Posted by: krautela
on Feb 14, 2008
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Khhaye.. khae ka-lheni? Thats what my reaction was when I heard this shocking news. It was about Neeraj Hyanki, who was one of upcoming rung contractors in dharchula. He had meteoric rise in recent times. There wasnt a single trip back home when I didnt hear something about him. Be it was his house or his gaadi or description of his wealth. In a way I was happy that someone was making a good life even sitting in place like Dharchula.
This morning when i called home I was told that apparently Neeraj had left Dharchula in a hurry day before morning, leaving a letter stating that he was sorry and going abroad... and will be back after 10 years. This on the day when Maalaa was supposed to be taken to his sasuraal for his own wedding!!
I couldnt believe as to why someone would do this on his own wedding day!!! Closest I can think of such a character was in George Orwell's novel razor's edge!! but that character did such a thing long after his wedding!
I cant imagine what that girl must be going thru who was to get married to him. Such things had happened to few boys only in rung history when the girl they were supposed to get married to, would elope a few days or weeks prior to wedding!!
I am still wondering!! Khong????
Posted by: deebee
on Feb 13, 2008
Ohâ€¦Here it is my village Gunjiâ€¦ Even after a long gap of 17 yearsâ€¦.every thing seems stand stillâ€¦waiting for meâ€¦! Is it real or just a dream of my childhood memoriesâ€¦ Every thing seemed to have been waiting for me so longâ€¦.I thought I am 43 year now â€¦. With all my habits and thoughts and beliefs changedâ€¦..I find no change in my village, not even its single inchâ€¦. The same typical smell of firewood smokeâ€¦ the same old narrow pathways with RASAA and LANGEE... Same old primary school and the narrow pathway along the outskirts of the fields with blooming BAE/PALTIâ€¦ leading to my school â€¦ same old playgroundâ€¦.(of course itâ€™s size including that of the school building and the whole of village for that matter, seems to have shrinked a lot)â€¦
but, there is something I find changedâ€¦. Is it itâ€™s peopleâ€¦ my villagersâ€¦ my friends? Noâ€¦noâ€¦! but thereâ€™s something I am not comfortable withâ€¦ people donâ€™t gather on a single round of high pitched voice call by LAREBAAâ€¦people now donâ€™t waste time for the common causeâ€¦everybody seems to mind his own businessâ€¦ a sense of service and duty towards our villagers doesnâ€™t seem to be a part of our character nowâ€¦may be, the governmentâ€™s liberalization policy has its real effect on us allâ€¦ or, may be, as a visitor to my own village, I am expecting much more from my villagers as I was as a childâ€¦but, what is my contribution to my villageâ€¦.? What is my contribution to cherish my own childhood dreamsâ€¦. I think I should really think doing something for my villageâ€¦ something to prevent it from becoming another GumiKang (if I remember the word correctly)â€¦! But I really donâ€™t know what way I can contribute to my village and my societyâ€¦ really nothing on my mindâ€¦ somethingâ€™s there in my mindâ€¦but what? â€¦something about basic amenities?â€¦. Better roads/pathways?... Water supply system? â€¦ electricity?... communication facilities? â€¦. can I contribute on those things? .. is it really needed?...or is it the expectation of my villagers from me?....its confusingâ€¦.! I am tensedâ€¦.! Okâ€¦ Let me go there every year and find out something that I can contributeâ€¦!
Can any one guide me please?....