Kobita: Virginia Biplob

May 27, 2008

Amar dui bondhu Shopu bhai ar Rahman bhai thaken Virginia te. Dujon e chakuri-jibi. Besh kodin agey ekbar giyechilam tader dekhte. Tader shonar shongshar’e shongi hoyechilam purey jawa chicken ar beef kheye. Amar moddhe kobi-vab ekdom e nei. Tarporo tader hashshokor kaz karbar dekhe ekta kagozer tukro te hizi-bizi koyek line likhechilam, jeta porar por Shopu bhai khanikta ahoto hoye shobdo korechilen, “Hmnnmf”.

Etodin por shei kagozer tukro aaj khuje peyechi.

Oh, tader theke ektu durei thaken Razzak bhai. Tar gatro-borno shamanno ektu garo (ektu na, besh garo). Ei jonno take ador kore ‘Kala’ daka hoy. But Razzak bhai sheta mante raji na. Tar kotha holo, take emni emni shokh kore ‘Kala’ dake Rahman bhai, er shathe gayer ronger konoi shomporko nei :p Ebong eta proman korar jonnoi tinio dudher moto tok-toka forsha Rahman bhai ke ‘Kala’ bole daken.

উঠিয়া সকালবেলা জাব্বা-জোব্বা পরে,
ছুটে যায় সপু ভাই এক্সপ্রেস বাস ধরে।

কাধ নেড়ে, হাত ছুড়ে মারে কত ভাব,
যেন তার মত গুনী মানুষের অফ অভাব।

কাজে বসে কফি খায় শুধু দিনভর
গালে হাত দিয়ে ভাবে কখন ফিরে যাবে ঘর।

এরি ফাকে কল করে রহমান ভাই
বলে, হারামজাদা সপু, ডেকে দিলি না কেন সোয়া আটটায়?

তোর জন্য অফিসএ আসতে হল দেরী,
আয় বাসায়, আজ তোর ছুটাবো বাহাদুরী।

বীর যোদ্ধা সপুভাই ভয় নাহি পায়,
অফিস শেষে ঠিক-ঠাক, চলে আসে সে বাসায়।

ঘরে এসে মারামারি করে দুই আদমসন্তান,
কিচেন থেকে ভেসে আসে পোড়া মাংসের ঘ্রান।

আগুন নেভাতে ছুটে যেতে চায় সপুভাইএর প্রান,
তখনই রহমান ভাই তার কামড়ে ধরে কান।

দুজনের পেটে দুজন ঘুসি মারে বারবার,
এদিকে মাংস পুড়ে হয় ছারখার।

খিদে পেটে খালি গায়ে বসে থাকে দুইজন,
সাগরের বিরিয়ানির জন্য মন করে কেমন কেমন।

রাজ্জাক ভাইকে কল করে বলে, কালা, চলে আয় প্লীজ,
তারপর তিন হতভাগা বসে খায় চায়নীজ।

একটু হেসে একজন বলে, ভালই হলো, নাকি বলিস রহমান?
অন্যজন বলে, আর একটা কথা বললে সপু, ছিড়বো তোর অন্য কান।

Uthia shokal bela jabba jobba pore,
Chute jay Shopu bhai express bus dhore

Kadh nere, hat chure mare koto vaab
Jeno tar moto guni manusher office-e ovaab

Kaz e boshe coffee khay shudhu dinbhor

Gal’e hat diye vabe kokhon firey jabe ghor.

Eri fakey call kore Rahman bhai
Bole “haramzada Shopu, deke dili na keno showa aat-tay?”

“Tor jonno office-e ashte hoye gelo deri
Ay bashay, aj tor chutabo bahaduri”

Bir joddha shopu bhai, voy nahi pay
Office sheshe thik thak, chole ashe je bashay

Ghore eshe mara mari kore dui adom shontan
Kitchen theke veshe ashe pora mangsher ghran

Agun nevate chute jay shopu bhai er pran
Tokhoni rahman bhai tar kamre dhore kan.

Dujoner pet’e dujon ghushi mare bar bar
Edike mangsho purey hoy char-khar.

Khide pet e khali gaye boshe thake duijon,
Shagorer¹ biriyanir jonno mon kore kemon kemon.

Razzak bhai ke call kore bole “kala, chole ay please”,
Tarpor tin hoto-vaga boshe khay chinese.

Mridu heshe, ekzon bole, “bhaloi holo, naki bolish Rahman”
Onno joner uttor, “Shopu, ar ekta kotha bolle chirbo tor onno kan!!”.

(Shalinotar kotha vebe kobitar duto line bad deya hoyeche.)
(¹Shagor Restaurant New Yorker namkora Bangladeshi khabarer dokan.)

Eta likhte likhtei mone pore gelo, amader Shopu bhai abar birat kobi. Moha Kobi bola jay. Instant kobite toiri koren ebong kobi vab ta probol korar jonno oporichito manush take nam jiggesh korle tini nijeke ‘Pothik’ bole chaliye deyar dhandha koren :p Tar kobi protivay amra eki shathe mugdho, birokto ebong klanto. Tar ekta video khuje pelam, onekdin ager. Ei jinish shopu bhai janle, amio amar kono ekta kan harabo :( Kan haranor zhuki niyei video ta post korlam.

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“Ki Re Gadha! Bangla Lekha Pora Jay?”

May 25, 2008

বাংলা টাইপিং মনে আছে কিনা দেখছি।

Ha! Mone ache.

Dui din por por amar Bangla okkhor e lekhar shokh hoy. Ami khuje pete Avro Keyboard (bangla typing software) ta download kori, install kori.. khub utshaho niye 3/4 line likhi. Amar ekta email account theke onno email account e Banglay email kori. “Ki re gadha? Bangla lekha pora jay?” – ei type email. Shei email abar nizei open kori, pori, mugdho hoi ebong nizei gadha shaji. Tarpor shokh mitey jay, mon shanto hoy. :)

Song Title: Ar Kotokaal Bhashbo
Artist: Abu Bakar Siddiki
Original Artist: Abdul Alim
Album: Shotoborsher Bangla Gaan
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Song Title: Pothe Pothe
Arist: Agun
Original Artist: Kalim Sharafi
Album: Shotoborsher Bangla Gaan
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Shilajit – Kintu je sheta hotath tara hoye jabe, ke ta janto!

May 6, 2008

There is a new genre in Bangla music called ‘Jibonmukhi Gaan’. Jibonmukhi gaan means ‘songs about life’. Sumon Chattapaddhay first started this type of music by writing songs about everyday life and ordinary people. Eventually Nachiketa Ghosh, Anjan Dutta and many others have followed Sumon’s footsteps. Shilajit is one of those ‘many others’. He writes, composes and sings. Even though none of my friends like the type of music Shilajit does (‘atel’ type, in their opinion), I find them quite interesting. :p His wordings are uncommon and the sound effects he uses in his tracks are exceptional (like the ping-pong ball dropping sound in the song ‘Ja Pakhi’, reminds me of my college canteen where we used to play table tennis). Anyway, I am posting few of his songs, check by yourself.

[Added on May 9th: I have uploaded 5 albums of Shilajit (Fish Fish, Red and White, Lal Matir Shorone, X Prem and Best of Shilajit) for a friend of mine. If you want to download them, go here. Its a zip file. Total size 211 mb]

[1]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Ja Pakhi
Album: X-Prem
[Download]
Lyrics:
[Telephone conversation]
Ki shohoj bhulte para, tai na?
Pajor e bidhche je alpin
Mon amar moshal, shorir joley
Purey jak prithibi, rat din

Je kothay kobita jonmato
She kothay shiray shiray bish
Ek ekta kothar choboley
Kobitar khata puriye dish

She dhoway jolche matha, chokh
Shadh hoy tokew jalai
Jalate giyew bachai agun
Chai na baze khorcha tai

Buker ei khachay joluk agun
Bhalobasha shorbonasha hay
Etodine buzhte pari vasha
Tor ebar notun basha chai

Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey
Ja ja ja khuje ne onno kono basha
Khuje ne onno kono mon
Bhule ja bonno bhalobasha
Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey

Ek ekta din, ek ekta rat
Firey gechi roj roj, bariyechi hat
Toke dhore rakhte cheye hay
Darun dupur, dhushor bikel
Shorboshanto shondhay

Ei Buke akash rekhechilam
Ei shorir oshanto jongol
Khola mon’e urte parli na
Ei moner tui ki pabi tol!

Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey, ja
Ja ja ja khuje ne onno kono basha
Khuje ne grihostho jibon
Bhule ja bonno bhalobasha
Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey, ja

Ei buke bondi ki jani na
Jani na ki shukh ache rakha
Shudhu vabi tokhon firey ele
Ei khacha pabi ki ar faka!

Jongli pakhir palok porey
Dhora pore ar peli na par
Asman bhule khujish khacha
Jongol bhule khujish dar

Ja, Ja pakhi urte dilam tokey, ja
Khuje ne onno kono basha
Shukhe thak shekol bedhe mone
Bhule ja bonno bhalobasha
Ja, ja pakhi urte dilam tokey.

[2]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Jonaki
Album: X-Prem
[Download]
Lyrics:
Jonaki ta jolchilo miti miti shondher kacha adhare
Miti miti zhik mik, urchilo jeno thik ..jongli hirey
Ta uruk, zhore poruk ..purey moruk ei mon ta dekhe
Kintu je sheta hotath tara hoye jabe, ke ta janto!!

Poloke pakhna mele urey elo ruposhi tara
Jongla gacher virey, lukochuri khela shesh kore
Polok porey na shoja, takalo she heshe bhalobashe
Ta hashuk, bhalobashuk, kache ashuk she chayapoth beye
Kintu je she ta hotath tomar mukh hoye jabe, ke ta janto!!

Shopno meshano hashi, bhalobashi, bhalobeshe
Rat jaga fuler shubash, batash bhore abeshe
Ji jhi der gaan batashe symphony meshay
Fur furey hawa khali gaye chumu khay
Ta khak, mon nachak, madol bajak batash buk jurey
Kintu je she ta hotath jhor hoye jabe, ke ta janto!!

Duronto she tufan e duru duru tol toley mukh gelo kepe
Kisher taan-e ke jane keno she porlo eshe ei buker uthon e
Poruk she tip, jemon prodeep aguneri prem e porey jole
Rekhechi ador kore, firey giye porabo tomake
Rekhechi ador kore, she agun e poorabo amake
Rekhechi ador kore..

[3]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Boshundhora
Album: Fish Fish
[Download]

[4]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Fish Fish
Album: Fish Fish
[Download]

[5]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Mombati
Album: Fish Fish
[Download]

[6]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Ondor Mohol
Album: Fish Fish
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[7]
Artist: Shilajit
Song Title: Jibon Re
Album: Lal Matir Shorone
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Who is an immigrant (in the U.S.)?

May 4, 2008