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    “nhIN gurcrn, qUM ieMj Ausdf iqRskfr krky TIk nhIN kIqf.” Bjn AusnUM tYlIPLon `qy smJf rhI sI.

    “pqf nhI kdy kdy mYQoN kI ho jFdY.” Auh afpxI mfnisk asmrwQf jLfhr kr rhI sI.

    “vyK mYN qyrIaF BYxF vrgI hF. qyry dwuK drd nUM cMgI qrF smJdI hF. qUM ijMny ipafr ivhUxy pl iekwl ivc ivqfey, Auh mYnUM pqY. mYN qF ikrpfl nUM jfxdI vI nhI. ho skdY, Auh vI iksy rohI dy ruK dI qrF iksy ipafr dy somyN dI AuzIk krdf irhf hovy. pr jy qUM inBfAux jogI nhIN sI qF aYnI dUr jfky AusdI cfhq nhIN sI jgfAuxI.”

    ”pr Bjn, awj dy jLmfny ivc kwcy kuafry sfkF df twutxf koeI nvIN….”

    “pr qusIN dovyN qF Aus sImf qoN ikMny awgy vD cuwky sI. ijwQoN qwk mYN socdI hF, qyry pRqI Ausdf snyh syj-sFJ qoN bhuq AuWcf sI. ijs qrF df syvf Bfv qy cfa mlHfr df jjLbf Aus bMdy ivc qUM afp dwisaf sI, qUM qF koeI moqI puMn kIqy hoxy aYN ijhVf quhfzf sMjog ho igaf.”

    “pqf nhI mYN ikMnI ku TIk hF, pr sfzI ivcfr-Dfrf ivc iek vwzf PLrk hY. AusnUM pqnI cfhIdI hY, qy mYnUM kyvl iek kmpYnIan. kuJ vryH iek pqI dIaF bMdsLF qoN mukq ho ky mYN mihsUs kIqf hY ik aOrq iksy nfl bwJ ky ikMnf kuJ kurbfn krdI hY.”

    “gurcrn, eys vyly ijLd ivc qUM qsvIr df iewko pfsf vyK rhI hYN. mMn ilaf ik qUM afriQk pwKoN sOKI hYN, pr sdIvI iekwl iensfn nUM Gux vFg KFdI hY. Auh nf hovy ik jdoN qYnUM ies df aihsfs hovy qF bhuq dyr ho cuwkI hovy.”

    “ho skdY mYN ijLMdgI dy aYsy cOrfhy qy KVHI hF, ijwQy iksy pfsy nUM jfx dy vI spsLt sMkyq nhI imldy.”

    “vyK! jy Auh GVI GVI qYnUM PLon krdf hY. Auh qyrI afvfjL suxn nUM awj vI qrsdY. qyrf ivCoVf nf shfrdy hoey Aus ny qyry jnm idn qy mubfrk dyx leI do sLbd sFJy krny cfhy, Aultf qUM AusnUM pulIs dI DmkI dy ky cuwp krf idwqf. eyhI iswiKaf hY asIN amrIkf dI klcr `coN?”

    “qUM afp hI dws mYN kI krdI, jy myry bwcy hI Aus nUM…?”

    “iehnF bwicaf ny AuzfrI mfridaF ibMd nIN lOxf gurcrn. iensfnI kdrF kImqF nUM prKxf iswK. awj koeI qYnUM eynf cfhuMdf hY ik AusnUM qyrI sLkl qoN ibnf hor koeI sLkl nhIN idsdI. qyry nfm qoN ibnf hor koeI nfm Xfd nhIN. qUM do awKr ipafr dy ilK ky Byj dyh, Aus ny qyry sfry KLUn muafPL kr dyxy ny.”

    “Pyr qF Esy dI ijwq hoeI.”

    “ipafr ivc kdy koeI ijwq hfr df svfl nhIN huMdf kmlIey. jy ieh tuwtI gMZI geI qF quhfzI dohF dI hI ijwq ho jfxI hY.”

    gurcrn qy Bjn pwkIaF shylIaF sn. dovyN kdy inAUjrsI dy aYiljLbYQ tfAUn ivc kol kol rihMdIaF sn, qy ‘inAUklIar mYzIsn’ dy iek afiPLs ivc kMm krdIaF sn. hr sMzy kdy ‘ibRjvftr’ gurdvfry cly jfxf, kdy ‘ircmMz-ihwl’ inAUXfrk dy lMgr dI syvf krn. AuhnF ivc eynF gUVH sI ik skIaF BYxF lgdIaF sn. dohF dy bwcy iek dUsry dy hfxI sn. dovyN hI iewko gwloN prysLfn sn, ik ‘amrIkf kI afey, bwcy hwQoN inwkl gey.’

    kuJ sfl iekwTy rihx mgroN Bjn dy pqI imhr isMG ny afpxf ibjLnYs ‘aflbnI’ sLihr jf ky sLurU kr idwqf. ijs krky Bjn nUM vI nOkrI AuWQy jf ky lwBxI peI. pr dohF df ipafr eyny PLfsly dy bfvjUd vI Gwt nf hoieaf. gurcrn hr gurpurb `qy prvfr smyq zrfeIv krky Bjn kol, ‘awp-styt’ gurdvfry clI jFdI. Pyr jdoN Ausdf pqI jsvMq, ‘ikznIjL’ dI Gfqk bImfrI qoN gRisq sI, Bjn hPLqf hPLqf afpxy kMm df hrjf krky vI Aus df hwQ vMzfx jFdI.

    jsvMq dI cfr sfl lMmI bImfrI ny ijvyN gurcrn df lwk qoV idwqf hovy. Ausdy pqI dy do gYs-stysLn sn. Auh afpxI nOkrI krdI. ibjLnYs dy pRbMDF bfry krmcfrIaF nfl qfl myl rwKdI. bwcy qy Gr sMBfldI hoeI pqI dI qImfrdfrI krdI. idny rfq iek cwkI vFg ipsdI rihMdI. sUKm ijhf srIr, pr pqf nhI rwb ny AusnUM ikMnI sLkqI idwqI hovy.

    afKr jsvMq iek idn Ausdf sfQ Cwz igaf. jvfnI dI isKr `qy pqI dI mOq koeI mfmUlI hfdsf ikvyN ho skdf sI? nf Aus df koeI jIvn bImf. iksmq nfl, Bjn qy Ausdy pqI dy shfry ny AusnUM zolx nf idwqf. imhr isMG dI sUJ bUJ nfl gYs stysLnF df sOdf sfZy iqMn lwK zflrF ivc ho igaf. awDI rkm Ausny ‘imAUcUal PLMzjL’ ivc pf idwqI, qy bfkI pYsy leI pMj sflF dIaF iksLqF kr leIaF. so afriQk pwKoN AusdI zoldI neIaf kuJ siQr vyg nfl Pyr qurn lwg peI.

    gurcrn dI qflIm BfvyN AusdI nOkrI dI ‘spYisLaYiltI’ qoN vwKrI sI, pr Aus dI lgn, gRihx krn dI sLkqI aqy hr mn ipafry cwj-afcfr kfrn Auh afpxI ‘lYbfrtrI’ ivc iek suGV ‘tYknIsLn’ mMnI jFdI sI. Bjn dy ‘jfb’ Cwzx ipwCoN AusdI QF iek gorI kuVI ‘rfibn’ ny lY leI. ‘rfibn’ qlfk sLudf sI, gurcrn dI hfnx. ijs qrF aksr amrIkx lok lMmy nfm lYx qoN kqrFAuNdy ny, Ausdy nfl kMm krn vflIaF kuVIaF AusnUM gurcrn dI QF, ‘sLYrn’  kih ky bulfAuNdIaF. iPr hOlI hOlI AuhdIaF ieMzIan shylIaF ny vI Esy nfm nfl swdxf sLurU kr idwqf. ‘rfibn’ kMm ivc ‘sLYrn’ df pUrf sihXog idMdI. dovyN ‘lMc’ `qy kwTIaF jFdIaF. Ausdy mnmohk rveIey ny gurcrn dI iekwl df duK hor vI Gtf idwqf. Auh afpxy ‘buafey-PLrYNzjL’ bfry cuskIaF lY lY ky dsdI rihMdI. aksr kuVIaF vFg pVdy vflIaF gwlF krky, AuhnF ivckfr sFJ Bjn vFg hI gUVHI huMdI geI.

    “pItr’ BfvyN ivafihaf hoieaf hY, pr jdoN vI imlx afAuNdf hY, Aus ivc kuJ aYsI kisLsL hY ik mYN  ipafr ivc iKwcHI jFdI hF. ‘irijLst’ nhI kr skdI.” ‘lMc’ qoN vfps afAuNidaF iek idn Auh afpxy ‘plMbr’ dosq bfry gurcrn nUM dws rhI sI.

    “ikMny icr qoN jfxdI hYN qUM Aus nUM?”

    “koeI do ku sfl ho gey, iek idn myry ‘bfQrUm’ dI tUtI TIk krn afieaf sI. mYN qF pihlI qwkxI `qy hI Aus nUM cfhux lwg peI sF.”

    “Pyr?”

    “Pyr kI hoxf sI, Aus qoN bfad Auh hr hPLqy afAux lwg ipaf.”

    “tUtI TIk krn jF qYnUM?”

    “E sLwt-awp.’ Auh hws ky bolI. “pr myrI bytI ‘vYlrI’ nUM Auh bVf ipafr krdf hY.”

    “ieh qF clfk bMidaF dy KyKn huMdy ny.”

    “nhI ‘sLYrn’ Auh swc muwc bVf hI ‘svIt’ ivakqI hY.”

    “kdy ivafh bfry koeI gwl nhI hoeI?”

    “eyhI qF AulJn hY. kihMdY mYN afpxf twbr nhI Cwz skdf.”

    “pr ieh vMizaf vMizaf ipafr qYnUM ikvyN cMgf lgdY?” gurcrn ny gMBIr ho ky pwuiCaf.

    “pqf nhI. vYsy mYN mn nfl smJOqf kr ilaY. myrI sohxI nOkrI dy huMidaF pYsy dI qF koeI QuV nhIN, eys imlfp ivc myrI afqmk iqRpqI qF ho jFdI hY.”

    “qy sLrIrk?”

    “qUM bVI KcrI hYN…. qYnUM hr gwl df jvfb cfhIdY….” Ausny hsidaF hsidaF Aus dy moZy qy ptokI mfrI.

    “qUM dws BfvyN nF, pr qyry hfsy df aMdfjL sB kuJ ibafn kr irhY.”

    “aVIey! romFs df vI afpxf hI svfd hY. jdoN Auh sLfm nUM tYlIPLon qy GMtf GMtf gwlF krdY, pqf nhI ikEN icwq hI nhI Brdf.”

    “tYlIPLon kMpxI vfly Auhdy dosq hoxy ny, nhIN qF PLon ibwl ikhVy Gwt afAuNdy hoxgy?”

    “kuJ vI kih, PLon nfl awDf imlfp qF ho hI jFdY.”

    “qy ‘srivs-kfl’ krn vyly Auh bfkI df Gr pUrf kr jFdf hoxY.”

    “jfh prHy! mYN awgy qoN qyry nfl koeI gwl nhIN krnI.” qy hsdI hsdI afpxy kmry vwl clI geI.

    koeI iqMn ku vjy gurcrn nUM imisjL sMGf df PLon afieaf.

    “sLYrn!’ ibjLI qF nhI?”

    “QoVHI jhI. pr kI gwl?”

    “awj qUM kMm qoN ivhlI hoky myry Gr huMdI jfvyNgI?”

    “koeI Kfs gwl hY?”

    “hY qF Kfs hI, pr….”

    “mYnUM tYlIPLon qy nhIN dws skdy?”

    “dwsFgI qF qUM guwsy ho jfxY.”

    “aYsI ikhVI gwl hY?”

    “qyry irsLqy bfry….”         

“kI ? qusIN koeI mjLfk …?”

“nhIN ‘sLYrn!’ qUM mYnUM afpxI vwzI BYx smJdI hYN nF….”

    “hF pr….”

    “bws Pyr sux. mYN qy qyyry jIjy ny ‘ieMzIaf- tribAUn’ dy ‘vIklI’ aKbfr ivc qyry irsLqy bfry iesLiqhfr….”

    “vyt ey imint’ imisjL sMGf. jsvMq nUM gujLiraF ajy do sfl vI nhI hoey. lokIN kI…?”

    “qdy qF mYN qYnUM PLon `qy nhI sI dwsxf cfhuMdI. ‘E[ky[ sI XU lytr.”

    AusnUM imisjL sMGf qy ikMnf icr guwsf afAuNdf irhf. CyqI CyqI ‘lYb’ df hwQlf kMm Kqm krky Auh Gr afAuNdI hoeI socdI rhI. ‘myry leI irsLqf lwB ky AuhnF nUM koeI injI lfB qF hoxf nhIN. Auh dovyN pqI pqnI, jdoN qoN sfzy guaFZ afky vwsy hn, mYnUM swc muwc Byx Brf vrgf ipafr hI dyNdy hn. AuhnF dy snyh nfl myry ivDvf jIvn dy do sfl suKfly inkly hn. AuhnF dI dUrdrsLqf kfrn hI mYN afpxy byty ‘ivwlI’ dI sLfdI, Aus bMgflx kuVI bMdnf nfl hoxI svIkfr kr leI sI.’

    AusnUM AuhnF dIaF khIaF gwlF ajy vI sfPL Xfd sn.‘gurcrn! iehnF mulkF ivc jdoN DI puwqr jvfn ho jfx, qF jy AuhnF dI mrjLI anusfr nf cwlo qF Auh irsLqy iqVkx lwg jFdy ny. kI qUM afpxy muMzy leI iswKF dI kuVI ilaf ky Aus nUM bdl skyNgI? Auh qF pMjfbI vI nhI bol skdf. sLukr kr koeI mym nhI ilaf irhf. qy jy ilafvy vI qF qUM rok nhI skyNgI. hF jy cMgI sohxI ihMdusqfnI kuVI AusdI psMd hY, qF nFh nf krIN.’

‘sLfied AuhnF TIk hI ikhf sI.’ Aus soicaf. ‘sLukr hY, mYN AuhnF dy afKy lwg geI, qy ‘ivwlI’ mYQoN dUr nhI ho igaf. qy hux Auh myry irsLqy bfry….’ Aus muskrfeI.

Ausny kfr sMGf prvfr dy ‘zrfeIv-vy’ ivc pfrk kr idwqI. imisjL sMGf AusdI qIbrqf nfl AuzIk kr rhI sI. aMdr afAuNidaF hI Auh acMBq rih geI. ‘ilivMg-rUm’ dI myjL qy pMj swq qsvIrF peIaF hoeIaF sn, qy kuJ KulHy hoey ilPLfPLy.

“mYN qYnUM ‘srprfeIjL’ dyxf cfhuMdI sF.” imisjL sMGf ny Aus nUM kol ibTfAuNidaf ikhf.

    “iet iejL ey plYjLYNt srprfeIjL.” muskrFdI hoeI gurcrn icwTIaF ivc afeIaF qsvIrF nUM cuwk ky vfrI vfrI ghu nfl vyK rhI sI. koeI nf jcdI vyK ky Aus ny PLotojL vfps myjL qy rwK idwqIaF.

“mYN ikhf sI nf, ‘sLYrn’ dI `cOies’ kuJ hor hI hY.” sMGf sfihb ny Aus dI inrfsL qwkxI nUM vyK ky afpxI pqnI nUM ikhf.

“hYn qF ieh vI iswK prvfrF qoN, pr ‘klIn- sLyvz’ ny.”

“imisjL sMGf, plIjL zoNt mfeINz.’ myrf iek ‘iemyj’ hY ik kdy vI myry jIvn sfQ ivc koeI afvy, qF Ausdy isr qy dsqfr hovy, qy dfVHI kys hox.”

“jy ieh gwl hY qF ies nUM isLkfgo vfly srdfr dI Auh icwTI ivKf, ijs ivc PLoto nhI afeI.”                           imisjL sMGf ny Auh icwTI PVf idwqI. pVHdI pVHdI Auh kdy muskrfvy, qy kdy sLrmfvy.     

“jLrf AuWcI pVH ky iehnF nUM vI suxf, ijhVf Qwly pMjfbI ivc iliKaf hY.”       imisjL sMGf ny Aus nUM Auqsfihq kridaF ikhf.

“mYN dr asl aYsy sfQ dI Bfl ivc hF, ijsdy mD Bry nYxF ivc qwkidaF ieh pqf hI nf lwgy ik bfkI df jIvn kdoN lMG igaf.” qy sfry hws pey.

sLYrn nUM ieh Kq pVH ky dUsry hor KqF jF qsvIrF ivc koeI rucI nhI sI mihsUs ho rhI.

“AusnUM ‘kfl’ krky dwsIN.”

sLYrn ny iksy hor iKafl ivc mgn, imisjL sMGf dI gwl df koeI AuWqr nf idwqf.

“dwsyNgI”?

“kI?” Auh awBV-vfhy bolI.

“lE! ies nUM aFhdy ny, ‘lv aYt PLst rIizMg.” qy Pyr sfry hws hws dUhry ho gey.

“qUM qF KLq pVH ky hI afpxf afp Buwl geI. beI mMnxf pvygf, ieh KLq ilKx vfly kol ilKx df afrt jLrUr hY.” imisjL sMGf bolI.

“hux mYN cwlF”? icwTIaF smytdI gurcrn ny afigaf mMgI.

“cfh qF pI jfh.”

“hux ies nUM cfh suJdI ey? tYlIPLon krn dI cfh jo idl ivc pYdf ho geI.” sMGf sfihb ny ikhf.

Gr af ky Auh iswDI bYzrUm ivc clI geI, qy isLkfgo df nMbr ‘zfiel’ krn lwg peI.

“hYlo!” Ausdf idl qyjLI nfl DVk irhf sI.

“my afeI spIk tU imstr ikrpfl isMG?”

“ids iejL ikrpfl, hU iejL kfilMg plIjL?”

“siq sRI akfl!” AusdI DVkx hor vDI qy glf suwk igaf. kol pey pfxI dy iglfs `coN Guwt Brky Aus ny ikhf. “myrf nfm gurcrn kohlI hY. mYN ‘aYiljLbYQ-inAUjrsI’ qoN ‘kfl’ kr rhI hF.  ‘mYtrImonIal-aYz’ leI ilKy quhfzy KLq bfry.”

“E[XYWs! siq sRI akfl jI. myry DMn Bfg.”

qy Aus sLfm, koeI pOxf GMtf Auh tYlIPLon qy lwgI rhI. jdoN ‘kfl’ KLqm hoeI qF iek Aulfs dI avsQf ivc sI.

svyry kMm qy puwjI qF Ausdy bulHF qy iek ajIb muskrfht sI. ‘rfibn’ qfV geI. Aus nUM gurcrn dy ichry dI Auh qbdIlI bVI axoKI lwgI. pr kuJ puwCy ibnf hI ‘lMc’ qwk kMm krdI rhI. gurcrn df icwq Aus nUM kuJ dwsx nUM krdf sI.

“qyrf ichrf dwsdY ijvyN qyrI lftrI lwg geI hovy.” ‘rfibn’ ny ‘kYPLytyrIaf’ dI myjL qy ‘lMc-try’ rwKidaF afiKaf.

“nft rIalI’, pr ies qoN vI vDyry rock gwl hY.”

“afr XU ien lv?”

gurcrn ny ibnF kuJ ikhF, hF ivc isr ihlfieaf. ijvyN Auh bulHF ivc afpxI KusLI Guwt Guwt ky rwKxf cfhuMdI hovy.

“ikwQy imlI sI qUM Aus nUM?”

“ajy imlI nhI.”

“Pyr?”

Ausny prs `coN icwTI kwZ ky Aus nUM pVHn leI PVf idwqI.

“mfeI gfz hI iejL sm rfeItr.”

“rfeItr hI nhI, qUM AusdI afvfjL suxygI qF afKyNgI, kI jfdU hY Aus ivc.”

“no vMzr!’ qUM qF sfrI rfq suPLny lYNdI rhI hovyNgI.”

“suPLny kI lYxy sI? nINd hI nhIN afeI.”

ikrpfl dy ijLd krn qy gurcrn ny afpxI PLoto Byj idwqI. jdoN ikrpfl dI PLoto afeI qF ikDry BulyKy ivc AusdI bytI ‘svItI’ ny icwTI KolH leI. icwTI pMjfbI ivc ilKI hox krky pVH qF nf skI. pr ikMnf icr PLoto vyKdI rhI, qy iPr ‘zfeIinMg-tybl’ qy rwK idwqI.

“sOrI mfm! jldI nfl mYN…. Ausny Gr vVdI mF nUM icwTI PVFidaF afpxI gLlqI mMn leI.”

“iets E[ky.” hlkf ijhf muskrFidaF Auh icwTI lY ky afpxy kmry vwl clI geI. qy icwTI pVHidaF ikMnf icr Aus PLoto vwl qwkdI rhI. jdoN bfhr inwklI qF ‘svItI’ ijvyN bUhy qy AusdI AuzIk hI kr rhI sI. Aus ny mF dy ichry qy iek ajIb lfj BrI rMgq vyKI.

“iksdf KLq hY mfm?”

Auh ibnf kuJ ikhF, muskrFdI hoeI ikcn vwl clI geI. ‘svItI’ AusdIaF awKF ivwcoN Ausdf jvfb pVHnf cfhuMdI sI.

“qUM PLoto vyKI hY nf icwTI ivc?”gurcrn bolI.

“hF, kOx hY ieh?”

“hY koeI.”

“qusIN ikwQy imly sI?”

“ajy imly nhI. qYnUM PLoto kYsI lwgI?”

“hI sImjL aflrfeIt.’ nwk jLrf vDyry…. kI Auh isLkfgo qoN eyQy imlx afvygf?”

“nhIN Ausny mYnUM EQy bulfieaf hY.”

“kdoN?”

“sLfied do iqMn hPLiqaF qwk jfvF.”

“Auh ikEN nhI af jFdf?”

“ afpxy ibjLnYs kfrn ibjLI hY, myrI eyar itkt Byj irhY.”

“afr XU ikwizMg? kI qusIN afpxI PLoto ByjI sI?”

“sLfied Aus PLoto df hI kmfl hY.”

“qdy mYN vI khF, awj kwlH qusIN GMtf GMtf tYlIPLon….” qy hsdI hoeI ‘svItI’ ny mMmI nUM jwPI ivc lY ilaf. “swc dwsF mfm? mYN ikMny icr qoN quhfnUM kihx kihx krdI sF. ‘XU mst go afAUt, XU nIz kMpnI.”

gurcrn nUM pUrI afsLf sI ik amrIkf ivc ply Ausdy dovyN bwcy aYsI qbdIlI nUM jI afieaF kihxgy. pr mn ivc jLrf iJjk sI, jo hux jFdI rhI. Ausdy byty ‘ivwlI’ ny qF pihlF hI mF nUM mjLfk krnf sLurU kr idwqf sI.

“mfm mYN bVf KusL hf. afiKr aYny icrF bfad koeI muskfxF pYdf krn vflf dosq quhfnUM ‘kfl’ krdY. zr lgdY, sfzI mfm hux ies Gr ivc QoVHy icr dI hI mihmfn hY.”

“ikDry qUM qy qyrI vhutI, myry jfx leI duafvF qF nhI krn lwg pey?” Auh puwqr dI gwlH qy cUMZI vwZ ky bolI.

    “nhIN mfm, mYN qf cfhvFgf ik Auh eyQy hI af ky rihx lwg jfey. sfnUM rotI pkfAux df iPLkr qF nf hovygf.”

    Pyr iek idn AusdI shylI Bjn df ‘kfl’ afieaf.

    “kI gwl , awj klH qyrf PLon hI nhI imldf. mYN keI idnF qoN trfeI kr rhI hF.”

    “ mYN qF qYnUM afp ‘kfl’ krnf sI, pr….”

    “cwl JUTI! aVIey jI krdf huMdf qF dPLqroN PLon kr skdI sYN.”

    “nhI Bjn gLlq nf smJIN. mYN qF sgoN qyrI slfh lYxI sI.” qy Ausny imisjL sMGf dy Auprfly nfl ikrpfl nfl bxdy irsLqy bfry sfrI gwl Aus nUM ibafn kIqI.

    “okrpfl lgdf qF bhuq ieMtrYsitMg hY, pr pqf nhI eys Aumr ivc kuJ iJjk jhI lgdI hY qy zr vI.”

    “zr kfhdf?”

    “eyhI jy gwl isry nf cVHI. nfly lokIN kI…?”

    “gurcrn  iek gwl dwsF, jy lokF dI sLrm kryNgI, qF BuwKI hI mr jfvyNgI. sfzy lokIN nf iksy nUM cMgf KFidaF vyK ky KusL, nf pihnidaF. jy sfrI Aumr qUM kwlI rihxf cfhuMdI hYN qF qyrI mrjLI. mYN qF qYnUM afp hI kihxf cfhuMdI sI, beI ‘sosLylfeIjL’ kr, pfrtIaF ivc jfh. iksy dy mUMh mwQy lwgyNgI, qfhINEN koeI sfQ imlygf. hux mF bfp qF eyQy afky sLgn lfAuxoN rhy. jy ikrpfl ny qYnUM ‘ienvfeIt’ kIqf hY qF jLrUr clI jfh. mYnUM af ky dwsIN, kI hoieaf. jy qyrI gwl bxdI hovy qF Aus nUM kih dyvIN ik hox vflI sflI df sUt nf Buwly.” qy hsdI hsdI ny PLon rwK idwqf.

    isLkfgo dy pihly Pyry ivc hI ijvyN gurcrn qy ikrpfl dI sFJ pIZI ho geI. Auh cfr idn dI vYkysLn `qy afeI sI. ikrpfl dy afdr siqkfr ny  Ausdf idl ijwq ilaf. turn qoN pihlF ikrpfl ny afpxy ‘rmfzf ieMn’ hotl dy sfry stfPL nfl AusdI jfx pihcfx bVy grv nfl krvfeI.

    Auh isLkfgo qoN qF af geI, pr ijvyN afpxf idl EQy hI Cwz afeI hovy. ikrpfl AusnUM kMm `qy hI iek do vfrIN ‘kfl’ kr lYNdf. ‘ kYsI qbIaq hY? ijLafdf kMm kr ky Qwikaf nf kr. mYN rotI Kfx bYTf sF, kwly df Kfx nUM jIa nhI sI krdf. qUM kol huMdI….’ ieqafid.

    hux Ausdf kMm ivc vI icwq nhIN sI lwgdf. Gr afAuNdI qF bws PLon lY ky bYT jFdI. kMm qy iek idn ‘rfibn’ ny AusnUM CyVdy hoey puwiCaf, “kYsI rhI qyrI pihlI ‘zyt?”

    “supr.”

   “kuJ dwsyNgI vI ik buJfrqF hI pfeI jfvyNgI.”

    “ieh smJ lY ik bws mYN arsLF dI sYr kr ky muVI hF. AusdI sLKsIaq ivc ivc eynf inwG, imlfp ivc eynf svfd.”

    “ieh gwl hY? pihlI ‘zyt’ qy hI…?”

    “qUM afpxI gwl Buwl geI?”

    “ikwQy ikwQy lY ky igaf qYnUM?”

    “qUM ieh puwC, ikwQy nhI lY ky igaf. myrI KusLI leI qF Ausny pYsf pfxI vFg roiVHaf.”

    “qUM iksmq vflI hY, qYnUM eynf amIr dosq imilaY.”

    “rfibn, ieh qF afdmI dy idl dI gwl huMdI hY. keIaF kol pYsf huMdf vI hY, qy puwCdy ny ‘brgr-ikMg’ cwlIey ik ‘mYkzfnlz’? nfly Auh eynF ‘romFitk’ hY ik kuJ nf puwC….”

    “puCx dI loV hI nhIN. Auh qF qyrIaF mdhosL awKF `coN hI njLr af irhY.” ‘rfibn’ ny vfrI df vwtf lfh idwqf.

    do hPLiqaF bfad hI ikrpfl ny Aus nUM isLkfgo afAux leI Pyr itikt Byj idwqI. ies vfrIN dovyN ieqvfr nUM gurdvfry gey. Aus ny vyiKaf, ikrpfl dy mn ivc Drm pRqI ikMnI sLrDf hY. Ausny iblizMg PLMz leI pMj hjLfr zflr df cYk kwt idwqf. Pyr kihx lwgf, “cwl mYnUM afpxI mrjLI dy sUt psMd kr dyh.” qy Auh iqafr ho ky ‘mysI’ dy ‘zIpfrtmYNtl’ stor ivc phuMc gey. jFdy jFdy gurcrn ikDry ‘lyzIjL sYkksLn’ ivc ruk geI. Ausdy nFh nFh kridaF vI ikrpfl ny Aus leI ‘kOsmYitks’, blfAUjLF, pYNtF, prsF, sYNzlF dI KrIdfrI kr ky Zyr lf idwqf. Auh Aus dI diraf-idlI qy KIvI huMdI jf rhI sI.

    “asIN qF quhfzy sUt KrIdx afey sI, qusIN afpxy leI qF kuJ vI nhI ilaf.”

    “jy mYN qYnUM qyry leI sLfipMg vfsqy kih ky ilafAuNdf, mYnUM pqY qUM kdy nhI sI afAuxf.”

    “aYnIaF sfrIaF cIjLF myry Coto jhy sUt-kys ivc ikwQy afAuxgIaF?”

    “eysy vfsqy hjLUr asIN ‘lgyj- zIpftmYNt” vwl jf rhy hF.” qy Auh Aus nUM iKcH ky sUt-kys KrIdx lY igaf.

    “ieMzIaf ivc aYsI KrIdfrI aksr lVkI dy mF bfp krdy ny.”

    “ qYnUM qF pqY, ik amrIkf ivc sB kuJ Aultf hI huMdY.” qy dovyN hsdy hsdy stor ivcoN bfhr inkl afey. Auh soc rhI sI, ieh jsvMq nfloN vI vDyry PLrfK idl iensfn inwkilaf.

    sLfm nUM jdoN `cI-cI’  mYksIkn rYstorYNt ivwcoN dovyN iznr Kf ky inwkly qF acfnk brPL qoN gurcrn df pYr iqlk igaf, qy Auh ipwT dy Bfr izwg peI. ikrpfl ny AusnUM sMBfilaf qy hOlI hOlI tor ky kfr ivc ibTfieaf. Gr afAuNidaF hI Aus nUM plMG qy iltf ky ‘hIitMg-pYz’ nfl syk kIqf. kdy afKy ‘aYspRIn ilafvF?’ kdy khy, ‘grm duD pI lY.’ jLrf drd nfl pfsf prqdI qF Ausdf idl QoVHf huMdf. sfrI rfq Aus dy isrHfxy bYTy ny awK nhI sI lfeI, ijvyN ikMny virHaf qoN Aus nfl ivafihaf hovy.

    aYiljLbYQ af ky Aus ny Bjn nUM ‘kfl’ kIqf.

    “ho afeI hYN afpxy buafey PLrYNz koloN?” Bjn ny puiCaf.

    “ieh qF dUsrI vfr geI sI. myrf qF jIa nhI sI krdf, vfps afAux nUM.

    “iesdf mqlb hY qUNM muklfvy jf ky afeI hYN.” qy dovyN hws peIaF.

    “aYqkIN qF dfj vI nfl lY afeI hF.”

    “bs hux qUM sfzy kMmoN geI.”

    “qYnUM itwcrF qoN ibnf kuJ hor vI suJdY?” Pyr kuJ Tihr ky bolI. “ikrpfl nUM ijMnf nyVy ho ky vyKdI hF, mYN afpxy afp nUM bhuq KusLiksmq smJdI hF.”

    “mYN qF swcIN ieh jfxky afp bVI KusL hF. eyny ipafry bMdy nfl ivafh hoieaf qF Ausny qYnUM mMjy qoN pYr nhI lfhux dyxf.”

    “lgdf qF kuJ eysy qrF hI hY.” qy Ausny brPL qoN ‘silwp’ hoky izwgx aqy ikrpfl vwloN AusdI syvf df pUrf ibrqFq suxfieaf.

    “hux qUM vI pUrf iDafn rwKIN qy Ausdf Xog sQfn dyx ivc jLrf vI ksr nf CwzIN.”

    “sbwb dI gwl hY, QoVHy jhy idnF dIaF tYlIPLon kflF qy kyvl do mulfkfqF ivc hI asIN virHaF df sPLr pfr kIqf lgdY. pqf nhI sB kuJ eynI CyqI CyqI ho irhY, mYnUM qF bVf acMBf ijhf lgdY.”

    “iks gwl df?”

    “eyhI jo kuJ ho irhY.”

    “pr kI qUM ieh nhIN sI cfhuMdI?”

    “pqf nhIN, Auh qF mYnUM ‘aYNgyjmYNt’ bfry vI aYqkIN kih irhf sI. pr mYN kuJ ‘zbl-mfeINizz’ jhI mihsUs kr rhI hF.”

    “eynf awgy vDx qoN bfad hux ipwCy ikvyN htyNgI?”

    “EhI socdI hF kI krF? drasl mYN sLfdI….”

    “kI? qUM sLfdI nhI krfAuxf cfhuMdI?”

    “nft rIalI.”

    “vt afr XU tfikMg?”

    “mYN TIk kih rhI hF Bjn. jy sLfdI kr leI qF mYN jsvMq dI ‘ivDvf-pYnsLn’ nhI vsUl kr skFgI.”

    “qyrI mwq qF nhI mfrI geI? ‘ivwzo pYnsLn’ dy iek hjLfr zflr leI qUM afpxI sony vrgI ijLMdgI dfa qy lgfAuxf cfhuMdI hY? jy ikrpfl eynf amIr hY ijMnF qUM dwisaf hY, ivafh qoN bfad Auhny qYnUM sony ivc qol dyxY.”

    “iek gwl hor dwsF, Auh bVf ‘pojLYisv’ hY. myrI sfrI afjLfdI Kqm ho jfxI hY. zr lgdY, jy sLfdI qoN bfad sfzf inBfa nf ho sikaf.”

    “jy mihlF df rfj cfhuMdI hYN qF afpxy isrqfj dI aDIngI qF svIkfr krnI hI pvygI…. pr qUM acfnk eyny ‘nYgyitv’ idRsLtI kox nfl ikEN socx lwg peI hYN?”

    “kdy kdy mYN socdI hF, jy kuJ sfl asIN ibnf ivafh qoN hI iekwTy….”

    “gurcrn, qUM hosL dI dvf kr! qYnUM ‘kYroiln’ vrgIaF amrIkn aOrqF df pfh lwg igaf jfpdY. qUM ikvyN Bul skdI hYN ik qUM iek ihMdosqfnI aOrq hY. mYN BfvyN kuJ vI nf khF pr qYnUM pqY, gurdvfry ivc qyrIaF ikMnIaF gwlF bxngIaF?”

    “smJ nhI afAuNdI, mYN bVI ‘kniPLAUjLz’ hF. mYN afpxI nOkrI vI qF nhIN Cwzxf cfhuMdI. ikDry jy kuJ AuWcI nIvIN gwl ho geI, mYnUM nvyN isr nOkrI ikwQoN imlxI aYN?”

    “qyrf iKafl hY ik ikrpfl eynf byvkUPL hovygf ik afpxf cMgf Blf kfrobfr Cwz ky, ibnf ivafh dI ‘kimwtmYNt’ dy, qyry kol iek ainsicq ijhf jIvn sLurU krygf? hrigjL nhI….”

    agly mhIny ikrpfl ny inAUXfrk iksy mIitMg `qy afAuxf sI. PLfslf ijLafdf dUr nf hox krky, Auh Ausdy kol aYiljLbYQ hI Tihr igaf. gurcrn ny AusdI afE Bgq ivc koeI ksr nf CwzI. ikrpfl nUM do idnF ivc hI mihsUs ho igaf ik Auh afpxI bytI ‘svItI’ hwQoN byhwd prysLfn hY.

    “pqf nhI, Auh sLfm nUM rotI Kfx qoN bfad kfr lY ky ikwQy clI jFdI hY, qy rfq dy bfrF iek vjy qoN pihlF Gr nhIN prqdI.” gurcrn ny icMquq lihjy ivc dwisaf.

    ‘kdy puwiCaY, ikwQy jFdI hY?”

    “eynf hI dwsdI hY ik afpxI shylI kol pVHn leI jFdI hY.”

    “kI Auh shylI df aYzrYs jF tYlIPLn nMbr qYnUM dyNdI hY?”     

    “nf.”

    “ieh ikMny icr qoN cwl irhY?”

    “koeI zyZ sfl qoN, jdoN df Aus ny skUl KLqm kIqY. awj klH kimAUintI kfilj ivc iekf dukf kors lY rhI hY.”

    “pVHfeI ivc kYsI hY?”

    “mYN qF AusnUM kdy piVHidaF nhI vyiKaf. ‘gRyzjL’ vI eyny cMgy nhI huMdy.”

    “awgy pVHn bfry Aus df kI plfn hY?”

    “kdy kihMdI hY, mYnUM apfrtmYNt lYx leI Krcf idE, mYN bfstn XunIvristI `c pVHnf cfhuMdI hF.”

    “jy Grdy suK afrfm dy bfvjUd, lokl kfiljF  ivc cMgy ‘gRyzjL’ nhI ilaf skdI qF bfhr jf ky kI pUrIaF pfeygI?”

    “kihMdI hY jy apfrtmYNt df Krcf nf idEgy qF mYN GroN clI jfvFgI aqy PLon nMbr vI nhI idaFgI.”

    “jy qUM mMny qF mYN iksy ‘zItYkitv’ dI PLIs dy ky pqf krvf idaF ik Auh swc muwc ikwQy jFdI hY, qy iks nUM imldI hY?”

    “nhI ikrpfl, jy AusnUM iksy gwl dI iBxk pY geI qF iblkul hI hwQoN clI jfvygI.”

    “hux ikhVf qyry hwQ ivc hY Auh?”

    “smJ nhIN afAuNdI.”

    “kdy ‘ivwlI’ ny AusnUM smJfieaY?”

    “ivwlI’ nUM afpxI rMn qoN ivhl nhIN. Auh kuVI eynI ‘sYliPLsL’ hY, kdy rotI vfsqy afKFgI qF myry leI byhI rotI rwK jfvygI, qy afpxy dohF leI swjrI lfh ky afpxy kmry ivc jf vVygI. ijvyN mYN koeI bybs buwZI aOrq hovF. eyQy iksy nUM myrI koeI icMqf nhI. keI vfr kih cuwkI hF ik zfktr ny myrI ‘alrjI’  dI hflq kfrn mYnUM koeI JfVn pUMJx, jF ‘vYikAUm’ vgYrf krn qoN mnFH kIqf hY. pr nf bytI, nf bhU, nf puwqr, iksy dy isr ivc jUM qwk nhI srkdI. kMm qoN afky mYnUM hI Kpxf pYNdf hY.” qy Auh ro peI.

    ikrpfl ny Aus nUM bfhF ivc lYky idlfsf idwqf qy awQrU pUMJy.

    aglI svyr Ausny sfry twbr nfl bYT ky bRykPLfst kIqf qy turn vyly kihx lwgf, “mYnUM  ‘Elz-PLYsLnz’ nf smJxf. ‘sOrI, mYN jldI ivc ‘svItI’ qy bMdnf leI koeI Auphfr nhI KrId sikaf, so dohF bwcIaF nUM myry vwloN….”  qy Ausny sO sO zflr dy do not kwZ ky gurcrn nUM dy idwqy.

    “rihx idE qusIN.”

    “nhI gurcrn, ieh bwcy myry vI qF kuJ lgdy ny.”

    kuJ idnF ipwCoN ‘mdrjL-zy’ `qy ikrpfl ny AusnMU iek pfrsl Byijaf. Aus ivc gurcrn leI Auphfr vjoN iek sony df sYWt aqy grIitMg kfrz sI. Aus qoN ielfvf iek cfr pMny df KLq AusdI bytI leI ilK ky ikhf ik ‘svItI’ nUM dyx qoN pihlF Auh afp pVH lvy. KLq ivc Aus nUM iek ipqf vFg nsIhqF kIqIaF. qy iek bytI nUM mF pRqI, Ausdf krqwv drsfAuNidaF Ausny iksy duryzI QF jfx dI Qf, mF dy kol hI pVHfeI jfrI rwKx aqy AusdI qMdrusqI vwl iDafn dyx leI pRyiraf.

    KLq pVHidaF hI ‘svItI’ awg BbUkf ho geI.

    “ieh kOx huMdY mYnUM ies qrF ilKx vflf? ‘hI iejL nft mfeI PLfdr.”

    AusnUM TIk idRsLtI qoN smJx dI QF ‘svItI’ ny ivdRoh dI Bfvnf df pRgtfvf kIqf, qy ‘ivwlI’ mUhry KLq suwtH ky kfr lY ky ikDry clI geI.

    ‘ivwlI’ ny pwqR pVHn AupRFq ‘svItI’ dI gwl dI hI pRoVHqf kridaF afpxI vhutI nUM ikhf. “mF dy buafey PLrYNz df ‘svItI’ nUM ies qrF ilKx df kI hwk bxdf hY? ‘iet iejL ribsL’. ‘svItI’ AuWnI sfl dI hY, qy afpxI lfeIPL bfry PLYslf krn df Aus nUM pUrf hwk hY. sLukr hY ieh afdmI ajy sfzy prvfr df aMg nhI bixaf.”

    gurcrn ikcn ivc KloqI sfrIaF gwlF sux rhI sI. Auh sfrI dupihr iksy nfl boly bgLYr hI ikMnf icr socdI rhI. ‘svItI’ Aus sLfm rotI Kfx vI nf afeI. rfqIN iek vjy jdoN AusdI kfr dI afvfjL suxI, qd jf ky AuhdI mF dI awK lwgI.

    svyr jdoN ‘lYbfrtrI’ phuMcI qF Ausdf kMm krn df rqf vI ‘mUz’ nhI sI. ‘rfibn’ ny kfrn puwiCaf qF Aus ny mn df qOKlf dwisaf.

    “sLYrn’! sfzy jhIaF bwicaF vflIaF mfvF df jIvn iehnF sMisaF krky hI ‘sYWt’ nhI ho skdf. asIN bwcy nhI Cwz skdIaF, cMgy hox BfvyN mfVy.”

    “myry idl df zr TIk hI jfpdY ik ieh irsLqf isry nhIN cVHnf. pqf nhIN, myrI koeI vI KusLI mYnUM nhI pcdI.”

    “qUM qF vYsy vI ‘lIgl mYryj’ nhI krnf cfhuMdI. nfly Ausdy isLkfgo ijMnI dUr rihx krky quhfzf pfrsipRk imlfp eynf sOKf nhIN. myrf buafey PLrYNz eysy sLihr ivc hox krky, asIN BfvyN jdoN mrjLI iml skdy hF.”

    “ rfibn’ jy ieh gwl tuwt geI…?” Ausny icMqf- jnk lihjy ivc ikhf.

    “km-afn ‘sLYrn’! dyar iejL ey lOt afPL iPLsL ien dI EsLn.’ qUM myry nfl bfhr cwilaf kr. qyrI KubsUrqI nfl qF ‘buafey-PLrYNzF’ df vfr nIN

afAuxf.”

    “pr mYN Aus koloN eyny Auphfr lY cuwkIN hF.”

    “qUM qF nhI sn mMgy. Aus ny afp hI KusLI nfl idwqy sn.”

    “nhIN, mYN Aus nUM sfPL khFgI, ik mYN AuhnF cIjLF dI hwkdfr nhIN hF.”

    “ AuNj BfvyN Aus jhy amIr afdmI nUM icwq cyqf vI nf hovy, pr qyry ies qrF afKx nfl jy Ausny qyrf ‘tYst’ krn leI mMg ley qy qUM iksy lflc vws nf moV skI, qF qUM AusdIaF njLrF ivc igr jfvyNgI.”

    gurcrn kuJ khy ibnf iKVkI ivwcoN bfhr qwkdI  rhI. ‘rfibn’ ny Pyr afpxI gwl jfrI rwKidaF ikhf.

    “qohPLy qF BfvyN vfps kr vI dyvyN ‘sLYrn’, kI Ausdy ipafr df muwl qfr skyNgI? AusdI insLkfm syvf df? jy qUM Ausdy sdIvI sfQ leI ‘sIrIas’ nhI sI jF duicqI ivc sI, qF qYnUM isLkfgo jfxf hI nhIN sI cfhIdf.” gurcrn afpxy aMdr iek Gutn jhI mihsUs krdI Clk peI qy kmry qoN bfhr clI geI.

    sLfm nUM ikrpfl df PLon afieaf. Ausny afdq anusfr gwl sLurU kIqI.

    “kI hfl hY sfzI sohxI df?”

    “TIk hY.” gurcrn ny irvfjn jhy AuWqr idwqf.

    “agly mhIny iPr ‘aYNgyjmYNt’ pwkI hY nf?”

    Auh kuJ nf bolI.

    “myrf pfrsl imilaf?”

    “hF, ‘QYks PLfr aYvrI iQMg.”

    “gly df sYWt kYsf lwgf?”

    “sohxf aYN.”

    “qy kfrz?”

    “Auh vI.”

    “ gurcrn, afr XU aflrfeIt?’ lLgdY qUM awj gwl krn dy ‘mUz’ ivc nhIN aYN.”

    “quhfnUM  Auh icwTI ‘svItI’ nUM nhIN sI ilKxI cfhIdI.”

    “km-afn’ gurcrn! mYN qF icwTI qYnUM ByjI sI qyrI qrPLdfrI leI. qy ikhf sI ik jy pVHky TIk smJyN qF hI dyvIN. ‘plIjL zont blym mI.’ kI Ausny qYnUM kuJ burf Blf ikhf?”

    “mYnUM qF nhIN. pr eynf kih geI ik qusIN kOx huMdy ho ies qrF ilKx vfly.‘XU afr nft hr PLfdr.”

    “qy qUM vI Esy dy vFg socdI hYN?”

    “Ausdy vFg qF nhI, pr Aus KLq dy keI sLbd bVy hI sKLq sn.”

    “gurcrn! jy Es kuVI nUM sLurU qoN hI TIk ZMg nfl ‘hYNzl’ kIqf jFdf qF Auh hwQoN nf inwkldI.”

    Auh kuJ nf bolI.

    “gurcrn!”

    “XYs.”

    “ qF qUM eysy kfrn BrI pIqI bYTI hYN?”

    “afeI ivl tfk tU XU lytr.” qy Aus ny PLon rwK idwqf.

    Auh sfrI sLfm Audfs rhI. Ausdy mn ivc ajIb ajIb ivcfr AuWT rhy sn. pRoVH avsQf ivc hox vfly ivafh sLfied eysy kfrn isry nhIN cVHdy. mYN ‘svItI’ nUM iks qrF Cwz skdI hF. gLlq jF shI, Auh myrI DI hY. ‘ivwlI’ dy sLbdF qoN qF lgdY ijvyN Auh ikrpfl dy ‘ajy ies prvfr dy aMg nf bxn’ ivc hI KusL hY. ieh sB kI ho igaf? Pyr mYN vI qF Aus nfl kfnUMnI ivafh dy hwk ivc nhIN hF. ivafh ipwCoN myrI sfrI svqMqRqf vI Kwus jfvygI. kI Auh ies qrF dy by-svfdy mfhOl nUM, ibnf ivafh kIqy svIkfr krn ivc rfjLI ho jfvygf?’ qy Auh rfq dy do vjy qwk socdI rhI.

    agly idn kMm `qy ikrpfl df PLon afieaf. gurcrn ny EQy huMidaF vI sYkrytrI rfhIN sunyhF dy idwqf ik Auh awj jldI CuwtI kr geI. Ausny Gr ‘kfl’ krky ‘afnsirMg-msLIn’ `qy ‘mYsyj’ Cwz idwqf. gurcrn ny Ausdf koeI AuWqr nf idwqf. agly idn kMm qy Pyr PLon afieaf. ‘afpRytr’ ny kih idwqf ik Auh ‘ibjLI’ hY, aqy gwl nhI kr skdI. ikrpfl nUM Ausdf rveIaf bVf aXog lwgf. iPr sLfm nUM Ausdf PLon Gry afieaf qF ‘ivwlI’ ny cuwikaf. “sOrI aMkl, mMmI ny ‘mYsyj’ idwqf hY ik Auh quhfzy nfl koeI gwl nhIN krnf cfhuMdI.”

    “afr XU sLoar?”

    “pfjLyitv.”

    ikrpfl dy isr qy ijvyN swq GVy pfxI pY igaf hovy. AusnUM kdI vI ieh AumId nhIN sI. ijhVI iesqrI kuJ idn pihlF qwk, idn ivc sO vfrI ‘afeI lv XU’ kih kih ky ipafr jqFdI sI, Auh eyny Coty idl vflI inwklI.

    agly sMzy ikrpfl ny svyry svyry PLon kIqf. gurcrn ny rIsIvr cuwikaf.

    “hYlo.”

    “gurcrn , mYN ‘kfl’  kr irhf hF.”

    “quhfnUM ‘ivwlI’ ny mYsyj nhI idwqf?”

    “hF, pr mYN EhI qyry mUMhoN suxnf cfhuMdf hF. Auh qyrf ipafr acfnk nPLrq ivc ikvyN bdl igaf?”

    “ikrpfl, mYN nPLrq nhIN krdI.”

    “Pyr Auh sfry rMgIn suPLny, sfrI sfrI rfq jfg ky iek dUsry dIaF bfhvF ivc isrjIaf pRym khfxIaF, vPLf dy vfhdy, kI hoieaf AuhnF df?”

    “keI rfqF afpxy aMqihkrx df shI jfiejLf lfAuNdI mYN ies iswty `qy puwjI hF ik Auh sfzf ipafr nhI, sgoN sLrIrk iqRpqI df iek Jwl sI. ijs ivc asIN dovyN vih qury. ‘iet vfjL ienPLYcUeysLn, nft lv.”

    “pr mYN qF kdy qYnUM qyrI mrjLI dy ivruwD nhI sI pRyiraf.”

    “nhI ikrpfl, ieh iksy dy vws dI gwl nhI sI. ieh iewk hfdsf sI.”

    “hYN, eynf hsIn hfdsf?”

    Auh kuJ nf bolI.

    “kI asIN Pyr kdI vI nhI iml skFgy?”

    “jy iksmq nUM mnjLUr hoieaf qF.”

    “qYnUM kI mnjLUr hY?”

    “bws awj qoN ipwCoN qusIN ‘kfl’ nf krnf.” qy Ausny tYlIPLon eyny KVfk nfl rwiKaf, ikrpfl nUM lwgf ijvyN Ausdy mUMh qy cpyV vwjI hovy.”


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krnYl isMG igafnI - iPLlfzYlPLIaf

 

“BUaf jI…[ !" lfjo ny guaFZIaF dy koTy qoN dI, afpxI BUaf ƒ qFgy qoN AuqridaF vyK ky vfj mfrI. Esy vyly, dgV dgV krdI hyTF BwjI afeI qy af ky Aus nfl icMbV geI .

          "nI qUM koTy twpxy Cwz dyh mr jfxIey . mYN qYƒ ikwQy mfVUey jhy qloky nfl ivwJ idwqf . qyrI rfKI rwKx vfsqy qF koeI cobr[[[[." lfjo dI BUaf ny hsdy hoey Ausdf isr ploisaf .

          jgrfvF dy inwky jhy sLihr ivc pMzq lfl cMd horF ƒ kOx nhIN sI jfxdf . lfjo AuhnF dI kwlI kwlI aOlfd sI . mokly mokly hwQ pYr . dgL dgL krdy nYx nksL . KulHf zulHf suBf . kdy incwlI nhIN sI bYTdI . sfrf idn dVMgy mfrdy iPrnf . kdy iksy gvFZI muMzy ƒ DwPf mfr, kdy iksy ƒ msLkrI kr, iksy hfx dI kuVI dI cuMnI iKwcH . ijvyN ielqF qoN isvf Aus ƒ koeI afhr hI nf hovy .

          dsF sflF dI Aumry AuhdI mF prlok isDfr geI . pMj ku sfl BUaf kol hI muwlFpur rihMdI rhI . BfvyN AudryvyN krky Aus dI pVHfeI dy do sfl mfry gey, pr EhnF BqIjI dI dyK Bfl DIaF vFg hI kIqI . pMdrF sflF dI Aumr ivc hI Auh Gr df sfrf kMm nijwT lYNdI . cONkf culHf sMBflx ivc qy kwZx prox ivc aYnH sicafrI . ividafk guxF ivc vI afpxy ipqf vFg hI suGV inklI .

          pMzq horF dI dmyN dI bImfrI vD jfx dy kfrn lfjo Pyr jgrfvIN af ky rihx lwg peI . mF isr qy nf hox krky ipE ny lfzlI hI rwKI . kdy BfvyN vrijaf hovy . "eyhI qF iehdy KyzHx Kfx dy idn ny ." bs eynf kih ky hws Cwzdf . qy Aus dy vyNhidaF vyNhidaF Auh muitafr ho geI . sqfrF sflF dI Aumr ivc hI koTy ijwzI lwgx lwg peI .

          hux AuhnF dy Gr tyvy luafx qy jnm pwqRI bnvfx vfilaF dI sMiKaf kuJ ijLafdf hI vDx lwg peI . lfl cMd ny dunIaF cfrI hoeI sI . jdoN afey gey dI mYlI awK DI dy puMgrdy aMgF qy pYNdI idwsx lwgI qF lfjo dI icMqf acfnk vwZ vwZ Kfx lwg peI . BUaf dI slfh nfl Aus ny kuVI ƒ nOvIN jmfq ivcoN htf ilaf qy muwlFpur hI mMg idwqI . Ausdf mMgyqr, qlok cMd ds jmfqF pfs sI . sLkloN sUrqoN sohxf, mlUk ijhf . AusdI BUaf dy Gr nfl AuhnF dI kMD sFJI sI .

          AuNj pMzq horIN pihlo pihl eys sfk dy hwk ivc nhIN sn qy kihMdy sn, "muMzf bhuqf piVHaf iliKaf nhIN, kI kmfeI krky KuafAUgf kuVI ƒ ? nfly Auh hY kihry jhy srIr df qy kuVI suwK nfl kwd kfT ivc Es qoN vI lMmI lMJI ." pr Pyr afpxf ivgVdf suafrQ qy Gr ivc ibnF mF qoN jvfn DI dI ijLmyvfrI bfry soc ky, Auh kuVI dy BfgF ƒ dosL dy ky cuwp vwt lYNdy . BUaf ƒ vI kdy kdy ieh irsLqf anjoV qF lgdf, pr Auh jLbfn dy cuwkI sI . Aus ny afpxy Brf ƒ ikvyN krky smJf buJf ilaf .

          "lfl cMdf ! qloky dy kMm kfr df qUM jrf iPkr nf kr . sfzy guaFZI sUbydfrF df muMzf srdfrf, luwdyafxy ibjlI dy mihkmy `c lwgf hoieaY . AuhdI bVI phuMc hY . qyry juafeI dI nOkrI luafx df ijMmF myrf smJ . ajy Auhdy mF ipE dI Gr dI hflq BfvyN pqlI hY, pr muMzf kmfeI krn lwg jfAU qF Kf pI ky afpy jvfn inkl afAU . nfly ivafh mgroN DI puwq afpo ivc rc imc jfxgy ."

          pMzq horF kol vwzI BYx dI gwl moVx dI ihMmq nhIN sI . qy jdoN srdfry ny qlok cMd ƒ afpxy dPLqr ivc cpVfsI rKvf idwqf qF mhUrq kwZ ky AuhnF lfjo dy hwQ pIly kr idwqy .

ivafh mgroN qlok cMd ƒ srkfrI kuaftr vI iml igaf qy Auh lfjo ƒ nfl hI lY igaf . srdfry df kuaftr qlok dy sfhmxy hI sI . Auh mihkmy dy ieMjInIar srdfr anUp isMG df zrfeIvr sI . jLfq df qF Auh rvdfsIaf sI, pr Ausdf bfp PLOjI aPLsr hox krky Ausƒ Kfx pIx qy pihnx df eynf sohxf cwj afcfr af igaf sI ik iksy ƒ Auhdy ipCokV bfry rqf sLwk nhIN sI huMdf . nfly jLfq pfq ikhVf bMdy dy mwQy qy ilKI huMdI hY . sUbydfr horIN qF Auhƒ hor pVHfAuxf cfhuMdy sn, pr Ausƒ hfkI KyzHx qy ishq bnfx qoN isvf hor koeI sLOk nhIN sI . pitafly sLfhI pwg, boskI dI buwsLrt, gYvfzIn dI pqlUn qy ilsLkdy bUt pfeI, itcn ho ky jdoN Auh afpxy aPLsr dI jIp lY ky inkldf qF afp vI iksy ieMjInIar qoN Gwt nhIN sI lgdf .

          lfjo dy ivafh dy pihly do sfl sMg srPLy nfl inkl hI gey . qlok cMd dI qnKfh nfl msF gujLfrf cldf . nvIaF ivafhIaF kuVIaF ƒ bxn sMvrn df cfa qF huMdf hI hY . pihlF qF kdy BUaf imlx afeI qy kuJ dy geI . kdy jgrfvIN geI ƒ pMzq horF ny lwd pwd ky qor idwqf . pr lfjo ƒ cfdr vyK ky pYr psfrn dI jugq nf afeI . hOlI hOlI AuhnF ny tUm Cwlf vyc ky gujLfrf krnf sLurU kr idwqf .

          dPLqr df cpVfsI hox krky qlok cMd aksr srdfr horF dy bMgly afAuNdf jFdf

rihMdf . bIbI jI bVy dieafvfn sn . QoVHI bhuq mdd kr Cwzdy . kdy kdy AuhnF dy Gr kMm krn vflI ny CuwtI qy jfxf huMdf qF Auh lfjo ƒ bulf lYNdy . lfjo df rMg rUp aqy kMm krn dI suGVqf dy kfrn Auh AuhnF ƒ bhuq cMgI lgdI .

          "kI gwl qyry ivafh ƒ do sfl ho gey, ajy qwk koeI inwkf inafxf[[[?" iek idn bIbI jI ny sihj suBf lfjo ƒ puwiCaf .

          lfjo kuJ sLrmf geI qy muskrFdI hoeI ibnf kuJ boly hI kMm krdI rhI . bIbI jI ny vI Es idn mihmfn Gr afey hox krky bfhlI gwl nf gOlI .

          agly idn lfjo, svyry svyry, vkq qoN pihlF hI bMgly qy kMm krn phuMc geI . Auh kuJ Audfs jhI sI . bIbI jI ny koeI Kfs iDafn nf idwqf . ajy Auh dupihry culHy cONky qoN vyhlI hoeI hI sI ik qlok vI bMgly af phuMcf . lfjo Aus qoN mUMh Cupf ky, kMm dy bhfny, dUjy kmry ivc clI geI .

          "kI gwl hY, qYƒ awj aYs vyly srdfr horF ny Gwilaf hY ?" qlok ƒ kuJ roxhfkf vyK ky bIbI jI ny puwiCaf .

          "nhIN bIbI jI ! mYN qF afp hI Qozy nfl iek jLrUrI gwl krn afieaf hF ."

          "kI gwl hY ?"

          "bIbI jI ! lfjo ƒ puwCo, ieh myry nfl ikEN nhIN rihxf cfhuMdI ?"

          bIbI jI ƒ Aus dI gwl sux ky bVf acMBf lwgf . awgy qF dohF bfbq AuhnF ƒ iksy gwl dI iBxk nhIN sI peI . ieh nvIN khfxI kI ?

          "kI gwl hY lfjo ?" bIbI jI ny vfj mfrI .

          lfjo kol af ky cuwp cfp Klo geI .

          "ieh kI kihMdY ?" AuhnF lfjo qoN Pyr jfnxf cfihaf .

          "bIbI jI ! ies ƒ afKo myrf mUMh nf KulHfvy ."

          bIbI jI ƒ lwgf ijvyN lfjo ny AuhnF dy klH kIqy svfl df AuWqr dy idwqf hovy .

          "mYN bIbI jI ƒ dws idaF ik qUM srdfry zrYvr nfl Kyh[[[?" qlok ny lfjo qy grjxf sLurU kr idwqf qy Aus vwl cpyV lY ky ipaf .

          "Kbrdfr jy kuVI qy hwQ cuwikaf qF ." bIbI jI ny Aus ƒ hukm suxFidaF gwl jfrI rwKI . "qUM clf jfh ! mYN lfjo ƒ afpy puwC lFgI .”

          lfjo KVI KVI zuskx lwg peI qy cuMnI nfl awKF pUMJdI kOly nfl jf lwgI . ijvyN Auh afpxy afp ƒ inrdosL sfbq krnf cfhuMdI hovy .     bIbI jI ny afpxy kol ibTf ky ipafr nfl sfrI puwC igwC kIqI qF Aus ny sfrf duwK Pol idwqf .

          "qusIN myrI mF vrgy ho . Blf mfvF qoN kI Ehlf ? myrf qy qloky df irsLqf nf hoieaF vrgf hI hY . qusF klH mYQoN iek svfl puwiCaf sI . socdI sI mYN quhfƒ afpxy mn dI hflq ikvyN dwsF ? myrI BUaf ny pqf nhIN kI smJ ky myrf iehdy nfl gT joV krvfieaf . mYN qF iek vfrI vI eys bMdy koloN pqI ipafr df suK nhIN mfixaF . ho skdY ieh by-ksUr hovy, pr mYN afpxI awg vrgI jvfnI lY ky ikwQy jfvF ?

          kdy suxdI huMdI sI beI 'joVIaF jg QoVHIaF’, awj afp hI Bugq rhI hF . jdoN dI ivafhI afeI hF, pYsy Dyly vwloN vI hmysLF QuV vfly idn hI kwtdI rhI . nf kdy eys ny sohxf kwpVf pf ky myry nfl bfhr jfx df cfa pUrf kIqf . lokF dIaF jnfnIaF pihn pwcr ky afpxy bMidaF nfl tihkdIaF hoeIaF rkisLaF `coN AuqrdIaF vyKdI hF qF myry kfljy ivc DU AuTdI hY . nf kdy eys ny koeI mn psMd dI cIjL lY ky idwqI hY, sgoN myry mfipaF dI iek iek tUm vycI bYTY .

          srdfr horF df zrYvr hox krky, srdfrf kdy kdy isnmy dy pfs lY afAuNdf hY. qy sfƒ vI iPLlm vyKx lY jFdf hY . kdy kdfeIN afty dI borI bjLfroN ilaOxI huMdI aY qF Auh jIp qy Gry Cwz jFdY . mYƒ rulI-KulI ƒ vyK ky kdy kdy Auh iehƒ smJOx vfsqy afK idMdY, 'qloikaf, jy lfjo vrgI kuVI myrI vhutI hovy qF rfxI bxf ky rwKF .'

          keIaF idnF qoN eys ny myry qy hwQ cuwkxf sLurU kr idwqf . myry qF ieh GsuMn dI mfr nIN, pr mYN kdy brfbrI nhIN kIqI . kdy kdy qMdrusqI TIk nf hox krky jy [[[idn cVH jFdy qF myry qy qohmqF lONdY ik mYN srdfry nfl[[[." qy Auh Pyr iPws peI .

          "klH dI gwl hY . srdfry dI BYx muwlFpur qoN afeI vI hY . Auhny ikqy mYƒ vfj mfr lI . sLfm ƒ jdoN ieh afieaf qF mYƒ Gry nf vyK ky vfjF mfrdf iPry . mYN srdfry dy GroN inklI qF bs vrH ipaf myry qy . hfkI lY ky Audfly ho igaf qy myry pfsy sykx lwgf . mYN zrdI kI krdI? Bwj ky srdfry dy Gr Pyr jf vVI . AuhdI BYx ny rfqIN mYƒ afpxy nfl suaf ilaf . awj EDroN hI mYN iswDI quhfzy kol afeI sI ."

          iesqrHF df duwK iek iesqrI hI vDyry smJ skdI hY . BfvyN lfjo ivc vI koeI kmjLorI hovy, pr jy afdmI sLrIrk aqy afriQk pwKoN Aus ƒ sMqusLt nf rwK sky aqy AuWqoN aiqafcfr krdf hovy, qF aOrq df kI dosL ?

          "qUM icMqf nf kr ." bIbI jI idlfsf idMdy boly . "aqy jy kdy bfhlI BIV pvy qF ikDry jfx dI loV nhIN . iswDI myry kol af jfvIN ."

          qlok cMd idl df mfVf nhIN sI . pr ijs qrHF iksy dI iksmq ivc iliKaf huMdf hY, Auh iek BrBUr gwBrU vfly guxF qoN vFJf rih igaf sI . iek qF sLrIrk qOr qy kmjLor, dUjf Aus dI qor ivc kuJ aYsI lck sI ik mihkmy ivc kMm krn vfly Aus ƒ sfry jLnfnf hI smJdy sn . kdy kdy koeI gwl lf ky itwcr kr jFdy, "beI isafixaF ny TIk hI ikhY ik jy iksy mhfqV df twbr sunwKf hovy qF guaFZIaF dIaF mOjF ho jFdIaYN ."

          kdy dovyN jixaF ƒ qury jFdy vyK ky koeI guaFZxF bolI mfr idMdIaF, "vyK nI muMzU quiraf jFdf ."

          qlok cMd kdy iksy kol, Bolypn ivc aOlfd nf hox bfry gwl kr bYTdf qF koeI afKdf, "qUM isLlfjIq Kfieaf kr ." koeI Cuhfry dwsdf aqy koeI kihMdf, "idwlI vfly hfjLk hkIm PLYjL mhMmd horF ƒ nbjL vKf ky af ." iksy jnfnI ny slfh idwqI, "ajkl sfnHyvfl ivc iek krnI vfly inrmly sMq afey hoey aY . suixaY AuhnF dI ikrpf nfl keIaF dI god hrI ho geI hY . pr aFhdy aY ijs aOrq ny murfd pUrI krOxI hovy Auh AuhnF dy afsLrm ivc iewkI idn kwlI syvf kry !" koeI qloky dI iKwlI AuVfdy afKdy, "Eey aYzI dUr jfx dI kI loV aY ? lfjo ƒ sfzy kol Byj idaf kr, EhdI syvf sgoN asIN kr CwzFgy ." ivcfrf qlokf, aMdro aMdr afpxy afp ƒ eynf hIxf smJdf, iksy ƒ koeI jvfb nf dy skdf .

          srdfry dy guaFZ ivc rihMdy hox krky keIaF ƒ Aus dI bdnfmI krn leI hor bhfnf lwB ipaf . kdy koeI kihMdf, "Xfr, mYN qF lfjo ƒ srdfry dI jIp `coN AuqrdI ƒ aksr vyiKaY ." koeI Aus ƒ srdfry nfl isnmf vyKx geI df crcf CyV idMdf . guaFZxF ivckfr ieh gwl afm ho geI ik, "lfjo dI awg mwTI nhIN huMdI, qfhIEN sfzy mrdF nfl hws hws cViglHIaF mfrdI hY ."

          inwq nvF sLgUPLf . afey idn bdnfmI dIaF gwlF sux sux ky qlok cMd ƒ eynI nmosLI afeI ik iek idn Auh acfnk GroN rU-posL ho igaf . Aus dy aPLsr, srdfr horF ny puils ivc vI ieqlfh idwqI pr Aus dI koeI AuWG suwG nf imlI. lokIN qrHF qrHF dIaF gwlF krn lwgy . koeI kihMdf, "sflf rMn df Gr pUrf krn jogf nhIN sI . sLrm df mfiraf nihr ivc Cfl mfr igaf hoxY ." koeI afKy, "Poj ivc BrqI ho igaf lgdY ." iksy ny aPLvfh PLYlfeI, "iksy sfDF dI mMzlI ivc jf rilaf ."

          koeI sfl ku Br lfjo ƒ bIbI jI ny afpxy kol rwiKaf . Aus dy ipqf ƒ gujLiraF awT mhIny ho gey sn . kuJ smyN leI Auh BUaf kol clI geI . Pyr ikDry srdfry dy rsUK nfl Aus ƒ mihkmy ivc qlok cMd vflI nOkrI hI iml geI, qy EhI kuaftr vI . awgy qF lok Cup Cup ky gwlF krdy sn, hux mUMh qy hI kihx lwg pey . lfjo ny lok lwj dI prvfh nf kridaF afpxf idl qkVf kIqf qy srdfry nfl hI irsLqf pIzf kr ilaf .

          "qyrI vI ikMnI mfVI iksmq hY. pMzqF dI kuVI ho ky qUM cimafrF dy muMzy dy vws pY geI ." iek dUsry dIaF bfhF ivc bYTy, iek idn srdfry ny Aus ƒ mKOl kIqf .

          "aYnf kuPLr nf qol srdfiraf . jy swcmuc df cimafr hYN qF lfh lY afpxI lfjo df

 cMm. jy sIa vI krgI qF afKdIN . Blf koeI jnm qoN QoVHf nIvF huMdY . ieh qF bMdy dy krm huMdy aY . qUM qF aYnf swcf suwcf iensfn hYN, koeI vI kuVI qyry qy afpf vfr skdI hY . qUM mYƒ kwZ ky qF nhIN ilafieaf, qUM qF mYƒ afsrf idwqY, rwb vFgUM . rwb ƒ ikhVf iksy ny vyiKaY . mYN qF iek srdfr ƒ ipafr kIqY, qy qyry lV lwg ky qF mYN srdfrnI bx ky rihxY, sUbydfrF dI noNh ." AusdIaF awKF ivc iek AuWjly BivsL dI cmk sI .

          srdfry ny pihlI vfrIN mihsUs kIqf . lfjo dI rulI KulI sLKsIaq ivc ikMnI mhfn aOrq lukI hoeI sI .

          "kmlIey ! mYN qF qyry nfl aYvyN hsdf sI ."

          "aiVaf ! mYƒ nhIN eyho jhy hfsy cMgy lgdy ." qy Auh Pyr Guwt ky Aus dy nfl lwg geI .

          jdoN qoN lfjo ny surq sMBflI, Aus ƒ afpxI BUaf qy PuwPV qoN isvf iksy vI hor irsLqydfr nfl nyVqf nhIN sI mihsUs hoeI . 'dUK invfrn' gurduafry ivc anMd kfrj vyly vI kyvl Auh dovyN hI sLfml hoey aqy ipafr nfl Aus leI kwpVy qy jLyvr lY ky afey .

          agly mhIny BUaf Aus ƒ Pyr imlx afeI .

          "dws lfjo, hux qUM KusL hYN ?"

          "puwC nf BUaf . mYN qF rwjI peI aYN ." Aus dy ichry qy iek ajIb loa sI . "qyrf juafeI mYƒ kihMdY, qYƒ mYN hux nOkrI nIN krn dyxI, qUM bws rfj kr ."

          "swcIN ! srdfrf qYƒ aYnf ipafr krdY ?"

          "mYƒ qF pqf hI hux lwgY ik pqI ipafr kI huMdY . qUM JUT nf jfxI, Auh qF mYƒ aYnf cfhuMdY ik awj vIh idn ho cwly ivafh hoey ƒ, Ehny myrf iek rfq vI vsfh nIN KfDf ."

          BUaf ny hsdI hsdI ny lfjo ƒ Guwt ky gl nfl lf ilaf .

hux qwk KLbrnfmf dI vYWb sfeIt nUM pfTk vyK cuwky hn

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