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Nungsibagi Namada :: Part 1
- A story -

Dr. Moirangthem Jiban Singh *



Bangaluru Maheikon-gi Reasearch Scholar amasung faculty-sing-gi special computer kada fanduna lairik pana-pana, nakanda Orkut-su adum hangduna thammi. Masak-su khangdaba, photo-su yaodaba toubatabu mamingna 'Manshi' haina thaba mee amana friend request thajillak-i. Khanthaba toudana accept hekta pikhi. Accept toukhiba mikuptu-dagi, mikup hangde, wahang kaya-kayani hanglak-khiba mana. Eisu paokhum watte khumliba. Meechik miraokhol tadraba AC gi ka manungdu-da Orkut-tagi paithorak-pa sak-udabi helloiduna mikup kharadang-gi oina eibu maikei-salai khangdana pubikhi......................

- Da, nahak kaidagino?
- Nagampal.
- Bangaluru-da keidourino?
- Ph.D.
- Loigadaba kayam watlige?
- 1.
- Nachin-nao kaya suge?
- 4.
- Da-na kaya subano?
- Atombani.
- Bangaluru-da leiba nungaibra?
- Nungai-mandana chahi 9 sure yumda thoktaba.
- Ash! Chahi 9! Eidi yumda chatning-bana khangba ngamdre. Karigi yumda hallaroi khallino?
- Matik chaba mee ama hanna oikhige.
- Adubudi fei. Adubu chhuti leiba-kanda yumda thokpa yai keino.
- Yadaba leite, adubu eidi thokningde.
- Yumgi eema-paba, nachin-nanao kana-amata yengningdabara?
- Eema-Eepa-di macha oibasing-gi mitna uba eeswarni hainaribaduni. Adubu eeswargi makhong konduna leiraga kamdouna mee oigani. Makhoibu thamoida chetna ninglaga, eesa-eesa-gi ethou hanna pangthok-kadabani. Eina-bu matik charabadi, khudingmak yengsinba ngamgani.
- Eema-paba-na nongmata yumda thorak-u haidabra?
- Macha-bu uningdaba mama malemsida kana leiramgani? Kourak-i, eina yadabani. Makhoi eibu adukki matik thajei. Eina makhoi-dagi lapna leikhrabasu, makhoi karimata chingnade.
- Haibadi?
- Makhoina eibu adukki matik thajei haibani keidourage.
- Kari hairino! Gyan tadre.
- Masidi nakhoina gyan taroi, toklasida.
- Yade hairamkho.
- Macha-masu-singna yum-da thengna hallaktrabadi ahan-laman-sing matha sanei. Maramdi, makhoina mapanda thok-khraga kari charamgani-thaklamgani, keidouramgani haibase ching-nei, thajafam leite. Toubatabu, macha-ni nungsiba koubanina soikhi-ngamkhigadra haiduna koithi-thiribani. Adubu, eina yumda thengna hanjillakpa-hanjillaktaba, numit-tha-Chahi kaya yumda handrabasu kananasu nachungbide. Haibadi, eina mapan thok-khraga kari charamgani-thaklamgani, keidouramgani haibase chingnafam leite. Samlapna, nungsiba mafamda thajaba leitabasu yai. Adubu, thajaba mafamda nungsibadi lengdana leigani.

- Wow! Da-gi sahityasidi!
- Sahitya natte. Houjik-houjik oiriba eigi punsi khongchatni, Nungsibi.
- Kari haiba? Aroiba waheido, amuktang-ga hanna,
- Nungsibi
- Keino tourisibo, kakthatlo.
- Kakthatloi, hanna-hanna hairisini, nungsibi, nungsibi, nungsibi, eina nangbu nungsi, nungsibi.
- Mee loina ukhrani, kakthatlo!
- Ujasanu, kakthatloi.
- Mee usitriba haidura, nang-gise?
- Nungsibi haibasibu, mee usitabagi waheiro?
- Nang!
- Nang kaina, thak-kha khangdaba, nang-nine, mee usitrise.
- Oh! Da, nahakki no. amukta pirak-uba.
- 91+8095675523

Tallaktuda, meisu mutkhiba khanghoude. Mail-su sighs out touhoudre. Minutes 15 muk ngaibani, lakte. Fuk hougatlaga, laboratory assistance madam-duda mei hek lakpaga eigi mail animak sigh out toubinaba hairamlaga library-gi mapanda thorak-i. Library manungda signal fangdabanara khangde, mapanda hek thorakpaga eigi Nokia-301 du unknown no. amadagi miscall masing khangde leiramliba. Pungsu 5.15 tarabanina ngasi-di campus bus-ta hankhibana fare khanduna bus stand lomda prap-prap lak-li-ngei call amuk tring-tring, tring-tring,

- Yaro?
- Kari maron-no asina? Asibu Manipuri natro?
- mane, Meitei-ni. Kana oibirabano?
- Eine.
- Eine haibadi, number-si anoubanina kanao haiba-laksinba ngamdre. Kari hainingbage?
- Mayam mamangsida Da-na tourise karino?
- Keidourage haise?
- Orkut-ta, ifong-fongna mayam mamangda 'Nungsibi' kaina tourak-idu, meena tara-uraga kari khankhini?
- Eikhoi ani nungsinari haina khannakhini, khangning-khangsanu keino. Meibu fina kuppa, nungsibabu lottuna thamba yabro. Nungsibagibu nungsibi haijabani, yadragana........!
- Yadraga keidouge haiba?
- Ha ha ha! Nang-na yam luna khanjinkhre. Yadragana 'Nungsidabi' hairaga loire keino. Yaba-yadaba haidudi nangini. Yaraga nungsinnare, yadragana tokle, karigi matha sariba? Nungsinase yade kaina, natung ko-in inagadouba, fangdre kaina matha saraga hu-ka charaga sigadaba leina chenba nupa-dudi ei natte. Farene nangna yaningdrabanina 'Nungsidabi' hairage yareko? Bus lak-le thamlo.
- Ngaikho.

Ei wangang sangangsidi, khusathi amani. Eina luna khanba amafaoba leite, khudingmak yam laina khandok-i. Touthorakpasu khong-khut chin chap manei, meena ngamdaba thabak eina laina toukhini. Toubatabu, eingonda oidaba nganglakpa meedumadi lemna thadoktre. Masak-su khangdaba, thibra-fajabra, mamit tangbra, makhong-makhut yaobra-yaodabra adusu khangdaba nupiduda 'Nungsibi' hekta haijilli. Farene, orkut-ta ngeihak matam lenbani haina khalambani. Nupiduna no. pirak-u hairakpaga sat hekta pikhi. Eingonda akiba machete amafaoba yaode. Toubagidi ngasifaoba nupi amafaoba koijadribani. Bus manungda eetomta momon noktuna yum yourak-khiba khanghoude.

Numidang, chak-eesing charaga ngeihak hakchik langluge haiduna terrace mathak-ta kakhat-li. Paktak-nana sandokhriba Bangaluru city-gi fajaba, karidi hairuni, mitfam hongba ngamde. Thokliba Thajagi Thabal-lakta atiyada kufet-kafet ngalliba thawanmichaksing yengluraga khanghoudana chentharakhiba wakhalgi eechelna torab-ban anida yeikhaiduna eepak youningbagum, pukningse mawol-mawol khallakhi. Ngasai eina khadang khara thadakhibaduna tumba yadra-malle, nupido amuk tring-tring, tring-tring................................

- Keidourage, tumba yadraba, Nungsidabi?
- Um, yadre!
- Matam manghanganu, Lairik kanna pao, thamlo.
- Phone-si eina peisa tinglaga tourak-libani. Da-na tourakpasu natte. Karigino thamlo-thamlo harise. Wari sananingdraba?
- Keino! Harisibo? Nang-na phone tourakpagini thamlo hairise. Eiga nang-ga nungsinabasu natte, keidouba-gi wari sanadoino? Eisi-bu nang-gi 'NAPUROIBA' oina urabro? Eina nangonda keidoubagi call tourak-toino?
- Kari! 'EEPUROIBA' kaina, pellehe eebung-ngo.
- Pelladi phonese eina kakthatpa nungaite, nasana khangna thamkhro.
- Thamkhiroi.
- Ei kakthat-lage.
- Yaroi! Hek kakthat-pada eina keidouge yeng-ngu!
- Ish! Kijareda eebemma, keino haigadaba wado sat-sat hairak-u.
- Hairoi!
- Addudi, keidouge hairino?
- Mayam mamngda nungsibi kaina touramlaga tuminna leikhiba yaroi. Eina ngasai phone no. pirak-u haibada sat laona pirak-idu karigino?
- Haibadi, pirak-kanu haibro? Eigi phone no. dudi website-tasu yaobani. Malemsigi mafam sinba thung-na chaithok-khraba no. ni. Nangbu mee-oiba amani khallaga no. pikhibani, sha-ni khallamlaga-di piramloi.
- Ash! Sha! Kaina, adugi natte-da, masak khangdaba meena no. pirak-u haibada hekta pirak-lidugi wanida.
- Sakhang-daba mee-du masak khangdok-ke haina no.-do pikhibanni. Warourabo?
- Waroude-da, da-gi wahei-wata, touthorakpa-du khalluraga adum..........
- Adum, haidi?
- Eisu Da-da 'Nungsiba' kaina haininglakpado, adubu haikhiroi. Fajana marup oina tinnakhisi.
- Nang-gisi, eiga nakoi-na-na koinasi asini-ne? Ha ha ha ha....... Chathok-kho-he! Tumbasu yadre, lairik pabasu yadrabanina, nupa-angang-da khairage asini-ne.
- Ash! Da-na keigino eingonda yam thi-thina ngang-ise? Oo! Pamuba, eidi saoba heijade. Nang-gi athiba waheisingduna eibu nanakta kousinbagum oina tajei. Keino-ama hangjageba?
- Amata natte, hangningba hangjou.
- Eibu hanna masak khangbra?
- Khangde!
- Khangdra-ga, kamaina nungsi hairak-ino?
- Nungsinaraga konna khangnarasu yai keino-ne!
- Thajade! Eibu hanna masak khangba malli.
- Khangde-he! Johnston-dagi 12th (PUC) hek loibada-gi, Bangaluru-da lakhibani. Kuire yumda handaba.
- Oh!
- Oidaba ngangba eigi punsi khongchat-ka mari leinade.
- Ash! Da, saonuba, da-gi maramdadi ei kharamakheidi khangjare. Eigi maramdadi khanglamkhiroine?
- Mathou tade, khangsu khang-ningde. Nahak-khak nattana, eigi nungsiba-ga kana-amata-ga mari leinade. Eema-paba, nachin-nanao, lan-thum, thiba-fajaba, laira-inak-khunba, khongtek-mitang kari amataga mari leinade. Nasak udana thammoida faorakpa eina nangbu nungsiba mamal naide.


To be continued ...


* Dr. Moirangthem Jiban Singh wrote this article for e-pao.net
The writer is Research Associate , Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi and can be contacted at mjscholar(at)gmail(dot)com
This article was posted on February 06, 2015.


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