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Chupti

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Tui Boddo Chhotphote!


Sokalbela mon diye kagoj porchhi ar toast with egg-poach khachhi, hotath mone holo pechoner chhoto baranda-e, ki shob jeno awaj hochhe…..ei re, shei dustu chhelegulo bodhoy abar chesta korchhe grill-er modhye diye haath bariye, ja pawa jaye nebar. Kodin dhorey ora boddo birokto korchhe. Nah, aaj er ekta hesto nesto kortei hobe….! Ki kori ? Gate-e security-ke phone korey daki, na nijei giye oder jobdo kori? Thik korlam chupi chupi giye khop korey haat-ta dhorey felbo……….tarpor thak jhuley! – Erpor chNechamechi korey lok dakbo. Oti sontorpone, praye hamaguri diye,….. dhirey dhirey barandar dikey egolam. Awaj pelei dhorbo jhopat kore! E ki, shob chupchap keno? Taholey ki chor-ta chompot dilo? Sotke gyalo naki? Ki korbo bujhtey na pere, mathata chupisharey ektu tuley dekhi – e baba, e kemon chor?


Bhari moja laglo ei chor-ti-ke dekhey, choruider jonno rakha biscuit, kut kut kore kemon khachhe! Obak kando, kothaye amaye dekhe bhoy pabe, ta na amar songe bhab jomiye fello! Agey janlo amar shob thikuji kusthi, tarpor shey tar iti briti shonate boshlo! Naam shuney toh ami onek chesta koreo hNashi chapte parlamna! Bojho, oi chotto, chhotphote, osthir, chonchol, pranitir naam naki – Chupti ! Amar hNashi dekhey tar abar ki abhiman – bole , ‘Jao tomar songe bhab korbona’. Ami taratari bollam “Oma shey ki ?Na na, ki khabi bol, dNara badam dichhi”! Chupti omni nak siNtkiye bollo, “Ishh, oshob badam tadam ami khaina, oshob tomader boitey lekha thake”! Ki muskil! jigesh korlam “Tobey ki khabi bolto? “ Chupti praye jhNajhiye uthe bollo, “Ei je raat-din dekhi chorui-der jonno sohag korey sajiye rakho biscuit…..shob ki oder diyei finish korey diley? ” Taratari boli, “ Na, na, dNara tokey dichhi!” O baba biscuit peye ki furti tar……..


Ajkalkar meye toh, nimesher modhye jeno shey koto apon hoye gelo. Shei theke amar songey bhab-i bhab, prayei ashey , biscuit di, kokhono gal-goppo korte korte khaye, kokhono abar niye choley jaye, aram korey gachey boshey khabe boley‌..


Chupti-r sob bhalo, kintu ekta bhari bodbyamo –majhey majhei mathar poka norey, ar sokh jagey manush hobe……manush naki okey hotei hobe, ekta gari naki takey chortei hobe – kintu ki korey sheta sombhob , bhebe na peye, chup kore boshey thakey garageer dorjaye.


Orey Chupti manush hoar je ki jala, tokey ki korey bojhai? Chupti erom depressed hoye gele amar-o khub mon kharap hoy. Nana bhabey or mone bhalo korar chesta kori. Kichutei bholar patri noy shey. Sheshe takey canned Hepsi, ba oi jatio kichu drink khaoatey hoy.


Aro obak kando Hepsi-r je ki jadu nimeshe abar shei chotphotey chonmoney Chupti! Tokhon ki kando-tai na korey beraye shey‌ Ei dekhi garage-er chhade nijer songe race korchhey‌.. poromuhurtei dekhi gate diye unki marchhe.


“Arrey arrey eki? Ki korchhis Chupti?” Boley kina -“Tomader manushder dara toh bisesh kichhu hobena, tai ekhon theke practice korchhi, next Olympics-e jodi medal-tallyta ektu barate pari….. weight lifting-e naam debo bhabchhi”!


Dyakho kando, weight lifting korbe boley, eent tolar chesta korchhe. Orrey gaye porley toh ekdom Chupti theke Chepti hoye jabi!! Kintu ke shoney kar kotha!


Ekdin hotath shuni bikot chitkar ‘Heyeeeeeeee…”! Ki holo? Kono bipod holo? “ Ki re, porey geli”? Jhulte jhultei bollo, “Arrey,nah, Tarzan hoyechhi”! Uff…. ki doshhi meye-re baba, ei bhabey keu jholey? Porey haar gor bhangley ki hobey? Kathberalider pa plaster kora jaye? Ami janina!


Konodin tar etotuku bisram nei, chhuti nei - sudhu oi raater somoy tukui ja chup-chap! Sokal hoar opekkha, kono rokomey khude brush-e khude khude dNat meje, maa-r joro kora chhola…badam…muri.. kheye, shey ekebarey hoi-hoi, roi-roi lagiye debe – “Chikli,Ghonu, Gulti …sob kothaye geliiiiiiii? Aaye amader masti-time shuru hoye gyachhe…ekhono tora ready holina?”


Tarpor shuru hobey dol bNedhey tandob – Chupti-r best friend Gulti! Takey shey sorboda chokkhey harachhey! Dekhte pelei holo, anondey khanik cartwheel korey nebe!

Gulti-r physical activity ektu kom, shey besh ghNot pakano types! Tai…….


Chupti aar Gulti-r,ei bhab ………….


Ei aari………!


Dibbi katchhilo Chupti-r dinguli, ghum theke otho, hoi hoi koro, khao dao , abar ghumotey jao! Emon shomoy……… O baba! Oar holo ki? Mon kharap korey, akasher dikey takiye, gachhe uthey chupti korey boshe ache je Chupti!


Kokhono abar grill-er phNake mukh dhukiye phupiye phupiye kanna! Aha rey dekhley ki je maya hoy, kintu karon jigesh korle toh konoi uttor paina.


Oi dyakho kando - shei Abol Tabol-er raja-r moto eet-er pNajar opor boshey ki jeno bhabchhe!


Kokhono abar udash hoye grill dhorey dNariye apon mone ki je bokey! Byaparta je ki? Case besh gorbor lagchhe.


Chupti nijei asholey bujhtey pareni byaparta etodin. Sob somoy mon-ta keno ei rokom- kirom kirom korey, keno khali kanna paye, keno shudhu eka eka thakte ichhey korey……? Sober muley hochhey Katush! Bolchi, bolchi, shey ke… shey thakey oi kodom gachhey. Ekdin ,ek bikele, rastar dharey, khela korte korte hotath Katush ar Chupti hoechilo mukhomukhi. Shei theke Chupti-r mon-ta jyano uruuru. Tarpor bola nei kowa nei…(eshob amar Chupti-r kache shona)……..hothat…..


Katush naki ekkhana chhobi pathiye propose kore bosheche amader Chuptirani-ke! Dyakhona Chupti-r dosha, chhobi theke ar chokh soratey parchhena bechari ‌‌..!


Poroborti chapter, ja behebechi tai,… ‘Chupti-Katush Love Story’!

Je Chupti tortoriye garage beye uthey jeto, ekhon tini Katush haat na baraley ar uthtei parenna! Ekta gaaner koli-o jeno kaney elo – ‘amar haath dhorey tumi niye cholo shokha….ami je grill-e uthte parine….’!


Chupti-r ar ekhon somoy nei amar songey golpo korar, shey toh ekhon onno ek jogot-e bichoron korchhe! Dekhey bhalo lagey ki bhaab dujoner, ekebarey –ek-dujey ke liye…… !


Dujoner je jhogra hoyna kokhono ta noy, prayei hoy, ar tokhon ja moja lagey dekhe –kemon dudikey mukh ghuriye boshey thakey dutitey.


Chupti-ta eto bodmash, raag holei Katush-ke bhoy dekhay –“Ei ami jhNap dilam kodom gacher dal thekey ….. bujhbe ebar moja…….”


Katush-o khub sheyana, bhaloi janey, kono kathberali, shoto chestateo, gacher dal thekey jhNapiye mortey parena! She-o tai– “amar boye-i gyachhe”, boley pechhon firey boshey!



Eder ei maan-obhiman pala, kintu khub-i short-lived, ektu porei dekhbe dujonke…… ki bhalobashabashi…..


Kichudin por, ekdin kodom gachtar pash diye jawar somoy shei chena golar daak. Oporey takatei dekhi, dyaba debi-r hNashi hNashi mukh, “Ei je, amra ei kodom gachei ghor bNadhtey cholechhi, tai bhablam tomakey janai………… amader gift-tar kotha bhulona kintu!” Khub anondo holo shuney, ektu dukkho-o je holona ta noy – jah, Chupti je boro hoye gyalo, tar jiboney ekhon koto notun ki ghotbe, shey ki ar amaey mone rakhbe?


Besh kaw-mash shob bepatta. Onekdin Chupti-ke dekhini, khub mon kemon korey or jonno. Ekdin barandaye beriye dekhi- arrey Chupti na! Amar toh moha anondo chNechiye daklam – “aai Chupti, ki khobor, ekbar dekha korbi toh, amar bujhi mon kharap hoyna?” Chupti amar dikey na firei bollo – “oto chNechamechi korona, Tatim ar Pukchi bhoy peye jabe, oder dudh khawa hobeyna, khali pete ghumobena, ar ora jege thakley sangsarer kaaj korbo kokhon?” Oma sotti-i toh bujhtei parini, Chupti ki ar shei Chupti achhey? Shey je ekhon ghore grihini ar tar thekeo boro kotha – shey je ekhon Maa hoeche!


Sangsar, swami, chele-puley samley Chupti ekhon busy home-maker. Tar somoy kothaye? Ekmatro bikeley shey jokhon Tatim ar Pukchi-ke garage-er chhadey beratey niye ashey, dur theke dNariye dNariye-i amar songe kichukkhon sukh dukkher goppo korey! Ami tatei khushi! Chupti je amaye bhuley jayeni, setai ki ekta birat paona noy?

Bhalo thakish Chupti, khub bhalo thakish!


Goppo Sesh!

Chupti - A story!  

A photo-story of a squirrel shot from my bedroom window and my balcony!