Aamar ektaa batik aachhe, neshao bolaa jete paare- chhobi tolaa. weekend e kono kaaj naa thaakle, aami chhobi tulte beirye poRi. gorib maanush. duure kothaao jaawar resto nei , ki ar koraa… aamar ei shohortaar-i chhobi tule beRaai. Emonki camera taao kunal aar jodu’r theke dhaar kore chalachchhilum, ei kodin holo ekta kiney uth te perechhi. Taa se jaai hok, aaj obdhi aamar ei 300 bochhor boyesi (sayebi hisebe, asol e aaro anek beshi) premikaa konodin nirash koreni aamake. kichhu naa kichhu bhaalo chhobi se aamake thik paaiye dey. sange dey kichhu abhigyotaa, kichhu food-for-thought, jaa ekta award winning chhobi’r cheye kichhu kom noy.

ei Kolkata’r snap shots series e thaakbe serokom-i koyekti chhotto chhotto drishya, jaa aamake samanyo holeo bhabiyechhe, haasiyechhe, baa diyechhe kichhu abhigyotaa.

Rajbhawan er saamne diye hNaatchhilum Gangar ghaat er dikey. bikelbelaa, Gangay suurjaaster chhobi tolaar ichche chhilo. Hathaat Rajbhawan er main gate er saamne dekhi ek mofossoli dompoti. Kolkata dekhte esechhe, Bhodromohila’r maathay Kalighat er sindur, bhodrolok er kNaadhe iyaa jholaa. Gate er samne dNaaRiye bhodrolok jholaa taa naamiye raakhlen raastay, kNaadh taake rest dewaar jonye. sange sange er sergeant haajir. “ki byapaar? kothaa theke aaschhen?” bhodrolok bejaay ghaabRe giye to-to kore bollen, “Katirhaat, maane Basirhaat er…” sergeant jhola tar dikey dekhiye bollen, “kotokkhone faatbe?” Kaatirhaat basi aaro ghaabRe giye bollen, “aag-gey?” aami dNaaRiye dNaaRiye mojaa dekhchhilum. ebaar fichiq kore hese felaate sergeant aamar dikey chokh tipe bollen, “ekhaane maati te bag-tag kichhu rakhben naa. dekhe chole jaan.” aami aabar hNaata maarlum. Akashbaani’r pechhone sergeant er sange aabar dekhaa. aami aabar haastei tinio haslen. aami bollum, “shudhu mudhu bhoy dekhalen?” tini chokh kopaale tule bollen, “ki bolchhen moshaai? okhaane kono bag raakha beaaini! keu report kore diley aamake showcause khete hoto. Legally arrest kora uchit chhilo. kintu ki bolbo bolun, bou ke niye beRaate esechhe. bou er saamne prestige down korbo? Aar esab niroporaadh lokguloke dhorle aasol babu der raakhbo kothay?”

Rashbehari moR e jekhane notun tramline patar kaj cholchhe, okhaane sedin dekhlum koyektaa bachcha chhele meye ghuRi oRachchhe. poshaak dekhei bojhaa jaay bhikiri der chhele meye. plastic er ghuRi, forfor kore uRchhe, aar oder ki ananda, chhutchhe, suto dhore tanchhe, chitkaar korchhe…. aar footpath diye maa’r haath dhore iskool theke firchhilo koyekti bachcha, poshaak bole dichchhilo kono upscale flat er baasinda. oraa oi bhikiri bachcha gulor dikey hNaa kore dekhchhilo, aar dekhchhilo chokchoke ghuRi gulor dikey. oder maa’ra haath dhore hiR hiR kore taante taante niye chole gelo. bechara raa pechhon firey firey takachchhilo ghuRir dikey. ekkhuni hoyto baaRi firei coaching jete hobe, kimbaa guitar er class, baa aaNkar class. tobu taar fNaakei jototuku dekhe newa jaay, jototutku kolpona kore newaa jaay mukti’r anondo.

Mumbai haamla’r er por gota Kolkata hothaat khub saabdhan hoye poRechhe. boma’r bhoye shonkito. South City Mall er baaire jekhaane kapot-kapoti’r dol bosey adda dito, sekaane ekhon bosaa baaron. ekdol special security guard ke motaayen koraa hoyeche. okhaane kaauke boste dekhlei taara ese bineeto kintu driRho golaay bole, “please do not sit here ma’am, it’s prohibited.” baa “ekhaane bosben naa sir, security’r kaarone kaaro bosaa baaron.” antoto 4-5 jon guard saradin ei lok taaRachchhe. Kolkata police keo eki samasya saamlate hoy. taader lok bol kom. uporontu taader saara Kolkata saamlate hoy. taader solution anek simple. Tollygunje Metro station er saamne jekhane eki bhabe kapot-kapoti’r dol bosto, sekhaaneo ekhon bosaa baaron. kintu ‘sir bosben na, mam uthe poRun’ bolbar lok police er nei. taara ektaa lokke motaayen korechhe. Se bosbaar jaygay maajhe maajhe baalti kore jol ene chhitiye jachchhe. ne, ke bosbi, bos!

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