A½-tbm-sSm¯v

"´n\m tams\â-t½s\ Chn-tS-t«-¡-sW, ¼sS ho-«n-s¡-S¶v â½bv¡v acn-¡-tWm-¶pWvSv. Hcp hWvSnhnfn¨v ât½s\ ho«o-s¡mWvSm¡Sm tams\'

       ssIIq-¸n-s¡mWvSmWv A½-bXp ]d-ª-Xv. Np¡n-¨p-fnª Ihnį-S-§-fn-e-qsS I®p-\oÀ ssIh-gn-I-fm-sbm-gp-In.

"A½-bvs¡-´m-Wn-hn-sSmcp Ipd-hv? NqSn\pw XWp-¸n\pw loädpw FbÀIWvSoj\pwapWvSv. t\cm-t\-c-¯n\v \Ã `£-Ww. Sohn, sSe-t^m¬, tUmIvSÀamÀ, acp¶v FÃmw FÃmw InS-bv¡-¡-cn-sI. amkm-amkw cq]-sb-{Xbm F®n-s¡m-Sp-¡p-¶-sX¶dnbmtam A½-bv¡v? F´ms½ CsXms¡? Ip«n-¡p-kr-Xn-¡pÅ {]mb-amtWm A½-bv¡n-t¸mÄ?'

       "FÃmw-WvsS¦nepw lrZ-tbm-WvtSm tams\?'

       A½-bpsS kzcw CS-dp-¶pWvSmbncp-¶p.

       :lrZ-tbm? C\n AsX-hn-Sp¶p In«m-\m? t\m«w t]msc¶p ]d-ªn«m tlmw t\gvkns\ h¨-Xv. AXn\v {]tX-yI ^okv amkw aqÆm-bn-cm. Chscms¡ At½s\ t\m¡-Wn-sÃ?'

       "Ãmcpw t\m¡-WpWvSv tams\. Ãmcpw sâ t\sc Xpdn¨p t\m¡-WWvSv. Rms\´m sNbvXn«m Ãmcpw t½s\ hg¡v ]td-W-Xv? sNma-¨m Ipäw,- Xp¸ym Ipäw, Adn-bmsX aq{Xw t]mbm H¨-¸m-Sv. sâ tams\, t½s\ ho«o-s¡mWvSm¡Sm tams\. A¸sâSp¯p sIS¶p Nmhm-s\mÅ sImXo§vWvSm tams\ ]td-W-Xv….. …. Cu Ip{´mWvS¯o¶v sât½s\ H¶p sImWvSp t]mSm-tams\' A½ apJw s]m¯n tX§n.

       "lmbv a½o, kzo-än, KpUvtam-Wnw-Kv. luhmbq a½o\'

       tlmw t\gvkpw Uyq«n t\gvkpw tamWnwKv ke-yq-«-Sn¨p IS-¶p-h-¶p.

       Xte Znh-ks¯ `£-W-_m¡n s]dp¡p-hm³ A½-bpsS s_Ín-eqsS hcn-h-cn-bm-sb-¯nb Fdp-¼n³ ]S-Isf tlmwt\gvkv IpS-sª-dn-ªp. \nes¯ DÑn-jvS-§Ä asäm-cmÄ [rXn-bn Xq¯p hr¯n-bm-¡n.

       t\gvkv _o]n t\m¡n. A½sb XtemSn Hcp½ sImSp-¯p.

"´m a½n kpJm-tWm? \Sp-th-Z\ amtd-ym? a½nbvs¡s´¦nepw thtWm?

"C\n-sb¶m tamfp hc-sW?'

"A-sX¶m a½n-b-§s\ tNmZn-¨-Xv? Rms\-t¸mgpw a½osS apdoev hc-W-X-sÃ? Cubn-sS-bmbn A½bv¡v AÂ]w HmÀ½-¸n-iIv XpS-§-o-«pWvSv'

AUo-j-WÂ Ub-tám-kn-kv: Unsa³j-ym.

XnI¨pw Bß-kw-b-a\w hnSmsX Rm³ tNmZn¨p:

"C{X FIvkvs]³kohv sIb-dm-bn«pw A½ lm-¸n-b-ÃtÃm knÌ-sd? ho«o-t¸m-I-W-sa¶m ]d-bp-s¶?\'

knÌÀ ]dªp:

"sdkn-U³kn-s\-¸än Hcn-¡epw Ipäw ]d-b-cp-sX¶m R§-fpsS t]mfn-kn. F¦nepw \nhr-¯n-tI-Sp-sImWvSp ]dªp t]mhzm. \n§-fpsS A½ H¶nepw kmäo-kvss^U-Ã. Hcp sIb-dn\pw kl-I-cn-¡n-Ã. acp¶p sImSp-¯m Ign-¡n-Ã. Ipfn-¡m³ ]d-ªm tIÄ¡n-Ã. sUbven BIvän-hn-än¡p t]mIn-Ã. sXdm-¸n¡p hnfn-¨m No¯ ]d-bpw. Hcp `£tWmw Ign-bv¡n-Ã. Hcp ssk¡nIv I¬kÄt«-jsâ Imcyw R§Ä Btem-Nn¨p hcnI ….. … ….'

"aXn knÌ-sd, Fsâ A½-bv¡p-thWvSn Rm³ am¸p tNmZn-¡p-¶p. A½ R§Ä¡p `mc-am-bn-«m-WtÃm \n§sf G¸n-¨-Xv? B `mcw \n§Ä¡p-apWvSmhpa-tÃm. sIsImWvSpw Igp-¯n Xq¡nb s̯p-sImWvSpw Npa-¡m³ ]äp¶ `mc-aà hmÀ²-I-y-¯ntâXv. AXn\v lrZbw thWw. AXp-sIm-Sp-¡m³ \½-fmcpw X¿m-d-Ã. hmS-Ibv¡v In«p-I-bp-an-Ã. \n§Ä sNbvX D]-Im-c-§Äs¡ms¡ \µn-bpWvSv.

H¶pw anWvSmsX knÌÀ \S-¶p-t]m-bn.

       ]cn-`-hhpw ]cm-Xn-bp-an-ÃmsX A©p a¡sf amk-§fpw hÀj-§fpw Npa¶ A½sb Npa-¡p¶hÀs¡ms¡ ]cmXn. hÀj-¯nsâ amk-§sf A©mbn ]¦n«v Hmtcm a¡-fpsS ho«nepw amäo-amän Xma-kn-¸n-¨p. tIhew cWvSc amks¯ AXn-Yn-bmbn am{Xw A½ Hmtcm ho«n-se-¯n-b-t¸mgpw FÃm-hÀ¡pw ]cm-Xnbpw ]cn-`-h-§-fp-am-bncp¶p. AX-y-´m-[p-\n-I-ambn Ae-¦-cn-s¨m-cp-¡nb tamtU¬ am³j-\n A½-sb¶ ]gb Dcp-¸Sn F§ns\ FhnsS sImÅn-¡p-sa¶ {]iv\-am-sW-Ãm-hÀ¡pw.

       Hgnª tImWp-I-fnepw aqe-I-fnepw XÅsb HXp¡n t\m¡n.

       ]ä-Wn-Ã, am¨m-h-Wn-Ã.

       D]-tbm-K-an-Ãm¯ ]pcm-h-kvXp-hmbn Nmb-¸n A½sb Nhp-«n-sbm-Xp-¡n-b-t¸mÄ A½bv¡v hoÀ¸p-ap-«m-bn.

A½- C-Sªp;

       A½-sbmcp ie-y-am-bn. _m²-y-X-bm-bn. Xe-th-Z-\bpw Hgn-bm-_m-[-bp-am-bn. hmXn-ep-I-sfÃmw A½-bv¡p-t\sc sIm«n-b-S-¨p.

       a¡-f-©pw-IqSn "temtImÌv'sIzm-t«-j³ hnfn¨v A½sb t\gvknwKvtlman Xf-fn. _p²n-bpÅ a¡Ä IW-¡p-Iq«n t\m¡n-b-t¸mÄ F¶mepw em`w. Hmtcm aWn-¡qÀ tPmen-bpsS Imip sImSp-¯mepw `mcw Hgn-ª-tÃm?

Imi-ÃtÃm a\-Ê-am-[m-\-asà Imc-yw. {Smjn-en-Sm³ ]äm¯ KmÀt_-Pm-WtÃm A½..

       ]s£ t\gvkn-wKv tlmanepw A½bv¡v lrZbw In«n-bn-Ã. hn[-hbpw hn[n-ssI-hn-«-h-fp-ambn Dcp-In-sb-cn-ª-t¸mgpw Bthmfw kvt\lhpw \·bpw Hgn¨p \nd¨ a¡-fpsS lrZ-b-sa-hn-sS, FhnsS F¶mWv A½ tNmZn-¡p-¶-Xv.

       AXn-\mÀ¡pw D¯-c-an-Ã.

       `£-Whpw ]c-h-Xm-\nbpw A½bv¡p thWvS.

       AsXm¶pw A½bv¡p ioe-an-Ã. ac-hp-cnbpw acn¨ kz-]v\-§fpw am{X-amWv A½bv¡v ]Y-yw.

       A½sb Hcn-¡Â Bcm-[n¨p ]qPn¨ a¡-fpsS lrZ-b-tIm-hn Fhn-sS? AXnse amXr-{]-Xn-jvT-sb-hn-sS? AXn-e½ ]mSnb Xmcm-«p-]m-«nsâ CuWhpw Xmf-hp-sa-hn-sS?

       FÃmw \jvS-s¸t«m a¡-sf?

             FÃmw \jvS-s¸-Sm³ am{Xw hn[n-¡-s¸« A½ tX§p-¶Xp IWvSn«pw IWvSnsöp a¡Ä \Sn-¨p.

"AsÃ-¦nepw A½-bv¡n-¯ncn tkmt¡Sp IqSp-X-em. C§-t\w-WvtSm Hcp XÅ? a¡Ä kt´m-jm-bn«v Pohn-¡-W-Xnsâ I®o-¡-Snbm XÅ-bv¡v. a¡sf {]k-hn-¨q¶p IcpXn Ft¸mgpw a¡Ä¡v ]m«pw-]mSn ASp-¯n-cn-¡m³ ]täzm. AhÀ¡p-ansà `mtcyw a¡fpw IpSpt_mw Hs¡? AsX´m XÅ HmÀ¡m-¯-Xv? {]mb-am-tbmÀ \c-In¨pw IjvS-s¸-«p-sam-s¡bm Nmh-W-Xv. XtÅs\ s]m¶m-cn-¡m³ Bfp-WvsS¶p IWvSn«m C{X [n¡m-cw. F´m-bmepw \n§sS A½ `àn C½Wn IqS-WWvSv. IpSpw_w t\m¡msX hb-Ên-¯-tÅs\ t\m¡n \S-t¶m. tPmeow t]mhpw, IpSpw_w ]«nWow BIpw. AÃ, aäp a¡Ä¡n-Ãm¯ shjaw \n§Äs¡-´n-\m? t\m¡n-t¡m, \n§fv Nmhm³ sIS-¡pt¼m a¡fpw Hcp-]«ow Xncnªp t\m¡m-\pWvSmhnÃ.'

       .`mcy hnImcw sImÅp-I-bm-Wv. AhÄ ]d-bp-¶Xv Npa-Xem t_m[-apÅ ho«-½-bpsS \ym-b-am-Wv. AXmWv icn. Ime-{]-hm-l-¯n _Ô-§Ä¡n-S-bn hnÅepw hnShpw ht¶-]-äq. {]IrXn \nb-a-am-W-Xv. A½-bn \n¶-I¶p t]mIp¶ a¡-fm-sW-tÃm {]Ir-Xn-¡p-Å-sXÃmw.

       {]mb-ambn ]mI-am-Ip-t¼mÄ sR«-äp-ho-g-Ww.

       hotW ]äq.

       ]t£ F´p-sImWvSmsW\n-¡-Xn\p Ign-bm-¯-Xv?

       No¸v skân-saâ-en-kw, D]-cn-¹h hnImcw, C³s^ssâ Uns¸â³kn, Fs¶ms¡ ]ecpw ]dªp ]cn-l-kn-¨n«pw A½ F\n-bvs¡m---c-Un-£-\m-Ip-¶-sX´p sImWvSmWv? Ime-¯n\pw {]mb-¯n\pw Adn-hn\pw Al-´bv¡pw Adp-¯p-am-äm-\m-hm¯ F{X-sb-{Xtbm sI«p-]n-Wª ISpw-sI-«p-IÄ Cu AØn-]-©-c-¯n-\p-Ånse lrZ-bhpw Rm\p-am-bn-«pWvSv…….

       hen¨p s]m«n-¡m-\m-hm¯ Cu sI«p-_Ôw Bcm-Ws½ sI«n-b-Xv?

       Cu kvt\l-_-Ô-¯nsâ ck-X{´w F\n¡pw \n\-¡p-a-dnbn-Ã.

       Xd-hm-«nse tImem-bnse Itk-c-bn Ccp-¶-t¸mÄ A½-bpsS apJw {]k-¶-am-bn. A¸sâ t^mt«m t\m¡n Ipsd-t\cw InS-¶p. ZoÀL-\n-i-zm-k-§fpw au\-s\m-¼-c-§fpw Cg-]m-Inb \nan-j-§-fn aqI-km-£n-bmbn Rm³ Cd-b-¯n-cp-¶p.

       ]cn-Nn-X-amb hoSpw A´-co-£hpw A½-bn ]pXp-Po-h³ ]IÀ¶p. "C\n-tam³ s]mt¡m, A½ ChnsS skmJm-bn«v Ign-tªm-fmw. ½bv¡v kt´m-jmbn'

AXp-]-d-ª-t¸mÄ A½-bpsS apJ¯v hÃm-s¯mcp Bß-kw-Xr-]vXn.

       ]dªt\cw-sImWvSv A½ hSn-Ip-¯n-sb-gp-t¶äp. \nÀ_-ÔnX _UvsdÌv \nb-a-§-sfms¡ Imän ]d-¯n. hoSpw ]cn-k-chpw ]cn-tim-[\ XpS-§n.  apä-¯n-d§n ]d-s¼Ãmw t\m¡n-¡WvSp. Ipe¨p Nmªp \n¶ hmgbv¡v Du¶n-Sm³ ]d-ªp. InW-dnsâ Npäp-apÅ ImSp-I-sfÃmw HSn-¨p-am-än. Ip¯n-bn-cp¶v apäs¯ ]pÃp-]-dn-¨p. NmRp InS¶ tdmkm-s¨-Sn¡v sIm¼p-Ip-¯n, apäs¯ amX-f-\m-c-Is¯ sXm«p-X-tem-Sn. PmXn-t¯m-«-¯nse XWepw XWp-¸p-taäp \S-¶-t¸mÄ Fs´m-s¡tbm Btcm-sSm-s¡tbm ]d-bp-¶pWvSmbncp-¶p. sNSn-Ifpw ac-§fpw ImtXmÀ¯p tIÄ¡p-¶pWvSmbncp-¶p.

       t]mIp¶nsÃ-sb¶v ]e-X-hW A½ tNmZn-¨p. Csöp ]d-ª-t¸mÄ t]mIm³ H¯ncn \nÀ_-Ôn¨p:

       "Ip«n-Ifpw tPmen-bp-sam-s¡-bmbn Ahfp H¯ncn shj-an-¡pw. s]mt¡m'

       "kpJ-ku-I-c-y-§-fn InS-¶-t¸mgpw A½-sb-´m-Wm-{K-ln¨Xv? A-½-bvs¡-´m-bn-cp¶p ]cm-Xn?' -þ Rm³ tNmZn-¨p.

       A½-sbm¶pw ]d-ªn-Ã.

       "lrZbw In«m-¯-Xn-\sà A½ Ien-Xp-Ån-b-Xp. lrZ-b-¯nÂ\n-¶pÅ "At½' hnfn A½bv¡v AarXpw A´-ym-`n-em-j-hp-am-sW-s¶-\n-¡-dn-bmw. AXn\p Rm\-½-bpsS ASp¯v F¶p-apWvSmIpw F¶pw F¶pw'.

       A½ Fs¶ tNÀ¯p ]nSn-¨p. ZpÀ_-e-amb Ic-§-fn Rm\-aÀ¶p. Pohn-X-¯n-sem-cn¡epw A\p-`-hn-¡m-¯- kp-c-£nX t_m[hpw \nÀhr-Xnbpw B ssIIÄ¡p-Ån Rm\-\p-`-hn-¨p.

       A½ Iªn-h-¨p. ]bdpw Imbbpw tXmc-\pWvSm¡n. Icn-]p-cWvS ssIap-{Z- ]-Xnª Ip¸n-¸n-ªm-W-¯n Idn-IÄ hnf-¼n. CuÀ¡nen Xp¶nb ¹mhne Ip¼n-fn A½-tbm-sSm-¸-an-cp¶v Iªn IpSn-¨p. hoWvSpw hoWvSpw tImcn Hgn¨p X¶n«pw Xocm-¯, hÀj-§-fpsS ]g-¡-apÅ Zmlhpw hni¸pw. ]e-I-bn Ip´p-Im-en-en-cp¶v A½ Hmtcm¶p ]dªp:

½bv¡v AÀ¯p-¦Â ]Åo-t¸mbn hgn-]mSp Ign-¡-Ww. AhnSm \½sS aqe-Ip-Spw-_-¡m-cv. B§-tfsS tam³ tbmtk^v tkmt¡-Smbn sIS-¡-zm. Ahs\ ImW-Ww. A¸âSp¯p t]mbn sagp-Ip-Xncn I¯nbv¡Ww. A¸sâ Nm¯w FÃmtcw hnfn¨v Ign-¡-Ww. FÃm sIm¨-§sS t]cnepw ss]X t\À¨ Ign-¡-Ww. Iq«p-§Â cma³Ip«n \½sS ho«n H¯ncn ]Wn-sb-Sp-¯-Xm. Ah\v Hcp hoSp ]Wo¨p sImSp-¡-Ww. ChnsS h¶v Ah-t\mSv Imc-y-§fv t\m¡m³ ]d-b-Ww……… ….

       A§ns\ A§ns\ Xocm¯ Xocm¯ taml§Ä. CsXms¡ a\-Ên Xnc-b-Sn-¡p-t¼mÄ s\gvknwKv tlman A½-bvs¡-§ns\ kz-kvX-am-bp-d-§m³ ]äpw? ssk¡nIv I¬kÄ«ân\v Cu taml§fpw taml-`w-K-§-fp-w hmbn¡m\-dn-bm-ªn-«m-WtÃm "skss\ sskt¡m-knkv' Ub-tám-kn-kn-«Xpw Bân sskt¡m-«nIv sImSp¯p ab-¡m³ {ia-n¨-Xpw.

       hcn-IÄ¡n-S-bn hmbn-¡m³ lrZb-¯n\p I®n-Ãm¯ tUmIvSÀamÀ¡v C§ns\ hnh-c-t¡Sp Ip¯n-¡p-dn-¡m-\sà ]äq?

       cma³Ip«n A½-bpsS Akn-̳âmbn NmÀsP-Sp-¯p. IpSn-bn Irjn-¸Wn XpS-§n. tImgn-¡q-«n ]pXnb Xma-k-¡m-sc-¯n. AhÀ¡v sIm{]bpw Xhn-Sp-ambn A½ Ft¸mgpw Pm{K-ssX.

A½bv¡v tcmK-an-Ã, ]mXn-bn-Ã, ]cn-`-h-an-Ã. hoSm-bn-cp¶p A½-b-v¡p-th­ ip{iq-jm-e-bw. lrZ-b-am-bn-cp¶p A½-bv¡p- thWvSnbncp¶ acp¶v.

       IS-§fpw IW¡p-Ifpw IS-a-Ifpw XoÀ¡m-\mbn A½-tbm-sSm¸w Znh-k-§fpw amk-§fpw HmSn. ]e-t¸mgpw A½bv¡v Hcp sIm¨p-Ip-«n-bpsS \nÀº-Ô-§-fm-bn-cp-¶p. AXp tIÄ¡m³ ck-am-bn-cp-¶p.

       \mc§m anTmbn Xn¶-Ww, sN½o\pw am§mbpw h¨p Iq«-Ww, A\mY Ip«n-IÄ¡v _eqWpw _®pw hm§n-s¡m-Sp-¡-Ww…. …. ….

B{K-l-§Ä Hcm-bncw ]d-ªp. FÃmw XoÀs¶¶p ]d-ªn«pw ]nt¶w ]nt¶w ]d-ªp. ho­WvSpw ho­WvSpw taml-§Ä. AXp Xocp-t¼mÄ asäm-¶v. AXn\p ]ndsI ]nt¶w, ]nt¶w. "A½bv¡v aXn-bmbn tams\' A½ ]d-ªp.

       "A½bv¡v aXn-bm-h-cp-Xv. taml-§-fpÅ A½-sb-bm-sW-\n¡p thWvSXv. Fsâ A½ ]gb {]Xm-]-t¯msS hmgp-¶Xp ImWm-\mWv Rm³ A½-tbm-sSm¸-ap-Å-Xv. ]d-b-s½, A½-bv¡n\n Fs´ms¡ thWw?’

A½ ]gb Imc-y-Øbpw Imc-W-¯n-bp-ambn amdn. ho«n AXn-Yn-IÄ hcm³ XpS-§n.  FÃm-hÀ¡pw Im¸nbpw ]e-lm-c-§fpw A½¡p Xs¶ sImSp-¡-W-sa¶p \nÀ_-Ôw. XI-c-¸m-«-bnse sdm«nbpw anIv¨-dp-amWv hn`-h-§Ä. Ip«n-IÄ¡p sImSp-¡m³ I«n-en-¶-Sn-bnse `c-Wn-bn \mc§m anTm-bn. acp-a-¡Ä¡p k¡-cn-¡p-t¼mÄ kvt\l-¯nsâ tas¼mSn C¯ncn IqSp-X tNÀ¡p-¶-Xp-t]m-se. Bcpw `cn-¡m-\n-Ãm-¯, Bcpw Iog-S-¡p-hm-\n-Ãm¯ kz´w bpssW-äUv InwKvU-¯nse alm-dm-Wn-bmbn hncm-Nn-¨-t¸mÄ A½-bpsS X\n hni-z-cq]w IWvSp.

       BÚbpw A[n-Im-chpw \À½hpw [À½hpw AXn-tYb acymZbpw A]qÀÆ-hn-Imc `mh-§-tfmsS CX-fn-Xfmbn hnSÀ¶p. lrZbw ]q¯p-e-ªp. 

       \qdpw Adp-]Xpw ta\n-bmbn hnf-ªp.

]ecpw tNmZn¨p :

"tPmen¡p t]mI-WvsS? hoSp t\mt¡-WvsS? A½sb t\m¡n-bn-cp-¶m aXn-tbm?’

"AXn-s\ms¡ C\nbpw ka-b-apWvSv. A½ Ft¸m-gp-apWvSmhnÃ-tÃm. Ct¸m Cu he-¡m-cn-s¸®ns\ t\m¡em Fsâ DtZ-ym-Kw. sâ am½m-«n-¡p-«n-bt½ amkm-amkw i¼tfmw In¼tfmw XcsW'

A½sb sI«n-¸n-Sn¨v Rm³ ]d-ªp.

       kÔ-ybv¡v Bßm-hn tImdn-bn« {]mÀ°-\-IÄ A½-sNm-Ãpw. A½-bpsS aSn-bn-en-cp¶v as®® hnf-¡nsâ shfn-¨-¯n ]WvSp ]Tn¨ {]mÀ°-\-IÄ HmÀ½-bpsS ^b-ep-I-fn \n¶v s]mSn X«n-sb-Sp¯p:

"A\p-{K-l-§Ä \nd-ªn-cn-¡p-¶-h-t\, Dbn-À¸p Znh-k-¯n \nsâ krjvSn-¸ns\ ]p¯-\m-¡-W-sa. IÀ¯m-sh, \n¶n-epÅ ic-W-t¯m-Sp-IqsS \n{Z {]m]n¨v \nsâ hc-hn-\mbn t\m¡n-¸mÀ¯n-cn-¡p¶ R§-fpsS acn-¨p-t]m-b-hsc \o Bi-z-kn-¸n-t¡-W-sa…. …. …\'

       {ItaW A½-bpsS cm{Xn-IÄ Ak-z-kvX-am-bn-s¡mWvSncp¶p. s]s«¶v NmSn-sb-gp-t¶äv ASp-¡-f-bn-te¡v \S-¡pw. A¸³ ]Wn Ignªp h¶p, tNmdp hnf-¼-W-a-s{X! sseän«p Ign-bp-t¼mÄ Npäpw t\m¡n A½ Xncn-¨p-t]m-cpw.

       Nne-t¸mÄ cm{Xn-bn s]«n-sb-Sp¯v FÃmw ASp-¡n-s¸-dp-¡pw. F´n-\m-sW¶p tNmZn¨m "]qÆm-dm-bn, Bfp-hcpw' F¶p ]d-bpw.

       `n¯n-bnse \ng-ep-I-tfmSp kwkm-c-am-bn. cm{Xn-bn tImgn¡p Xoän sImSp-¡p-hm³ t]mIp-¶-Xn-\n-S-bn cWvSp aq¶p XhW hogp-Ibpw sNbvXp.

       F\n¡v ss\äv Uyq-«n-bm-bn.

       InS¸v A½-tbm-sSm-¸-am-bn. Fgp-t¶Â¡pt¼mÄ "At½, Ct¸m cm{Xn-bm, sIS-t¶mfp Rm\-Sp-¯p-WvsS¶p ]d-ªm tam\p-WvsS¦n Ipg-¸-ansÃ'¶p ]dªp InS-¡pw. Nne-t¸mÄ cm{Xn-bn Fgp-t¶äp {]mÀ°n-¡pw. sNmÃ-nb-Xp-Xs¶ aq¶p-\meph«w sNmÃpw. Rm³ AtX-äp sNmÃpw.

       Fgp-t¶äp \S-¡p-t¼mÄ IqsS \S-¡pw. hmXn Xpd¶v Ccp-«n-te¡p t\m¡n tNmZn¡pw: "C¶v hcn-Ãm-bn-cn¡pw CsÃ?'  

"Bsc-bmWv A½ At\-z-jn-¡p-¶-Xv?'

"Bcm-WvsSmcmÄ…….. Bcm-sW¶p ]d-bn-ÃtÃm'

       HSp-hn A½ tXSn-b-h³ Hcp cm{Xn-bn A½-bv¡-Sp-s¯-¯n. Dd¡¯n A½ hmNmebmbn:

:"F´m amemtJ h¶-Xv?'

"At½s\ sImWvSp ]qÆm³ h¶Xm'

"At¿m Fs¶ sImWvSp t]mÆm-t\m? Rm³ sâ tamsâ IqS-sÃ? hcm³ ]änÃ'

"Fs¶ ]dªp hn«-Xm. Ahn-sS-Ãmcpw t\m¡n-bn-cn-Iym'

"Rm³ t]m¶m¸ns¶ sâ tam\m-cm? thWvS, amem-J-¡pªp t]m'

"sImWvSp ]qÆm\m Rm³ h¶-Xv. Rm³ hc-W-WvtSm¶v F¶pw B hmXneneqsS cm{Xoev t\m¡mdnsÃ? Rm³ tZ h¶p. hmt¶….'

"Chs\ hn«v Rm.-s\-§\m t]ms\? sâSp¯q¶v Ch³ amdq-e-ym. Rm³ t]m¶m Ch-\§p Itcw. F\n-¡Xp ImWm³taem'

"sImWvsSs¨¶n-sÃ-¦nte Cu amem-J-¡p-ªns\ hg¡p ]dbpw'

"Bcv ?'

"btlm-h. AhnsS At½s\ t\m¡n-bn-cn-Iym A¯n-btSw ap´n-cn-¸tgmw Ahn-tSWvSv F´v ckmt¶m Ahn-sS? ]mSmw BSmw'

'BcsS IqsS?"

"btlm-thsS IqsS. ¼sS-IqsS s]m«n-¨n-cn-t¨mWvSp hcpw btlm-h. ´p ckmt¶m ImWm³?'

'Bsc?"

"btlmth-s\. shÅ-s¯m¸ow \oWvS XmSow Ipkr-Xn-¡®pw _Ãy sImS-h-b-dpw…. ¼sS s]mdsI HmSnhcq-s¶. sNet¸m tZ "¸Xow\'¶§Sv hogpw. l…. l…..'

"]ntÅ-c-sS A¸-\p-WvsSm Ahn-sS?'

"HWvSs¶. Rm³ t]m¶t¸m ]dhm thKw hnfn-s¨mWvSp hcm³. At½, hmt¶. Rm³ tXcpw sImWvSm ht¶-¡-sW. AXo-t¡dn "`qw'¶v ]qÆmw. hmt½"

']ns¶, ]ns¶Fs´m-s¡-¸dªp ]ntÅ-csS A¸³?'

:At¿m, Bfp ]mhm. sâ IqsS Ifn-¡m-s\ms¡ IqSpw. A¯-n¸gw ]d-¡m³ sâ IqsS hcpw'

"DtÆ-zm?'

"sNet¸m ap´n-cn-t¯m-«-¯o-t¸mbn BtcmSpw anWvSmsX Ft´m HmÀt¯mWvSv Zp:Jn¨n-cn-¡pw. Hcp sZh-kw….'

"Hcp sZh-kw?'

"Hcp sZh-kw btlmh IWvSp]nSn-¨p. sNhn-tbev ]nSn-t¨mWvSp h¶p tNmZn¨p: F´n\m shj-an-¡-tW-¶v. At¸m ]dbm'

'F´m, F´m ]d-ª-Xv? "

"Bcpwt\m¡m-\n-ÃmsX A½ ChnsS shjan-¡-ym-¶v. AXp ]dªv btlm-hsb sI«n-¸n-Sn¨p Ic-ªp. btlm-htSw I®p \nd-ªp. kzÀ¤-¯nev s\tem-fn-¡m³ ]mSn-Ã. btlmh FSp-t¯mWvSv aµn-c-¯n-te¡p t]mbn. t]mhpt¼m At½s\ hnfn-t¨mWvSp hcm³ Ft¶mSp ]d-ªp. ]qÆmt½?'

       A½-bpsS tX§eSnIÄ¡p ap¶n amemJ hnj-®-\mbn:

"kmtcm-Ã-ym-t«m. Ic-bWvSmt«m. ¼¡v ]qÆmw'

"amemJ \n¡v Rm³ tamt\m-sSm¶v ]d-b-s«. tams\….. tams\……'

A½ Fgp-t¶äv I«n-en Ccp-¶p. ssIsImWvSp Fs¶ Xnc-ªp.

"A½-sb´m t\m¡-WXv?'

"tamt\, ]qÆmsX ]än-sÃ-¶m-WtÃm ]td-W-Xv.'

"Bcv?'

"amem-J. \à Nt´mÅ Ip«n. btlmh ]d-ªp-hn-«-s{X. ]ns¶§\m ]än-Ãm-¶v ]d-b-sW?'

"A½ kz]v\w IWvSXm'

"kz-]v\mÀ¶m aXn-bmÀ¶p. t]mbm aXn-bmÀ¶qt¶mÀ¯t¸m Bcpw hnfn-¡m³ h¶n-Ã. Ct¸m \ns¶-hn-s«§pw ]qÆm³ A½bv¡v tXm¶-Wn-Ã.'

"At½s\ Rms\§pw hnSnÃ.  tZ, C§s\ apdp¡n¸Sn-¨m Hcp amemtJw sImWvSp t]mhn-Ã. Ipcn-ip-h-c¨v ssZhs¯ HmÀ¯v anSp-¡n-bm-bn«v tamâ-Sp¯v t]Sn-¡msX sIS-t¶m-fqt«m'

"tam\-½-bvs¡mcp k¦oÀ¯\w hmbn¨p Xtc-zm?'

"sIS-s¶m-d-§-t½. \msf cmhnse A½-¡p-«nbv¡v hmbn-¨p-X-cmw. Hd-§nt¡m'

"k¦oÀ¯\w tI«v A½ Hd-§n-t¡m-fmw. \qän-ap-¸-t¯gmw k¦oÀ¯\w Hd-s¡, Hds¡ t½sS sNhoev hmbn¨p Xmtam-s\.'

Rm³ A½-tbmSv tNÀ¶n-cp¶p hmbn¨p:

       _mt_ \-Zn-I-fpsS Xoc¯p R§Ä Ccp-¶p,

       kntbms\ HmÀ¯-t¸mÄ R§Ä Ic-ªp.

AXnsâ \Sp-hnse Aecn hr£-§-fn-t·Â R§Ä

R§-fpsS In¶-c§sf Xq¡n-bn-«p. 

R§sf _²-cm-¡n-s¡mWvSp t]mb-hÀ: kotbm³ KoX-§-fn H¶p sNmÃp-hn³ F¶p ]dªp KoX-§-sfbpw

R§sf ]oVn-¸n-¨-hÀ kt´m-j-t¯bpw  R§-tfmSp tNmZn¨p.

R§Ä btlm-h-bpsS KoXw A\-y-tZ-i¯p ]mSp-¶-sX-§-s\?

"H¶qsS hmbn¡p tams\,'

Aecn hr£-§-fn-t·Â R§Ä

R§-fpsS In¶-c§sf Xq¡n-bn-«p. 

R§sf _Ô\Ø-cm-¡n-s¡mWvSp t]mb-hÀ: kotbm³ KoX-§-fn H¶p sNmÃp-hn³ F¶p ]dªp KoX-§-sfbpw

R§sf ]oVn-¸n-¨-hÀ kt´m-j-t¯bpw  R§-tfmSp tNmZn¨p.

R§Ä btlm-h-bpsS KoXw A\-y-tZ-i¯p ]mSp-¶-sX-§-s\?….. ….

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       Aecn hr£-¯n-t·Â In¶cw Xq¡n-bn«p AXn\p Nph-«n {]hm-knbpw _Ô-\-Ø-bp-ambn hÀj-§-tfmfw au\-s\m-¼-c-¯n-en-cp¶ Fsâ A½. kt´m-jhpw kwKo-Xhpw IhÀs¶-Sp-¯-hÀ ]m«p-]m-Sm³ ]d-ª-t¸mÄ \nÀÆn-Im-c-bm-bn, \ni-_vZ-bm-bn-cp¶ Fsâ A½.. HmÀ½ \in¨ hnh-cw-sI« XÅ-sb¶v Fgp-Xn-¯-Ånb A½-bpsS lrZ-b-¯n Zp:J k¦oÀ¯-\-¯nsâ Cuc-Sn-IÄ s\m¼c cmK-¯n ]mSn-bn-cp-¶Xv Bc-dn-ªp? FÃm-h-tcmSpw lrZbw tNmZn¨ A½-bpsS lrZbw Bcpw IWvSnÃ.

"Fâ-t½…. At½………. At½…………'

A½ sR«n hnd-¨p. A½-bpsS aSn-bn apJ-a-aÀ¯n-¡-c-ª-t¸mÄ s\dp-I-bn hnsd-¡p¶ ssIIÄsImWvSp Xtem-Sn.

       "R-s\m-¶p-ds¡ Ic-b-«-s½. A½sb _Ônbpw {]hm-kn-bp-a-m¡nb a¡-fpsS A]-cm-[-§Ä¡p-thWvSn H¶p s]m«n-¡-cb«s½. R§-tfmSv £an-s¨¶v ]d-b-s½. A½-bp-sS -k-t´m-jhpw kwKo-Xhpw ]nSn-¨p-hm-§nb Cu a¡Ä¡p-thWvSn Aecn hr£-¯nse aqI In¶-c-sa-Sp¯v H¶p ]mS-s½. Cu tam\p-thWvSn H¶p ]mSs½'.

A½-sbm¶p hnd-¨p.

Rc-¡-§-fn sRcnª-aÀ¶ Pev]-\-§Ä GtXm Hcp Km\m-em-]-\-¯nsâ XpS-¡-am-bn-cp-t¶m?

A½-bpsS ssII-f-b-ªp.

Fsâ A½ XfÀ¶ Xmf-Sn-bmbn hoWp. IÅ-¨n-cn-tbmsS A½-tb-bpw-sImWvSv amemJ tXcn-tedn IS-¶p.

F\n-¡-½-bn-Ãm-Xm-bn. F\n-bvs¡m-¶p-an-Ãm-Xm-bn. Rms\m-¶p-a-Ãm-Xm-bn. kz-´-ambn H¶p-an-Ãm¯ A\m-Y-\m-bn.

FÃmw, FÃmw Htc-Hcp \nan-jw-sImWvSv.v

lrZbw tNmZn-bv¡m\pw lrZbw sImSp-¡m\pw C\n Bcp-an-sÃ-\n-¡v.

A½-sbÃmw sImWvSpt]mbn.

Km\hpw kt´m-jhpw Ipkr-Xnbpw \nÀh-rXn-bp-saÃmw…

a\-Ênsâ s\m¼-c-§Ä hncn-¨p-d-§m-\pÅ aSn-¯«pw A½ sImWvSpt]mbn…

A½-am-cm-bn-am-bn-c-apÅ btlm-h-sb-´n\v Fsâ A½sb X«n-¸-d-¨p? Ahn-Sp-s¶{X XpÅn-¨m-Sn-¡-fn-¨mepw a¡-fpsS lrZbw tNmZn-¨m A½-bvs¡´p sImSp-¡pw?

F´p kam-[m\w ]d-bpw?

Fâ-t½.

R§-fpsS kt´m-jhpw km´-z-\-hp-amb At½,

A½-bpsS a¡Ä,

_mt_Â \Zn-bpsS Xoc-¯n-cn-¡p-¶p.

A\-ycpw A\m-Y-cp-am-bn.

kotbms\ HmÀ¯-t¸mÄ R§Ä Ic-ªp. AXnsâ \Sp-hnse Aecn hr£-§-fn-t·Â R§Ä R§-fpsS In¶-c-§Ä Xq¡n-bn-«p.

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R§Ä btlm-h-bpsS KoXw A\-y-tZ-i¯p ]mSp-¶-sX-§n-s\?