Blogs by Sangram Keshari Senapati

Wednesday 1 November 2017

World's Best Boyfriend

Sangram Keshari Senapati November 01, 2017 0
World's Best Boyfriend
I started to read English novels as per someone's suggestion. The first book was "When Only Love Remains" by Durjoy Datta. That book created a place for Durjoy inside me. After that I read his latest Book, "The Boy Who Loved" and that love story was also good. Then I read "World's Worst Best Boyfriend." I had ordered this book when Dinesh bhai had suggested me about the book. Hence the love for the book increased within me.

Finally, the book arrived and started to read it. This was the 3rd of Durjoy for me. But unfortunately, couldn't manage to finish it within time. Due to some other involvement, I took almost one month to complete it. The tagline of the book is superb, "Because Every Ordinary Girl Deserves An Extraordinary Love Story."

This story is about a boy, Dhruv whose parents got divorced when he was twelve years old. Usually, a small child needs the support of his/her parents to make their life wonderful. But this guy couldn't get that from his parents. At the age, when he usually loved his mother more, people inside his school started talking bad about his mother. The misunderstanding has the power to destroy everything. This happened to his parents. So finally they got divorced and Dhruv loved to be with his father due to his mother's affair with some other person. How a little boy like Dhruv would tolerate that kind of relation of his mother with another person. He started hating to his mother but couldn't get a reason to love his father too.

Any love story couldn't complete without any girl. Here the girl is Aranya who was suffering from some kind of skin disease. It's the rule of our society to hate everyone who had some disability. That also happened to Aranya. Her family members also hate her due to that kind of skin. For the first time, Dhruv saw her, didn't miss the opportunity to laugh at her skin. But those things were the normal things for her. Even her father was depending on her scholarship for her studies. So, she had to work hard to survive in this selfish world.

Finally, she got admitted in Dhruv's school with the scholarship.  They both were in the same class. At that time, Dhruv's mother got divorced. So Dhruv was disappointed to her mother. He used to live with his father. His father was getting drunk in daytime also. So, he wore some dirty clothes. He had to take care of him by himself. His mother was the teacher in his school, but Dhruv kept some distance from his mother. He didn't have any friend in the school, so he used to sit on the back bench and always tried to hide him from others. Once Aranya introduced her to him because she didn't have any friend also. Some parents advised their children to keep a distance from Aranya due to her disease. Finally, they both became friends and she used to share her tiffin with him.

The boy, who couldn't get the love from his parents got a love in his class. So, he started dreaming about her and her love. Someday, he kissed her and some guys saw that. So that news spread all the school and their parents were called to the school. That moment was the ice breaking moment for Aranya. Since her parents used to hate her and this issue increased their anger for her. So, she lied in front of the discipline committee about Dhruv. Previously, Dhruv was disappointed with her mother and now form the girl, whom he started loving to form his heart. Once his father had told him that girls lie. So, that phrase came to his mind and started hating the girls. Finally, the discipline committee suspended him from the school. He grew up with the thought that "girls lies." From that incident, Aranya's parents also hate her more.

Time passed away and then Dhruv got admitted to an Engineering college where he saw a girl with the same skin disease. He identified her and the hate inside him had increased in those past years. He started to interfere with all the work by that girl to make her disappointed. In those past years, he became like his father. His father used to drink more, he also started to drink. He grew up like a monster and became like a Hulk, who don't have the understanding power. In college, he used to fight against the seniors. He was physically strong enough to defeat anyone from his college. At the same time, Aranya used to concentrate on her studies to get a scholarship for higher studies.

Dhuruv found a girl, who was more beautiful than Aranya and Aranya had the only relationship with her teachers. She fell for a professor, Raghuvir. But in every step of her college life, she faced Dhruv like a villain. So, he was referred to the "Worst" boyfriend, but he also did something for which he became the best boyfriend who accepted a girl who was not such a beauty. He helped her in some difficulties and save her from Raghuveer at last.

Everyone has some special thing, which might differ from others. And beauty lies inside not on the skin. Every person deserves a good love story, that proves through this story. And true love would never hide from yourself. Some love relationships are not the love, those are for some attraction. So, be kind to everyone. Don't know who might come to your life like a stranger and become the important one.

Sunday 29 October 2017

1999 Super Cyclone in Odisha

Sangram Keshari Senapati October 29, 2017 0
1999 Super Cyclone in Odisha
It was the time when I was just 4 years old. That's why I don't have a full memory, but I remembered a few scenes from that incident. This year that cyclone completed 18 years. That was the last cyclone of 20th Century. Maybe nature did it in a huge amount. 

Durga Puja was finished at that time. We were 6 people at my home, me, my parents, my little sister and one of my aunty with her daughter. At that time, my was too small, even she couldn't talk. I don't have any idea about the starting of the cyclone. When I woke up in the morning I saw, a small house beside our main house was broken due to heavy rainfall. In that house, we had our kitchen and cow-shed. My father shifted the cows to another room of our main house. He couldn't shift all the items from the kitchen. Luckily we had shifted all our rice bags from that room to our living room. That house was totally broken. Some of our trees were grounded over the night. 

At that time, there was no electricity in our village. So people couldn't get much information about the cyclone. A number of people lost their home. At that time, there were not many buildings. The people who lost their houses went to our High School because, at that time, there were the cement buildings. Even we had lost that house and had only the room vacant. The other was occupied by two cows and one buffalo. At that time we had a small radio, which helped to get some idea about the flood in all over Odisha. All the papaya trees and banana trees were grounded inside our boundary. Those papayas and bananas were our food in those days. Since that was the rainy season, people had made some water root to the canal. That's why more water flowed to the canal thought that way. 

After the cyclone, the relief came from different sources. Polyethene and some foods donated by some people. At that time, we saw a number of helicopters in the sky. 4 to 5 helicopters were flying on the sky per day. At the end of the cyclone, a huge number of monkies died in our village. A number of trees grounded in that cyclone, but luckily, anyone didn't get any hurt from that. Maybe that was due to god.

 It was a long year to that cyclone, but people have not forgotten that fear. Even they bring some foods for the next seven days when this 29th October comes every year. The last cyclone of the century gave a huge fear in everyone's mind.

Saturday 28 October 2017

Insects inside Ice-Cream

Sangram Keshari Senapati October 28, 2017 0
Insects inside Ice-Cream
Once, Nidhi Aja had shared a photograph of ice-cream seller in twitter. That picture was a small ice-cream seller who used to sell ice-creams by travelling with a box carrying ice-creams through their cycle. Those type of ice-cream sellers were used to buy the ice-creams from the ice-cream factory and sell in villages.

It's the time when I was a small child. I was suffering from Eosinophils, that's why I didn't have the permission to eat ice-creams. Since I was a child, I used to demand ice-creams every time. That's why my mother had told me that, there are insects inside the ice-creams. From that days, I used to think about that and stayed from ice-cream. I had a fear that, those insects would eat my teeth. 

But, I lost two of my teeth due to those insect attack. After that, I bought one ice-cream at school, because there was not my mother. But, again I lost another tooth. After that, the fear increased inside me.

Thursday 26 October 2017

Raja Hata

Sangram Keshari Senapati October 26, 2017 0
Raja Hata
"Hata" refers to a temporary market where different types of shops sell their good. This process of temporary shops is started from years ago. In past days, there are not the permanent market facility, so some people decided to make a temporary market for the nearby villagers to buy their good. This temporary market opens for once or twice in the week. There is some specific place, where the temporary vendors open their shops. Some Hatas are open at daytime and some in the evening.

Now-a-days, the permanent market raises, but till now this "Hata" or the temporary market opens at various places. There is also a temporary market nearer to our village. It's situated just 4 Kilometers away from my village. There is a specific place where the temporary market open for two days, Sunday and Wednesday in a week. Different types of people come to this temporary market to sell their goods and some also come to sell vegetables from their farm.

During the festivals, the demand for temporary market increases. Mainly during Raja Parba, Prathamastami, Bada Osa, Dutibahana the crowd increases at this temporary market. Raja Parba is the main festival of our village. In 2012, it started on Thursday, so Wednesday is the Raja Hata. Since my father was not available on that day, I went to the market. I had the experience to buy goods from the Kirana shops, but not the vegetables. But, I went to the market with 3 bags riding a cycle. I didn't keep my cycle at the cycle stand to avoid the charge. So, I kept my cycle from a distance, where a number of people kept their cycles. And I went inside the market. There were several shops opened due to Raja Parba.

Before going to the market, I had asked to my mother, which vegetables should I buy? She repeated the name of all the vegetables and asked to buy some cheap one. I didn't have any experience of buying vegetables, so I bought until those three bags filled up. Since it was Raja, I had to buy some other things form the Kirana shops, so I bought another bag form that market and bought some other good, which filled the 4th bag. After that, I bought some wire from that shop and lifted two bags with the back career of the cycle. And lifted two bags with the handle of the cycle. When I reached home, all laughed at me, because I bought vegetables of 970 rupees. Since I didn't have any idea to bargain and I hadn't counted the total amount at the time of buying. This news spread like windspeed to our village people and who saw me at that time started to give some advice.

* I used to write in Odia. So, I wrote this and make an image for them, whose phone doesn't support Odia fonts. But some of my friends, outside Odisha, asked me to write some in English. So I translated it from my Odia writings.

My 1st Picnic

Sangram Keshari Senapati October 26, 2017 0
My 1st Picnic
Everyone loves to go for a picnic. When I went for the first time, I couldn't memorize all the things, because I was 3 years old at that time. That picnic was the last picnic of my father's school and the 1st picnic of mine. At that time, I used to go everywhere with my father. Even to his school, market. In that picnic, my brother was also there. I remembered some people from that picnic are Nabaghana Bhai, Bisua Bhai, Narana Sir. At that time, Bisua bhai was reading at Jagannath University, Puri. Since we were going to Puri, he came to meet us.

I used to vomit in Bus journey, so I slept throughout the journey. That's why I don't have any memory form the roads.After reached Puri sea beach, boys bathed there. Girls were not allowed to the sea water. Since I was a child and that time was the winter season, I was wearing sweaters and Nabaghana bhai took to the water, but I hadn't touched the sea. I remembered the scene of the waves coming towards us. 

After that, we went to the Jagannatha Temple. But I didn't go inside the temple. Every people, except me and Naran Sir, went inside. We went to the nearby shops. Naran sir bought me a small Biscope, which was looking like a camera but shows some photographs inside that. Maybe from those days, I started to love for cameras and photography. Apart from that, I bought some more toys for me.

After that, we went to Chilika. I remembered only one scene from Chilika. That was the motorboat. I saw the boat for the first time as well as the boat with motors. At that time, I didn't have any about both the boats. But when I grew up, I got to know about that.

Bisua bhai had come to meet us. He brought a yellow colored balloon for me, that's why I remembered his presence at that time. I had only one picture from that journey and that was with Bisua bhai. But, I don't have any idea of that balloon where it was gone or burst.

Like that, my first picnic ended with some slight memory. Even I don't have any idea, when we started our journey and when reached home. At that time, I used to sleep for a long time and now also I'm sleeping like that. A number of things have been changed with respect to time, but this sleeping nature hasn't changed.

Tuesday 24 October 2017

A Hunger-Free World

Sangram Keshari Senapati October 24, 2017 0
A Hunger-Free World
Today, when I was scrolling my Facebook Timeline, I saw a photograph of a little girl child who was offering some food form her plate to someone. I don't have any idea about the place, where this is taken and also no idea about the photographer. From the photo, it seems that the child belonging to a poor family who couldn't arrange their food easily. They are also not like us. These people are struggling in their life to survive in this world. 

It's very difficult for them to arrange a meal for a day. But, they are humans. They share that small amount of food with other. A person who goes through some problem must understand that pain. They could easily understand the pain of a person for food.

In our society, there are a number of rich people who waste more than 50 percent of their daily meal. They could feed to the poor who couldn't arrange a daily meal due to their poverty. But they are doing such things. Even they refuse to the hungry person who begs in front of them. They had never gone through this kind of condition to understand the pain. 

Once a teacher asked a girl in a school who was belonging to a rich family to write an essay about their driver. She wrote like this: "I'm *&*#### belonging to a rich family. We have a family driver named %$^&^&*. He is poor. He has a small car. In that car, he used to drop their child in schools. (and so on)." That's not the fault of that girl. Since she was rich, she used to see other from their family view. She didn't have any idea about the driver. She never felt the problem of his children. A frog in the well thinks there is nothing outside of that well. Like that, they couldn't feel the real problem, till they don't go through this.

This photo is not to criticize others. This picture shows a number of bright side of this world.

  • This girl could feel the pain of hunger. We could share some from our meals.
  • A child doesn't have any covet, but when they grew up, they become greedy.
  • If you go through some pain, they could understand that pain within others.
If we could offer some form our food, then the percentage of death from hunger could reduce. Before we waste some food, we should think about those people, who depend on dustbin food. We should thankful to God for giving an opportunity to serve people. We are responsible for this world and we could make this world, "A Hunger-Free World".

Friday 13 October 2017

Water Problem

Sangram Keshari Senapati October 13, 2017 0
Water Problem
Today, when I was scrolling my Twitter timeline, my eyes got to focus on two tweets. One tweet shared by Nishta Bhai on some water project at Burla bus stand and another is by Pratik Sahoo about a photo at Redhakhol forest. 

In the first tweet, Nistha Bhai shared a photo, where the tap for drinking water at Burla bus stand was broken and someone put a plastic bottle under the broken tap. He mentioned that there are many drinking water projects in the city are like that. Those are not functioning since months. 

Whereas in the 2nd tweet, Pratik bhai shared a photo of a parrot captured at Redhakhol forest. That parrot tries to open a water bottle to drink some water.

In both the tweets, the main problem is water. The government planned some purified water for the people and in the 2nd case, there is no water for a parrot or for some animal. We destroy the natural water resources and making for us. But as a result, we all remain thirsty due to our irresponsibility.

Friday 6 October 2017

Raise Your Voice

Sangram Keshari Senapati October 06, 2017 2
Raise Your Voice

In this world, everyone is depending on someone. Maybe you are not the same person on which you depend, he may depend on you. But he may be dependable on someone else. It's the rule of this world. You couldn't live in this world without the surrounding. That's why we are survived in the earth. There are no such things present in other planets. So a normal human being couldn't survive there. As a social animal, we all know the importance of dependability.

For a healthy life, we are depending on the oxygen provided by trees and trees are depending on us to take care of them. And everything is interrelated to each other. We always depend on someone else and he is depending on some other thing. So, we all are linked to each other. If the interlinking and the dependability process get some change, then the total system may change and more difficulties arise in this world.

Today, I'm going to share some views about a YouTube video shared by RJ Naveed. He made this video with the help of three small girl child. The video is based on child kidnapping and abuses in public places. For years, we are listening about the kidnapping of small children from the public place and the public ignores it.

In a public place, in front of some person, Naveed asked a few girl children one by one about their parents and offered them some chocolates and all were seeing the drama silently. And he approached them for a tour in his car and the girls refused to go with him, as their parents advised them not to go with any stranger. But he offered more chocolates to them and finally, the girls agreed to go with him. And some people ignoring them and some noticed but remain silent. Yes, it's a video, but if such things would happen in front of us, then we may ignore those. If something like this would happen to us, then we could realize. As we know precaution is better than cure. So we should raise our voice against these types of incidents.

But all are not some, if all would become like this, then we also couldn't survive in this world. Some also protesting against this. But the amount of these types of people is a few. So we should stand together in such incidents and should raise our voice, so the victim may get another chance to live a normal and happy life like us.

I would like to thank Naveed and these three girls for making such a video and also appeal to the readers and viewer to raise your voice too against such issues.

Thank You for reading and please share with others to create awareness about this.

Tuesday 3 October 2017

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Sangram Keshari Senapati October 03, 2017 0
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Odia: ସ୍ୱଚ୍ଛ ଭାରତ ଅଭିଯାନ) was initiated by honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji on 2nd October 2014. It completed 3 years yesterday. At the beginning more number of people took part in this mission. I think that was not for the cleaning program, but some participated for free publicity. More number of actors and politicians joined this campaign and got a huge publicity through the media. But a number of people joined this program voluntarily and till now they are working to clean our environment. More number of NGOs are working with a huge number of volunteers national wide and they are really cleaning to make India a clean country.

As compared to the 1st year of clean India program, the love for this campaign has been reduced. In the first year, more number of volunteers joined this program, but now only a few people are taking part of this mission. But, I saw some people celebrate Gandhi Jayanti and organize some cleaning program.

The school children cleaned the nearby areas and some volunteers also joined in that cleaning program. And some social workers also start the cleaning program with some volunteers. I love their work and their initiative also. But, it’s a work of one day, it’s a work for everyday and not for only a group of people to clean continuously, it’s the work of every person, who is depending on this environment. But we should teach the school students and create awareness among people, so that they should clean the places nearby them. As Mother Teresa advised to clean the front door of our home, and if everybody does that, then the country must be cleaned automatically. After the Swachh Bharat Mission by Sri Modi, there are various facilities are available to through the garbage. And we are responsible for our environment.

Everybody should focus on this program and should learn to clean by themselves. We must do the needed things by ourselves. So we must take care about our own environment and we should think about the life time happiness not the happiness for a second or for a certain period of time. We should know the problems arise due to the polluted environment.




(Photos from Hari Narayan Mohanty and Sovendra Majhi sir.)

Sunday 1 October 2017

କଲେଜ ଡାଏରୀ- ୨ (ଗୋଲାପୀ ଡ୍ରେସ୍‍‍ରେ ସେ ଝିଅ)

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କଲେଜ ଡାଏରୀ- ୨ (ଗୋଲାପୀ ଡ୍ରେସ୍‍‍ରେ ସେ ଝିଅ)
କଲେଜ ଡାଏରୀ ଲେଖାର ୨ୟ ଭାଗ ଲେଖା ହେଉଛି ଏହି ଲେଖାଟି । ଏହି ଲେଖାଟି ପୂର୍ବଭାଗ ଯଦି ପଢ଼ିନାହାନ୍ତି, ତେବେ କଲେଜ ଡାଏରୀ- ୧ ପ୍ରଥମେ ପଢ଼ିବାକୁ ଅନୁରୋଧ ।

କଲେଜ ଡାଏରୀ- ୨ (ଗୋଲାପୀ ଡ୍ରେସ୍‍‍ରେ ସେ ଝିଅ) Golapi Dress re Se jhia

ଏମିତି ବୁଲୁବୁଲୁ ଏଣୁତେଣୁ କଥା ହେଉ ହେଉ ମୋ ଆଖି କିନ୍ତୁ ଲାଖିଗଲା କୌଣସି ଏକ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦିଷ୍ଟ ରଙ୍ଗରେ । ବାରମ୍ବାର ସେଇ ରଙ୍ଗଟି ଆସୁଥିଲା ସାମ୍ନାକୁ ଆଉ ପୁଣି କିଛି କ୍ଷଣରେ କୁଆଡ଼େ ହଜିଯାଉଥିଲା ଆଖି ସାମ୍ନାରୁ । କେବେ କେବେ ଆମ ନିଜ କଥାରେ ଏତେ ମଜ୍ଜିଯାଇଥାନ୍ତି ଯେ, ସେହି ସମୟରେ କେହି ଆମ ଆଖି ଆଗରେ ଚାଲିଗଲେ ଆମ ନଜରରେ ବି ଆସେନି । ସେହିଭଳି ଜଣାନାହିଁ ମୋ ଆଖି ଆଗରେ କେତେଥର ସେହି ରଙ୍ଗ ଆସି ଚାଲିଯାଇଛି । ହେଲେ ଦୈବାତ୍ କେମିତି ଏକ ନ‌ଜର ପଡ଼ିଗଲା ସେହି ରଙ୍ଗ ଉପରେ । ସେ ରଙ୍ଗ ଆଉ କେଉଁ ରଙ୍ଗ ନୁହେଁ, ମୋର ପସନ୍ଦର ଗୋଲାପି ରଙ୍ଗ । ଆଉ ସେ ଗୋଲାପି ରଙ୍ଗର ପୋଷାକରେ ଥାଏ କେହିଜଣେ, ଯାହାକି ପ୍ରଥମ ଥର ଆସିଥିଲା ମୋ ଆଗକୁ । ସାଙ୍ଗରେ ତା'ର କେତୋଟି ବନ୍ଧୁ । ସେମାନେ ମଧ୍ୟ ମଜ୍ଜିଥାନ୍ତି ସେମାନଙ୍କର ଆଳାପରେ ।

ଆମର ଆଳାପ ତ' ଚାଲିଥାଏ ନିଜ ଭିତରେ, ହେଲେ ସେହି ସମୟର କିଛି ଅଲଗା ସ୍ମୃତି ଛାଇହୋଇଗଲା ମୋ ମନ ଭିତରେ । ପାଖରେ ଥିବା ମୋର ଦୁଇବନ୍ଧୁଙ୍କ କଥା ଶୁଣାଗଲାଣି ଠିକ୍‌ରେ । ସେମାନଙ୍କ କଥା କେବଳ ଏକ ବ୍ୟାକ୍‌ଗ୍ରାଉଣ୍ଡ ମ୍ୟୁଜିକ୍ ଭଳି ଉଡ଼ି ଉଡ଼ି ଯାଉଥିଲା ମୋ କାନ ପାଖରୁ । ସତେ ଲାଗୁଥିଲା ଯେମିତି ଏହି ଦୁନିଆର ସମୟର ଗତିକୁ କିଏ ଧିର କରିଦେଇଛି ମୋ ପାଇଁ । ସବୁକିଛି ଧିର ଗତିରେ ଚାଲିଥିଲା ମୋ ଆଖି ଆଗରେ । ହଠାତ୍ ମୋର ଜଣେ ବନ୍ଧୁର କୌଣସି କଥାର ଉତ୍ତର ନ ଦେବାରୁ, ସେ ମୋତେ ଛୁଇଁ ପଚାରିଲା, ସେ କଥାଟି । ମାତ୍ର ସେ କଥାଟି ତ' ଶୁଣାଗଲାନାହିଁ, କିନ୍ତୁ ପ୍ରକୃତିସ୍ଥ ହେଲା ପରେ ଦେଖିଲା ବେଳକୁ ସେ ପୁଣୁ କୁଆଡ଼େ ଅନ୍ତର୍ଦ୍ଧାନ ହୋଇସାରିଛି ମୋ ଆଖି ଆଗରୁ । କଥା ସିନା ଶୁଣୁଥିଲି ସେହି ଦୁଇ ବନ୍ଧୁଙ୍କର, ହେଲେ ନଜର ଘୁରିବୁଲୁଥିଲା ଆଖପାଖରେ । ପୁଣିଥରେ କାଳେ ଆସିଯିବ ସେ ଆଖି ଆଗକୁ । ହେଲେ କିଛିସମୟ ଯାଏଁ ସେମିତି କିଛି ହେଲା ନାହିଁ । କାଇଁ କେଉଁଠି ସେ ଆଉ ନଜର ଆସିଲାନି ସେ ରଙ୍ଗ । ସେତେବେଳେ ମନରେ ଆସିଥାଏ, କିଛି ଭ୍ରାନ୍ତ ଧାରଣା । ଯେପରିକି, ମୁଁ କିଛି ସ୍ୱପ୍ନ ଦେଖୁ ନ ଥିଲି ତ? ମୋ ସ‌ହ କ'ଣ ସତରେ ଏମିତି କିଛି ଘଟିଥିଲା? ନା, ଏହି ବୋଧେ ମୋର କଳ୍ପନା ଥିଲା ମାତ୍ର । ଏମିତି ଭାବୁଭାବୁ ମୁଁ ଭାବରେ ରାଇଜରେ ବୁଡ଼ିଥିବାବେଳେ ହଠାତ୍ ଜଣେ ସାଙ୍ଗ ଆସି କ‌ହିଲା, ପୂଜକ ମହୋଦୟ ଆସିଲେଣି ଚାଲ ପୂଜା ଆରମ୍ଭ ହେବ ।

ସେହି ସ୍ଥାନରୁ ପୂଜା ପରିସରକୁ ଗଲୁ ଆମେ, ତ‌ଥାପି ଆଖିଦ୍ୱୟ ମୋର ମନେ ମନେ ଖୋଜୁଥିଲେ ସେହି ରଙ୍ଗକୁ । କାଇଁ କେଉଁଠି ତ' ସେ ରଙ୍ଗ ଦେଖାଯାଉନି । ହଁ, ଏହା ନିଶ୍ଚୟ ମୋ ମନର କୌଣସି ଧାରଣା ଥିବ । ରାତିରେ କିମ୍ୱା ଦିନରେ ମୁଁ ଶୋଇବା ବେଳ ମୋତେ ପ୍ରାୟତଃ ଏହି ଭଳି କିଛି ଅସମ୍ଭବ ସ୍ୱପ୍ନ ସବୁ ଅସିଥାଏ । ହୁଏତ ମୁଁ କଥାରେ ମଜ୍ଜିଯାଇଥିଲାବେ ମୋର ମନ କେଉଁ ଏକ ଅଲଗାର ଦୁନିଆର ଦୃଶ୍ୟକୁ ସଂଯୋଗ କରିଦେଇଥିଲା । ସେଇଥିପାଇଁ ମୋତେ ହଠାତ୍ ଏମିତି କିଛି ଲାଗିଥିଲା । ସକାଳୁ ଶେଜରୁ ଉଠିଲା ପରେ ଯେମିତି ରାତିର ସ୍ୱପ୍ନ‌କୁ ଭୁଲିଯାଏ, ସେହିଭଳି ଏହାକୁ ଭୁଲିଗଲି । ଏହା ନିଶ୍ଚୟ ମୋର ମନର ଏକ ଭୁଲ ଧାରଣା ଥିଲା । ସେଥିପାଇଁ କାହାକୁ କିଛି ନ ଜଣେଇ ପୁଣି ମିଶିଗଲି ସେହି ପୂଜାର ଖୁସିରେ । ପୂଜା ଘରଟି ଏତେ ବଡ଼ ନ ଥିଲା, ତ‌ଥାପି ଆମେ ଯେତିକି ପିଲା ଥିଲୁ ସମସ୍ତେ ସେହି ଘରେ ହିଁ ବସିଥିଲୁ । ଆମର ବାକି କଛି ସାଙ୍ଗସବୁ ଆସିସାରିଥିଲେ, ଆଉ ପୁଣି କିଛି ସିନିଅର, ଜୁନିଅର ପିଲାବି ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥାଆନ୍ତି ସେଇଠି । ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କର ମିଶ୍ରିତ ଉପସ୍ଥିତି ଏକ ନିଆରା ଅନୁଭୂତି ସୃଷ୍ଟି କରିଥିଲା ସେଇଠି । ସେଠାରେ ସଭିଙ୍କ ସ‌ହ କଥାବାର୍ତ୍ତାରେ ମଜ୍ଜିଗଲୁ ଆମେ ସବୁ । ପୂଜା ଆରମ୍ଭ ହେଲା, ଆଉ ପୁଷ୍ପାଞ୍ଜଳୀ ବି ଶେଷ ହେଲା । ଏବେ ପୂଜାରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ଜିନିଷ ଚାଲିଛି, ପୂଜା ଯେମିତି ବି ହେଉ ନା କାହିଁକି ଆମେ ଫଟୋ ବ‌ହୁତ ଉଠେଇବୁ । ସବୁ ମିଶିକି ଫଟୋ ଉଠେଇଲୁ । ସିଙ୍ଗେଲ ସେଲ୍‌ଫି, ଗୃପ୍ ସେଲ୍‌ଫି ଆଉ ପୁଣି କେବେ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ସ‌ହ ବି ସେଲ୍‌ଫି । ହଁ ଭଗବାନଙ୍କ ସ‌ହ କେମିତି ବ ନ ନେବୁ, ସେ ତ' ମାତ୍ର ଦିନଟିଏ ପାଇଁ ଆସୁଛନ୍ତି ଏହି ଧରାକୁ । ଯାହାହେଉ ସବୁ ଫଟୋ ଉଠା ପର୍ବପରେ ଭୋଜନର ବି ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ହୋଇଥିଲା ।

ଏଇଠି ତ' ଆଉ ସେ ପୁରୁଣା ପରମ୍ପାରା ନାହିଁ ଯେ, ପୁଅମାନେ ଆଗ ଖାଇବେ କି ଝିଅମାନେ ଆଗ ଖାଇବେ । ସଭିଏଁ ଗୋଟିଏ ଜାଗାରେ ମିଶିକି ଖାଇବାର ମଜା ଥିଲା ମଜା ଥିଲା ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଅଲଗା । ଯେତିକି ପିଲାଥିଲୁ, ଏକାସାଙ୍ଗରେ ବସି ଖାଇବା ବି ସମ୍ଭବ ନୁହେଁ । ସେଇଥିପାଇଁ ଆଗ ଆମର ଜୁନିଅର ପିଲା, ମାନେ ୧ମ ବର୍ଷ ଆଉ ୨ୟ ବର୍ଷର ପିଲାମାନଙ୍କୁ ଖାଇବା ପାଇଁ କୁହାଗଲା । ସେମାନଙ୍କର ଖାଇବା ସରିବା ବେଳକୁ ଆମେ ପୁଣି ସବୁ ବାହାରେ ବ‌ସି କେଳି କରିବାରେ ବ୍ୟସ୍ତ ଥିଲୁ । ଏହିସବୁ ଭିତରେ ପୁଣିଥରେ ଆଗକୁ ଆସିଲା ସେହି ରଙ୍ଗଟି । ନା, ଏହା କୌଣସି ସ୍ୱପ୍ନ ନୁହେଁ, ଏହା ବାସ୍ତବତା । ବାସ୍ତବରେ କେହିଜଣେ ଆସିଥିଲା ମୋ ଆଖି ଆଗକୁ । ଏବେ ଆଉ ସେମିତି କିଛି ହେଲାନି, ଏବେ ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣରୂପ ଦେଖିପାରୁଥିଲି ତା'ର ମୁହଁକୁ । ପ୍ରଥମଥର ପାଇଁ ଦେଖିଲି ସେହି ଚେହେରା ।

କିଏ ହେଇପାରେ ସେ? କଲେଜର ଏତେପିଲାମଧ୍ୟରେ କେହି ବି ହେଇପାରେ ସେ । ଆଉ ମୁଁ ତ' ସବୁପିଲାଙ୍କୁ ବି ଚିହ୍ନିନି । ଏମିତି ବି ହେଇପାରେ, କେହି ପିଲାସାଙ୍ଗରେ ବି ଆସିଥାଇପାରେ । ଏହି ଭାବନାରୁ ମୁଁ ବାହାରିଲା ବେଳକୁ କିଛି ପିଲାଙ୍କ ଭିଡ଼ ଭିତରେ କୁଆଡ଼େ ପୁଣି ହଜିଗଲା ସେ ଚେହେରାଟି ।  ପାଖରେ ଥିବା ଏତେ ସାଙ୍ଗଙ୍କ ମେଳିରୁ ବାହାରିବା ବି କଷ୍ଟ । ଆଉ ମୋ ନ‌ଜର ପୁଣି ଅଛି କାହା ଉପରେ, ଏହା ସେହି ମୁହୂର୍ତ୍ତରେ କାହାକୁ ଜଣା ପଡ଼ିଲେ ଆହୁରି ଅସୁବିଧା । କାରଣ‌ଟା ପ୍ରାୟଃ ସବୁ ଜାଣିଥିବେ, ସାଙ୍ଗମାନେ ହିଁ ସତେ ଯେମିତି ଦୁନିଆରେ ବଡ଼ ଶତ୍ରୁ । ସେହି ଜାଗାରେ ଏମିତି ଅବସ୍ଥା ଆଉ ଲୋକ‌ହସା କରେଇବେ ଯେ, କ‌ହିବାର ନାହିଁ । ଆଉ ତା' ପରେ ପୁଣି ଯଦି ସେହି ଅଜଣା ଚରିତ୍ରଟି ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣିବା ଆଗରୁ, ସେ କେବେ ଦେଖିନେବ ଏମିତି ଦୃଶ୍ୟ, ଆଉ କେବେ ତା'ର ସାମ୍ନାକୁ ଆସିବାର ବି ସାହାସ ହେବନି । ସେଇଥିପାଇଁ ମୁଁ ଅନିଚ୍ଛା ସତ୍ତ୍ୱେ ବି ମନରେ ରଖିଲି ସେହି ଯିଜ୍ଞାସା । ଆଉ ମାତିଗଲି ସାଙ୍ଗମାନଙ୍କ ସାଙ୍ଗେ ।

ଏବେ ସମୟ ଆମମାନଙ୍କର ଖାଇବାର । ତିନିବର୍ଷରେ ପ୍ରଥମ ଥର ପାଇଁ ସଭିଏଁ ମିଶିକି ଖାଇବାକୁ ବସିଛୁ । ଯଦିଓ ଆମେ ଆଗରୁ ରୁମ୍‌ରେ କି କୌଣସି ସାଙ୍ଗର ଜନ୍ମଦିନରେ ଏମିତି ବସିକି ଖାଇଛୁ, ହେଲେ କଲେଜରେ ଏମିତି ସବୁ ମିଶିକି ଖାଇବ ପ୍ରଥମ । ଆଉ ସବୁ ମିଶିକି ଖାଇଲାବେଳେ କେହି ଚୁପ୍‌ଚାପ୍ ଖାଇବେ, ଏଇଟା କେବେ ହେଇପାରିବନି । କିଏ ଖାଇବାର ପ୍ରଶଂସା କରୁଛି, ତ ପୁଣି କିଏ ପୂଜା ଆଉ ପୁଣି କିଏ ସାଜସଜ୍ଜାର । ଏମିତି ସବୁ କଥାବାର୍ତ୍ତା ସ‌ହ ଶେଷର ଭୋଜନର ପରିସମାପ୍ତି ହେଲା । ଏବେ ସମୟ ପ୍ରତ୍ୟାବର୍ତ୍ତନର । ବସ ଡ୍ରାଇଭରମାନେ ବି ଖାଇସାରିଥିଲେ । ସେମାନେ ବସ ଲଗେଇକି ଏବେ ଛାଡ଼ିବା ପାଇଁ ଅପେକ୍ଷା କରିଛନ୍ତି । ସେତେବେଳେ ପୁଣିଥରେ ଦେଖିଲି ସେହି ଗୋଲାପି ରଙ୍ଗର ପୋଷାକରେ ଥିବା ଝିଅଟିକୁ । ବସରେ ଚଢ଼ିବାର ବ୍ୟଗ୍ରତା ଥିଲା ତା' ମନରେ । ଦୂରରୁ ଦେଖିପାରୁଥିଲି ତା'କୁ ।

ଯାହା ହେଉ ବସରେ ବସିଲାବେଳେ ମିଳିଗଲା ତାକୁ ଗୋଟିଏ ଝରକା ପାଖର ସିଟ୍ । ଆଉ ମୁଁ ସେ ଦିଗକୁ ଅଗ୍ରସର ହେବା ପୂର୍ବରୁ ବସ ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ଗତି କଲା ଆମ ଆଡ଼କୁ । ଆଉ ଅଧିକ ପିଲା ଚଢ଼ିବା ପାଇଁ ସେ କିଛି କ୍ଷଣ ରହିଗଲା ଆମରି ସାମ୍ନାରେ । ଦୀର୍ଘ ୩/୪ ଘଣ୍ଟାର ଲୁଚକାଳି ଖେଳ ପରେ ଶେଷରେ ସେ ଥିଲା ମୋ ଆଖି ସାମ୍ନାରେ । ଆମର ଯିବାର ସମୟ ଟିକେ ବିଳମ୍ବରେ ଥିବା ଇଚ୍ଛା ଥାଇ ବି ଚଢ଼ିପାରିନଥିଲି ସେହି ବସରେ । ହେଲେ ଏଥର ସମ୍ପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ରୂପେ ଦେଖିପାରୁଥିଲି ତା'ର ମୁହଁକୁ । ଯଦି କେହି କବି ଥାଆନ୍ତେ, ବୋଧେ ସେହି ମୁଖ ମଣ୍ଡଳ ଉପରେ ୨/୪ଟି କାବ୍ୟ ରଚନା କରିଦେଇଥାନ୍ତେ । ଗୋଲାପି ରଙ୍ଗର ପୋଷାକକୁ ଗୋଲାପୀ ରଙ୍ଗର ଓଠ ସ‌ହ ଆକର୍ଷଣର କେନ୍ଦ୍ରବିନ୍ଦୁ ଥିଲା ସେ ଗାଢ଼ କଳା ରଙ୍ଗର ସେ ଆଖି । ସତେକି ଯେମିତି ସେହି ଆଖିରେ ପୂରିରହିଛି ପୂରା ଦୁନିଆ । ଏହିସବୁ ଭିତରେ ମୋ ନଜର ହଟୁନଥିଲା ତା' ଉପରୁ । ହେଲେ ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ଗାଡ଼ିଟି ଗଡ଼ିବାକୁ ଆରମ୍ଭ କଲା ଆଉ ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ପୁଣିଥରେ ସେ ଦୂରେଇ ଚାଲିଥିଲା ମୋ ଆଖି ଆଗରୁ । ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ଗାଡ଼ିର ବେଗ ବଢ଼ିବା ସ‌ହ ଦୂରତା ମଧ୍ୟ ବଢ଼ିଥିଲା ମୋ ଆଖି ଆଉ ତା' ଭିତରେ । ରାସ୍ତାର ସେହି ଦୂରଦିଗନ୍ତରେ ହଜିଗଲା ସେ ଧିରେ ଧିରେ ।

କେତେବେଳୁ ସେ ଯାଇସାରିଲାଣି, ଆଉ ଆମେ ଆମ କାମ ସାରି ଆସି ପୁଣି ରୁମ୍‌ରେ ପ‌ହ‌ଞ୍ଚିଗଲୁଣି, ହେଲେ ଏବେ ବି ମନରେ ତା'ରି କଥା ଆଉ ଆଖିରେ ରହିଛି ତା' ଚେହେରା । ସେ ଚେହେରା ସତେ ଯେମିତି ମୋର ଆଖିର କ୍ୟାମେରାରେ ତୋଳିହୋଇଯାଇଛି ଆଉ ମୋ ମନର ସେ ଡାଟାବେସରେ ଏକ ଅଲିଭା ଛବି ହୋଇ ରହିଯାଇଛି, ଯାହାକୁ ମୁଁ ଚାହିଁଲେ ବି କେବେ ଲିଭେଇପାରିବିନି । ସତେ ଯେମିତି ସେ ଛବି ସ‌ହ କୋଉଗୋଟେ ଭାଇରସ ପଶି ଆସିଛି ମୋ ଡାଟାବେସ ଭିତରେ, ଯିଏକି ସେହି ଛବିଟିକୁ ବାରମ୍ବାର ଆଣିଦେଉଥିଲା ମୋ ଆଗକୁ । ଏମିତିରେ କେବେ ଯଦି କାହାକୁ ପ୍ରଥମଥର ପାଇଁ ଦେଖେ, ମୋ ମନରେ ତା'ର ଛବି କେବେ ଆସେନି, ହେଲେ ଏଇ ଏକ ଏମିତି ଛବି ଯାହାକୁ ମନର ପ୍ରିତିଟି ପୃଷ୍ଠାର ଆଗଧାଡ଼ିରେ ହିଁ ରହିଯାଇଛି ।


This is the 2nd part of the College Diary Series. The 2nd half of the day which I've described in the first part.