Saturday, August 29, 2009

Echoes

Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me.

I take my hatchet, and bury it,
Deep into your skull, through hair bone grey,
It's messy, distasteful even (it reeks of Pulp Fiction)
But you keep smiling away.

Drop the glass, it's not hard,
Just a sharp crack, you'll live;
Shatter, shock, shards I survive,
Echoes, faint and blunt, kill.

- Prateek Agrawal

Monday, August 24, 2009

Payrar Stew - v2.0

Shamogri

kaNcha aam (1 and 4/9)
fulkopi (3/7)
lettuce (93.4 g)
piyajkoli (142.5 g)
brocoli (5/8)
celery (153.1 g)
parsnip (83 g)
faba beans (113 g)
asparagus (6 and 5/9)
white eggplant chhoto (211 g)
Pawddhoti

Nishchoi shamogrir taalika ta dekhe akdom chudey gyachhen. Apnar hoye aami-i apnar moner kawtha gulo bole dichchhi nahoy:
1. aa mawron, ei graam banglaay awtoshawto bidishi jinish pabo kottheke?
2. ei bhaadro maashey kaNcha aam, piyajkoli ki tor thakurdaar jhaNter peyara bagan theke tulbo?
3. immhhh, aar parina, 113 gram, 211 gram – kyano re bhaya?
4. school e thakte akbar chaane jabar aage babar toale khule pore giyechhilo. maa ke jiggyesh kawray maa kicchutei “ogulo” ki bolte chailen na. anek bar proshno kawray birokto hoye bolechhilen je ogulo ke “dimer ghash” bawley. “dimer gaachh” bole to kichhu shunini.
Aah Boudi, apni o jamon. eggplant maane begun. Puro paddhoti ta na porei apnar e proshno gulo kawra uchit hoyni. (”Mr. Wayne, perhaps we should read the instructions first”). Aamar aager rannar boigulo (”khana khao bhai” series, amazon e paaben na, nodite keu boi paay?) porle e bhul ta apni korten na. Jaakge aar na bhatiye baki paddhoti ta bolchhi.
Naarkel tel gawrom kore taate kaadi pata, gota kaalo shorshey, alpo gawrom mawshla, akta patilebur rawsh, duto shukno lawnka, akta piyaj kuchi, 4 koa roshun kuchhi, 200 gram ada kuchi, shaad anujayi nun, aar ektu chini din. (chini ta shaad anujayi bollam na karon taate aamar ghoti bondhura shawb khabar kei mishtanney porinawto kawre). Egulo bheje haalka badami rong er hole taate sheddho kawra gawlda chingri gulo phele din. (koi bapu, er kawtha to aage bawloni – akdom chup kore shunun, anek shojjyo korechhi!). Ebar ete kete rakha uchchhe, kawrola (dutoi? HYAN!), pawtol, kaaNchkawla, pepe diye din. (eta ki aamish shuktoni? Uff, NA!). Ebar du gelaash jawl dhele din. 20 minute kawm aaNchey phuNttey din. Tarpor ektu dhone pata kuchi aar 4 chamoch noon diye naamiye nin. (noon to dilaam aage? aar akta proshno korle, poNd mere khaal kore debo akdawm!)
Eta ke bawley – Goan prawn curry with vegetables. Nijey khaoa to durer kawtha, baDir kaajer meye ke diley kintu shey palabe, tarpor nije ke haath puriye ranna kore khete hawbe. Aar jodi baDir posha kukurer bhaater saathe mishiye chaliye ditey chaan, tahole shey shinghey porinawto hoye apnar poNder maangsho khabey. Awrthat chupchaap ei phaykaashey (hawbena? holud diyechhilen? shawb aamake bole dite hawbe?) awkhaddyo curry ta maati tey putey din. Nawrdoma diye phelbenna, eta beraal ba kukurer pete gele aapnar rokkhey nei.
Jaak anek klanto hoyechhen; ak kaaj korun akglass lebur shawrbot niye akta cigarette dhoraan. Aamar bou akhon ghumochchhey, or gmail account ta khub poorly organized. Or account ta bhalo kore guchhiye din.; kichhu rules o likhe din, jaate mails gulo apna thekei categorize hoye jaay. Ei kaaj hoye gele aamar bou ke ghum theke tule din. Ak cup cha aar akta cigarette din. Ebar oke bolun apni kerom du ghawnta dhore or mail account theek kore diyechhen. Pediye brindabon dekhiye debe; haath pa shawb bhenge debe. Ebar ak maash bichhana-y, aar roj mama – maangso bhaat! Payrar maangso, STEW!



Osho Pishach