Maidan theke Kolkata Book Fair sariye niye jawar pechhone je kotipoy jukti kaaj korchhilo, taar modhye ekta holo dhulo. Maidan e boi-mela holey prochuur lok aase, taader paaye paaye dhulo ore, aar taar theke bejaay poribesh dushan hoy. Fole aamader emon ekta mela praangon chaai, jekhaane aar jai hok, dhulo uRbe naa. Taai, MilanMela cholo.

Kichhu nyaka boi-premi minmin kore bolbaar cheshtaa korechhilo, je jaayga ta atyonto chhoto, aar pNouchhono besh jhaamela. kintu mahamanyo uchcha-adalot aar taak-matha kichu poribeshbid ek huunkaar e tader thaamiye dilo.

“Dilli-Bombe-Byangalor sab jaaygay permanent mela praangon aachhe. sutoraang Kolkatateo taai korte hobe.”  “ei sab nirbodh boi-premi der jonyei desher poribesh er ei haal.”  “boimela korte kototuku jaayga laage? ar pNouchhono problem kiser? gaaRi chepe hussshhh kore bypass dhore chole jabe.”

Kintu dhulo? “dhulo, kiser dhulo hya? Milanmela Praangon e dhulo-tulo uRbe naa. sab poribesh-duushan mukto.” boi-premi raa emnitei ektu minmine typer hoy, taader joto jor mukhei, kaaje temon kichhu kore uthte paare naa. taai du-chaar baar gNaai-gNui kore MilanMela-i mene nilo.

sutoraang 33 tomo boi-pujo ebaar MilanMela tei.

gotokaal gelum. giyei hNaa kore case khelum. naa naa, thuRi… dhulo khelum, aar bhiRer dhakka khelum. prochondo bheeR, chhotto jaayga, khupri khupri dokaan, jete aaste naajehaal, aar Dilli’r kuaasha’r moton dhulo. ek line-e ei holo 33 tomo Kolkata Book Fair.

du paa hNaat te naa hNaat tei mela shesh hoye jachchhe. jaayga etoi kom. maidan er hoyto 30%  jaayga niye ei mela. kintu taar modyei maidan 90% dokaan uposthit. fole, paathok bujhtei paarchho dokaan er size koto chhotto hoye gechhe. bhiR hoyto maidan er 50%, jaayga kom bole dombondho abastha. kono dokaane dhoka jachchhe naa. aar dokaan er numbering o ghNete ghonto! ei dekhle 330, 331, 332, 333 taarporer stall tai 811! le halua! 334 nombor koi? anek khNuje taake pawa gelo, 582’r ulto dike.

tobe haan, ekta katha for sure, ektuo sabuj dhongso hoyni ekhaane book fair er jonye. hobe koththeke? gota maath taai to construction aar industrial waste e bhoraa. ektuo ghas nei, shudhu dhela-aadhla iNt, aar paathorer tukro. bhiRer chaape hNochot kheye porle saamnei Ruby.

aar ki dhulo re baap!!! baaRi ese fNyaa kore naak jhaaRlum, basin ta kaalo hoye gelo. Maidan e at least ei haal hoyni.

kintu ki bolbo? uchcha-aadalot aada nun kheye legechhen, aar poribeshbid raa besh korechhi bole peshi folachchhen, aami kothaakar ke honu? aami shudhu aafshosh kori, ‘issh gaachh katar aar jolaabhuumi bojaanor samay jodi eder tiki tuku dekhaa jeto!’

PS- kaal melaay notun fyataRu taa kine felechhi. “fyataRu’r kumbhipaak”. ekghor maal.

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