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Kumkumam Vithariya Vazhikal Ip¶paw hnXdnb hgnIƒ (collection of short stories in Malayalam) Author: E. Harikumar
Electronic version published in 2013 This book is meant for distribution among research organisations absolutely free of cost. Address: E. Harikumar 5B, Avenue Crest Apartments Avenue Road, Mundupalam Kuriachira P.O. Thrissur 680 006 Phone: (0487) 2251779 E-Mail: e.harikumar.novelist@gmail.com Web: www.e-harikumar.com

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C. lcnIpam¿ 1943 Pqsse 13 \v s]m∂m-\n-bn¬ P\-\w. A—≥ alm-Ihn CS-t»cn tKmhn-µ≥ \mb¿. AΩ CS°≠n Pm\In AΩ. I¬°-Ø-bn¬ h®v _n.-F. ]m m-bn. 1972˛¬ efn-Xsb hnhmlw sNbvXp. aI≥ AP-bv hnhm-ln-X\ - mWv. `mcy: ip`. I¬°-Ø, Zn√n, t_mws_ F∂o \K-cß - f - n¬ tPmen-sb-Sp-Øp. 1983-˛¬ tIc-fØ - n-tebv°v Xncn-®p-h∂ - p. 1962 sXm´v sNdp-IY - I - s - f-gp-Xn-Øp-Sß - n. BZysØ IYm-ka - m-lmcw "Iqd-Iƒ' 72¬ {]kn-≤s - ∏-Sp-Øn. 15 IYm-k-am-lm-c-ßfpw 9 t\mh-ep-Ifpw Hcp A\p-`-h-°p-dn-∏p-w {]kn-≤-s∏-Sp-Øn-bn-´p≠v. ]pc-kvIm-c-߃: 1988 se tIcf kmlnXy A°m-Zan ]pc-kvImcw "Znt\m-k-dns‚ Ip´n' F∂ IYm-kam-lm-c-Øn-\v. 1997 se ]-fl-cm-P≥ ]pc-kvImcw "]®-∏-øns\ ]nSn-°m≥' F∂ IY-bv°v. 1998 se \me-∏m-S≥ ]pc-kvImcw "kq£n-®p-h® abn¬∏oen' F∂ IYm-ka - m-lm-cØ - n\v. 2006 se IYm-]oTw ]pc-kvImcw "A\n-X-bpsS hoSv' F∂ IYm-k-am-lm-c-Øn-\v. 2012 se G‰hpw anI® IY-bv°p≈ tIcf tÉv Ne-®n{X A°m-Zan Ahm¿Uv "{io]m¿∆-Xn-bpsS ]mZw' F∂ IY-bv°v. BUntbm Imk‰v dn°m¿Un-Mv, sh_v Unssk-\n-Mv, aƒ´naoUnb s{]mU-£≥, ]pkvXI {]kn-≤o-I-cWw F∂n-h-bn-te¿s∏-´n-´p-≠v. 1998 apX¬ 2004 hsc tIcf kmlnXy A°m-Zan Aw-K-am-bncp-∂p. IrXn-Iƒ: sNdp-I-Ym-k-am-lm-c-߃: Iqd-Iƒ, hrj-`-Øns‚ IÆv, Ip¶paw hnX-dnb hgn-Iƒ, Znt\m-k-dns‚ Ip´n, Im\U- b n¬ \ns∂mcp cmP- I p- a mcn, {io]m¿∆- X n- b psS ]mZw, kq£n- ® p- h ® abn¬∏oen, ]®-∏-øns\ ]nSn-°m≥, Zqsc Hcp \K-c-Øn¬, IdpØ X{ºm´n, A\n-X-bpsS hoSv, Cf-sh-bnens‚ km¥z\w (I-Y-Iƒ 1966-˛1996), \K-c-hm-knbmb Hcp Ip´n, Fs‚ kv{XoIƒ (kv{Xo-]-£- I-Y-Iƒ), sh≈n-Øn-c-bn-se∂-t]mse. t\mh-ep-Iƒ: Dd-ßp∂ k¿∏-߃ + im]-ine, Bk-‡n-bpsS A·n-\m-f-߃, Hcp IpSpw_]pcmWw, F©n≥ss{U-hsd kvt\ln® s]¨Ip´n, Ab-\-߃, XSm-I-XocØv, sIm®-{ºm´n, {]W-b-Øn-s\mcp tkm^v‰vshb¿, Adn-bm-Ø-eß-fntebv°v. Hm¿Ω-Iƒ, A\p-`-h-°p-dn-∏p-Iƒ, teJ-\-߃: \o Fhn-sS-bm-sW-¶nepw. Cu Hm¿Ω-Iƒ acn-°m-Xn-cn-°-s´.

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t]sc¥msW∂p ]d™p. AcaWn°q¿ apºv˛ _ n¬ ASpØncp∂ s]¨Ip´nbpsS apJw Abmƒ {i≤n°m≥ XpSßnbn´p Ipsd kab ambncp∂p. F\n°p sX‰p]‰n√. Cu IÆpIƒ Fs‚ a\ nep≠v. ]\n\ocns‚ CXƒt]mep≈ Hcp tPmSn t\¿Ø Np≠pIƒ Fs‚ lrZbØn¬ kq£n®n´p≠v. Abmƒ ]d™p. F\n°p Ip´osS t]sc¥msW∂v Adnbmw. kwKoX sR´n. ASpØncp∂ Bsf Ahƒ {i≤n®ncp∂n√. Ahƒ Xncn™p t\m°n. XmSn°nS bneqsS Abmƒ Nncn°p∂Xv Ahƒ I≠p. kwKoX adp]Snsbm∂pw ]d™n√. _ n¬ \nt∂m hgnbn¬\nt∂m Bsc¶nepw kwkmcn®m¬ AXp {i≤n°s≠∂mWv AΩ ]d™n´p≈Xv. ]t£, Hc]cnNnX\p Xs‚ t]cdnbmsa∂Xv A¤pXs∏SpØp∂XmWv. Ahƒ CSwIÆn´v Abmsf ]Tn®p. Ip´n F{Xw ¢m nemWv ]Tn°p∂sX∂pw F\n°dnbmw. Hm, AXp hfsc tIaambn. Ahƒ hnNmcn®p. aSnbn¬h® Aepan\nb∏pkvXIs∏´nta¬ sk°‚ v Ãm≥tU¿Uv F∂p hepXmbn FgpXnh®ncp∂p. ]t£, t]scßs\ a\ nembn? Hcp ]t£, Cu A¶vƒ ª^v sNøpIbmbncn°pw. kwKoX F∂s√ t]cv? Ahƒ°p ]cmPbw kΩXnt°≠nh∂p. AXhfpsS KuchØn\v AbhphcpØn. Ahƒ tNmZn®p. A¶vfns\ßs\ a\ nembn? Abmƒ Dds° Nncn°m≥ XpSßn. NncnbpsS Ahkm\ Øn¬ AhfpsS sNhnbnte°p XeXmgvØn kzImcyambn ]d™p. `b¶c clkymWv. A¶vƒ lnamebØn¬ Hcp Kplbn¬ \qdpsIm√w X] ncp∂p In´nb Hcp IgnhmWv. kwKoXbpsS aΩnbpsS t]¿ IqSn ]d™p Xcs´? Hcn°¬IqSn ]co£n°msa∂p IcpXn Ahƒ aqfn. kp[ F∂s√? A¶vƒ FhnsSbmWp Xmakn°p∂Xv? Iev°Øbn¬. Iev°Øbn¬\n∂p hczmtWm? AsX. AcaWn°q¿apºv Iev°Øbnembncp∂p. t_mws_bv°p hcWsa∂p tXm∂nbt∏mƒ Hcp a{¥w P]n®p. t_mws_bnepsaØn. CXpw lnamebØn¬ \n∂p In´nb IgnhpXs∂. Ahƒ icn°pw A¤pXs∏´ncp∂p. A¶vfns‚ t]sc¥m? A¶vƒ. Abmƒ ]d™p. Ahƒ Bib°pg∏Ønembn. A¶vƒ F∂p t]cp≈, CXphsc I≠n´n√mØ Bƒ Ahsf∏‰n F√mw ]dbp∂p. Iev°Øbn¬\n∂v Hcp \nanjw sIm≠v t_mws_bn¬ FØp∂p. lnamebØn¬ \qdpsIm√w X] ncp∂n´p≠v. XeapSnbmsW¶n¬ \c®n´pan√. Ahƒ BtemNn®ncp∂p. AhfpsS Np≠pIƒ Aev]w ]nf¿∂ncp∂p. Ae£yambn ]pdtØ°p t\m°p∂ IÆpIƒ. Xs∂ XShpImc \m°nb at\m⁄amb Hcp tPmSn IÆpIƒ, Abmƒ Hm¿Øp. Ip\n™v B sIm®pkpµcnbpsS Ihnfn¬ DΩsImSp°m≥ Abmƒ°p tXm∂n. ]t£, AXpsNømsX Abmƒ ]d™p. kwKoXbv°ndtß≠ ÿeambns√? hns√ ]m¿se tÃm∏mbn. Ahƒ sR´nbpW¿∂p. A¶vfn\p Rm≥ Xmakn°p∂Xv FhnsSbmsW∂pw Adntbzm? Adnbpw. Ahƒ ]pkvXIs∏´nbpw Xq°n Cdßn. _ v \oßnbt∏mƒ A¶vfpw Cdßp∂pt≠m F∂v Ahƒ t\m°n. C√. Abmƒ ko‰ns‚ AcnInte°p \oßnbncp∂v Ahsf ssIhoin°mWn®p. Ahfpw ssI hoin. A¶vƒ H∏w Cdßnsb¶nse∂v Ahƒ Bin®p. kwKoXbv°v ho´nseØm≥ [rXnbmbn. Cßs\ Hc¤pXa\pjys\ I≠ hnhcw AΩtbmSp ]db Ww. ]t£, s_√Sn®t∏mƒ Dd°®SthmsS Fgpt∂‰p h∂ AΩbn¬ B hm¿Ø Hc¤pXhpw Dfhm°nbn√. lnamebØn¬ \qdpsIm√w X] psNtøy? Fs¥ms° hnUvVnØmWv \o ]dbp∂Xv? F¥m aΩo, X] psNøm≥ ]‰nt√? C√, tamsf. H∂maXp lnamebØn¬ `b¶c XWp∏mWv, c≠maXv \qdpsIm√w X] psNbvXm¬ Hcmƒ hfsc Ingh\mhpw. lnamebØn¬\n∂p t_mws_bv°p hcms\m∂pw ]‰n√.

Cu A¶vfn∂v A{X hbs m∂pambn´n√. F∂m¬ Abmƒ lnamebØnsem∂pw t]mbn´p≠mhn√. Bs´, \o FhnSp∂mWp I≠Xv? _ n¬ Fs‚ ASpØmWv Ccp∂Xv. Hm, Rm≥ hnNmcn®p h√ B¬acØns‚ Nph´nepambncn°psa∂v. AΩ Ahƒ°p th≠n {]tXyIap≠m°nb B∏vƒ ss] tai∏pdØpsh®p. kwKoX BsI \ncp’mls∏´p. C{Xbpw A¤pXIcamb Hcp Imcyw AΩ C{X emLhtØmsS FSp ØXv Ahƒ°n„s∏´n√. Ahƒ ]d™p. A¶vfn∂v Fs‚ t]cdnbmw. aΩnbpsSbpw t]cdnbmw. \ΩpsS hoSv FhnsSbmsW∂dnbmw. I¬° Øbn¬ \n∂v t_mws_bv°v Hcp an\n‰psIm≠v FØmw. I¬°Øbn¬ \nt∂m? A¤pXs∏tS≠ `mKw AΩ Gs‰SpØp. AsX. F¥mWv A¶vfns‚ t]cv? A¶vƒ! ]ns∂ A¶vƒ \oe Po≥kmWv C´ncp∂Xv. a™ Ip¿Øbpw. lnamebØn¬ Hcp Kplbn¬ X] ncp∂t∏mƒ \o≠XmWs{X XeapSnbpw XmSnbpw. kp[ \n»–bmbn. kwKoX CSsØ ssIsIm≠p IhnfpwXmßn B∏vƒ ss] ISn®p Xn∂p∂Xp t\m°n \n∂p. Ahƒ Ft¥m BtemNn°pIbmbncp∂p. Ae£yamb IÆpIƒ. ]ns∂ Ft¥m ]dbm≥ {ian®p. hm°pIƒ In´msX Ahƒ X∏nØS™p ]d™p: A¶vfns\ ImWm≥ \√ `wKnbp≠v. Ahƒ AXmbncp∂n√ Dt±in®Xv. AXnepw IqSpXembn NneXv. ]t£, AhfpsS hm°pIƒ°p ]cnanXnbp≠mbncp∂p. kp[bv°v AXp a\ nembn. Ahƒ \n»–bmbn kwKoXsb t\m°pIam{Xw sNbvXp. Ahkm\w \o h∂p. Ahƒ kzbw ]d™p. \oXs∂bmtWm? IÆmSnbn¬ Ahƒ kzbw ]cntim[n®p. Hu, Fs‚ apJw! ]Iepd°Øns‚ Bekyw apJØp≠m bncp∂p. apJw c≠pssIsIm≠pw XtemSn Ahƒ ]d™p. Rm≥ Ipfn°s´. Ipfnapdnbn¬ Ibdn hmXneS®t∏mƒ Ahƒ `bs∏´p. _mkptZhv hcptam? C{X ImeØn\ptijw Abmsf I≠m¬ \nb{¥Wßsf√mw hn´pt]mIpsa∂v Ahƒ icn°pw `bs∏´p. ]gb kvt\lnX ∑msct∏mse s]cpamdn°qsS? ]gb kvt\lnX∑m¿ am{Xambncps∂¶n¬ ]‰pambncp∂p. C\n Abmƒ h∂ns√¶ntem? B hnNmcw IqSpX¬ `bs∏SpØp∂Xmbncp∂p. s]s´∂v Cu c≠p hnNmcßfpw Ahƒ°p Np‰pw XØn°fn®p, Xfw sI´n \nev°p∂ sh≈Øn¬ agØp≈nIƒ hogpw t]mse. Ahkm\w AsXmcp kwKoXambn amdn. Abmƒ hcmXncn°n√. Ahƒ B\µn®p. Ahƒ Nncn®p. jhdns‚ Nph´n¬\n∂p amdm≥ tXm∂nbn√. XWp∏v D≈nte°p IqSpX¬ IqSpX¬ hen s®Sp°s´. AhfpsS D≈n¬ kwKoXambncp∂p. tZhmebØnse aWnt]mse bp≈ s_√Sn®t∏mƒ hmXn¬ Xpd∂Xv kwKoXbmbncp∂p. A¶vƒ! Hcp ssIbn¬ tdmkv]q°ƒ. \o´nb as‰ ssIbn¬ NnIvse‰vkv. CXp kwKoXbv°mWv. Cu ]q°ƒ aΩn°pw. kwKoX AItØt°mSn. aΩo, A¶vƒ h∂p! kp[ s]s´∂p achn®pt]mbn. XømsdSp°pIbmbncps∂¶n¬°qSn A{]Xo£nXamb t]mse. {ia s∏´v Fgpt∂ev°m≥ XpSßptºmƒ apºn¬ _mkptZhv. ]q°ƒ AhfpsS ssIbn¬ sImSpØp sIm≠v Hcp XmftØmsS Xe CStØm´pw hetØm´pw B´ns°m≠v Abmƒ ]d™p. lmbv aΩo, lnbdbmw! F´psIm√ambn i–Øn\pw cq]Øn\pw am‰w h∂n´n√. Ahƒ°p h¿j߃°p apºv Ahkm \n°ns√∂p tXm∂n°p∂ kmbm”ßfnse ImØncn∏pIƒ Hm¿Øp. ImØncp∂p tZjyw ]nSn°p tºmƒ FhnsS\ns∂∂dnbmsX apºn¬ NmSnhoWp ]dbp∂p. lmbv! KmU v, lnbdbmw. A¶vƒ lnamebØn¬ X] ncp∂n´n√ At√? Bcp ]d™p? aΩn ]dbpIbmWv lnamebØn¬ \qdpsIm√w X] ncp∂m¬ Hcmƒ hfsc hb \mhns√? ]ns∂ Cßs\ \S°m≥ ]‰pIbn√s√m. Rm≥ lnamebØn¬ t]mbn´n√ tamsf. InS∏dbpsS aqebn¬ Db¿∂ Ãm‚n¬sh® ^vfh¿ hmknse ]gb ]q°ƒ am‰n kp[ tdmkv ]q°ƒ shbv°p∂Xp t\m°n Abmƒ ]d™p. Rm≥ I¬°Øbn¬ Hcp Kplbn¬ X] ncn°bmbncp∂p. \qdpsIm√a√, FÆqdpsIm√w. kp[ Abmsf t\m°n. AhfpsS I¨tImWnse \\hv Abmƒ I≠p. AhfpsS XpSpØ apJw Abmƒ I≠p.

kwKoX ho≠pw BibIpg∏Ønembn. FÆqdp \qdnt\°mƒ hepXmsW∂v Ahƒ°dnbmw. Hcmƒ°v \qdpsIm√wIqSn X] ncn°m≥ Ignbns√∂p a\ nem°nbXmbncp∂p. Ct∏mƒ CXm A¶vƒ ]dbp∂p FÆqdpsIm√w X] ncps∂∂v! kzbw D≠m°nb ZWvU\at√? kp[ ]d™p. Bcpw Bhiys∏SmØ in£. A∂p kzbw in£n °s∏Sp ∂Xn¬ kpJw tXm∂n. AXv a‰p≈hsc Fßs\ _m[n°psa∂mtemNn®n√, At√? Abmƒ H∂pw ]d™n√. Abmƒ Akzÿ\m bn Ip´nbpsS t\sc t\m°n. \njvIf¶amb apJw. Ahƒ°v H∂pw a\ nemhp∂p≠mbncp∂n√. tamfv t]mbn Ifnt®m, kp[ ]d™p. kwKoXbv°v AsXmcp A\p{Klambn tXm∂n. H∂maXmbn henbh¿ kwkmcn°p∂Xp tI´p\nev °m≥ Ahƒ C„s∏´n√. ]ns∂ ]pXpXmbn h∂ A¶vfns\ AΩ F¥p `mhØnemWp kzoIcn°p∂ sX∂v Ahƒ°v H´pw a\ nembn√. AΩbpsS apJØp kvt\lamtWm AtXm hntcm[amtWm? AXp a\ nem°m≥ am{Xw Ahƒ apXn¿∂n´p≠mbncp∂n√. AhcpsS H∏w \nev ° p∂Xns\°mƒ em`Icambn kabw Ifbmw, apIfnse ^vfm‰nse Unw_nfns‚ H∏w Ifn®m¬. NnIvse‰vkpambn Ahƒ ]pdØndßn. kwKoXsb Fßs\ a\ nembn? kp[ At\zjn®p. \o Ahsf I≠n´p IqSnbn√t√m! at\m⁄amb Hcp tPmSn IÆpIfpsSbpw Hm¿Ωbn¬ kvt\lw ]I¿∂pX∂ Np≠pIfpsSbpw sdπn°. Hm, _mkptZhv, \o Ct∏mgpw ]≠sØt∏mse sdmam‚n°mWv. ]t£, Abmƒ Akzÿ\mbncp∂p. kzbw ZWvU\taev]n°ptºmƒ a‰p≈hsc apdnthev∏n °pIbmbncps∂∂v kp[ ]d™Xv AbmfpsS a\ n¬ \n∂p hn´pt]mbn√. Rm≥ ChnsS\n∂p hn´pt]mIm≥ ImcWw kp[bv°p a\ nemsb∂mWv Rm≥ IcpXnbXv. tjmt°kn∂p apIfnse, XØbmSn°fn°p∂ sIm®p ssSw]okv Xmtemen®psIm≠v Abmƒ N©e\mbn \n∂p. s]s´∂v Ah¿XΩnep≈ Zqcw Fs∂tØ°mƒ IqSnbXmbn Abmƒ°p tXm∂n. F\ns°{X BtemNn®n´pw a\ nem°m≥ IgnbmØXmWXv. kp[ kwkmcn®p. \o C\n F{X hnhcn®mepw F\n°p a\ nemhn√. Hmcmƒ°v Xs‚ Bkv]ntdj≥ am{Xa√, t{]ahpw H∏w sIm≠p \SØmsa∂mWv Rm≥ IcpXp∂Xv . Fs∂ kv t \ln®p sIm≠pXs∂ \n\°p Xntb‰dnepw hnPbn°msa∂v F\n°v ]q¿Æ hnizmkap≠mbncp∂p. AXp km[yambncp∂n√. s]s´∂v F√mw BZyw XpStß≠nh∂Xn¬ Abmƒ°p hnjaw tXm∂n. F\n°v c≠pw {`aambncp∂p. \o, AXpt]mse Xntb‰¿. AXn¬ Fs‚ BZysØ Xncs™Sp°¬ \ns∂Øs∂bmbncp∂p. Xntb‰dns\ F\n°p ]n®n®o¥n hens®dnbmambncp∂p. ]t£, \ns∂ kzoIcn °p∂Xn¬ IqSpX¬ hnjaßfp≠mbn cp∂p. F\n°p \ns∂ F∂pw kt¥mjn∏n®psImt≠ Ccn°m≥ Ignbpambncp∂n√. Fs∂ IeymWw Ign®ncps∂¶n¬ AsXmcp henb h¶Øambn \n\°p ]n∂oSp tXm∂pambncp∂p. PohnXsa∂m¬ Ipsd IhnXbpw kwKoXhpw am{Xa√, kp[m, AXn¬°pSp X¬ ]eXpamWv. AsXm∂pw Xcm≥ F\n°p Igns™∂phcn√. \o F\n°v Afh‰ kvt\lw X∂p. Rm≥ kwXr]vXbmbncp∂ns√? \o Hcp ImapInbmhpthmfw. adn®p \o Hcp `mcybpw AΩbpambn°gn™m¬ B Xp—amb kwXr]vXn bn¬ \ns∂ Xf®nSm≥ Ignbn√. Fs‚ hyhÿbn√mØ PohnXw Xs∂ \n\°v Hcp `mcambn tXm∂pambncp∂p. Ahƒ H∂pw ]d™n√. HmcmizmktØmsS X\n°n\nsbm∂pw ]dbm\ns√∂v _mkptZhv Hm¿Øp. Abmƒ°p Np‰pw kar≤nbpsSbpw kwXr]vXnbpsSbpw temIambncp∂p. Nphcn¬ Xq°nb Hmbn¬ s]bv‚ nwKv, tjmtIkn¬ \ndsb A]q¿∆hkvXp°ƒ. Pm∏\okv ]mhIƒ, Zn√nbn¬ \n∂p h∂ Nn{X∏WnIfp≈ ]n®fØme߃, tIcfØnse Hm´phnf°pIƒ, \mKem‚nse kv { XoIfpsS hoXnbp≈ apØpameIƒ. Rm≥ Nmbbp≠m°mw, kp[ ]d™p. \n¬°q, Ahsf XSpØp ssIIƒ°p≈nem°n Abmƒ tNmZn®p. \o F∂papXev°mWv Fs∂ shdp°m≥ XpSßnbXv? F\n°p shdp°m≥ Igns™¶n¬? F¶n¬ Rm≥ C{X thZ\nt°≠n hcn√mbncp∂p. X≈nhcp∂ IÆo¿ adbv°phm\mbn Ahƒ AbmfpsS amdn¬ apJw Aa¿Øn. Rms\SpØ Xocpam\w Fs∂ F{X thZ\n∏n®psh∂v Adnbmtam? kvt\lw Xs∂bmWp hepsX∂v F\n°dnbmw. ]t£ B kvt\lw Hcp s]¨Ip´nsb \in∏n°p∂Xv F\n°n„ambncp∂n√. Ah¿ InS°bn¬ At\ym\yw IchebØn¬ InS°pIbmbncp∂p. Hcp Zo¿LNpw_\Øn¬ \n∂p tamNnXbmbt∏mƒ Ahƒ tNmZn®p. \o Ct∏mƒ kt¥mjhm\mtWm? \ns‚ \mSI߃ hnPIcambncpt∂m? Rm≥ kt¥mjhm\mtWm Fs∂\n°dnbn√. Fs‚ \mSI߃ hnPbIcamWv. BZysØ \mS Iw A{X hnPbn®n√. AXns‚ Xow hfsc A_v k v { SmŒmbn. Bcpw BkzZn®pI≠n√. kwKoXhpw tamiambncp∂p. Ign™ c≠p \mSIßfpsSbpw kwKoXhpw Rm≥ Xs∂ Gs‰SpØp. Fs‚ Xow

a\ nem°m≥ IgnbmØ Hcp]‰w kwKoX⁄∑mscs°m≠p tXm‰ncn°bmbncp∂p. BZysØ \mSIw ^vtfm∏mbXv AXns‚ Xow ImcWamtWm, AXns‚ kwKoXØns‚ t]mcmbvabmtWm F∂ dnbn√. _wKmfnIƒ°v \√ kwKoXhpw NoØ kwKoXhpw Xncn®dnbm≥ Ignbpw. tZ lmhv B\nb¿ t^m¿ ayqknIv . Rm≥ ChnsSbp≈t∏mƒ sNbv X A]q¿Æ tImws]mknj≥ Ct√? ISens\ ∏‰nbp≠m°nbXv? AXmWp Rm≥ tN¿ØXv. \n\t°m¿Ωbnt√ AXv? Ahƒ°v Hm¿Ωbp≠mbncp∂p. Ahƒ F√mw Hm¿Øncp∂p. Ccºp∂ ISen∂cnIneqsS aWen¬ kzbw ad∂p ssItIm¿Øp \S∂Xv. kmbm”w Ip¶paw hnXdnb hgnØmcIƒ ISente°p \bn °p∂Xv. aWen¬ Ccp∂v hben\n¬ ISens‚ CcºØns‚ ]›mØeØnsemgpIp∂ i–߃ Ahsf amkvactemIØnte°p \bn®Xv. ]ns∂ kqcy≥ bm{Xbmbt∏mƒ, kwKoXtØ°mƒ i‡n bmb t{]cW Xßfn¬ h∂p \nd™t∏mƒ aWen¬ InS∂p Npw_n®Xv. F√mw Ahƒ Hm¿Øncp∂p. Pb≥ \√ `¿Ømht√? \o kt¥mjhXnbt√! s]s´∂mbncp∂p B tNm Zyw. AsX, Pb≥ \√ `¿ØmhmWv. Ahƒ BtemNn®p: Rm≥ XnI®pw kt¥mjhXnbmth≠XmWv. ]t£, Hcp `mcy, AΩ F∂Xn¬ Ihn™v Ahƒ Ct∏mgpw Hcp ImapInIqSn bmsW∂v Ahƒ A¤pXtØmsS a\ nem°n. Ipsd°me ambn kwXr]vXn In´mXncp∂ Hcp tdmƒ. eptUmhn¬ I≈Øcw ImWn°p∂Xv kwKoXbv°n„a√. AXpsIm≠p c≠masØ {]mhiyhpw Unw_vƒ I≈w ImWn®t∏mƒ kwKoX ]d™p, Rm\n√ Ifn°m≥. CXn¬ t`Zw ho´n¬ t]mbn h√Xpw hmbn°pIbmWv. Ahƒ tImWnbndßn Xmsg h∂p Nmcnb hmXn¬ Xpd∂v AIØp Ibdn. At∏mgmWv ]pXpXmbn h∂ A¶vfns\ Hm¿Ωh∂Xv. A¶vfpambn kwkmcn°msa∂p IcpXn InS∏p apdnbnte°p \S∂p. AhnsS FØnbt∏mgmWv, AS™pInS°p∂ hmXn¬ I≠Xv. AXn¬ Akm[mcWamsbm∂pw Ahƒ°p tXm∂nbn√. ]t£ A¶vfpambn kwkmcn°msa∂ Xs‚ ]cn]mSn XInSw adn™ncn°p∂p. C\n? UmUn C∂se sIm≠p h∂ tImanIv]pkvXIw Hm¿Ωh∂p. Ahƒ tImanIv ]pkvXIhpw sIm≠v lmfnse Im¿s∏‰n¬ t]mbncp∂p. Ahƒ°v H∂pw a\ nembn√. UmUn C∂v Hm^okn¬ \n∂p h∂m¬ ]d™p Xcmsa∂p ]d™XmWv. Ahƒ Nn{X߃ shdpsX adn®pt\m°n. Nn{X߃ I≠n´v \√ IYbmbncn°psa∂p tXm∂p∂p. Ahƒ°p thsdmcp sFUnbm tXm∂n. apIfn¬t∏mbn Unw_nfns‚ H∏w {Um´p Ifn®mtem {Um´n¬ I≈Øcw ImWn°m≥ ]‰n√. Ahƒ ]pkvXIhpw AS®psh®v ho≠pw apIfnte°p t]mbn. InS∏dbn¬ At\ym\yw IchebØn¬ InS°ptºmƒ X߃ kzbw h©n°pIbmbncps∂∂p c≠pt]¿°pw tXm∂n. IebmWv Bflkm£m¬°mcsa∂v Abmƒ hymtamln®p. AXn¬ kzbw Xr]vX\msW∂v Abmƒ IcpXn. `¿Ømhn\p sImSp°m≥ Ignbp∂ kvt\lsa√w sImSpØp Xm≥ kt¥mjhXnbmsW∂hƒ IcpXn. ]t£, h¿j߃°p tijw Ah¿ I≠pap´nbt∏mgp≠mb {]ImiØn¬ Ccp≠ Kplbn¬ Bcm[n®ncp∂ _nw_ßfpsSsb√mw \ndw aßn A\mI¿jIambn Ah¿ I≠p. h©nXcmsb∂v Ah¿°p t_m≤yambn. B a\ nem°¬ Hcp ]pXnb BthiØ≈n®bv°p hgnsh®p. a\ nemb t]mse Ah¿ Nncn®p. Ahƒ AbmfpsS ssIIfnembncp∂p. ]ns∂ kmh[m\Øn¬ AhcpsS CSbnep≠mbncp∂ temeamb aqSp]Sw Xms\ Agn™p t]mbn. Unw_vfpambp≈ {Um´pIfnbpw A{X hnPbIcambncp∂n√. c≠pXhW tXm‰t∏mƒ Unw_vƒ ]d™p, \ap°p eptUm Ifn°mw. As√¶n¬ ]mºpw tImWnbpw. eptUmhn¬ Unw_vƒ ho≠pw I≈ Øcw ImWn°psa∂v kwKoXbv°dnbmw. ]ns∂ ]mºpw tImWnbpw. tImWnIbdn apIfn¬ t]mb Xs‚ Icp°ƒ ]mºpIƒ sImØn hngpßn ho≠pw Xmsg I≈nIfn seØp∂Xv kwKoXbv°n„s∏´n√. Ahƒ ]d™p, Rm≥ t]mIp∂p. Xmsg InS∏papdnbpsS hmXn¬ At∏mgpw AS™p InS∂p. Ahƒ°v \ncmibmbn. tImanIv]pkvXIw FSpØp \nh¿Øn Im¿s∏‰n¬ h∂p Iangv∂p InS∂p. UmUn°v CXv C∂seØs∂ ]d™pX∂m¬ aXnbmbncp∂p. Ahƒ Ipd®pt\cw ]pkvXIw adn®p t\m°n. ]ns∂, kmh[m\Øn¬ AhfpsS IÆp Iƒ AS™p. Dd°Øn¬ sN∂mb, Nph∂ sh≈w C‰phogp∂ \mhpw Xq°n apbens‚ ]n∂mse HmSp∂Xv Ahƒ I≠p. apb¬ ka¿∞\mbncp∂p. Hcp kv{]nMv hmXnens‚ D≈nte°v apb¬ NmSn. ]n∂mse h∂ sN∂mb hmXnen∂nSbn¬ IpSpßn. slev]v! Xs‚ ssIbn¬ Xf¿∂pdßp∂ kp[sb _mkp tZhv Npw_n®p. Ipsd t\cambn B Ddßpw kpµcnsb Abmƒ t\m°p∂p. C\n Ahsf DW¿ØWw. X\n°p t]mIWw. Hcp \o≠ \n{Zbn¬ \n∂pW¿∂t]mse Dd°®SthmsS Ahƒ IÆpXpd∂t∏mƒ Ahsf ho≠pw X∂nte°Sp∏n®v Abmƒ sNhnbn¬ a{¥n®p: kpµco, F\n°p t]mIWw. AXn\p adp]Snbmbn Ahƒ ]d™p:

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Xncn™e™ taLØn¬ \n∂pXn¿∂ PeIWßfpw, KXnamdn hoinØpSßnb Im‰pw ImcWw, Bk∂amb ag°mesØ∏‰n t_m[hm\mb Abmƒ hndIp tiJcn°m\mbn aeapIfnte°p t]mbn. Hc¥¿t{]cWbm¬ Abmƒ Asºbv X p sIm∂ am\ns‚ amwkhpw, Acphnbn¬\n∂v ]nSn® a’yßfpw, t\¿sØ shbn¬ km{µambncp∂t∏mƒØs∂ DW°n kq£n®nc∂p. AXp t]mse Im´n¬\n∂p In´nb IngßpIfpw ]gßfpw Abmƒ Kplbnse hnhn[ AdIfn¬ tiJcn®ncp∂p. Ign™ ag°meØn∂ptijw KplmapJØn\p Xmsg XmgvhmcØn¬ apf®p≠mb [m\ys®SnIfn¬, ]ns∂ hc≠Imew h∂t∏mƒ DWßn\n∂ [m\yßfpw Abmƒ tiJcn®ncp∂p. aeapIfn¬ FØnbt∏mgmWv Abmƒ aebpsS kwKoXw tI´Xv. AXp aeIfpsS AkwJyw KplmapJßfn¬ X´n Ae®v AbmfpsS sNhnbn¬ FØn. Abmƒ tImcnØcn®p. BZyambn Cu kwKoXw tI´Xp apsºmcn°¬ tX≥ tiJcn°m\mbn aeapIfn¬ Ibdnbt∏m gmbncp∂p. DWßnb Npcbv°sØm≠pIfn¬ ]I¬ apgph≥ tX≥ tiJcn®psIm≠v Abmƒ \S∂p. cm{Xn Ccp´n¬\n∂pw arKßfn¬ \n∂pw c£s∏Sm≥, Xmsg N∏neIfpw hndIpwIq´n henb Xobp≠m°n, Abmƒ acØns‚ Ihcßfn¬ Ddßn. ]pe¿s®, kqcy\pZn°p∂Xn\p apºpXs∂ Iq´n¬ Ddßnbncp∂ ]£nIsf ]nSn®psIm∂v, Xmsg At∏mgpw \nt»jw sI´n´n√mØ I\en¬ Nps´SpØp Xn∂v Abmƒ bm{X XpS¿∂p. Aßs\ tX≥ tiJcØn∂nSbn¬ aq∂mwZnhkamWv Abmƒ aeIfpsS kwKoXw tI´Xv. Abmƒ kzbw ad∂p kwKoXw {ihn®p. tX≥ \nd™pXpfpºp∂ Npcbv°sØm≠pIfpsS `mcw Abmƒ Adn™n√. Abmƒ aebpsS G‰hpw apIfnse ]md°p´ßfn¬ FØnbncp∂p. AhnsS \n∂p t\m°nbm¬ Xmgv h mcØn¬ HgpIp∂ Acphnbpw, AXn¬ sh≈w IpSn®p Xebpb¿Øp∂ am≥Iq´ßfpw sNdpXmbn ImWmw. CXn\nSbv°v aeIfpsS kwKoXw Abmƒ°p Np‰pw AeIfp≠m°n HgpIn, ]md°q´ßfn¬ h∂Sn®p NnXdn. At∏mgmWv Abmƒ I≠Xv, Ipd®p Xmsg ]md°q´ßƒ°p apIfn¬ \rØw sh®p \oßp∂ s]¨Ip´n. Ahƒ Acs°´v CeIƒsIm≠p ad®ncp∂p. apgpØ amdnShpw XSn® XpSIfpw Cf°n Ahƒ \rØw sh®p. s]s´∂v GIm¥Xsb∏‰n Abmƒ t_m[hm\mbn. hnckamb Xs‚ Kplsb∏‰n Abmƒ Hm¿Øp. aeIfpsS kwKoXØn\\pkcn®v AhfpsS ImepIƒ Nen®p. C{X `wKnbp≈ Hcp arKsØ Abmƒ apºp I≠ncp∂n√. ssIsIm´n, hmbsIm≠p i–w D≠m°n AhfpsS {i≤bmI¿jn°m≥ Abmƒ {ian®p. Ahƒ Xebpb¿Øn t\m°n, \rØw XpScpIbpw sNbv X p. Abmƒ Npaen¬ ]pdØp Xq°nbn´ncp∂ tX≥ \nd® Npcbv ° m sØms≠SpØp ImWn®v Ahsf {]tem`n∏n®p. Ahƒ hgßmsX, Xebm´n \rØw Nhn´n \oßn. ASpØpXs∂ Ahƒ Ccp´p]nSn® ImSpIƒ°p≈n¬ adbpsa∂p t_m≤yambt∏mƒ Abmƒ AhfpsS t\sc HmSn. ]t£, ac߃°nSbneqsS HmSn, ]md°q´ßƒ I≠p]nSns®Øptºmtg°v Ahƒ Ccp≠ ImSpIfn¬ ad™ncp∂p. Abmƒ \ncmi\mbn, Akzÿ\mbn. CXn\papºv Hcp a\pjyPohnsb I≠n´n√mØ Abmƒ, Cu arKw Xs‚ hwiØn¬s∏´ H∂msW∂v Fßs\tbm a\ nem°n. Abmƒ ]n∂oSv tX≥ tiJcn°m≥ \nev°msX Kplbnte°p aSßn. AbmfpsS XpSIƒ°nSbn¬ thZ\ A\p`hs∏´p. tX≥Npcbv ° Iƒ Xpfpºn ]pdw apgph≥ \\™ncp∂p. AXn\p tijw Iptd°mew aeapIfnte°p t]mIm≥ Abmƒ `bs∏´p. Ct∏mgpw aeIfpsS kwKoXw tI´t∏mƒ Abmƒ {]Xo£tbmsS Np‰pw t\m°n. Ipd®Ise ac߃°nSbn¬ Db¿∂p\n∂ ]mdIƒ°p aosX NphsSm∏n®v ImepIƒ Nen∏n°p∂ s]¨Ip´nsb Abmƒ Ahkm\w I≠p. aeIƒ kwKoXap≠m°ptºmsg√mw {]Xy£s∏Sp∂ s]¨Ip´nsb Abmƒ IuXpI]q¿∆w t\m°n. Ahsf CWbmbn In´m\p≈ B{Klap≠mbn. {]tem`\ßfm¬ Ahsf IogS°m≥ Ignbns√∂p a\ nem°nb Abmƒ, Ahsf sIm∂v kz¥am°m≥ Xo¿®bm°n. Hcp Dcp≠ ]md°√p Xncs™SpØv Fdnbm≥ Abmƒ Xømdmbn. Fdnbm≥th≠n Hmßnbt∏mgmWXp≠mbXv. s]s´∂p aeIfpsS kwKoXw \ne®p. ]n∂oSp≠mb iq\yXbn¬, s]¨Ip´n \rØw aXnbm°n Abmsf \n¿∂ntajbmbn t\m°n\nev°p∂Xv Abmƒ I≠p. AbmfpsS ssI Nen®n√. ssIbn¬\n∂v Dcpf≥ I√p Xmsg ]mdIƒ°p apIfn¬ hoWp s]m´n®nXdn. apIfn¬ acØns‚ sImºn¬ \o≠ hmep≈ Hcp a™°nfn Bt£]kzcap≠m°n. Im‰n¬ apf¶q´ßƒ Ic™p. Abmƒ AhfpsSt\¿°v HmSn. s]¨Ip´n A\ßmsX Abmsf t\m°n \n∂p. Im‰n¬ AhfpsS Acs°´n¬ Xqßn°nS∂ CeIƒ BSn. AhfpsS kar≤nbmb XpSIƒ Abmƒ I≠p. \rØw sNøptºmƒ CfInØpSn® apeIƒ AhfpsS \nizmkØn¬ Db¿∂acp∂Xv

Abmƒ I≠p. ASpsØØnbt∏mgmWv AhfpsS B¿{Zamb IÆpIƒ Abmƒ I≠Xv. Abmƒ s]s´∂p \n∂p. B IÆpIfn¬ hyk\ap≠mbncp∂p, ]cn`hap≠mbncp∂p. ]ns∂ Abmƒ Bthi tØmsS sI´n∏nSn®t∏mƒ Ahƒ hgßn. XmSntcma߃ sIm≠v AhfpsS apJØv Abmƒ Dc®p. AhfpsS Xnßnb apeIƒ AbmfpsS s\©n¬ Aa¿∂p. Ahƒ IÆS®p. XpSIƒ°nSbnse thZ\ Abmƒ Adn™p. Ahƒ AbmtfmSp tN¿∂p InS∂p. kpcXØns‚ B\µw Abmƒ Is≠Øn. Ah¿ A\ßmsX InS∂p. ]ns∂ aeIfpsS kwKoXw Ft∏mgmWp XpSßnbsX∂v Abmƒ Adn™n√. DW¿∂t∏mƒ kwKoXap≠mbncp∂p. Im‰pap≠mbncp∂p. ac߃°p apIfn¬ a™shfn®ap≠mbncp∂p. Xf¿∂pdßp∂ CWsb Abmƒ FSpØp. AsºbvXp sIm∂ am\ns\ G‰p∂ t]mse Abmƒ Ahsf tXmfnen´p Kplbnte°p\S∂p. Iq¿Ø ]md°√pIfneqsSbp≈ Cd°w Abmsf £oWn∏n®n√. CcphiØpw hf¿∂p \n∂ apƒs®SnIfpsS i{XpX Abmƒ Adn™n√. aeIfpsS kwKoXw am{Xw Abmƒ {i≤n®p. Xmgvhmc ØnseØptºmtg°pw kwKoXw t\¿Øphcp∂Xv Abmƒ thZ\tbmsS Adn™p. KplbnseØnbt∏mƒ Ahƒ DW¿∂v A¤pXtØmsS Np‰pw t\m°n. KplbpsS `nØnIfn¬ Abmƒ ]et∏mgmbn hc®psh® Nn{X߃! {]Imiw aßnb Hcp tImWn¬ Abmƒ Nq≠n. AhnsS Iq¿Ø Icn¶√p sIm≠p tZlØn¬ t]mdep≠m°n, Nn∂nb tNmcsIm≠v Abmƒ AhfpsS Nn{Xw hc®ncp∂p. BZyw Ahsf I≠ Znhkw hc® Nn{Xw. Ahsf Kplbnem°n Abmƒ Aºpw hn√psaSpØp ]pdØndßn. Acphnbn¬ XSn® a’yß fp≠mbncp∂p. henb a’yßsf FbvXp]nSn®v Abmƒ Kplbn¬ Xncns®Øn Icn¶√pIƒ Dc®p ]™nbn¬ ]nSn∏n®v Abmƒ Xobp≠m°n. Ahƒ a’yw Xobnen´v thhn®v Abmƒ°p sImSpØp. Abmƒ a’yw ISn®phen®p Xn∂p∂Xv Ahƒ kwXr]vXntbmsS t\m°n\n∂p. At∏mƒ ]pdØv CSnsh´p∂ i–w Ah¿ tI´p. Ahƒ sR´n AbmtfmSp tN¿∂p\n∂p. Abmƒ ]pdØndßn t\m°n. BImiØn¬ Dcp≠pIqSnb Im¿taL߃ Abmƒ I≠p. Ahbn¬\n∂v C‰phoW Hcp PeIWw Npaen¬ X´nsØdn®t∏mƒ Abmƒ Kplbnte°p aSßn. Hcp henb Icn¶s√SpØp KplmapJaS®psIm≠v Abmƒ AhfpsS ASpØp h∂p. Hcp Zo¿Lamb BenwK\ Øn¬ apgpIptºmƒ, ag°metØ°mhiyamb hndIptiJcn®n´ns√∂v Abmƒ Hm¿Øp. Abmƒ Akzÿ\mbn.

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Rm≥ \nßsf Fs‚ tXm´°mc\m°nbn´v GXm≠p c≠psIm√ambn. tXm´w Gev]n®pX∂t∏mƒ AXp shdp samtc°¿ Xcnip\neambncps∂∂p Rm≥ kΩXn°p∂p. AXpsIm≠p Xs∂bmWp Rm\Xp \nßsf Gev]n®p X∂Xpw. AhnsS Fs‚ ]pXnb amfnIbpsS Hu≤XyØn\ptbmPyamb HcpZym\w D≠m°Wsa∂mbncp∂p Rm≥ ]d™Xv. AXn\v F{X ]Ww thWsa¶nepw sNehnSm≥ Rm≥ Xømdpambncp∂p. \nßtfmSp In´mhpt∂StØmfw F√mØcw ]qs®SnIfpsSbpw hnØpIƒ s\gvkdnbn¬ \n∂p hmßnt°mfm≥ Rm≥ ]d™ncp∂nt√? AXpt]mse Bhiyap≈ hfßfpw hmßm≥ Gev]n®ncp∂nt√? Fs‚ a\ nep≠mbncp∂ tXm´Øn¬ tdmkm∏q°fpw kqcyIm¥nIfpw ]mcnPmXhpamWp≈Xv. Fs‚ Hm¿Ω icnbmsW¶n¬ Rm≥ \nßtfmSp ]d™ncp∂Xv tXm´sØ I≈nIfmbn `mKn®p ssaem©ns®SnIƒsIm≠v Htc DbcØn¬ aXnen´v Hmtcm I≈nbnepw Hmtcm Xcw ]qs®SnIƒ XSßfmbn hf¿Øm\mbncp∂p. C∂se sshIpt∂camWv Rm≥ BZyambn tXm´Øn¬ Cdßn t\m°nbXv. BZysa√mw Fs‚ amfnIbpsS a´p∏mhnencp∂p t\m°nbX√msX tXm´Øn\p≈nte°p IS∂ncp∂n√. a´p∏mhnencp∂p t\m°ptºmgmIs´, tXm´Øn¬ \ndsb ]®∏pap≠mbncp∂p. Ahsb√mw ]qs®SnIfmbncn°psa∂p Rm≥ \ymbambpw Duln®p. Ah sam´nSphm\pw ]q°phm\pw Rm≥ ImØncp∂p. ]t£, ]®∏v, EXp°fpsS am‰Øn\\pkcn®v \ndw amdn ]gp°pIbpw IcnbneIfmIpIbpw, agbv°ptijw ho≠pw {]Xy£s∏SpIbpw sNbvXp. ho≠pw Rm≥ BitbmsS ImØncp∂X√msX Hscm‰ ]qhpw hncn™n√. Znhkhpw cmhnse DZbØn\p apºpXs∂ \n߃ ssIt°m´pambn tXm´ØnseØn ]Wn XpSßp∂Xp Rm≥ ImWmdp≠v. hfw hmßm≥ Rm≥ X∂ ]Ww sIm≠p \n߃ kXyk‘ambn hfw hmßn tXm´Øn¬ CSp∂Xp Rm≥ I≠n´p≠v. AXpt]mse, hnØpIƒ°mbn Xcp∂ ]WwsIm≠p \n߃ hnØpIƒ hmßn ]mIp∂Xpw Rm≥ ImWp∂p≠v. \n߃ kXyk‘\msW∂p ImWp∂Xn¬ F\n°p kt¥mjwXs∂. ]t£, F\n°v kt¥mjap≠m°mØ Imcyw tXm´Øns‚ InS∏mWv. C∂se sshIpt∂cw Fs‚ £abpsS Ahkm\hpw I≠t∏mƒ Rm≥ _m¬°Wnbn¬ \n∂n dßn. ap‰sØ aW¬ Fs‚ ImeSnIƒ thZ\n∏n®psh¶nepw AXp kmcam°msX Rm≥ \S∂p. ImcWw, Rm≥ A{Xb[nIw A£a\pw D¬°WvTnX\pambncp∂p. tXm´ØnseØnbt∏mƒ I≠sX¥msWt∂m? ]dbp∂Xnt\°mƒ t`Zw \nßsf sIm≠pt]mbn ImWn°emWv . ]t£ C\nbpw AXn\pth≠n aW¬ Nhn´n ImeSnIƒ thZ\n∏n°m≥ hø. t]mcmØXn\v \n߃°dnbmØ sXm∂pa√t√m tXm´Ønep≈Xv! Rm≥ I≠sX¥msWt∂m? shdpw IfIƒ am{Xw! cm£k∑msct∏mse \nh¿∂p \nev°p∂ I≈ns®SnIƒ! sXm´m¬ \m‰w ]pds∏Sphn°p∂ A∏s®SnIƒ! FhnsS Fs‚ tdmkms®SnIƒ? Fs‚ kz]v\ßfnse kqcyIm¥nIƒ? FhnsS Fs‚ k‘yIfn¬ izkn°m\pt±in® ]mcnPmXw? FhnsS Rm≥ Bhiys∏´ tXm´w? Rm≥ \ncmi\mbncn°p∂p. Rm\n\n GXm\pw h¿jßtf Pohn®ncn°q. AXn\nSbn¬ Fs‚ kz]v\w bmYm¿∞yam°Wsa∂p≈XpsIm≠v Rm≥ thsdmcp tXm´°mcs\ \nban°m≥ Xo¿®s∏Sp Ønbncn°bmWv. \n߃°p t]mImw. a´p∏mhn\paosX Acns®Ønb hc≠ Im‰v GXm\pw IcnbneItf¥n {]Xnat]mse \n»–\mbn \nev°p∂ tXm´°mcs‚ ASpsØØn. tXm´°mc≥ A\ßnbn√. Abmƒ°v A\ßm\p≈ i‡n \„s∏´ncp∂p. {]`p tXm´°mct\mSp XpS¿∂p ]d™p. F\n°p \nßfpsS I„∏mSpIƒ Adnbmw. Cu tPmen \„s∏´m¬ \nßfpsS sI´nbhfpw aq∂p Ip´nIfpw ]´nWnbmhpsa∂v F\n°dnbmw. ImcWw, Ign™ GXm\pw amkßfmbn \n߃ tPmen sNbvXp sIm≠ncp∂ \mep hoSpIfn¬ \nßfpsS tkh\w Bhiyans√∂p ]d™v \nßsf ]ncn®p hn´Xp Rm\dnbp∂p. AhnsSsb√mw \n߃ ]cmPbambncp∂p. Ahsc√mw Ft∂°mƒ apºp \nß fpsS ]cmPbw {Kln®ncp∂p. \nßfpsS sI´nbhtfbpw Ip´nItfbpw]‰n F\n°\pIºbp≠v. ]t£, Fs‚ Xm¬]cyßsf \ne\n¿Øns°m≠p \nßsf C\nbpw ChnsS \n¿Øm≥ Ignbn√. tXm´°mc≥ \n›e\mbn, \n»–\mbn \n∂p. Abmƒ kzbw a\ nem°nbn´n√mØ, {]mIrX\mb Hcp tXm´°mc\mbncp∂p. tami°mc\mb ]cmPbs∏´ Hcp tXm´°mc≥. {]`phpw a´p∏mhn¬ \n∂p. C{Xbpw ]dbphm\p≈ A≤zm\w At±lsØ kw_‘n®nStØmfw hfsc £oWn∏n°p∂Xmbncp∂p. At±lØns‚ ImepIƒ°p \oßphm\p≈ i‡n \„s∏´ncp∂p. AhcpsS Xebv°papIfneqsS kqcys‚ tLmjbm{X IS∂p t]mbn. shbnen¬ {]`p hmSn.

tXm´°mc≥ hmSn. `qanbnep≈ kIe PohPmeßfpw hmSn. ]ns∂ Im‰n¬ hmSnb A∏s®SnIfpsS K‘w Acn®p h∂t∏mƒ tXm´°mc≥ DW¿∂p. Abmƒ CfIn. Abmƒ Xncn™p \S∂p. hmSnb A∏s®SnIfpsS K‘w h∂ncp∂Xv AbmfpsS tXm´Øn¬ \n∂mbncp∂p. Hcp \mbsbt∏mse aWw ]nSn®v Abmƒ \S∂p tXm´ØnseØn. Abmƒ ]m]`mctØmsS tXm´Ønte °p IS∂p. cmhnse apX¬ \\hn√msX DWßn°nS°p∂ tXm´w. Fs¥mc{Ia amWp Xm≥ ImWn®Xv? Abmƒ hm’eytØmsS sNSnIsf t\m°n. £oWn®p hmSnb A∏s®SnIfpsS Ipg™p Xqßnb XeIƒ ssIbnseSpØp. a°sf, C{X thKw hmSnbmtem? AXn\SpØpXs∂ Hcmgv N apºp kqcyIm¥n∏q hnØp ]mInb XSØn¬ Xg®p hfcp∂ BtcymKyap≈ ]p√pIƒ Abmƒ IuXpI]q¿∆w t\m°n. ]ns∂ I≈n s®SnIƒ. Ah tXm´Øn\IØpw then °cpInepw AN©ecmbn \nesIm≠p. sh≈an√mbva Ah¿°v Hcp hnjahpw D≠m°p∂n√. tXm´°mc≥ sXm´nsbSpØv InW‰p Icbnte°p \S∂p. sh≈w ap°n tXm´Øn¬ \\ XpSßn. NqSp≈ aÆn¬ sh≈w hoWt∏mƒ amZIamb aWw s]mßn. kmh[m\Øn¬ A∏s®SnIƒ Xebpb¿ Øn, Nncn®v, Im‰nemSn hmk\ ]pdØphn´p. Abmƒ Nncn®p. Abmƒ Np‰pw ad∂p. kzbw ad∂p. tXm´Ønse ImS∑mcmb a°sf Abmƒ ]pW¿∂p. Ahsc DΩ sh®p. ]ns∂ kqcy≥ AkvXan°m≥ Xømdmbt∏mƒ B tXm´°mc≥ ho≠pw ]cnkct_m[ap≈h\mbn Np‰pw t\m°n. amfnIbpsS a´p∏mhn¬ {]`p A\°an√msX \nev°p∂p. kqcy{]Imiw ]n∂n¬\n∂p hcp∂Xn\m¬ At±lØns‚ apJw hy‡a√. tXm´°mc≥ sR´n. Abmƒ Hm¿Ωn®p. AbmfpsS BÀmZw ]d∂p. ZpxJhpw t]dn Abmƒ tXm´Øn∂p ]pdØp IS∂v , amfnI bpsSt\¿°p \S∂p. amfnIbpsS Hu∂Xyw \ng¬hncn® ap‰Øv Abmƒ \n∂p; Xe bpb¿Øn t\m°n. {]`phns‚ apJw At∏mgpw kv]„a√. XeIp\n®psIm≠p tXm´°m c≥ ]d™p. {]t`m! AhnSp∂v Fs‚ IpSpw_sØ∏‰n ]d™Xp icnbmWv. Fs‚ sI´nbhfpw a°fpw Ct∏mƒØs∂ ]IpXn∏´nWnbmWv . AhnSp∂p Xcp∂ iºfhpw In´nbns√¶n¬ Ah¿ apgp∏´nWnbpamIpw. kmcan√. Ah¿ Aßs\ hfcp∂Xn¬ F\n°p hnjaan√. ]t£, Cu tXm´w hn´pt]mIp∂Xn¬ F\n°p k¶Sap≠v . Aßv F\n°p iºfw X∂ns√¶nepw th≠n√, Rm≥ Cu tXm´Øn¬ ]Wn sNbvtXms´? Abmƒ kzbw a\ nem°nbn´n√mØ {]mIrX\mb Hcp tXm´°mc\mbncp∂p.

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c≠pt]cpw \n»–cmbncn°pIbmbncps∂∂v Abmƒ s]s´∂p a\ nem°n. Ahfpw AXp a\ nem°nsb∂p tXm∂p∂p. Ahƒ Nncn®p. Ah¿ tai∏pdØpw C∏pdØpw A`napJambmWv Ccp∂Xv. Abmƒ°XmWn„w. ImcWw, Htc hcnbn¬ Ccp∂m¬ c≠pt]¿°pw At\ym\yw apJw ImWm≥ Ignbn√. Ahƒ Npacns‚ ]›mØeØnemWv. sh≈®pa¿ ISemkn¬ Nph∏pw hbe‰pw ]q°ƒ. GXp ]qhn\mWv hbe‰p\ndap≈Xv? AhfpsS amIvknbnepw ]q°fmWv. c≠p henb ]q°ƒ AhfpsS amdnSØn¬. Abmƒ°Xn„ambn. Hcp s]¨Ip´nbpsS apeIƒ c≠p henb ]q°ƒ t]msebmWv, arZphmbn Npw_n°m≥ tXm∂p∂. \o F¥mWp t\m°p∂Xv? KoX tNmZn®p. c≠p henb Zmenbm ]q°ƒ! Abmƒ ]d™p, arZphmbn, Npw_n°m≥ tXm∂p∂ ˛ AhfpsS apJw \mWwsIm≠p Nph∂p. \o Fs¥√mw Akw_‘amWp ]dbp∂Xv! ImcWw, Rm≥ \ns∂ kvt\ln°p∂p. kwKoXw ho≠pw XpSßnbncp∂p. a[pcamb \\pØ kwKoXw. Abmƒ \oXsb t\m°n. AhfpsS apJw aßnbncp∂p. Abmƒ tNmZn®p: "\o F¥mWv BtemNn°p∂Xv!" Ahƒ Nncn°m≥ {ian®p; t]mfnjv C´ \o≠ \Jßfp≈ hncepIƒsIm≠p taita¬ AZriy Nn{X߃ hc®v Xqhme]nSn® CSXpssIsIm≠p Ihnƒ Xmßn Abmsf t\m°n. CXp Ahkm\sØ XhWbmWv. C\n Rm≥ \ns‚ H∏w ]pdØp hcn√. ImcWw? Ahƒ tIs´∂p \Sn°msX sa\p Xpd∂psh®v ]Tn°pIbmWv. \o F¥mWp Hm¿U¿sNøp∂Xv? BZyw \ns‚ kne£≥ ]dbq. Rm≥ H∂pw ImWp∂n√, CXn¬. Hcp shPnt‰dnb\v Ign°m≥]‰nb Hcp `£Wime Rm≥ ImWm\ncn°p∂tXbp≈p. \n\°p ]‰nbXp h√ DUp∏n dÃmd≠pamWv. _‰m‰ hS Xn∂mw. Ahƒ sIm™\w Im´n. Hm, F\n°p In´n. Rm≥ Nokv km‚ vhn®v Ign°mw. ]mhw, ]mhw \oX! Abmƒ ]d™p, ]ph¿ Kmƒ! \n\°v Hcp kq∏ns‚ tase¶nepw XpS ßmambncp∂ns√? Itemdn! Ahƒ ]d™p, Rm≥ shdpw km‚ vhn®pw tI°pw am{Xta Ign°p∂p≈p. Fs‚ hbd≥ t_mbv{^≠v F¥mWp Ign°p∂Xv? Nn°≥ knkve¿. AXp XWp∏n°m≥ Hcp _nbdpw. Hm¿U¿ sImSpØtijw Abmƒ tNmZn®p: \o adp]Sn ]d™n√? F¥ns‚ adp]Sn? \o Fs‚ H∏w C\n ]pdØp hcns√∂Xns‚ ImcWsa¥msW∂v. ImcWw? AsX, ]dbq. ImcWw, Rm≥ \obpambn {]WbØneIs∏Spsa∂ `bw Xs∂. Abmƒ Bizkn®p. Abmƒ Nncn®p. t{]an°p∂Xnse¥mWp sX‰v? \√Xt√? F\n°v Hcp hnhmlnX\pambn t{]aØneIs∏SWsa∂n√, Ahƒ hfsc abtØmsS, ]t£, AtX kabw Xs‚ hm°pIƒ Abmsf apdnthev]n°psa∂ AdnthmsS ]d™p. Abmƒ \n»–\mbn. Abmƒ°p icn°pw apdnth‰ncp∂p. Xm≥ hnhmlnX\msW∂pw, Xs‚ kpµcnbpw sNdp∏°mcnbpamb `mcy Hcmbncw \mgnI AIse Xs∂tbm¿Øv s\Spho¿∏nSp∂p ≠mhpsa∂pw X¬°mew Hm¿°phm≥ Abmƒ C„s∏´ncp∂n√. AbmfpsS IÆpIfnse apdnth‰ `mhw Ahƒ a\ nem°n. Ahƒ ]d™p: Abmw tkmdn tcmlnXv! Rm≥ AXpt±in®X√. kmcan√. CXnepw \∂mbn H∂pw Rm≥ {]Xo£n°p∂n√.

AX√ tcmlnXv, H∂p a\ nem°m≥ {ian°q. F\n°p \obpambn Hcp A^b¿ XpSßWsa ∂n√ {]tXyIn®pw thsdmcmfpambn F≥tKPpsa‚ v Ign™tijw. \n\°v Fs‚ PohnXw k¶o¿Æam°tWm? AXpt]mse \ns‚ PohnXhpw? kpPmX F{X N¥°mcnbmWv. Ahƒ \ns∂ {`m¥ambn kvt\ln°p∂ps≠∂pw F\n°dnbmw. Ahƒ°v Fs∂bpw C„amWv. \n\°v Ahsf h©n°tWm? Rm≥ Fs∂ hnhmlw Ign°m≥ kΩXn® ]øs\ h©n°tWm! Abmƒ s\Spho¿∏n´p. Abmƒ°v H∂pw ]dbm\n√mXmbn. cmhnse apX¬ Im´n¬ hgnbt\zjn®p \S∂p sshIpt∂cw XpSßnbnSØpXs∂ FØnb t]mse. c≠pt]sc Htc kabØp kvt\ln°p∂Xv Ip‰as√∂pw, icn°pw Aßns\ sNøm≥ ]‰psa∂pw Ipsd°meambn Ahsf ]d™p a\ nem°m≥ {ian°pIbmbncp∂p Abmƒ. \oX AhfpsS {]Xn{ipXs\ kvt\ln°p∂p≠mIptam? Abmƒ tNmZn®p: \o Znt\iv Bcysb kvt\ln°p∂pt≠m? C√, Ahƒ ]d™p, ]t£, Rm≥ Znt\ins\ kvt\lnt®°pw. ImcWw, Abmƒ N¥°mc\mWv. ]ns∂ Abmƒ Fs∂ hnhmlw sNømsa∂v G‰Xt√? apºv ]cnNban√mØ Hcp s]¨Ip´nsb hnhmlw sNømsat∂ev°p∂Xn¬ Ipd®p XymKap≠v. kzImcyamb ASp∏w D≠v. Abmƒ°Xp a\ nembn. shbv‰¿ _nb¿ sIm≠ph∂v a§n¬ Hgn®p. a§ns‚ ASnbn¬\n∂p sNdnb IpanfIƒ \nanjt\csØ kwibØn\p tijw s]m¥nhcp∂Xv Abmƒ kwXr]vXntbmsS t\m°n. \o Fs∂ kvt\ln°p∂nt√? Abmƒ tNmZn®p. Ahƒ Xs∂ kvt\ln°p∂ps≠∂pw, AXp ]t£, kΩXn®pXcm≥ Ahƒ Xømdmhns√∂pw Adn™p sIm≠pXs∂. Hcp s]¨Ip´n Xs∂ kvt\ln°p ∂pt≠m F∂p a\ nem°m≥ F{X Ffp∏amtWm, A{XXs∂ hnjaamWv B Imcyw AhsfsIm≠p kΩXn∏n°p∂Xv. Ahƒ ssa°p ]nSn®p ]mSm≥ Xømdmbn \nev°p∂ ]m´pImc≥ ]øs\ t\m°pIbmbncp∂p. ]ø≥ kpµc\mWv. Abmƒ°v tSmw tPm¨kns‚ apJ—mbbp≠mbncp∂p. Abmƒ \√ Dbcap≠v. AbmfpsS i–hpw \∂v, Abmƒ ]d™p. ssa°v Npt≠mSSp∏n®v ]m´pImc≥ ]d™p. sN°v h¨. sN°v h¨! tcmlnXv ]d™p, F∂pw sN°v h¨! F{X aWn°mWv ]m´p XpSßpI? c≠p aWn°v. kabambn. kv]o°dneqsS AebSn®ph∂ncp∂ sdt°m¿Uv kwKoXw Ft∏mgmWp \ne®sX∂v Abmƒ {i≤n®n cp∂n√. shbv‰¿ h∂p `£Wkm[\߃ sIm≠phcp∂Xns‚ apt∂mSnbmbn tai Hcp°nsh®p. Abmƒ a§n¬\n∂p XWpØ _nb¿ samØn°pSn®p. Fn°p •m n¬ _nb¿ IpSn°p∂Xn„a√, Abmƒ ]d™p, Hcn°¬ Hcp shbv‰¿ •m n¬ sIm≠p h∂p X∂p. Rm≥ IpSn®n√. \o tPm¨ shbv\ns‚ aqhnIƒ [mcmfw ImWp∂p≠v. tPm¨ shbv≥ I´bmWv. I´ F∂p ]d™m¬? Ahƒ tNmZn®p. s{Kbv‰v ssK! Ahƒ Nncn®p. At∏mtg°pw sdtÃmd≠ns‚ k¿hokv hmXn¬ Xpd∂p shbv‰¿ Bhnbpw ]pIbpw ]d°p∂, iv iv i–ap≠m°p∂ Xmehpambn HmSnh∂p. lmbv, Fs‚ t^hdn‰v knkve¿! acØns‚ sIm®p ]oTØn¬sh® Np´ I√n¬ BWv tImgn InS∂pcp∂Xv. thsdmcp shbv‰¿ \oXbv°p≈ Nokv km‚ vhn®v tai∏pdØp sh°p∂XpI≠v tcmlnXv ]d™p. ]ph¿, ]ph¿ \oXm. Abmƒ `£Wamcw`n®p. t^m¿°psIm≠v Hmtcm IjWhpw tImcnsbSpØv BkzZn®p Ign®p. AXp NqSt√? At∏mgpw Bhn ]d∂ncp∂ ]m{XØn¬ t\m°n \oX tNmZn®p. D≠v. F\n°XmWn„w. XWpØ H∂pw F\n°n„a√. F∂m¬ Ft∂bpw C„amhn√t√m! Rms\mcp XÆo¿aØ≥ t]mse XWpØn´t√? \o \√ NqSp≈XmWv. thWsa¶n¬ \ap°p ]co£n®p t\m°mw. \o sXdnsbm∂pw ]db≠m, Ahƒ apJw ho¿∏n®p. \o Xs∂bmWv XpSßnsh®Xv! icn, kΩXn®p.

Ah¿ \n»–cmbn `£Ww Ign®p. Ahƒ PeIW߃ apØpaWnIƒt]mse Xßn\n∂ •m n¬ \n∂v kvt{Sm D]tbmKn®p sIm°tIme IpSn°p∂Xv Abmƒ t\m°n. \ns‚ Np≠pIƒ F{X at\mlcßfmWv! \oXbpsS apJsØ Kuchw am™p. Ahƒ Nncn®p. \o apJkvXn ]dbpIbmWv. \o Hcp `b¶c apJkvXpXn°mc\mWv. A√, \oXm, \ns‚ Np≠pIƒ am{Xa√m, Hmtcm Ahbhhpw at\mlcßfmWv. \o Hcp sIm®p kpµcnbmWv. F\n°p \ns∂ Ipd®p t\ctØs°¶nepw kz¥am°m≥ Igns™¶n¬! ]m´pImc≥ ]mSpIbmbncp∂p. bq'hv tKmSv Sp tN©v bph¿ Cuhvƒ thbvkv. {UΩ¿ AbmfpsS Ignhp apgph≥ Im´p∂p≠v. kwKoXw BI∏msS tamiambncp∂n√. Abmƒ°v \oXsb kz¥am°W sa∂ Bi a\ n¬ kΩ¿±ap≠m°p∂Xv A\p`hs∏´p. Ahsf ssIIfn¬ hcn™p Npw_n°mdp ≈Xv Hm¿Ω h∂p. AsX√mw Is´SpØ DΩIfmWv. AhfpsS Hm^okv sI´nSØns‚ en^v‰n\p≈n¬, As√¶n¬ _ p ImØp\nev°ptºmƒ, hnP\amb _kvtÃm∏n¬. Hmtcm {]mhiyhpw hnIrXnIm´nb Hcp Ip´nsbt∏mse Abmsf X∂n¬\n∂I‰n Ahƒ ]dbpw: \o Fs‚ s]m´ptISphcpØn, I≈s® °≥! As√¶n¬ Xs‚ sNhn]nSn®p ]dbpw: C\n ImWn°ptam hnIrXns®°m? kpPmX \√ `wKnbp≈ Ip´nbt√? Ahƒ \ns∂ \√hÆw kvt\ln°p∂p≠t√m. \o hfsc AXym¿ Ønbp≈h\mWv. \o Hcp s]¨Ip´nbn¬Øs∂ kwXr]vX\mhWw. Hcp tPyjvTØnbpsS Kuchw]q≠psIm≠v Ahƒ ]d™p. kpPmXbv°p `wKnbns√∂p Rm≥ ]d™n√. Ahƒ Fs∂ kvt\ln°p∂ns√∂pw Rm≥ ]d™n√. ]t£, AXpImcWw F\n°p thsdmcp s]¨Ip´nsb kvt\ln°m≥ ]mSn√ F∂p ]dbp∂Xn\¿∞w? Rm≥ kpPmXsb kvt\ln°p∂ns√∂p hnNmcn°p∂pt≠m? C√. F\n°dnbmw, \n\°p kpPmXsb∂psh®m¬ Poh\msW∂v. ]t£, \n\°v Fßs\bmWv c≠p t]sc Htc amXncn kvt\ln°m≥ IgnbpI? tcmlnXv, H∂m temNn°p. Hcmƒ°p≈ kvt\lw apgph≥ AbmfpsS `mcybv°p sImSp°Ww. Ahƒ°p kvt\lw thsdmcp ÿeØp\n∂pw hcm\n√. F∂psh®m¬ kvt\lØn\v kpPmX \ns∂ am{Xw B{ibn°p∂p F∂¿∞w. H∂p a\ nem°m≥ {ian°q. Abmƒ ss\cmiytØmsS ]d™p, Hcmƒ°v c≠p t]sc Hmtc t]mse Htc kabØv kvt\ln°mw. Rm≥ \n\°v Hcp t\mhens‚ ]mc D≤cn®pX∂Xv Hm¿Ω bpt≠m? Ahƒ°v Hm¿Ωbp≠v. B ]mc Ahƒ a\x]mTam°nbncp∂p. "B≥{Unbm, Hcmƒ°v H∂ne[nIw t]sc HtckabØp kvt\ln°m≥ Ignbpw. Cu hkvXpX a\ nem°msXbmWv Bƒ°m¿ PohnXw tImwπnt°‰Uv B°p∂Xv.' Rm≥ AXn¬ hnizkn°p∂n√. \n\°p Ipsd {`m¥≥ Bib߃ Ds≠∂psh®v, _m°nbp≈ hsc√mw AXn¬ hnizkn°Wsa∂n√t√m. Rm≥ \ns‚ kv t \lnXbmWv , kpPmXbpsSbpw. AXn¬°qSpXemsbm∂pw th≠. Rm≥ \obpambn Hcp At^¿ XpSßnsb∂v kpPmXbdn™m¬ F¥mbncn°pw ÿnXn? s]s´∂v Abmƒ `mcysb Hm¿Øp. Xs∂ Hcn°epw kwibn®n´n√mØ `mcy. ho¿Ø hbdpambn Xs‚ Npaen¬ Xqßn \S°ptºmƒ Ahƒ ]dbpw: t\m°p, \aps°mcp s]¨Ip´nbmWp≠mhp∂ sX¶n¬ \oXm F∂p t]cnSmw B¨Ip´nbmsW¶n¬ A—≥ Xs∂ t]cnt´mfq. B¨Ip´nbmhpsa∂m Wp tXm∂p∂Xv. t\m°q, sN°≥ Nhn´p∂Xv. Abmƒ AhfpsS hb¿ sXm´pt\m°n. Ccp hiØpw apgIƒ XmgpIbpw DbcpIbpw sNøp∂p. ]ns∂ cm{Xn InS°ptºmƒ Abmƒ AhfpsS hbdn¬ DΩsh®p ]d™p, tams\ AΩsb thZ\n ∏n°s√? \oX km‚ vhn®v Ahkm\sØ IjvWw Iptd» ISn®p Xn∂pIbmWv. tcmlnXv `£Ww Ign™v _ob¿ samØpI bmbncp∂p. s]s´∂v Abmƒ°v GIm¥X tXm∂n. sXm´p apºnencn°p∂ \oX IqSn hfsc AIeØmWv. hnhmlØn\p apºv Abmƒ kvt\ln®ncp∂ s]¨Ip´nIsfsb√mw Abmƒ Hm¿Øp. X\n°v Ipsd ZpxJw am{Xw kΩm\n®p IS∂pt]mbh¿. Hmtcm kvt\l_‘Øn¬ \n∂pw IpXdn HmSnbt∏mƒ Abmƒ IpSpX¬ GImInbmbn. temIØn¬ Hcp s]¨Ip´n°pw Xs‚ lrZbØn¬ apgph≥ IS∂phcm≥ Ignbns√∂v Abmƒ°p tXm∂n. \o F¥mWv BtemNn°p∂Xv? \oX tNmZn®p. Rm≥ hfsc GImInbmWv. t\m°v, kpPmX {]khn®ph∂m¬ \ns‚ GIm¥Xsb√mw amdpw. Ahƒ Hcp sIm®p ]ø\pambmWp hcpI. ]ns∂ \o \ns‚ s]‰v GIm¥Xbv°pth≠n thsd h√ ÿeØpw At\zjn®p t]mtI≠nhcpw. \n\°dnbmtam kpPmX H∏ap≈t∏mƒ°qSn Rm≥ GI\mbncp∂p. Ahƒ Fs∂ kvt\ln°p ∂p≠v. ]t£, Fs‚ kvt\lØns‚ Hcwiw am{Xta Ahƒ Xncn®p Xcp∂p≈p. Ahsf Rm≥ Ip‰ s∏SpØpIbn√. Ahƒ A—s‚ GI]p{XnbmWv. am{Xa√, B ho´nse BsIbp≈ Hcp s]¨Ip´nbp

amWv. emf\bn¬am{Xw hf¿∂hƒ. kvt\lw F√mhpsS ssIbn¬ \n∂pw hmßm\√msX Xncn®p sImSp°m≥ Ahƒ ]Tn®n´n√. Ahƒ am{Xa√, Rm≥ ]cnNbs∏´, kvt\lØnembn´p≈ F√m s]¨Ip´nIfpw AXpt]msebmWv. \obS°w. Rm≥ sImSp°p∂sXm∂pw F\n°p Xncn®pIn´p∂n√. kvt\lØns‚ hym]mcßfnse√mw Rm≥ Hcp \„°®hS°mc\mWv. \o Fs∂ ZpxJnXbm°p∂p tcmlnXv . \obpambp≈ Hcp sIm√sØ ]cnNbØn¬\n∂v \o hmkvXhta ]dbq Fs∂\n°dnbmw. ]t£, F\n°p \ns∂ kXyambpw klmbn°m≥ Ignbn√. F\n°p \nt∂mSv A\pIº bp≠v. F\n°v BcpsSbpw A\pIº th≠m. kvt\lamWmhiyw. AXp Xcm≥ Ignbns√¶n¬ ]ns∂ Fs‚ PohnXØn¬\n∂p IS∂pt]mIq. shbv‰¿ ASpØph∂p Xmgv∂p tNmZn®p. sU ¿´v k¿! tcmlnXv im¥X `mhn®p. sU ¿´v. \oXtbmSp tNmZnt°≠ Bhiyan√. Ahƒ°v F¥mWn„ sa∂v Abmƒ°dnbmw. Abmƒ ]d™p. Hcp {Xo˛C≥˛h¨ sFkv{Iow Chƒ°v. F\n°v s{^jv ss] \m∏vƒ. s{^jv ss]\m∏vƒ In´n√ k¿. Sn≥ sNbvXXp sIm≠phcs´? th≠. Hcp _ob¿IqSn Xcq. shbv‰¿ t]mbn°gn™t∏mƒ Abmƒ \oXsb t\m°n. Ahƒ AbmsfØs∂ t\m°nbncn°pI bmbncp∂p. I¨]oenIƒ \\™ncp∂p. t\m°ns°m≠ncns° AhfpsS IÆn¬\n∂v Hcp IÆo¿°Ww AS¿∂p XpSpØIhnfneqsS Hen®ndßn. AhfpsS IÆo¿ H∏n, Ihnfnepw IÆnepw DΩsh°m≥ Abmƒ°v Bthiw tXm∂n. X߃ Bcpan√msX H‰bv°v Hcp apdnbnemsW¶nse∂v Abmƒ Bin®p. Abmƒ ]d™p: Abmw tkmdn, \oX. kmcan√ tcmlnXv. XqhmesIm≠p IÆpXpS®v Ahƒ ]d™p. F\n°p \ns∂ a\ nem°m≥ ]‰pw. AXpt]mse \obpw Fs∂sbm∂p a\ nem°m≥ {ian°q. Znt\ipambn F≥tKPvsa‚ v Ign™v Rm≥ Hcn°¬°qSn AbmtfmsSm∏w ]pdØp t]mbn´n√. t]mbn´ns√∂p ]d™pIqSm. Hcn°¬ R߃ c≠pt]cpwIqSn AbmfpsS B‚nbpsS ho´n¬ t]mbn. A{Xam{Xw. ]ns∂sb√mw Abmƒ ho´n¬ h∂p kwkmcn°pItbbp≈p. Abmƒ hfsc e÷mioe\mWv. F{X Ipdt® kwkmcn°m dp≈p. Fs‚ Ikn≥ ]dbmdp≠v. Znt\iv Hcp h¨hpa≥am\msW∂p tXm∂p∂p. \o Abmƒ°p \ns‚ kvt\lw apgph≥ sImSp°q. \n\°v Abmsf kt¥mjhm\m°mw. Abmƒ Fs∂ Npw_n®n´pIqSnbn√. F√mw hnhmlØn\p tijw aXnsb∂p sh®n´mhmw. \o Znt\iv Bcysb∏‰n ]d™Xn¬ F\n°p kt¥mjap≠v. Cßs\ Hcp F≥tKPvsa‚ v \S∂p sh∂X√msX Abmsf∏‰n H∂pw \o ]d™ncp∂n√. \o tNmZn®Xpan√. F≥tKPvsa‚n\v Rm≥ £W°Øb®n´pw \o h∂n√t√m. AXpsIm≠v \n\ °n„amhns√∂p hnNmcn®p. Rm≥ ÿeØp≠mbncp∂n√ F∂p ]d™p. kmcan√. AX√m Rm≥ ]d™psIm≠phcp∂Xv. Znt\iv PohnXØn¬ Fs∂ am{Xsa kvt\ln®n ´p≈p. At∏mƒ Ft‚Xmbn´p≈sX√mw Abmƒ°v sISpt°≠ _m≤yXbns√ F\n°v? Rm≥ Znt\ins\b√msX thsdbmscsb¶nepw kvt\ln®n´p≠v, Ahcpambn kt¥mjØns‚ \nanj߃ ssIamdnbn´p≠v F∂p hnhmlZnhktam ]n∂otSm Adn™m¬ AbmfpsS PohnXw XI¿∂p t]mIpw. A{X temeamWbmfpsS lrZbw. \n\°bmfpsS PohnXw \in∏n°Wtam? Fs‚ PohnXhpw? sFkv{Ioapw _nbdpw FØn, Abmƒ shbv‰sd ]d™b®p. _nb¿ kzbw a§ntes°mgn®p. Abmƒ°v _nbdmbncp∂n√ Bhiyw. t_m[w adbpwhsc IpSn°pIbmbncp∂p Bhiyw. tlm´en¬ Øs∂ F´mw \nebn¬ _mdp≈Xv Abmƒ°v Hm¿Ωh∂p. ChcpsS _m¿ F´mw \nebnemWv. Abmƒ ]d™p, \ap°hnsS t]mImambncp∂p. \oX H∂pw ]dbmsX Ccp∂p. kwKoXw \n∂p sh∂pw kwKoX⁄∑m¿ Hcp taibv°p Np‰pancp∂v `£Ww Ign°m≥ XpSßnsb∂pw Abmƒ I≠p. s]s´∂v Abmƒ°v AhtcmSp ITn\amb A\pIº tXm∂n. Ah¿ taita¬ Ip\n™ncp∂p \n»–cmbn `£Ww Ign°pIbmbncp∂p. HmtcmcpØcpw AhchcpsS sIm®ptemIßfn¬ apgpInbncn°p∂p. GXm\pw \nanj߃°papºv AhcptSXmbn Hcp temIta D≠mbncp∂p≈q: kwKoXw. B temIw {]Imiabam°phm≥ Ah≥ AhcpsS sshZKvZyw apgph≥ {]ISn∏n®p. Ct∏mƒ Ah¿ Dt]£n®n´p t]mb AhcpsS hmtZym]IcW߃ AXmXns‚ ÿm\Øv GIcmbn, \n»–cmbn \n∂p. AXp thZ\mP\Iambncp∂p. \oX sFkv{Iow Ign®ncp∂n√. Abmƒ IÆp sIm≠p tNmZn®p. Ahƒ H∂pw ]dbmsX Npa¬ Ipep°n. ]ns∂ kv]q¨sIm≠v sFkv{Iow Xn∂m≥ XpSßn. \oX Abmsf kw_‘n®nStØmfw Hcp {]tl-fnI Bbncp∂p. Ahƒ Abmsf Bibv°pw \ncmibv°panSbn¬ Nm©mSn®p. kvt\lØn\pw shdp∏n\panSbnep≈ Hmtcm \nanjhpw Ahsf {]m]n°m\p≈ A`n\nthiw Abmfn¬ IqSn h∂p.

Abmƒ tNmZn®p: \ap°v Hcp aqhn°v t]mImw. kabw aq∂cbmbnt´bp≈p. Cutdmkn¬ s{Sbv≥ tdmt_gvkv BWv. km[mcWt]mse, tPm¨ shbv≥ aqhn As√? Abmƒ Xebm´n. Abmƒ Bin®p. Hcp ]t£, Ahƒ kΩXnt®°pw. Hcp Ccp≠ kn\namlmfn¬ c≠pt]¿°pw IqSpX¬ [mcWbp≠mIpw. Hcp]t£, Abmƒ°hsf ]d™p a\ nem°m≥ Ignt™°pw. Abmƒ ho≠pw tNmZn®p. \ap°p t]mImw, As√? C\n ]Xn\©p an\n‰n\p≈n¬ aqhn XpSßpw. C√, Ahƒ ]d™p, Rm\n√ \ns‚ IqsS. C\n apX¬ \ns‚ IqsS Hcp ÿeØpw Rm≥ hcp∂n√. \o F\n°v e©pw Un∂dpw Xcpw, aqhn°p sIm≠p t]mIpw. F∂n´v AXns\√mw ]Icw \o F∂n¬ \n∂v ]eXpw {]Xo£n°p∂p. Nnet∏mƒ F\n°pXcm≥ IgnbmØXpIqSn. Rm≥ hfsc hyk\n°p∂p tcmlnXv! ho≠pw \ncmibnte°v Abmƒ s\Spho¿∏n´p. \oX C∂p kΩXn°psa∂v Abmƒ°v Hcp amXncn Dd∏p≠mbncp∂p. Ct∏mtgm? Abmƒ \n»–\mbn. C\n H∂pw sNøm\n√. ]pdØp IS°mw. ho´nte°p t]mImw. hgn°p \oXsb AhfpsS ho´n¬ t{Um∏p sNømw. ho´nse GIm¥Xbn¬ ho≠pw thZ\n®p InS°mw. Abmƒ \oXsb t\m°n. AhfpsS apJsØ `mhw F¥msW∂p a\ nem°m≥ hnjaw. AhfpsS IhnfpIƒ XpSpØp I\Øncp∂p. kmcan√ \oXm. F\n°nXp ]t≠ a\ nemth≠XmWv. Cu GIm¥X Fs‚ IqS∏nd∏mWv. Hcp s]¨ Ip´n°pw AXns\ F∂n¬ \n∂I‰m≥ Ignbn√. Rm≥ Hcp ]ø\mbncp°ptºmgpw AsXs‚ IpsSbp≠mbncp∂p. kvIqfn√mØ Znhkßfn¬ `£Ww Ign™v F√mhcpw IqSnbncp∂v kwkmcn°m≥ XpSßptºmƒ Rm≥ hoSphn´v ]pdØndßmdp ≠v. ]pdØp ac߃°nSbn¬ hmSnb A∏s®SnIƒ F\n°v Bizmkacpfpsa∂ [mcW {ItaW C√mXmIpw. sshIpt∂cw kqcycivanIƒ a™bmbn amdptºmƒ, XWpØ Im‰p hoim≥ XpSßp tºmƒ, a™°nfnIƒ Akzÿcmhptºmƒ, Rm≥ At∏mgpw In´nbn´n√mØ Bizmkhpw tXSn \S°pIbmbncn°pw. tXSns°m≠ncn°p∂Xp hfsc Zqsc A{]m]yamsW∂p a\ nemhptºmƒ, Rm≥ h√ acØns‚bpw Nph´n¬ Nmcnbncp∂v s]m´n°cbmdp≠v. F{XImew Hcmƒ GIm¥Xbpambn kacw sNøWw? A∂p In´mØ Bizmkw C∂v Bcn¬\n∂p e`n°psa∂mWp Rm≥ {]Xo£n °p∂Xv? shbv‰¿, sNIv. Ah¿ ]pdØp IS∂p. ]pdØv NqSmbncp∂p. ]t£, Abmƒ°Xv Hcp am‰hpw tXm∂n®n√. tdmUns‚ adphiØp ]m¿°psNbvX SmIvkn°mcs\ amSnhnfn®v Abmƒ \oXtbmSp ]d™p: \oX, \ns∂ Rm≥ \ns‚ ho´n¬ t{Um∏p sNømw. Ahƒ H∂pw ]d™n√. ]t£, SmIvknbn¬ Ibdn. Abmƒ°v Fs¥¶nepw ]dbm≥ Ahkcw In´p∂ Xn\pap≥]v Ahƒ ss{UhtdmSp ]d™p. Cutdmkv kn\na. tcmlnXv A¤pXtØmsS Ahsf t\m°n. Ahƒ Nncn®p. F\n°v tPm¨ shbvs‚ aqhnIƒ C„mWv, Ahƒ ]d™p, Cutdmkn¬ s{Sbv≥ tdmt_gvkv BWv. \ap°p Sn°‰v In´ptam F∂p t\m°mw. Cutdmkn¬ lukv^pƒ Bbncp∂p. Ah¿ SmIvknbn¬ \n∂ndßmsX ss{UhtdmSp ]d™p. kv{Sm‚ v. kv{Sm‚n¬ Xnc°p Ipdhmbncp∂p. Sn°‰v hmßn AIØp IS∂t∏mtg°pw aqhn XpSßn°gn™n cp∂p. _m¬°Wnbn¬ hfsc°pd®v Bƒ°msc D≠mbncp∂p≈q. CsXmcp eukn aqhobmsW∂p tXm∂p∂p, Ahƒ ]d™p. aßnb shfn®Øn¬ ko‰v I≠p]nSn°m≥ {ian°ptºmƒ Abmƒ ]d™p: F¥mbmepw th≠n√, F\n°v aqhn ImWm\p≈ aqUn√. ]ns∂ ko‰nte°p Xmgv∂ndßptºmƒ Abmƒ tNmZn®p. \o F¥n\mWv Fs‚ H∏w h∂Xv? Rm≥ ]Icw ]eXpw {]Xo£n®psIm≠t√ \ns∂ kvt\ln°p ∂Xv? \ns∂ e©n\pw, Un∂dn\pw, aqhn°pw sIm≠p t]mIp∂Xv? \oXm, F\n°p \ns∂ ImWp∂Xv GXp \nanjØnepw \n¿Øm≥ ]‰pw. thZ\bp≈ Hcp apdnhv _m°nbmhpsa∂p am{Xw. AXpw Ime{IaØn¬ amdpw. GXpapdnhmWv DWßmsXbp≈Xv? \ns‚ kvt\lw Hcp sshc°√pamXncnbmWv. kz¥am°m≥ Rm≥ hfscb[nIw B{Kln°p∂ H∂mWv. AXp In´ns√∂v Dd∏mbm¬ Rm≥ hne Ipd™v Ir{Xna°√pIƒ At\zjn®p t]mImw. Hcp ]mhs∏´ s]¨Ip´nbpsSamXncnbmWv Rm≥. hne ]nSn® B`cW߃ [cn°m≥ \√ tamlaps≠ ¶nepw hmßm≥ IgnbmØXpsIm≠v Ahƒ hneIpd™ A\pIcW߃ hmßn [cn°p∂p. ]t£, Ahƒ hne]nSn® B`cW߃ A¿ln°p∂ns√∂v A¿∞an√. Npcpßnb hnebv°v Hcp aWn°qsd¶nepw Bizmkw ]I¿∂p Xcp∂ s]¨Ip´nIfpap≠v. _kvtÃm∏pIfn¬, sdbn¬sh πm‰pt^mapIfn¬, Rm≥ Ahsc ImWmdp≠v. Rm≥ AhcpsS ASpØp

t]mImw. ]t£, \ns‚ kvt\lw Rm≥ A¿ln°p∂ns√∂p \o IcpXcpXv. \oX \n»–bmbncn°pIbmsW∂v Abmƒ s]s´∂p a\ nem°n. Abmƒ t\m°n. AhfpsS apJw hy‡a√. ]ns∂ Xnc»oebn¬\n∂p≈ shfn®w {]Xn^en®t∏mƒ Ahƒ \n»–bmbn IcbpI bmsW∂v Abmƒ I≠p. IÆo¿ Hcp Nmembn AhfpsS Ihnfn¬°qSn Hen®ndßn. Abmƒ \oXbpsS apJw ssIIƒ°nSbn¬ ]nSn®v IÆo¿ XpS®p, Npw_n®p. X¶w, Abmƒ ]d™p, Abmw tkm tkmdn. Rm≥ \ns∂ thZ\n∏n®p, At√? Rm≥ F{X {Iqc\mWv! \oXsb amtdmSp tN¿Øt∏mƒ AhfpsS tXßepIƒ Abmƒ°v A\p`hs∏´p. Ahƒ Ft¥m ]dbphm≥ {ian°pIbmbncp∂p. tXßepIƒ ImcWw Ahƒ°v H∂pw ]dbm≥ Ign™n√. BZyambn Abmƒ°v Hcp NoØ aqhn°p h∂Xn¬ kt¥mjw tXm∂n. Xnc°n√s√m. \oXbpsS tXßepIƒ. AhfpsS lrZbkv]µ\w. lmfnse aßnb shfn®w. kwKoXw. tcmlnXv `mcysb∏‰n BtemNn®p. c‡ °pdhp ImcWw AhfpsS apJw hnfdnbncp∂p. Hcp Znhkw cm{Xn, AbmfpsS ssIIfn¬ InS°ptºmƒ kpPmX ]d™p: F\n°p t]Snbmhp∂p. Rm≥ Cu {]khØn¬ acn®pt]mbmtem? Abmƒ Ahsf Npw_n®psIm≠v Bizkn∏n®p: s]m´ns∏tÆ, \o acn°pIsbm∂pan√. {]khw t\mhepIfn¬ hmbn°p∂ amXncn A{X hnjasam∂pan√. ]t£, ]n∂oSv Ahƒ t]mbt∏mƒ AXns\∏‰n BtemNn®v Abmƒ sR´nbpWcmdp≠v. kpPmX acn®p InS°p∂Xpw Abmƒ ImWm≥ t]mIp∂Xpw a\ n¬ I≠v Abmƒ s]m´n°cbmdp≠v. s]s´∂p lmfn¬ shfn®w h∂p. C‚¿anj≥. Ah¿ hn´I∂p. \oXbpsS IÆpIƒ Ießnbncp∂p. \ns‚ apJw a™n¬ Ipfn®p\nev°p∂ Hcp ]\n\o¿∏q t]msebp≠v. Ahƒ Nncn®p. Nncnbn¬ thZ\bp≠mbncp∂p. lmƒ ho≠pw Ccp≠t∏mƒ Abmƒ AhfpsS ssI ]nSn®p tNmZn®p: \oX, \n\s°t∂mSp tZjyapt≠m? C√, Ahƒ ]d™p, Rm≥ BtemNn°pIbmbncp∂p tcmlnXv, kvt\lhpw Bizmkhpw tXSn \S°p∂ Hcp hy‡n \oam{Xsam∂pa√. F√mhcpw AhchcpsS hgnIfn¬ Bizmkw tXSn Ae bp∂hcmWv. B¿°mWv AXp In´p∂Xv? Znt\iv Fs∂ kvt\ln°p∂p≠v. ]t£, F\n°v Abmfn¬ CXphsc BizmkwIn´nbn´n√. R߃ CXphsc H∂n®p ]pdØp t]mbn´ns√∂p ]d™ns√? Hmtcm {]mhiyhpw ho´n¬ I≠pap´ptºmƒ Znt\iv ]pdØp t]mIm≥ £Wn°psa∂p Rm≥ Bin°pw. ]t£, AXp≠mhn√. Ipd®pt\cw Ccp∂v Abmƒ t]mIpw. ]et∏mgpw ho´pIm¿ Rßsf kzoIcW apdnbn¬ H‰bv°m°n t]mIpw. At∏msg√mw Znt\iv Ft∂mSp t{]ahm°pIƒ ]dbpw, Npw_n°psas∂√mw Rm≥ hnNmcn°pw. ]t£, CXphsc AXp≠mbn√. Rm≥ `wKnbp≈ Hcp s]ÆmsW∂p IqSn Abmƒ CXphsc ]d™n´n√. GsXmcp hncq]bmb kv { XoIqSn {]Xo£n°p∂XmWXv . Fs‚ hkv { Xßsf∏‰n, Rm≥ [cn®ncn°p∂ B`cWßsf∏‰n H∂pw Znt\in\p ]dbm\n√. \o Ft∂mSp Hmtcm an\n‰v IqSpwtXmdpw Fs¥√mw {]iwk sNmcnbmdp≠v? AXn\p t\sc hn]coXamWv Znt\iv. `mhnbnte°p t\m°ptºmƒ t]Sn tXm∂p∂p. Znt\in\p \nt∂mSp `b¶c kvt\laps≠∂mWs√m \o ]d™Xv? kvt\lap≠v tcmlnXv. ]t£, Abmƒ Hcp AΩ°p´nbmWv. AΩ ]d™Xn¬ A∏pdw Abmƒ sNøn√. B kv{Xo°v Ft∂mSp≈ at\m`mhw CXp hsc F\n°p a\ nembn´n√. AhcpsS ho´n¬ t]mb AhkcØnsem∂pw Ah¿ Ft∂mSp kvt\lw `mhn®n´n√. Hcp]t£, Ah¿°p t]Snbp≠mhpw, kpJan√msX InS°p∂ Hcp A—≥ am{Xw c£mI¿Ømhmbn´p≈ Rm≥, ]d™psh® \membncw sImSpØns√¶ntem F∂v . B kwJy Rm≥ Ign™ aq∂p sIm√ambn D≠m°nbXmWv . AXv sImSp°pIbpw sNøpw. AhcpsS hnNmcw, IqSpX¬ kvt\lw ImWn®m¬ AXp sImSp°msX Hgnhm bmtem F∂mbncn°pw. CXmWv Fs‚ IY. CXns\∏‰n h√Xpw \o Adnbptam? ]ns∂bpw \obpambn h√t∏mgpw kwkmcn °ptºmgmWv Ipds®¶nepw Bizmkw In´p∂Xv. Ahkm\w \obpw Fs∂ ssIshSnbpsa∂mtWm ]dbp∂Xv? Abmƒ Ahsf X∂nte°Sp∏n®p a{¥n®p: C√ N¥°mco, Rm≥ \ns∂ ssIshSnbn√. \ap°p ]pdØp t]mImw. SmIvknbn¬ ho´nte°p t]mIptºmƒ Ah¿ H∂pw kwkmcn®n√. CSbv°nSbv°p IÆpIƒ Iq´nap´ptºmƒ Ah¿ Nncn®p. ]ns∂ AhchcpsS temIØnte°p Xncn®p t]mbn. tcmlnXv kpPmXsb Hm¿Øp. a[phn[pImeØv D®bv°v Hcp kwt`mKØns‚ BekyØn¬ AbmfpsS ssIIfn¬ InS°ptºmƒ Abmƒ AhfpsS IÆpIƒ {i≤n°mdp≠v. Xpd∂n´ PmeI ØneqsS taLmhrXamb BImiØn¬ IÆpw\´v Ahƒ aWn°qdpIƒ InS°pw, \n»–bmbn, AbmfpsS kmao]yØn¬ kwXr]vXbmbn, ]t£, Abmfn¬ \n∂p hfsc hfsc AI∂v. Ahƒ F¥mWmtemNn°p∂sX∂v Adnbm≥ Abmƒ B{Kln®ncp∂p. Cu aWn°qdpIfn¬ Ahƒ Abmfn¬\n∂I∂v GIm¥amsbmcp temIØnemsW∂v Abmƒ°p tXm∂nbncp∂p. AhfpsS

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AhfpsS hkv{XßfpsS \ndsa¥msW∂v Abmƒ°p a\ nembn√. Ahƒ ASpØph∂t∏mƒ Abmƒ°v HmSbpsS K‘w A\p`hs∏´p. Ahƒ \mdp∂p≠mbncp∂p. Ahƒ CSØpssIbn¬ `{Zambn t]dnb `mWvUw \mdp∂p≠mbncp∂p. Abmƒ Ipsd Znhkambn Hcp s]Æns‚ H∏w InS∂n´p≠mbncp∂n√. Abmƒ tNmZn®p. \n\s°{X thWw? AbmfpsS hkv{X߃ `wKnbp≈Xpw hrØnbp≈Xpambncp∂p. Abmƒ knKc‰v hen®ncp∂p. Ahƒ kwibn®p. Abmƒ ho≠pw tNmZn®p. F{X thWw? Xnam¿]q¿, Ahƒ ]d™p. F{X? _m_pPn, F\n°v Xnam¿]qcn¬ t]mWw. Xnam¿]q¿? Pn. Xnam¿]q¿ FhnsSbmsW∂v Abmƒ°dnbn√. Abmƒ tNmZn®p: Xnam¿]q¿? AsX _m_pPn. \n\°v ]t£, Xoh≠nbn¬ t]mtI≠nhcpw. Ft∏mgmWp Xoh≠nsb∂dnbmtam? Xnam¿]q¿ Zn√nbn¬Øs∂bmWv _m_pPn. \ncØph°nse aSIfnsem∂n¬ asÆÆhnf°p IØn®p _oUnbpw knKc‰pw hnev ° p∂ InghnbpsS {i≤ X∂nte°msb∂p a\ nembt∏mƒ Abmƒ kzcw XmgvØn tNmZn®p. \n\s°s‚ H∏w hcmtam? Ftßm´v, _m_pPn? Fs‚ ho´nte°v. \o FhnsSbmWv C∂p cm{Xn InS°pI? Ahƒ hoXnbp≈ HmSbv°p apIfn¬ ]S¿∂p]nSn® Ccp´nte°pw, AXn\∏pdØp InS°p∂ shfnw{]tZiØp Imh¬ \nev°p∂ hgnhnf°pIfnte°pw t\m°n. Ahƒ ]d™p. hcmw _m_pPn. Abmƒ \S∂p, ]n∂mse Ahfpw. Ccp´n¬\n∂p shfn®Ønte°v, ho≠pw Ccp´nte°v. Hmtcm hgn hnf°ns‚ Nph´nseØptºmgpw Abmƒ Xncn™p t\m°n. hkvXphn¬\n∂v AI∂pNcn°p∂ \ng¬t]mse Ahƒ ]n∂n¬ Hcp \n›nX AIeØn¬ Ft∏mgpw D≠mbncp∂p. ho´ns‚ hmXnev°seØnbt∏mƒ Abmƒ AhtfmSp \nev°m≥ BwKyw ImWn®p. Abmƒ hmXn¬ Xpd∂p hnf°p sImfpØn. ]pdØv Bcpans√∂v Dd∏mbt∏mƒ AhtfmSv AIØp Ibdm≥ BwKyw ImWn®p. Ahƒ AIØpIbdn. Ahƒ A‘mfn®p. C{X \√ Hcp apdn Ahƒ {]Xo£n®n√. Ahƒ s]s´∂p ]pdØpIS∂p. _m_pPn, Rm≥ ChnsS ]pdØp tImWn®ph´n¬ InSt∂mfmw. ]‰n√, AIØp hm. Abmƒ AhfpsS ssI]nSn®v AItØ°p hen®p hmXneS®p. sshZypX hnf°ns‚ sXfn™shfn®Øn¬ Abmƒ Ahsf ]cntim[n®p. Nfn]nSn® tZlØns‚ icn°p≈ \ndw \√XmsW∂v Abmƒ I≠p. Iodhkv{XßfpsS CSbneqsS {]Xy£s∏´ AhbhßfpsS apgp∏pw Abmƒ Z¿in®p. Abmƒ ]d™p: \ns‚ `mWvUw AhnsSsh®v Ipfn®phm. Abmƒ Nq≠n°m´nb ÿetØ°v Ahƒ t]mbn. Ipfnapdn, shfpØ am¿_nfns‚ \new, am¿_nƒ NpacpIƒ. InS∂p Ipfn°p∂ S∫v. Ahƒ ho≠pw kwibn®p. ]t£, Abmƒ ]n∂n¬Øs∂ D≠mbn cp∂p. Ipfn°v. ]ns∂ Hcp \nanjw BtemNn®v Abmƒ ]d™p: IpfnIgn™m¬ \o Cu \mdhkv{XßfmWv DSp°m≥ t]mIp∂Xv? \nev°v, Rm≥ \n\°p ]mIambXp h√Xpw In´ptam F∂p t\m°s´. Abmƒ t]mbn Hcp Ip¿Øbpw ss]Pmabpw FSpØp sIm≠ph∂p. IpfnIgn™v \o \ns‚ \md DSp∏pIƒ CtS≠. Ahƒ Xebm´n. IpfnapdnbpsS hmXn¬ AS™p. sh≈w hogp∂ i–w {i≤n®v Abmƒ tkm^bn encp∂p. ]ns∂ IpfnapdnbpsS hmXn¬ Xpd∂p ]pdØph∂Xv Abmƒ Xosc {]Xo£n°mØ Hcp cq]ambncp∂p. AhfpsS \ndhpw t\cnb Ip¿ØbpsS ASnbn¬ I≠ tZlØns‚ apgpapgp∏pw Abm sf Akzÿ\m°n. Abmƒ ]d™p.

A√, \o N¥°mcnbmWt√m! Ahƒ \mWn®p, ssIIƒsIm≠p amdnSw s]mØn. s]s´∂pb¿∂ph∂ {]mIrXamb Hcp hmk\ bn¬ Abmƒ Fgpt∂‰p. ]ns∂ Hm¿Ωn®p. \o `£Ww Ign®n´v F{X Znhkambn? Ahƒ kwibn®p, H∂pw ]d™n√. AhfpsS IÆpIƒ°p Np‰pw IdpØ \ng¬ hoWncp∂p. Abmƒ tNmZn®p. C∂p \o h√Xpw Ignt®m? Cs√∂v Ahƒ Xebm´n. C∂se? C∂se sshIp∂cw sdm´n Xn∂p _m_pPn. Ccp]Øn\mepaWn°q¿! AXn\Iw Xn∂pXo¿Ø `£WsØ∏‰nbpw IpSn®pXo¿Ø aZysØ ∏‰nbpw Abmƒ BtemNn®p. Abmƒ ]d™p. \ap°p h√Xpw Xn∂m\p≠m°m≥ {ian°mw. AhfpsS IÆpIƒ hnS¿∂p. icn, _m_pPn. Ahƒ ASp°fbnte°p \S∂p. Xs‚ ss]Pma Ahƒ°p hfsc IpSp msW∂v Abmƒ a\ nem°n. Ahƒ ASp°fbn¬ IS∂p. A¤pXs∏´pt]mbn. C{X hrØnbp≈ hnimeamb ASp°f Ahƒ I≠n´n√. Ahƒ A‘mfn®p \nevs° Abmƒ h∂p. Ahƒ°v Cu ASp°fbn¬ `£Ww ]mIwsNøm≥ hnjaap≠mIpsa∂v Abmƒ aWØdn™p. Abmƒ {^nUvPn¬ kq£n®ph® amwkw FSpØpsImSpØp. KymkSp∏v sImfpØns°mSpØp. Ahƒ ]mIwsNbvXpsIm≠ncns° Abmƒ kn‰nwKvdqanencp∂p ss]∏p \nd®p hen®p. {^n÷v Xpd∂p XWpØ _ob¿Ip∏nsbSpØv a§n¬ Hgn®v samØn°pSn®p. Abmƒ bmsXmcp [rXnbpw ImWn®n√. Cc ssIbnembncn°p∂p. C\n AXns\ ]nSn®p Ipd®p Ifn°mw. Hcp cm{Xn apgph≥ kabap≠v. ]ns∂, `£Ww Xømdmbt∏mƒ Ahƒ ]d™p. _m_pPn, `£Ww Xømdmbn. Abmƒ apdnbpsS Hcp aqebnep≈ tai Nq≠n°mWn®p. AhnsS sIm≠pt]mbn hbv°p. _ob¿ At∏mtg°pw Ign™ncp∂p. Abmƒ `£Ww tai∏pdØp sIm≠pt]mbn hbv°m≥ Ahsf klmbn®p. Abmƒ Itkcbnencn°m≥ B⁄m]n®p. Ahƒ i¶n®p. Rm≥ ]ns∂ Ignt®mfmw _m_pPn. Abmƒ Ahsf ssI]nSn®p ItkcbnencpØn. Ahƒ B¿ØntbmsS `£Ww hmcnØn∂p∂Xp t\m°p∂Xn\nSbn¬ Abmƒ `£Ww Ign°m≥ ad∂p. hni∏p Ipd®p amdnbt∏mƒ Ahƒ Xebpb¿Øn. Abmƒ {i≤n°pIbmbncps∂∂p a\ n embt∏mƒ AhfpsS apJw XpSpØp. Abmƒ tNmZn®p. \n\°p Xnam¿]qcn¬ BcpsS ASpØmWp t]mtI≠Xv? Ahƒ XeXmgvØn ]Xps° ]d™p. `¿Ømhns‚ ASptØ°v. Abmƒ \n»–\mbn. `£Ww Ign™t∏mƒ AhfpsS IÆpIfn¬ Dd°w I\Øphcp∂Xv Abmƒ I≠p. Abmƒ ]d™p. \ap°pdßmw. AhfpsS Aºc∏p amdnbncp∂p. Hcp sIm®pIp´nsbt∏mse Ahƒ AbmtfmSp tN¿∂p InS∂p. AhfpsS hg°w Abmfn¬ Imaw \nd®p. AhfpsS {]XnIcWw Abmsf D’mlnX\m°n. \o Ft∏mgmWv Zn√nbnseØnbXv? Abmƒ tNmZn®p. C∂se sshIpt∂cw, _m_pPn. C∂se sshIpt∂cw? AsX. _m_pPn. h≠n h∂t∏mƒ cm{Xnbmbncp∂p. ]pdØpIS∂p tNmZn®p, Xnam¿]q¿ FhnsS bmsW∂v. Ipsd Zqcap≠v, _ n\p t]mIWsa∂p ]d™p. Fs‚ ssIbn¬ ]Wap≠mbncp∂n√. ]Wan√mØXpsIm≠mWp Rm≥ `¿Ømhns‚ ASptØ°p ]pds∏´XpXs∂. RßfpsS Irjn sb√mw DWßnt∏mbn. sh≈w In´msX ]ip°sf√mw NØp. C∂se \o FhnsSbmWp InS∂Xv? Ahƒ H∂pw ]d™n√. Xs‚ Xmtemen°en\\pkcn®v Ahƒ hgßnbncp∂Xv Abmƒ {i≤n®p. Abmƒ ho≠pw tNmZn®p. C∂se \o FhnsSbmWp InS∂Xv? DØcan√. \o BcpsSsb¶nepw IqsSbmtWm C∂se InS∂Xv? DØcan√. AhfpsS ssIIƒam{Xw Ahncmaambn Nen®p. DØcw In´ns√∂v Abmƒ°p tXm∂n.

]t£, h√ ]oSnIØnÆbntem, tImWn®ph´ntem Bhmw. h√hcpw AhfpsS H∏w InS∂n´p ≠mImw. Abmƒ Akqbmephmbn. Xm≥ Ahsf kvt\ln®pXpSßnsb∂v Abmƒ°p a\ nembn. H∏w Ahƒ thsdmcmfpsSXmsW∂ t_m[hpw, Hcp cm{Xnbnse A`bØn\pth≠n Ahƒ Abmƒ°p hgßnbXmsW∂ bmYm¿∞yhpw. Xm≥ F{X sNdpXmWv? ]ns∂ Xf¿®bv°papºv AbmfpsS IgpØn¬ ssIIƒapdp°n Abmsf A¤pXs∏SpØpamdv Ahƒ sNhnbn¬ a{¥n®p: _m_pPn F{X \√ BfmWv! Ah¿ BenwK\_≤cmbn Ddßn. {]`mXØn\papºv Ah¿ ho≠pw At\ym\yw Adn™p. £oWn®v AbmfpsS ssIIfn¬ hoWpdßm≥ t]mbt∏mƒ Abmƒ Ahsf hnfn®pW¿Øn. Abmƒ ]d™p: C\n \o t]mIWw. PmeIØn\p ]pdØp shfn®w h∂ncp∂p. Ahƒ BekytØmsS Fgpt∂‰p. PmeIØneqsS sXfn™phcp∂ temIw Xs‚Xs√∂v Ahƒ I≠p. Ahƒ `b∂p. ]pdØp IS°m\mbn Ahƒ hmXn¬ Xpd∂p. At∏mgmWv Xs‚ `mWvUs°´v Ahƒ I≠Xv. DSpØncn°p∂ `wKnbp≈, hrØnbp≈ hkv{X߃ Ahƒ°v Hm¿Ωh∂p. Ahƒ Xncn®p Ipfn apdnbn¬t]mbn. Xte∂p cm{Xn am‰nbn´ Agp°p ]nSn® hkv{X߃ ho≠pw [cn®p. Abmƒ At∏mgpw InS°pIbmbncp∂p. Ipfnapdnbn¬\n∂p ]pdØpIS∂Xv Abmƒ C∂se sXcphn¬\n∂v ]nSn®psIm≠ph∂ \mdp∂ s]Æmbncp∂p. Abmƒ Ft¥m ]dbm≥ Hmßn. Ahƒ hmXn¬hsc sN∂v AhfpsS `mWvUsaSpØp hmXn¬ Xpd∂p. _m_pPn, Rm≥ t]mIp∂p. Abmƒ H∂pw ]d™n√. Ahƒ ]pdØp IS∂p hmXn¬ Nmcn. s]s´∂v, Ahƒs°m∂pw sImSpØn´ns√∂v Abmƒ Hm¿Ωn®p. Abmƒ ]nSs™gpt∂‰p. Ahƒ°v Xnam¿]qcnsetØ≠XmWv. ]Ww Bhiyap≠mIpw. Abmƒ hmXn¬ Xpd∂pt\m°n. Ahƒ Xmsg \nebn¬ FØnbncp∂p. Abmƒ Bizkn®p, Abmƒ°v Hcp thiybpsS H∏w InS°Wsa∂√ D≠mbncp∂Xv. Ahƒ Hcp thiybpambncp∂n√. AsXmcp shdpw s]m≈bmb Bizkn°embncp∂p.Abmƒ PmeIØneqsS t\m°n. Iodhkv{XßfpapSpØv `mWvUhpw Xmßn \S∂Iep∂ B s]Æns\ Abmƒ t\m°n. Hcp cm{Xn Xt‚Xmbncp∂ s]Æv. Ahƒ°v Xnam¿]qcn¬ AhfpsS `¿Ømhns‚bSpØv FØWw.

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Rm≥ sFizcØnte°p Xncn®pt]mIbmWv, A]cnNnX≥ ]d™p, hfscImeØn\p tijw.
AbmfpsS hkv{X߃ Iodn apjn™ncp∂p. XmSnbpw XeapSnbpw \o≠ncp∂p. Hcp Zo¿Lbm{XbpsS £oWw AbmfpsS apJØp≠mbncp∂p. sFizcyØnte°v, AbmfpsS IÆpIƒ Xnfßn. ae\ncIƒ°pw ISen∂pw CSbn¬ sRcpßn \nev°p∂ \KcØn¬ HcpZym\Øns‚ I¬s_©n¬ Ah¿ Iq´nap´n. XpS°Øn¬ Ah¿ A]cnNnX cmbncp∂p, Ahkm\Ønepw. AXn\nSbv°p≈ Ipd®pkabw Ah¿ At\ym\yw a\ nem°n. \mKcn I≥ ]d™p: F\n°p a\ nemhp∂n√. \n߃ Ct∏mƒØs∂ sFizcyØns‚ \SphnemWs√m! A]cnNnX≥ Np‰pw t\m°n. DZym\Øn∂p \Sphn¬ Pe[mc, Np‰pw ]´pt]mse ]p¬ØInSnIƒ. DZym\Øn\p ]pdØp tIm¨{Io‰ns‚ hnimeamb hoYnIƒ. Ahbn¬ Ccºn∏mbp∂ hml\߃. hoYnIƒ°pa∏pdØp Iq‰≥ sI´nS߃. B sI´nSßfpsS Hu∂Xyw Hcp \nanjw ho£n®tijw Abmƒ ]d™p: ChnsS sFizcytam? CsXmcp henb ih∏dºs√? \mKcnIs‚ apJØp≠mb `mht`Zw I≠t∏mƒ AbmfpsS hnImc߃ apdns∏´psh∂v A]cn NnX≥ a\ nem°n. Ip‰t_m[tØmsS Abmƒ tNmZn®p. \n߃°v Cu ihIpSocw C„amtWm? \mKcnI≥ Hcp \nanjw BtemNn®v, kzcw XmgvØn ]d™p: CXmsWs‚ \mSv. ChnsSbmWp Rm≥ P\n®Xv. a\ nemsb∂ `mhØn¬ A]cnNnX≥ Xebm´n. \nßfpsS \mSv! icnbmWv. Hcmƒ°p kz¥w \mSv C„s∏SmXncn°m≥ Igns™∂p hcn√. Rm≥ Fs‚ \mSv Dt]£n®p. h¿j߃°p apºv sFizcywtXSn Rm≥ ]pdØpt]mbn. Hcp \o≠ At\zjWambncp∂p. Ct∏mƒ a\ nembn, AsXs‚ \m´n¬Øs∂bmbncps∂∂v. ]t£, Cu \o≠bm{Xbv°nSbn¬ B \mSv F\n°p ssItamiw h∂p. Rm≥ h¿jßfmbn ]pdwcmPyßfnee™p. BZyambn Ing°v Hcp alm\KcØnemWp t]mbXv. A∂p Rm≥ aoiapf®n´n√mØ Hcp sNdp°\mbncp∂p. B alm\KcØns‚ ]cp]cp∏pw, {]XnIqeImemhÿbpw A\p`hn®v Rm≥ Hcp ]cp°\mbn hf¿∂p. F\n°p aoiapf®p, XmSnapf®p. Rm≥ Hcp henb sXmgn¬imebn¬ ]WnsNbvXp. AhnsS Hcp ]SpIq‰≥ ˛ b{¥Øns‚ apºn¬ ]I¬ apgph≥ tPmensNbvXp. D®bv°p sskd≥ Aedptºmƒ a‰p tPmen°mtcmsSm∏w ]pdtØ°p `£WØn\p t]mbn. ZnhkØn¬ B AcaWn°q¿ am{Xta Rm≥ kqcys\ I≠ncp∂p≈p. ]ns∂ sshIpt∂cw ho≠pw sskds‚ i–w tI´p ]pdØndßptºmsg°v kqcy≥ ad™ncn°pw. {Smans‚ c≠mw¢mkn¬ ]nSn®pXqßn Rm≥ ho´nte°p aSßn. \KcsØ∏‰n IqSpX¬ I≠dn™t∏mƒ a\ nembn, \Kcw AXns‚ kpµcapJw ImWn°p∂ Xs√∂v. BZysa√mw sXcphp bp≤߃ Hcp `oXntbmsS I≠p\n∂p. ]ns∂ AXn¬ ]¶ptN¿∂p. t_mw_pIƒ D≠m°m≥ Rm≥ ]Tn®p. Ah `cWIqSØns‚ c£nXm°∑m¿s°Xnsc Fdnbm≥ Rm≥ ]Tn®p. AhcpsS tXm°pIfpXn¿Ø shSnbp≠Itf‰v F\n°p apdnhp≠mbn. amkßtfmfw Bkv]{Xnbn¬ InS∂p. ]ns∂ apdnhpIfpWßnbt∏mƒ cmPt{Zml°p‰Øn\p Pbnenepambn. Hcp h¿jØn\p tijw ]pdØndßnbt∏m¬ a\ nembn, Rm≥ t_mws_dn™h¿ ap{ZmhmIyßfpambn sXcphnemsW∂pw, A∂v Fs‚sbm∏w ap{ZmhmIy߃ apg°n t_mws_dn™h¿ `cW IqSØnemsW∂pw. Rm≥ ho≠w t_m_pIfp≠m°m\p≈ kma{KnIƒ At\zjn® \S∂p. B \Kcw aSpØt∏mƒ Rm≥ h≠nIbdn. FØnbXp hS°p≈ \KcØnembncp∂p. AhnsS acßfpsS \ng¬hncn® hoXnbp≈ \ncØpIfp≠mbncp∂p. B hoYnIfneqsS Rm≥ sFizcyhpw tXSn\S∂p. Fs‚ XmSnbpw XeapSnbpw \o≠p. AhnsS sXmgn¬imeIƒ Ipdhmbncp∂p. Xeÿm\ \KcambXpsIm≠v AhnsS k¿°m¿ B∏okpIƒ am{Xta D≠mbncp∂p≈p. B∏okpIƒ hn´p ]pdØndßnb tPmen°m¿ ssk°nfnepw _ pIfnepw ho´nte°p Xncn®p. k¿°m¿ Ah¿°p Xmakn°m≥ Htca´nep≈ a™®mban´ KplIƒ ]WnXncp∂p. Ah¿°v £ma_Ø sImSØn cp∂p. AhnsS sXmgn¬imeIfpw sXmgnemfnIfpw C√mXncp∂Xn\m¬ sXcphpbp≤߃ D≠mbncp ∂n√. ]I¬ apgnh≥ Hm^okpIfn¬ ]¶bv°p Iogn¬ Dd°wXqßpIbpw. cm{Xn hbdp\ndsb `£Ww Ign®v `mcyamsc ]pW¿∂pdßpIbpw sNbvXncp∂ Cu tPmen°m¿ sXcphpbp≤߃ \SØms\∂√, Hcp sNdnb {]Xntj[ {]ISØn\pt]mepw {XmWnbp≈hcmbncp∂n√. Rm≥ \ncmi\mbn. Pohn°m≥ th≠n Rm≥ ]e tPmenbpsaSpØp. XWp∏pImeßfn¬ ]m¿°pIfn¬ tcma°p∏mbw hn‰p\S∂p. cm{Xn Fs‚ XWpØ apdnbn¬ NqSn\pth≠n Bin®p InS°pIbpw sNbvXp. th\en¬ H∂pw sNøm\n√mØXpsIm≠v Rm≥ sXcphoYnIfn¬ Ae™p. Fs‚ XeapSnbn¬ PSIbdn. sFizcyØn\pth≠n \SØnb bm{XIƒ ]cmPbaS™p. Rm≥ B

\Kchpw hn´p ]pdØndßn. Ct∏mƒ CXm, ChnsS FØnbncn°p∂p. At∏mƒ AXmWv Fs‚ IY. Hcp \o≠ At\zjWØn∂nSbn¬ Rm≥ tXSns°m≠ncp∂ sFizcyw F\n°p ssItamiw h∂p. Rm≥ Xncn®p t]mIbmWv. ]t£, F\n°p hgnbdnbn√. F¥pw Hcn°¬ ssItamiw h∂m¬ Xncn®p In´n√. \mKcnI∂v A]cnNnX≥ ]dbp∂Xv a\ nembn√. Abmƒ Zp¿∫e\mb Hcp hnImcPohnbmsW∂p a\ nembXpsIm≠v AbmfpsS ImcyØn¬ Xm¬]cyaps≠∂p \Sn®p. A]cnNnXs‚ `mWvUs°´v ASpØpXs∂ s_©n¬ sh®ncp∂p. apjn™ Hcp `mWvUw. AXp t\m°ns°m≠v \mKcnI≥ ]d™p: \n߃ hfscb[nIw ÿeßfn¬ t]msb∂p a\ nemhp∂p≠v. AsXbsX, hfscb[nIw ÿe߃. Rm≥ ]d™nt√, F√mbnSØpw Rms\mc]cnNnX\mbn cp∂p. F\n°mscbpw a\ nem°m≥ Ign™n√. \Kcßfn¬ BImiwap´p∂ sI´nS߃ I≠v sFizcyamsW∂p Rm≥ BZysa√mw sX‰n≤cn®p. ]ns∂ Ahbnsem∂n¬, Im‰pw shfn®hpw IS°m Ø apdnbn¬ Xmakn®t∏mƒ a\ nembn B sI´nSßfpsS kzm¿∞em`Øn\mWv \nßsf Xmakn∏n°p∂sX∂v. AhbpsS FXn¿∏n√mØ hf¿® A]ISIcamsW∂v. hºn® sXmgn¬imeIfpsS ]pI°pgepIƒ I≠t∏mƒ Rm≥ hnNmcn®p, Ah sFizcyØns‚ Ccn∏nSamsW∂v. ]t£, Ahbnsem∂n¬ kqcys\ ImWmsX ]WnsbSpØt∏mƒ a\ nembn, sFizcyw Cu \n¿±bamb b{¥ßfpsS hfsc ZqcØmsW∂v! cm{XnIfn¬ aØm∏p IØn°p∂Xns‚ tim`bpw, ]S°w s]m´nsØdn°p∂Xns‚ i–hpw tI´t∏mƒ Rm≥ hnNmcn®p, Ah¿ sFizcyw sIm≠mSpIbmsW∂v. tamlnX\mbn sXcphnendßnb t∏mgmWv a\ nembXv AXp aØm∏ns‚ shfn®tam ]S°ßfpsS i–tam A√m, adn®v ]cnanXamb kºØp hn`Pns®Sp°m\p≈ sXcphpbp≤ßsf Aa¿Øm≥ shSnacp∂p {]tbmKn°pIbmsW∂v. Rm≥ \ncmi\mbn. Rm\n\n Fs‚ \m´nte°p Xncn®p t]mIbmWv. \mKcnI≥ Akzÿ\mbn. Abmfn¬ CXphscbn√mØ Hcp shfn®w. Abmƒ tNmZn®p: \nßfpsS \msShnsSbmWv? A]cnNnX≥ \n»–\mbn. Abmƒ kz¥w \mSv kz]v\w ImWpIbmbncp∂p. B kz]v\Øn∂nSbn¬ ASpØncp∂ \mKcnI\pw, Ahcncp∂ DZym\hpw, Np‰pap≈ cmPhoYnbpw AXns‚ Icbn¬ Xebpb¿Øn \nev°p∂ Iq‰≥ sI´nSßfpw A{]k‡ambn. h¿jßfmbp≈ bm{XbpsS £oWw hn´I∂p. s]s´∂v \mKcnIs‚ i–w Abmsf DW¿Øn: FhnsSbmWp \nßfpsS \mSv? Fs‚ \mtSm? AXp sX°v ]¿∆X\ncIƒ°pw A∏pdØmWv. ]®\ndap≈ cmPyw. EXp°ƒ ]®∏v am‰p∂n√. AhnsS EXp°fpsS Hmtcm am‰hpw BtLmjn°s∏Sp∂p. AhnsS Db¿∂ sI´nSßtfm, ]pIXp∏p∂ sXmgn¬imeItfm C√. AXpsIm≠v BImiw \oe\ndamWv. R߃ Hmeta™ ]pcIfn¬ Xmakn®p, ho´n\p ap≥]nep≈ hbepIƒ R߃ DgpXp, [ym\yw hnX®p. Rmdp \Sptºmƒ R߃ ]m´p]mSn. hbepIfpsS Ahkm\w \oemImiw hf™ph∂v \newsXmSp∂p. \n߃°Xp ssIsIm≠p sXmSmw. BImiØns‚ t\cnb \oes∏mSn ssIbn¬ ]‰n∏nSn®ncn°p∂Xp ImWmw. k‘ybv°v AkvXa\Øn\mbn £oWn®phcp∂ kqcyt\bpw, cm{Xn {]Imin°p∂ N{µt\bpw \£{Xßtfbpw ssI sIm≠p sXmSmw. AhnsS DØcmbWw Ign™v kqcy≥ Xncn®p hcptºmƒ I¿°nSkw{Im¥nbn¬ iothmXnsb IpSnbncpØn ]q°f¿∏n°p∂ Nµ\Øns‚ hmk\bp≈ s]¨Ip´nIfp≠v. RßfpsS hbepIƒ sImbvØpIgn™v Hgn™p InS°ptºmƒ, hk¥w hcpIbpw hbepIfn¬ \oebpw a™bpw ]q°ƒ hncnbpIbpw sNøptºmƒ R߃ hkt¥m’hw Btjmjn°mdp≠v. AhntS°v, B sFizcyØnte°v Rm≥ Xncn®pt]mIbmWv, A]cnNnX≥ ]d™p. AbmfpsS IÆpIƒ Xnfßn H∏wXs∂ At\IImeambn Ae™pXncnbpIbmbncps∂∂pw, bm{Xbv°nSbn¬ AXp X\n°n\n Xncn®p In´mØhn[w \„s∏´psh∂pw Abmƒ ZpxJtØmsS Hm¿Øp.

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Ahƒ°v AbmfpsS apJw ImWm≥ ]‰nbn√. sNSnIfpsS CeIƒ°nSbn¬ AbmfpsS apJw ad™ncp∂p. Zqsc\n∂p ImWptºmƒ, IgpØn¬ \n∂v CeIƒ Xg®phfcp∂ Hcp a\pjy≥ \S∂Sp°p∂t]mse tXm∂n. ]ns∂ Abmƒ \S∂SpØt∏mƒ hnb¿sØm´nb Pq∫bpw, tX™pXpSßnb sNcp∏pw \SØØnep≈ Bthihpw B sNSnIƒ G‰nbncp∂ BfpsS hy‡nXzw Adnbn®p. A—≥ sKbv‰p IS∂ph∂p. ]Wnbmbp[߃ ap‰Øp NnXdn°nS∂ncp∂p. sNSnIƒ \neØp {i≤tbmsS h®tijw Abmƒ sImtecv FSpØp aÆp \ncØm≥ XpSßn. acpaIƒ aÆp Inf®p adn®XpsIm≠v aq∏cpsS ]Wn Ffp∏ambncp∂p. At∏mgpw NnXdn°nS∂ncp∂ henb I´Iƒ DSbv°pItb th≠q. At±lw \njvI¿jtbmsS tPmen sNbvXp. ]Wn hfsc kmh[m\Øn¬ C©n©mbnam{Xw \oßn. t\m°n\nev°pI ckIcambncp∂p. I´Iƒ DSbv°p∂tXmsSm∏w aÆnep≈ thcpIfpw ]p√pIfpw FSpØpam‰n, ]ns∂ ssIsIm≠p sNdnb I´Ifpw DS®p \ncØn. Hcp ]n©pss]Xen\p InS° Hcp°p∂ AΩbpsS \njvI¿jtbmsS Abmƒ sNSnIƒ°p≈ XSw Hcp°n. ao\ ASp°fbnte°p t]mbn Nmbbv°p≈ sh≈w ASp∏Øp h®p. t\¿sØ Nmbs∏mSnbn´ sh≈w kn¶n¬ Hgn®pIf™p. Nmb I∏nem°n kzoIcWapdnbnte°p \S°ptºmƒ Ahƒ P\eneqsS ]pdtØ°p t\m°n. A—≥ At∏mgpw Ipºn´ncp∂p XSw icns∏SpØpIbmbncp∂p. Ahƒ Nmb tai∏pdØp sIm≠pt]mbn h®p. A—s\ hnfn °m\mbn hmXn¬hsc t]mbn. Ahƒ°p `bambn. Hcn°¬ hnfn°m≥ Hmßnsb¶nepw hnfn®n√. Ahƒ ho≠pw Xncn®p InS∏dbpsS P\ev°¬ h∂p \nev]mbn. XSØns‚ ]Wn HcpamXncn Ign™p XpSßn. Abmƒ Ct∏mƒ tdmkvIºpIƒ Hmtcmt∂mtcms∂ SpØp apJtØmSSp∏n®p ]nSn®p sNdnb t]\m°Øn sIm≠p IºpIfpsS A‰w sNØn hrØnbm °pIbmbncp∂p. hrØnbm°nb Hmtcm Iºpw {i≤tbmsS \neØp \ncØnh®p. s]s´∂p ao\ A—s‚ Ij≠nØebn¬ X´nØnfßp∂ kqcys\ I≠p. Np´ps]m≈p∂ shbnembncp∂p ]pdØv. A—s‚ Pq∫ hnb¿∏psIm≠p \\™p tZltØmsSm´nbncp∂p. Abmƒ CsXm∂pw Adn™n√. Abmsf kw_‘n®nStØmfw Ct∏mƒ B sNSnIfpw, Ah Xg®phfcm≥ t]mIp∂ IdpØ ]inabp≈ aÆpw am{Xta \ne\nev]p≈p. AhnsS {Iqc\mb kqcyt\m, Xs‚ tXm´w A]lcn°m≥ {ian® acpaIƒt°m FhnsS ÿm\w? D≠m°nh® Nmb XWpØn´p≠mIpsa∂v ao\ Hm¿Øp. Ahƒ ASp°fbn¬ t]mbn Hcp I∏p NmbIqSn D≠m°n tai∏pdØpsIm≠pt]mbn h®p. XWpØmdnb Nmb Xncn®v ASp°fbn¬ sIm≠pt]mbn Ifbm≥ tXm∂msX taita¬ h®p. Xncn®p ho≠pw P\ev°¬ t\m°n\nev]mbn. tdmkvIºpIƒ hrØmIrXnbn¬ \´pIgn™p. Ct∏mƒ ko\nb ssXIƒ \SpIbmWv. shbnen¬ Ah hmSn°pg™ncp∂p. Hmtcm sNSnIfpw \´tijw Abmƒ AhbpsS hmSnb. Xe ]nSn®pb¿Øn Xmtemen°pw. ssIhn´m¬ Ah ho≠pw XeIp\n®p \nev°pw. A—s‚ Ij≠nØebn¬ h∂Sn°p∂ shbnens\∏‰n Ahƒ ho≠pw Hm¿Øp. Cu a\pjy≥ hmSp∂nt√? kab sa{Xbmbn´p≠mIpw? taita¬ h® ssSw]okv kabw c≠msb∂p ImWn®p. Ahƒ a\ n¬ KWn®p. GItZiw c≠paWn°qdmbn At±lw AhnsS shbneØp tPmensbSp°m≥ XpSßn bn´v. sIm≠pt]mbn h® Nmb XWpØncn°pw. Ahƒ ASp°fbn¬ t]mbn ho≠pw Nmbbv°p sh≈w sh®p. ho≠pw Nmb°∏pambn hmXn¬hsc t]mbn kwibn®p \n∂p. ss[cyw kw`cn°m\mhmsX Xncn®p tai∏pdØp sIm≠pt]mbn h®p. XWpØmdnb Nmbbpambn Xncn®v ASp°fbnte°p \S∂p. tXm´w hn]peambn hcpIbmWv. ko\nb ssXIfpsS hrØw hoXn IqSn h∂p. ]ns∂ AXn\pNp‰pw thsdmcp sNSnIfpsS hrØw, Hcp tIm´aXn¬t]mse. AXv kpa≥ hfscb[nIw hnhcn®n´pw Ahƒ°p a\ nemhmØ B ]qhnt‚XmWv. AXns‚ \mep aqeIfnepw kqcyIm¥ns®SnIƒ ]oc¶nIƒ hln°p∂ tKm]pc߃ t]mse i‡ambn \nesIm≠p. tXm´∏Wn Hcp amXncn Ign™p. A—≥ _°s‰SpØp hoSns‚ ]n∂nse Sm∏n¬\n∂v sh≈w sIm≠ph∂p sNSnIƒ°v Hmtcm∂mbn \\®p. s]s´∂v Ahƒ Hm¿Øp, A—≥ \´ sNSnIƒ Ahƒ cmhnse sIm≠ph∂ AtXXcw sNSnIfmWv. Ah \´ {IaamIs´, Ahƒ sNbvXpt]mse Xs∂bmWv. Hcp hyXymkhpan√ Ahƒ a\ n¬ Nncn®p. \\®p Ign™v Abmƒ _°‰pw ]m{Xhpw am‰n h®p. Ipd®p hn´p\n∂v tXm´Øns‚ `wKn BkzZn®p, {_jpw ]men‰pw ]nSn®v ]Wn ]q¿Ønbmb Nn{XØn∂papºn¬ \nev°p∂ Nn{XImcs‚amXncn. Aßs\ \nev°ptºmƒ s]s´∂p apIfn¬ IØp∂ kqcys\∏‰n Abmƒ t_m[hm\mbn. s\‰nbn¬\n∂v Du¿∂ndßp∂ hnb¿∏p Xp≈nIƒ ssIhncepsIm≠p hSns®SpØv Abmƒ {Ip≤\mbn apIfnte°p t\m°n. kqcy≥ s\dpIbn¬Xs∂. Abmƒ s\‰n°p apIfn¬ ssIsIm≠p ad®v s]s´∂v, ]cpjambn CSs]Sm≥ h∂ kqcys\ t\m°n. ]ns∂ Xncn™p ho´nte°pw. P\eneqsS ho´n\ItØ°p ImWm≥ th≠n IÆpIƒ sNdpXm°n t\m°n. Btcbpw ImWm\n√. sXm≠b\°n Abmƒ D®Øn¬ hnfn®p tNmZn®p. shbneØp tPmensbSp°p∂ Cu Ingh\v Hcp Nmb Xcm≥ Bcpans√? AXn\p adp]Snsbm∂pw {]Xo£n®ns√∂p tXm∂p∂p. adp]Snsbm∂pap≠mbn√, Abmƒ ho≠pw

tXm´Ønte°p Xncn™p. A√dNn√d ]WnIƒ _m°nbp≠mbncp∂p. h√msX Ipg™ sNSnIƒ°v Du∂p sImSp°¬, hfsc sNdnb ssXIƒ sh≈samgn®t∏mƒ aÆn\Snbn¬s]´Xp ]pdsØSp°¬. Aßs\ kzbw ad∂p tPmen XpS¿∂p sIm≠ncn°ptºmƒ t]c°p´n hnfn®p: A——m Nmb. Abmƒ DW¿∂p ho´nte°p t\m°n. shbn¬ AbmfpsS IÆpIsf a™fn∏n®ncp∂p. Abmƒ°v t]c°p´n hmXnev°¬ \n∂ncp∂Xp ImWm≥ Ign™n√. Abmƒ tPmen \n¿Øn ho´nte°p \S∂p. ]SnIƒ Ibdptºmƒ cmPn hmXnev°¬ \nev°p∂Xv Abmƒ I≠p. A——m Nmb. BdmasØ I∏p Nmbbpambn ao\ h∂p. ^m≥ apgph≥ thKØnem°n Abmƒ tkm^bnencp∂v acpaIfpsS ssIbn¬\n∂p Nmb°∏phmßn B¿ØntbmsS samØn°pSn°m≥ XpSßn. AbmfpsS ssIIƒ hnd®ncp∂p. A—≥ F¥n\mWv C{Xt\cw shbneØncp∂p ]WnsbSpØXv? shbnemdp∂hsc Im°mbncp ∂ns√? Abmƒ kt¶mNtØmsS acpaIsf t\m°n. C{Xbpwt\cw Abmƒ AhfpsS IÆpIfn¬ t\cn´p t\m°msX Hgn™p amdpIbmbncp∂p. tamsf, tXm´w D{Kmhpw. Abmƒ aSntbmsS XpS¿∂p: c≠pZnhkw Ign™v sNSnIfpsS hm´sams° H∂p amds´. acpaIfpsS apJØv AtemKysam∂pans√∂p Xo¿®bmbt∏mƒ Abmƒ Djmdmbn. \o I≠pthm? \Sphn¬ \ndsb tdmkvsNSnIƒ \´n´p≠v. AXn\p Np‰pw ko\nb ssXIƒ... Ahƒ hm’eytØmsS Abmƒ ]dbp∂Xp {i≤n®p. Hcp tXm¿sØSpØv AbmfpsS Ij≠nbn¬ ap‰n\nev°p∂ hnb¿∏p Xp≈nIƒ H∏nsbSpØp. C\n Nmb thtWm? thWw tamsf. Nmb \√ ISp∏ap≠v. \∂mbn´p≠v. Ahƒ ASp°fbn¬ t]mbn Hcp I∏p NmbIqSn FSpØp sIm≠ph∂p. hr≤≥ B Nmb kmh[m\ Øn¬ BkzZn®p IpSn®p. ]ns∂ hnb¿∏psIms≠m´nb Pq∫ Agn®n´v tkm^bn¬ \nh¿∂p InS∂p. ao\ HcpXebW sIm≠ph∂v AbmfpsS Xe®ph´n¬ XncpIns°mSpØp. B NqSp≈ A]cm”Øn¬ P\eneqsS h∂ Ipfn¿Im‰n¬ hr≤s‚ IÆpIƒ AS™ph∂p. kpjp ]vXnbn¬ {]⁄, \m´n≥]pdØp I≈ns®SnIfpw, ]mb¬]nSn® s]mfn™ AcaXnepw, aqetbmSp s]m´nb taev ] pcbpap≈ Hcp hoSn∂cpIn¬ hr£Øe∏pIfn¬ a™shbn¬X´n°fn°p∂ CeIfn¬ Xßn \n∂t∏mƒ, Abmƒ Xm≥Xs∂bmWp tXm´°mc≥ F∂v BflhnizmktØmsS, kwXr]vXntbmsS, a\ nem°n.

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aq∂p ]SnIfpw hnjaan√msX XcWw sNbvXp. samkbv°n´ hcm¥bnseØnbt∏mƒ Fgpt∂‰p\n∂v ssIsIm´n Dds° Nncn°m≥ XpSßn Kncoi≥. BZyw HmSnh∂Xv tUmŒdΩmh\mbncp∂p. hcm¥bn¬\n∂v ssIsIm´n°fn°p∂ Bsf I≠t∏mƒ AItØ°p t\m°n Abmƒ hnfn®p ]d™p: etX, t\m°q, CXmcm h∂ncn°WXv∂v? eX h∂p t\m°nbt∏mtg°v ImepIƒ XmfØn¬ sh®v ssIsIm´n \rØw XpSßnbncp∂p. tams\ßs\ h∂p? H‰bv°mtWm? eX Np‰pw t\m°n. Bcpan√. ho´n¬ At∏mtg°p _lfambncp∂p. AΩΩ DΩdØp h∂p t\m°nbt∏mƒ tam≥ C√. AIØp XfØn¬ eXnI Hcp amknIbpw hmbn®ncn°p∂p. tams\hnsS? H∂p t\m°p s]sÆ. As√¶nepw Cu s]Æn\v tams‚ ImcyØn¬ Hcp NqSpwey. eXnI ]pkvXIhpw \neØn´v Fgpt∂‰p. Cu sN°≥! At∏mtg°v apØ—≥ ]pdsØ kzoIcWapdnbn¬\n∂v hnfn®p ]d™p. tam≥ tUmŒdΩmhs‚ ho´nep≠v. Cu AΩΩsbm∂p ]cn{`an°mXncnt°zm? apØ—≥ ]pdsØ adnbnencp∂p sIm≠p t]c°p´nbpsS ]ptcmKXn t\m°p∂p≠mbncp∂p. DΩdØp \nev°p∂ AΩΩbv°p apØ—s\ ImWm≥ ]‰n√. tUmŒdΩmhs‚ ho´nseØnb Kncoi≥ Xs‚ k¿s∆ XpSßn. XfØn¬ FØnbt∏mƒ t^m¨ Nq≠n°m´n Ah≥ ]d™p. Wnw Wnw. Atem! tjmtIkns‚ apºn¬ Ipsd t\cw \n∂p. ]ns∂ ]mh°p´nIƒ°nSbn¬ IÆpw Xpdn∏n®p \nev°p∂ \mbv°p´nsb Nq≠n Ah≥ ]d™p: `u `u. UmŒdΩmh≥ t]Sn A`n\bn®p. Atøm tams\, `u `u ISn°ptam? Ah≥ Ip™n°Æp hepXm°n Np≠p Iq¿∏n®p ]d™p. `u `u. ho≠pw \S∂t∏mƒ FØnbXv tUmŒdΩmhs‚ I¨k¬t´j≥ apdnbnemWv. Nn√eamcnbn¬ sh® acp∂p Ip∏nIƒ Nq≠n°m´n Ah≥ ]d™p: a∂v, a∂v. tam\v acp∂p thtWm? Abmƒ Aeamcnbn¬\n∂v Im¬ knbw knd∏ns‚ Hcp Ip∏nsbSpØv Ahs‚ ssIbn¬ sImSpØp. tams\, \neØnSs√. Ah≥ Ip∏n ssIbn¬ hmßn Dds° Nncn®p. ho≠pw bm{X XpSßn. FØnt®¿∂Xv ASp°fbn¬. ]n∂mse tUmŒdΩmbnbpap≠mbncp∂p. ASp°fbnseØnbt∏mƒ Ah≥ Xncn™p tUmŒd ΩmbntbmSp ]d™p: ]m∏. icnbmbn. Ahƒ ]d™p. ]m∏ X∂m¬ \ns‚ AΩ Fs∂ X√ns√? C\n AΩ H∂pw sNbvXn s√¶n¬°qSn \ns‚ A—\dn ™m¬ icnbmbn. A—≥ F∂ hm°p tI´bpSs\ Ah≥ \n»–\mbn BtemNn°m≥ XpSßn. ]ns∂ A—, A— F∂p ]d™p sIm≠p Xncn™v HmSn. ASp°fbn¬ \n∂p XfØnte°v, XfØn¬\n∂p ]qapJ tØ°v. ]ns∂ HXp°pIƒ NSp]nSp∂s\ Cdßn tIm¨ {Io‰n´ ap‰ØpIqsS Ahs‚ ho´ntet°mSn. Ac™mWns‚ apØpaWn Ah≥ HmSp∂Xn\\pkcn®v CfIn Ahs‚ Np°p aWnta¬ \rØw hbv°p∂Xp apØ—≥ IÆS icnbm°n t\m°n. ho´ns‚ HXp°pI√pIƒ sNdpXmbXp sIm≠v Ah\p thKw Ibdmw. DΩdØp \n∂p XfØnte°v Ah≥ HmSn. XfØn ¬ Npacn∂cnsI Ah≥ \n∂p. A—≥ Npacn¬ Hcp Nn{Xambn amdnbncp∂p. Kocoi≥ Iptdt\cw A—s\ t\m°n \n∂p. apJØp ]‰n∏nSn® Nncnbpambn A—≥ \n∂p. Ah≥ ssIbpb¿Øn amSn hnfn®p. A—m hm, hm. A—≥ Npacn¬ Nn{Xambn Nncn®p sIm≠p \n∂p. Atø, Kncoi≥ {Sukdn´n´ns√? s]¨Ip´nIsfms°≠s√m AhnSow ChnSow. AΩbmWv. sNdnbΩbpsS F´pamkamb tamƒ XfØn¬ \o¥n°fn®ncp∂p. \m \m. AΩ {Sukdpambn h∂t∏mƒ Ah≥ ]d™p, \m \m. Aøtøm, ]‰n√. CXnSq. AΩ Ip\n™v Ahs\ {SukdnSo®p. BZyw CSsØ Im¬, Hcp Im¬ s]m¥n°ptºmƒ Ah≥ Xmßn\mbn AΩbpsS Npaen¬ Nmcn. Ahs‚ Imcyw F√mw Aßns\bmbncp∂p. BZyw H∂p

{]Xntj[n®p t\m°pw, ]‰nbns√¶n¬ ]ns∂ \nßfpsS C„w \S°s´ F∂ a´n¬ kΩXn®p sImSp°pw. {SukdnSo®v Fgpt∂ev°m≥ t\m°ptºmgmWv AΩ I≠Xv. Ahs‚ CSsØ ssIbns‚ X≈hnc¬ hmbnseØnbncn°p∂p. FhnsS tams\ \ns‚ hnc¬? hmbn¬ \n∂p hncseSp°msX Ah≥ ]d™p. Im°p. shi°vWvt≠m? AΩΩtbmSp ]mep Xcm≥ ]sd. ]dbmsXXs∂ AΩΩbv°p t]c°p´nbpsS Bhiy߃ Adnbmambncp∂p. Ah≥ ]mev°p∏nbp ambn FØnbncn°p∂p. ]m¬°p∏n I≠bpSs\ Kncoi\p kt¥mjambn. Ah≥ ]mSm≥ XpSßn. aΩΩm ]mbo. AΩΩsS aSoenbv°v HmSnhcp tams\. Ah≥ HmSnt∏mbn AΩΩbpsS aSnbnte°p hoWp Iangv∂pInS∂p ho≠pw hnc¬ ISn°m≥ XpSßn. F√mhcpw Nncn®p. Fßs\bmWp Iangv∂p InS∂m¬ ]m¬ IpSn°ym? Ah≥ Fgpt∂‰p ae¿∂p InS∂p. AtΩ, Ip∏n Ahs‚ ssIbn¬ sImSp°q. Ah≥ kz¥w IpSn°s´. a¥\mbncn°p∂p. Ah≥ AΩΩbpsS Imen¬ ae¿∂p InS∂v Iment∑¬ Imepw Ib‰nsh®p ]m¬ IpSn®p. C\n \o t]mbn Ipfn°v. AΩ t\m´p]pkvXIw FSpØp apIfn¬ t]mbn FgpXnØpSßn. Fs‚am{Xw N¥°mc\v...... XpS°w Ahsf kw_‘n®nStØmfw Ffp∏amWv. tam≥ Znhkw IqSpw tXmdpw hnIrXnbmhp∂p≠v. A—\v CsXm∂pw ImWm≥ ]‰n√s√m. ]mhw, H∂p thKØn¬ hcq. Cu amkw Ahkm\amhms\m∂pw \nev°≠. F\n°p ImWm≥ [rXnbmbn. ]ns∂ Rm≥ hcp∂Imcyw FgpXnbnt√? Cu {]mhiyw Rm≥ F¥mbmepw hcmw. Ign™ {]mhiysØt∏msebmhn√.......... ]ns∂∏ns∂ Xm≥ FgpXp∂Xns‚ Akzm`mhnIX Ahƒ°p a\ nembnØpSßn. AtXmsS FgpXp∂Xpw hnjaambn. icn°pw Dt±in®pXs∂bmtWm Xm≥ FgpXp∂Xv ? Cu {]mhiyw `¿Ømshm∂n®p t]mIm≥ icn°pw Dt±iapt≠m? Adnbn√, Adnbn√. \o IØn¬ A\mhiysam∂pw FgpX≠. apØ—≥ apdnbnte°p IS∂ph∂p. \o Cu {]mhiyw chn h∂m¬ H∏w t]mIpw. AXp Xo¿®bmWv. ]mhw Ip´n Ah≥ H‰bv°v AhnsS Fßs\ Ign®p Iq´p∂p Bthm? Rm≥ t]mhmw∂pXs∂bmWv FgpXnbXv. t\m°s´. A—≥ AhfpsS ASptØ°p h∂p. eXnI s]s´∂v FgpXnsIm≠ncp∂ IØv Hfn∏n®psh®p. Ip´nIƒs°m∂pw hmbn°m≥ ]mSn√ CXv. AU¬Svkv H¨en. apØ—≥ Hcp sNdnb Ip´nsbt∏mse IÆpXncpΩn Icbp∂ amXncn ImWn®p t]mbt∏mƒ eXnI ho≠pw FgpXm≥ XpSßn: t\m°q, F\n°p ImWm≥ [rXnbmbn. H∂p thKw hcq. FgpXn°gn™ IØv Ddbnem°n eXnI Xmtg°p h∂t∏mtg°pw tam≥ Ddßn°gn™ncp∂p. X≈hnc¬ Ahs‚ hmbn¬ \ns∂SpØp am‰n, ^m\ns‚ thKwIq´n. Ahƒ IØp t]mÃv sNøm≥ t]mbn. Xncn®ph∂t∏mƒ AΩΩ ]d™p: eXntI, H∂p Ipfn°m≥ t\m°q. I≠ns√ s]Æns‚ Hcp \SØw! XeapSnbpw ]d∏n®p sIm≠v . tams‚ ImcyØntem, Hcp {i≤bpan√. F∂m¬ kz¥w ImcyØnse¶nepw Ipd®p ipjvIm¥nImWn®mse{X \∂v. apØ—≥ Ahsf t\m°n. IÆndp°n Ifnbmbn ]d™p: Cßs\ AΩsbs°m≠p ]dbn∏n°tWm Ip´n? cmhnse DW¿∂v ssIbpw Imepw \o´n aqcn\nh¿∂v Ip™n°Æp angn®t∏mƒ A—≥ ASpØp≠mbncp∂p. icn°p≈ A—≥. Abmƒ tam≥ DWcp∂Xpw ImØncn°bmbncp∂p. Ah≥ hnfn®p: A—m! Abmƒ Ahs\ hmcnsbSpØv DΩshbv ° m≥ XpSßn. Hcp h´w. c≠p h´w. aq∂masØ h´ambt∏mƒ Ah≥ Icbm≥ XpSßn. At∏mtg°pw AΩ CSs]´p. A—s\m∂p t]mbn XmSn hSn°p. F∂n´p aXn DΩsbms°. Abmƒ XmSn XShn t\m°n. c≠p ZnhksØ hf¿®bp≈ Ip‰ntcma߃. tams‚ Ihnfn¬ Nph∂ ]mSp Iƒ. kmceySm, A—≥ DΩsh®Xt√! At∏mƒ AΩbpw kz¥w Ihnƒ XtemSp∂p≠mbncp∂p. AcaWn°q¿ apºv sKbv‰n\p ]pdØp

SmIvkn bpsS i–w tI´t∏mƒ BZyw Fgpt∂‰Xv Ahfmbncp∂p. Ahƒ tImWn NmSnbndßp∂ i–w tI´mWv apØ—\pw AΩΩbpw DW¿∂Xv. Rm≥ DdßmsX sIS°zmbncp∂p. Ahƒ ]d™p. Rm≥ GgpaWnbpsS h≠n°p hcpw∂t√ FgpXnbncp∂Xv? \o t\¿sØ hcpsas∂\n°dnbmw. eXntI, AΩ Nph´n¬\n∂p hnfn°pIbmWv. Nmbbmbn, hcq. Cu AΩ! Ahƒ apJw ho¿∏n®p. Nmb! Abmƒ InS°bn¬\n∂p NmSnsbgpt∂‰v hmXnev°tet°mSn. k¶Smbn. eXnI IÆpXncpΩn ]d™p. Nmb F∂p tI´t∏m AΩbpw th≠, tam\pw th≠. ZpxJa`n\bn®v IÆpXncpΩn eXnI InS°bnencn°p∂Xv Abmƒ Xncn™p t\m°n. Kncoi≥ AΩsb {i≤n°pIbmbncp∂p. AΩbpsS ZpxJw Ah∂p kln®n√. Ah≥ Fgpt∂‰v AΩbpsS IgpØp sI´n∏nSn®p Ihnfn¬ DΩsh®p. DΩm, Cu ]ø≥ Fs∂ Akqbmephm°p∂t√m! Abmƒ ]d™p. A—≥ sImXnt®ms´, At√? A— t]m. Ah≥ ssIsIm≠v BwKyw Im´n ]d™p. icn s]mbv°fbmw. Xmsg Xs∂bpw ImØv NqSp≈ Nmb ImØncn°p∂p, Xev°mew AXmWp IqSpX¬ BI¿jIw. {]mXens‚ kabØv tam\pw A—\pambn ho≠pw temKyambn. A—s‚ aSnbnencp∂v CÕen ]IpXn Ahs‚ hb‰nepw ]IpXn \neØpam°n {]mX¬ F∂ IrXyw \n¿∆ln°ptºmƒ Ah\p thsd Bcpw th≠. AΩ t]m. NN®m t]m. aΩΩ t]m. Hm, Hcp A—≥Ip´n h∂ncn°p∂p! F√mhcpw apJw ho¿∏n®p. I≠nt√, A—≥ h∂t∏mtg°v Ah\v Bcpw th≠. Aßs\Xs∂. F√mhcpw sImXnt®ms´, As√? A—≥ ]d™p. ]t£, A—s‚ \nebpw A{X Akqbm¿lambncp∂n√. Xebnepw apJØpw CÕenbpsS IjvW߃. Ah\v Hmtcm {]mhiyw kvt\lw IqSptºmgpw A—s\ ]nSn®v DΩshbv°ptºmƒ In´p∂XmWv. j¿´n¬ NmbX´nadn™ncp∂p. {]mX¬ XpSßnbn´v Ipd®p t\camsb¶nepw A—\v CXphsc H∂pw Xn∂m≥ Ign™ncp∂n√. A—s‚ ÿnXn GItZiw a\ nembt∏mƒ Ah≥ tai∏pdØpIbdn CÕensbSp°m≥ th≠n ]m{XØn¬ ssIbn´p. ]m{Xw Imenbmbncp∂p. AΩΩ _p≤n]q¿∆w AXnep≈ ]elmcßsf√mw am‰n sh®ncp∂p. Ah≥ ssIae¿Øn ]d™p: ]m∏ A™p. ]ns∂ kabw \o≠pt]mbt∏mƒ F√mw \√]¥nbs√∂v Ah\p a\ nembn. apØ—s‚bpw, AΩΩbpsSbpw IÆpIfn¬ tZjyhpw ]cn{`ahpap≠mbncp∂p. AΩ kwkmcn°pt∂bn√. A—≥ am{Xw Ahs\ sIm©n®p. tam\v IpXncbpsS ]pdØncp∂v BSmw At√! tam\v ssk°nfn¬ IbdtWm? AIØp\n∂v apØ—s‚ i–w Db¿∂p h∂p. H∏w AΩbpsSbpw. F√mw AΩbpsS t\¿°m sW∂v Kncoi∂p a\ nembn. AΩbmIs´ XfØn¬ \neØncp∂v `mht`Zan√msX No¿∏psIm≠v XeapSn No¥n Cºp®nsb FSp°pIbmbncp∂p. Ah≥ ssk°nfn¬ \n∂ndßn AΩbpsS ASptØ t°mSn. AΩbpsS ]pdØp Ibdn XeapSnbn¬ hnctemSn®p ]d™p. Cºpfp. Cu a¥\v H∂pw ]dbm≥ Adnbn√, AΩ ]d™p. ssSw]okn\pw Cºpfp, t]\n\pw Cºpfp. Ah≥ A{Xbv°pXt∂y Bbn´p≈p, AΩΩ! Ip´o Rm≥ ]dbp∂Xp tIƒ°vWvt≠m? apØ—s‚ i–w Db¿∂p Xs∂bmbncp∂p. Fgpt∂‰v kmcnsb√mw CkvXncnbn´p sh°q. tams‚ DSp∏pIƒ FhnsSym°ym∂p t\m°n AXpw FSpØpsh°p. tams‚ DSp∏pIsf√mw Rm≥ Aeamcnbn¬ FSpØpsh®n´p≠v, AXv FSpØpsht°y th≠p, AΩΩ ]d™p, AhfpsS {U v am{Xw Hcp°ym aXn. H∂v Fgpt∂ev°p Ip´o. At∏mƒ Ct{Xyw kabw ]d™sXms° BtcmSm? Rm≥ Cu {]mhiyw chosS H∏w t]mWney. ]ns∂ Fs∏mgm Fgp∂≈Øv? apØ—≥. ASpØamkw Rm≥ tamt\w Iq´n s]mbvt°m≠v. CXdnbm≥ th≠nbmWt√m, ]mhw B Ip´n iºfan√msX eohpsaSpØv c≠pZnhksØ bm{Xbpw Ign™p h∂Xv? \o Fs∂s°m≠p ]dbn∏n°≠. F¥m \n\°v Cs∏mØs∂ t]mbmev? \n߃s°m∂pw ]d™m¬ a\ nemhn√y. Ahƒ apJw ho¿∏n®p. sN°m, t]mWvt≠m ChnSp∂v. Fs‚ XeapSn ]dn™pt]m∂p. t]m AhnSp∂v. t\m°v, \n\°v in£n°ev Ipd®p IqSp∂p≠v. tam\ntßm´p t]msc. AΩΩ Kncois\ FSpØp ]pdØp IS∂p

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Sm≥ Abmƒ XømsdSpØp. cmhnse Abmƒ sshIn Fgpt∂‰t∏mƒ Xmsg _lfambncp∂p. eXnIbpw tam\pw Fgpt∂‰p t]mbncp∂p. Abmƒ tImWnbndßn Xmsg h∂p. Kncoi≥ Hcp j¿´pw {Sukdpambn eXnIbpsS ]n∂mse \S°pIbmbncp∂p. Knco®, A—m. Nq®q sSbv≥. Knco® Su®. eXnI H∂pw adp]Sn ]dbmsX \S°pIbmWv. AΩbpsS ]n∂mse \S∂n´p KpWsam∂pan√ F∂p I≠t∏mƒ Ah≥ AΩΩbpsS ASpØp t]mbn. aΩΩm, Kncn Su®. Koco®, A—m, Nq®p sSbv≥. Sm‰m. tams\, amap≠n´s√ Nq®q s{Sbn\n¬ t]mthm? Knco®m, amap \m\m. BcmWnh\v A—s‚ H∏w t]mIp∂ Imcyw ]d™psImSpØXv? AΩbmbncn°pw, As√¶n¬ AΩΩ. eXnI H∏w hcp∂ns√¶n¬ AhfpsS Sn°‰v Im≥k¬ sNøWsa∂v Abmƒ Hm¿Øp. Xncn®v H‰bv°p≈ bm{X, AhnsS Xs∂ ImØp\nev°p∂ GIm¥X. AΩΩbpw hfbp∂ns√∂pI≠t∏mƒ Ah≥ DΩdtØ°p h∂v A—s\Øs∂ ]nSnIqSn. A—m, Su®m Nq ®q sSbv≥ Sm‰. Abmƒ Ahs\ hmcnsbSpØv Db¿Øn∏nSn®v Ahs‚ IÆpIfn¬ t\m°n. IÆpIfn¬ BImw£bp≠mbncp∂p, ZpxJap≠mbncp∂p. F¥psImt≠m, Abmƒ Hm´bp≈ Ioibn¬ ssIbn´v, ]mdnb s]mSn]nSn® XeapSnbpw shbn¬sIm≠v Ccp≠ apJhpw amdpambn Ae£yambn t\m°n \nev°p∂ Hcp ]øs\ Hm¿Øp. B¬_Øns‚ BZyt]PqIfnsem∂n¬ B t^mt´m D≠v. aIs‚ ZpxJ]qcnXamb IÆpIfn¬ t\m°ns°m≠ncns° Abmƒ°v Hm¿°mXncn°m≥ Ign™n√. tams\, \n\°n\n F{X ZpxJw klnt°≠nhcpw PohnXØn¬? Abmƒ Ahs\ \neØnd°nh®p ]d™p. A—≥ {Sukdn´pXcmw. A—s‚ H∏w sshIpt∂cw Nq®q s{Sbn\n¬ t]ms≠? ]ns∂ DΩbpsS Hcp {]fbambncp∂p. DΩm, DΩm. Knco®, A—m, Nq®q sSbv≥ ‰m ‰m. At∏mƒ Ccp≠ tZlap≈, Iodnb {Sukdn´ Ip´nbpsS Nn{Xw Hm¿Ønt´m Ft¥m Abmƒ \n»–\mbn Icbm≥ XpSßn. Kncoi≥ ]I®p \n∂p. CXns‚ ]cnkam]vXn Cßs\bmhpsa∂v Ah≥ {]Xo£n®ncp∂n√. Ah≥ Fgpt∂‰p t]mbn Ipd®Ise \neØncp∂p Ip™nss°Iƒ sIm≠p kz¥w Ihnfn¬ ASn°m≥ XpSßn. Ωm, Ωm. Knco®m Ωm. Abmƒ°v AXp kln®n√. kzbw in£tbev]n°msa∂p, Cu H∂chb n¬ \n\s°ßs\ a\ nembn tams\? Abmƒ Ahs\ hmcnsbSpØp. \nanj߃ Hcp Nq®ph≠nsbt∏mse k©cn®t∏mƒ sshIpt∂camsb∂v Abmƒ a\ nem°n. Np‰p ap≈ Ne\߃ Abmƒ Adn™p. F√mhcpw hfsc AhmkvXhnIambn \ng¬t]mse \S∂p. AXn\nSbv°v eXnI FhnsSt∏msb∂v Abmƒ A¤pXs∏´p. Abmƒ t]mtI≠ Imcyw Hm¿Øp. kq´v t Ikv HXp°nbn´n√. Imcyamsbm∂pw HXp°m\n√. amdm\p≈ j¿´pw ]m‚pw FSp°Ww. kq´vtIkv Xpd∂t∏mgmWv Abmƒ I≠Xv. Kncois‚ DSp∏pIƒ hmcn°q´n C´ncn°p∂p. H∏w Ahs‚ Ifnt°m∏pIfpw. d∫dns‚ Hcp \mbv ° p´n, Hcp Xoh≠n, \o≠ IgpØp≈ ]q®Ip´n. t\m°n s°m≠ncns° Kncoi≥ thsdbpw km[\ßfpambn hcp∂p≠mbncp∂p. ^mcIvkns‚ Sn≥, ]m¬ Iq´m\p≈ Ãnd¿. Abmƒ HmSns®∂v AsX√mw hmßn h®p. tams\, \o C{]mhiyw A—s‚ H∏w hcp∂n√. tam\pw AΩbpw IqSn ASpØ {]mhiyw Nq®q s{Sbv\n¬ h∂m¬ aXos´m. Knco®m, A—m ]q∆m. Ah≥ ]d™p. Ah≥ Sn∂pw Ãnddpw AbmfpsS ssIbn¬\n∂v hmßn kq´vtIkn¬ \nt£]n®v, ho≠pw Ft¥m km[\߃ FSp°m≥ [rXnbn¬ HmSnt∏mbn. kq´vtIkn¬ NnXdn°nS∂ Ip´nbpSp∏pIƒ FSpØpam‰m≥ Abmƒ°p Ign™n√. Abmƒ Xf¿∂ncp∂p. apØ—s‚ i–w tI´p. cho, t]mhmdmbncn°p∂p. SmIvkn Ct∏mƒ hcpw. Abmƒ Fgpt∂‰p bm{¥nIambn hkv{Xw am‰n. eXnI FhnsS? apØ—≥ tNmZn®p. adp]Sn Bcn¬\n∂pw h∂n√. F¥m, Rm≥ tNmZn®Xv Bcpw tI´n√, F∂pt≠m? Ahƒ tamfnemWv. hmXneS®n´ncnIymWv. AΩΩ ]d™p. F¥m AhfhnsS sNøp∂Xv? \n°dnbn√. Ahƒ H∏w t]mIp∂ns√¶nepw tÃj≥hscsb¶nepw chnbpsS H∏w s]mbv°qsS? Fs¥mcp

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Wnt√y? G? {]Imi≥ tNmZn®p. kmdv hoSv amdvWnt√y? Cs∂{Xm¥nbmsW∂dntøm? Abmƒ Ie≠dn¬ t\m°n. s^{_phcn Ign™ncn°p∂p. am¿®v H∂v. At∏mƒ kmdv amdvWn√y? tKm]me≥ ho≠pw. {]Imi∂v a\ nembn√. Abmƒ tem[nt°mf\nbn¬ ¢m v h¨ B∏ok¿amcpsS ^vfm‰pIfnsem ∂nse k¿h‚ vkv Izm¿t´gvkn¬ Xmakn°pIbmWv. aq∂mw \nebn¬. Atem´n AbmtfmSp amdm≥ Bhiys∏´n´n√. amkØnsemcn°¬ hmSI hmßm≥ hcptºmƒ A√msX {]Imi≥ Atem´nsb ImWmtdbn√. Abmƒ tNmZn®p. Rms\¥n\p amdWw? tKm]me≥ A¤pXw \Sn®p. kmdv ]pdtØs°m∂p t\m°q. tKm]me≥ ISem ps]mXnIfp≈ k©nbpw c≠v Aepan\nbw Xq°p]m{Xßfpw Xq°n t]mIp∂Xv Abmƒ t\m°n. ]ns∂ Fgpt∂‰v P\eneqsS ]pdtØ°p t\m°n. \oemImiw, AXn¬ Hcp shfpØ taL°odv. Abmƒ Ahi\mbn. Xncn®p NqSnNm¿∏mbn¬ h∂p InS∂p. At∏mƒ AXmWp kwKXn. Rm≥ IcpXtemsS Ccn°mØXpsIm≠v AXp s]s´∂p h∂v Fs∂ A¤pXs∏SpØnbncn°p∂p. BImiØns‚ Nmc\ndw Ft∏mgmWp \oebmbXv? {]Imi∂v InS°m≥ Ign™n√. Fgpt∂‰p. I´nbp≈ cPmbn aS°nsh®p. ]ns∂ tcma°p∏mbß sf√mw Hmtcm∂mbn FSpØp aS°n s]´nbn¬ sh®p. hnjaap≠mbncp∂p. ImcWw, AbmfpsS Hcp ssI πmÃdnembncp∂p. aq∂mgvN apºp≠mb A]ISØn¬ AbmfpsS CSsØ ssIsb√v s]m´n bncp∂p. C∂p cmhnse tUmŒsd ImtW≠ ZnhkamWv. t]mIp∂ hgn°v tcma°p∏mb߃ Ae°p ]oSnIbn¬ sImSp°msa∂v Abmƒ Hm¿Øp. C∂p sImSpØns√¶n¬ Cu sIm√w apgph≥ Ae°ep≠mhn√. s]´nbn¬\n∂v tcma°p∏mbßsf√mw ]pdtØs°SpØp. ISemkn¬ s]mXn™p Nm¿∏mbn¬ sh®p. tUmŒsd F{XaWn°p t]mbmemWp ImWm≥ ]‰pI F∂dnbn√. Ign™ c≠p {]mhiyhpw t]mbXv cmhntetbm sshIpt∂ctam F∂bmƒ°v Hm¿Ωn°m≥ ]‰nbn√. Nm¿∏mbns‚ ASnbn¬\n∂v jqkv Xncs™SpØp. tkmIvkv km[mcWtb°mƒ \mdp∂p≠v. \mdp∂ tkmIvkpw, Nfn]nSns®m´nb Xqhmebpw ImcWw Bƒ°mcpsS apºn¬ A[nIt\cw Ccn°m≥ Abmƒ C„s∏´n√. tlm´en¬ DuWpIgn™v ssIIgpInbm¬ Xqhme ]pdsØSp°m≥ ss[cys∏Sm sX ssIIƒ Ioibn¬ XncpIn XpSbv°pIbmWp ]Xnhv. jqkntS≠ F∂p Xocpam\n®p. sNcn∏p aXn. Abmƒ Fgpt∂‰p taita¬ InS°p∂ {]mX¬ s]mXn ssIbnseSpØp. Xpd°m≥ IgnbmsX Xmsg sh®p. tKm]met\mSp ]e {]mhiyw ]d™XmWv s]mXnbnse¥msW∂p ]dbcpsX∂v. D≈nep≈ clkyadnbptºmƒ Xpd°m≥ Ignbmdn√. Abmƒ {]mX¬ Ign°msX ]pdØndßn. tImWn∏SnIƒ ]IpXn Nhn´nbndßnbt∏mƒ Ae°p]oSnIbn¬ sImSp°m\pt±in® tcma°p∏mbßsfSpØn´ns√∂v Hm¿Ωh∂p. ]t£, C{X t\¿sØ Ae°p ]oSnI Xpd∂ns√∂p hcmw. FSp°mØXp \∂mbn. tImWn∏SnIƒ°p Xmsg DtØPnX\mb IcpWmIc≥: In´nsbtSm, In´n. Ahkm\w! s\‰nbn¬\n∂v hnb¿∏p XpS®pam‰n IcpWmIc≥ ]dbp∂p: In´n. Rm≥ c£s∏´p. C∂p cmhnse Xs∂ icnbmbns√¶n¬ F¥mbncp∂p KXn? Hcp amkw IqSn ChnsS, Mpw! Rm≥ c£s∏´p. {]Imi≥ Aºc∂p \n∂p. IcpWmIcs\ DtØPnX\mbn I≠n´p≠v. ]t£, CXpt]mse Hcn°epw I≠n´n√. Abmƒ°p kwKXn a\ nembn√. Abmƒ tNmZn®p. F¥mWp In´nbXv? IcpWmIc≥ Hcp \nanjw AbmfpsS aqVXbn¬ kvXw`n®p \n∂p. ]ns∂ ]d™p. F\n°p ^vfm‰v In´n Bhq! Cu th\en\v Rm≥ c£s∏´p. C{Xtb D≈p. Abmƒ Bizkn®p. IcpWmIcs\∏‰n Hcp Nn{Xw hcbv ° pIbmsW¶n¬, IqSp≠m°m≥ km[\߃ sImØn°q´p∂ Hcp InfnsbbmWp hcbv ° pI. Abmƒ Ct∏mƒ Xmakn°p∂ apdnbn¬ Hcp sIm®p kz¿§w kr„n®ncn°bmWv. hmXnen\pw P\en\pw `wKnbp≈ Nph∂ I¿´≥. hncnbp≈ h´taita¬ tdUntbm. tdUntbmhn∂p apIfn¬ Hcp ]qØ´v. Hcp aqebn¬ thsdmcp

h´taita¬ kv^SnI∏m{XØn¬ sh≈w \nd®v Hcp aWnπm‚ v. hne]nSn® hncn∏p hncn® kv{]nMvI´n¬. Nphcn¬ a™paqSnb `qhn`mKßfpw ]q°fpw kpe`ambp≈ Hcp kznkv Ie≠¿. FhnsSbmWv Xm≥ hosSSpØncn°p∂Xv? kuØv FIvk‰≥j\n¬, H∂mw\nebnemWv. AXpsIm≠v kΩdn¬ sh≈Øn\p hnjaap≠mhn√. \√ ÿeamWv. Hcp apdn, _m¬°Wn, ASp°f, Npacn¬ henb hm¿Uvtdm_v..... shfn®w IS°mØ hensbmcp Kpl. AXn¬ \n∂v Dƒ∏ncnhpIƒ. a¨`nØnIfn¬ IpØn\n¿Ønb ]¥ßƒ. IØn® ]¥hpta¥n Hcp Kplbn¬ \n∂v as‰mcp Kplbnte°v, ]ns∂ thsdm∂nte°p {]bmWw. th´mbmSn∏nSn® arKØns‚ Cd®n Xobnen´p thhn®p Xcp∂ XSn®ns∏Æv H∏w InS°phm≥. ]ns∂ aeIfn¬ tX≥Npcbv°bpambn Ae®n¬. Rm≥ t]ms´, IcpWmIc≥ ]d™p, km[\ßsf√mw ]mbv°psNøWw. IcpWmIcs\ Abmƒ Xpdn®p t\m°n. ]ns∂ H‰bv°mbt∏mƒ {]Imi≥ ]pdØndßn sKbv‰p IS∂p. ]pdØp≈ ImgvN A¤pXs∏SpØp∂Xmbncp∂p. tIm´aXn¬ t]mse \nev°p∂ a™ s°´nS߃. AhbpsS hnhn[ sKbv‰pIfn¬ Htcm∂nepw Hmtcm IpXnch≠n \nev°p∂p. Ahbn tebv°v ho´pkmam\߃ Ib‰pIbmWv. Cu ImgvN X¬°metØ°p {]Imis\ \n›e\m°n. skkn¬ Znans√mhns‚ ss__nƒ Nn{X߃ hoXnbp≈ Xnc»oebn¬ ImWp∂t]mse. C{Xb[nIw Bƒ°m¿ Cu tImf\n hn´pt]mIbmtWm? ho≠pw t\m°nbt∏mƒ a\ nembn. IpXnc h≠nIƒ am{Xa√, D¥ph≠nIƒ, temdnIƒIqSn. ]›mØekwKoXØn\pth≠n sNhntbm¿Øv {]Imi≥ \S∂p. A¥co£Øn\p h∂ am‰w Abmƒ a\ nem°n. Abmƒ Zo¿Lizmkw hn´p. Np‰pw hoSpamdens‚ Xnc°v, IpXncIfpsS Nn\®n¬, B⁄Iƒ, hml\ßfpsS apcƒ®. Ahbv°nSbneqsS {]Imi≥ Bhpwhn[w thKØn¬ \S∂p. Abmƒ hfsc Akzÿ\mbncp∂p. πmÃdn´ ssI thZ\n®p. C∂v ]t£, πmÿ FSpØpIfbmsa∂mWv tUmŒ¿ ]d™ncp∂Xv. Cu thZ\bp≈t∏mƒ tUmŒ¿ Xocpam\w am‰ntb°mw. ¢n\n°n¬ Xnc°mbncp∂p. ]pdØv tUmŒdpsS t]scgpXnb XInSn∂p Xmsg Hu´v Fs∂gpXnbn cp∂p. tUmŒ¿ htc≠ kabamhpt∂ D≠mhp. {]Imi≥ AIØp IS∂n√. F¥mWp sNtø≠Xv? Xncn®p apdnbn¬ t]mIm≥ a\ phcp∂n√. tlm´en¬ t]mbn Im∏nIpSn°mw. Abmƒ am¿°‰nte°p \S∂p. hgn°v t]tcm¿Ωbn√mØ Hcp kvt\lnXs\ I≠p. Abmƒ Hcp a¨Iehpw Xmßn hcnIbmWv. Fßs\bp≠v Iew? c≠p ZnhktØ°p sh≈w ]nSn®psh°mw, At√? C\n NqSn¬ CXns√¶n¬ c£bn√. AbmfpsS t]scs¥∂v {]Imi≥ BtemNn°pIbmbncp∂p. c≠p{]mhiyw ]d™pX∂n´pw Hm¿Ωn°m≥ ]‰p∂n√. tlm´en¬ ]cnNbap≈ apJ߃. an\pks∏SpØnb D]Nmchm°pIƒ. tKm]me≥ Xncn®v tlm´ en¬ FØnbncn∂p. AbmfpsS apJw XnI®pw Imcyam{X {]k‡ambncp∂p. F¥mWp th≠Xv? Im∏nbmbncn°pw. At√? {]Imi≥ Xebm´n. c≠phn[Øn¬ tKm]me≥ {]Imis\ A¤pXs∏SpØnbncp∂p. H∂maXv, AbmfpsS ZznapJw. apdnbn¬ tNmdp sIm≠phcptºmƒ Abmƒ Nncn°mdp≠v, Xami ]dbmdp≠v. ]t£, tlm´en¬ sh®p ImWptºmƒ Abmƒ XnI®pw A]cnNnXs\t∏msebmbncp∂p. c≠maXv, {]Imi∂p th≠sX¥msW∂v tKm]me\v tNmZn°msX a\ nemhp∂p. Im∏n \∂mbncp∂p. hdpØps]mSn® Im∏nbpsS kzmZv Abmƒ°n„ambncp∂p. s]s´∂v Abmƒ kvt\lnX≥ sIm≠pt]mb a¨Iehpw, AtXmsS a¨Iew hnev°p∂ ktØm hnt\bpw Hm¿Øp. aq∂mgvNbmbn, A]ISØn∂p tijw Abmƒ ktØmhns\ I≠n´n√. Hcp t{]a_‘w acymZbv°p \SØm≥Iq´n X\n°p Ignhn√. Im∏nIpSn aXnbm°n {]Imi≥ Fgpt∂‰p. ktØmhns\ Ct∏mƒØs∂ ImWWw. Abmƒ am¿°‰ns‚ ]n∂neqsS \ncØnte°p Ibdn, sdbn¬ apdn®p IS∂p. HmSbv°p apIfnep≈ ]mew IS∂v HmSbv ° cnIneqsS t]mIp∂ \ncØneqsS Abmƒ \S∂p. CSØphiØp \ncbmbn sI´nb a¨IpSnepIƒ. Ahbn¬ H∂n\papºn¬ ktØm Ccp∂ncp∂p. Ahƒ Hcp _©nencp∂v, j¿´p t]msebp≈ Ip∏mbw apºn¬ Aev]w s]m°n Ip´n°p ape sImSp°pIbmbncp∂p. {]Imis\ I≠t∏mƒ Ahƒ apesImSp°¬ \n¿Øn sN°s\ Xmsgsh®p. At∏mgmWv AbmfpsS πmÃdn´ ssI Ahƒ I≠Xv. tOm´m _m_phns‚ ssIbns\¥p]‰n? Abmƒ Nncn®p. AhfpsS kzcØn¬, apJ`mhØn¬ D¬°WvTbp≠mbncp∂p. Abmƒ ]d™p: kvIq´¿ ]d°ptam F∂p {ian®pt\m°n. Ahƒ aq°n¬ ssIsh®p. _m_pPn ^Sv^´n¬ t]mIp∂ t]m°p ImWptºmsg√mw Rm≥ ]dbmdp≠v. _m_pem¬ FhnsS?

asÆSp°m≥ t]mbncn°bmWv. _m_pemens‚ N{Iw ASpØpXs∂ \n›eambn sNcn™pInS∂ncp∂p. Abmƒ \mep `mKtØ°pw t\m°n. ASpØ a¨IpSnen∂p apºn¬ Ipd®p Ip´nIƒ Ifn°pIbmWv. AXn\pa∏pdØv Hcp s]Æv, Imdn¬ \n∂p Xe ]pdØn´p t\m°p∂ hb ∂v Iew hnev°pIbmWv. ktØm ]d™p. _m_pPn hcq! Ahƒ sN°s\ H°Øpsh®v IpSnente°p \qWpIS∂p. ]n∂mse Abmfpw. Ahƒ hmXn¬ AS ®p. Ip´nsb Xmsg sh®v AbmfpsS ASpØp h∂v AbmfpsS CSsØ ssI∏Sw XtemSn. thZ\bpt≠m tOm´m_m_q? Iptds». Abmƒ hesØ ssIsIm≠v Ahsf Acs°´neqsS ASp∏n®p, AhfpsS sNhnbn¬ Npw_n®p. \o kpµcnbmWp ktØm! AbmfpsS ssI AhfpsS j¿´ns‚ ASnbneqsS Ibdn, an\pØ hbdn∂p taseIqSn apIfnte°v. AbmfpsS ssIIƒ°p hn{iaw In´nbn√. Ahƒ s]s´∂p hn´pamdn. Xncn™p\n∂v j¿´v XebneqsS hen®qcn, Nm¿∏mbn¬ {]Imis‚ ASpØp h∂ncp∂p. j¿´pw ]m‚pw Agn°m≥ Ahƒ Abmsf klmbn®p. \·cmbt∏mƒ Ahƒ tNmZn®p: Cu ssIbpw sh®v Fßs\bmWv? Ah¿ Nm¿∏mbn¬ InS∂p. πmÃdn´ Hcp ssI hneßpXSnbmbn h∂p. Hc]cnNnXhkvXphns\ t∏mse Abmƒ AXns\ t\m°n. at‰tXm ImeØn¬ \n∂v, at‰tXm temIØn¬\n∂p h∂ Hcp hnNn{X hkvXp. t\m°ns°m≠ncns° AXns‚ \ndw amdn ØpSßn. BZyw ISpwNph∏v, ]ns∂ Xhn´p\ndw, ]ns∂ ]®. Abmƒ Ip´nbmbncp∂t∏mƒ Du™memSptºmƒ kqcys\ s]s´∂p t\m°n IÆSbv°m dp≠mbncp∂p. IÆSbv°ptºmƒ kqcy≥ D≠m°nb Omb IÆn¬ ]Xn™Xp \ndw amdns°m≠ncn °pw, Ahkm\w aßn C√mXmhp∂Xp hsc. ktØmhns‚ Ne\߃ Abmƒ Hcp kz]v\Ønse∂t]mse Adnbp∂p≠mbncp∂p. _m_pPn shdpsX InS∂m¬ aXn. ktØmhns‚ hniZamb Hcp°ßƒ Hcp Ip´nsb t\m°p∂ IuXpItØmsS, hm’eytØmsS {]Imi≥ t\m°n°≠p. Abmƒ°p klmbn°m≥ Ign™n√. {iaw hfsc t¢iIcambncp∂p. Ahƒ ]cmPbs∏Sp∂Xpw, Hcp InXt∏msS AbmfpsS AcpIn¬ InS°p∂Xpw Abmƒ Adn™p, ]ns∂ hfsc ZqscsbhnsS\nt∂m F∂t]mse ktØmhns‚ i–w: Ignbp∂n√ _m_pPo. kmcan√. heXpssIsIm≠v Ahsf X∂nte°p tN¿Øp Npw_n®psIm≠v Abmƒ ]d™p. Rm\n t∏mƒ tUmŒdpsS ASptØ°p t]mIpIbmWv. C∂p πmÿ Agn°pw. AXp Ign™m¬ ]gba´mIpw. Ahƒ hfsc \ncmis∏´ncp∂p. tOm´m _m_phn∂pth≠n H∂pw sNøm≥ ]‰nbn√. Abmƒ ]d™p: F\n°p hni°p∂p. Rm≥ sdm´nbp≠m°nØcmw _m_pPo. Ahƒ Fgpt∂‰v ss]PmabpSpØp. amhp Ipg®v sdm´nbp≠m°m≥ XpSßn. sdm´n ]cØptºmƒ AhfpsS apeIƒ CfIp∂Xv Abmƒ InS∂p sIm≠p t\m°n. ¢n\n°n¬ Xnc°p Ipd™n´p≠mbncp∂p. Npacn¬ Xd® BWnbn¬ Xq°nb Im¿Un¬\n∂v HscÆw FSpØv Abmƒ tkm^bn¬ t]mbncp∂p. \º¿ 13. Akm[mcWambn H∂pw Abmƒ°p tXm∂nbn√. AbmfpsS P∑Zn\hpw Hcp ]Xnaq∂mw XobXnbmbncp∂p. F√mhcpw Im¿Upw ]nSn®v Kuchambn Ccn°pIbmWv. amknIIƒ sh® Sot∏mbn°SpØncp∂ Hcp s]¨Ip´n sIm°tIme IpSn°p∂p. kvt{Sm AS™t∏mƒ Ahƒ AXp hens®dn™v t\cn´p IpSn°m≥ XpSßn. Xhn´p \ndØnep≈ {ZmhIw AhfpsS IhnfneqsS Hen®v t{^m°n¬ hogp∂Xv Abmƒ {i≤n®p. Abmƒ Akzÿ\mbn. ]m‚ns‚ Ioibnep≈ hrØnsI´ Xqhme Hm¿Ωh∂p. hnb¿°p∂ D≈wssI Abmƒ ]m‚n¬ XpS®p. Ahkm\w XSn® t\gvkv h∂v ]Xnaq∂mw \º¿ F∂p a[pcambn hnfn®t∏mƒ Abmƒ°mizm kambn. Abmƒ Fgpt∂‰p. AIØp tUmŒ¿ t^mWn¬ kwkmcn°pIbmbncp∂p: ......\n߃ BcpsS {^n÷v \∂m°nbXns‚ _n√mWv . F\n°b®ncn°p∂Xv ? .....C√t√m! AXnt∏mgpw ]gba´n¬ Øs∂bmWv. t]mcmØXn\v ho´n¬ sa°m\n°v h∂Xmbn `mcy ]d™Xp an√.... ¢n\n°ntet°m? AXn\p ¢n\n°nse {^n÷n∂p tIsSm∂pap≠mbncp∂n√s√m. F¥p t\scbm°nbn´mWv Cu 245 I.bpsS _n¬ sImSpØb®ncn°p∂Xv . ..? ho´nte°v C∂pXs∂ sa°m\n°ns\ hoSq... kΩdmWp hcp∂Xv. {]Imi∂p Nncn°m≥ Ign™n√. tUmŒdpsS i–w Ipdbp∂Xpt]mse tXm∂n. ]ns∂∏ns∂ Xosc Ahy ‡ambn. t^m¨sh°p∂ i–w tI´t∏mƒ {]Imi≥ sR´nbpW¿∂p. tUmŒ¿ tNmZn®p. Ct∏mƒ thZ\bpt≠m?

Ipsds». HcmgvNIqSn shbn‰p sNøpIbmWp \√Xv. sNmdn®neps≠¶n¬ Cu¿°n¬ πmÃdns‚ AIØn´p sNmdn™m¬ aXn. kmcan√. πmÃdgn®m¬ HcmgvNbv°Iw ho≠pw kvIq´tdmSn°mdmhpw. t]msc? Hcp henb ^enXw. tUmŒ¿ Dds° Nncn®p. ]ns∂ kΩds√ hcp∂Xv. Cu \in® \KcØn¬ \n∂p c£s∏tSt≠? Ftßm´p t]mIm\mWp Xo¿®bm°nbncn°p∂Xv? Ipfq hmenbnte°p s]mbvt°mfq. \√ ÿeamWv. Ign™sIm√w R߃ Atßm´mWp t]mbXv. C{]mhiyw Du´n°p t]mIm\mWv `mcy ]dbp∂Xv. F{X Zpcap≠v?.... apJØp ]‰n∏nSn® Nncnbpambn F{X t\cw Ccp∂psh∂v {]Imi∂dnbn√. ]ns∂∏ns∂ i–ß sf√mw Ahy‡amhpIbpw, tUmŒdpw tNºdpw Ccp≠ Kmednbn¬ Xq°nbn´ Hcp ]gInb Nn{Xw t]mse aßpIbpw sNbvXt∏mƒ {]Imi≥ ]Wns∏´v Fgpt∂‰p. hmXn¬ X∏n∏nSn®p Xpd∂p. hmXn¬ Hcp ]SpIq‰≥ tIm´hmXn¬t]msebpw AXn\p Nph´n¬ kzbw Hcp Cu®sbt∏mse sNdpXmbpw {]Imi ∂p tXm∂n. Abmƒ Hcp hn[w ]pdØp IS∂p. ]pdsØ temIw Abmƒ°p hnNn{XambntØm∂n. shfn®w \nd™ lmfnse Xnc»oebn¬ ImWn°p∂ Ne®n{Xw t]mse BfpIfpw sI´nSßfpw, sdbn¬th tÃj\pw aßn A]cnNnXambntØm∂n. Cu hgnbn¬°qSnØs∂bmtWm Xm≥ h∂Xv? aeIƒ°nSbnse Hcp Kplbnte°p t]mhpIbmsW∂v Abmƒ kzbw h©n®p. Kplbv°p≈n¬ Npacn¬ IpØn\n¿Ønb ]¥ßƒ. IØn® ]¥hpta¥n Hcp Kplbn¬ \n∂p as‰m∂nte°p {]bmWw. Xm≥ AsºbvXpsIm∂ arKØns‚ amwkw Xobnen´p thhn°p∂ XSn® apeIfp≈ s]Æv. AhfpsS hnb¿∏p hmk\n®psIm≠p≈ klib\w. {]Imi≥ sKbv‰v IS∂p. sKbv‰n\IØp ap‰Øp \n∂ IpXnch≠nbnte°p ho´pkmam\߃ Ib‰p∂Xv IcpWmIc\msW∂v Abmƒ°p a\ nembn√. F√mw ckw AS¿∂ apJIÆmSnbn¬ ImWp∂ t]mse Ahy‡hpw inYnehpambncp∂p, kmh[m\Øn¬ tImWnIbdn aq∂mw\nebn seØn. t]mIptºmƒ apdn ]q´m≥ ad∂psh∂v At∏mgmWp a\ nembXv. Abmƒ I´nen¬ h∂ncp∂p. InS°bn¬ sh® s]mXn \nh¿Øn. tcma°p∏mb߃ Hmtcmt∂mtcm∂mbn FSpØp [cn®p. kvIm¿^v FSpØp IgpØn¬ Np‰n. ]ns∂ aS°nsh® cPmbn FSpØp \nh¿Øn AXn\p≈nte°p \qWpIbdn. bmsXmcp ap∂dnbn∏pw XcmsX, bm{Xt]mepw ]dbmsX t]mb Xs‚ C„ImapInsb Hm¿Øp hnjmZn®v Abmƒ InS∂p.

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amdn. sshIpt∂cw AbmfpsS ss_°ns‚ i–w tIƒ°m\mbn AgnIfpff sSd n¬ ImØp\nev°p tºmƒ NqSp Im‰v AhfpsS IÆpIsf thZ\∏n®p. Hcp Znhkw Ah¿ t\m°ns°m≠ncns° B‘n h∂p. Zqsc\n∂p Xs∂ AXns‚ s]mSn]Se߃ Ah¿ I≠p. Abmƒ ]d™p. Ahkm\w s]mSn°m‰p h∂p. C\nsbm∂p XWp°pw. ]n∂oSv B‘n `qanbmsI s]mSn hnXdns°m≠v IS∂p t]mbt∏mƒ, A¥co£w XWpØt∏mƒ, Abmƒ ]d™Xv kz]v\amtWm AtXm Xm≥ icn°pw tI´XmtWm F∂v Ahƒ AXnibn®p. th\en¬, Ah¿ sSd n¬ BImiØn\p Iogn¬ Nm¿∏mbn¬ InS° hncn®p InS∂p. \KcØns‚ {]`m]qcØn¬ aßnb \£{XßfpsS t]cpIƒ Abmƒ Ahƒ°p ]d™p sImSpØp. AbmfpsS \·amb hncn™ s\©n¬ apJaa¿Øn Ahƒ, Abmƒ ]dbp∂Xp aqfnt°´p. ag XpSßnbt∏mƒ, Abmƒ Hm^okn¬ t]mImsX eoshSpØp ho´nencp∂ Znhkw ]pdØndbØv C‰phogp∂ agØp≈nIfpw, AIse BchtØmsS ASp°p∂ agbpsS i‡nbpw t\m°n AbmfpsS BenwK\Øn¬ Ahƒ InS∂p. Ahƒ Ip´n°meØv , I\Ø agbv ° ptijw CdbØphoW sh≈w henb NmepIfmbn HgpIptºmƒ ISemkptXmWnIƒ Hgp°nbncp∂Xv AbmtfmSp ]d™p. Abmƒ Akzÿ\mbn. Ahƒ°v Abmfn√mØ, AbmfdnbmØ Hcp Ip´n°meap≠mbncps∂∂v Abmƒ Hm¿Øncp∂n√. Abmƒ Akqbmephmbn. ags]bvXp \\™ aÆn¬ sNSnIfpsS hnØpIƒ apf®p Ipºn´p \nev°p∂ hnimeamb ]dºp≈ Hcp ho´nse Ip´n°mew Abmƒ Hm¿Øp. \nd s™mgpIp∂ Ipfw, AXn¬ hmgØSnIƒ Iq´nbn´v NßmSap≠m°n Xpg™pIfn®Xv, ]pXpXmbn Infp¿Ø CeIfpsS amZIK‘w. sshIpt∂cw hncnbp∂ ]n®I∏q°fpsS aWw. AXn\p apºv hfsc Ip´nbmbncp∂t∏mƒ cm{Xn, CSnbpw agbpap≠mIptºmƒ Hcp `oIcP¥p hoSn\p Np‰pw HmSn \S°pIbmsW∂ `oXnbm¬ AΩtbmSp tN¿∂p InS∂t∏mƒ, Ad_n°Sens‚ Ccº¬ Hcp cm£knbpsS Xmcm´p]m´mbn h∂v Xs∂ Akzÿ\m°nbncp∂p. Ip´n°mew Ahsc At\ym\yw AI‰n. Ahy‡amb Hcp thZ\tbmsS Ah¿ AXp a\ nem°n. Abmƒ Ahsf IqSpX¬ Aa¿Øn Npw_n®p. Ahƒ ]d™p: \ap°p Ip´n°mew th≠ As√? hnhmlhm¿jnIØn\p ÃpUntbmhn¬ AhfpsS tXmfn¬ ssIbn´v, t^mt´m{Km^¿ Bhiys∏´ Nncn XpScm≥ {]bmkambn \n∂t∏mƒ, sshIpt∂cw hm¿jnIw BtLmjn°m≥ X´n¬ \n∂p Xqßnb jm‚enbdpIfn¬ aßnb hnf°pIfpw, taita¬ sh≈nØ´n¬ IØn®psh® sagpIpXncnbpap≈ dtÃmd‚n¬ apJtØmSpapJw t\m°n `£Ww Ign°ptºmƒ ssIamdnb Hcp ]p©ncnbpsS am[pcyw BkzZn°ptºmƒ, ]ns∂ cm{Xn ho≠pw cPmbn°p≈n¬ hnImc`cnXcmbn ss\anjnIambn tXm∂nb DdßmØ aWn°qdpIƒ ]¶nSptºmƒ, Ah¿ c≠pt]mcpw aWnbdbn¬\n∂v Hcp KqVmtemN\bv°p tijw HmSnt∏mbhcmsW∂ Imcyw Abmƒ ho≠pw Hm¿Øp. ZnhkßfpsS ssZ¿Lyw {ItaW IqSnbt∏mƒ, XWp∏pamdn kqcy≥ ho≠pw s]mSn \nd™ Nmc \ndamb BImiØn¬ bm{X XpSßnbt∏mƒ Ahƒ Akzÿbmbn. AbmfpsS ss_°ns‚ i–w tIƒ°m≥ Dgdn \nev°th GIm¥X Hcp \ng¬ t]mse Ahƒ°p Np‰pw IqSnbt∏mƒ Ahƒ tXßn. Abmƒ h∂t∏mƒ AhfpsS Ihnfn¬ At∏mgpw DWßnbn´n√mØ IÆocns‚ ImcWw Adn™ t∏mƒ ]d™p. C{Xtbbp≈p Imcyw? AXn\p \ap°v hgnbp≠m°mw. Ahƒ kt¥mjn®p. Ahƒ Ip™nbpSp∏pIƒ°p≈ XpWnIƒ hmßpIbpw, cm{Xn Hcp sNdp NncntbmsS Ah Xp∂pIbpw sNbv X t∏mƒ Abmƒ Ahfn¬ \n∂pw AI∂v , Ahsf kz]v \ mS\Øn\mbn hn´v , tdUntbmhn¬ h∂ bphm≥ {„m ns‚ hm¬Svkv tI´p. ASpØXv Ip´ntb∏‰nbp≈ k¶ev]ßfmbncp∂p. \ΩpsS tam\v F¥m t]cnSzm? tamt\m? tam≥Xs∂bmIpsa∂mcp ]d™p? tam≥ Xs∂tb Bhq. \o Xp∂p∂Xp apgph≥ B¨Ip´n°p≈ DSp∏mtWm? Cu Ip´ns°m∂padnbn√. Ip´n Iƒ°p≈ DSp∏v F√mw H∂mWv. Hcp hbs ¶nepw Bbmte DSp∏n¬ hyXymkw D≠mIq. ho´n¬ \n∂v AΩbpsS IØpIfn¬ ip{iqjbpsS hnhcßfp≠mbncp∂p. bm{Xtb∏‰nbpw. Ggmw amkw Xs∂ hcpIbmWp \√Xv. AXn\ptijw bm{X \∂√. Rm≥ t]mbm¬ iin I„s∏Snt√? Ahƒ tNmZn®p. \ap°p {]khw ChnsSØs∂bmbmtem? F\n°p t]SnbmWv. Abmƒ ]d™p. BZysØ {]khw AΩbpsS ASpØpXs∂ Bbvt°ms´. iin Hm^okn¬ t]mbm¬ GXm\pw aWn°q¿ Ign®pIq´pIXs∂ F\n°v F¥phnjaamsWt∂m! At∏mƒ \ns∂ ImWmsX aq∂pamkw Fßs\ Ign®pIq´pw N¥°mcm? {ItaW AhfpsS apJsØ {]kmZw Ipd™ph∂p. Ahƒ Nn¥m[o\bmhpIbpw, kzbw X∂nte°v Du¿∂ndßpIbpw sNbvXt∏mƒ, GXm\pw Znhk߃°p≈n¬ Ahsf ]ncn™ncnt°≠n hcpsa∂ Adnhv Abmsf ]oUn∏n®p. cm{XnIfn¬ Ahsf Hcp sIm®p Ip´nsbt∏mse X∂nte°Sp∏n®v AhfpsS hb¿ XtemSn, Npw_n®p.

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