotyikarer maa, samne chhilen. tNake uddeshyo kore putuler maa bollo, “maa tumi kokhono kauke bolo na to je amar meye ki lokkhi ki bhalo, sob kotha shone, jokhon boli tokhoni poRte bose jay?”
Asol maa thotomoto kheye giye jigges korlen, keno bolle kkhoti ki, ar bolte gele ki-i ba bola uchit.
Putuler sobjanta maa janalo, orokom bolte nei. bolle loke bhabbe, dekhechho maa nijei nijer meyer proshongsa korchhen, jeta khubi boka boka. tai jodi keu jante chay, tahole jeno maa bolen, tNar meye bhoyanok bodmas, ektao kotha shonena, eto boyos holo ekhono 5-er namta mukhostho bolte pare na, khali matheghate noshtamo kore beRay.
Bolte hole je baRiye bolar theke komiye bolai buddhimaner, seta putuler oi pNuchke maayer bujhte ektuo asubidhe hoyni. jodio boRo hoye asol maa hote hote ei sohoj sotyita tar nijer matha thekei beriye jabe, setao chokh buje bole dewa jay.

November 24, 2011

Fine-er phere


Jiibone je koti haategona dhrubosotyer sathe amar porichoy ghotechhe, tar modhye ekta holo library-r membership newa ar niyomito ‘fine’ dewar chuktipotre soi kora, eki kotha. se ami jotoi charter jaygay ekta mattor finfine choti boi niye asina keno, ba tinkhanar jaygay ekkhana saRe satattor minute-er DVD, jotoi cup-er por cup koRa coffee kheye ar electric bill baRiye raat jege se boi ar DVD shesh korina keno, sheshporjonto screen-e amar naamer pashe roktakto akkhore ‘due fines’ dopdop korbei.
Kintu prithibiite chirokal-i kichhu lok thake jara monepraNe bishwas kore, cheshta korle manush sob pare. durbhagyoboshoto serokom koyekjoner sathe amar ghonishthhota achhe. taderke bhul promaN korar jonyoi ekdin ami moroNpoN kore nirdishto somoysiimar shesh din, library bondho howar kNatay kNatay 5 minute age boi DVD sob bag-e pure ghamte ghamte hNapate hNapate counter-e uposthit holam. odiker mohila baRi jawar jonyo bag gochhate shuru korechhilen. birokto mukhe bag soriye rekhe boigulo scan korte shuru korlen. DVD-r baksho haate niyei tNar kNochkano bhuru aro kNuchke gelo. mohila baksho khullen. DVD kothay?
Of course baRite rekhe asa amar laptop-er moddhye. ar kothay-i ba thakte pare bole apnar mone hoy? DVD-r to pakha gojayni je nije nije uRe park-e hawa khete jabe.
Matha uNchu kore baRi phire shorto moto Bantir mathay dukhana chNati bosiye ami haatenate promaN kore dilam je fine dewar opor or-amar moto noshwor manusher kono haat nei. ota doibo-nirbondho.
Cheshta korle manush sob pare, se santwonar dhappatao arekbar promaN hoye gelo.
Ami taRahuRo korina. porer din-i hNachorpachor kore DVD bakshe pure library chhutina. dhiiresusthe apekkha kori, jate jorimanar porimaN ektu baRe. ditei jokhon hobe, tokhon ekbare beshi korei dewa bhalo, amar mote. alposwolpo fine diye haat gondho kora amar poshay na.
Apni ko’rokom fine diyechhen? ami motamuti jotorokom hoy totorokom diyechhhi. Library fine, train-er monthly ticket expire kore jawar fine. jotodin monthly valid chhilo totodin checker-er tikir dekha chhhilo na. phurote na phurotei kamray kaalo coat ar khaki urdir chhoRachhoRi. apni jodi bolar cheshta koren je kaalkei matro phuriyechhe, kheyal chhilona, kingba kheyal thakleo aj train dhuke jachchhilo dekhe chhute uthhe poRechhen, TT emon thanda chokhe apnar dike takaben jeno apni daagi jochchor. sorkari taka mere train-e choRte apnar bindumatro buk kNape na.
Kajei ami kotha na baRiye taka baar kore ditam protyekbar.
PhNaka rasta peye moner sukhe speedometer-er kNata choRiye fine nije diini aboshyo, tobe sakkhii thekechhi aguntibaar. ami nije nyatpete niriiho hole ki hobe, amar bondhura sobai bolgahiin, beporoya.
Sei beporoya bondhuder sathe dol bNedhe ekbar pasher county-te lake-er pashe gechhilam picnic korte. giye dekhi saari diye bNadha rongchonge nouko dheuyer taale alpo alpo dulchhe. Dollar phelo, nouko choRo. ekjoRa dada-didi, jNader esob chhelemanushi theke mon uthhe gechhe anekdin, tNara dangay theke sausage ar murgir thyang grill korar dayitwo nilen. amra bakira huRohuRi thelatheli chNechamechi kore ekkhana noukoy uthhe poRlam.
Majhnodiite giye hothat koyekjoner sNatar katar ichchhe holo. ichchher dosh nei. toltole niil jol. eto porishkar je antoto 5 haat nich porjonto porishkar dekha jachchhe. ektai khotka, lake-er chardike emonki noukor gaaye porjonto boRo boRo kore poshtaposhti lekha achhe, jole pa dilei jorimana.
Amader dolneta Bangalir sei amogh aptobakyo uchcharoN korlen, “are dhur kichchhu hobe na, naamto.” amra jhopang jhopang kore sobai jhNap marlam.
Bakituku andaj korte parchhen nishchoy. jhNap mara matro ke jane kotha theke bNashi bajiye security nouko ese uposthit. amader jol theke othhar sujog-o na diye fine-er rosid kete tNara haasimukhe amader mukher opor se rosid nachate laglen.
Tobe amar abhijog nei. joto fine diyechhi jiibone, se sobi nyajyo fine. nitantoi nijer doshe. Itihas boiye poRechhi dhormo, borNo, jaatir bhittite juge juge loke fine niyechhe, diyechhe. amake je serokom kichhur mukhe poRte hoyni se jonyo ami sotyi sotyi kritogno.
Aboshyo rotona shunechhi amar aamoleo edhoroNer fine-er chol je chhilona ekebare, serokomta noy. chena anekei bolechhe, tader school-e Banglay kotha bolle jorimana newa hoto. uddeshyo ati mohot, chhelepuleke furfure Ingriji bolte shekhano. Arthoniitir basic totka proyog kore Bangla bolay disincentive create kora, arthat pocket money–te thaba bosano, jate chhatrochhatri baap-baap bole Ingrijite kotha bole. amader addatei ekjon kNachumachu mukhe swiikar korlo, monitor howar subade ei Bangla-kor takeo aaday korte hoyechhe. shobdo pichhu 25 poysa.
Se ke? bola baroN. se bechara sotyi anutopto. System-er shikar. tobe apnara jehetu doyalu lok, take akaroNe doshii thauraben na, tai ekta hint dichchhi. tar naamer shurute ‘B’ achhe.

November 21, 2011

Notun kore


Ki khobor? kemon cholchhe apnader? amar sotyi kotha bolte ki kichhui cholchhe na. dine dine jibonta kirokom ghumpaRani ganer chehara nichchhe.
Tobu bNachoya, ami jader sathe uthi-bosi khai-shui tader abostha amar moto koruN noy. ghumpaRani gaaner chaite hollagaRir sathei tader jiiboner saadrishyo beshi. tara hoihoi kore preme poRchhe, preme hNochot kheye hNatu jheRe uthheo poRchhe, poriikkha dichchhe, nombor pachchhe, gaddu khachchhe, chakri khNujchhe, peye “dhur boss-ke hebby baje dekhte” bole se chakri chheRe anyo chakri nichchhe.
Banti sedin ese sollase ghoshoNa korlo, dupurbela office-e bose haater kachhe korar moto ar kichchhu na peye o sheshmesh vegetarian hoye gechhe. amakeo dole tanar cheshta korechhilo, ami raji hoini. matha kharap? sokaler dimseddhota baad dile bNeche thakar aro ekta chhuto kome jabe amar.
Goto maase erokom byastobagiish dui bondhur sathe house hunting-e beriyechhilam. amar jonyo noy, bolai bahulyo. tNader jonyo. beronor ichchhe chhilona ektuo. abar coat poro, gloves golao, tupi choRao, boot namao. ekrash hangama. kintu bondhura kono kotha shunte chailen na. tene baar korlen. kodin dhore honye hoye khNujeo ektao moner moto baRi pawa jachchhe na. saadh ar sadhyer sei chirokele jhogRa badhchhe.
Sheshe tNara amar dwarostho hoyechhen. “tumi cholo. tomar experience achhe, jeta bolbe seta niye nebo. ar para jachchhe na boss.”
Experience achhe kina janina, tobe chokhe power achhe bistor. bhorsata nitanto amuulok nao hote pare.
Ja hoy. se bikele je duto baRi dekhar kotha chhilo, tar prothomtai chokhe lege gelo amader 3 joner-i. ekta boRosoRo living, duto maapmoto bedroom, rannaghortao budget anupate riitimoto khelano. ar bathroom-ta dekhe sotyi bolte ki amari third roommate hoye eder sathe jute jete ichchhe korchhilo. atikoshte nijeke songboroN korechhi.
Potropathh credit check takapoysa soisabud sango kore bondhura move in korlen. jothasomoye ‘grihoprobesh’er nemotonno-o elo. ami hochchhi jake bole guest of honour. amar poymontorei je baRi-bhagyo khule gechhe onader, sekotha bondhura ekshobar kore bollen.
Nirdishto dine gift pack kora ekkhana dewalghoRi bogoldaba kore nemontonno khete hajir holam. baRite paa diye amar chokkhusthir. Fyatfete sada dewal ghera khNa khNa kora square foot-er bhol palte gechhe. bohu-haat-pherta molin furniture-e Fab India theke uRiye ana rongchonge ethnic dhakna, koNer sidetable-e bonsai bNashgachh ar kaan khaRa kora Bankurar ghoRa. ekdiker dewal alo kore jhulchhe RadhaKrishner raasliilar Madhubani byakhyan, anyo dewale dNat-khNichono-buk-kNapano bhoyal tribal mukhosh. Centre table-e rakha joler batite bhasonto chhotochhoto laalniil mombati theke mishti ekta fulel gondho ghorer haway aalto bhese beRachchhe.
Bondhura baRi ghuriye dekhalen. sorbotro suruchi ar porichhonnotar chhap. kothao kichhu bemanan nei, khapchhaRa nei. ghurte ghurte ekjoner shobar ghore pNouchholam. ar tokkhuni amake prothom thomkate holo.
Ekta poRar table. bahari noy, ketadurosto noy. khanduyek drawer-wala ekta kathher table ar ekta kethho chair. Table-er opore pendani-te 2-3te pen pencil, chhoto sadakalo dial-er ekta golpana ghoRi ar ekta table lamp. sadamata. Classic. Lamp-er jwolonto bulb-er alo table-er opor poRe ekta holud britter srishti korechhe. charpasher abchha andhokare aalor brittotake aro ujjwol lagchhe.
Drishyotar samne dNaRiye bohu bohudin por amar poRte bosar ichchhe holo. bhishoN ichchhe. tiibro, adomyo ichchhe. jotokhani ichchhe hole buker bhetor chinchin byatha shuru hoy totokhani ichchhe. pashe laptop khule, poRte poRte kkhoNe kkhoNe e-tab o-tab ghoraghurir poRa noy. ‘Goodboy’ khata ar Chinese fountain pen ar table-er opor chhotrakar boiyer khola patar opor jhNuke poRa niboddho drishti ar nibishto moner poRashuno. etotai nibishto je pechhon theke maa ese table-e Complan-er cup rakhleo buk dhoRas kore uthhbe.
Sei theke mon kemon korchhe. mone hochchhe orokom ekta table chair, ghoRi, holud aalor table lamp, sada patar khata ar fountain pen jodi pai, tobe abar sob notun kore shuru korte pari. kothao kono phNak na rekhe. jemon kore korar kotha chhilo.

November 14, 2011

Andy Rooney


Second gulo kibhabe minute-e, minute gulo kibhabe ghontay, ghontagulo kibhabe dine, dingulo soptahe, soptaho mase, maas bochhore palte palte jachchhe bhogoban-i janen. ar 45 din por bochhortai phuriye jabe edike amar ‘2011 resolution list’-er saRe charkhana item-o cover kora hoyni.
Joghonyo.
Atyashchoro byapar holo kaajer kaaj ektao hochchhena, athocho akajer kajer jonyo ekphNota somoy nei. jemon dhorun goto Shukrobar jokhon mone poRlo 11 ta beje 11 minute 11 second-e chailei bhogoban chhoppor phNuRe ja chaibo tai deben, laphiye uthhe ghoRir dike takiye dekhi already 2 to beje 43 minute hoye gechhe.
Ekhon bose thako hNaa kore 100 bochhor, abar kobe sei birol cosmic somapoton ghotbe sei apekkhay.
Tobe 11.11.11 miss kore jawar thekeo amar beshi du:kho hoyechhe ekti mrityur khobor miss kore jaway.
Probaser prothom shiiter bishoNNo sondhyeguloy, jokhon kothay Banti kothay ke, serokom ek sondhyey amar bohu-haat-pherta lojjhoRe TVr sakulye 3 te channel-er 1 ta channel-e Andy Rooney-ke prothom dekhechhilam ami.
Ekta khitkhite buRo lok, bhurujoRa dekhle amader Sailen Dasgupta-r kotha mone poRe, coat-pant pore bose entar nindemondo kore jachchhe. lokjoner khawadawa, poshakashak, newspaper-er headline, dudher packet kholar instruction, bhogoban achhen ki nei, chhata-lathhi tupi bookcase backpack, konokichhu niyei tar motamoter anto nei.
Motamot-o khubi sorol. kichhui loktar pochhondo noy. sobkichhui chorom asubidhejonok, ajouktik, arthohiin, abantor.
Andy Rooney-te aasokto hote amar 2 minute-er beshi lageni bolai bahulyo.
30 bochhorer 1097 ta soptaho dhore Andy Rooney tuchchho kotha bole gechhen. etoi tuchchho je Shonibarer adday porjonto segulo niye chorcha korte amader songkoch hoy. pachhe daamii kothar somoye taan poRe. athocho daami kothar bhandar Andy-r kichhu kom chhilona. chaile tini dwitiiyo bishwojuddhe Germany-r opor America-r bomabaji niye gobhiir probondho rochona korte parten, Nazi Concentration Camp-er bhoyabohotar haategona protyokkhodorshii howar moharghyo material tNar jhulite chhilo. tobu soptahante 3 minute prime time-e camera-r samne hajir hoye Rooney-r Wastepaper Basket-er theke ar kono bishoy beshi joruri mone hoyni.
Andy Rooney sei birol luptropray celebrity-kuler ekjon, jini haasi na pele konodin karor dike takiye hasenni, agunti anuragir chithir uttore “thank you” bolake jini baRabaRi mone korechhen, autograph dewar chaite niralay bose dinner kora jNar kachhhe ekshoguN beshi kamonar chhilo.
Diirgho 70 bochhor dhore Andy Rooney likhe gechhen, kintu du:kher bishoy tNar kono lekhai quotation hoye othhar jogyota arjon korte pareni. ami nishchit ete tini kebol hNap chheRei bNechechhen, tobuo ami Andy Rooney-ke quote korar lobh samlate parlam na.
“I just wish insignificance had more stature.”
Me too Andy, me too.

November 12, 2011

Tarar sathe friendship


Kemon achhen? anekdin bade dekha holo. amar dibbi chole jachchhe. majhe ‘phNakibaji’r moRok lege gota ekta soptaho hapis hoye jawa bad dile. ar already dujoRa gloves ke jane kothay hariye asa bad dileo.
Sedin celebrity niye kotha uthechhilo. majhemajhei othe. jokhoni juddhobigrohe khanikta bhNata poRe, moroNottor quotation-er stock phuriye ase, sopto billion-tomo bachchhar jonmer por dinkoyek atikranto hoy, advisor-er songe Bantir saptahik dekha korar dinta periye jay, soja kothay Shukrobarer sondhyer bajar gorom korar moto bishoyer abhab holei amar tarokader niye tanatani kori.
Aj porjonto ektibaro tNara amader hotash koren ni. aboidho prem, wardrobe malfunction, angoprotyonger size magic-er moto baRiye komiye amader adday abiram indhon jugiye gechhen. sedin abar shunlam ke jeno pete balish bNedhe michhimichhi pregnant sheje ghure beRachchhilen. ajkalkar sci-fi camera-r chokh, phNaki dite chailei to ar dewa jayna. thik dhore phelechhe. aguntibaar videoclip dekhiye dekhiye uttejito ghoshika chitkar kore bolchhen, “oi je dekhun dekhun, balisher khole hairline bhNaj dekha gelo. dekhlen? dekhlen? oi je oi je!”
Sei sondhyeta je ki anonde ketechhilo ki ar bolbo.
Amar jiibone celebrity-r sannidhyolabh bolte sobedhon niilmoNi, sei bochhor 20 age Kulu-r mathhe Mukesh Khannar autograph shikarer abhignota. Celebrity niye golpo shuru holei ami sheyaler kumirchhana dekhanor moto chot kore golpota arekbar shuniye di. sedin-o dilam. shune Banti mukhobyadan kore bollo, “dhus autograph. amar wall-e kaal majhrattire amuk-da ese 3-3 khana scrap kore gechhe jano?”
Khoborta agei kane esechhilo. Facebook songkranto baki sob khoborer motoi ami prothomta, “ja ja, dekhge kono cheating-baaj benami account khule tupi porachchhe toder” bole uRiye diyechhilam. tarpor dekhi Banti sodyo-patano celebrity-dadar sathe kothopokothon tNar profile picture shuddhu copy paste kore pathiyechhe. tateo jokhon kaaj holona, tokhon dadar ‘friendlist’ goRgoR kore reading poRe somosamoyik besh koyekta namidami chena loker naam shuniye dilo Banti. abosheshe amar mene newa chhaRa kono upay-i roilo na je, ini-i tini.
Banti santwona dewar cheshta kore bollo, “du:kho kiser? jottosob. Facebook-e account kholatake eto gurutwo dewar ki achhe?”
Hoyto nei. kintu generation gap namer sei atolaanto khader odhare dNaRiye je kothata o bujhte parchhe na, amader somoye ‘celebrity’ kothatar manei anyo chhilo. ‘Personality’ shobdotar moto. School-er je didibhaiyer gola sobcheye bajkhNai, jNar chokh sorbodai kotkote laal, ar jini jolodgombhiir golay “Kuntala” bole ekbar dakle amar body temperature jhop kore 10 degree neme jeto, ekmatro take dekhei amra aRale boltam, “uff ki personality.” thik serokom sunglass pore chokh na dhakle amra kauke ‘celebrity’ bole reyat kortam na. nagaler baire na thakle abar nokkhotro kiser?
Ekante srishtisukhe nimogno thakar bodole tini dike dike friend request pathachchhen ebong accept korchhen, bhabte gele mathar moddhye kothao ekta taal katchhe ekhono.
Tobe ami anyay korchhi hoyto. jNara kono kichhute anyoder theke anekta bhalo, ekakitwo nishchoy tNader ar 5ta manusher theke anek beshi bhogay. sei ekgheye chena britte ghurpak khawar por baRi phire ‘asadharoNotwo’ lukiye achena loker sathe chat korle aram lage. anek swiikriti pawar poreo aro ektukhani proshongsa shunbar ichchhe hoyto baki theke jay moner koNe. aro khanikta mugdhota. aro proshosti. aro fan.
Kajei abishwas ar akaroN monkharaptake jheRe phele dilam. mone poRlo nehat kNacha boyose jiiboner ekmatro ‘fan letter’ ta ami ei bhodrolokkei likhechhilam. niil ronger inland khame. uttor pawar asha chhilona ektuo, tobu maas tinek dhore hostel-er ghorer dorjar tola theke chithir koNa uNki marle buk dhoRas kore uthhto.
Ekhon bujhi, timing-e bhul chhilo. ekhon bondhutwer prarthona pathale tini pherate parten na. swopner manusher sathe dinante du-charte scrap binimoy kora jeto. ki bhabchhen, ki likhchhen, tar tukro jholok status msg-er ghulghuli diye dekhte petam. se soubhagyo-i ba kojoner hoy?
Tobu sotyi bolchhi, ei friendship-ta na howar du:kho to amar nei-i, borong mone mone hNap-i chhaRchhi. Friend holei unfriended howar bhoy. se chithir uttor ele ami anonde pagol hoye jetam thik-i, kintu ke bolte pare, 10 bochhor bade boiyer bhNaj theke achomka se chithi berole, chhelemanushi bole hese take golla pakiye waste-paper basket-e phelei ditam hoyto. se boRo bhoyonkor hoto.

November 05, 2011

Mokkhom proshno


Amar age group-er je kojoner ekhono wicket poRte baki chhilo, tara buddhimaner moto, ar apekkha na kore patro-patri khNujte shuru kore diyechhen. poriikkhito ebong promaNito pothe. baba maa, paRapoRshi, Anandabajar, Projapoti dot com.
Tader moddhye haategona jader songe ekhono anodhikar chorcha chalano jay, serokom ekjonke chatbakshe pakRao kore jigges korlam, “aalap howar por ki jigges korli? tokei ba ki jigges korlo?”
Jene rakha bhalo.
Bondhu janalen, leisure time-e ki kore seta jana khub important. Pub-hopping naki ‘Pyaar kii ye ek kahani’. Non-veg na veg. Social drinker naki na khele raate ghum ase na. Subaltern Baulgaan na Chamak Challo. ei sob general proshnottor.
Ami mon diye shunchhi dekhe bondhu jhuli theke beRalta sheshmesh bar koren. “aboshyo esob khali opor opor dhuulojhaRa. Beating about the bush. asli compatibility-r poriikkha nite gele ekta proshnoi khali korte hobe toke.”
Ami utkorNo hoi.
Bondhu totokkhoNe dhorei niyechhen compatibility-r koshtipathore porokh korar moto keu abosheshe jutechhe amar. utsahito hoye poramorsho den, “sotyi sotyi moner mil hobe kina jante hole jigges korbi, ‘ki boi poRen?’”
Oh. ami kemon thotomoto kheye jai. jiibonsongii nirbachoner moroN-bNachon poriikkhar proshnopotro eto soja, mante mon chayna. tar theke jiibondorshon-torshon songkranto kichhu jigges korle bhalo hoy na?
Bondhur mejaj khNichRe jay. Challenge chhNuRe diye bolen, “khub soja proshno mone hochchhe bujhi? achchha bol dekhi toke ei proshnota korle ki uttor dibi?”
“A Murder is Announced?”
Mukh foske naamta beriye jawa matro bujhi, hoyni. bondhu chatbakshei pray chNechate thaken, “ei bolbi tui? Murder?”
Ami praNpoNe arekta bhalolaga boiyer naam hatRai mathar bhetor. ebong shonkito hoye abishkar kori amar pochhonder sobkota boiyer naamei ‘murder’ jwoljwol korchhe.
Hajar hok chhotobelar bondhu, amake emon durobosthay phele palate paren na. khankotok boiyer naam suggest koren jegulo bolle biyer bajare daam khanikta choRleo choRte pare amar.
Naamgulo ardhek shunei ami chine pheli. ohhh, sei syllabus-er golper boigulo. na poRle dhabar adday ke ki bolchhe kichchhu mathay dhukbe na, sob ‘tan’ hoye jabe. byajar mukhe bose mosha marte hobe kebol. tokhon bujhbe moja.
Ami sheshrokkha korar ashay taRataRi aro du-charte naam supply di. ‘Tuntunir boi’ cholbe? ‘Pagla Dashu‘? seki! ‘The Automatic Durgagraph’wala sei golpotao cholbe na?
Bondhu gobhiir hotashay matha naRen. kichchhu hochchhe na. ‘bhalolagar’ boi holei je hobena, ‘bhalo’ boi howao je chorom gurutwopuurNo, ei kothatai amar mathay dhokanor abiram cheshta kore jan.
Se korun ge, shunetune ami jetuku bujhlam esob boipoRa-torar chokkore giye kaaj nei, bhoyanok golmele byapar. tar theke ami borong lokkhyo rakhbo khete khete khop kore daanhaate joler glass dhore kina, ar mukh hNaa kore chiboy kina. tatei amar ja bojhar bojha hoye jabe.

Bishesh droshtobyo: Jai Arjun Singh, amar khub priyo ekjon lekhok, ‘boipoRa’ niye ei lekhata likhechhen. apnader kotha janina, amar ekebare moner kothata likhe diyechhen bhodrolok.

November 03, 2011

Ekla cholo


Amar bondhuder ami je kotokhani pochhondo kori, seta nishchoy bole dewar dorkar nei. dutor beshi tinte kotha bolte gelei amar hoy Banti, noy Sudipto, noy Shibalee, noy Somasree, noy Chiru-r prosongo tana chhaRa upay thakena. oder chhaRa amar Shukrobarer bikel arthohiin. Shukrobarer bikeler poth cheye katano soptaner baki 6 khana bikel-o meaningless.
Oder sathe ekta gota raat jege adda marar por pordin office kore ese abar sararaat jagte pari, shing bhenge Go-karting korte giye nijeke chorom apodostho korte pari, oder sathe soptahe ekbar Bangla-ingriji medium niye paaye paa badhiye jhogRa na korle amar sandwich hojom hoy na.
Ekbindu baRiye bolchhi na, bondhutwer siima chhaRiye ora kojon sotyi sotyi amar kachher lok hoye uthhte perechhe.
Kintu kachher lok holei je sorbokkhoN tader kachhe kachhe thakte ichchhe korbe tar kono maane nei. borong ultota howar sombhabonai beshi. prem bhalomoto neme jawar porei hothat ekdin saradin chatbakshe alo na jwolle mon khushi khushi lage. SPACE! ekakitwo! biye khanikta baasi holei korta notun kore addar songii khNujte beron, ginnio tokke tokke thaken, jate korta adda dite berolei tini pasher baRir amukdir sathe sejeguje library-te boi paltate jete paren. meye school-er majhamajhi class-e pNouchhole, diner sheshe baRi pherar somoy launch-er dhare dNaRiye gongar buke suurjasto dekhte dekhte maa hothat chomke uthhe ter pan, bohudin por tNar mon meye-shuuNyo. abishwasyo. kintu sotyi, tai sundor-o.
Temni amaro majhe majhe ekla thakte ichchhe kore. amio majhe majhe phone tule, “Banti ekhon jwalas na bolchhi” bole kete di. kete diye khanikkhoN udas mukhe janalar dike takiye theke chhoto ekta diirghoshwas chepe jama goliye beriye poRi. eka ekai. jedike duchokh jay chole jabar moto kore. tarpor chena aNkabNaka rasta dhore amar priyotomo temporary banproshthe giye uposthit hoi.
Dokan. boi na, cinema na, Sudoku na, swasthyochorcha na. ghor pNujiibadi somajer poNyotantirk piithhosthan, dokan.
Ki je bhalo lage amar eka eka dokane ghoraghuri korte. kauke bujhiye bolar kono daay nei, keno ami mini croissant-er packet neRecheRe calorie poriikkha korchhi, jokhon jani-i je kinbo na. keno ‘Home Improvement’-e giye Light and Slim Carpet Steamer-er model-er samne hNaa kore dNaRiye achhi. keno gobhiir monojog diye bhuru kNuchke bhabchhi, jodi kintei hoto tahole ami kon Christmas tree ta kintam. saRe 7 foot lomba pre-lit winter frost wala-ta naki cute dekhte aaRai foot-er Winston Pine. anekkhoN bhebe ami abosheshe dwitiiyotay monosthir kori. kom joborjong.
Kichhui dorkar nei, tobu ami kokkhono khali haate phirina. eto boRo dokan, thore thore eto jinis, bhalo kore khNujle amar kaje lagar moto ekta jinis-o pawa jabena, mante mon chayna amar. anekkhoN ghure abosheshe ekta rongchonge coffee mug pochhondo hoy. nijeke bojhai, 4 ter beshi 5 ta thakle to kkhoti nei. besh bodle bodle cha coffee khawa jabe’khon.
Check out line-e dNaRiye sheshmuhuurte sobtheke joruri jinistar kotha mone poRe jay aboshyo. bhagyis! chhNo mere ekkhana KitKat tule ni. Bantir sathe je chorom abhodro byaboharta korechhi, tar prayoschitto hisebe.

November 01, 2011

Chhipi-botol


Thakuma bolen bhogobaner rajye bhulchuk howar jo nei. botol thakle chhipi thakbe, chhipi thakle botol. hNaRi thakle thaktei hobe tar mukher mape khape-khape fit kora sora.
Shudhu thakbei na, du’chokka poRe gechhe, 3 nombortar poton jeno-teno-prokareNo thamanor moto kore praNpoNe jhNakiye joto chhotrakar korei tader phelo na keno, tara eke oporke thik khNuje bar korbe. botoler mukhe chhipi ese jutbe, noyto chhipir sathe botol. “milaaiyare milbei.” keu atkate parbe na.
Amar maayer kothai jemon dhorun. tNar somosya holo tini manusher naam mukh kichhui mone rakhte parenna. 5 bochhor dhore Tarakeswar local-e pashapashi bose Howrah gechhen, sei lokke hothat Babughater dock-e maayer samne ene hajir korun, maa chinte parben na. se nahoy na parlen, tate kichhu jay ase na. jate jay ase seta holo maa bechhebechhe emon loker pashei bosben train-e, jNara Babughate dekha hole hasimukhe egiye ese jigges korben, “meyeke niye beRate jawa hoyechhilo bujhi?”
Rastaghate, mudir dokane, launch-ghate, Rabindrasadan-e function dekhte giye, maake keu na keu ese challenge korbei, maa kaukei chinte parbenna, khanikkhoN chinte parar bhoyanok kharap abhinoy kore sheshmesh sotyita swiikar korben. aprostuter ekebare ekshesh.
Amio to potheghate hNaticholi, koi amake to keu ese eto kotha jigges korena?
Erokom aro lokkho lokkho udahoroN achhe. kormii lokera jemon bNadhbi to bNadh alos roommate-er sathei juti bNadhben. tarpor khNota diye diye roommate becharar jina haram korben. Vacuum hoyni keno, laundry ke bhNaj korbe, baRita ki tNar ekar je tini-i eka khetekhete morben? dildoraj premika dekhbi to dekh emon chheler premei poRbe, protyekbar taxir bhaRa dite gelei jar pant-er pocket theke wallet bar korte giye probol tanatanir upokrom hobe. Wallet jotokkhoNe berobe totokkhoNe meyeti taka mitiye "thank you Singhji" bole hNata lagiyechhe.
Miss Marple to ekbar ei theory khatiyei khunike haatenaate dhore phelechhilen. baRir mishti chhotoboutir sathe aalap kore Miss Marple jokhon jante parlen, tar prothom swami tohobil tochhruup kore jail-er ghani tenechhilo, ar dwitiiyo swami plane chalate giye accident kore nijei nijer mathay guli kore atmohotya korechhilo, tokhkuni tini bujhlen boutir tritiiyo swami arthat kina baRir chhotochhele, jar preme bouti habudubu, take dekhe jotota sojasapta mone hoy, adote serokomta nao hote pare. bolai bahulyo, dekha gelo swamitii borof-thanda mathay porpor 3 khana khun kore bose achhe.
Sotyi bolte ki chhipi-botol theory-r sobtheke beshi promaN ami ei premer kkhetrei peyechhi. JNU-r hostel-e ek bhoyanok bhalo didi chhilen. Mess-e didike dekhlei amra ghire dhore goppo juRtam. kintu abar dhabay apekkharoto tNar premik-ke dekhle chot kore rumal diye mukh dheke, jeno gham muchchhi emon bhab kore half hNete half chhute jaygata periye jetam. karoN premik-dada dekhte pelei dhore bosiye Satyajit Ritwiker comparative analysis shonaten. Deep focus byapartake ke optimally use korte perechhen, Manikda na Ritwik, se niye ekbar shuru korle ar thamte chaiten na.
Ekdin jokhon khobor elo dada-didir katakuti hoye gechhe, amra sobai hNap chheRe bNachlam. nijeder moddhye bolaboli korlam, eddin je tNike chhilo setai rohosyo.
Esomosto niye ekta post lekha jay kina bhabte bhabte phirchhi sedin office theke, Banti phone kore bollo, Biochemistry department-e naki or kon ek Behala-tuto bondhu achhe, tar dada kodiner jonyo beRate esechhen. bhaiyer lab-e edike jugantokarii research cholchhe, ekbela chhuti newar-o anumoti nei. dada baRite bose borer hoddo hochchhen. Bantir doyar shoriir, shunei o dadake nemontonno kore esechhe, amader lab-biborjito Shukrobarer adday.
Dadar sathe aalap holo. Chicken wings ar pizza khawa holo. ekotha sekothar por adda ghure Bangla sahityer angone giye poRlo.
Tar por theke aboshyo amader ar kichhui korte holo na. dada tNar sobol skondhe ekai addar bhaar tule nilen. Rabindranath, Bankim-er backdated Bangla theke Kamalkumar ar Nabarun Bhattacharyer jhNa-chokchoke soprotibho Bangla, asiim saboliitay khele beRate laglen. sahityer bichar korte gele kebol je bokar moto goppo poRai jotheshto noy, tar dorpoNe somokaliin somaj songsar sarthokbhabe protibimbito hochchhe kina tar punkhanupunkho bishleshoN korao je pathoker noitik dayitwer moddhye poRe, se sob niye gobhiir juktijaal bichholen.
Amra tNake ghire bose kebol “thiki to”, “ja bolechho”, “tobei bojho” eisob shobdobondho jaygamoto gNuje diye jothasadhyo songot dewar cheshta kore jete thaklam.
Adda bhenge sobai sobaike jokhon tata bye bye korchhe, tokhon ki kore jeno beriye poRlo je ami ekkale JNU te poRtam. shune dada bhoyanok utsahito hoye bollen, “are oi somoyei to amar bou-o JNU-tei chhilo, aalap chhilona aboshyo tokhon amader.” bouyer department, batch esomosto bole bollen, “Sudeshna bole kauke chintis naki?”
Chintam boiki. Sudeshna-di je bechhebechhe gnani lokder premei poRen, etodin bade kaal seta porishkar hoye gelo.
Bhogobaner bhul hoy kina janina, thakumar je hoyna setar aro ekbar promaN pelam. haatenaate.

 
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