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Nne shfns¸Sp¯epIÄ By Aenj

CsXgpXpt¼mÄ Rm³ Hcp am\knItcmK NnInÂkmeb¯nemWp.


AXpsImpXs¶ Cu I¯p Bcpw hmbn¡m³ FgpXnbXÃ. Fsâ Hcp
a\kam[m\¯n\mbn FgpXp¶p A{XXs¶. Fs¶ ]Án ]dªmÂ,
Hcmsf ]Án ]dbpt¼mÄ AbmfpsS imcocnI hÀ®\bmWtÃm
{]Xo£n¡pI. F\n¡p A©Sn A©vNv C©vNp hcpw. \Ã AXns\m¯
h®hpw Dv. Hcp sImøWn¡sâ aIfmbn Rm³ P\n¨p. AXpsIm-
pXs¶ Bebn A¸s\ klmbn¨pw Hs¡ Rm³ imcocnIambn \Ã
iànbpÅhÄ Bbncp¶p. Fsâ N´nbpw apebpw Hs¡ Dcp¡pt]mse
Dd¨hbmWp. apeIÄ hfsc hepXmbXpsImp Rm³ {_mb¡p ]Icw ]-
s¯ Xíp¶ t_mUokmWp D]tbmKn¡mdp. R§fpsS {Kma¯nse
sSbvedmb A¸p takvXncnbmWp Ah F\n¡p Xbv¨pXcp¶Xv AbmÄ
Fsâ apeIsf I®psImv H¶p Dgnbpw "FXmSo sImïo CXp hcn¨nÂ
sIm« amXncn DtÃm XpWnsImsd thWatÃmSo Dw t]mbn aÁ¶mÄ
hm ]¯p cq]bpw sImpt]mcp " AbmÄ ]dbpw. F\n¡p henb
ape¡®pIÄ BWpÅXv apebpsS I®p hcp¶ Idp¯ `mKw GXmp
Hcp ]¸S¯nsâ hen¸w hcpw. \ndw ]t£ ]¸S¯nsâXÃ \Ã
Idp¸mWp. Fsâ IpnIfpw ape¡p tbmPn¨p _me³kpsN¿m\mbn ]
pdtIm«p XÅnbhbmWp. Rm³ \S¡pt¼mÄ XncnIÃp
Xncnbp¶Xpt]msebmsW¶p A¸p takvXncn ]dbmdps{X. Fsâ A¸³
sImøWn¡mc\mbncps¶Inepw amÀ¤w IqSnb
{InkvXym\nbmbncp¶p. ]mhw A¸³ F\n¡p ]Xns\m¶p
hbÊpÅt¸mÄ acn¨pt]mbn. Bebn InS¶mWp acn¨X.v Rm\pw
A½bpw IqSn Debn DuXns¡mncn¡pIbmbncp¶p. H¶p cp
sh«pI¯nbpsS ]Wnbmbncp¶p. A¸³ IqSwsImp ASn¨p Nph¶p ]
gp¯ semlw \nc¯pw. Rm³ shÅw Hgn¨p sImSp¡pw. A½ DebnÂ
Icnbn«p Hcp N{I¯n Id¡n De ]gp¸n¨p \nÀ¯pw. "FSo t{Kko,
F\n¡p hÃmsX hcp¶p C¨nsc shÅans§Spt¯. A¸³ ]dªp.
A½ sN¶p shÅsaSp¯p sImSp¯p. A¸\Xp IpSn¨p Ccp¶p A¸w
hn{ian¨p, ]ns¶ ]pdtIm«p aeÀ¶p. A{XXs¶! Fs¶bpw A½tbbpw
A\mYcm¡n A¸³ t]mbn. ]ns¶ R§Ä Pohn¡m\mbn H¯ncn ]
mSps]«p F¶ph¨m PohnXw \cIXpeyambncp¶p.
A¸³ acn¡pt¼mÄ Fsâ A½¡p Hcp ap¸sX«p hbÊpImWpw. \Ã
BtcmKyapÅ kv{XobmWp A½. {Kma¯nse Hcp kuµcy [maw
H¶pasænepw ImWm³ tamiambncp¶nÃ. B¬XpWbnÃmsX HÁ¡p
Xmakn¡pt¼mgmWp R§Ä BfpIfpsS X\n\ndw a\Ênem¡m³
XpS§nbXv. A¸sâ _Ôp¡ Ä R§sf Xncnªp t\m¡nbnÃ. ]
Tn¡m³ Rm³ tamiaÃmbncp¶p. ]s£ ]pkvXIw hm§m³ ]WanÃ.
BsI cp tPmUn {UÊp am{XamWpÅXv. AXpw ape s]m§p¶ Imew !
Rm³ Ipfn¡m³ Ibdnbt¸mfmWp BZyambn Fsâ apeIsf¸Án
Adnbp¶X.v Ah Hcp s\Ãn¡t]mse BZyw Xpdn¨p \n¶p. B
\mfpIfn AhnsS AÁ¯p Hcp hn§embncp¶p. ]ns¶ Ah Hcp
atcm«n¡t]mse hfÀ¶p. Rm³ InWÁpIcbnepw ]mS¯n\Sp¯pÅ
tXm«nepw \n¶mbncp¶p Ipfn¡p¶X.v ]s£ ]nÃm¯h®w Rm³
Ipfn¡m³ hcpt¼mÄ IÀjvIsXmgnemfnIfpw At§¸pds¯
Ahdm¨\pw Hs¡ Xami ]dbm\pw ]pÃp IgpIm\pw tXm«n¦cbnÂ
hcm³ XpS§n. A½¡p AhcpsS AkpJw ]nSnIn«n. A½ Ft¶mSp
C\n ho«n \n¶p Ipfn¨m aXnsb¶p ]dªp.

A¸³ acn¨n«pw R§Ä Hcphn[w ]nSn¨p\n¶p. A½ Ccp¼pw Acnhmfpw


Dm¡n . Rm³ Debn XobqXn. A½ ASn¨p ]c¯pw. Ccp¼p ASn¨p ]
c¯pt¼mÄ A½bpsS apeIÄ N«¡pÅn InS¶p BSpw.
AXpImWm\mbn ]ecpw Bebn h¶ncn¡pw. AcnhmÄ aqÀ¨
Iq«ms\¶pw ]dªp sXt¡Xnse Ahdm¨\pw hcpw. CS¡p F\n¡p
kvIqfn ^okp sImSp¡Wambncp¶p. ho«n Hcp ]Whpanà ]
etcmSpw tNmZn¨p. BcpsS I¿nepw ]WanÃ. Ahdm¨³ AXdnªp
klmbn¨p. ]s£ A¶p cm{Xn AbmÄ A½bpsS apdnbpsS IXInÂ
ap«n. A½ Abmsf B«ntbmSn¨p. cm{Xnbn hnfn¨pIqhpsa¶p ]dªp.
AbmÄ¡p `mcybpw Fs¶¡mÄ henb s]סfpap.v F¶n«mWp
A½sb cm{Xn ]cn]mSn \S¯m³ hcp¶Xv. ]ntÁ¶p Ahdm¨³ X¶
cq] XncnsI tNmZn¨p. A½ sI«pXmen ]Wbw h¨p AXpsImSp¯p.
AbmÄ AXn ]ns¶ hmintbmsS R§sf t{Zmln¡m\mbn
Xp\nªnd§n. R§fpsS ho«nse hmgIÄ cm{Xnbn AbmÄ
apdn¨pIfªp tImgnIsf hnjw sImSp¯p. A½sb ]Án A]hmZw ]
dªpm¡m\pw AbmÄ ap³Is¿Sp¯p.

A§ns\bncn¡pt¼mgmWp Hcp Znhkw Fsâ IpSnen Hcp ]mân«


HcmÄ h¶Xv. AbmÄ C³jpd³kp I¼\nbpsS GPâmbncp¶p.
acn¡p¶Xn\p aps¼t§m Fsâ A¸³ Hcp C³jpd³kp
FSp¯ncp¶pt]mepw! AXp Hcp AXnibambncp¶p. Hcp sImøWn¡³
C³jpd³kp Hs¡ FSp¡pI F¶p h¨mÂ! R§fpsS `mKyw
AXn\msI Hcp {]oanbta AS¨n«pÅp. AXp ]pXp¡m³ h¶XmWp
AbmÄ. At¸mgmWp A¸³ acn¨ Imcyw AbmÄ Adnbp¶Xv.
AbmÄ¡pthWsa¦n R§tfmSp H¶pw ]dbmsX t]mImambncp¶p.
AbmfpsS I¼\n¡p e£§Ä em`w In«ntbs\. ]s£ AbmÄ
R§fpsS Iã¸mSp Ip Aenªp. Hcp e£w cq] hm§n¯cmsa¶p ]
dªp. ]s£ {]oanbw IpSnÈnI cmbncw cq] AS¡Ww . cmbncw
t]mbn«p cp cq] CÃ R§fpsS I¿nÂ. AbmÄ cq] H¡pt¼mÄ
AbmfpsS ho«n sN¶p ImWm³ ]dªp A{ÍÊv X¶n«pt]mbn. ISw
hm§nbXpw R§Ä kzcq]n¨vXpamb Aªqdp cq]bpambn R§Ä
AbmfpsS ho«n t]mbn. ]Ww F®nt\m¡nbn«p AbmÄ ]dªp. c-
mbncw F¶sà ]dªXp CXp AªqdsÃbpÅp At¸mÄ A½ ]dªvp
"kÀ R§Ä ]mh§fmWp Zbhmbn Fs´¦nepw Hcp klmbpw sNbvXp
XcWw " AbmÄ H¶mtemNn¨p F¶n«p ]dªp "Fsâ I¿nepw ]WanÃ
cmbncw I¼\n¡Ss¨ ]Áq AXpw Hcp dnkvImWp. C¶p \n§Ä
ChnsS \n¡p, \msf ]Ww In«nbm t]¸cv icnbm¡n t]mImw,
X¡mew \n§Ä ChnsS \n¡pI Fsâ `mcy Hs¡ ho«nÂ
t]mbncn¡pIbmWp ]Ww In«ptamsb¶p t\m¡s«" AbmfpsS
alma\kvIXbn hnizkn¨p R§Ä A¶hnsS Ignªp, AbmÄ ]
ns¶ kÔy Ignªt¸mfmWp h¶X.v I¿n Ipsd s]mXnIÄ D-
mbncp¶p. h¶]msS B s]mXvnIÄ A½sb G¸n¨p " C¶p `mcy
hcpsa¶p tXm¶p¶nà \n§Ä CsXms¡ ASp¡fbn sImp t]mbn
hÃXpw Dm¡p. At¸mtg¡pw Rm³ Ipfn¨p hcmw R§Ä s]mXnIÄ
ASp¡fbn t]mbn Xpd¶p t\m¡nbt¸mÄ s]mcn¨ tImgnbpw
N¸m¯nbpw s]mtdm«bpw Hs¡bmWp. A½ Ipsd PocIshÅw Dm¡n
A½ CsXms¡ t¹ÁpIfnem¡n taibn \nc¯n. AbmÄ Ipfn
Ignªp Ibnen am{Xw DSp¯p h¶p. s\©vNn Hs¡ `b¦c ]
qS¡mSpIÄ! A½ AbmtfmSp ]Ww In«ntbmv F¶p tNmZn¨p. " B Hcp
kvYe¯p \n¶pw ISw hm§n ," C³jpd³kp In«pt¼mÄ R§Ä
Xncn¨p Xcmw kmÀ " A½ ]dªp "AsXms¡ \n§fpsS Cãw , ]s£
CXn\p F\ns¡t´m KpWw thsd?" Abm tNmZn¨p "ssZhw kmdnsâ
c£n¡pw" "AXp ssZhw t\m¡nt¡mfpw , Cu sIm¨n\p hÃXpw
sImSp¯p InS¯p Ipsd t]¸cv Hs¡ FgpXm\pw H¸nSm\pw Dv Rm³
AsXms¡ B apdnbn Ccp¶p icnbm¡mw \n§Ä At¸mtg¡pw
h¶m aXn hÃXpw Ign¡n³" AbmÄ AbmfpsS apdnbn t]mbn .

Rm³ s]mtdm«bpw Nn¡\pw t`jmbn«p Ign¨p. PocIshÅhpw IpSv¨p


AXpIgnªt¸mÄ A½ ]dªp "C\n tamÄ t]mbn InSt¶m B
apdnbn ]mbn InS¶m aXn Rm³ kmdn\p hÃXpw thtWmsb¶p
tNmZn¡s« , Rm³ DuWp apdnbpsS ASp¯pÅ sNdnb apdnbnÂ
InS¶p. A¸w Ignªt¸mÄ Rm³ Dd§nt¸mbn. Rm³ DWÀ¶t¸mÄ
A¸pds¯ apdnbn \n¶pw IpipIpip¡p¶p , Rm³ A½sb Xnc¡n
t\m¡n , B apdnbn ebnÁpmbncp¶p Fsâ apdnbnepw
DuWpapdnbnepw ebnÁnÃ. Rm³ hmXn¡ sN¶p AIt¯¡p
t\m¡n At¸mÄ I ImgvN! AbmÄ Hcp Ip¸n aZyhpambn Ccn¡p¶p.
Ipsd t]¸À Hs¡ AhnsS Ccn¸p.v "`b¦c ]Wnbm ]ns¶ \n§Ä ]
mh§fbXpsImp sN¿pIbm \o ChnsS Ccn. Hcp ¥mÊv IqSn FSpt¯m.
C¨nsc Hgn¨p ASn¡p" AbmÄ ]dªp Rm³ A½sb t\m¡n. A½
Ipsd¡qSn amdn apdnbpsS aqebn \n¡pIbmbncp¶p. Hcp Ibnenbpw
»hpkpw am{XamWp thjw! A½ H¶p \mWn¨p \n¶p, F¶n«p ]dªp
"th kmsd CsXm¶pw Ign¡¯nÃ, " "sIm©msX FSps¯mgns¡So"
AbmÄ ]dªp, ]ns¶ A½ H¶pw ]dªnà A½ ¥mkv FSp¯p
Ip¸nbn \n¶pw Ipsd aZyw ]IÀ¶p AXn shÅhpw tNÀ¯p
HÁbSn¡p ¥Êv Imenbm¡n", "C§ns\ BtWmSo IpSn¡ps¶? ]ip
ImSn IpSn¡p¶Xpt]mse, C¨ncn ]Xps¡ Hs¡ Ccp¶p ASn¡p, H¶pw
IqsS Hgn Rm³ I¼\n CÃmsX ASn¡¯nà AXm \ns¶ hnfn¨Xv"
A½m Hcp {] mhiyw IqSn ¥mkv \nc¨p "Ft´m¶mSo \o Ip¸mtbmw
Ct«mncn¡p¶Xv , Rm³ Insà Ibnen AsÃbpÅp \o B »hpkv
Hs¡ Agn¨n«p Ccn" AbmÄ ]dªp.
A½ A¸w \mWn¨p ]ns¶ A½usS »hpkv Ducn t_mUokp
am{Xambn \n¶p AbmÄ H¶p t\m¡n ,"sImsd HtÃmSo hcn¨n sIm«
am{Xn B C\n AXpam{Xambn«p \nd¯m AXpwIqsS Agn¡p " A½ ho-
pw \mWn¨p t_mUoknsâ AÁ¯p Xnc p v¸nSn¨p \n¶p, " FSo
abntc \nsâ \mWw ImWm\Ã CXp hÃXpw \S¡tWm, cm{Xo
Ip¯nbncp¶p Ipsd FgpXWw C¨ncn shÅ aSn¨mse AXn\p aqUp
In«p, At¸mgm \o s]m¯n¸nSnt¨mncn¡p¶Xv, Agns¡sS abntc _mUn"
A½bpsS apJ¯p hÃm¯ Nfn¸pw ZpJhpw \ngen«p, ]s£ A½
At¸mÄ Xs¶ t_mUokv Ducn, Fs´mcp apeIÄ AbmÄ ]dªvXp
icn Xs¶, hcn¨n sIm« t]mse `bIc apeIÄ!! C{Xbpw Ds¶p A½
»hpkn«m tXm¶pIbnà R³ ]mepIpSn¨XmsW¦nepw AXp It¸mÄ
F\n¡pXs¶ hÃmsX tXm¶n . Fsâ kvIqfnse A½mbn Áo¨À F¶p
hnfn¡p¶ hnimem£n A½¡mWp Cu temI¯n henb apeIÄ
F¶mWp R§Ä IcpXnbncp¶Xp. CXp ImÄ hnimem£n \mWn¨p
t]mIpw. cp ioa N¡bpsS A{Xbpw Dp AXnsâ ]IpXn hcpw, Hcp
Nnc«bpsS hen¸¯n Idp¯ hr¯w! AXnsâ H¯ \Sp¡p cp
Im¸n¡pcpt]mse apebpsS I®pIÄ, " hbÊmbn«pw Rm¶nÃtÃmSo
\nsâ `À¯mhp CXnsem¶pw ]nSn¨n«nsÃ, Ió Bbn \n¡p¶sÃm
Ct§m«p hm R³ H¶p ]nSn¡s« AbmÄ ]dªp. A½ AbmfpsS
ASpt¯¡p \o§n At¸mgmWp A½bpsS apJw Rm³ {i[n¨Xp.
AbmfpsS {]iwk A½bpsS \mWw amÁn. Zmcn{Zyw ho«n Ds¦nepw
Xm³ aÁp Nne Imcy§fn Zcn{Zbsö Alw`mhw A½bpsS
apJ¯p \ngen¨ncp\p. A½ {]uVKwv`ocamb B apeIÄ A¸w
I¿n s]m¡n AbmfpsS ASp¯p sN¶p \n¶p. Abm AhbnÂ
H¶p ]nSn¨p ]ns¶ cnepw t]mw t]mw F¶p ]nXp¡n. F¶n«p AbmÄ
A½sb tNÀ¯p \ndp¯n Ip«nIÄ ape IpSn¡p¶Xpt]mse B
ape¡®pIÄ hmbnem¡n N¸m³ XpS§n. AhbpsS bYmÀY
AhIminbmb Rm³ AXp ImWp¶ps¶p AhÀ AdnªnÃ.

AbmÄ A½bpsS apeIÄ amdn amdn IpSn¨p. F¶n«p A½bpsS apgn¨p


A½ AXp XSbm³ {ian¨p. ]s£ AbmÄ A½bpsS Ibnen Agn¨p
Zqsc Fdnªp. F¶n«p A½bpsS hbdnepw s]m¡nfnepw
Hs¡ D½sh¡m³ XpS§n. AbmÄ A½sb Xt¶mSp tNÀ¯p \nÀ¯n.
A½bpsS ]n³`mKw am{Xsa F\n¡p ImWm³ ]ÁpIbpÅp. Fs´mcp
BPm\p_mlphmWp A½sb¶p At¸mÄ F\n¡p tXm¶n. cp Dcp
DcpfnIagv¯nbXpt]mes¯ N´nIÄ AbmÄ Ahbn C«p
Ii¡pIbmbncp¶p. AbmÄ Ahsb hnSÀ¯n A½ AbmtfmSp
IqSpX tNÀ¶p. AbmÄ A½bpsS ]qdnepw aÁpw D½sh¡pIbmWp.
"Fsâ `mcy CsXm¶p ImWWw AhÄ¡p apebpw N´ow H¶panà Ipn
Hs¡ tX¼nbXmWp \o `bIc Nc¡mWtÃmSo " AbÄ ]ns¶bpw
A¸t\cw IqSn A½bpsS apebn Hs¡ ]nSn¨p F¶n«p hopw aZyw
FSp¯p. "shÅw XoÀ¶tÃmsS ASp¡tf t]mbn shÅw FSpt¯mp hm
" AbmÄ ]dªp. Rm³ AXptI« DSs\ Fsâ apdnbn t]mbn InS¶p.
" B Ibnen Cs§Sp " A½ AbmtfmSp ]dbp¶Xp tI«p. "t]mSo C\n ]
mXncm{Xn¡m \nsâ \mWw! C§ns\ t]mbm aXn t]mbn shÅw sImp
hm". "At¿m tamÄ AhnsS InS¸pv Ibnen Xm , h¶n«p Agn¡mw " A½
NnWp§n. "C§v\ns\ t]mbm aXn \nsâ tamÄ X¶tÃm ImWp¶Xv,
sIm¨p s]®ÃtÃm, Ip ]Tn¡s«" AbmÄ ]dªp A½ hnjan¨p
ImWpw A¸t\cw Ignªt¸mÄ A½ ]qÀ® \ábmbn DuWp
apdnbneqsS ASp¡fbnte¡p t]mIp¶Xp Ip A¸w Ignªt¸mÄ
shÅhpambn Xncn¨pw t]mbn. Ccp«¯v A½ Fsâ apdnbpsS
hmXn¡ H¶p \n¶p. F¶n«p ]ns¶bpw \S¶p Rm³ I®paS¨p
InS¶p. DÂkh¯n\p B\¡p«nsb Fgp¶Ån¡p¶Xpt]mse D-
mbncp¶p A½bpsS \ábmb \S¸v.Rm³ DSs\ Fgpt\Áp B
apdnbpsS hmXnen t]mbn A½m At¸mÄ Hcp ¥mÊn hop
IpSn¡pIbmbncp¶p "FSo hm Chs\ H¶p N¸p" AbmÄ ]dªp Rm³
Abmsf t\m¡n Abmfpw At¸mÄ XpWnbpSp¯n«nà Hcp
IcnwIpc§ns\t¸mse Abm Fgpt\Áp \n¡p¶p Hcp
G¯¡mbpsS hen¸apÅ enwKw bmfpsS ImepIÄ¡nSbnÂ
Xq§n¡nS¶p AbmÄ A½bpsS I¿v FSp¯p AbmfpsS Ip®bn ]
nSn¸n¨p. A½ AbmfpsS Ip® I¿nseSp¯p H¶p sXmen¨p I¿n C«p
H¶p XShn At¸mÄ AbmÄ A½bpsS hmbnte¡p Hcp hnc C«n«p ]
dªp "Dus¼So abntc " A½ \mWn¨p ]ns¶ AbmfpsS
Acs¡«nte¡p apJw tNÀ¯p B G¯¡ hmbnem¡n XdbnÂ
Ip¯nbncp¶p. R§Ä kvIqfn sFkp IpSn¡p¶Xpt]mse, B Ip®
sam¯ambn A½bpsS hmbnembn. A½ AbmfpsS Xq§nbmSp¶ A-
nbn ]nSn¨p. B DIfn Xm§psImSp¯nSp N¸n hen¡pIbmWp.
CS¡nsS B enwKw hmbn \n¶pw Ducpw At¸mÄ tdmkv \nd¯nÂ
Xp¸Â ]Xª AXnsâ AÁw Rm³ Ip. ]ns¶bpw A½ AXp
hmbnenSpw C§ns\ Ipsd t\cw Ignªn«pw H¶pw kw`hn¨nà "InS¡p
Ccp¶p N´n Ig¡p¶p" A½ ]dªp. AbmÄ sa¯bn InS¶p A½
AbmfpsS I«nensâ Imen AbmfpsS Imen DS AaÀ¯n Xe
Acs¡«n sh¨p InS¶p Du¼m³ XpS§n A¼e¯n \mZkzcw
hmbn¡p¶Xpt]mse AbmÄ A½bpsS Xe ]nSn¨p Xsâ Acs¡«nÂ
AaÀ¯nbncn¡p¶p apSn Hs¡ I¿n NpÁn¸nSn¨ncn¡pIbmWp.
A§ns\ Ipsd t\cw Ignªt¸mÄ AbmÄ Fgpt\Áp "C\n \o InS¡p
Rm³ ]®s«" A½ henb Bizmkt¯msS I«nen AbmÄ
InS¶nS¯p InS¶p. AbmÄ A½bpsS apIfnte¡p henªp Ibdn. ]
ns¶ I¿n Xsâ Ip® FSp¯p A½bpsS Imensâ CSbnte¡p
XÅn¡bÁn. ]ns¶ AbmÄ Ipsd t\cw s]m§pIbpw XmgpIbpw
sN¿p¶Xp ImWmambncp¶p. Ipsd Ignªt¸mÄ Rm³ Fsâ
apdnbnte¡p Xncv¨p h¶p. Ft¸mtgm Rm³ Dd§nt¸mbn ]nsÁ Znhkw
A½ Fs¶ DWÀ¯nbt¸memWp Rm³ DWÀ¶X.v AbmÄ
t]mbn¡gnªncp¶p A½ Ipfn¨p XeapSn Hs¡ No¸n h¨n«pv. R§Ä
Im¸n IpSn¨n«p AhnsS \n¶pw ho«n Xncn¨p h¶p.

Hcp amkw IqSn Ignªt¸mÄ B C³jpd³kpImc\pw thsd cp t]cpw


IqSn ho«n h¶p. A½sb Hcp sN¡p G¸n¨p. Hcp e£w cq]
R§Ä¡p In«n AXnsâ sN¡mbncp¶p. AXp ASp¯ BgvN R§Ä
_m¦n t]mbn. B sN¡p AhnsS \nt£]n¨p. XmaknbmsX
R§Ä¡p Hcp e£w In«nb Imcyw \m«nemsI ]c¶p. AtXmsS
R§fpsS i\nZibpw XpS§n. _Ôp¡fpsS Hcp {]hmlambncp¶p ]
ns¶. FÃmw A¸sâ _Ôp¡Ä!! ]escbpw R§Ä AdnbpI
Xs¶bnÃ. FÃmhcpw s]mXnsbms¡bmbn«mWp hchv! F¶n«p ]
Xps¡ kw`mjWw AhcpsS Iã¸mSpIfnte¡pw ]ns¶ Ipsd cq] ISw
tNmZn¡p¶Xnte¡pw F¯nt¨cpw. A½ XdX«n \n¶p B ]Ww
Fsâ hnhml¯n\pÅXmWp At¸mÄ am{Xta AsXSp¡pIbpÅp,
AXptIÄ¡pt¼mÄ Xs¶ ]ecpsSbpw apJw Idp¡pw, "tamÄ
{]mbamIs« At¸mÄ R§Ä Xncv¨p klmbn¡mw AXphsc Ipd¨p Xm,
]eni Xcmw" ]s£ A½ AsXms¡ AhKWn¨p, AtXmsS R§fpsS
i{Xp¡fpsS F®w hopw IqSn, A½ Hcp hy`nNmcnbmsW¶pw
Hs¡ AhÀ ]dªp ]c¯n, PohnXw \cIambn, At¸mgmWp
tZhZqXs\t¸mse Fsâ hey¸¨³ ]«mf¯n \n¶pw dn«bÀ Bbn
\m«n h¶Xv.

Fsâ A¸sâ aq¯ tN«\mWp hey¸¨³, At§À ]«mf¯n \n¶pw


FÃmw aXnbm¡n hcpIbmbncp¶p, IeymWw Igns¨¦nepw `mcy thtd
BcpsStbm IqsS Xmakam¡n, AXpsImp AbmÄ t\sc R§fpsS
ho«nemWp h¶Xv, h¶]msS A¸sâ t^ms«m FSp¯p sI«n¸nSn¨p Hcp
Ic¨n Bbncp¶p. ]ns¶ F\n¡p Ipsd XpWnIfpw Ifn¸m«hpw Hcp
Sn³ {_n«m\nb _nkv¡Ápw X¶p, Fs¶ sI«n¸nSn¨p Icªp, C\n
Ipd¨p \mÄ R§tfmsSm¸w Xmakn¡mw F¶p ]dªp. Hcp klmbw
BhpatÃmsb¶p IcpXn R§Ä k½Xn¨p. hey¸¨³ Irjnbpw
Imcy§fpambn ]d¼n ]Wn \S¯n. cm{Xn R§fpsS IXIn Bcpw
ap«msXbmbn. ]pXnb Hcp kpc£nXXzw R§Ä¡p In«n. hey¸¨³
kÔy ab§nbm sImp h¶ dw Ip¸nbn Hsc®w FSp¯p IpSn
XpS§pw. ]et¸mgpw \m«pImÀ¡pw sImSp¡pw. BZyw BZyw AXpsImp
kÔy¡p Hcp]mSp \m«pImÀ ImWpambncp¶p. sImph¶ dw Ip¸nIÄ
ImenbmIpw tXmdpw ]ns¶ ]ns¶ d½n shÅw tNÀ¯p sImSp¡pw.
AXpw I¯n tIÄ¡p¶hÀt¡ sImSp¡q F¶mbn. Hcp amkw
Ignªt¸mÄ, ]« Nmcmbw dw Ip¸nbn Hgn¨p \nd¨p sh¡pw.
At¸mtg¡pw ]«mf IYIÄ tIÄ¡m³ BcpanÃmsXbmbn.

]ns¶ ]pÅn¡mc³ R§tfmSp IY ]dbm³ XpS§n. ]et¸mgpw


IYIfn AÇoehpw ImWpw. A½ AXptI«p \ockw ImWn¡pw.
At¸mÄ hey¸¨³ hnjbw amÁpw. "hey¸¨m cm{Xnbn ]«mf¡mÀ
F§o bp[w sN¿pw?" "FSo tamsf henb ]mcNq«nÃntbm R§fpsS
I¿nÂ, AXp I¯n¡pw. \Ã sh«aÃntbm ]ns¶ Hcp bp[w Xs¶ bp[w,
FS¡p R§Ä Imjvaocn s]®p§sf s]m¡pw ,sImp t]mbn ASn¡pw"
At¸mÄ A½ CSs]Spw, "sIm¨nsâ ASp¯p CsXms¡bmtWm tN«mbo
]tds¶ AhÄ t]mbn ]Tn¡s«", Hcp Znhkw hey¸¨³ Ft¶mSp ]
dbpIm, "FSo tamtf Imjvaocn t]mbm s]Sp¡m³ ]Á¯nÃ" "]ns¶"
Rm³ tNmZn¡pw "FSo AhnsS s]Sp¡phà aq{Xw HSn¨p IfbpIbm ,
XWp¸Ãnsbm R§Ä _md¡nepÅhcp aq{Xw Hgn¡m³ kmam\w
s]m¡n¸nSn¡pt¼mÄ hcp¶Xv At¸msg sFkmIpw C§ns\ iq ¶pw ]
dªp hnÃp t]mse sFkmbn \n¡phÃntbm aq{Xw ]ns¶ AXp
R§Ä HSn¨v HSn¨p Ifbmdm ]Wn".C§ns\ Hmscm IÅ¡YIÄ ]
dªp ]pÅn t\cw Ifbpw. h¶p h¶p A½bpsS I¿n \n¶pw ISw
tNmZn¡m\pw XpS§n .IÅpIpSn¡msX ]pÅn¡p Hcp Znhkw
Ignbm³ ]ÁpIbnÃ. A§ns\ cp amkw Ignªt¸mtg¡pw
hey¸¨s\sImp KpW¯n\p ]Icw tZmjsa¶ kvYnXnbmbn.

CSh¸mXn XpS§nb Hcp cm{Xn, \Ã XWp¸pv, A½bpw Rm\pw AIs¯


apdnbnepw, hey¸¨³ shfnbnse Cdb¯pw BWp InS¡mdp, cm{Xn
Rm³ sR«nbpWÀ¶p, At¸mÄ I«nen Fsâ IqsS Btcm InS¡p¶p,v
Rm³ A½bmbncn¡psa¶p IcpXn , Nnet¸mÄ A½ XWp¸¯p Fsâ
IqsS h¶p InS¡pw. Rm³ Nnet¸mÄ A½bpsS IqsSbpw.
A§ns\bmbncn¡psa¶p IcpXn . Ipsd Ignªt¸mÄ B ]pfn¨
IÅphmS ASn¨t¸mgmWp hey¸¨\mWp InS¡p¶sX¶p a\ÊnembXv.
Rm³ t]Sn¨p XÅn\o¡m³ {ian¨p. At¸mÄ hey¸¨³ ]dbpIbm
"tamsf shfo FÃmw Hme tNmÀ¶p \\bp¶p InS¡m³ ]Áp¶nÃ
C¶n\n R³ ChnsS InSt¶ms« F¶p". Rm³ A½sb t\m¡n A½
IqÀ¡w hen¨pd¡amWp. ]ns¶ Rm³ IcpXn ]mhw hey¸¨\sÃ
InSt¶ms«sb¶p A§ns\ Rm³ Ncnªp `n¯nbptS hit¯¡p
InS¶p. hey¸¨³ Fsâ ]pdInepw! ]ns¶bpw Rm³ Dd§nt¸mbn . ]
ns¶ DWÀ¶Xp Fsâ N´nbn Ft´m Dcbp¶Xp Adnªt¸mgmWp.
hà ]m¼pamtWm? Rm³ t]Sn¨p. ]ns¶ t_m[w h¶t¸mÄ F\n¡p
a\Ênembn. Fsâ ]mhmS hey¸¨³ s]m¡n Ac¡paosX
h¨ncn¡pIbmWp. Fsâ Ipn \áamWp!! Fsâ N´nbpsS hnShn ]
m¼ns\t¸mse Cgbp¶Xp hey¸¨sâ kmam\amWp!!! Rm\§p
\mWn¨pt]mbn. Cu hey¸¨³ Fs´mcp Ipcp¯t¡Sm ImWn¡p¶Xv.
Rm³ Fsâ A½bpw B C³jpd³kp I¼\nbnse kmdpw IqSn
cm{Xnbn sNbvX Imcy§Ä HmÀ½n¨p. F\n¡p \mWambn. F\n¡p
hÃmsX tXm¶nsb¦nepw Rm³ FXnÀ¯nÃ. F\n¡p Ft´m
FXncv¡m³ tXm¶nbnÃ. A¸w Ignªt¸mÄ hey¸¨sâ I¿p Fsâ
apebn h¶p. Rm³ Dd§nbXp t]mse InS¶p. hey¸¨³ Fsâ
apebn Hs¡ XShp¶p! F\n¡p icoc¯n\p NqSp]nSn¨p. Rm³
A\§msX izmkw ]nSn¨p InS¡pIbmWp. hey¸¨³ Fsâ N´ntbmSp
tNÀ¶p Acs¡«n«p Dc¡pIbmWp. hey¸¨sâ kmam\¯n\p
NpÁvpapÅ ]qSIÄ Fsâ Ipnbn BsI Dcbp¶p. Hcp Icn¼Sw Fsâ
N´nbn sh¨Xpt]mse!! A¸w Ignªt¸mÄ Fsâ DSp¸nsâ
_«WpIÄ hey¸¨³ Ducm³ XpS§n At½ , Fs¶\n¡p
hnfn¡Wsa¶pv. ]s£ Fsâ iÐw shfnbn hcp¶nÃ. Rm³ BsI
t]Sn¨p At¸mtg¡pw FÃm _«¬kpw AgnRv\ncp¶p. Rm³
`n¯nbnte¡p tNÀ¶p InS¡pIbmWp. Fsâ apeIÄ At¸mÄ
\áambn. hey¸¨³ Ct¸mÄ t\cn«p Ahbn ]nSn¡p¶p. sasÃ
Ahsb XtemSp¶p. Rm³ ]ns¶bpw Dd¡w A`n\bn¨p InS¶p. ]s£
Fsâ ape¡®pIÄ Fs¶ ]Án¨p. Ah s]s«¶p Dbcm³ XpS§n.
hey¸¨sâ XtemSepI Fsâ ape¡®pIsf tImcn¯cn¸n¨p. Ah
henb Nc¡ÃpIÄ t]mse IÃn¨p. At¸mÄ hey¸¨\p Rm³
DWÀ¶psh¶p a\Ênembn. ]ns¶ hey¸¨³ Fsâ jÀ«p sam¯ambn
Dcnªp. Fsâ apeIfn sXcp sXcp ]nSn¡m³ XpS§n. AtXmsSm¸w
Fsâ \nXw_ hnShpIfn kmam\w h¨p Dckm\pw! AbmÄ Fs¶
aeÀ¯n InS¯n Fsâ apeIÄ hmbnen«p \pWbm³ XpS§n. AtXmsS
Hcp s]cp¸p Fsâ Hmtcm icoc sImi§fnepw \ndªp. Fsâ
FXnÀ¸pIÄ ZpÀvºeambn. hey¸¨³ Fsâ ta Ibdn Fsâ XpSIÄ
tNÀ¯p h¨n«p. AXnsâ CSbn hey¸¨sâ kmam\w C«p Dc¨p ]ns¶
apt¼m«pw ]ndtIm«pw Nen¸n¨p. A¸w Ignªt¸mÄ Hcp \\hp Fsâ
XpSIfn ]c¶p Rm³ X¸n t\m¡nbt¸mÄ hgp hgp¸pÅ Ft´m
{ZmhIw!! At¸mÄ Fhns S tbm Ime³ tImgn IqIn. Hcp aq¶p
aWnbmbn¡mWpw. hey¸¨³ Fsâ InS¡bn \n¶pw Fgpt\Áp
t]mbn. ]ns¶ Rm³ DSps¸ms¡ icnbm¡n C«p InS¶pd§n . cmhnse
Fgpt\Át¸mÄ Fsâ XpSIÄ H«n¸nSn¨ncn¡p¶p. BZyw \S¡m³
Xs¶ {]bmkw tXm¶n. ]ns¶ Rm³ XpSIÄ hnSphn¨p aq{X¸pcbnÂ
t]mbn shÅw Hgn¨p IgpInbt¸mÄ FÃmw icnbmbn.
AXn ]ns¶ Cu cm{XnIÄ BhÀ¯n¡m³ XpS§n A½¡p Hcp
kwibhpw tXm¶nbpanÃ. A¶s¯ {]mb¯ns\ tNmc¯nf¸nÂ
Rm\pw hey¸¨\p hg§ns¡mSp¯p. A§ns\ CXp ]e cm{XnIfnÂ
BhÀ¯n¨p. cm{Xn BbmÄ hey¸¨³ \pgªp Fsâ I«nenÂ
Ibdpw. ]s£ Fsâ ]qdn Hcn¡epw hey¸¨³ kmam\w IbÁnbnÃ.
F¶m Ahkm\apÅ B ip¢ {khWw Fsâ ]qdnse
tcma§sfms¡ H«n¨p ieys¸Sp¯pw. ]ns¶ ]Xnsb hey¸¨³ Fs¶
sImp Ip®bn ]nSn¸n¡m\pw Hcn¡Â Fsâ apJw Acs¡«nte¡p
Xmgv¯m\pw {ian¨p .F¶m F\n¡p AXn\nãanÃmbncp¶p A§ns\
Rm³ hmbnseSp¯nà .

hey¸¨³ Irjn Hs¡ t\m¡p¶Xp Ipdªp h¶p. ]«bSn am{Xambn.


AXn\p Imipw R§Ä sImSp¡Wsa¶mbn. Hcp Znhkw A½ Ft¶mSp
]dªp FSo tamsf hey¸¨s\ ]Án \nsâ A`n{]mbsa´m? Rm³
H¶p sR«n A½ cm{Xnbnes¯ ]cn]mSnIÄ Adntªmsb¶p Rm³
kwibn¨p. ‘FSo CbmÄ alm ieyambncn¡p¶p. \½Ä¡p Cbmsf
sImp BsI {]tbmP\w ]«n¡p ]Icw Imh Fs¶bpÅp. CS¡nsS ]
Ww tNmZn¡p¶p. tNmZn¡msXbpw Fsâ s]«nbn \ns¶Sp¡p¶p. Hcp
ISÂ Inghsâ kz`mhambncn¡p¶p. AsXms¡ kln¡mw CS¡nsS
Fsâ t\sc CbmÄ¡p t\m«apsmsb¶p kwibapv. Rm³ Ipfn¡m³
t]mIpt¼msgms¡ ad¸ptcsS AhnsS h¶p Inf¡ptIw InpsIw
Hs¡ sN¿pw. a\Ênencp¸p thsdbmsW¶m tXm¶p¶Xv. \nâSp¯p ]-
s¯ t]mse sIm©m\pw IY ]dbm\pw ASp¸n¡cpXv. \o sXm«mÂ
s]m«p¶ {]mbam! BWp§sf kz´w A¸\mbmepw ASp¸n¡cpXp ‘,
Rm³ \n¶p hnbÀ¯p.

A§ns\bncns¡ Hcp Znhkw Rm³ kvIqfn \n¶pw h¶t¸mÄ ho«nÂ


A½bpsS D¨XnepÅ kwkmchpw Rc§epw tIÄ¡mw. Rm³
apdnbpsS IXIp XÅn¯pd¶p AI¯ptIdn. At¸mÄ I Imgv¨!!
A½bpsS Ibnen Hs¡ ]dn¨p Ifªncn¡p¶p. A½sb I«nensâ
Imen I¿p sI«n C«ncn¡p¶p. A½bpsS ]pd¯p hey¸¨³ Ibdn
InS¡p¶p. A½ Abmsf Nhn«pIbpw sXmgn¡pIbpw sN¿p¶pv.
AbmÄ A½bpsS ]pd¯p Ibdn ImepIÄ AI¯m³ {ian¡pIbmWp.
F\n¡p Fsâ ka\ne \ãs¸«p. Rm³ ASp¡fbntet¡mSn . I¿nÂ
In«nbXp sImcn¸eIbmWp. Rm³ AsXSp¯p HmSn h¶p B
XmtbmfnbpsS Xebn BªSn¨p Xes]m«n tNmc AhnsSms¡ NoÁn.
AbmÄ I«nen \n¶pw Xdbn adnªp. Rm³ A½bpsS sI«gn¨p.
AbmÄ hÃmsX A½sb D]{Zhn¨ncp¶p. apebnepw s\©vN¯pw Hs¡
ISn¨p apdnth ¸n¨ncn¡p¶p. A½ NmSnsbgpt\Áp apsSp¯pSp¯p. ]
ns¶ Fs¶ sI«n¸nSn¨p F¶n«p hey¸¨sâ t\sc t\m¡n

H¶p kwibn¨n«p aq¡n I¿p sh¨p. tamsf CbmÄ Ns¯¶m


tXm¶p¶Xv A\¡anÃ. Ct¸mÄ \½Ä F³¯p sN¿pw AbmÄ
cIv¯¯n ap§n InS¡pIbmWp R§Ä Hcp XpWn \\NvIp XebnÂ
ASn sImnS¯p sI«n At¸mÄ AbmÄ Rc§n. B `mKyw tamsf Poh\p-
.v Cu Xmtbmfn Rm³ Ipfn¨n«p XpWn amdm³ h¶t¸mÄ I«nensâ
ASnbn InS¡pIbmbncp¶p. Rm³ Adnªnà t\cs¯bpw C§ns\
sNbvXpImWpw ]et¸mgpw F\n¡p XpWn amdpt¼mÄ Btcm Fs¶
t\m¡p¶Xpt]mse tXm¶nbn«pv. ]s£ I«nensâ ASnbnÂ
t\m¡nbn«nà Rm³ tXmÀ¯p Xdbn hoWsXSp¡m³ t\m¡nbt¸mÄ
CbmÄ Ips®w ]nSn¨p I«nensâ Iogn sIS¡pIbm!! Rm³ A§p
t]Sn¨p t]mbn \nehnfn¨p. At¸mÄ CbmÄ Cd§n h¶p Fs¶
tIdn¸nSn¨p. Fs¶ sI«nbn«p ]®m\pÅ ]cn]mSnbmbncp¶p. tamÄ
h¶nÃmcpt¶Â Ch³ Fs¶ Ifnt¨s\. ]ns¶ \½Ä Chsâ ASnabpw
Bbnt¸mtbs\. `mKyw C\n \½Ä ChnsS \n¡m tamsf, \½Ä¡p
t]mImw
FhnsS t]mIpw As½ – Zqsc BcpanÃm¯ \½sf Adnbm¯
HcnS¯p!! Fsâ htIsemcp amh³ Xfn¸d¼n Hv AhnsS t]mImw
Bcpw \½sf AhnsS Xnc¡¯nÃ, _m¦nse ]Ww ]Xps¡ FSp¡mw
C¶p cm{Xn Xs¶ kvYew hnSmw

A¶p cm{Xn ]mXnc¡pÅ s{Sbn\n Ibdn R§Ä ae_mdnte¡p


Xncn¨p

Nne shfns¸Sp¯epIÄ (A[ymbw cv) By Aenj


s{Sbn³ aµambn \o§ns¡mncp¶p, dnkÀ thj³ CÃm¯
I¼mÀ«vsaâmbXn\m Ccn¡m\pw H¶pw kvYeanÃ., R§Ä {XnÈqÀ
hsc \n¶p kvYew In«psa¶p IcpXn BÄ¡mÀ IqSp¶XÃmsX
Cd§p¶nÃ. ]ns¶ Rm\pw A½bpw XeÀ¶p Xdbn Ccp¶p. ]ns¶
Ft¸msgm R§Ä B Xdbn FÃmhcpsSbpw Nhn«psImp InS¶p
Dd§nt¸mbn. ]ns¶ DWÀ¶Xv XetÈcn Bbt¸mgmWp. At¸mÄ
kabw Bdp aWn ]ns¶ R§Ä AhnsS Cd§n. Hcp Nmb IpSn¨p.
ss{]hÁp _kn hopw bm{X. Ccn«n F¶ aetbmc {Kmaw. AhnsS
\n¶pw Po¸n ]ns¶bpw Iq«p]pg F¶ kvYew, Hcp a[yXncphnXmwIqÀ
A´co£w Xs¶ ImÀjnI taJebmWhnSw, h\t¯mSp tNÀ¶p
I¿S¡nbpw ]IpXn It¿dnbpw A¸w ]«bhpw Hs¡bmbn Hcp
{InkvXy³ IpSntbÁ taJe! kvYew ]p \IvkebnÁpImcpsS CuÁnÃw
Bbncp¶p Ct¸mÄ AÊÂ ImÀjnI {Kmaw. t]meokv tÌj³ DÅXp
ssaepIÄ¡Ise Ccn«nbnÂ. tImSnIfpsS aetbmc hn`h§Ä
hn¡p¶ kvYew AhnsS A½bpsS amh³ R§sf Po¸p \n¡p¶
Ihebn Xs¶ Dmbncp¶p Imes¯ Xs¶ ]«bSn¨n«mWp \n¸p.
Abmsf It¸msg Hcp hi¸niIp F\n¡p tXm¶n. ]ns¶ A½bpsS
amh\sÃ. AbmÄ AhnsS \n¶pw hop Hcp Po¸p ]nSn¨p. apÅpapcSp
aqÀJ³ ]m¼pw IÃp IcSp Imªnc¡pÁnbpw am{XapÅ Hcp
sImÃnbnse¡p Xncn¨p. R§Ä amhsâ ho«n F¯nbt¸mÄ aWn c-
mbn. hÃm¯ hni¸pw £oWhpw R§sf XfÀ¯nbncp¶p. ]pÃptaª
Hcp IpSn NpÁpw ]pÂtaSpIÄ, Hcp ]ipsXmgp¯p, henb ac§Ä
,dºÀ, Im«pac§Ä C§ns\ hÃm¯ Hcp hnP\amb kvYew, Cu amh³
F§ns\ ChnsS h¶p ]Án, tIcf¯nsâ `mKsa¶p ]dbm³
bmsXm¶panÃm¯ Hcp kvYew. henb ]mds¡«pIÄ FÃmbnS¯pw
ImWmw.

A½ amht\mSp R§fpsS IãXIsf ]Án ]dªp. hey¸¨sâ Imcyw


H¶pw annbnÃ. FÃmw tI«n«p amh³ ]dªp " ChnsSms¡ \Ã kvYew
Cãw t]mse hm§m³ In«pw, Npfphne¡p CubnsS ]membo¶p h¶
Hcp ]mÀ«n hn¡m\n«ncn¡p¶ Hcp kvYeap,v Im Is®Sp¡¯nÃ,
A{X kpµcamb Hcp CSw, Hcp A¼Xn\mbncw cq]¡p AXp Rm³
\n§Ä¡p hm§n¨p Xcmw, ]ns¶ sImÃ]Wn H¶pw th dºdnsâ Id
am{Xw aXn kpJambn Ignbm³ CsXms¡ tI«t¸mÄ A½¡p kt
´mjambn. _m¦nepÅ ]Ww FSp¯p ChnsS kvYew hm§n kpJambn
Xmakn¡msa¶p A½ Xocpam\n¨p. amh Rv§Ä¡p thtd BcpanÃ. \Ã
Hcp kvYew t\m¡n F\n¡p hm§n¯cWw. \Ã AbepImcpw
Hs¡bpÅ Hcp kvYew! R§Ä¡mcpanà amh³ AÃmsX A½ ]dªp
"\osbm¶p Np½mXncnsbSn tamsf amh³ CsÃ, \Ã I®mb hkvXp \Ã
NpÁph«w, hfsc Npcp§nb hne , ] ns¶t´m thWw, \n§fp hÃXpw
Ign¨n«p H¶p ab§v sshIpt¶cw t]mbn B kvYew ImWmw.

hIn«p Rm\pw A½bpw amh\pw IqSn B kvYew t\m¡m³ t]mbn I-


t¸msg R§Ä¡p B kvYew t_m[n¨p \à ]pÂtaSnsâ \Sp¡pÅ Hcp
henb hoSp Hmebpw ]pÃpw taª Iqc BsW¶p am{Xw \Ã aq¶p ]
ip¡sf sI«m³ ]Ánb sXmgp¯p \à Hcp ]¨¡dntXm«w
shÅcn¡ a¯§ Hs¡ ]pcbpsS apIfnte¡p ]SÀ¶p Ibdnb
at\mlcamb kvYew CsX´n\p AhÀ hnÁn«p t]mIp¶p F¶p
R§Ä¡p a\Ênembnà NpÁpw ]pXpXmbn sI«nbm knaâv aXn Hcp
`mK¯p am{Xw AXp CSnªn«pv AhnsS Hcp Iqc ImWmw GtXm ]
mh§Ä BsW¶p tXm¶p¶p {InkvXym\nIÄ Xs¶ N«bWnª Hcp
s]®p¼nÅ AhnsS \n¶p R§sf t\m¡p¶pmbncp¶p Rm³ H¶p
Nncn¡m³ {ian¨p At¸mÄ AhÀ apJw tIm«n AIt¯¡p Ibdnt]mbn
thtd Ab BcpanÃ. Rm³ amhs\ t\m¡n

"Hm Ipg¸anà ]mh§fm ]ns¶ AhnsS \me©vNp BWp§fm a¡Ä.


FÃmw ASn]nSow ]mÀ«oambn«p Pbneo sIS¡pIbm. AXm AhÀ¡p Hcp
hnjaw. ]ns¶ ]mem¡mcp t]mbXn ]ns¶ hnfshSps¸ms¡ Ahcm,
Bcp tNmZn¡m\m AXnsâ tZjyw ImWpw, \n§sf ]
cnNbs¸«pIgnªm Iq«pImcmbnt¡mfpw" amh³ DZmko\\mbn ]dªp.
A½ AsXm¶pw {i[n¡p¶nÃmbncp¶p. A½ HmSn \S¶p hkvXphnsâ
ap¡pw aqebpw ]cntim[n¡pIbmbncp¶p. hmgbpw tN¼pw Im¨nepw
Hs¡ \«n«pv. ]mem¡mÀ icn¡pw ImipapS¡nbXmbncp¶p F¶p I-
mednbmw "amhm \Ã kvYew Cs{Xw ]Wn sNbvXn«p, ChÀ F´n\m
hn¡pt¶¶m Fsâ kwibw" A½ ]dªp
"AXp ]ns¶, AhcpsS Hcp sIm¨p ae¼\n h¶p acn¨p, AXn ]ns¶
Cu kvYe¯nt\mSp AhÀ¡p henb aaX CÃmXmbn, As{X HÅp.
\n§sS `mKyw htÃmcpw sImp t]mt¶\pap¼p hm§nt¡mfn³" ama³ ]
dªp.

GXmbmepw B kvYew R§Ä hm§m³ Xocpam\n¨p. A½ \m«nÂ


t]mbn _m¦n sN¶p ]Ww Hs¡ FSp¯p XncnsI h¶p. Fsâ
hey¸¨³ \m«n Csöp am{Xw Adnbm³ Ignªp. Hcp ]s£
\mWt¡Sp t]Sn¨p ]gb `mcybpsS ho«ntem atÁm t]mbXmbncn¡mw.
A§ns\ Hcp BgvN¡pÅn R§Ä B hnimeamb ]d¼nsâbpw
IrjnbnS¯nsâbpw DSaIfmbn. A§ns\ A¸sâ C³jpd³kp ]
Whpw XoÀ¶p. amhsâ I¿n \n¶pw cp ]ip¡sf IqSn hm§n .Ipsd
I¸bpw IpcpapfIpw R§Ä Xs¶ \«p. R§fpsS Ab¡mÀ
R§tfmSp kwkmcn¡mt\m H¶pw h¶nà .A§ns\ R§Ä A½bpw
aIfpw am{Xambn Hcp PohnXw.

Hcp Znhkw Rm³ ]pcbnS¯nsâ AcnInse I¿me CSnªp


InS¶nS¯p then sI«ns¡mncn¡pIbmbncp¶p. At¸mgmWp AbÂ
h¡s¯ XÅsb Rm³ IXp. AhÀ Hcp \m¸Xp\m¸¯©vNp
hbvkÊp {]mbw hcpw. N«bpw appamWp thjw. AhÀs¡mcp aIÄ Dv.
Hcp XSn¨n. Ahsf sI«n¨p hns«¦nepw a¨n BbXn\m `À¯mhp
ho«n sImp hn«ncn¡pIbmWs{X. AhÄ Hcp irwKmcnbmsW¶p
ImWpt¼mtg Adnbmw . Rm³ Iãs¸«p sI«nb apfthen ]nsÁ Znhkw
Btcm FSp¯p Zqsc Ifªncn¡p¶p. F\n¡p k¦Shpw tZjyhpw
kln¨nÃ. Rm³ AhcpsS I¿me¡Sp¯p sN¶p tNmZn¨p "Bcm Cu
hr¯ntISp ImWnt¨ Rm³ sI«nb then Bcm s]mfnt¨?". At¸mÄ
B aIÄ ho«n\p shfnbn Xq¯p sImp \n¡pIbmbncp¶p , AhÄ
Fs¶ H¶p t\m¡n F¶n«p Ae£yambn Hcp Xp¸p Xp¸n .F¶n«p ]
ns¶bpw apÁaSn XpSÀ¶p. Rm³ ]ns¶bpw tNmZn¨p "Bcm R§sS
then s]mfnt¨?". AhÄ Fs¶ H¶p t\m¡n F¶n«p "At½ Ct§m«p
hs¶ Hcp s]®p Ft´m InS¶p sNe¡p¶p?". At¸mÄ AI¯p\n¶pw
AhfpsS XÅ Cd§nh¶p , "BcmSo ChnsS InS¶p sXmÅ
Xpd¡ps¶?". Rm³ ]dªp "Rm\m A¸pd¯p Xmakn¡p¶hcm,
C¶se Rm³ sI«nb then Bcm s]mfnt¨¶p tNmZn¨Xm?"
"B Bcv¡dnbmw "
"tZ \n§Ä Hcp amXncn hr¯ntISp ImWn¡cpXv Rm³ Iãs¸«p sI«nb
thenbm"
"hr¯ntISp F´phm sImt¨ ImWns¨ \nsâ ]pcbnS¯n tIdn Rm³
Xqdntbm?"
\à Ìm³tUÀUp ]mÀ«nbmWp Ab¡msc¶p At¸mÄ ]nSn In«n
Rm\pw hn«nÃ.

"Xqdm\nt§m«p ht¶cp A¸w ImWn¡mw then Bcm s]mfnt¨¶m


tNmZnt¨"
"\o Ft´m ImWn¡m\m sImt¨, AXn\pw thn H¶pw CÃtÃm, \nsâ
Bcm s]mfnt¨¶p R§s¡§ns\ Adnbmw?"
"XsÅ, Hcp amXncn sXmenª hÀ¯m\w ]dbcpXv . then \n§fsÃ
s]mfn¨Xv Zmv AXnsâ IjWw \n§vsS apÁ¯p InS¡p¶tÃm. B apf
Rm³ ChnsS h¨p sI«nbXmbncp¶tÃm?"
"s]®p§s¡§n\mSo sXmen¡ps¶? BWp§Ä¡sà sXmen¡m³ ]
Áq, \ns¶ s]mfn¡m³ R§fmcpw h¶nÃtÃm ]ns¶t´m¶m Iodpt¶?"
"tZ XtÅ Du¼nb hÀ¯am\w ]dbcpX,v then s]mfn¨sX´n\m¶m
tNmZnt¨?"
"BcmSo Du¼nbXp? \obpw \nsâ XsÅw IqSmbncn¡pw! Imte Adnbmw
Du¼em ]Wo¶p"
"then s]mfn¨vsX´n\mSo XsÅ?"
"XtŶp \ns¶ Xqdnbn« Ahsf t]mbn hnfnsbSo, \nsâ ]qdp
s]mfn¡eÃntbm Fsâ ]Wn , t]mSo Iq¯n¨o"
"XÅbÃntbm? sNdp¸¡mcnbmbncn¡pw F¶m sImt¨¶p hnfn¡mw ,
then F´n\m s]mfnt¨"
"FSo dmWo \o Ct§ms«m¶p hmSo F\n¡p Cu s]®nsâ hÀ¯m\w
tI«p sNmdnªp tIdpIm, AhfpsS ImensâtSse then Bcmp
s]mfns¨¶p!! F\ns¡sâ BkIew hndªp tIdpIbm "
tamÄ I¿me¡cnInte¡p h¶p ]dªp "FSo s\t¯meo t]mbn ]Wn
t\ms¡So A½¨ntb \n\¡dnb¯nÃ. DS¡nbm `b¦cnbm, \o tIdn
t]m acymZ¡p"
"AXp sImÅmw XtÅw tamfpw IqsS R§sS theow s]mfn¨n«p C¸w
Rm³ tIdn t]mIWsat¶m AsXhnSs¯ \ymbw?"
"Imensâ FtSse \ymbw! t]mSo ]qdo \nsâ ho«nÂ, Atà abncns\
Nhn«n FsÃmSn¡pw"
"Nhn«pw!! Dfp¯pw!!! Nhn«m\nt§m«p hm ImWn¨p Xcmw"

"\o Ipsd t\cw sImp ImWn¡p¶tÃmSo , C¶m Rm³ ImWn¡mw


Cs{Xw HtmSo \nsâ ImWn¡p¶Xv" XÅ Nodn h¶p AhcpsS app
HscmÁ s]m¡p. F\n¡p AhcpsS Acbnse IS´Â IqSp hsc
ImWm³ Ignªp. Rm\§p N½nt¸mbn.
"Hcp \mWanÃm¯ hÀ¤w, htÃmtcw app s]m¡n ImWn¡m³ Fs´mcp
kt´mjw" Rm³ ]n´ncnªp.

"F´mSo In«p I®p aªfnt¨m? C¶m Fsâ sImtXmw IqsS ItmSo "
XÅ Xncnªp \n¶p H¶p IqSn app s]m¡n AhcpsS Bk\w Fs¶
ImWn¨p. Fsâ apJw Nph¶pt]mbn. Hcp \mWhpanÃm¯ hÀ¤w!
ChcpsS ASp¯p ]dªp Pbn¡m³ {]bmkw.

"tamfpsS ap¼o sh¨m XÅ ]qdpw sImtXmw ImWn¡pt¶ C\n Cu


then s]mfn¨m t]meokn t]mbn ]cmXn sImSp¡pw t\m¡nt¡m?"
Rm³ ]dªp
"t]meokp F´mSo R§tf aq¡o tIÁptam? F¶m t]mbn ]dsbSo
ChnsS \n¶p sNe¡msX "

At¸mÄ Fsâ A½ HmSn h¶p "FXm tamtf hg¡p? AÃ Cu then


s]mfn¨nt«m! AsX¶m ]Wnbm ImWnt¨? Abtem¡¯pImcp
C§n\mtWm R§tfmSp s]cpamdpt¶? F¶pw \½fp ImWm³
HtÅmcÃntbm?" A½ im\Xbmbn tNmZn¨p.
"\nsâ tamtf \tÃmWw ImWn¨p, F¶pw ImWtWÂ cmhnse ChnsS
h¶m aXn Xqdpt¼mÄ ImWmw" XÅ ]dªp.
"C§nt\ms¡ ]dbm³ C¸w F¶m Dmbn? then Bcm s]mfnt¨¶p
tNmZn¨p As{X AÃm DÅq? \n§ftÃÂ AÃm¶p ]dªt¸msc,
tamfn§p hm hg¡n\p \n¡m then thsd sI«mw! "

"then \nsâ ]qÁn sImp sI«pw, AÃmsX ChnsS CÃm¯ then D-


m¡m³ ]Á¯nÃ" tamÄ dmWn F¶ ]p¨n GÁp ]nSn¨p.

"\n§¡p acymZ¡p kwkmcn¡m³ Adnb¯nÃntbm F¸gpw ImensâsSw


]qdpam At¿" Rm³ ]dªp.
"]ns¶ Ft´m ]dbWsaSo \nsâ A¸sâ Ipt®sS Imcyw ]dbtWm?"
"tZ Fsâ A¸s\ ]dbcpXv?"
"]ns¶ Bsc ]dbWsaSo ,A¸\Ãntbm \ns¶ Dm¡nbXv?" XÅ
tNmZn¨p.

"A¸\pw At½w IqSm a¡sf Dm¡p¶X.v AXp t]m«v. \½sf´n\m


InS¶p No¯ hnfn¡p¶X.v Abez¡w FÃmw kam[m\¯n Ignbtmcm
\ns¶t¸mse \nsâ Ab¡mtcw kvt\ln¡tWm¶Ãntbm
ss__nfn ]dbpt¶? H¶pantÃepw \½sfÃmw {InkvXym\nIÄ
AÃntbm?" Fsâ A½ CSs]«p.

"{InkvXym\n!! ImentâtSem, {InkvXym\n?! hà sImïow ]db¯ow


Hs¡ ]«n s]Sp¯ shůo amtamZok ap§ntb¨p \S¡pw
{InkvXym\nbmtW¶pw ]dªp. \ns¶ BcmSo {InkvXym\n B¡n hn«Xv.
hà I]ymÀ¡pw InS¶p sImSp¯p ImWpw AhÄ hey ss__nfpw
XtXzmw ]dbphm, t]mSo abntc" B XÅ Fsâ A½bpsS hm¡nÂ
GÁp ]nSn¨p.

amÀ¡w IqSnb Imcyw ]dªt¸mÄ Fsâ A½¡p tIdn sImp. kwKXn


IqSpX hjfmIm³ XpS§n "tZ XtÅw tamfpw sImïosS kz`mhw
icn¡dnb¯nà Ccp¼n ]WnsbSp¯n«pÅ I¿m Adnbmtam A[nIw
Ifn¡tà ImWn¨p Xcmw" Fsâ A½ ]dªp.
"t]mSo abntc \o ImWn¡pw C¶m R§Ä ImWn¡mw Itm Cs{Xw Dt-
mSo" ]dªp Xocm¯ Xmakw B XÅbpw tamfpw IqSn Hcpan¨p ap-
ps]m¡n HÁ \n¸p! Rm³ BsI Nfn¨p t]mbn. cv B\¸qdpIÄ
AXm \nd¨p ]qSbpambn R§sf t\m¡n Nncn¡p¶p. cp an\n«p
AXpt]mse s]m¡n¸nSn¨n«mWp AhÀ cpw IÀ«³ Xmgv¯nbXv.

Fsâ A½¡pw hndªp tIdn. A½bpw ]IpXn hsc Ibnen s]m¡n. ]


ns¶ s]s«¶p Fs¶ Ip Xmgv¯n. "hmSo ap¡p ho«nt¸mImw
AehemXnIÄ!! XtÅw tamfpw IqsS apps]m¡n ImWn¡phm,
\mWanÃm¯ hÀ¤w, hm Fsâ IqsS" Rm³ A½bpsS IqsS \S¶p.
A§ns\ ]qÀ {]ZÀi\ aÂkcw Ignªp. kXy¯n F\n¡p
A¸w \ncmi tXm¶n. A½ aÂkc¯n Pbn¡ptam F¶dnbm³ ]
Ám¯Xn Bbncp¶p hnjaw. A½bpw tamiamIm³ CSbnsöp
F\n¡dnbmambncp¶p. F¶m A½ ]IpXn¡p sh¨p \nÀ¯n¡fªp.

Iq. .. .. H ]qbv!! XÅbpw tamfpw R§sf t\m¡n ]pdIn \n¶pw Iqhn.


" t]mSo ]p¨na¡tf Fsâ tam¬ hÀ¡ow A\nb½mcpw \msf
Pbneo¶p hcpw A¸w ImWn¨p Xcmw " XÅ ]dªp R§Ä H¶p
sR«n XÅbpw tamfpw IqSn Ct¸mÄ Xs¶ R§sf tXm¸n¨p. C\n
BWp§Ä h¶m KXnsb´mIpw?! F\n¡p `bambn. A½ Ahfpamsc
icn¡p H¶p s]m¡n ImWnt¡Xmbncp¶p. F¶m aÂkcw
ka\nebn ]ncntªs\. CXp AhÀ IqSpX tKmfSn¨p. A½sb Hcp
kv{Xobmbn (AXmbXv A½bpsS kv{Xothjw) Rm³ IXp ]ns¶ Hcp
ZnhkamWp. A¶p R§Ä hosSÃmw IgpIn XpS¨p
XpWnsbms¡ IgpIn tXmcm³ CSpIbmbncp¶p. sXmgp¯n \n¶pw
ho«nsâ tImembnte¡p Hcp henb Ai sI«n F¶n«p XpWnIÄ
Hmtcm¶mbn hncn¡m³ XpS§n. A½ A¸sâ Hcp ]gb ^pÄ I¿³
jÀ«mbncp¶p C«ncp¶Xv. ]mhmS H¶panÃ. XpS¡p Xmsg hsc B jÀ«p
InS¶ncp¶p. AhnsS thsd Bcpw hcmt\m ImWmt\m CÃm¯Xp sIm-
mbncn¡pw A½ A§ns\ jÀ«p am{Xambn \n¶Xv.

(XpScpw)