Protibaar poila boishakh aase, kaagoje kichhu pessimistic-optimistic aalochona shuru hoy. Bangali’r Bangalittwo thaakchhe kinaa. Keu bole thaakchhe, keu bole thaakchhe naa! “bidogdho gaambat” eraa bishaal torko-bitorko shuru koren, aamra kothaay daanRiye aachhi, ei niye bishaal sab aalochonaa.

Assole ei samay Bangali’r mone poRe aamra koto Bangali. kichhu bishesh din e Bnagli’r ei kathataa mone poRe. jemon poila boishakh, ponchishe boishakh, (aage baaishe shraabon-o mone poRto, ekhon poRe naa), bijoyaa, ityadi. Aar baaki samay se saahebiyana’r toshaamod e kaatay. Aar taar-i modhye diye chupisaaRe paalte jaay Kolkata. Aaro beshi ‘aadhunik‘ hoye othe se.

Ei Aadhunikotaa ta ki? Ei globalization er juug e, aadhunikotar duniya juRe ektaai maane. citius-altius-fortius. Faster higher stronger. Aaro drutogaami jeebon, aaro unchu chaahidaa, aaro maanosik kaathinyo.

Chokher saamne dekhchhi aamar shohor ta palate jachchhe. Hu-hu kore gaaRi baaRchhe, jekhaane sekhaane flyover toiri hochche (kodin por hoyto aakash theke shohor taake ek plate chowmein er moton dekhabe), maarkin shohorer andho anukoron e akolponeeyo proportion er shopping mall hochchhe. Aar eki sange loke bhaabte bhule jachchhe, bhaalobaaste bhule jachchhe, niswaartho hote bhule jachchhe.

e kothay cholechi aamra?

Jaani naa. Tobe etaai bodh hoye evolution. Behavioral evolution. Bangali er aageo paalteche, chirokaal paaltechhe, Chorjapod er juug theke Nimai Pondit er juug periye, Michael Madhsudan, Rabindranath ke chhaaRiye se paaltechhe. tarpor Jamini Roy, Satyajit Ray. paltechhe Bangali. Kintu eto druuto? Eto taRataRi paaltano bhalo naa kharap amai jaani naa. Tobe eituku jaani, ekta aatmo-upolobdhi sabaar-i proyojon. setar jonye samay chaai. Ajker Bangali’r haathe se samay aache ki?

DaanRao pothikbor, jonmo jodi tobo bonge, tishtho khonokaal……….

aar haan,

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