খাত্তার কুকুর

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ট্রাকের একঘেয়ে ঘঁ-ঘঁ- ধ্বনির মধ্যে সাবিনা হয়তো ততক্ষণে হারিয়েই ফেলেছিল নিজেকে। বা মনে করতে পারছিল না কিছু। বা হতে পারে ও তখন অন্য কিছু ভাবছিল। হতে পারে খাত্তার কুকুরগুলির কথাই।

(এক)

 

- আমাদের তাহলে কী হবে?
- কী হবে মানে?
- এই যে রেশন দেবে না, আবার বেরোতেও দেবে না। কী করব আমরা?

 

gKeyj Gevi Pyc| cv‡ki N‡i ¸oviI AvIqvR †bB †KvbI| nq‡Zv Nywg‡qB c‡o‡Q| ïay LvZ&Zv †_‡K cvK †L‡q cvK †L‡q DV‡Z ev bvg‡Z _vKv jwii AvIqvRB| Nu-Nu-Nu| GLb †Kvb †PŠwK`v‡ii wWDwU †K Rv‡b? M‡Yk bv wK gy¯Ívdv? GKv IB Pwjøk Zjv mgvb cvnv‡oi gv_vq GKUv UP© wb‡q e‡m| jvBU †bB †Kb Ic‡i? wQj bvwK GKmgq| AveR©bvi †fZi w`‡q MZ© Lyu‡o Avbv Zv‡i Kv‡i›U †j‡M Pvi Rb g‡i hvIqvi ciB eÜ| Aek¨ AvKv‡ki AZ KvQvKvwQ e‡jB nq‡Zv iv‡Zi †ejv‡ZI gvbyl wPb‡Z Amyweav nq bv ILv‡b| GgbKx Agvem¨vi w`‡bI| n¨vu, KvevwWi Kv‡R †Zv Amyweav Av‡QB| Uvj nIqv RÄv‡ji ¯‘‡c †Kv_vq Kx jywK‡q Av‡QÑ  Zvi Rb¨ Kcv‡j AvUKv‡bv UP©| bxP †_‡K LvZ&Zvi gv_vi w`‡K ZvKv‡j wKQy Av‡jvi †dvuUv‡KB Zywg nq‡Zv ïay bovPov Ki‡Z †`L‡e| gv‡Sg‡a¨ DV‡Z ev bvg‡Z _vKv jwi| jwii †R‡M D‡VB †di DavI nIqv Av‡jv| nVvr K‡iB KzKzi¸wji K_v g‡b coj mvwebvi| Kx Ki‡Q Iiv †K Rv‡b? iweD‡ji †`vKvb †_‡K †ivR cvuP UvKv `v‡gi `yÕ c¨v‡KU we¯‹yU m‡½ wb‡Z nZ| Avi I‡K †`L‡jB Iiv fxo RgvZ Pvicv‡k| gKeyj‡K ejj, GZ KzKzi IB DuPy‡Z Gj Kx K‡i e‡jv †Zv?

 

Ñ †hfv‡e Av‡m mevB, nvuU‡Z nvuU‡ZÑ|

gKeyj Zvi gv‡b Nygvqwb| I nq‡Zv ZLbI mwebvi Kiv ÔAvgv‡`i Zvn‡j Kx n‡e?Õ GB cÖ‡kœi DËi Lyu‡R hv‡”Q|

Ñ nvuU‡Z nvuU‡Z? †KvbI KzKzi DV‡Z †`‡LQ †KvbI w`b? ev bvg‡Z?

gKey‡ji NygB †c‡q‡Q| ev K_v ej‡Z B‡”QB Ki‡Q bv Ii| ejj, KzKzi wb‡q GZ fvevi Kx Av‡Q? fv‡jv jvM‡Q bv Avgvi| Av‡M wb‡Ri wPšÍv Ki| Avgv‡`i Kx n‡e fve|  

Ñ A‡bK w`b hvB bv †Zv, we¯‹yU w`Zvg nv‡Z K‡i|

Ñ Kx n‡q‡Q ej †Zv? wb‡R _vKwe †Kv_vq hvwe †Kv_vq wVK †bB, AvwQm KzKzi wb‡q|

 

miKv‡ii †jvK G‡mwQj AvR| ejj, G‡Kev‡iB †QvuqvQywqi †ivM GUv| ew¯Í bvwK GB Kvi‡YB wN‡i †`Iqv| KvevwWIqvjv‡`i †KD †hb †e‡iv‡Z bv cv‡i| Ôevsjv‡`wk‡jv‡Mv‡K wj‡q BZwb fyMZv bv cviZv n¨vq w`wjø miKvi‡Kv| eûZ †h¨`v †nv M¨vqv evsjv‡`wk w`wjø †g| gymwjg †jv‡Mv †Kv wj‡qÑ |Õ bv, †KvbI KvMR‡KB wek¦vm Ki‡e bv Iiv| gymjgvb n‡jB KvW© nv‡Z wb‡q ej‡e, ÔI‡q÷‡e½j? eW©vi cvi Ke ûqv? ADi Avavi ebvqv Kunv‡m? Rvj KvMR ebv‡b †K wj‡q wKZ‡b c¨q‡m wj‡q?Õ AvmMi e‡jwQj, wWwRUvj KvW© †Zv †`‡k m¨vi| †`k ï‡bB ejj, Ôe¨sMvj †nv? e¨sMvj ADi evsjv‡`wk me †K me GK †h¨q‡m, mewn Rvwj Bbmvb|Õ

 

mvwebv‡K Avi I‡`i Kv‡Q cvVv‡jvB bv gKeyj| Avavi †bB †R‡b wdmwdm K‡i †fvUvi Kv‡W©i K_v Rvb‡Z †P‡q †kv‡b ZvI †bB| gKeyj I‡K Avjgvwii †cQ‡b jywK‡q _vK‡Z ejj| Avi ZvB `yÕRb bq, †ikb nj GKR‡bi| wVK †ikb Aek¨ bq, ejv †h‡Z cv‡i `vb| wWwRUvj KvW© †bB hLb, ZLb IB hv cvI| Avavi KvW© †`LvI, bvg †jLvI, w¯øc †`Iqv nj GKUv| miKv‡ii wnmv‡e b¤^i †jLv _vK‡e Avavi Kv‡W©i| `iKv‡i †Zvgvi Kv‡W©i b¤^i a‡i AvOy‡ji Qvc wgwj‡q, Zywg Av‡`Š GB †`‡ki wKbvÑ |

 

GLb Avavi KvW© wcQy Pvi wK‡jv AvZc, QÕ wK‡jv Mg| Rv÷ jKWvD‡bi Rb¨| †hb Zywg evB‡i †e‡iv‡Z bv cvi| †di cv‡e K‡e? Zv †K Rv‡b? wWwRUvj KvW© †bB gv‡b miKv‡iiI `vq †bB †KvbI| †eu‡P _v‡Kv †h KÕUv w`b cv‡iv| miKvi‡K evQ‡Z `vI Av‡M| GLb evQvevwQi w`b| †`L‡Z n‡e Kviv Kviv evB‡i †_‡KÑ|

 

bv, KvM‡Ri K_v †Zv †KvbI w`b Avjv`v K‡i fv‡ewb mwebv| _vKvi g‡a¨ GK †ikb KvW©| †`k †_‡K `~‡i w`wjøi GB Rvnv½xicyix‡Z †ikb KvW© †K Av‡b? Zv i‡q‡Q N‡i| N‡iB ev †Kv_vq? Av‡Q kwbev‡ii evRv‡ii bKz‡ji †`vKv‡b| AveŸv wM‡q UvKv Avb‡e ïay| AveŸv gv‡b k¦ïi AveŸv|

 

me wKQy †Q‡oQy‡o Rvnv½xicyix Avmv GB ¸ovi Rb¨B| dv‡Ûi wnmve wQj| †kva †`Iqvi K_v `k nvRvi| bv cvi‡j w`b wcQy evo‡e GKkÕ‡Z AvovB UvKv K‡i| GK GKw`‡b AvovBkÕ| gKey‡ji K_vq, gv‡m mv‡o mvZ nvRvi| IB dv‡Ûi UvKv †kva †`Iqvi Rb¨B ZLb ¸ovi Kv‡Q hvIqv| GKevi Rgv w`‡q `yÕ w`b ci Avevi IB dvÛ †_‡K avi wb‡qB ¸ov‡K UvKv †diZ w`‡Z cvi‡e| dv‡Ûi `k nvRv‡ii K_v Zy‡j mewR Pv‡l Ii j‡mi K_v ej‡Z PvBwQj gKeyj| D‡”Qi `vg bv cvIqv| mvi-KxUbvk‡Ki LiP| Rj-R½‡ji K_v Zy‡j ¸ov ZLb gvQ †Kgb n‡”Q Rvb‡Z †P‡qwQj| wR‡Ám K‡iwQj, Ô†bŠKvi Kx nj †Zv‡`i? LvjcvUv Rvj Kwim bv Avi?Õ Avi ZLbB GB KvevwWi Kv‡Ri K_v| Rvnv½xicyix LvZ&Zv| w`wjøi cvnvo| ejj, wÎk-Pwjøk Zjv DuPy| w`bfi jwi DV‡Q gv‡ji| †Zvgvi KvR ïay gvj aiv Avi evQv| ¸ovi K_vq, ïay ïay b`x-R½j K‡i Kx n‡e GLv‡b? ILv‡b `yÕRb wg‡j †M‡j gv‡m me †Q‡oQy‡oI nvRvi AvU-`k _vK‡e| Rgv‡Z cviwe e¨v‡¼|

 

 

(`yB)

 

eD‡K N‡i †i‡L Avm‡Z †`‡k wM‡qwQj ¸ov| ev”Pv n‡e| Ii eD †`‡k bv wdi‡j wK IB Ni †cZ gKeyjiv? Z›`yiIqvjx Mwji iweD‡ji Pv‡qi †`vKv‡bi Mv‡q Mv‡qB Ni ¸ovi| GLb Aek¨ mvwebv‡`iI| nvRvi UvKv fvovi| me‡P‡q eo K_v, Ni jv‡Mvqv Av‡Q gvj †djvi GK dvwj RvqMvI| GB RvqMvUv bv _vK‡j gvj †Zvgv‡K LvZ&Zvi Ic‡iB †e‡P w`‡q Avm‡Z n‡e| Avi LvZ&Zvi Ici mvwei cvBKvi‡K gvj †`Iqvi A_©, Kzov SvovB-evQvB Kiv IB Ic‡iB| †jvnvi cvBc ev Zvgvi UyK‡iv, †evZ‡ji cøvw÷K Avi `y‡ai cwjc¨vK ev Ry‡Zvi myKZjv wK P‡Ui e¯Ív me IB Ic‡iB Avjv`v Ki‡Z n‡e †Zvgv‡K| Avi Ic‡iB hw` gvj SvovB-evQvB Ki‡e Zvn‡j KÕ jwi gvj ai‡Z cvi‡e Zywg? jwii †Zv Avmvi weivg †bB †KvbI| Zywg gvj evQQ Avi Ab¨ mevB wK †Zvgvi A‡c¶vq e‡m _vK‡e Pyc K‡i?

 

Kxfv‡e m‡q hvq me wKQy fv‡ev| LvZ&Zvi †mB wZZKz‡U MÜ| cv‡qi Zjvq ay‡jvi g‡a¨ ¸u‡R _vKv cwjc¨vK, †Quov Rvgv| Do‡Z _vKv †cvKv, NifwZ© gvwQ| Iiv wK GLb Avi †bB †KD? gKey‡ji K_vq Av‡Q| me bvwK Pvcv †`Iqv| †K Pvcv w`‡q‡Q? gKey‡ji K_vq, †K Avevi †`‡e, AvgivB| †hgb KzKzi¸wji K_vq fv‡ev| AšÍZ cuwPk-wÎk| GB †h w`b-iv‡Zi me-mg‡qi cÂvk-GKkÕ gvbyl, IB †h jwi, jwii kãÑ M«vn¨B †bB †KvbI| cÖ_g cÖ_g fq jvMZ Lye| jwii i¨vg DwV‡q AveR©bv Mwo‡q †`IqvgvÎ, KvevwW‡`i †P‡q Av‡M jvwd‡q coZ KzKzi¸wjB| †Kvb e¨vM ev cøvw÷‡Ki g‡a¨ gvQ-gvsm ev I‡`i LvIqvi wKQy Av‡Q Iiv wVK †ei Ki‡e| Avi gviwcU| mgm¨v iæwUi c¨v‡KU n‡j| AvUvi iæwU †nvK ev cvDiæwU, `vg Av‡Q `y‡UviB| N‡i ï‡Kvevi ci †Kv¤úvwb‡Z hv‡e, †Mviæ-‡gv‡li Lvevi ‰Zwi n‡e †mLv‡b| KzKzi¸wji m‡½ †ek KvovKvwoB Ki‡Z n‡e KvevwW‡`i| jvwV ivL‡Z n‡e nv‡Z| iæwU hLb Zywg e¯Ívq fiQ, Iiv ZLb Kv‡QB ivMx †Pv‡L `vuwo‡q †`L‡Q †Zvgv‡K| Avi kã Zyj‡Q N«-i-i| †Zvgv‡K mveav‡bB _vK‡Z n‡e| ej‡Z †M‡j I‡`i nvZ †_‡K †invB‡qi Rb¨B IB we¯‹y‡Ui K_v fvev mvwebvi| wKš‘ cvwb cvq †Kv_vq Iiv? †PŠwK`vi gy¯Ívdv bvwK cPv dj †L‡Z †`‡L‡Q KzKzi¸wj‡K| IB cPv dj †_‡KB cvwb cvq wbwðZ| dj, mewR| Avi dj ev mewR wK Kg Av‡m GLv‡b?

 

Kx GK †cvKv G‡m‡Q †`‡k| K`g dy‡ji g‡Zv bvwK †`L‡Z| †`L‡Z ejvUv fyj| †KD †`L‡ZB cvqwb GLbI wb‡Ri †Pv‡L| IB †cvKvi Rb¨B †ivM ai‡Q gvbyl‡K| ai‡Q Avi gvi‡Q| gnjøvi ci gnjøv bvwK DRvi| kvïwo gv-I bvwK ï‡b‡Q GB †iv‡Mi K_v| †ev‡mi P‡K GB K`g dy‡ji g‡Zv †cvKv GLbI †cŠuQvqwb ï‡b nvud †Q‡o evu‡P mvwebv| Avi †hLv‡b hv †nvK, †ev‡mi P‡Ki wKQy bv n‡jB nj| ejj, ÔmevB Lye fq cv‡”Q gv| †`‡k wdi‡e ej‡Q| Avcbvi †Q‡jIÕ| ejj, Ô‡U«b Pj‡jBÑ |Õ

 

cywjk Gj Kvj| †`‡k wdi‡Z Pvq hviv Zv‡`i bvg †jLv‡Z n‡e| †h †hLvb †_‡K G‡mQ hv‡Z †h‡Z cvi ZvB| hv KvMR Av‡Q nv‡Z ivL‡e| †K †Kvb †`‡k wdi‡e Zv †Zv †Zvgvi KvM‡RB aiv co‡e| KvMR †`‡L †`‡LB wj‡L †b‡e miKv‡ii †jvK| bv, N‡iB _vK‡e †h hvi| gvB‡K e‡j †M‡Q Kxme| gvB‡Ki Gme K_vq Aek¨ Af¨¯Í Av‡Q mvwebv | †mB †ev‡mi P‡KI evN †e‡iv‡j gvB‡K ej‡Z _vK‡e KZ Kx! ej‡e, Ô‡Mviæ-QvMj mvgjvb, `iRv eÜ ivLyb|Õ wKš‘ †K ïb‡e GZ K_v? mevB †mB Rvj w`‡q †Niv avb‡¶‡Zi cv‡k ev‡Ni A‡c¶vq wfo K‡i `vuwo‡q| `~‡i avbMv‡Qi bovPov †`‡L fve‡Q IB eywSÑ , Avi wPrKvi DV‡Q Ô‡nv-‡nvÑ|Õ wKš‘ GLv‡b cywjk bvwK iv¯Ívq †jvK †c‡jB ai‡Q|

 

†cvKvi f‡q GB Z›`yiIqvjx Mwj‡ZI evB‡Ki AvIqvR †bB †KvbI| Kzov eIqv gvUv‡Wvi †bB, †QvU nvwZ †bB| †Kv_vI Avjv`v †KvbI kã †bB Avi| ïay †mB LvZ&Zvi cvnv‡o gvj wc‡V wb‡q DV‡Z ev bvg‡Z _vKv jwi| wc‡V i¨vg| Mvwo _vg‡jB W«vBfv‡ii wVK †cQb †_‡K i¨vg G‡Kev‡i QvZvi jvwVi g‡Zv †mvRv n‡q D‡V Avm‡e Dc‡i Avi jwii Wvjvi mvg‡bi w`KUv i¨v†gi m‡½ m‡½ Dc‡i D‡V ej‡Z †M‡j Lvov n‡q `vuov‡e| Avi cy‡iv gvj G‡Kev‡i MoMwo‡q bx‡P †dj‡e| KvD‡K Ki‡Z n‡e bv wKQyB| Gevi GZ¶Y Wvjv DuwP‡q `vuwo‡q _vKv i¨vg Avevi bvg‡e| bvg‡e Wvjvi W«vBfv‡ii wcV jv‡Mvqv AskUvI| †b‡g G‡Kev‡i jwii wc‡Vi Lv‡c Lv‡c e‡m co‡e| Gici W«vBfvi hv‡e †PŠwK`v‡ii Kv‡Q, bv¤^vi wjL‡e wb‡Ri Mvwoi, UvBg wjL‡e, mB Ki‡e, e¨m| Gevi Nu-Nu kã Zy‡j bvg‡Z ïiæ Ki‡e| †di †mB LvZ&Zvi cvnvo Ny‡i Ny‡i cvK †L‡q cvK †L‡qÑ | †mB Nu-Nu kã GB mvwebvi N‡iI †Kgb Xy‡K co‡Q †`L! Avi LvZ&Zvi ay‡jv G‡Kev‡i †ejy‡bi g‡Zv dy‡j †XD n‡q avIqv Ki‡e MvwoUv‡K|

 

(wZb)

 

Pv‡qi †`vKvb eÜ _vKviB K_v| Zey jywK‡qB †jvK XyK‡Q iweD‡ji †`vKv‡b| hv‡e gKeyjI| Z›`yiIqvwj Mwji †KD bvwK LvZ&Zvq hv‡”Q bv Avi| †K hv‡e? †K Kzov Zyj‡e? gvj Zywg †`‡e Kv‡K? cvBKvi _vK‡jI †m †Kv_vq cvVv‡e? Mvwo †Kv_vq? cøvw÷K e‡jv Avi Zvgv e‡jv †Kv¤úvwb‡Z cvVv‡Z bv cvi‡j cqmv Kx fv‡e cv‡e Zywg? Avi †Kv¤úvwb‡Z bv cvVv‡Z cvi‡j cqmvi Amywe‡ai †P‡q eo nj, GZ gvj ivL‡e †Kv_vq? myZivs KvR eÜ| Kvwo Kvwo gvj †Pv‡Li mvg‡b Rg‡Z †`‡LI cvBKvi †PvL eyu‡R _vK‡Q| w`‡Z PvB‡j `vI| AvUwÎk UvKv wK‡jvi cøvw÷‡Ki WveŸvi `vg †b‡g G‡m‡Q QÕ UvKvq| †lvj UvKv wK‡jvi `y‡ai cwjc¨vK Pvi UvKvq| GKkÕ lvU UvKv wK‡jvi wmjfvi G‡m‡Q cÂvk UvKvq| jKWvDb GLb| n¨vu, jKWvDb| gvB‡KI e‡j w`‡q‡Q| eÜ _vK‡e me| me eÜ| wbRvgywÏb, ¸o&MvuI ev bv‡ojvÑ gvj Zywg cvVv‡e Kxfv‡e? GgbKx evm-A‡Uv-‡Uv‡Uv me GLb N‡i| N‡i gv‡b, †hLv‡bB _vKzK, iv¯Ívq †hb bv bv‡g| Gici †`vKvb e‡jv †`vKvb, evRvi e‡jv †Zv evRviÑ Svuc eÜ me wKQyi| me| iweD‡ji †`vKv‡bi K_v Avjv`v| G‡Kev‡i Mwji †fZ‡i, ej‡Z †M‡j cPv MÜIqvjv Kzovi †fZ‡i †K Kv‡K †`L‡e? †Quov e¯Ív, cøvw÷K ev cwjc¨v‡K XvKv iv¯Ívq XyK‡eUv †K? nvIqvq fvm‡Z _vKv ay‡jv, Do‡Z _vKv `y‡ai cwjc¨vK| `ycv‡k nvM‡Z emv ev”Pv‡`i jvBb Avi QvM‡ji jvw`| wZZKz‡U M‡Ü gÕ-gÕ Kiv G iv¯Ívq `iKvi Qvov †K Av‡m? iweDj Zey fq cv‡”Q, L‡Ïi‡`i †cQ‡bi Svuc Zy‡jB XyK‡Z n‡”Q †`vKv‡b|

 

kvïwo gv Kvj ejj, †ev‡mi P‡KI gvBK w`‡q e‡j †M‡Q †Kv÷vj _vbvi cywjk| iv¯Ívq †hb bv †e‡ivq †KD| †`L‡jB Zy‡j wb‡q hv‡e| eÜ ivL‡Z e‡j‡Q mewKQy| me †`vKvb, kwYev‡ii evRvi| Kjcv‡oi cwe‡Îi Pv‡qi †`vKv‡b ch©šÍ wmwfK cywjk G‡mÑ| mvwebv †`Lj kvïwo-gv Rv‡b A‡bK wKQy| ejj, bvK-gyL †X‡K ivL‡e eD| †cvKv bvwK K`g dy‡ji g‡Zv n‡j Kx nq, †m bvwK wPswoi wW‡gi †P‡qI A‡bK A‡bK †QvU| evB‡ii †Kvb †`k †_‡K bvwK XyK‡Q| evB‡ii †jvK, gv‡b hviv †`‡ki bq, ZvivB kix‡i K‡iÑ| †mB †cvKv bvwK GLb nvRvi nvRvi gvby‡li bvK-‡PvL-gyL n‡q KvD‡K wKQy eyS‡Z bv w`‡q G‡Kev‡i ey‡Ki g‡a¨, Zvici ey‡Ki g‡a¨ evmv †c‡o †mB GKUv †cvKv †_‡K nvRvi-nvRvi j¶-j¶| `g AvU‡KB bvwK g‡i hv‡”Q me|

 

Z›`yiIqvjx Mwj me w`‡K AvUKv‡bv| G‡Kev‡i cywj‡ki e¨vwi‡KW| wKQy‡ZB †KD †hb evB‡i †e‡iv‡Z bv cv‡i| `iKviUv Kx? Pvj-Wvj †Zv w`‡”Q miKvi| †m †Zv wWwRUvj Av‡Q hv‡`i , wKš‘ †bB hv‡`i? Zviv bvwK †`‡ki †KD bq, Avi ZvB miKvi †Kb fve‡e Zv‡`i K_v? Zv n‡j Lv‡ev Kx? gKeyj AvR fy‡ji K_v ejj GKUv| †mB dv‡Ûi UvKv †`‡k bv cvVv‡jB fv‡jv nZ| †Kbv †hZ wKQy| †Kbv †hZ ej‡Z GB Mwji †Qv‡Ujv‡ji †`vKvb †_‡KB| e¨vUv my‡hvM †c‡q `vg evwo‡q‡Q mewKQyi| A¨vKvD‡›U c‡o Av‡Q nvRvi `‡kK gvÎ| UvKv Zyj‡Z evB‡iB ev hv‡e Kxfv‡e? Dcvq †mB †Qv‡Ujvj, Ii fvB e‡m Av‡Q †`vKv‡b Kw¤úDUvi wb‡q| Avavi KvW© †`‡L A¨vKvD›U b¤^i wgwj‡q UvKv †ei K‡i w`‡”Q| nvRv‡i ivL‡e cuwPk UvKv| Pv‡ji `vg wb‡”Q cÂvk| Avjy cuqwÎk, †Xuom GKkÕ, jsKv GKkÕ Kzwo| †K wKb‡e?

 

(Pvi)

 

kvïwo-gv AvR Rygvi bvgv‡Ri K_v ejj| ejj, wmwfK cywjk bvwK AveŸv‡K e‡j †M‡Q, Rygvi bvgvR GLb †_‡K hvi hvi evwo‡ZB| †ev‡mi P‡Ki iv¯Ív‡ZI bvwK cywjk XyK‡Q GLb| iv¯ÍvNv‡U evBK †`L‡jB ai‡Q| evB‡ii †jvK †KD Avm‡Z cvie bv GLv‡b| evB‡ii †jvK gv‡b? IB hviv we‡`‡k _v‡K| we‡`k gv‡b? †Kvb we‡`k? cywjk ejj wKQy? †Kb ej‡e bv, G‡Kev‡i gvB‡K †W‡K †W‡K e‡j †M‡Q, hviv w`wjø, bqWv, †Kivjv, ¸RivUÑ | Zvn‡j Avgiv? Avgiv †Zv Rvnv½xicyixi| w`wjøi| XyK‡Z †`‡e bv Avgv‡`i? Avgiv we‡`wk njvg Kx K‡i? Ôgv Zywg Kx ejQ Gme, ï‡bQ †Zv me K_v fv‡jv K‡i?Õ  

 

wgR©v mv‡ne Gj iv‡Z| AvmM‡ii m‡½B| evB‡i †_‡KB WvKj gKeyj‡K| Iiv wdmwdm Kij A‡bK¶Y| wgR©v mv‡ne eyRyM© gvbyl| Ii K_v gv‡b mevB| Kvj ev‡` ciï †_‡K bvwK miKv‡ii †jvK Avm‡e †di| bvg †b‡e| †Kb, `vb †`‡e bvwK Avevi? bv, wgR©v mv‡n‡ei K_vq, †PK Ki‡e| Gevi bvwK †fvUvi KvW© ev Avavi Kv‡W© n‡jB Pj‡e| †U«b Pj‡e KÕw`‡bi g‡a¨B| ïay †jevi‡`i Rb¨, hviv KvR Kivi Rb¨B Av‡Q GLv‡b| wUwKU †`‡e †U«‡bi| †fvUvi KvW©-Avavi KvW© †Zv ejwQj Rvj n‡Z cv‡i, Z‡e? †Kv_vI hvIqvi Rb¨ GKUv wVKvbv †Zv `iKvi, nq‡Zv GKUv †KvbI wVKvbvi Rb¨B| wKš‘ hv‡`i wKQyB †bB, †hgb mvwebv, Zv‡`i Kx n‡e? Kx Avi n‡e, Zviv wdi‡Z cvi‡e bv| IB eW©vi Qvwo‡q †i‡L w`‡q Avm‡e †Kv_vI| eW©vi Avevi Kx? eW©vi nj mxgvbv| †`k †kl †hLv‡b|

 

(cvuP)

 

LvZ&Zvi gv_vq GLb _vKvi g‡a¨ KzKzi¸wjB| nvIqv w`‡”Q Lye| kvwoi AvuPj mvgjv‡Z cvi‡Q bv mvwebv| gv_vi Dci cvK Lv‡”Q iv‡R¨i evR Avi wPj| bx‡P `~‡i G‡Kev‡i GKUv my‡Zvi g‡ZvB Z›`yiIqvwj Mwj| Iw`‡K cy¯Íy †iv‡Wi gy‡L KvbnvBqveveyi cøvw÷K d¨vKUwi| d¨vKUwii A¨vm‡emU‡mi Qv` †Kgb gvwU‡Z †P‡Þ e‡m bv? GZ Dci †_‡K wb‡R‡`i MwjUv‡KB KZ A‡Pbv jv‡M fv‡ev| eivei wPb‡Z fyj K‡i mvwebv| AvKv‡k m~h© bv _vK‡j LvZ&Zvi gv_v †_‡K bx‡Pi w`‡K ZvwK‡q wKQy‡ZB w`K wVK K‡i DV‡Z cv‡i bv mvwebv|

 

gv_vi Dci wPj ev evRcvwL¸wji Ny‡i hv‡”Q †Zv Ny‡iB hv‡”Q| †PvL Av‡Q wKš‘ wVK| KzKzi¸wj GLv‡b ILv‡b ï‡q| mvwebv‡K †`L‡Z †c‡qB †hb `yÕ Rb `vuovj D‡V| GKRb Uvbv gvij kixiUv‡K| nvB Zyjj| Gevi G‡Kev‡i †kl mxgvq ï‡q _vKv †Mvjvcx-mv`v GKUv KzKz‡ii †hb we¯‹y‡Ui K_v g‡b coj| †mB `~i †_‡KB mvwebvi gy‡Li w`‡K ZvwK‡q GK cv GK cv K‡iÑ| mvwebv e‡j DVj, ÔAvR wKQy †bB wKš‘|Õ KzKziUv †hb eySj wKQy| †m Gevi mvwebvi dvuKv nvZUv‡KB PvU‡Z PvB‡Q| I‡K mvwebvi nv‡Zi w`‡K wRe evov‡Z †`‡L evwK KzKzi¸wji †ek K‡qKwUB Gevi D‡V `vuovj| Avi dvuK †c‡q GKUv evR G‡Kev‡i †mB gyn~‡Z©B Svuc gvij Dci †_‡K| †KvbI Bu`yiB n‡e| GKUv wPu-wPu-wPu kã †R‡M D‡V wgwj‡q †Mj gyn~‡Z©B| KzKzi¸wj Gevi mvwebv‡K fy‡j evRcvwLUvi D‡o hvIqv j¶¨ K‡i QyU‡Z ïiæ Kij| jwi XyKj GKUv| BwÄb eÜ n‡e Gevi| i¨vg DV‡e| wKš‘ evRcvwLUvi K_v KzKzi¸wj †hb fyj‡Z cvi‡Q bv wKQy‡ZB| †ek K‡qKRb GLbI G‡Kev‡i LvZ&Zvi av‡i wM‡q AvKv‡ki w`‡K ZvwK‡q|

 

LvZ&Zvi gv_v Ry‡o K‡qK w`‡bi gvj †ek A‡bKUv RvqMv wb‡qB Qwo‡q| Kzovwb †Kv_vq? gvj †b‡eUv †K? K‡qKUv `y‡ai cwjc¨vK evZv‡mi av°vq †Kgb D‡o D‡o Ny‡i †eiv‡”Q †`L| cvK Lv‡Q B‡”Qg‡Zv| aivi †KD †bB| `vgB †bB Avi| †lvj UvKv wK‡jvi gvj GLb Pvi UvKv| evZv‡mi av°vq cwjc¨vK¸wji `y‡Uv cÖvq mvwebvi KvQvKvwQ G‡mB cvK †Lj, Gevi evZv‡mi av°vq wQU‡K LvZ&Zvi evB‡i wM‡qB Do‡Z ïiæ Kij †di| wKš‘ Aí¶YB ïaygvÎ| Gevi †MvuËv †Lj, G‡Kev‡i KvUv Nywoi g‡ZvB av°v †Lj Xv‡j| Gevi Xvj †e‡qÑ| mvwebvi †`L‡Z B‡”Q Kij Lye| Kxfv‡e bv‡g, Xvj †e‡q Movq Kxfv‡e? G‡Kev‡i mvB‡W `vuwo‡q bx‡Pi w`‡K ZvKv‡jv mvwebv| nvIqvi av°vq cwjc¨vK¸wj wVK Xvj †e‡q Mov‡”Q bv Avi, eis Xv‡ji Mvq Qyu‡q Qyu‡q ev nvjKv av°v †L‡q GKUy `~i m‡i wM‡qB bvg‡Q Avevi| bx‡Pi cv‡K jwi DV‡Q GKUv| †hb A‡bK K‡ó gvwU‡Z Nl‡U Nl‡U, †hb cvi‡Q bv Avi| jwii †mB iv¯Ív Qvwo‡q †di Xvj| cwjc¨v‡Ki gvÎ GKwUB †mB iv¯Ív †c‡iv‡Z cvij, iv¯Ív †cwi‡q †di Xvj a‡i a‡i, bv Avi †`L‡Z cv‡”Q bv mvwebv| iv¯Ív Qvwo‡q IB Xvj †e‡q bvg‡Z †M‡j †Zvgv‡K Xv‡j MwR‡q IVv MvQ-MvQivi Mv‡q AvU‡K †h‡ZB n‡e| cwjc¨vKUv Zvn‡j bx‡P bvg‡Z cvi‡e bv wKQy‡ZB| Gevi Ny‡i `vuovj mvwebv| Wvb w`K †_‡K kã Avm‡Q GKUv| bx‡Pi †mB jwiUvB n‡e| cvK †L‡q †L‡qÑ |

 

bZyb GB jwi‡Z ej‡Z †M‡j gv‡ji QovQwo| †jvnvi iW, Zvgvi Zvi Qvov †cZ‡ji fvOv evjwZ| †gvevBj, fvOv d¨vb `y‡Uv, Avi †g‡q‡`i Pyj †ek A‡bKUvB| Bm&, cvjvevi K_v bv _vK‡j Kg UvKvi Kvievi nZ? GgbKx iæwU ch©šÍ| †KvbI †nv‡U‡ji gvjB n‡e| bv, mvwebv AvR ZvKv‡e bv †KvbI w`‡K| wKš‘ `iKvi _vK ev bv _vK, gvj †Zvjvi K_vB e‡j †i‡L‡Q wgR©v, e‡j w`‡q‡Q LvZ&Zvq wM‡qB mevB gvj Kz‡ov‡Z jv‡M †hb| †KD †hb Ab¨ wKQy bv fv‡e| †KD gv‡b cywjk ev Ab¨ †KD| †hb bv fv‡e, ÔKx‡i evev, gvj Ki‡Q bv, Z‡e GZ¸wj †jvK R‡ov n‡q‡Q Kx Ki‡Z?Õ wKš‘ †m †h hv-B ejywK, mvwebvi AvR gb em‡e bv wKQy‡ZB| Kx jvf cvwj‡q? gv †Zv ejj, ÔevB‡i †_‡K hvivÑ ,gv‡b w`wjø, bqWv, †KivjvÑ|Õ gKeyj‡K †evSv‡Z cvi‡Q bv wKQy‡ZB| hw` we‡`wk e‡j AvU‡KB †`q iv¯Ívq, wdi‡Z e‡j| gKey‡ji K_vq, GLv‡bB ev †K †`L‡e †Zv‡K? a‡i a‡i hw` eW©vi cvi K‡iÑ| GB LvZ&Zv †_‡KB Mvwo cvIqv †M‡Q hLb GKUv| n¨vu, †jvK Zyj‡e iv¯Ívq| †gvU cÂvk| †KD Avmvb‡mvj, †KD ea©gvb, †KD †KvjKvZv| Zv ZyjyK IiB ev †cvlv‡e Kxfv‡e? cvi †nW mvZ K‡i, gv‡b mvZ nvRvi| `yÕR‡bi †PŠÏ| avi Ki‡Z n‡q‡Q gKeyj‡K|

 

we‡Kj we‡KjB G‡m‡Q mvwebv| mevB Avm‡e hvi hvi g‡Zv| †fvUvi ev Avavi KvW© †`wL‡q †U«‡bi LvZvq bvg †Zvjv hv‡e †R‡bI fimv Ki‡Z cvi‡Q bv †KD| K‡e †U«b †`‡e, K‡e WvK Avm‡e Kvi, bvwK Gme Avm‡j PvjvwKB| nq‡Zv ej‡e me Rvj| nq‡Zv Mvwo‡Z Zy‡j eW©viÑ| ZvB AvmMi, igRvb, dRjyi ev I‡`i eD-ev”Pviv ïay bq, Avm‡e wgR©v mv‡ne, Avm‡e mvwei cvBKviI| AvmM‡ii K_vq `j †eu‡a LvZ&Zvq bv D‡V GK-`yB Rb K‡i| Mv‡W© _vKv cywjk †hb m‡›`n bv K‡i| Avi †h hLb hvK, wM‡qB †hb gvj Kzov‡Z ïiæ K‡i| ÔwKš‘ jvf Kx wM‡q? gv Kx ejj ïb‡j bv, ejj, we‡`k †_‡K hviv Avm‡e, cywjk evievi e‡j w`‡q †M‡Q, e‡jv AvmMi fvB ev wgR©v mv‡ne‡K, e‡jv, w`wjø, bqWv, †KivjvÑ| Rvnv½xicyix †Zv w`wjøB|Õ gKeyj ïb‡ZB PvB‡Q bv| wgR©v mv‡ne bvwK wVK K‡i‡Q me wKQy| G‡Kev‡i mivmwi LvZ&Zvi gv_v †_‡KB Mvwo cvIqv †M‡Q hLb| Avi LvZ&Zv †_‡K jwi‡Z bv DV‡Z cvi‡j cvjv‡e Kxfv‡e Zywg? †ei n‡ZB †Zv cvi‡e bv Z›`yiIqvjx Mwj †_‡K| ej‡Z †M‡j AvU‡KB †i‡L‡Q Pviw`K †_‡K| cvjv‡ZB n‡e| †U«‡bi K_v Avm‡j AwQjv| a‡i a‡i Mvwo‡Z Zy‡j wVK eW©vi cvi K‡iÑ|

 

KZ `~i ch©šÍ †`Lv hv‡”Q bv AvR! †g‡U«vi jvBb gvwU‡Z eyK †i‡L Gu‡K‡eu‡K Gu‡K‡eu‡KÑ| †hb jKjK wRe †ei K‡i gv_vUv‡K wb‡qÑ| `yÕcv‡ki c‡b‡iv-wekZjv evwo¸wj `~‡i †h‡Z †h‡Z †Kgb †QvU n‡q n‡q G‡Kev‡i †`kjvB ev‡·i †P‡qIÑ, A‡bK A‡bK `~‡i G‡Kev‡i AvKv‡ki †c‡U Xy‡K hv‡”Q| AvR M‡Yk †PŠwK`vi| mvZw`b cici wWDwU GK-GKR‡bi| G‡Kev‡i ev‡iv N›Uv- ev‡iv NÈv|

 

mvwebv ejj, Ôfq jv‡M bv †Zvgvi?Õ

Ñfq Avevi Kx‡mi?

ÑAvgiv †Zv KZw`b nj Avwm bv †KD Avi| GKv GZ Dc‡i| GB †h iv‡Zi ci ivZÑ|

чZviv †KD KÕw`b bv Avm‡jI Mvwo †Zv Avm‡Q| Mvwo Avm‡Q, bvgI wjL‡Z n‡”Q, bv¤^vi †`L‡Z n‡”Q| Avi Iiv †Zv Av‡Q|

ÑIiv gv‡b?

чKb, GB †h e‡m `vuwo‡q _vKv, Giv †Zv Avi hv‡e bv †Kv_vI|

M‡Yk KzKzi¸wji K_v ejj|

ÑGiv wK hvq bv †Kv_vI? bZyb K‡i Dc‡i D‡V Av‡m bv †KD?  

 

M‡Yk †PŠwK`vi A™¢yZ K_v ejj GKUv| ejj, LvZ&Zvi Rb¥ †_‡KB bvwK Giv GLv‡b| †KD Avm‡eI bv bZyb K‡i Dc‡i, ev hv‡eI bv †KD †Kv_vI| ejj, KZ eo GjvKv fve, Iw`‡K cy¯Íy †ivW †_‡K Gw`‡K c¨v‡Uj bMi| Gw`K Iw`K †nu‡U Avm‡Z †M‡j KZ mgq jv‡M? GZ eo GKUv gq`vb cy‡iv AveR©bvq fwZ© nj, Gevi gv‡ji Dci gvj, gv‡ji Dci gvj c‡o c‡o KZ DuPy nj †`L| cy‡iv gvV fwZ© n‡q eQ‡ii ci eQi a‡i AveR©bvi ¯Íyc DuPy n‡q AviI DuPy n‡q KLb †h Pwjøk Zjv cvnvo n‡q †Mj Iiv †UiB †cj bv| Nyg-LvIqv Avi ev”Pv weqv‡bvi ga¨ w`‡q Iiv eyS‡ZB cv‡iwb wKQy| GLb Iiv †h gvwU Qvwo‡qÑ , Iiv †h wb‡R‡`i †mB Z›`yiIqvjx Mwj ev c¨v‡Uj bMi nvwi‡q K‡eÑ|

 

cÖ_g cÖ_g LyeB w`K fyj nZ mvwebvi| iweD‡ji †`vKv‡b Pv †L‡q Z›`yiIqvjx Mwj| Gici AvZvDj‡`i N‡ii cvk w`‡q nbygvb gw›`i cvi n‡q Dc‡i IVv| w`‡bi ci w`b Kzov R‡g k³ n‡q n‡q †Kv_vI †hb cv_i| cv ivL‡Z wM‡q fv‡OI GK mgq| †Kv_vI R½jI| cv‡k Uvj nIqv cyi‡bv Avi †Quov nvIqvB PwU ev WvuB nIqv PU ev Rs aiv †jvnvi cvBc ev Ab¨ wKQy| †gvU K_v Kv‡R jvMvi bq| KLbI c‡o _vKv †Zgb cvBcI †ek wmuwoi KvR K‡i Dc‡i IVvi| cv ivL‡Z †`q| cvnv‡oi gvSvgvwS ch©šÍ DV‡jB Gevi jwi hvIqvi †mB cvK †L‡Z _vKv c_| c_ Aek¨ bv‡gB, Avm‡j AveR©bv R‡g R‡g jwii Pv‡c k³ n‡q ˆZwi nIqv| †KD ‰Zwi K‡iwb wcP †X‡j ev †ivjvi `vwe‡q|

 

mvwebv‡K DV‡Z nq cvnv‡oi Dˇii Xvj †e‡q| wKš‘ `y‡Uv cvK †L‡q LvZ&Zvi gv_vq D‡V g‡b n‡e IUv eywS cwðg w`K| Av‡M Av‡M Dci D‡VB D‡ëvw`‡K Rvnv½xicyix †g‡U«v †÷k‡bi †LvuR KiZ mvwebv, Avi †evKv ebZ| †Kv_vq †mB mv‡ci g‡Zv Gu‡K‡eu‡K hvIqv †g‡U«v jvBb, †Kv_vq Kx? AvmMi ejZ IUv †Zv `w¶‡Y| IB †PŠwK`v‡ii †Uwe‡ji cv‡k `vuwo‡qÑ| AvR U«v݇cvU© bMi †`L‡Z wM‡q w`wjø †ivW †Pv‡L coj mvwebvi| bv, fyj wKQy bq, w`wjø †ivW Qvwo‡qB U«v݇cvU© bMi| Qvwo‡q bv e‡j ejv fvj Mv‡q Mv‡qB| Gcv‡i Lvj †Zv Icv‡iÑ|

 

gKeyj G‡mB Kv‡R †j‡M †Mj| gKeyj, ¸ov| AvmMi ev igRvb, ev I‡`i eD-‡Q‡j‡g‡qiv| wgR©v Avm‡Q mevi †cQ‡b| wgR©v bvwK wVK K‡i †i‡L‡Q me| †PŠwK`vi‡KI UvKv †`Iqv Av‡Q| jwi I-B wVK K‡i‡Q| ewÎk Pyqvwjøk| ewÎk Pyqvwjøk‡K †P‡b mvwebv| wenv‡ii †jvK| †gRvRx Lye| gvj LvIqvq I¯Ív`| †PŠwK`v‡ii Kv‡Q †evZj ivLv _v‡K| LvZ&Zvi gv_vq G‡mB Uvb‡e †QvU GK Møvm| ZviciB nvuUv, ÷vU© †`Iqv Bwćb| Nu-Nu| ÔwKš‘ cywjk a‡i hw`? gv †h ejj, gvBK w`‡q e‡j †M‡Q w`wjø, bqWv, †Kivjv, ¸RivUÑ |Õ

 

(Qq)

 

AvmMi ejj, i¨vg D‡V Wvjv Dj‡U †`Iqvi ci †iwW n‡Z n‡e mevi| i¨vg e‡m co‡j Wvjv mgvb nIqv gvÎ cøvw÷K †ccvi¸wj cvZ‡Z n‡e †g‡S‡Z| D‡VB G‡Kev‡i Wvjvi Mv †Nu‡lÑ| G‡Kev‡i bx‡P c¨v‡Uj bM‡ii †MU bv Avmv ch©šÍÑ| †MU Qvwo‡q GKevi †gb †iv‡W †e‡iv‡Z cvi‡jB, bv wbwðšÍ †Kv_vq? Rv÷ †M‡U aiv covi nvZ †_‡K †invB †c‡j| wbqg g‡Zv †M‡Ui †jv‡Ki bvwK Wvjv †PK KiviB K_v| †PK K‡i Ô‡eAvBwbÕ wKQy †bB †`‡L wmMb¨vj †`‡e †MU †Lvjvi|  

 

Ñaiv co‡j?

ÑGZ ÔKzÕ WvK †Kb †i †Zvi? ïay aiv cov Avi aiv cov! Pyc Ki GLb|  

 

ej‡Z bv ej‡Z †_‡g †Mj jwiUv| W«vBfv‡ii †MU †Lvjv †Ui †cj mvwebv| evB‡i †K GKRb wewo PvBj GKUv| †K †hb wR‡Ám Kij, AvR wKZ‡b Kzov Iqvwj n¨vq Dcvi? KZ Kzovwb Av‡Q †i Dc‡i| wKQy GKUv ejj W«vBfvi| †KD GKRb jwii Wvjvq evwo gvij wKQy w`‡q| jvwVB n‡e| GKUv †KvbI wKQy †U‡b †bIqvi kã cv‡”Q mvwebv|

 

†MU cvi n‡q †M‡Q A‡bK¶Y| Mvwo GLb hv‡e cyivbv w`wjøi w`‡K| †jvK bvwK `vuwo‡q Av‡Q ILv‡b| cyivbv w`wjø, Avb›` wenvi| cÂvk Rb ai‡e? W«vBfvi ejj, e…wó ev †iv` Avm‡j cwjw_b wkU †`‡e| AvmMi ejj, jwi †h †c‡qwQ GUvB fvM¨| KZ †jvK nvuU‡Q †`L| ejj, Ny‡gv‡Z n‡e cvjv K‡i, `iKv‡i W«vBfv‡ii wm‡Ui gv_v‡ZI †Zv emv hv‡e| Wvjvq cvQv †i‡L ev fi w`‡jI Avivg cvIqv hv‡e wKQy| Zey †Zv nvuU‡Z nj bv|

 

mvwebv AvmM‡ii K_v¸wji †hb ¸iæZ¡B †`‡e bv †KvbI| ejj, Ôiv¯Ív‡ZB hw` AvU‡K †`q, hw` e‡j †div hv‡e bv| hw` e‡j Avgiv Ab¨ †`‡ki, we‡`wk|Õ

gKeyj Gevi †i‡M DVj Lye, e‡j DVj, Ô‡Zvi wK g‡b nq Avgv‡`i †`k †bB †KvbI? Avgiv wKÑ|Õ

 

K_vUv †kl Ki‡Z cv‡iwb gKeyj| iv¯Ívi DuPywbPyi Rb¨ Mvwo †Kv_vI jvdv‡”Q| gyn~‡Z© jvwd‡q D‡VB †di wb‡P bvg‡Q| ev nv‡¤úi Rb¨I n‡Z cv‡i| kãI DV‡Q Lye| Avevi gKey‡ji me K_v †h mvwebvi Kv‡b Avm‡Q ZvI bq| mwebv‡K Pyc K‡i _vK‡Z †`‡L gKeyj †di ejj, ÔKx g‡b nq †Zvi?Õ U«v‡Ki GK‡N‡q Nu-Nu- aŸwbi g‡a¨ mvwebv nq‡Zv ZZ¶‡Y nvwi‡qB †d‡jwQj wb‡R‡K| ev g‡b Ki‡Z cviwQj bv wKQy| ev n‡Z cv‡i I ZLb Ab¨ wKQy fvewQj| n‡Z cv‡i LvZ&Zvi KzKzi¸wji K_vB|