TODAY -

Adubu!
- A Short Story -

Dr. Moirangthem Jiban Singh *

Adubu!



Mamannabi Sanatombina lirakpa warising muna taruraba matung, pukningse khoirang khoisaonabaga loinana yum youba ngamdana, lambi mapanda leiba PCO amada fat changlaga…………

- Eema ei Helina-gi mamannabane, Nagamapal-dagine. Tuition mafamdagi hallakpata mangairi. Madi ngasi tuition su lakte, masa ngamdabra? Karigumba maru-oiba pao amatang haig-ge haina yum youdringeida PCO dagi hekta toujarakpani. Mabu leibra amukta paihanbigera?

- Heima! Eikhoi eebem-magi mamannaba, eechana ngangthorakpa wahei-watasing-ga ateigiga manmade. Onthokna tabada nungai. Ngaikhoko, eebemma........

- Tare eema,

- Khara thuna amukta lak-o.

- Kari?

- Se, wari sanou.

- Kana?

- Keidoure tuition laktradi? Kari charammino morok saraga kammiduna?

- Pasoida chatlubane. Hallakpata mangairi, aduna lak-khidabane. Hayeng lakke. Pao nungaiba amasu tambige. Eemana singju-bora thanamme. Khut hambaka kao-i, chari.

- Haobro?

- Hao-i. Nangdi kaida liege?

- Morok asaba mayam chasinganu, hamthajani. Yamna sabasu ouraklabani tumba ngamloi. Tuition hallakpani, yum youdri, lambidagine tourak-ise.

- Ha! Yamna nungsibagi wanine.

- Um, Sak-henbi, khonjendo tadradi leiba ngamdre. Aduna yum youba ngamdana tourisini. Nangna eise pungao-ngaohalle.

- Tat, natat tounu. Ei khang-handabida atoppa nupi mayamma koiramgani. Johstone gi Secretary-nabu! Tamfasana – Ibotonsana higher secondary-gi secretary mayamga toina-toina Imphal Bazaar manungda peisa khaiba chatpa natra, ha ha ha ha ha ha........

- Thina hatlehe nangidudi.......

- Ashengba natro?

- Ashengbane, apambasu lising-lising lei. Adubu eigi nungsibadi natomtani. Nang eingonda nungsibagi matangda amuk hanna fagi tourak-kanu.

- Ishh.......! Natou yenge toubane pammuba. Nasaktuga ‘Nana Patekar’ hek malladana, ha ha ha

- Fare, adu oiradi eikhoini hayeng hekta chellasi.

- Kari chellase!

- Tha amata mangaire exam hougadaba, exam loiba ngaiba ngamlaroidara? Khangba ngamdrabo?

- Konna luhonglabasu kaide, hayeng eikhoi ani chellasi. Minara-lainara tamba ama lakcharani.

- Ngaokho-he! Khangba khara kallu. Ngasise nang maong ama tou-i, keidoure?

- Ei nangi khanbada yamna wai. Ngasisu makhoi mayamna eibu laknarak-i. Chumbra lanbra khangde. Ei tuminna adum lak-labani.

- Kari haina lak-naraklibano?

- Toklasida, kannadaba wathini. Exam kuidre lairik paro. Eisu chatlage.

- Ngaikho!

- Yareda, hayeng tuition mafamda oina sannarasi. Peisa yamna tarani thamlage. Ei peisasu yamna yaorakte.

- Tage tasano, nangna leiriba PCO do kadaidano? Ei lakke leirammo.

- He! Ngaikho. Peisa ei adum pijarage. Numit tare, nang lak-anu.

- Adu, makhoina kari hairak-ino, haiyo.

- Haidringeida, nang eibu thadoktuna chatkhiroi haina wasak-u.

- Oh! Adugi wa oire. Nangna haining-ido, ei adum khangjare. “Eise chellurabini”, haina hairakpa natro?

- Makhoina hainingba haijasanu, ei-nangna tabidraga loire. Toubatabu, makhoina gyam men tadana ngangnaribado tabada khangba ngamdaduna toubani.

- Houjik khangba ngamdraga, hayeng luhonglaba matungda punsi chuppa khangbadi ngamgadra?

- Ash! Eina ngasaina haiduni. Nangi hounabi tourak-ani haiba. Yare toklose. “Hallakpi-hallaktabi, fajabi-thibi karimataga eiga mari leinade, eidi nangbu pamba natte, nangbu thammoi sengna nungsirubani. Nang eibu thadoktuna chatkhiba yaroi. Nang eigini”.

- Eibu thammoi sengna nungsiraga, karigi mina ngangnaba taruraga, eingonda call tourakliba? Eise hallakpini pamdre haining-laba natra? Chatlo!loina chatkhro! Ei hingningdre!

Numittuma, hayeng kari oiragaba khan-khanduna adum piranglakta loisinkhre.

Mathangi numitagi Helina tuition toubasu lak-khidre. Eingonda tamjage haikhiba mapaodusu takhidre. Mamannabisingda hanglubasu asengba paokhum amata fangde. Call tourubasu paikhatte. Mana tuition yaoba atoppa mafamda yenglubasu lakhidre hairak-i. Mapao taningbana langtaknaraba thammoisina magi mapaotabu ngaikhi.

Maigei thungna chattuna hanglubasu aremba takhi. Minok chaoraba samajsida magi oiramgadaba punsido khallubada, eisu angaobagun lenkhi. Adubu!


* Dr. Moirangthem Jiban Singh wrote this article for e-pao.net
The writer is Research Associate , Central Pollution Control Board, Parivesh Bhawan, New Delhi, and can be contacted at mjscholar(at)gmail(dot)com
This article was posted on February 27, 2015.


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