3.28.2006

duel at dawn

Hutumthumo ubacha:

Anil babu khatom. Onaader rajnayitik dugdugi, sreni sangram-er naamey bNador-nachon ba Aamlashol niye Hutumthumo hujjoti korbey na ekkhuni. Deho-ta NRS-ke gochhiyechhen bigNyan-er swarth-ey, ta bhalo, kintu kichu dena boss ekhono baki thekey gelo. Hutumthumo-r ei khhuchro dhyamnami-te apotti thakley kaal shaarey chhota-e kalighat park-er purono urinal-er baire dekha hobey. Duel at dawn. Anek bukni hoyechhey ebaar 'doberer chang'. Ekta porishkar gaamchha aanbey, ghaam-phaam heb-by baajey jinish. Smelly.

Adwaitya-o khatom. Sabit Jung-er posha maal boley katha, ektu aapshosh to habeyi. Matha-e Jabakusum, paa-e BC Laha-r keds, haatey chineybaadam-er thonga niye Hutumthumo-o piece-takey mepey chhilo ekbaar chottobela-e. Ek-khana black and white ‘Chhoto poribar, shukhi poribar’ marka ekhono baba Loknath-er talaye dol khaye. Taa e mahoti kachhua-o bigNyan-er swarthey kholosh-ta diye gechhen, aboshyo swechha-e kina jaana jaye ni. Carbon dating hobey. Shobayi dating korchhey, Hutumthumo-o kishey kamba. Agotya Peter Cat. Impress kortey holey kintu boss sheyi Billi-khana. Tarik-ke to aar prothombar-eyi tarka khawano jaye na. Kaalo dhuti - panjaabi-te Picasso-ra abshyo anya damadoley.

Billi-khana-r opor talaye boshechhey date bagoley Hutumthumo. Iti-uti dekhchey jodi sNaatis kichu chokhey porey, bhabhchey chhemri aabar daami kichu order na korey pheley. Beer-er gandho dhaaktey ekta paan khetey hobey eta-o note korey raakhchey ghilu-tey (Maa-r naak-ta patent kore airport security-ke bechey dewa jaye). Emon shomaye dhhuruumm! Chok gechey duto tebil porey kon-er two-seater-e. Eto ponero numborer Mrs Kanungo aar bayeesh-er-ek-er Samaddar kaku! Besh chintu-mintu, gadogado bhaab. Deko case, Mrs Samaddar eto black cat, Z-category kore-o sheshey Peter Cat-e tholey-er bairey hulo! Katha-e aachey na, billi-r abosthaan o chalonbeg ek shaathey jaana jaa-e na. Er thekey aboshoyi anuman kara jaaye je rashtroshokti-r shomosto prohorar madhye-o ke kakhon ki korey phelbey kichhu bala jaye na. Rashtro-r e-o jana neyi key-kokhon-ki dekhey phelbey. Jemon ekbaar gNoph gajano-r gora-r dikey, kolghor-er darjaa-r phNak diye anek kichu dekhey phelechhilo Hutumthumo.

Rashtro-r pindi chotkano-r ojuhaat-e ek maakra-ke pNochattor bachor aagey lotkey dewa hoyechhilo. Mon-e porey ke? Oi je matha-e tupi, mushko pakano gNoph (maatro 23 bachorey eto mota gNoph hoye ki korey? Nischoi birth certificate jaali case). Mintoo park-er naam-ta jeno ekhon ki? Aboshyo anek ke-i lotkano hoye thakey thekey thekey, kakhono Ghatotkoch to kakhono Ken Saro-Wiwa - e aar natun-ki. Adwaitya-r kholey Lancashire-er tNaatshilpe-r romroma-e banglar tNaati-der briddhhanguli-r abodaan-er DNA pawa jaye kina dekhtey paaro.

Adwaitya-r jaat-er jantor-gulo ekta bishesh kirti kortey paarey. Emnitey shaatye-pNachey neyi kintu beshi chulkey geley dhNya korey kara gandho-wala liquid maal charge korey ditey paarey. Teen-chaar foot durey-o abyortho lakshya. HNu-hNu baba, e ekdom aasli chij. Oshob Commonwealth Games-e chhandmaari jhuliye biswajoy noye.

Office-e chora baatkarm-er technique Hutumthumo-o rapto korechhey, tobey sheta ek jinish aar baar baar udo bhebey lengi maara anyo maal. Ebar kintu shotti-shotti-i duel at dawn. With gaamchha. Othoba Bombay Dyeing-er discounted toaley.

3.24.2006

myagik realism

Hutumthumo ubacha:

Shunechhen to dada-didi-ra? Anil babur brain-e clot hoyechhe. Rakta chalachal-ta taholey odik ta-ey etodin abyahato chhilo. Aboshyo-i sarbahara-r agroni netritye jNara tNader janyo be-sarkari hNaspatal-e bed, bilet theko tori-ghori chhutey aasha ghilu-bishaarod, naamjaada docs-der upodesh mondoli (era jadi union baddho hoye jaye taholey?) - shob byabostha-i aachey. Ekhon Uni co-operate korleyi hoy.

Aaro jomchhe khela, ekta aasto train chhintayi korey Guinness-er khaata-e naam tulechhen Maobaadi-ra. E niye tarker anto neyi - kritityo kaar? Naxal-der na proshashonik police bahini-r? Ei tarkey-r pithey chorey aamra jaabo bahudur. Tobu aar ek baar bhabun, phin-phiney goNphwala magician-ta ekbaar gota ekta train-ke gili, gili, vanish kore diyechhilo aar tarpor-i ei. Aboshyo gota paramanu arsenal-o gaayeb hoye gechhe Iraq-e kintu shey shob to raja-rajra der byapar.

Aleekh jinish-er annyesha-e lok-e kato-ki-i na korey, dekhun na ek maakra gato shaptahey Howrah Bridge-r tongey uthey boshechhilo ghanta du-ek. Domkol (van gulo-e dom ditey hoye to, tayi poinchotey anek shomaye-i late hoye jaye), police, utshuk darshak brinda miliye ekta chaampi jaanjot-o holo. Maal-ke naamiye aanar por byata boley bridge-er mathaye naaki uni khaabar khNujchhilen. Oi shala chhand-tara ke jhalashano kichu ekta bhabar hallucination hobey. Paatakhor kNahika. Chul-li-o nibhey elo boley aar bhai-bon-der deshlayi-o bhijey gechhe. Bhijey chopchopey.

Bridge, attalika ba chandalika-r ghaarey chorey oboshyo shobayi-ke eta-ota khNujtey hoye na. Anek-ke anya-ra bhalobeshey nominate korey choto-khato prapti-r janyo. Baroi madhur ei shouhardya. Manush, manush-er haat dhorey / Shaphol hotey chaaye barey barey.

Motka ingrej raani-r smriti-te je biraat shoudhya-ti kolkata-e aalo korey royechhe taar tongey-o heavy bhir. Ek-ta gabda pori (with dana) boshiye rekheche okhaaney. Maal-ta aage ghurto, ekhon shobayi komar bNedhey legechhe aabar ota-ke chokkor khawa-te – antoto bariti-r panda to sheyi rokom-i bibriti diyechhen. Pori-fori ra eke-i looj-character tarpor maatha ghurey porey-forey geley kintu heb-by kNyachal hotey pare. Or aashpaash-er jhopey-jharey-ei to Hutumthumo tanki mare. Hoye-to chupichupi ekta khuchro gupi korchilo hataat gadaam kore pori chapa porey tNeshey gelo. Kothau shala privacy neyi, eto riks ki hut-haat newa jaye? Ebaar theke mepey kheletey hobey. iNkri-mNikri-o hisheb koshe, trajectory bujhe kortey hobe. Jat-to shob.

Jongli-der janyo apekhha korte korte jongol-i na saaf hoye jaye ei bhabte, bhabte Hutumthumo ghumiye porlo.

3.12.2006

dhop-er chop

Hutumthumo ubacha:

Slobodan-er toshkey jawa niye likbhey kina bhabche Hutumthumo. Besh ektu ‘Balkanization’ ba ‘Samajtantrey-r phanush-ey aalpin’ gochher ek kisti loriye debey. Byata-r anek din-er shok ektu ‘aaNtla’ boley naam daak hok. Rui-kaatla, emonki ‘paatla’ obdi uthechhe kintu tarpor-i damaash. Protyekbaar. Ei to gato baar KNakurshingey-der mocchhob-e ek tarol basana boley-i phel-lo, “aapnar depth dekhey aami ….”. Er por aboshyo aapokko raktim hoyechilo phol. Anekdin ei garho bedona-ti fridge-e jomiye rakha bedaana-r moto pushey rekhechhilo. Tarpor fungus hoye jawa-te pheley diyechhey chupichupi.

Eishob phol-tol thekey money porlo, ekti kobita-r shesh line – “aamar chheley-r naam kelo aar bou radha”. Kobi-ti ke chintey paarchen? Sahitya Akademy-r 2005-er talika-ti dekhtey paaren. Maal-ta ke paglagaarod-e purey rekhe-o thamano jayeni. E niye khoborer kagoj guli bishesh tarpaye-ni, takhon to chhotto jinish-er bhagaban-er goborment-ke madhya anguli dekhano niye hul-lat. Je jaar moto chNiruk, Hutumthumo kintu ekhono majhey majhey gayetri mantra jopey.

Jaanen to aamra Bongs-ra sports-ta bhalo bujhi. PK-r Pakistan-e giye bheyu bheyu, Maharaj-er haate dang-guli’r kathhi ityadi anek kando aamader. Tayi ei chhuto-e, parampara-r swarth-ey, Kumble ke niye kichhu lekha uchit. Syar, choshma-r cheye contact lens aapnakey mana-ey bhalo. GNoph-tar janyo ektu akkhep aboshyo aache.

Ebaar ektu politiks. TMC-BJP ekhono seat bhagabhagi korey ut-thte parlo na. Agnikanya-ki jaanen je fossil fuel praye nishsheshito? Naki uni ebar newkewlar hoben? Aami boli ekta high tension wire gNujey dewa hok, electric ka jawab nehi. Pi-ring kore mathaye bulb joley othar-o shambhabana aache. Odikey Tathagata aar Tapan-er ponga maramari lege-i aache. Ey marattok 'Ray' to o-o garom 'Shik'. Tobe ebaar judge hoyechhen Didi, ekta espaar-ospaar hobeyi.

Aar ki? Oscar-o hoye gelo. Daanakataa-der, lyaajkaata-der bagoley haat diye beraalhNaata shesh. Zaheera Sheikh jail-e aar Jessica Lall boley keu kono din chilo-i na.

3.09.2006

bok bok (baajey)

Hutumthumo ubacha:

Aaj thom-thom-e mukhey hutumthumo khhachramo shuru korchey. Hanubaba-r okhane ja ghotlo o taar protikriya-e onyanno gaambaat-der hunkaar-e ektu bhoye peyeche bodhhoye. Bhabchey ei shujog-e aabar makra gulo jNakiye boshbe, aabar shuru hobey Democracy-r jangiya-r talaaye daad, haaja, chulkaani o onyanno gupto rog. Er niramoy pranaali kintu lamppost-e shNatano unani ba ayurvedic poddhoti-tey swapnodosh sharanor bigNyaponey lekha neyi. Ei koye diloom kintu.

Chaar dike prochur dhitang-dhitang, Darfur-e fur-furey hawa neyi bol-leyi choley aar Manipur-e ekhono Assam rifles tooni bulb jalachhe. Hutumthumo e-shobey neyi, shey muchki hNeshey ekta mild chok korchey. Obviously onyer bou.

Shahebpara-e giyechhilo kichudin aagey. Dekhlo ek kaku ek manjamara mizo khoka-ke highcourt chenachhe. Hindi proshner uttor hingraaji-te debar por jigeesh korlen chost inglis-e – “Are you chai-nese?” Hya dada, aamra shobayi gNufo, bhoodriwala, wheatish complexioned and aalu-posto khor. Baaki shob chai-nese. Aboshya kichu negro-o (aka kallu) tikey aache dharadhaam-e.

Aar jwalabo na. Bujhteyi parcho Hutumthumo pNajra-ey ennui-er konuyi kheyechhe. Ekhono dhNukchhey. Je kono shomaye déjà vu hoye jete paarey.

3.02.2006

molotov mocktail

Hutumthumo ubacha:

Aaj Flinthoff ke LBW dewa holo kintu ball-ta leg stump chuNto na. Ghor abichar. Abichar-er eNdo pukur-e bichoron korle kintu paa-e phoska pore jaabe. Jemon dhorun Abu Salem - Monica Bedi, besh Portugal-e chunumunu korchilo hataat bala neyi, kawa neyi komor-e dori diye Mumbai. Mohila emoni bhebre gechhen (hataat time zone bodle dile ghilu ghulghuli hoye jabar riks thaake) je shunchhi nun (butter na masala jana jayeni) hoye jetey paaren. Jar aar keu neyi taar cross-e tangano derel-ta aache.

O dike aar ek derel jugalbandi-r naam beche je makra gulo hul-laat korche taader-o bolihari. Ekhane ek roop to okhane anyo koop. Ebishoye bandhubor KaNkurshingey ek kisti namiye diyechhe:

Kagoj khuley-i dekhi
Bong o bongini
BaNdhchhey shaadorey shob
Bush-er binuni

Bagoley lokano tNar
Paromanu top
Aamara boal kNedo
Giley nebo gop

Shee-pee-em hNakey shala
Uponibesh-kaami
Kromosho Prakash dekho
Karaat marami

Bongland-e aami radha
Parokiya kaam
Thekaley dollar duti
Tumi ghanoshyam

Anyatha aagunmukhi
Jongi jangiya
Aaniley rouble-tao
Kelabo guchhiya

Hisheb dwandik ghor
Uttor-o ghorel
Khatta and Mitha mix
Jeno swayong Hegel

Bush bhabey bahoba
Baro gNede desh
Marar porey ponga-tao
Bol-be besh besh

Hutumthumo-o protibaad dibaas palon korbe. Bush-er tyamkurkur-er protibaad-e, Shee pee em-er du nambarir protibaade, Sananda-e entaar bitikichhiri galpo chaapar protibaade, Lalu Yadav ke taar bhut premik-er theke aalada korar protibaade o Provin Togadia-r nongra goNph-er protibaade sharadin chhoto bathroom korbey na. Torpor ekhana Kalyani Red Label er khali botol jogar kore Molotov mocktail kaake bole dekhiye debe. Ek-kaale boma baNdhto aar ekhon baNdhey aaNti bhebe thakle dubaar bhabo.

Aaro anek khel-i Hutumthumo dekhato kintu baajar-e rotey gele lokjon kathi kortey paare tayi ektu mepey khelchhe.