Nasipur RajbaaRi‘r abosthaao bejaay sangeen. saamner singdorjaa taa bhenge poRechhe. otaa diye aar dhokaao jaay naa. dhukte hoy paasher ekta chhoto dorjaa diye. bhetore bhanga janala, khaali uthon, jongol gojiye jaawa ghor. mon ta kharap hoye gelo. ekkaale koto kee chhilo, dekhe bojhaa jaay. arched janala, dhaaka nachmohol, bishaal thaakurdalan- maane ekta ruupkathar raajbaaRi te ja ja thaake, kichhuri abhaab nei. ekhon shudhui dhonsostuup. addhek ghore dhokaai jaay naa. emon bhangachora haal. je kotaa ghor baas jogyo, kara jeno ese aastana geRechhe. ranna banna korchhe. ekhaane sekhaane torkari’r khosaa, dim er khola, maachher aaNsh. haay re raajbaaRi, ki abostha tomaar! shunlum Nasipur er Raja ke naaki Ingrej raa fNaasi diyechhilo. kintu ei heritage building ke fNaasi dichchhi aamrai. aamader jonogon, aamader porjoton doftor.

roddur uthechhilo er modhye bhaaloi, jodio, ekkone megh jomchhilo ektu ektu kore. aamra erpor gelum Meer Zafar er samaadhi dekhte. sei kukhyato Meer Zafar, bibheeshon er sange jaar tulona koraa hoy. allegedly, ini-i naaki bangla ke tule diyechhilen Ingrej der haathe. ekhaneo dhukte tikit. 2 taka. samaadhi khetrer maintenance er jonye. taa maintenance mondo naa. Meer Zafar er samaadhi’r marble chokchok korchhe. ekta bachcha chhele samaane kichmich korchhe, “kawbor er opor keu juto pore uthben naa… kawbor er opor keu juto pore uthben naa….” baki samaadhi gulo’r abosthaa abashya motei bhaalo naa, shyaolaa dhore, faatol e gaachh ghojiye bhenge poRi-poRi korchhe. gorosthaan e gele aamar adbhut ekta shanti hoy, se christian i hok, baa islamic. kintu ekhaane eto kyachmyach, mone holo palate paarle bNaachi. kono rokome duto chhobi tule paaliye bNaachlum.

ei etokkhone sei peyara hojom holo. khide peyechhe. soja-a-a Hazarduari. auto-sarathi Sameeran bollo, okhaane bhaalo hotel aachhe. (nirghat or comission aachhe). jaahok, Hazarduaari’r saamne pouchhe dekhi, se ekebaare mela bosey gechhe. 15th august. chhutir din. pilpil korchhe lok. edike dorjaa bondho. 15th august bole chhuti. taa dorjaa jakhan bondhoi, bhetore dhokaar upaay jakhan nei, takhan aar taaRa kiser? aage petpujo. gelum hotel e. Sameeran elo naa. o khaabe naa. aami aar Joydeep i khelum. se jaa khawa holo!! aha! ekhono mukhe lege aachhe. daal, du rokom bhaaja, du rokom torkaari, murgir jhol aar bhaath. 65 taka. joto khushi khaao. aar khelum-o temni. baaRi te jaa khaai taar dobol to hobei, 2.5 times o hote paare. asadhaaron ranna.

jaai hok, kheye deye dhuklum Hazarduari‘r maath-e. Ekhaanei sei bikhyato clock tower. 1837 saale toiri, kintu ekhono thik time diye jachchhe. kothaay laage Tag Heuer? kichukkhon goRaalum. jaa khawa hoyechhe, sojaa hoye bostei paarchhi naa. aadh ghonta shuye thaakr por jakhan soja hote paarlum, dekhi aakash ta kuchkuche kaalo! thaanda thaanda hawa dichchhe. chotpot chhobi tulei chhut! auto te uthte naa uthtei ese gelo! iyaabboRo boRo fNotaa! dekhte dekhte chaardik saada kore brishti poRte shuru korlo. aamra bhebechhilum, nodi’r opaar e Siraz er samaadhi dekhte khoshbaag jaabo, kintu se program cancel korlum.

Feraar path e brishti theke aamader bNachanor jonye Sameeran auto’r pordaa ta pechhone tene dilo. nije bhije chuppush. E jinis Kolkata’r autowala ra konodin korbe naa. borong pordaa ta aar bhaalo kore nijer dike tene nebe!

back to Baharampur. Ferar por Sameeran er payment chhaaRao oke ek packet bhaalo cigarette kine dilo Joydeep. se to lojaay laal. kichhutei nebe naa. shehs obdhi anek bujhiye-baajhiye dewaa holo. totokkhne brishti theme gechhe. aamra hotel e firey duto bishaal murgir jhol er dhekur tule  bichhaanay lombaa holum.

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