Shankha International
Shankha International in Bengali
Autumn-98 Issue
.. m<yÑ]¶zI mhfzr yp_> ..
nhrhz> shn]hl
(klkhyh)
([mhvhr ftirshr smhiV-ivbfs ricy)

ÉÑflr phT]p[ïfk bR bR HrfP Chph ahfC a`hë sy]th: 'bfn Yhfk bhG, ghfC Yhfk Pl.'Mother Teresa
ims\ imdhun-imdhun blfy blfy kÇhfs DÑfke ad_hr fvn, ftk\*t\ befzr shy n$br phyhth fKhflh. ahxÑflr vhgh b[ilfz b[ilfz m[Kï kr: 'bfn Yhfk bhG, ghfC Yhfk Pl.'
bhV] fmfzrh s[r kfr yhe m[Kï krfy Yhfk. wkjn bhfv. fs lh*t fbiöfy Kbfrr khgfj mlht-fvozh wkKhnh 'ahfbhl yhfbhl' pRiCl. ims\fk l[ikfz.
wbhr pRh Vrhr phlh. ims\ jhnfy chn: blfyh mfzrh, 'ghfC kI Yhfk?'
fmfzrh sbhe wkfZhfg bfl ofT, Pl Yhfk ims\, Pl.
- iTk HfzfC. wbhr blfyh fmfzrh, 'bfn kI Yhfk?'
bhiGnI-gj_fn PÑtPÑft fmfzr vl H[Xkhr ivfz ofT, bhG Yhfk ims\, bhG.
- bh:, åd\ fg]l_\s\! wbhr blfyh fmfzrh, 'bhG fkhYhz Yhfk?'
- bfn Yhfk ims\, bfn!
- fBir åd!
wfkbhfr fSA-fbiöfy bsh nInhr khfn wsb kYh ahfvù ZhfêC nh, fs y@mz Hfz BhbfC: W kYhthr mhfn kI Hl?
"fHYhz rxIn ahkhS yfl, s=pn fvhlh ahpin fvhfl,
s[frr fnShz Jrnh fChft, ahkhSkÑs[m ahpin fPhft."
nInh yKn abhk Hfz BhbfC, ahkhSkÑs[m fkhYhz fPhft? ahkhfS? kI rx yhr? gnß ahfC? j~[e-fbl-fghlhfpr mfyh?
- ahêCh, fmfzrh, wbhr blfyh, Pl fkhYhz Yhfk?
sms=fr siTk jbhb: ghfC Yhfk ims\, ghfC!
- s[@vr bflC! wbhr blfyh fmfzrh, bfn ahr kI Yhfk?
b]s\! fghth kÇhs i*pk\it nt! w-kYh fyh befz flKh 
fne! ims\o bfl fvnin! p/SNth fbmòh ijfôs kfr fPfl ims\ infjo cçRhë ap/ïÑy. iC:! wth kI kfr fPlfln iyin? isflbhs-biHBç_y wmn wkth kiTn p/SN! fHdimf*tàs\ jhnfy phrfl Hzy bkhtkh krfbn. iyin bhfrbhfr bfl frfKfCn: isflbhfsr bhefr wk-ph Zhfbn nh fku!
HThQ ipCn fbiö fYfk wkth PÑtPÑft bhêch Hhy fyhfl.
- efzs\ nInh? yÑim ikC[ blfb?
- bfn Hir> Yhfk ims\, ahr efz--- p~[cfk KrfghS Yhfk. ahr --- ahr phiK Yhfk ims\ --- ahr --- ahr ky prjhpiy Yhfk!
- kI kfr jhnfl? fk bflfC?
- nh, nh bflin fku.
- yhHfl? fkhYhz flKh ahfC?
nInh fs FkiPzy nh ivfz bfl cfl, ahr ghfC, ims\? Pl ChRh lyhphyho Yhfk --- ky ky efz Yhfk --- khT-ippfR. flj-fJhlh b~hvro Yhfk.
ims\ ibr| Hn. bfln, yÑim wsb ahfj-bhfj k%pnh kr fkn blfyh? befy Zh flKh ahfC yhe m[Kï krfb. 'ghfC Yhfk Pl.' b]s\! âV[ Pl. PÑl mhk_\s\. b~hvr fyh Yhfk iciRzhKhnhz.
nInh Bfz Bfz bfl, ghfCo Yhfk, ims\. âV[ --- efz --- iciRzhKhnhz nz. Vrh pRhr ahfg fyh ghfCe Yhfk --- 
- bR bhfj kYh bl yÑim! nh, b~hvr ghfC Yhfk nh, yh Yhkfl Pl kI kfr ghfC Yhkfb? b~hvfr fyh Pl fKfz fPlfb! yhe nh? fvKC nh, befz flKh ahfC, 'ghfC Yhfk Pl!'
nInh FkiPzQ fvz, b~hvr sb smz fyh ghfC Yhfk nh. iciRzhKhnhfyo Yhfk. ahr efz --- kKfnh kKfnh bR-rh>Imhr fkhfl m[K l[ikfz G[m Zhz.
- kI, kI blfl? bR-rh>Imh! fk iyin?
nInhr bhik] Vfr fgfC. fkhn÷m bfl: qIfrr p[yÑl!
ims\-wr m[Kth lhl Hfz ofT. kn\fB@t-lhilyh iyin. Zivo wKhfn incÑ-kÇhfs bhxlh pRhn. o~r mfn pfR fgl qIfrr p[yÑl nhfm khr fZn wkth ahjåib gf%pr be ahfC. beth o~r pRh fne. Bhbfln, nInh o~r b¤-iSâshiHfy] aôyhr p/iy kthq krfC. kiTns=fr blfln, W rkm wkth b~hvfrr sf¤e ibfz Hfb fyhmhr!
kÇhsâvß fmfz iKliKilifz fHfs ofT!
nInh ikëÑ mrfm mfr Zhz. qIfrr p[yÑl-wr W rhjp[á-b~hvrthfk or fbS pC@v. kI b[ivß b~hvrthr! AìIThkrº>fk pZ_ë fbhkh bhinfz fCfRiCl. ahêCh, fthpr prfl ofk fkmn fvKhfb? srlmfn fs jhnfy chz, ahr wfvr sf¤? dil, gIyh, s[mnhfvr sf¤? bfn fZsb bhG Yhfk yhfvr wk-wk jfnr sf¤ ik ibfz Hfb ofvr?
ahr sH] Hznh ims\-wr. khn Vfr Yh#pr kAhfnhr ivn fgfC. yhe g$BIr Hfz blfln, nInh! j[fyh fKhflh. fbiör upr ufT v~hRho!

* * *

fHnir fdiBd fYhfrh wkbhr bfliCfln:

If a man cannot keep pace with his companions, it is perhaps because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music that he hears, however measured or far away.

* * *

Mother Teresa p/Ym ibS=Z[fvßr dàhmhrrh yKn sfb vhmhmh YhimfzfCn. All quiet on the Western Front, as well as on the Eastern! fse p{b_p/hfër Z[vßfqfá, Z[fghsLhiBzhz, wkjn r>kÇhë Fsinkfk fk fZn fbmòh KÑn kfr bsl! Z[fvßr fjfr nz, Vm_hnßyhr khrf>. y~hr PÑtPÑft fmfzitr bzs yKn shy ik aht.
yhr fCflfblhr kYh fku ilfK rhfKin. ahêCh, fso ik fSA fbiöfy wkh-wkh bsy? ims\ ZKn phT]befzr b~hVh b[il m[Kï krhfyn yKn fso ik ÉÑlGfrr jhnlh ivfz fKhlh ahkhfSr ivfk yhikfz Yhky? fZKhfn v{r nIlhkhfS wkh-wkh phk KhfêC wkth s{Z_shqI icl? nh, nIl ahkhfSr 'ahkhSkÑs[m' nz, or s=pN iCl an] jhfyr PÑl: kv_mipiêCl biïfy inZ_hiyy mhn[fZr KiR-oTh fT~hftr fkhf> kéyôyhr: 'HhisPÑl'! jhin nh, yhfko ik ivivmi> aiBShp ivfziCfln, 'fyhmhr sf¤o wkth b~hvfrr ibfz Hfb.'
yh ikëÑ Hzin. ahy±fki@v/k, s=hY_pr p/iyfbSIfvr shr ivfz v~hR kirfz Z~hrh 'flP\t\-rhet' fSKhfyn, y~hfvr shfY ph imilfz o mhc_ krfy phrl nh. khr> iyin shrhq> W far away different drummer-wr wk sfXky ânfy fpfyn! yhe kÇhsâvß fmfzfvr mfyh jIbfn iyin 'sPlyhr s=hv' phnin. sHphiTnIrh Zhfk 'shPl]' bly fse ijinAåflh - HIfr-fmhiy-ph»h, ibrht rhjp/hshv, bh bhyhn[kçl krh ilm[isn. yfb H~]h, an] jhfyr s=Ikéiy fpfzfCn: Bhryryú, m]hghfsshe, fnhfbl-p[rÉhr! 'fyn yf|n BÑi¶Yh'-mfÖ yh fBhgo kfrfCn - W ibp[l aY_ kÑìfrhgI ahr anhYfvr mfV] ibilfz ivfz. sHphiTnIrh Zhfk 's[K-s=hêC@v' bly, yh iyin phnin. fpfzfCn: 'ahn@v'fk!
fZ 'ahn@v} b/¥f>h ibv=hn n ibfBiy kvhcn!' 
sHphiTnIfvr mfyh Gr, br, sëhn --- 
nh, BÑl Hl. sëhn iyin fpfzfCn. aZ[y - inZ[y! mhyh ghnßhrIfk líjh fvozh lq-lq fkhit-fkhit sëhn. Zhrh ahj afJhr Vhrhz k~hvfC.
nInh wKn bR Hfz fgfC. fs wKn b[Jfy iSfKfC: bfn âV[ bhG nz, fSzhl-fnkfR-Hhznhrho Yhfk. rhjnIiyr bfn. fymin inb_hcnjzIr ghfC âV[ Pl nz, s[es-b]hfXkr a]hkhu@t fYfk flj-fJhlh a]hi@t-fshShl k]hdhrrho Yhfk. ikëÑ fsthe fSA kYh nz! mhyéHIn anhY ahr kÑìfrhgIfvr 'mh'-o we sb_Hhrhr v[inzhz Yhfkn. fnHhQ Ziv bhG-fnkfR-Hhznhr vl in&p/h> mhfzr fvHth iCëhe kfr en\fdhr f*tidzhfmr bhyhn[kçl-krh aidfthirzhfm fkfR infz Zhz - W anhY ahr kÑìfrhgIfvr nhghflr bhefr - yhHflo y~hr m<yÑ] fne. inm_lh-mhfzr ræp Vfr ahbhr iyin wigfz ahsfbn ofvr ibSI>_ fT~hftr p/hfë inm_l 'HhisPÑl' fPhthfy..
Menu
Bottom Navigation Bar
ContentsEditorialEssaysStoriesPoetryChildrenMiscellanyPrevious ArticleNext ArticleContentsEditorialEssaysStoriesPoetryChildrenMiscellanyPrevious ArticleNext Article