Inthaa Pidi, Umpu Ithai

Sattham Podakkoodaathu Poddee Konnuduveen
Kee-TVyil ‘sokkatthangam’ Padam Oliparappaakik Kondirunthathu. Saunthariyaavaip Paartthathum ‘ippadiyaru Alakaana Ponnu Aniyaayamaa Setthup Poy Viddaalee’ Enru Angalaaytthuk Kondiruntheen. Appothu Thaan Padatthil Vijayakaantthin Thangaiyaaka Nadittha Antha Nadikaiyai
naan Kavanittheen.
“yaaru Ithu? Paarkkavee Rompa Homliyaa Irukkaalee?” Enru Keeddeen. Pakkatthil Mes
meeneejar Paartthasaarathiyum Padam Paartthuk Kondirunthaar.
“athuvaa? Peeru Umaa..sumitraavoda Ponnu,” Enraar Paartthasaarathi.
“yaaru? Amma Keerakdarellaam Pannuvaangalee, Avangalaa?” Enru Keeddeen Naan.
“ippa Amma Keerakdar Thaan Pannaraa..aanaa Oru Kaalatthilee Iva Peeru Enna Theriyumaa? ‘reep Speshalisd’ Sumitraa,” Enru Siritthaar Paartthasaarathi. Avarukku Ennai Vida Irandu Madangu Vayathirunthapothum, Vayathu Vitthiyaasam Paarkkaalee Ennudan Palaki Vanthaar.
“een? Avvalavu ‘reep’ Seenla Nadichirukkaangalaa Enna?” Enru Naan Aarvatthudan Keeddeen.
“illaiyaa Pinnee? Posdarilee Sumitraavaip Paartthaalee, Thiyeeddarilee Kooddam Alaimothum,” Enru Palaiya Ninaivukalil Aalnthavar Pola, Paartthasaarathi Kankalai Moodikkondaar.
“avanga Enna Avvalavu Alakaa Enna?” Naan Nampa Mudiyaathavan****keeddeen.
“enna Ippadik Keedduddeenga? Oru Kaalatthilee Naan Avaloda Param Visiriyaa Iruntheen
theriyumo? Muthal Iravunnu Oru Padam..athulee Heero Sivakumaar..summaa Pukunthu Vilaiyaaduvaar
theriyumo? Annan Oru Koyilnu Oru Padam Vanthathu..athilee Varra ‘reep’ Seenukkaakavee Naan Anthap Padatthaip Patthu Thadavai Paarttheen Theriyumo?” Enru Aarvatthodu Sonnaar Paartthasaarathi.
“enna Angil, Neengalum Unga Rasanaiyum,” Enru Naan Vaay Viddu Sirittheen. “naan Avanga Nadicha Padam Rendu Moonu Paartthirukkeen. Avangalum Avanga Sappai Mookkum..sathura Moonjiyum…”
“avvalavu Thaan Inthak Kaalatthup Pasangaloda Rasanai,” Enru Kekkalitthaar Paartthasaarathi.
“neenga Eendaa Mookkaiyum Moonjiyaiyum Paarkkareel? Vilakkai Anaichaa Yaarudaa Mookkaiyum Moonjiyaiyum Kavanichunurukkaa..avalai Maathiri Maar Yaarukkudaa Irukku Innikku? Avaloda Pirushdatthaip Paartthirukkiyo Nee? Summaa Vinvinnunnu Irukkum.
avalaaleeyee En Udampu Paathi Ilaichup Poyidutthu Theriyumo? Etthanai Veeshdiyaip Paal Panniddaa Theriyumo?” Enru Paartthasaarathi Thodarnthu Avalathu Puraanatthaip Paadikkondee Poka, Unmaiyileeyee Sumitraa Avvalavu Alakaakavee Irunthiruppaalo Enra Santheekam Enakkee Eerpadat Thodangi Viddathu.
“sittha Naali Irungo; Itho Vanthudareen,” Enrapadi Paartthasaarathi Mama, Engeeyo Avasara Avasaramaakak Kilampinaar.

“angil? Engee Poreenga?” Enru Naan Keeddathaik Koodak Kaathil Vaangaamal Avar Saikkilai Edutthukkondu Paranthaar. Sila Nimidangalil Avar Pona Veekatthileeyee Thirumpi Vanthaar. Avarathu Kaiyil Oru ‘paindu’ Seyyappadda Putthakam Irunthathu.
“uss! Perumaalee! Mami Kannilee Padaama Ithaik Kondu Varrathukkullee Neekku Braananee Poyidutthu Theriyumo,” Enrapadi Amarnthu Aasuvaasappadutthik Kondaar.
“enna Angil Athu?” Enru Naan Aarvatthudan Keeddeen.
“neeree Paarumee,” Enru Ennidam Anthap Putthakatthai Needdinaar. Vaangip Pirittha Naan Asanthu Poneen. Sumitraavin Muthal Padamaana ‘avalum Pen Thaanee’-yelirunthu Aval Kadaisiyaaka Amma Veedatthil Nadittha Padam Varaikkumaana Ellaap Padangalilirunthum Avalathu Padangalai Seekaritthu, Athai Mikavum Neertthiyaaka Oddi Vaitthirunthaar Paartthasaarathi Mama.
“anthak Kaalatthilee Pommai, Peesum Padam, Sinimaa Ekspirasnu Niraiya Pusthakam Varum. Athileerunthu Sumitraavoda Ellaappadatthaiyum ‘kad’ Panni Panni Oddi Vaichirukkeen.
nokku Oru Vishayam Theriyumo? ‘puvanaa Oru Keelvikkuri’ Pada Shooddinga் Kanniyaakumaariyilee Nadakkarachee Naan Avalai Neerilee Oru Thadavai Paartthu Pakkatthilee Ninnu ·poddo Kooda Edutthundirukkeen.” Enru Oru Deeneej Paiyanin Aarvatthudan Peesikkondee Poka, Naan
viyappil Aalntheen.
anthap Padangalaip Paarkka Paarkka, Anthak Kaalatthil Sumitraa Evvalavu Kavarchiyaaka Irunthirukkiraal Enpathu Enakkup Purinthathu. Kullamaana Uruvam Enraalum Kooda, Avalathu Periya Kil Uthadukalum, Parutthu Urunda Avalathu Alakiya Mulaikalum, Vaalippaana Avalathu Kundiyum,
anthak Kaalatthu Manitharkalaip Pitthup Piditthu Alaiya Vaitthathil Aachariyamillai Enru Ennat Thodangineen.
“appuram Innoru Vishayatthai Solla Maranthuddeenee,” Enra Paartthasaarathi, “neekkup Paarttha Muthal Ponnaiyee Naan Kalyaanam Panninduddeen Theriyumo? Eennu Keelu..ava Peerum Sumitraa Thaan.” Enru Vaay Viddu Siritthaar.
“enna Angil Ivvalavu Paitthiyamaa Irukkinga?” Enru Naan Viyappudan Keeddeen.
“illaiyaa Pinnee? Neekku VaikundapBraapthi Kidaikkalainaalum Paravaayillai Ampi.. Oree Oru Thadavai..sumitraavoda Kundiyaip Pidichu Amukkanum Neekku..aduttha Nimishamee Perumaal Ennai Alaichundaalum Paathakamillai Neekku.” Enru Naakkil Echil Oora Sonnaar
paartthasaarathi.
“ippat Thaan Enakku Oru Vishayam Puriyuthu,” Enru Naan Namuddu Sirippudan Sonneen. “eppadi Neenga Onpathu Kulanthaikalaip Pettheengannu..ovvoru Thadavaiyum Mamiyaip Paarkkum Pothellaam Sumitraa Naapakam Vanthirukkum Polirukku.”
“haahhaa!” Enru Siritthaar Paartthasaarathi.”sariyaa Sonneel Pongo. Vaasthavam Thaan.
aakamudaiyaal Peerum Sumitraavaa, Ava Pakkatthilee Ponaalee Neekku Antha Sumitraavoda Naapakam Vanthudum..appuram Enna..aduttha Rilees Thaan.” Enru Perumaiyodu Sonnaar.

“keeddaat Thappaa Ninaikka Maaddeengalee?” Enru Naan Thayangiyapadi Keeddeen. “Mamiyum Sumitraa Maathiri Thaan Iruppaangalaa?”
“seechee! Avalukku Iva Idaakumo? Avaloda Kalar Enna? Udampu Enna? Iva Ooru Thirukkurungudi..karukarunnu Iruppaa..ha¤m! Neekku Perumaal Eluthinathu Avvalavu Thaannu Kaalam Thallindirukkeen,” Enru Perumoocharinthaar Paartthasaarathi.
en Kankal Mindum Antha Aalpatthai Nokkiyathu. ‘muthal Iravu’ Padatthil Pudavaiyai Naluva Viddapadi Sumitraa Nirkum Anthap Padatthaip Paartthathum, Ennaiyum Ariyaamal Enathu Sunni Veeriyam Adainthathu. Unmaiyileeyee, Paartthasaarathi Mama Sonnathu Pola, Sumitraavin Irandu
Mulaikalum ‘vathavatha’venru Thaan Kankalaip Paritthana.
“tho Paarungo Ampi! Intha Laadjileeyee Unga Kidda Thaan Naan Ivvalavu Velippadaiyaa Peesarathu..naama Peesarathu Namakkulleeyee Irukkanum..therinjutho? Yaarkiddeeyaavathu Ulari
vaichidaatheel..neenga Rompa ‘deesandaana’ Peervalinnu Thaan Naan Itthanaiyaiyum Unga Kiddee Sollindirukkeen.” Enru Ennai Echarippathu Pola Sonnaar Paartthasaarathi.
“seechee! Ithaiyellaam Veliyilee Poy Solluvaangalaa?” Enru Avarai Samaathaanappadutthum Thoniyil Peesiya Naan, Manathukkullee Siritthuk Kondeen.
‘naanaa Deesandaana Peervali? Appavi Paartthasaarathi Mama!’
onrukkum Uthavaatha Pi.ee.ekanaamiksaip Paditthu Viddu, Konja Kaalam Kadaiyatthil Kaappikkoddaik Kadaiyil Kanakkeluthi Viddu, Thideerenru Oru Naal Yaaridamum Sollaamal Kollaamal Chennaikkup Purappaddu Vanthu, Thiruvallikkeeniyil Maadduchaaniyin Naarratthodu Naarramaaka Intha Meenshanil Thangi, Panam Sampaathippatharkaaka Ennavellaam
seythu Kondirukkireen Enru Intha Ayyangaar Mamavukku Enna Theriyum?
sollapponaal, Naalaikku Onraam Theethi. Vaadakai Kodukka Veendumenraal, Inru Iravu Yaar Veeddilaavathu Pooddai Udaitthuk Kidaitthathai Suruddiyee Aaka Veendum Enra Nilai.
aanaal, Veliyee Sollikkolvathennamo, Tharamaniyil Pi.pi.ovil Veelai Enru. Enathu Seyalmurai Mikavum Simpilaanathu. Kannakai Silai Pas Sdaappil Poy Nirka Veendiyathu. Entha Pas Muthalil Vanthaalum, Athil Eeri Athu Kadaisiyaaka Engee Nirkumo, Athu Varaikkum Dikked Vaangik Kondu Athu Varai Poy Iranga Veendiyathu. Angee Oru Ravundu Aditthu Eethaavathu Oru Veeddaik Kurippedutthuk Kondu, Angee Nulainthu Iruppathai Suruddik Kondu Vanthu Vida Veendiyathu. Irandu Aandukalaaka Ithu Thaan Enathu Tholil.
sumitraavaip Parriya Puraanatthai Muditthuk Kondu Paartthasaarathi Mama Pona Piraku, Enakku Adakka Mudiyaatha Alavukku Sunni Veengiyirunthathu. Nalla Veelaiyaaka Mama Antha Aalpatthai Enathu Araiyilee Viddup Poyirunthaar. Enavee, Athiliruntha Pakkangalaip Puraddi,
irunthathileeyee Mikavum Kavarchiyaana Oru Padatthai Viritthu Vaitthapadi, Sumitraavai Ninaitthuk Kondapadi Enathu Sunniyaik Kulukkik Kulukki Aaddat Thodangineen. Oriru Kanangalil Vellam Peeridduk Kilampiyathu.
kulitthu Viddu, Messa¤kkup Poy Saappiddu Viddu, Kannaki Silaiyai Nokki Nadantheen. Angee Vantha Muthal Passaip Piditthu, Derminas Varaikkum Dikked Vaangineen. Pas Ninra Idatthilirunthu Kaalaara Nadanthu Antha Eeriyaavai Noddamiddeen. Appothu Enakku Oru Veedu
kannil Paddathu. Inraikku Enathu Kaivarisaiyai Intha Veeddilee Kaaddalaam Enra Ennatthudan Anthak Kaddidatthai Sirithu Neeram Noddamiddu Viddu, Innum Konjam Aal Nadamaaddam Kuraiyaddum Enrenniyapadi, Mindum Oru Murai Ravundu Aditthu Viddu, Sumaar
iravu Pathinoru Manikku Antha Veeddai Adaintheen.
mella Mella Maadippadiyeeri Antha Veeddai Naan Adainthapothu Vaasalil Pooddu Thongikkondirunthathu. Nallathaakap Poy Viddathu Enrenniyapadi, Antha Araiyiruddil Pooddai Naan Aaraayat Thodangiyapothu, Maadippadiyil Yaaro Eeri Varum Osai Keeddathu.
naan Ninru Kondiruntha Thalatthilirunthu Aduttha Thalatthukku Sella Padikalil Thaavineen.
appothu Thaan Enathu Kankal, Maadippadiyil Eeri Vanthu Kondiruntha Anthap Penmaniyaik
kandana. Aduttha Nimidamee Naan Paraparappadaintheen. Kaaranam,angee Maadippadiyil Eeri Vanthu
kondirunthathu- Nadikai Sumitraa!
poraiyum Deeyum Saappidap Pona Idatthil, Pongalum Kaappiyum Kidaitthathu Maathiri Naan Pooritthup Poneen. Sinimaa Nadikai, Kandippaaka Panam Vaitthiruppaal; Appadiyee Onrumillaamal Ponaalum, Paartthasaarathi Mamavin Saarpaaka, Avalai Oru Thadavai Padukkappoddu, Oru Murai Otthu Viddu Odi Vidalaam Enru Mudiveduttheen. Thanakkup Pinnaal Iruddil Naan Nirpathai Ariyaatha Sumitraa, Kathavait Thiranthu Kondu,
saavakaasamaaka Veeddukkul Nulaiyavum, Puli Polap Paayntha Naan, Nodippoluthil Avalait Thalliyapadi Veeddukkul Pukunthu, Aval Kan Simiddum Neeratthukkul Kathavai Saatthineen. Araiyil Kummiruddaaka Irunthathu Enakku Mikavum Saukariyamaakap Poyirru.
“yaar Athu?” Enru Aval Alarinaal. Kural Sinimaavil Keedpathu Polavee Irunthathu. Thayaaraaka Vaitthiruntha Pichuvaavai Edutthu Avalathu Mukatthukku Neeraaka Needdineen.
“sattham Podakkoodaathu!” Enru Avalai Adakkineen.”poddee Konnuduveen.”
“unakku Enna Veenum?” Enru Aval Nadungiyapadiyee Keeddaal.
“evvalavu Panam Vaichirukkee?” Enrapadi Avalathu Kaippaiyaip Pidungineen.
“athulee Aayiram Roopaay Irukku. Edutthiddu Ingeerunthu Poyidu,” Enru Aval Pathaddatthudan Sonnaal.
“nakai Naddu Vakaiyaraa Vakaiyaraa?” Enru Naan Keeddeen.
“ingee Ethuvum Illai. Ellaam Peenga் Laakkarlee Irukku,” Enru Payanthapadiyee Sonnaal Aval.
“see! Ivvalavu Kashdappaddathukku Verum Aayira Roopaay Thaanaa?” Enru Naan Sirittheen.
“irukkirathai Edutthiddu Edatthaik Kaali Pannu,” Enru Aval Ennai Anuppuvathileeyee Kuriyaaka Irunthaal.

“ullee Po,” Enru Naan Uttharaviddeen.”sattham Kaaddaama Po. Puriyuthaa?”
aval Methuvaaka Elunthu Ullee Iruntha Araiyai Nokki Nadakka Aarampitthaal.
“ulleeyellaam Enthap Panamum Kidaiyaathu. Sonnaa Nampuppaa,” Enru Aval Munakinaal.
“laiddaip Podu,” Enreen Naan. Maru Peechillaamal Aval Vilakkaip Poddathum, Enathu Kankal Avalait Theedina. Sumaar 45-lirunthu 50-kkul Avalukku Vayathu Irukkalaam.
irunthaalum Nalla Ponniram. Pusupusuvenru Udampai Surriya Selai Avalai Innum Parumanaakak Kaaddik Kodutthuk Kondirunthathu.
“intha Vayasileeyum Summaa ‘kinnunnu’ Irukkiyee,” Enru Solli Aval Pathilalikkum Munnamee, Aval Mithu Paayntha Naan Avalai Suvarodu Suvaraaka Vaitthu Alutthineen.
“ayyo..enna Ithu? Vidudaa..veendaandaa..sonnaak Keelu Thampi..unga Vayasenna..en
vayasenna..viddudu,” Enru Aval Thimirinaal.
“metthu Metthunnu Irukkiyee,” Enrapadi Avalathu Nerriyil Mutthamiddeen. Athee Veelai Avalathu Irandu Mulaikalum Enathu Nenjodu Alunthumpadi Avalai Meelum Suvarodu Vaitthu
amukkineen.
“vidduduppaa..,” Sumitraa Kenjinaal.
“nee Naan Sonnapadi Keeddaa Seekkiram Viddidareen,” Enru Naan Kandippaakak
koorineen.”theevaiyillaama Ennoda Katthikku Veelai Kodukka Maaddeennu Ninaikkireen.”
“unakku Enna Veenum?” Enru Aval Kiliyudan Keeddaal.
“athu Unakku Innumaa Puriyalai? Etthanai Karpalippu Sinlee Nadichiruppee Nee?” Enru Naan Sirittheen.
“veendaam..plees!” Aval Kenjinaal.
“thirumpi Nillu,” Enreen Naan.
“ennathu?”
“suvar Pakkamaa Thirumpi Nillu,” Enru Naan Mindum Alutthamaakak Kooravum, Aval Nadungiyapadiyee Than Muthukai Enakkuk Kaaddiyapadi, Suvaraip Paartthapadi Ninraal.
‘paartthasaarathi Mama Sonnathu Sari Thaan,’ Enru Ninaitthuk Kondeen.
“sooppar Kundi Unnodathu,” Enru Athan Mithu Ongi Araintheen.
“aav!”
“iru! Oree Oru Thadavai Pisainju Vidareen,” Enrapadi Katthiyaik Kadkatthil Idukki Konda Naan, Irandu Kaikalaalum Avalathu Kundiyaip Piditthu Amukkineen.
“angeeyellaam Thodaatheedaa,” Enru Aval Veruppai Umilnthaal.
enakku Sarree Kopam Vanthathu. Avalathu Tholkalaip Piditthu Ennai Nokkit Thiruppineen.
“sinimaavilee Varra Maathiriyee Unnai Naan Katharak Kathara Otthiddup Poka Rompa Neeramaakaathu.
enna Sollaree? Neeyaavee Padiyariyaa..illai Padiya Vaikkaddumaa?”
“veendaam..ennai Onnum Pannidaathee..nee Sollara Maathiri Naan Keedkareen,” Enraal Aval.
“thads Peddar,” Enru Naan Sirittheen. “ippa Nee Enna Pannaree, Appadiyee Kilee Muddi Poddu Udkaarree..o.kee?”
sumitraa Veeru Valiyinri Suvarodu Sarinthapadi Mandiyiddu Udkaarnthaal.
“muthallee Nee Ennoda Sunniyai Oru Thadavai Nallaa Umpi Viduviyaam.appuram Naan Ennoda Sunniyai Unnoda Koothiyilee Poddu Unnai Aasai Theera Oppeenaam. Sariyaa?”
sumitraa Nadunginaal. En Vaartthaikalil Iruntha Theeviratthai Aval Unarnthirukka Veendum. Palikadaa Pola Aval Peenthap Peentha Vilitthaal.
“plees..veendaam..ennaalee Mudiyaathu,” Enru Kenjinaal Sumitraa.
enakku Mindum Kopam Vanthathu. Avalathu Thalai Mayiraip Piditthuk Kotthaaka Alli Avalai Nirka Vaittheen.
“ippa Nee Unnoda Pudavai Ravikkaiyai Avilkkap Poriyaa, Illai Naan Kilikkaddumaa?”
enru Parkalaik Kaditthapadi Keeddeen.
“veendaam..veendaam,” Enrapadi Sumitraa Thaan Aninthiruntha Pudavaiyai Avilkka
aarampitthaal. Avalathu Mulaikal, Irukkamaana Ravikkai Aninthirunthapothum Mikavum Thoynthu Poyk Kaanappaddana.
“pilavusaiyum Aviltthidu,” Naan Uttharaviddeen.
ravikkaiyin Muthal Kokkiyai Avilppatharkenru Pona Avalathu Kai Nadungiyathu
“enna Ivvalavu Neeramaakkaree?” Enru Porumaiyilantha Naan, Avalathu Ravikkaiyai Irandu Kaikalaalum Piditthapadi Avarrai Ethirethir Thisaiyil Ilukka, Nodippoluthil Avalathu Anaitthuk Kokkikalum Arunthu Theritthana. Avalathu Kaikal Iyalpaakavee Avalathu Mulaikalai Maraikka Murpaddana.
“Umm..adutthathu Braa,” Enru Avasarappadutthiya Naan, Aval Avilppaalo Maaddaalo Enru Aaraaynthu Kondiraamal, Avalathu Braavin Kokkiyaik Kalarravum, Avalathu Thoynthu Pona Mulaikal Irandum Vidupaddu Kil Nokkit Thongina

avalathu Ravikkaiyai Irandu
kaikalaalum Piditthapadi Avarrai Ethirethir Thisaiyil Ilukka, Nodippoluthil Avalathu Anaitthuk Kokkikalum Arunthu Theritthana. Avalathu Kaikal Iyalpaakavee Avalathu Mulaikalai Maraikka Murpaddana.
“Umm..adutthathu Braa,” Enru Avasarappadutthiya Naan, Aval Avilppaalo Maaddaalo Enru Aaraaynthu Kondiraamal, Avalathu Braavin Kokkiyaik Kalarravum, Avalathu Thoynthu Pona Mulaikal Irandum Vidupaddu Kil Nokkit Thongina.

“ulPavadaiyaiyum Peenddeesaiyum Ungappanaa Avilppaan?” Enru Naan Seerineen. Kiddat Thadda Ennidam Saranadainthu Viddavalaip Pola, Aval Thanathu UlPavadaiyin Naadaavai Avilkkavum, Athu Saddenru Avalathu Kaaladiyil Vilunthathu. Oru Vinaadi Kankalil Kenjaludan Ennaip Paartthaval, Enathu Paarvaiyil Iruntha Theeviratthai Unarnthavalaaka, Thanathu Peenddeesaiyum Aviltthu Viddu Mulu Nirvaanamaaka En Munpu Ninraal.
adaimalaiyil Nanaintha Aaddukkuddiyaip Pola Avalathu Udal Nadungat Thodangiyirunthathu. Oru Kaalatthil Tamil Koorum Nallulakil Iruntha ‘vaaliparkal’-in Thookkatthaik Keduttha Oru Nadikai, Ennaip Ponra Oru Thirudanukku Munpu, Ammanamaaka Nirpathu Enakku Mikavum Perumithamaaka Irunthathu.
en Mukatthil Iruntha Punnakai Marainthirukka Veendum; Kaaranam Ennai Eeredutthu Nokkiya Aval Kankalil Oru Puthiya Payam Therinthathu. Avalai Naan Innum Sariyaakat Thodak Kooda Illaiyenrapothilum, Adutthu Nadantheerappokum Antha Nikalchiyaip Parri Aval Appothee
ninaitthu Payamadainthu Kondirunthaal Enpathu Avalathu Kankalil Therinthathu. Oddut Thuni Kooda Illaamal Ninru Kondiruntha Avalathu Nirvaanatthai Naan Veritthu Rasippathaik Kandu, Aval Sangojatthudan Thanathu Kaikalaal Thanathu Meenaiyai Moodikkolla Muyanraal.oru Kaiyaal Thanathu Maarpaiyum, Marroru Kaiyaal Avalathu Marma Uruppaiyum
maraitthuk Kolla Padaatha Paadu Paddaal.
“rompavee Perutthiddee,” Enrapadi Avalathu Alakaik Kankalaal Parukiya Naan,”rendu Mulaiyum Rompavee Thongip Pochu..thoppai Veera,” Enrapadi Avalathu Mulaikal Vimmi Vimmi Eluvathaik Kandu Rasittheen.
“ennai Viddudeen,” Enru Aval Mikavum Sorntha Kuralil Keeddaal.
avalait Tharatharavenru Ilutthup Poy Kaddilil Thallineen. Adutthu Aarampikkap Povathaip Purinthu Kondo Ennamo, Aval Thanathu Mukatthai Irandu Kaikalaalum Moodikkondaal. Nithaanamaaka Enathu Peenddaik Kalarriya Naan, Athai Suruddi Vaitthu Viddu, Enathu Jattiyaiyum
kaladdineen. Saddai, Paniyan Adutthu Kalarrappaddana. Aval Mithu Paayntha Naan, Avalathu Iduppai Irandu Kaikalaalum Parrineen.
“ennodathu Evvalavu Perusu Paartthiyaa?” Enru Avalidam Sonneen. “ivvalavu Perusai Nee Ithukku Munnaalee Paartthirukkiyaa?”
aval Mikavum Thayangit Thayangit Thaan Thanathu Kankalait Thiranthaal. Aval Paarppatharku Vasathiyaaka Naan Sarree Elumpi Ninru Kollavum, Avalathu Kankal Kalavaratthudan Enathu Kajakkolai Oru Vinaadi Paartthana. Aduttha Kanamee Avai Mindum Moodikkondana.
“ayyaiyo!” Enru Aval Vaay Avalaiyumariyaamal Munumunutthu Viddathu.
‘kandippaaka Ivvalavu Periya Sunniyai Aval Itthanai Varushangalil Paartthirukka Maaddaal’
enru Enakkup Paddathu. Onpathilirunthu Patthu Angulam Varaikkum Neelamaaka Iruntha Enathu Sunniyaip Paartthu, Sumitraa Payanthathai Vida Malaitthup Poyiruppaal Enru Naan Mudivu Kaddik Kondeen.
“elunthu Udkaaru,” Enru Naan Uttharaviddeen. Oru Pommaiyaip Pola Aval Elunthu Udkaarnthaal. Aanaal Avalathu Kankal, Enathu Sunniyaip Paartthu Vidaamalirukka Mikavum Muyanraana.
“inthaa Pidi,” Enru Enathu Sunniyaip Piditthu Avalathu Mukatthukku Neeraaka Needdineen. “Umpuithai.”
“maaddeen,” Enru Aval Visumpinaal.
“konnuduveen,” Enru Miraddineen Naan.
“kadavulee! Ithaip Paartthaalee Enakkup Payamaayirukkudaa,” Enru Vimmiyapadi, Thayangit Thayangi
avalathu Mukatthukku Neeraaka, Oru Kadappaaraiyaip Pola Neendiruntha Enathu Sunniyai Aval
than Metthu Metthenriruntha Viralakalaal Paddathum, Eeno En Udampil Oru Melliya Minsaaram
paaynthathu.
“aahaa! Un Kai Paddathumee Ippadit Thudikkuthee,” Enru Naan Nekilntheen.”appadiyee Vaayilee
vaichukka..vaichu Methuvaa Sappu..pallu Padaama Sappu..pallu Maddum Padduthu..sorukiduveen
katthiyai.”
veendaaveruppaaka Enathu Sunniyai Sumitraa Thanathu Vaaykkullee Ilutthuk Kondaal.
avalathu Kankal Aruvaruppilum Achatthilum Moodikkolla, Methuvaaka Aval Thanathu Thalaiyai
munnum Pinnum Asaitthapadi, Enathu Sunniyai Umpat Thodanginaal. Rojappoo Ponra
avalathu Ithalkal Enathu Sunniyin Mithu Paddut Thadavik Kodutthuk Kondirukka, Avalathu Naakkin Nuni Enathu Sunniyai Varudat Thodangiyathu.
“aahaa! Sapaash!!” Enru Naan Mechineen. “vayasaayiddaalum Ellaam Nallaa Naapakam Irukku Pola.”
sumitraavin Vaayai Enathu Sunni Muluvathum Nirappiyirunthathaal Aval Moochu Vidavee Sarru Siramappadduk Kondirunthaal.
“appadit Thaan..appadit Thaan,” Enru Avalai Naan Ukkuvittheen. “nallaayirukkillee?
ennoda Sunni Nallaayirukkillee?”
aval Oree Oru Kanam Thalaiyai Nimirtthi Ennai Eeriddup Paartthu, ‘aamaam’ Enpathu Polat Thalai Asaitthaal.
ippothu Naan Enathu Iduppai Munnum Pinnum Asaitthavaaru, Avalathu Vaaykkullee Enathu Sunniyaal Kutthi Vidat Thodangineen. Enathu Sunniyin Paathi Neelamee Avalathu Vaaykkullee Nulainthirunthapothum, Ovvoru Murai Naan Kutthiyapothum, Enathu Sunniyin
nuni Avalathu Thondaiyilee Poy Urasiyathu. Antha Pirammaandamaana Sunnikkuk Kilee Avalathu Naakku Seyalarrup Ponathu.

“nallaa Urinju Vidu..innum Veekamaa..innum Palamaa,” Enru Naan Uttharaviddeen.
sumitraa ‘sad’denru Thanathu Vaayilirunthu Enathu Sunniyai Viduvitthu Viddu,”ivvalavu Thaan Ennaalee Mudiyum. Ithukku Meelee Ennai Varpurutthaatheedaa Plees.” Enraal.
eemaarratthil Oru Kanam Naan Nilaikulainthu Poneen.
“see! Naan Ennennamo Ethirpaarttheen. Ippadi Sappunu Mudichiddiyee,” Enru Kopatthudan Sonneen.”paravaayillai. Un Vaayai Sariyaa Okkalainnaa Enna, Un Koothiyaiyaavathu Thirupthiyaa Otthiddup Poreen.”
“plees..enakku Vayasaayiruchu..ennaalee Mudiyaathu,” Enru Mindum Kenjinaal Sumitraa.
aval Solvathai Aladsiyam Seythavaaru, Avalaip Palavanthamaaka Kaviltthip Poddu Viddu, Avalai Avalathu Muddukkal Marrum Mulangaைkalin Thunaiyudan Padukka Vaittheen.
avalukkup Pinnaal Poy Ninru Kondu Avalai Naayaip Pola Oppatharku Vasathiyaaka.
“eerkanavee Sonnathu Thaan; Irunthaalum Thirumpa Sollareen,” Enrapadi Avalathu Kundiyin Mithu Ongi Araintheen.”sooppar Kundi Unnodathu.”
naan Avalai Araintha Araiyil, Avalathu Kundi Udanadiyaaka Sivanthathu. Antha Arai Thantha Athirchiyil Avalathu Kundi Sila Nodikal Kulungi AaTVddu Ninrathu. Avalathu Irandu Thodaikalukkum Naduvee, Adartthiyaaka Mayir Padarnthirunthathu. Avalathu Uppiya Koothi Vedda Velichamaanathu.
“adikkaatheedaa..valikkuthu,” Enru Sumitraa Munakinaal.
enakku Innum Ennennamo Aasaikal Eerpaddana. Avalathu Kundippanthukalai Ovvonraakap Piditthu Amukkineen. Kuninthu Avalathu Kundiyin Mithu Vaay Vaitthuk Kadittheen. Avalukku Sarrum Valikkaamal Mikavum Menmaiyaaka, Parkal Pathinthu Vidaamal Pakkuvamaakak Kadittheen.
“eppadiyirukkunnu Sollu,” Enrapadi Enathu Sunniyin Nuniyai Avalathu
thodaikalukkidaiyee Nulaitthu, Avalathu Koothiyin Ithalkalukku Naduvee Vaitthut Theeyttheen.
“aahhh! Amma..ohh!” Sumitraa Munakinaal.
“enakku Payamaayirukku,” Sumitraa Munumunutthaal.”unnodathu Rompa Perusu!”
“itthanai Varushatthilee Nee Etthanai Sunniyaip Paartthiruppee..naanellaam Rompa Saathaaranam,” Enrapadi Naan Avalathu Koothiyin Mithu Enathu Sunniyin Munaiyai Vaitthut
thodarnthu Theeytthuk Kondiurntheen.
ovvoru Murai Avalathu Koothiyin Ithalkaludan Enathu Sunni Uraaynthapothum, Enathu Naadi Narampukal Murukkeerikkondee Poyina.
“unakku Eppadiyirukkunnu Theriyalee..enakku Rompap Pidichirukku,” Enru Naan Santhoshatthil Kankalai Moodikkondeen.
aahaa!
konjam Vayasu Athikamaak Irunthapothum, Avalathu Koothi Vethavethappaaka Irunthathu. Sunniyai Ippadiyee Nal Mulukka Vaitthut Theeytthuk Kondee Irukkalaam Polat Thonriyathu Enakku.
“aahaa! Eendaa Ippadi Ennai Chitthiravathai Pannaree?” Sumitraa Munakinaal.
“nee Pannalee? Etthanai Padatthilee Mulaiya Mulaiyak Kaaddi Ellaaraiyum
paitthiyamaakkinee..ippa Vaangik Kaddikka,” Enrapadi Enathu Sunniyil Paathiyai Avalathu Koothikkullee Irakkineen.
“Amma!” Sumitraa Alarinaal.
oru Vinaadi Silai Pola Ninra Naan, Aduttha Kutthai Athiradiyaaka Avalathu Koothikkullee Irakkavum Enathu Sunniyil Mukkaalvaasi Neelam Avalathu Kulaaykkullee Irangi Mudinthathu.
“o! Evvalavu Perusudaa..evvalavu Perusudaa,” Enru Pulampinaal Aval.
valippu Varuvatharku Munpu Thonrum Arikuriyaip Pola Avalathu Theekam Oru Murai Kulungiyathu. Naan Sarree Pakkavaaddilirunthu Kuninthu Paartthapothu, Aval Parkalaik Kaditthuk Kondirunthaal.
enakko Aparimithamaana Kilarchi Eerpaddirunthathu. Oru Nadikaiyai, Enna Thaan Aval Ennai Vida Irandu Madangukkum Meel Vayathaanavalaaka Irunthaalum, Avalathu Veeddileeyee,avalathu Pedroomileeyee, Avalathu Padukkaiyileeyee Otthukkondirukkirom Enpathu Oru Kanavu
polirunthathu.
“kutthaddumaa? Aarampikkaddumaa Kacheeriyai?” Enru Keeddapadi Naan Enathu Sunniyai Avalathu Koothiyilirunthu Methuvaaka Veliyee Iluttheen. Enathu Nuni Maddumee Avalathu Koothikkullee Irunthapothu, Aval Ethirpaarppil Perumoochu Viduvathai Ennaal Keedka Mudinthathu.
oru Murai Neenda Ulmoochu Vaangik Kondu, Oree Kutthil Mindum Enathu Sunniyai Avalathu Koothikkullee Kuttheeddiyaip Polee Irakkineen.
“appappaa! Ayyo!!”
sumitraa Mindum Alarinaal.
“adik Kalli. Intha Vayasileeyum Unnoda Koothi Evvalavu ‘daiddaa’ Irukku?” Enru Viyanthapadi, Enathu Sunniyai Mindum Veliyeerrineen. Aval Muthal Muraiyaakat Thirumpi Ennai Nokkinaal.
“deey..seekkiramaap Pannittholaidaa..ennaalee Thaala Mudiyaleedaa,” Enru Kenjinaal.
“appadi Vaa Valikku,” Enrapadi Naan Enathu Iduppai Avalathu Kundiyin Mithu Mothiyapadi, Munnum Pinnum Asainthu Asainthu Enathu Sunniyai Avalathu Koothikkullee Irakki Eerrat Thodangineen. Ippothu Avalathu Munakalkal Sarru Vitthiyaasamaakak Keeddana.
“ha¤mmmm…aavvvv..o.ov.ovv.oh!”
“ippa..sollu..pidichirukkaa..sollu..pidichirukkaa..pidichirukkunnu Sollu!” Naan Parkalaik Kaditthapadi Koorineen.
“aa..aamaam..pidis..pidichirukku..Amma..aahaa!” Enru Aval Munakinaal.
“innum…innum Veekamaak…kutthaddumaa..? Kutthaddumaa…?” Enrpadi Naan Enathu Veekatthai Athikarittheen.
“ayyo..pannu..pannudaa Naayee..seekkiram..seekkiram Pannudaa Panni,” Enru Aval Alarinaal.
aduttha Sila Nimidangal Avalathu Munakalkalaik Keeddu Rasitthapadi, Naan Ethuvum Kooraamal Avalai Athiveekatthil Otthuk Kondee Poneen. Enathu Thodaikal Avalathu Kundiyin Mithu ‘palaar Palaar’ Enru Mothikkondeeyirunthana.avalathu Iduppai Irukkip Piditthiruntha
naan, Kuninthu Paartthapothu Avalathu Thoynthu Pona Mulaikal Antharatthil Thullik Kuthitthu Aadiya Kaadsi Enakku Meelum Kilarchiyai Eerpadutthiyathu. Oree Oru Kaiyai Avalathu Iduppilirunthu Viduvitthu, Kulungik Kondiruntha Avalathu Mulaikalai Ovvonraakap Piditthuk Kasakkineen.
enathu Veekam Ippothu Mikavum Seeraaka Irunthathu. Avalathu Vethavethappil Enathu Sunni Meelum Iruki Avalathu Kaamakkuliyin Aditthalam Varaikkum Poy Vanthu Kondirunthathu. Enathu Koddaikal Irandum Avalathu Kundiyin Mithu Paddu Nasungina.
“eppadi Irukku Sumitraa? Sollu..sollu,” Enru Naan Keeddeen.
enathu Sunni Athikapadsa Viraippai Adainthathum, Oru Vinaadi Naan Moochai Ulladakkiyapadi Avalai Oppathai Nirutthineen.
“ippa Mallaakkap Padu,” Enru Avalaip Padukkaiyil Puraddineen. Kalaitthup Poyiruntha Sumitraa Padukkaiyin Mithu Kuppai Pola Vilunthaal.
“kaalai Nallaa Virichikko Sumitraa,” Enrapadi Avalathu Irandu Kaalkalaiyum Naanee Nanraaka Virittheen. Kalavaram Thoyntha Kankaludan Ennai Aval Paartthuk Kondeeyirukka, Naan Avalathu Kaalkalu Naduvee Pukunthu Kondeen. Avalathu Udal Mithu Padarnthu Avalait Thaluvik
kondeen. Avalathu Mulaikalai Enathu Nenjin Mithu Amungi Nasunga Seytheen.
“nallaa Okkireenaa? Pidichirukkaa??” Enru Avalin ApipBraayatthaik Keedkum Aavaludan Keeddeen.
“thayavu Seythu Ennai Seekkiramaa Viddudu,” Enru Aval Kenjat Thodanginaal.
enathu Kankal Avalathu Thongippona Mulaikalin Mithu Vilunthathu. Avalathu Mulaikkaampukal Maddum Nanku Viraipaaka Ninru Kondirunthana. Avarrai Ovvonraaka Edutthu Enathu Vaayil Vaitthu Naan Sappi Sappi Saappida Aarampittheen.
appothu Thaan Antha Athisayam Nadanthathu.
avalathu Mulaikalin Mithu Enathu Vaay Thulli Vilaiyaadat Thodangiyavudan, Avalathu Kaikal Engal Iruvarathu Udalkalukkum Idaiyee Oornthu Senru Enathu Sunniyaip Piditthu Irukkiyathu. Ennaal Nampavee Mudiyavillai. Avalathu Kaampukalai Naan Thodarnthu Naakkinaal
varudikkondee Poka, Avalathu Inpap Perumoochu Athikaritthuk Kondee Ponathu. Oru Kaiyaal Enathu Sunniyaip Piditthut Thanathu Koothiyin Mithu Vaitthu Alutthiyaval, Maru Kaiyaal Enathu Thalaiyai Irukap Piditthut Thanathu Mulaiyin Mithu Vaitthu Alutthinaal.
“aahaa!piramaathandaa..oh..appaditthaandaa..innum..innum..nallaa..oh..pannudaa..
athai Palamaa Urinjudaa,” Enru Aval Munakavum Thaan, Avalukku Avalathu Mulaikalodu Vilaiyaaduvathu Mikavum Pidittha Vishayam Enpathai Naan Purinthu Kondeen. Ithu Munpee Therinthirunthaal, Avalathu Mulaikalai Oru Valiyaakkiruppeenee Enru Enniyapadi, Avalathu Aasaiyai Athikarikkum Vithamaaka Thodarnthu Avalathu Mulaikalaiyum, Mulaikkaampukalaiyum Nedu Neeram Sappi Sappi Saappiddeen.
“aahaa, Ennamaap Pannareedaa Nee,” Enru Sumitraa Inpa Eluchiyil Kilarnthelunthu Koovinaal.
avalathu Kai Enathu Thalaiyai Avalathu Mulaiyin Mithu Vaitthu Alutthiyathu. Innum Saappidu Enru Solvathaip Pola Irunthathu.
panju Pola Metthumetthenriruntha Avalathu Mulaikalai Sappikkondee
irukkalaamenrirunthathu Enakku. Athuvum, Avalathu Mulaikkaampukal Enathu Vaaykkullee Innum Vidaitthuk Kondee Poka, Enathu Naakkaal Athanai Varudi Varudi Viddeen. Oru Kaampai Vaaykkullee Vaitthu Sappiya Athee Neeratthil, Innoru Kaampinai Enathu Viralkalaal Thirukineen. Enathu Kaikalin Irumpuppidiyil Avalathu Mulaikal Pithungina.
“piramaathandaa,” Enru Aval Munumunutthaal. Athee Samayam Itharku Meelum Poruppatharkillai Enpathu Pola Enathu Sunni Avalathu Koothiyin Ithalkalaip Pilanthu Kondu Ullee Kuthitthathu. Eerkanavee Irappathamaaka Iruntha Avalathu Koothikkullee Valukkikondu Viraintha Enathu Viraittha
Sunni, Kana Neeratthil Kaarru Veekatthil Avalin Aalatthin Adimaddatthai Adainthathu. Aduttha Sila Nimidangalukku Enathu Sunni Avalathu Pundaikkullee Thulli Vilaiyaadiyathu. Avalathu Kaikal Enathu Iduppin Mithum, Tholkalin Mithum Nakangal Pathinthu Kollum Alavukku
mirukatthanamaakap Piditthuk Kondirukka, Naan Asuratthanamaaka Aval Mithu Iyangiyapadi, Avalathu Koothikkulikkullee Kuthitthuk Kummaalamiddapadiyiruntheen. Avvappothu Aval Enathu Thalaiyai
avalai Nokki Ilutthu, Kannangalilum Uthaddilum Mutthangalai Valanginaal. Enna Thaan Avalathu Koothikkullee Enathu Sunni Kuthookalappadduk Kondirunthaalum, Avalin Mulaikalai Maddum Enathu Vaayum, Kaikalum Maarri Maarri Seendiyapadiyee Irunthana.
oru Sila Neeram Kalitthu Enathu Koddaikal Veditthu Viduvathu Pola Veengina. Angirunthu Kilampiya Oru Kaaddaaru, Enathu Sunnit Thandu Valiyaaka Minnal Veekatthil Paaynthu, Kaatthukkondiruntha Avalathu Pundaiyai Nirappiyathu. Aduttha Oriru Kanatthil Enathu Sunniyee Kurraalatthil Kulitthathu Pola Avalathu Kaathal Thiravatthil Nanainthathu.

athee Neeram Kilee Kathavu Thirakkum Sattham Keeddathu… Sumitraa Veekamaaka Selaiyai Surri Kondu Kilee Paartthaal. Yaar Enru Keeddeen.
“en Maka Umaa”

“avalukku Thaan Kalyaanam Aaduchee”

“Umm.. Enna Panrathu.. Kalyaanam Aaki Rendu Varusham Aachu..innum Kolantha Sattham Keekkalee”
“evlo Solliyum Keekkaama Pengaloorla Oru Saapdveer Kampanila Veelai Seyyum Enjinyara Thaan Lav Panni Kalyaanam Pannikkiddaa.. Ippa Kashda Padraa…!! “

“een Enna Aachu”

“ava Purusan Eppovum Veelai Veelainu Irukkaanaam, Naid 10 Manikku Thaan Aapis Mudinju Vaaraanaam. Dayardaa Thoongiduvaanaam. Sani, Naayiru Kooda Vidaama Veeddila Leepdaappum Kaiyumaa Irukkaanaam”

“appo Enakku Intha Veeddila Innoru Shipd Veelai Irukkunnu Sollunga.”

sumitraa Muli Pithunga Ennai Paartthaal