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.

Bangali ke kichhu kichhu jaaygay hindi bolte hoy, noile kemon jani juut hoy naa. taar modhye ekta jaayga holo baajar e sobji aar folwolaa’r kaachhe. Sedin Haathibagan baajar e giyechhilum chhobi tolaar aashay. ghure beRachchhi. emon samay kaane elo, ek bhodrolok fol kichhen. aar folwolaa ke jigyes korchhen, “dyakho bhaaiya. mishti hoga toh? nehi to hum nehi legaa. age theke bol do.” Folwolaar Hindio babu’r moton-i. Se bollo, “abhi kete detaa hai. kheye dekhiye naa. mishti nehi hogaa to aap legaa keno?”

Raj bhawan er saamne je war memorial ta aachhe, sekhaane duto soldier er muurti aachhe. sedin dupure dekhi ek bhoboghure paagol hothaat statue taar saamne dNaaRiye poRe peeth sojaa kore ek salute thuke dilo. Robbaarer dupureo kolkatar raastay premik-premikaar abhaab hoynaa. serokom-i ek joRaa jachchhilo. Chheleti meye tike bollo, “Kolkatay kotorokom paagol pawa jaay.” Meyeti hese goRiye porlo praay. Paagol? haan loktaa tai hobe. noile aar juddhe nihoto soinik ke sammaan jaanabe keno? aamra sustho maanush, aamra kaane FM gNuje “mere watan ke logon” shuni, aar war memorial er gaaye gutkhar pik feli. aagami jonme jeno paagol hote pari.

kichhu lok er swabhaab aachhe, bus e tikit fNaaki dewaa. buro holeo se swabhaab jaay naa. sedin Bhawanipore theke feraar path e ek kaando. Aamar sangei ek bhodrolok uthlen. aamar pashei boslen. bhawanipore theke tollygunj tramdepot obdhi conductor dubaar tikit cheye gelo. aami 2nd baar e kaatlum. bhodrolok er kono bikaar nei. Sheshe Ranikuthi te ese conductor third time chaaitei tini bollen, “kotobaar kaatbo?” conductor tikit dekhte chaaite tini 10 taka baar kore diye bollen “6 taka ektaa”. conductor amlaan bodone ekta 4 taka aar ekta 6 takar tikit diye bollo, “aapni fNaaki dichchhilen bole 4 taka fine. kichhu bolte hole stand e giye bolben. ei je bus er number.” Lokta khaanik bheblu’r moton taakiye theke neme gelo. aar jeebone konodin bhaaRa fNaaki debe kinaa sandeho!

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