Pennsylvania te ek Bangali chhatro ke raastay dhorlen ek maarkin bhodrolok.

“tumi Indian?”

“Agye haan.”

“tomaake ekta katha jigyes korte paari?”

“haan haan, bolun naa.”

“aami ei kodin aage Slumdog Millionaire movie ta dekhlum. bujhle…. taa film ta dekhe aamar baar baar mone hochchhe India jayga ta thik safe naa.”

“naa naa, taa keno…. India’r beshirbhaag jaygai Americar beshirbhaag jaygar cheye beshi safe. tobe kinaa kichhu kichhu jayga te naa jawai bhaalo. taa seto aapni US er anek shohoreo jakhan takhan mugged hoe paaren. taai noy ki? taa seisab jayga gulo avoid korlei holo. byass, aapni safe.”

“Achchha, 26/11 er moton chotona ki praayi ghote okhane?”

“motei naa, ota ekta freak incident. 9/11 ki rojroj ghote?”

“aasole ki jaano to, aamar next week Mumbai jawar katha aachhe. taai ektu chintito hoye poRechhi. achchha, India te to hunting allowed naa, taai naa?”

“haan, thik-i shunechhen.”

“tahole to bhaari mushkil holo dekhchhi!”

“keno bolun to? aapni ki professional hunter? maane shikaar kortei jachchhen odeshe?”

“naa naa, taa noy. shunechhi India te rastay baagh ghure beRaay…”

“sesab bohudin aager katha, ekhon jodi aapni baagh dekhe paan nijeke bhagyobaan mone korben. aamra nijeraai konodin chiRiyakhanar baire bagh dekhini.”

“naa maane dhoro baagh jodi aamar theke kichhuta duureo bosey thake, ami to threatened feel korte paari. Ekhaane jodi aamake ekta bhalluk aakromon kore, aami taake guli kore paari- for self defense. kintu India te to aami taa paarbo naa, jodi Mumbai te aamake ekta baagh aakromon kore!”

“Hummmm… seta ekta samasya bote! anyway, happy journey.”

kathopokathan ti ekkebaare baastob. ekhaane kono kaalponik byapar-syapar nei.

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