Short Story : Written by Chandiramani
Story No. 1
Rajoo was in an excellent mood. Last night at a party he had landed a big contract.
Rajoo t~amaam suthee mood me'n ho. Kalha raat~ jo party me'n t~amaam vad^o contract miliyo hos .
His driver was driving along the road when he suddenly saw a very beautiful lady on the bus stop .She was very well dressed and had a child in her arms .Indeed she was charming beyond words.
Sa'nd~as driver rast~e t~e car halaae rahiyo ho t~a ocht~o hina hika t~amaam suhin~ee zaal bus stop t~e d^ithee .Behad~ suthaa kapr^aa paat~al huas ai'n b^aa'nhun me'n hiku b^aar hos. Yaanee t~a hooa chavan~a khaa'n b^aahir van~a'nd~ar huee.
Rajoo saw her miss the bus
Raajooa huna khe bus miss ka'nd~o d^itho...
Full of concern he asked the driver to reverse the car
G^an~t~eea me'n hina driver khe puthiyaa'n halan~a laai chayo ,
He opened the window and asked her ,’ Can I offer you a lift ?’
D~aree kholiyaaee'n ai'n puchhiyaaee'ns ,’ Maa'n t~okhe lift d^e-ee saghaa'n th~o ?”
‘Thank God! I am indeed grateful , for I am going for an interview, ’ the lady replied ‘., and I am already late.’
‘Dhan~eea jo rahim. T~avhaa'n jee had~a mahirbaanee .Maa'n hikr^ee interview laai vaj~ee rahee aahiyaa'n.’Huna javaab d^ino.’’Ai'n maa'n ag^ume'nee late aahiyaa'n.’
‘Which place ?’ asked Raajoo.
‘Kahir^ee jag^ah ?’ , Raajooa puchhiyus .
‘It is near Hotel Oberoi,’she answered.
‘Hotel Oberoi je vejho aahe ’ ,huna javaab d^ino.
‘Hop in. I am going there too."
A'nd~ar achu ! Maa'n bi ut~e-ee vaj~ee rahiyo aahiyaa'n,Raajooa javaab d^inus.''
He thought to himself,’ What a coincidence but I would have gone to the end of the world to drop her. My God! What a classic beauty!’
Raajooa a'nd~ara me'n sochiyo ,’Kahir^o na it~faak aahe. Para hina khe pahuchaain~a laai maa'n t~a d~uniyaa je kunda t~aaee'n bi vaj~aa'n haa. Ar^e Dhan~ee! Chhaa t~a soo'nha!’
Suddenly the child gazed at him and started crying loudly. He extended his tiny arms to come to Raajoo.
Ocht~o b^aara jee nazara Raajooa t~e pe-ee ai'n t~amaam vaake saa'n ruan~u shroo kayaaee'n . Hina Raajooa vati achan~a laai pa'nhi'njoo'n nandhir^iyoo'n b^aa'nhoo'n phailaayoo'n.
Raajoo was amazed. He lifted the child in his arms and felt a surge of joy going through him .The child was completely at ease and started pulling at his nose.
Raajoo ajaba me'n paijee viyo .B^aara khe ha'nja me'n khayaaee'n ai'n huna me'n hika khhoosheea jee lahir^a achee ve-ee. B^aar t~amaam khhoosh ho ai'n Raajooa jo naku patan~ shroo kayaaee'n.,
Suddenly Raajoo felt that his life was empty. He was indeed lonely after the death of his wife whom he loved very dearly.
Ocht~o Raajooa mahisoos kayo t~a sa'nd~as hayaat~ee jon~asi je maut~a khaa'n poi , jahi'n khe hoo behad~ bhaaee'nd~o ho, ket~ree na ub^aan~kee th~ee ve-ee huee.
He turned to the lady and asked ,,’Where exactly do you want to be dropped ? '
Hina lady d^aa'nh nihaariyo ai'n puchhiyaaee'ns ,’T~oo'n kith~e vaj~an~ th~ee chaahee'n.’ ?
She said,’ Near Hotel Oberoi is Raajoo House .I have received a call for interview .’
Huna chayo ,’,’Oberoi hotel je vejho hiku Raajoo House aahe Unhan moo'nkhe interview laai ghuraayo aahe.’
She took out some papers from her pruse and said , ‘Look .Here is the letter for interview. And here is my application. I hope I get the job. I am indeed desperate to get one .’
Kujhu panaa'n hina pa'nhi'njee purse maa'n b^aahir kadhiya ai'n chayaee'n, 'D^iso. Heeu aahe Letter of interview ai'n heeu aahe mu'nhi'njo javaab. Moo'nkhe naukree jee sakhht zaroorat~ aahe .’
And she handed over a set of papers to Raajoo.
Ai'n Raajooa khe kuchhu panan jo set d^inaaee'n.
Raajoo was shocked to see that the application was addressed to his company.
Raajoo vaair^o th~ee viyo chhakaan~ t~a application sa'nd~as hee company d^aa'nh huee.
He quickly went through the set of papers. Impressive indeed.
Raajoo t~akar^ me'n panaa par^han~ shroo kaya...Behad~ suthaa.
Raajoo was quite concerned. He decided on the spot to give her a job. But how to tell her that she was going to his company for interview?.
Raajoo t~amaam socha me'n paijee viyo. Hina ut~e jo ut~e faislo kayo t~a maa'n khes naukr^ee d^ee'nd~us para keea'n b^udh~aaes t~a hooa sa'nd~as hee office interview lai vaj~ee rahee huee...
Suddenly the little child gave him a big smile . What an enchanting child!.
Ocht~o b^aara Raajooa d^aa'nh nihaare muskiraayo. Chhaa d~il chhikee'nd~ar b^aar.
But he was puzzled that the girl had come alone with the child for interview.
Para hoo t~amaam mu'njhee piyo t~a b^aara khe khan~ee heea keea'n akelee interview lai aaee huee.
So he asked her, What will you do when you go in for an interview?You can’t take him in with you.’
So huna khaa'n puchhiyaaee'n,’ Jad^ahi'n interview laai a'nd~ar ve'nd~ee'na, t~a b^aara khe t~a a'nd~ar
kona khan~ee vaj~ee saghad~eea'n.’
‘I am all alone with no one to help me .I have to request the receptionist to look after him for a few minutes .I pray to God that she cooperates ‘, she replied.
‘Maa'n akelee aahiyaa'n ai'n moo'nkhe ko mad~ad~ karan~ vaaro kona aahe. Maa'n receptionist khe minth~a ka'nd~as t~a baar^a jee kujhu minta sa'nbhaal kare. Dhan~ee kare t~a hooa moo'nkhe saath~ d^e.’ huna chayo ‘
Meantime, they reached Raajoo House. The car stopped and a guard came running to open the door for them
Et~re me'n hoo Raajoo House pahut~aa .Car beethee ai'n hiku guard dukoo'n paaee'nd~o aayo.
He saluted Raajoo.
Hina Raajooa khe salaam kayo.
Raajoo tried to give the child back to the lady but the child started howling and
would not leave him.
Raajooa koshish kayee t~a b^aar zaala khe motaae d^e para b^aara vaakaa karan~u shroo kayaa ai'n hunakhe chhad^an~a jee na kayaaee'n...
Suddenly Rajoo asked her ,’Why has the child got so attached to me?
’Ocht~o Rajoo huna khaa'n puchiyo ,’B^aar het~ro moo'n saa'n keea'n hiree viyo aahe?,’
The lady was quiet for a moment and then she answered ,’ You look exactly like his grandfather who died in a car accident along with his son ‘ -my husband, a fortnight ago. The grandfather and the child were very attached to each other and used to play for hours together.'
Zaala kuchhu vakt~u maath rahee ai'n poi javaab d^inaaee'n,’T~avhee'n bilkul hunaje d^aad^e vaa'nguru th~aa lag^o jeko 2 haft~aa ag^ume'n hika car je haad~se me'n pa'nhi'nje puta saa'n yaanee t~a mu'nhi'nje mur^sa saa'n maree viyo. D^aad^e ai'n pote jo paan~a me'n t~amaam pyaar ho ai'n kalaakan jaa kalaak paan~a me'n raa'nd~iyoo'n ka'nd~aa hua .’
This was another shock for Raajoo. Firstly the lift from bus stop, then the interview at his organization and now this .
Raajooa khe hee b^io shock lag^o. Pahree'n bus stop t~aa'n lift ,poi sa'nd~as office me'n interview ai'n haan~e heea g^aalh
Suddenly the lady turned towards him and said ,’ Do me a favour. Please look after him while I go in for the interview. He is absolutely at ease with you.'
Ocht~o hina zaala Raajoo d^aa'nh moo'nh pheriyo ai'n chayaaee'n, ,’Moo'nt~e hika mahirbaanee kayo .Maa'n interview laai a'nd~ar vaj~aa'n t~est~aaee'n b^aara jee sa'nbhaal kayo .T~avhaa'n saa'n t~ a hee had~a hiree viyo aahe.’
Raajoo was for some time at a loss to answer. The lady looked dejected.
Raajoo kuchhu vakt~a laai javaab d^e-ee na saghiyo. Zaala t~amaam mu'njhiyal th~e lag^ee.
Suddenly he decided to go along with them
Raajoo achaanak faislo kayo t~a maa'n hinan saa'n gad^jee a'nd~ar ve'nd~us .
He said to himself. ‘Let me see the reaction of my staff when I enter my own office with them.’
Paan~a khe chayaaee'n t~a ,d^isaa'n t~a mu'nhi'njaa maan~hoo keea'n th~aa react kan jad^ahi'n moo'n khe pa'nhi'nje hee office me'n hinan saa'n gad^u ghira'nd~o th~aa d^isan ‘.
So he said ,’Okay .’
So chayaaee'n , ‘Theek aahe.’
The lady seemed so relieved.
Zaal saamat~ jo sahu kha'nyo.
And they walked together to the lift.
Ai'n sabhu gad^jee lift d^aa'nh vadh~iyaa .
The liftman was all smiles, pointed out to the child and said to Raajoo ,’ Sir , I did not know you had such a lovely grandson .’
Liftman hinan khe d^isee d^aadho khhoosh th~iyo ai'n b^aara d^aa'nh ishaaro d^e-ee Raajooa khe chayaaee'n , ’Saaee'n ! Moo'nkhe khhabara kona huee t~a t~avhaa'n khe hair^o suhin~o poto aahe.’
Raajoo was astounded to hear this. Then he said to himself ,’ ’My God ! I wish it were so.’
Raajoo iho b^udh~ee ajab khaad~o ai'n paan~a khe chayaaee'n ,’Muhi'njaa maalik ! Shala ee'ne huje haa .’
’When they reached the reception, the receptionist jumped up and said, ’Sir, I did not know, you have such a charming grandson. Where have you been hiding him?’
Jad^ahi'n sabhu reception t~e pahut~aa , t~a receptionist hunan khe d^isee tipu d^ino ai'n chayaaee'n, ‘Saaee'n! Moo'nkhe khhabara kona huee t~a t~avhaa'nkhe hair^o man mohee'nd~ar poto aahe. Helat~aaee'n hina khe kith~e likaae vethaa huaa? '
Raajoo did not say anything, just smiled and said to the receptionist ,’Take her immediately for an interview with Prakaash , while I wait here with the child .’
’Raajoo javaab kona d^ino, rug^o muskiraayaaee'n ai'n receptionist khe chayaaee'n ,’Hina khe jald~ hee Prakaash vati interview laai vathee vaj~u. Test~aaee'n maa'n b^aara saa'n hit~e th~o t~arsaa'n ".
The receptionist was at a loss to understand what was going on but she quickly walked to Prakash’s cabin along with the lady...
Receptionist samjhee kona saghee t~a chhaa halee rahiyo ho para jald~hee tipu d^ayee uth~ee ai'n zaala saa'n gad^u Prakaash jee cabin d^aa'nh vadh~ee veyee.
Raajoo quickly phoned Prakaash on the intercom and said ‘Prakaash! Listen carefully. I have already interviewed the lady, who is coming to meet you. Give her quickly a letter of appointment at Rs, 2OOOO per month with all the perks.’
Raajoo yakd~am Prakaash khe intercom t~e phone kayo ai'n chayaaee'n. ’Prakaash ! Dhiyaana saa'n b^udh~u. Jeka lady t~okhe gad^jan~ laai achee rahee aahe unhe khe moo'n ag^u me'n hee interview kayo aahe.Jald~u hee hina khe letter of appointment d^ees. Mahine me'n Rs. 2OOOO ai'n sabh perks.’
And he quickly cut off the line..
Ai'n yakd~am line cut kayaaee'n.
When the receptionist entered the cabin, ’she said , Prakaash!..’
Jad^ahi'n receptionist Prakaash je cabin me'n ghir^ee t~a chayaaee'n ,’ Prakaash …
But before she could say anything further, Prakaash said, I know Sir phoned me .,
Para kujhu vadh~eeka chae t~ahi'n khaa'n ag^u Prakaash chayo, 'Moo'nkhe khhabar aaahe, Sir moo'nkhe phone kayo.’'
Meantime Raajoo started thinking,’ I will put her in my son’s department under him as an assistant. Maybe my cultured but good for nothing son will fall in love with her and I shall have this lovely lady as my daughter in law and this lovely child as my grandson. What could be better ? I am more than sure, my son will be controlled by this charming and intelligent lady.’
Et~re me'n Rajoo sochan~ shroo kayo, 'Maa'n hinakhe pa'nh'ni'nje puta je department me'n huna jo assistant kare rakha'nd~us .Shaayid~ mu'nhi'njo fazeelat~ bhariyo para bekaar putu hina khe pyaar karan~ lag^e ai'n heea suhin~ee zaal mu'nhi'njee nu'nha'n th~iye ain sa'nd~as man mohee'nd~ar b^aar mu'nhi'njo poto th~ie...Inhe khaa'n sutho vadh~eeka chhaa th~ee saghe th~o.? Ai'n zaroor heea manu mohee'nd~ar ai'n hoshiyaar zaala mu'nhi'nje puta khe control me'n aan~e sagha'nd~ee.’
Meantime Prakaash came out anxious to find out what was happening.
Et~re me'n Prakaash b^aahir aayo d^isan~a laai t~a chhaa th~ee rahiyo ho.
Raajoo beckoned him over and said ‘,Put her under my cultured but good for nothing son.’
Raajoo vejho acharn~a laai ishaaro d^inusi ai'n chayaaee'ns, ‘Hinakhe mu'nhi'nje fazeelat~ bhariye para bekaar puta jo assistant kare rakhees.’
And he gave him a sly smile
Ai'n khesi g^ujhee muskiraat saa'n d^ithaaee'n
And they both burst out laughing and shook hands.
B^inhee ocht~o khilan~ shroo kayo ai'n hath~u milaayaaoo'n.
End of the Story
Story No. 2
When Kishor was going to work, he saw a number of people standing around an elderly man who was probably not well or had fainted.
Jad^ahi'n Kishor kama t~e vaj~ee rahiyo ho t~a hina d^itho t~a jaam maan~hoo hikr^e peersan maan~hooa je chaugrid~ beetha hua jo shaayid~ theek kona ho yaa t~a behosh th~ee viyo ho .
Full of concern, he asked the driver to stop his car and got out .On inquiring he was told the man had fainted. He volunteered to take the man to a hospital.
G^an~t~eea me'n hina pa’nhi'nje driver khe car rokan~a lai chayo ai'n heth lath~o. Puchhan~a t~e maan~hun b^udh~ayus t~a hoo behosh th~ee viyo ho. Hina huna maan~hooa khe hospital vathee vaj~an~a jee aachha kaee.
So he requested those present to put him in his air conditioned car and started for the nearest hospital.
So jeke maan~hoo maujood~ huaa t~inkhe huna maan~hooa khe car me'n rakhan~a laai chayo ai'n ka'nhi'n vejhee Ispat~aal d^aa’nh vaj~an~a lag^o.
Suddenly the man revived and said, ‘Oh what a joy to ride in a A/C mercedez that also in the latest model?.’
Ocht~o hoo maan~hoo sujaag th~iyo ai'n chayaaee'n ,’Wah chhaa t~a mazo aahe Mercedez A/C car me'n safar karan~a jo, so bi naye me'n naye model me'n.’
Kishor was quite amused to observe that the man could make out that it was a latest mercedez model from inside the car.
Kishor iho jaache t~amaam ajaba me'n piyo t~a hoo car je a'nd~raa'n bi car jo model suj~aan~e saghiyo.
The man continued, It is after a long time that I am riding one .Can you believe me that at one time I had four of them?’.
Poi unhe maan~hooa chayo ,’Ket~re vakt~a khaa'n poi maa'n hair^ee car me'n safar kare rahiyo aahiyaa'n . Moo'nt~e ait~baar ka'nd~e'n t~a kahi'n vakt~ moo'nkhe 4 saag^yoo'n cars huyoo'n?
Kishor said ,’Really ?’full of sarcasm.’
Kishor toka me'n chayo,’ Sachu?’
But he observed that the man was a class by himself . Such polish and style .
Para hina jaachiyo t~a man~hoo t~amaam shaand~aar pie lag^o . Chhaa t~a polish ai'n chhaa style.
So he asked him,‘What happened?
So hina puchhiyus,’ Chhaa th~iyo?’
He replied,‘The usual sad story of three vices. I have paid a heavy price Now I want to make a fresh start ,’
Hina javaab d^inus ,’Saag^e tin vices je kare d^ukha bharee kahaan~ee . Moo'n inhe laai t~amaam g^aree keemat~ bharee aahe .Haan~e maa'n nayee shrooaat~ th~o karan~ chaahiyaa'n.’
Kishor replied full of concern ,’ But how ?’
Kishor t~maam hamd~ard~eea me'n puchhiyus ,’ Para keea'n?
The man replied, ‘My mind has started functioning again‘.
Huna javaab d^ino ,‘ Mu'nhi'nje maghhza ochto varee sochan~ shroo kayo aahe .’
Kishor asked him,’ Now where may I drop you ? Where do you stay ?’
Kishor puchhiyus ,’Maa'n t~avhaa'n khe kith~e laahiyaa'n ? Kith~e raha'nd~aa aahiyo ?’
The man replied ,’Whereever you drop me , is my home .I live on footpath.’
Man~hooa javaab d^ino ,’Jit~e t~oo'n moo'nkhe laahee'nd~e'n uhoee mu’nhi'njo ghar aahe .Maa'n t~a footpath~ t~e raha'nd~o aahiyaa'n"’
Kishor replied ‘ I am going to Rajat house , Andheri .Where ever you want to get off on the way ,tell me .".
Kishor javaab d^inus,"Maa'n Raajat house Andheri vaj~ee rahiyo aahiyaa'n. Jit~e raste t~e lahan~ chaahiyo , ut~e t~avhaa'n khe laahe saghaa'n th~o. Rug^o b^udh~aayo .’
The man was suddenly full of life. He asked ,’Not the Metropolitan ?
Ocht~o maan~hooa me'n jaan achee ve-ee ai'n puchhiyaaee'n ‘ Chhaa Metropolitan ?’
Kishor was shocked to hear his question but was reluctant to tell the man that he was right .
Kishor hun jo suvaal b^udh~ee vaair^o th~ee viyo para maan~hooa khe b^udh~aain~a khaa'n keeb^aayaaee'n.
The man said,’ I know you are reluctant to admit but in case you are going there, remember that the fat and ugly lady at the reception takes all decisions and not the boss inside . And she has one weakness . She has a son, she is crazy about .Talk about him and you will get business .Or better still buy a few comics for her son .’
Maan~hooa chayo .’Maa'n samjhee saghaa'n th~o t~a t~oo’n g^aalh maj~an~a khaa'n keeb^aaee'n th~o, para je t~oo'n hut~e vaj~ee rahiyo aahee'n t~a yaad~ kar t~a jekaa th~ulhee ai'n bad~shikil Zaala reception t~e viha'nd~ee aahe, uhaa ee sabhu faislaa ka'nd~ee aahe ai'n naki sa'nd~as Boss jeko a'nd~ar viha'nd~o aahe . Bas hinakhe hikr^ee kamzoree aahe ,,Hikr^o putu ath~as. Bas puta puthiyaa'n asul charee aahe. Huna je baare me'n g^aalhaai t~a t~okhe business mila'nd~o. Aj~aa'n bi bahit~ar th~ee'nd~o t~a huna je laai kujhu comics vathee vaj~u .’
And he continued ,’Opposite the building there is a book shop .Buy from there.’
'Ag^t~e chayaaee'n"Building je saamho'n hiku kit~aaban jo d~ukaan ahe ,ut~aa'n kit~aaba khhareed~ kari.’
Kishor was taken aback but he decided to follow his instructions
Kishor vaair^o th~ee viyo para faislo kayaaee'n t~a ie'n ee ka'nd~usi ..
The man said, ‘While you go up , I would like to sleep in your car . I am remembering my glorious days . And by the way, ask your driver to buy me haka noodles with vegetables from the restaurant nearby . Their cuisine is excellent . I have not eaten properly for a few days.’
Maan~hooa chayo ,‘Jest~aaee'n t~oo'n math~e aahee'n t~est~aaee'n maa'n t~u’nhi'njee car me'n sumha'nd~us Maa'n pa’nhi'njaa shaand~aar d^eeha'n, yaad~ kare rahiyo aahiyaa'n . .B^ee g^aalh , pa’nhi'nje driver khe chau t~a mu’nhi'nje laai haka noodles bhaaj^iyun saa'n gad^u paase vaaree restaurant khaa'n khhareed~ kare . Unhan jo khaad~o behad~ sutho aahe .Moo'n ket~ran d^ee'nhan khaa'n pooro kona khaad~o aahe.’
Kishor was surprised and said to himself, ‘Even in his present condition, he has style.’
Kishor ajaba me'n paijee viyo ai'n sochiyaaee'n , ‘Hina haalat~ me'n bi style ath~as.’
So he instructed the driver accordingly.
So hina driver khe ee-e'n hee karan~a laai chayo .
He got out of the car, bought the comics and went up to Metropolitan .
Hoo car maa'n heth lath~o ai'n comics khhareed~ kare Metropolitan me'n math~e viyo .
He met the receptionist and said, ‘Someone told me that you have an intelligent son who is very fond of comics .So please do accept them.
Receptionist khe gad^iyo ai'n chayaaee'n ," Moo'n b^udh~o aaahe t~a t~okhe t~amaam hoshiyaar putu aahe ja'nhi'nkhe comics d^aadhaa van~a'nd~aa aahin. So mahirbaanee kare hee accept kar.’
The receptionist was overwhelmed with emotion. There were tears in her eyes
Receptionist t~amaam emotion me'n bharjee ve-ee. Huna je akhiyun me'n g^or^haa bharjee aayaa .
She said ,’You are the first one who has shown so much concern for my son. People who come here , are only interested in themselves . Nothing else matters to them.’
Chayaaee,' T~oo'n pahiriyo'n maan~hoo aahee'n ja'nhi'n mu’nhi'nje puta jo et~ro sochiyo aahe. Jeke maan~hoo hite achan th~aa,uhe rug^o pa’nhi'njo ee socheen th~aa. B^ee kahi'n g^aalh jee parvaah hee kona ath~an .’
‘Oh yes ! I forgot ,I will tell the boss you are here ,’ she continued
,Ar^e moo'nkhe g^aalh visree ve-ee .Maa'n boss khe chava'nd~as t~a t~avhee'n aayaa aahiyo," hina ag^t~e chayo
She hunted out a bunch of papers from the drawer and went inside. Kishor recognized his set of papers.
Poi hina khhaane maa'n kujhu paanaa kadhiyaa ai'n a'nd~ar ve-ee. Kishor pa’nhi'n jaa panaa suj~aat~aa.
She was gone for a long time but Kishor waited patiently.
Jaam vakt~u a'nd~ar huee para Kishor t~amaam sabur saa'n t~arsiyo.
Finally when she came out, she beckoned him to go in.
Aakhhir hooa jad^ahi'n b^aahir nikt~ee t~a a'nd~ar vaj~an~ laai ishaaro d^inaaee'ns
When he went in , the boss was in a friendly mood .
Jad^ahi'n a'nd~ar viyo t~a boss t~amaam suthee mood me'n ho.
He said,‘ I have gone through your offer and I feel , I should give you the contract . Please start straightaway . My receptionist will guide you,’
Chayaaee'ns , ‘Moo'n t~u’nhi'njaa papers jaachiyaa aahin ai'n maa'n samjhaa'n th~o t~a t~okhe hee contract d^iyaa'n. Yakd~am kamu karan~ shroo kar. Mu’nhi'njee receptionist t~okhe guide ka'ndee.’
Kishor came out and walked back to the receptionist and said , ‘Next time I shall bring some very interesting books on general knowledge for your son .’
Kishor b^aahir aayo ai'n receptionist vat~ vaapas viyo ai'n chayaaee'n.’B^ie d~afe maa'n t~u’nhi'nje puta laai general knowledge jaa kit~aaba aan~ee'ndusi'.
And he took her leave...
Ai'n khaa'nus mokala vart~aaee'n.
‘On the road in his car ,the man was waiting anxiously and asked,’What happened ?’
Rast~e t~e car me'n man~hoo munt~azir vetho ho ai'n puchhiyaaee'n ‘Chhaa th~iyo ?’
‘You were right, I got the contract .’Kishor replied.
‘T~avhaa'njee g^aalh baraabar huee .Moo'nkhe contract milyo.’
The man said ,’If you play fair with me , I shall guide you with my vast experience Now tell me ..How much have you reserved for me ? I want with dignity 5% on the value of the contract .’
Maan~hooa chayo ,’ Jekad^ahi'n t~oo'n moo'nsaa'n sidh~o hala'nd~e'n t~a maa'n t~okhe pa’nhi'nje zabard~ast~ aazmood~e saa'n t~okhe guide ka'nd~usi. Haan~e moo'nkhe b^udh~aai, t~a mu’nhi'nje lai ghan~o rakhiyo ath~aee?Moo'nkhe 5% contract je value t~e izat~ saa'n khapan’.
Kishor was an honourable man and he readily agreed.
Kishor t~amaam izat~ varo man^hoo ho ai'n yakdam maj~aaee'n...
The man said ,’Now what is your next destination?’
Man^hooa puchiyus ,’Haan~e kith~e vaj~an~a jo khhiyaal ath~aee ?’
Kishor replied, ’Cosmopoliton,’
Kishor javaab d~ino ,’Cosmopolitan .’
,’Oh that smiling crook. Let me see. Don’t go there now. Please. He will throw you out but we must plan . ..He is very fond of golf and regularly goes to Apollo Golf club. Join the club. I will guide you how to play golf .I will even get an expert from the club ,Chandan to teach you how to play .. Take it easy.’ It is a very very big corporate house and if you play your cards properly, with one contract , your life is made . .But follow my instructions and you will succeed. ’said the man .’
‘’‘Oh iho muskiraaee'nd~ar kaatkoo. Moo'nkhe sochan~ d^e . .Haan~e mahirbaanee kare hut~e na vaj~u. Hoo t~okhe kadhee b^aahir uchhlaaee'nd~o . Para asaa'n khe plan karan~ khape .Hoo golf jo t~amaam shaukeen aahe ai'n t~amaam regularly Apollo golf club me'n ve'nd~o aahe . Golf club khe join kar .Maa'n t~okhe sekhaaree'nd~us t~a kee'na’n golf khelje .Et~re kadar maa'n t~okhe club maa'n expert vathee d^ee'ndus .Chandan t~okhe sekhaaree'nd~o t~a golf keea'n khelje . .Iho t~amaam vad^o corporate house aahe ai'n je t~oo'n t~amaam dh~iyaan saa'n hala'nd~e'n t~a hikr^e hee contract saa'n t~u’nhi'njee hayaat~ee thahee pava'nd~ee .Jekee maa'n chavaa'n so kar t~a sobha khata'nd~e'n', maan~hooa chayo .
‘And remember ‘, continued the man,’ all human beings have weaknesses . Study them , move accordingly and take advantage of them ,’but never overdo things and harm others,. Always restrain yourself .’
,"Ai'n yaad~ kar ,’ maan~hooa ag^t~e chayo.’ ‘ t~a sabhnee insaanan me'n kamzoriyoo'n hoo'nd~iyoo'n aahin . Unhan khe jaach ai'n unhan jo faaid~o vathu .Para kad^ahi'n bi had~a khaa'n b^aahir na vaj~ji ai'n maan~hun khe nuksaan na pahuchaaiji . Ai'n hameshaa paan~a t~e kaaboo rakhiji ‘.
Kishor smiled and said ,,’Now that we are partners, let me put you up at a small and clean hotel .You relax but I am suddenly afraid of you. There is no doubt that very soon, with your vast experience you will not need me and will throw me out.’
Kishor muskiraayo ai'n chayaaee'n ,’Jeea'n t~a haan~e asee'n bhaaeevaar aahiyoo'n, moo'nkhe t~avhaa'nje laai ka'nhi'n na'ndhee ai'n saaf Hotel me'n rahan~ jo int~izaam karan~ khape. T~avhee'n aaram kayo para ochit~o moo'nkhe t~avhaa'n maa'n dapu lag^an~u shroo th~iyo aahe .Inhe me'n ko shaku konhe t~a jald~hee t~avhaa'n khe pa’nhi'nje zabard~ast~ aazmood~e je kare mu'nhi'njee kaa zaroorat~ na pava'nd~ee ai'n moo'nkhe b^aahir uchhlaaee'nd~e phito ka'nd~aa. .’
And he gave him around Rs. 5OOO.
Ai'n hinakhae atkal Rs. 5OOO d^inaaee'n.
‘The man replied ,’Whatever my defects are ‘ I have suddenly started thinking of you as my son .I have no family and I have always felt lonely. But suddenly I feel vibrant . I feel , I have paid for my blunders . Now watch me and see how dynamic I can be‘.
Maan~hooa javaab d^ino, ‘ Barabar moo'n me'n khhaamiyoo'n aahin para ocht~o moo'n t~okhe pa’nhi'nje puta vaa'ngur samjhan~ shroo kayo aahe. Moo'nkhe kaa family kona aahe. Moo'n hamesha paan~a khe akelo mahisoos kayo aahe . Para ocht~o maa'n paan~a khe t~amaam t~aakat~ saa'n bharpoor mahisoos kayaa'n th~o .Maa'n samjhaa'n th~o t~a moo'n pa’nhi'nje chukun jo hisaab d^e-ee pooro kayo aahe. Haan~e moo'nkhe jaachiji ai'n d^isiji t~a maa'n ket~ro dynamic th~ee saghaa'n th~o.’
Kishore gave him a smile , took his leave and went home pleased with life .
Kishor muskiraayo, khaa'nus moklaayaaee'n ai'n t~amaam suthee mood me'n ghar viyo.
End of the Story
Story No. 3
Varee janam vathan~
There was pin drop silence in the office
Office me'n t~amaam maath huee.
The borrower was to sign the documents giving all his assets to the creditor..
Udh~aar vatha'nd~ar udh~aar d^ee'nd~ar khe pa'nhi'njaa sab kuchh assets th~e d^inaa.
Suddenly the door burst open and a small girl came running followed her mother, She was crying. The little girl was the daughter of the borrower.
Ocht~o d~aru zor saa'n khuliyo ai'n hikr^ee na'ndhr^ee chhokr^ee dukoo'n paaee'nd~ee a'nd~ar ghir^ee . Maan~as puthiyaa'n huee .Ihaa na'ndhr^ee chhokr^ee karz vathand~ar vaare jee dh~eeu huee.
When the creditor saw her , he went pale, thinking’.Why, this is my daughter whom I lost years ago. My God! What is this ?’
Jad^ahi'n udh~aar d^ee'nd~ar jee nazar chhokr^eea t~e pe-ee t~a huna jee shikil lahee ve-ee. Ai'n sochiyaaee'n, ’Heea t~a mu'nhi'njee dh~eeu aahe jekaa kujhu saala ag^e maree ve-ee huee. Ar^e mu'nhi'njaa maalik! Hee chhaa th~ee rahiyo aahe?’
He rubbed his eyes in disbelief.
Pa'nhi'njoo'n akhiyoo'n hina beait~bareea me'n mahitiyoo'n .
The girl proceeded to her father.
Chhokr^ee peeu d^aa'nh vadh~ee ve-ee.
The father got annoyed and said to his wife,’ How could you let her come here?,’
Pin~as naaraaz th~ee joi khe chayo ,’T~o hina khe hit~e keea'n achan~ d^ino ?
The mother said. ’ You know what a sweet child she is . But today I just could not control her She went wild and insisted on seeing you. So there was no other way but to do so.’
Maan~as chayo ‘,T~okhe khhabar aahe t~a kahir^ee na mithe subhaav jee b^aar aahe . Para aj^u maa'n hinakhe kabze me'n rakhee na saghiyas.Pan~eea khaa'n b^aahir nikr^ee ve-ee ai'n zid~u kayaaee'n t~a maa'n papa khe gad^ijaa'n. So inakare b^iyo ko chaaro na ho savai eea'n karan~a je ."
Suddenly the eyes of the girl fell on the creditor. She went into a trance and continued gazing at him..
Ocht~o chokr^eea jee nazar udh~aar d^ee'nd~ar t~e pe-ee . Hooa zare ghat samaadh~eea me'n achee ve-ee ai'n ghoore huna khe d^isa'nd~ee rahee.
Suddenly she gave him a big smile and said,’ You will play the horse and let me ride you.’
Ocht~o chokr^eea huna d^aa'nh nihaare muskiraayo ai'n puchhiyaaee'ns ,T~avhee'n raa'nd~ me'n ghor^aa th~iyo ai'n maa'n t~avhaa'n t~e savaaree ka'nd~as.’
The creditor got flabberghasted and said to himself, ’My God,this is the game myself and my daughter used to play.’
Udh~aar d^ee'nd~ar iho b^udh~ee sakhht~ hairaan th~ee viyo ai'n paan~ a khe chayaaee'n ,,’.Maalik mu'nhi'njaa . Ihaa ee raa'nd~ t~a maa'n pa'nhi'njee dh~eeu saa'n ka'nd~o hos.’
So he quietly knelt down on the floor on his fours.
So t~amaam maath me'n pata t~e ghor^e vaa'ngur vetho .
Suddenly the girl burst out laughing and said to the creditor,’ How stupid you are! Do the horses wear a coat and a tie? Take them off.’
Ocht~o chokr^eea khilan~ shroo kayo ai'n udh~aar d^ee'nd~ar khe chayaaee'n ‘, Ked^aa na t~avhee'n stupid aahiyo .Chhaa ghor^aa tie ai'n coat paaee'nd~aa aahin ?Jald~ee laahiyo .’
The borrower got annoyed with his daughter but the creditor waved him away
Karz vatha'nd~ar pa'nhi'njee dh~eeu t~e naaraaz th~iyo para udh~aar d^ee'nd~ar ishaaro kare rokyus.
He took off his coat and his tie and knelt once again on the ground on all fours.
Hina pa'nhi'njo coat ai'n pa'nhi'njee tie laath~ee ai'n varee pata t~e ghor^e vaa'nguru vetho.
The little girl jumped on his back and said,’ Run fast.’
Na'ndhir^ee chokr^ee putheea t~e tipo d^e-ee vethee ai'n chayaaee'ns ,’Jald~ee duka paayo .’
He meekly started doing so.
Maath meth me'n huna ie'n karan~ shroo kayo.
Suddenly the girl said,’ You used to run faster,’
Ocht~o chokr^eea chayus , ‘Ag^u me'n t~a t~avhee'n t~akr^o duka'nd~aa huaa .’
The creditor said to himself,’ How right she is .I used to be faster.. But after the death of my daughter , I have lost interest in life.’
Udh~aar d^eed~ar sochiyo,’Hina jee g^aalh baraabar aahe .Ag^ume'n maa'n t~akr^o duka'nd~o hos para mu'nhi'njee dh~eeu je maut~a khaa'n poi mu'nhi'njo hayaat~eea maa'n chaahu nikr^ee viyo aahe ‘
So meekly he replied,’ Yes are right but I will try to run faster.’
So aahist~e javaab d^inaaee'n,.T^u'nhi'njee g^aalh baraabar aahe para maa'n koshish kare t~akr^o duka'nd~us .’
Suddenly the girl cried out ‘ Stop ! Don’t you see the big river ahead?’
Ocht~o chokr^eea vaako kare chayo,’T~arso .Chhaa ag^yaa'n vad^ee nad~ee nath~aa d^iso ?’
He peered in the distance and pretended to see the river..
Hina dh~iyaan saa'n paryaa'n nihaariyo ai'n hika nad~eea khe d^isan~a jo mikhir^u kayaaee'n .
‘Yes ! I can see it’ ,he replied.
‘Baraabar ,maa'n d^isee saghaa'n th~o ,’hina javaab d^ino
The girl said,’ Make me a strong boat'.
Chokr^eea chayo ,’Moo'nkhe hika mazboot~ b^er^ee thaahe d^iyo’.
He looked around for a thick and strong paper.
Hina chainee t~araf th~ulhe ai'n mazboot~ pane jee t~alaash kaee.
Suddenly an idea struck him.He asked for the documents which were bound by a thick and strong cover.
Ocht~o hika idea aayas, Agreement jaa panaa'n ghuriyaaee'n jeke t~amaam th~ulhe ai'n mazboot~ cover saa'n b^adh~ala huaa.
He took it and started to remove the cover of the documents.
Hath~a me'n khan~ee hina documents je cover khe jud~aa karan~ shroo kayo .
His assistant shouted.‘ Sir ! ,What is this you are doing ?’
Sa'nd~as assistant vaako kayo ,’ Saaee'n ! Hee chhaa kare rahiyaa aahiyo .’
But he just smiled and tore off the cover. He made a lovely strong boat . He was adept at this.
Para hina rug^o muskiraayo ai'n cover khe chhike b^aahir kayo. Unhe maa'n t~amaam suthee mazboot~ b^er^ee thaahiyaaee'n. Inhe kama me'n hoo maahir huo.'
He then tore up the documents
Poi hina documents phaare phitaa kayaa.‘
His assistant shrieked. Sir ! You have destroyed documents worth five million .’
Assistant vaako kare chayo, ‘Saaee'n , t~avhaa'n 5O lakhan jaa documents phaare naas kayaa .’
The man said nothing and gave the boat to the girl
Para hina javaab kona d^ino ai'n b^er^ee chokr^eea khe d^inaaee'n ..
‘,Have it ! You like it? ‘ he asked .
‘Haa'n heea vath. T~okhe van~e th~ee ?’Hina suvaal kayo .
‘Yes Yes ‘, said the girl ‘ But now I must go home and feed my baby .’
‘Haa ,haa !Chokr^eea javaab d^inus ., Para haan~e maa'n ghar ve'nd~as ai'n pa'nhi'nje baby khe kuchhu khaaraaee'nd~asi.’
‘You mean the brown bear ? he asked .
‘Iho brown ricchu ?’ Hina puchiyo
The girl went into raptures,’ Yes ! Yes! You have seen it ?’ she asked
Chokr^ee gad~ gad~ th~ee ve-ee .’Haa haa! Para t~avhaa'n huna khe d^itho aahe?’ chokr^eea puchhiyo
How could he forget that his daughter had died holding a brown bear in her lap .
Hoo keea'n visaare saghiyo th~e t~a sa'nd~as dh~eeu hika brown richha khe ha'nja me'n khan~ee muee huee.
‘So he replied,’ Yes, I have seen your baby .’
So hina javaab d^ino, 'Ha! Moo'n t~u'nhi'nje baby khe d^itho aahe.’
Suddenly the girl’s mood changed. She left quickly after giving him a warm hug and a big smile.
Ocht~o chhokr^eea jee mood phiree ve-ee .Huna khe g^araathiree paae muskir^aayaaee'n ai'n t~akr^o b^aahir nikr^ee ve-ee.
He burst into tears of joy. Yes, she was his daughter who had come back to him
Hina khhooshee me'n g^or^haa g^aar^an~ shroo kayaa. Hoo barabar huna jee dh~eeu huee jekaa vatis vaapas aaee huee.
He said to himself, ‘Oh merciful God. You have given me back my daughter.’
Paan~a khe chayaaee'n, 'Oh rahim ka'nd~ar Maalik! T~o moo'nt~e rahim khaad~o aahe. T~o moo'nkhe mu'nhi'njee dh~eeu vaapas d^inee aahe.'
The assistant said to him once again,’ Sir, what is this you have done ?’
Assistant varee khes chayo,’ Saaee'n, t~avhaa'n hee chhaa kayo?’
He replied, ‘I do not want the father of my daughter to have any financial problems. Otherwise how will he look after her properly ?.’
Hina javaab d^ino ,’Maa'n nath~o chahiyaa'n t~a mu'nhi'njee dh~eeu je papa khe kaa paise jee khot huje na t~a hoo hunajee poori sa'nmbhaala keea'n ka'nd~o ?
But nobody understood him
Para kahi'n bi huna khe kona samjho.
End of the Story
Story No. 4
A true friend
Chandroo came out from the departmental stores with his hands full with packages , when someone touched him.
Chandroo departmental store maa'n b^aahir aayo . B^inhee hath~an me'n packages huasi .Ocht~o ka'nhi'n maan~hooa khes Chhuhiyo.
Chandroo turned back and saw a person dressed in a very ordinary fashion .
Chandroo puthee varaaee ai'n hika t~amaam ravaajee kapr^aa paat~al maan~hooa khe d^ithaaee'n .
The person said, ‘What a sad thing that you can’t even recognize your old friend Haree?.’
Unhe maan~hooa chayo, ’Kahir^ee na d^ukha jee g^aalh aahe t~a pa'nhi'nje puraan~e d~ost~a Hari khe nath~o suj~aan~e saghee'n?
Chandroo got a shock of his life and he said, ‘My God ! How much have you changed; What happened ?’
Chandroo ajaba me'n paijee viyo ai'n chayaaee'n ,’ Mu'nhi'njaa Dhan~ee !Ket~ro na t~o me'n pher^o aayo aahe .Chhaa th~iyo ?."
‘I lost heavily in business but I chose to pay every rupee of the creditors and this is how I stand . I now live in a chawl.’ Hari answered.
‘Moo'n dh~a'ndh~e me'n jaam vij~aayo para moo'n karazdaaran khe hiku hiku rupayo d^ino ai'n heea mu'nhi'njee haalat~ aahe. Haan~e maa'n hika chawl me'n raha'nd~o aahiyaa'n,’Hari javaab d^ino .
Chandroo asked, ’Why did you not approach me?. Afterall money is not everything in life.’
Chandroo puchhiyus,. T~oo'n moo'n vati chhona aae'n? ?Hayaat~eea me'n paiso sabh kuchh konhe .’
‘My self respect or vanity did not allow me to come to you,’replied Hari.
‘Pa'nhi'njee izat~ yaa vad^aaee moo'nkhe t~o vat kona achan~ d^ino.’Hari javaab d^ino .
‘Anyway done is done. Get into my car .I have an urgent meeting at my office and I am on my way .My driver will drop you back . We will have roughly half an hour to chit chat ,’replied Chandroo.
‘Khhair th~iyo so th~iyo .Haan~e mu'nhi'njee car me'n veh. Moo'nkhe office me'n zarooree meeting aahe ai'n maa'n ut~e vaj~ee rahiyo aahiyaa'n.Mu'nhi'njo driver t~okhe vaapas chhad^ee'nd~o. Asaa'nkhe atkal adh~u kalaak g^aalaahin~ laai aahe.’Chandroo javaab d^ino.
And they got into the car.
Ai'n b^aee gad^u car me'n vethaa.
Now Hari turned to Chandroo and said ,’Now how are things with you and your family? ‘
Haan~e Hari Chandrooa t~araf nihaariyo ai'n puchhiyaaee ,’Haan~e t~u'nhi'njo ai'n t~u'nhi'njee family jo chhaa haal aahe?’
‘All fine. I am earning millions. And my family, my wife, a son and a daughter live together. We are on excellent terms but under our loving conversation ,I feel, there is a wall between us and there is no perfect communication. I am at a loss to understand .’Chandroo answered.
‘Sabhu theek aahe .Maa'n lakhe'n rupayaa kamaayaa'n vetho .Ai'n assee'n sabhu yaani t~a maa'n, mu'nhi'n jee joi,putu ai'n dh~eeu gad^u raha'nd~aa aahiyoo'n . Asee'n t~amaam pyaar saa'n paan~a me'n g^aalhaaee'nd~aa aahiyoo'n. Para asaa'nje mithiyun g^aalhiun je vicha me'n maa'n samjhaa'n th~o t~a hika deevaar aahe ai'n paan~a me'n t~maam sutho communication kona aahe .Inhe kare maa'n mu'njhial aahiyaa'n ,‘Chandrooa javaab d^ino.
Chandroo continued ,’ I don’t think it would be easy to find out the reason . .But I must dig in and find out ... Anyway in the evening drop in my house and join us for dinner And do bring over your family. They must get to know each other...I won’t have no for an answer. My driver will come and fetch you all. Give him your address. I shall drop you back. Thus I will have the opportunity to meet your family.Anyway how are things at home .?’
Cha'ndroo ag^t~e chayo,’ Maa'n natho samjhaa'n t~a sabab g^olhan~ savlo th~ee'nd~o para maa'n zaroor dh~iyaan saa'n sabab g^olharn~ jee koshish ka'nd~us .Khhair!Saanjhun jo zaroor mu'nhi'nje ghar dinner laai achiji ai'n zaroor pa'nhi'njee family khe bi vathee achiji jeea'n t~a paan~a me'n sabhu hika b^ie khe suj~aaran . Maa'n inkaar b^udh~an~a laai t~yaar kona aahiyaa'n. . Mu'nhi'njo driver t~avhaa'nkhe achee vathee ve'nd~o ..Address d^ijaa'ns . Maa'n t~okhe vaapas chhad^ee'nd~us .Inhe numoone t~u'nhi'njee family saa'n gad^jan~a jo vajhu mila'nd~o. Khhair. Ghara me'n haalat~oo'n kee'na ath~aee?
‘Fantastic! My wife and children stood by me during the period of crisis. They cut down heavily on expenses without a whimper ..It is not easy to change one’s life style from a rich man to a poor man.’replied Haree.
‘Waah! Muhi'njee joi ai'n muhi'njan b^aaran moo'nkhe inhe d~ukhie vakt~a me'n saath~ d^ino. T~amaam khharcha ghataae chhad^iyaaoo'n. Shaahookaree haalat~ maa'n ghhareebee haalat~ me'n vaj~an~ d^ukhiyo aahe.’ Hari javaab d^ino.
‘How lucky you are. I wonder how my family would have reacted under similar conditions ,’replied Chandroo.
‘T~oo'n sach pach kismat~ vaaro aahee'n. Maa'n chayee nath~o saghaa'n t~a mu'nhi'njee family saag^iyun haalat~un me'n keea'n hale haa.’ Chandroo javaab d^ino.
‘In the evening Chandroo’s driver brought Hari and his family over to a palatial apartment.
Saanjhun jo Chandroo je driver Hari ai'n sa'nad~asi family khe mahila jahir^e ghara me'n vathee aayo.
Chandroo said to his wife,‘ Can you imagine who has come to our house ?’
Chandroo pa'nhi'nje joi khe chayo ,’Soche sagha'nd~ee'na t~a asaa'n je ghar ker aayo aahe ? '
His wife was taken aback at the question , had a good look at Hari and said ,’But you have changed a lot.You have lost weight but you look healthy .Teach my fat husband how to exercise.’
Suvaal b^udh~ee sa'nd~as joi vaair^ee th~ee ve_ee. Hari khe cha'ng~ee t~arah jaachiyaaee'n ai'n chayaee'n ,’ T~o me'n kaafee change aaee aahe. T~o cha'ng~ee t~ora vij~aaee aahe. Mu'nhi'nje th~ulhe mursa khe sekhaar t~a excerise kee'na kabee aahe."
And they all laughed.
Ai'n sabhinee gad^jee khilyo.
The children also recognized Uncle Hari and greeted him profusely ‘
B^aaran bi Uncle Hareae khe suj~aat~o ai'n dil saa'n kheekaariyaaoo'ns .
And they sat down for dinner.
Poi hoo dinner lai gad^u vethaa.
It was a very very pleasant atmosphere. There was laughter around but Hari could feel an undercurrent of uneasiness.
T^amaam sutho atmosphere ho. Chainee t~araf khila hee khila huee para Hari mahsoos kayo t~a inhe sabhinee je puthiyaa'n kujhu likal mo'njhaaro huo.
Chandroo said to himself,’They have every thing in the world .But why this hidden nervousness? .Surprisingly before one finishes the sentence ,the other one agrees .No discussion , no argument.’
Cha'ndrooa paan~a khe chayo ,’D~uniyaa jee har cheez ath~an. Poi hee likala ghab^raat chho ? Ajaba jee g^aalh aahe t~a hikr^o g^aalhaae masa pooro th~o kare t~a b^iyo thak maj~e th~o .Nako paan~a me'n kujhu bahisu ai'n nako rad~kad~.’
So all went off outwardly very well.
So b^aahiraa'n sabhu t~amaam sutho guziriyo .
When the time for departure came , Chandroo took Hari in the other room ,pressed a small packet in his hands and said,’ If you refuse a little present from an old dear friend ,then I will have nothing to do with you in future .’
Jad^ahi'n moklaain~a jo vakt~u aayo t~a Chandroo Hareea khe paase vaaree room me'n vathee viyo ai'n zoree hiku packet hath~a me'n d^inaaee'ns ai'n chayaaees ,’ Jekad^ahi'n t~o hika puraan~e d~ost~a khaa'n na'ndhr^ee sookhr^ee vathan~ khaa'n inkaar kayo t~a maa'n ag^e halee t~o saa'n kobi laag^aapo na rakha'nd~usi‘.
Hari accepted the packet but was disturbed in his heart .
Hari packet t~a kabool kayo para a'nd~ara me'n mu'njhee viyo.
When he reached home , he went into the bathroom and opened the packet . And as he had imagined, there was money inside but my God Rs. 5OOOO. Hari was astounded...
Jad^ahi'n ghar pahut~o t~a bathroom me'n a'nd~ar viyo ai'n jee-e'n samjho huaaee'n, packet me'n paisa huaa para dh~an~ee mu'nhi'njaa. 5OOOO rupayaa! Hari ajaba me'n paijee viyo.
He kept thinking about Chandroo's problem
Hoo Cha'ndraooa je problem t~e sochee'nd~o rahiyo.
As Hari was a very shrewd man , he decided to dig in their lives but in a very subtle way .
Jeea'n t~a Hari t~amaam hoshiyaar maan~hoo ho, hina faislo kayo t~a hunan je zi'nd~ageea jee cha'ng^ee t~arah jaacha ka'nd~usi para t~amaam g^ujhe numoone me'n .
So,he started with the daughter of his friend .
So,hina pa'nhi'nje d~ost~a je dh~eeu saa'n shrooaat~ kayee
He went and stood outside the college and waited for her arrival.
Hoo college je b^aahiraa'n vaj~ee beetho ai'n huna je achan~a laai t~arsiyo .
When she finally arrived , she seemed nervous and looked in all directions to ensure that no one was watching her . She quickly put some money on the counter of a pan shop and in a second picked up something .She started walking to the college , opened her purse and put it in .
Jad^ahi'n hoo aakhhir me'n hut~e pahut~ee t~a t~amaam ghab^iraayal pie lag^ee.Chainee t~arf pie nihaariyaaee'n paka karan~ lai t~a ker d^ise t~a kona th~o.Yakd~am kujhu paisa hikr^e paan vaare je counter t~e rakhiyaaee'n ai'n secound me'n ut~aa'n kuchhu khayaaee'n.Poi huna college je t~araf halan~ shroo kayo.Rast~e t~e purse kholiyaaee'n ai'n unhe me'n vidh~aaee'n.;
Hari was shocked to observe all this .He went over to a tea shop nearby .
Hari iho sabhu d^isee vair^o th~ee viyo .Saamho'n hika chaa'nhi je d~ukaan me'n vaj~ee vetho .
He ordered a cup of tea and sat down watching the college .
Hikr^o cup chaahi'n jo order kayaaee'n ai'n college khe vehee jaachan~ lag^o
The waiter observed all this and said ,’It is an odd college with most of the students on drugs. You see that man in a blue shirt .He is a peddler. Every now and then he gets picked up by the police but is back in an hour’s time. Evidently the police is one with him.’
Waiter hee sabhu jaachiyo ai'n chayaaee'n ‘,Ajeeb college aahe jit~e ghan~e kad~ir students drugs t~e th~aa halan . Hoo saamho'n blue shirt me'n maan~hoo d^iso th~aa. Police hunakhe vakt~ bi vakt~ khan~ee ve'nd~ee aahe para kalaaka khana me'n vaapas achee ve'nd~o aahe .Lag^e th~o t~a police hina saa'n b^ita aahe.’
Hari said to himself,’ So that is the problem .’
Hari paan~a khe chayo ,’So iho problem aahe.’
He went home in a dazed condition.
Hoo ghar t~amaam mu'njhiyala haalat~ me'n pahut~o .
’He thought it over very carefully and went over to a detective agency .
T~amaam cha'ng^ee t~arah sochiyaaee'n ai'n poi hika jaasoos agency vat viyo.
After coming to terms with them, he gave them three addresses ,Chandroo himself , his wife and the son .
Huna khaa'n paisan jee paka kare, Hari hunan khe 3 addresses d^inyoo'n.
After a few days the detective agency phoned him and he went over..
Kujhu d^ee'nhan khaa'n poi jasoos agency khes phone kayo ai'n hoo hunan khe gad^jan~ viyo .
The agency owner said, ’The young man is involved with a call girl .He visits her everyday .The girl is intelligent , highly educated and sophisticated .She is a linguist and works in a foreign consulate . Every Friday she takes a trip to Delhi to entertain people and is back on Sunday night .My God ! What a deadly combination.No doubt the young man is in love with her and she with him .’
Agency je maalik chayo ,’Navjavaan jo hikr^ee call girl saa'n had~a rasto aahe .Roz huna khe gad^ja'nd~o aahe. Chhokr^ee t~amaam samjha vaaree, par^hiyal ai'n zamaane saa'n puj^ee khaain~a vaaree aahe . B^oliyun me'n maahir aahe ai'n hika foreign consulate me'n kamu ka'nd~ee aahe. Hara jume t~e hooa Delhi ve'nd~ee aahe maan~hun khe entertain karan~ ai'n aart~vaar raat~ jo vaapas ee'nd~ee aahe .Dhan~ee mu'nhi'njaa!, Chhaa khaufnaak combination. Haka t~e paan~a me'n behad~ pyaar ath~an.’
He continued , ‘ His wife is a gambler and goes regularly to the club . The stakes are high and she is always a loser . Every now or then she sells a jewellery piece to pay off her losses . She seems to be loaded with jewellery.’
Ag^t~e chayaaee'n ’,Sa'nd~as zaala gambler aahe ai'n regularly club me'n ve'nd~ee aahe . Shart~oo'n hut~e vad^iyoo'n aahin ai'n hamesha haaraaee'nd~ee aahe. Rakhee rakhee hooa pa'nhi'njee jewellery vikn~a'nd~ee aahe haara jaa paisaa d^iyan~a laai .Lag^e th~o t~a jaam jewellery ath~as.’
He further continued, ’The Man himself has a mistress where he goes sometimes on Saturdays and Sundays. Evidently he must be telling his wife that he is travelling on business.’
’Ag^t~e halee chayaaee'n,’ Maan~hooa khe hikr^ee keep aahe, jit~e hoo kad^ahi'n kad^ahi'n chhainchhar yaa aart~vaar jo ve'nd~o aahe. Lag^e th~o joi khe chava'nd~o hoo'nd~o t~a maa'n b^aahir dh~a'ndh~e lai th~o vaj~aa'n.’
Hari was shocked to hear all this and said to himself ,’This explains everything. But how to tell his friend Chandroo!‘
Hari hee sabhu b^udh~ee safaa vaair^o th~ee viyo ai'n paan~a khe chayaaee'n ‘,Haan~e t~a sabhu zaahir aahe .Para pa'nhi'nje d~ost~a Chandroo khe keea'n b^udh~aayaa'n?’
Somehow he decided to discuss everything with Chandroo ...
Cha'ndroo neth faislo kayo t~a Hari saa'n maa'n zaroor sabhu discuss ka'nd~us.
Next morning he went over to Chandoo’s office
B^ie d~ee'nh subuha jo hoo Chandroo je office viyo .
He bared all the information to him and in the end told him about his mistress .
Jekaa bi khhabar milee huas ,saa sabhu b^udh~aayaaee'ns ai'n pachharee me'n sa'nd~as keep jee .
Chandroo was furious and shouted ,‘ I gave you money to look after yourself and evidently you have hired some detective agency to spy on all of us. Have you any morals ? Using my money to spy on me ? Where are your morals ?’
Chandroo had~a josha me'n achee viyo and vaako kare chayaaee'ns, ’Moo'n t~okhe paisa d^inaa t~a t~oo'n pa'nhi'njee sa'nbhaal karee'n. Ai'n t~o varee hika detective agency khe hire kayo asaa'n sabhini t~e jasoosee karan~ laai... Kujhu usool ath~aee ? Mu'nhi'njo ee paiso moo'nt~e jasoosee karan~ laai .T~uhi'njaa usoola kith~e aahin ?’
Hari said,’ It is very difficult to find fault with oneself . The easiest way is to blame others for everything . But I will tell you something. Your family members are very affectionate and loving but evidently they know about your activities but are scared of discussing with you. It is you who has built a wall between you all and not they .Now I will take your leave'.
Harieea chayo, ‘Paan~a maa'n d^oh kadhan~ d^aadho d^ukhiyo aahe .Savle me'n savlo rast~o aahe b^ian khe sabhnee shayun laai d^oh d^iyan~.Para hikr^ee g^aalh t~okhe b^udh~aaee'nd~us .T~u'nhi'nje ghara jaa bhaat~ee t~amaam bhaaee'nd~ar ai'n pyaaraa aahin . Para lag^e th~o t~a t~u'nhi'nje karnaaman jee khhbar ath~an para t~osaa'n discss karan~a me'n, ghab^raaeen th~aa. T~oo'nee iho aahee'n jahi'n sabhnee je vicha me'n deevaar khar^ee kayee aahe.Na unhan.Haan~e moo'nkhe vaj~an~ jee mokal d^e.'
Chandroo replied angrily , ‘When I need your lecture , I will let you know.’
Chandroo khhaaran me'n javaab d^ino ,’,Jad^ahi 'n moo'nkhe t~u'nhi'nje lecture jee zaroorat~ payee , t~a maa'n t~okhe b^udh~aaee'nd~us.’
Hari did not argue. He got up quietly and said to himself, ‘Of course from his view point , he is right .I have utilized his money to spy on him. But I wanted to help him .’
Hari bahis kona kayo . Maath me'n uth~ee khar^o th~iyo ai'n paan~a khe chayaaee'n ,’ Pa'nhi'nje t~arfaa'n theek g^aalh chave th~o . . Moo'n huna jaa ee paisaa huna t~e jasoosee karan~ lai khharchu kayaa .Para moo'n khes mad~ad~ karan~ th~e chaahee.'
Hari got very disturbed due this stormy meeting.
Hari hina t~oofanee meeting je kare t~amaam mo'njhaare me'n paijee viyo .
Next day when Hari was reading newspapers at his house over a cup of tea, the door bell rang .
B^ie d~ee'nhu jad^ahi'n Hari pa'nhi'nje ghara me'n subuh jo akhkbaar par^hee ai'n chaa'nh pee rahiyo ho t~a darvaze t~e ghi'ndn~ee lag^ee‘
When he opened the door , he saw Chandroo standing outside. He welcomed him in as if nothing had transpired between them.
Jad~ahi'n daru kholyaaee'n t~a Chandroo khe b^aahir beetho d^ithaee'n .Izat~a saa'n a'nd~ar achan~ laai chayaaee'ns j^an~u t~a hinan je vicha me'n kujhu kona th~iyo huo.
Chandroo took a seat and said, ’ You are indeed a true friend . I realize the gravity of the situation and blame myself .. Now I want your help . Will you do that .?
Chandroo vetho ai'n chayaaee'n ,’T~oo'n sacho d~ost~ aahee'n. Maa'n mahisoos kayaa'n th~o t~a maamlo gambheer aahe ai'n maa'n paan~a khe hee d^oh d^iyaa'n th~o.Haan~e moo'nkhe t~u'nhi'njee ee mad~ad~ jee zaroorat~ aahe. Chhaa t~oo'n ka'nd~e'n?
An he offered him his hand.
Ai'n hath~u hath~a me'n d^inaaee'ns.
Hari got up and gave him an affectionate hug.
Hari uth~ee khes dil saa'n bhakur paat~o.
End of the Story
Story No. 5
Pa'nhi'njo a'nd~ar khaain~
Mohan was back in Mumbai after three years. During this period, he had amassed immense wealth.
Mohan mumbai me'n tin saalan khaa'n poi vaapas aayo ho..Inhe vakt~a me'n huna jaam paisaa kamaayaa huaa ..
Now he was back and was being lavishly entertained by a friend at a party.
Haan~e hoo vaapas aayo ho ai'n sa'nd~as d~ost~ shaand~aar numoone me'n huna khe entertain kare rahiyo ho..
Suddenly Mohan thought of his Professor who had been very patient and caring during his lean days and had guided him to prosperity.
Ocht~o Mohan pa'nhi'nje Prof. jo sochiyo ja'nhi'n t~amaam sabura ai'n pyaara saa'n Mohan je ghhareeb d~ee'nhan me'n huna khe guide kayo ho t~a paiso kee'na kamaaije..
How could he forget such a person during the last 3 years?
Hair^e maan~hooa khe hoo hinan tin saalan me'n keea'n visaare saghiyo th~e?
Suddenly his joy was gone and he felt sick with remorse
Ocht~o sa'ndas khooshee ud~aamee veyee ai'n zameer je chak kare paan~ khe beemaar samjhaaee'n ..
His friend noticed the change in him and asked , ‘Everything okay?’
Sa'nd~as d~osta hina me'n phero d^itho ai'n puchiyaaee'n,’Sabhu theek aahe na ?’
Mohan replied ,; All okay but I feel ashamed of myself for forgetting my beloved professor for so long. I wonder how he is faring?’
Mohan javaab d^ino, ’Sabhu theek aahe para moo'nkhe sharam th~o ache t~a moo'n pa'nhi'nje pyaare Prof khe het~ro vakt~u keea'n visaariyo aahe? Dhan~ee j^aan~e t~a hoo keea'n piyo hale?’
His friend looked at Mohan and realized he had to move fast.
Sa'nd~as d~ost~a Mohan d^aa'nh nazara kaee ai'n mahisoos kayaaee'n t~a kujhu na kujhu yakd~am karn~o hee pava'nd~o.
So he made a few phone calls while Mohan sat in gloom in a corner.
So kujhu phone calls kayaaee'n jet~re me'n Mohan hika ku'nda me'n maaayoos vetho ho.
Suddenly his friend turned towards him and said ,’ Things are really bad. He is in St. George Hospital in the general ward. Also tomorrow his flat is being auctioned due to non payment of loans etc etc to the bank and other parties.’
Ochto sa'nd~as d~ost~a hina d~aa'nh nazar kaee ai'n chayaaee'n,’Haalaat~oo'n t~amaam khhraab aahin! Hoo St . George je general ward me'n piyo aahe. Ai'n subhaan~e hina jo flat neelaam piyo th~ie chhaakaan~ t~a bank ai'n b^iyan karazd~aaran khe paisa kona d^e-ee saghiyo aahe.’
Mohan’s face went red in shame but his friend said,’ We will go just now to the hospital and also tomorrow to the auction .’
Mohan jo moo'nh sharma me'n g^aar^ho th~ee viyo para hunaje d~osta chayusi, ‘Asee'n haan~e jo haan~e hospital th~aa haloo'n ai'n subhaan~e auction t~e bi.‘
Mohan answered ,’You are a true friend .But there is no need of going to the hospital. For I am setting up a hospital and I have already chosen an eminent doctor to run the show. I will phone him.’
Mohan javaab d^ino ,’T~oo'n sach pach sacho d~ost~ aahee'n...Para inhe jee zaroorat~ kona aahe. Maa'n hikr^ee hospital khole rahiyo aahiyaa'n ai'n moo'n hika t~amaam mashahoor doctor khe hospital halaairn~ laai choo'ndiyo aahe.’
So he picked up the mobile and phoned him.
Poi mobile khan~ee huna khe phone kayaaee'n.
The doctor was extremely pleased to hear his voice .
Doctor huna jo aavaaz b^udh~ee d^aadho khhoosh th~iyo.
Mohan said to him. ’Do me a favour. Go immediately to St. George Hospital and pick up my professor Vani from the general ward and take him to Jaslok and get him admitted in the best possible room. Get the best doctors and look after him personally. No problem about money. You will have a free hand.’
Mohan chayusi,’Moo'n t~e hikr^ee mahirbaanee kari .Yakd~am St. George Hospital vaj~u ai'n mu'nhi'nje professor Vaanee khe khan~ee Jaslok hospital me'n suthe me'n suthee room me'n rakheesi.Ai'n suthe me'n suth~haa Doctor huna laai arrange kari ai'n t~oo'n personally huna jee sa'nbhaal kaji. Paise jo asul na sochiji. Bilkul jekee van~e-ee so kaji.’
The doctor was immensely pleased for this was a good chance to be in Mohan’s good books
Doctor t~a had~a khhoosh th~iyo chhaakaan~ t~a iho sutho vajhu ho Mohan jee d~il khat~ana~ laai.
He replied, ‘Just relax. I will phone you when I bring him to Jaslok. Then you can come over. Just relax. Depend on me. I will put everything in order.’
Javaab d~inaaee'n,’"Asul khhiyaal na kayo .Huna khe Jaslok Hospital me'n pahuchaae t~avhaa'nkhe phone ka'nd~us .Poi t~avhee'n bilaashak ut~e achjo. Bilkul relax kayo. Moo'nt~e chhad^iyo. Maa'n sabhu theek ka'nd~us .’
Next morning they went to the professor’s house which was being auctioned. The Professor’s nephew was there to look after his uncle’s interest but he had already been pocketed by the vested interests.
B^ie d^ee'nh Professor je ghar viyaa jeko neelaam th~ee rahiyo ho. Professor jo bhaityo ut~e Professor je paar^aa'n aayal ho para jin joo'n akhiyoo'n Flat me'n huyoo'n , unan huna khe rushvat~ promise kare pa'nhi'nje hath~ kayo ho .
Mohan said to himself ,’ This is an excellent chance to give my professor a good amount so that his financial worries are over once for all.’
Mohan paan~akhe chayo, "Hee t~amaam sutho vajhu aahe Professor khe vadh~eeka paisa d^iyan~ jo jeea'n t~a hika ee dh~aka saa'n huna joo'n g^an~t~iyoo'n hika ee dh~aka saa'n pooriyoo'n th~iyan.
The auction started. One of those present quoted 3 million knowing fully well that the flat was worth 1O million
Neelaam shroo th~iyo. Jeke maujood~ hua t~in maa'n hikr^e 3O lakh offer kayaa chag~ee'n t~arah samjhee t~a flat hika crore je worth ho.
Mohan said, ‘Six million.
‘Mohan chayo,’Sathi lakha.’
There was a wave of shock and disbelief.
Sabh vaair^ aa th~ee viyaa ai'n ait~baar na piyo achen.
The party thought it over and said to himself, ‘The flat is worth 1O million.’
Party inhe g^aalh t~e sochiyo ai'n paan~a khe chayaaee'n , ‘’ Flat t~a hika crore je worth aahe."
So he bid ,’Seven million .’
So chayaaee'n ,’70 lakh.’
Mohan bid without blinking ,’ Fourteen million.’
Hika chimba me'n Mohan chayo, .Hiku kiror^ ai'n Chaaleeha lakha.’
All the bidders quietly got up and walked out.
Sabh bidders maath me'n uth~ee khar^aa th~iyaa ai'n b^aahir viyaa .
Mohan was full of joy . He had given 4,000,000 extra to the Professor
Mohan behad~ khhoosh th~iyo Huna Professor khe 40 lakha vadh~eeka d^eyee saghiyo.
He now turned to his friend and inquired ?’ And how is his daughter?’
Hina pa'nhi'nje d~ost~a d^aa'h haan~e nihaariyo ai'n puchhiyaaee'n ,’ Ai'n sa'nd~as dh~eeu keea'n aahe ?’
His friend replied ,’She is okay but today she has organized a sale for garments. Let us go there.’
D~ost~as javaab d^ino ,’Theek aahe para aj^u huna garments jo sale kayo aahe. Halu t~a ut~e haloo'n’ .
When they arrived there, they were greeted by a nice looking young man who gave them a card and said,’ Buy from this place .They will give you a 20% discount.’
Jad^ahi'n ut~e pahut~aa t~a hunan khe hika thaahooke navjavaan kheekaariyo. Poi huna hinan khe hiku card d^ino ai'n chayaaee'n,’ T~vhee'n hina dukaana t~aa'n maal khhareed~ ka'nd~aa t~a t~avhaa'n khe veeha taka discount mila'nd~o .’
Mohan got annoyed and replied’ You seem to have a good background. Why you are doing this to this girl?’
Mohan naaraaz th~ee viyo ai'n javaab d^inaaee'n ‘D^isan~a me'n ache th~o t~a t~oo'n suthe khhaand~aan maa'n aahee'n . Poi t~oo'n hina niyaan~eea saa'n hair^o bart~aau keea'n kare rahiyo aahee'n ?’
The young man replied, ‘ I am ashamed of myself but I need some money urgently to look after my mother who is not well.’
Navjavaan javaab d^ino ‘ Moo'nkhe paan~a t~e sharam th~o ache para moo'nkhe pa'nhi'njee maau jekaa beemaar aahe unhe je laai paisan jee sakhht~u zaroorat~ aahe.’
Suddenly Mohan saw the similarity between this young man and his old friend Harjani.
Ocht~o Mohan hina navjavaan ai'n pa'n'nhi'nje puraan~e d~ost~a Harjaani me'n saag^yaa features d^ithaa .
Full of surprise he asked him ,’Are you Harjani’s son ?
Ajaba me'n bharjee puchhiyaaee'n s ,’Chhaa t~oo'n Harjaani jo putu aahee'n?’
The young man was taken aback and said ,’ Yes ! But how do you know?’
Navjavaan had~a hairaan th~ee viyo ai'n chayaaee'n, ‘Baraabar! Para t~avha'n keea'n samjho?’
Mohan replied ,? Harjani is my old friend . You look exactly like him .How is he ?’
Mohan javaab d^ino ,’Harjaani mu'nhijo puran~o d~ost~ aahe. T~oo'n bilkul hina jahir^o th~o lag^ee'n. Kee'an aahe?’
The young man replied,’ He died last year .’
Navjavan javaab d^ino , ‘Hoo ag^ie'n saal maree viyo .’
Mohan exclaimed ,’ My God !What a tragedy . I cut myself off from my friends for three years. I feel ashamed of myself.’
Mohan chayo ,’Dhan~ee mu'nhi'njaa ! Kahir^ee na d^ukha jee g^aalh aahe ..Te saala moo'n paan~a khe pa'nhi'njan d~ost~an khaa'n pare rakhiyo. Moo'nkhe d^aadh~ho sharam th~o ache.’
Mohan continued ,’Since I know your background and evidently you have no work, I am offering you an administrative job in my hospital straightway.’
Mohan ag^t~e chayo, "Jeea'n t~a maa'n t~u'nhi'nje khhaand~aan khe suj~aan^aa'n th~o ai'n lag^e th~o t~a t~okhe kaa job kona aahe, maa'n t~okhe hika administrative job pa'nhi'nje hospital me'n t~urut~ d^iyaa'n th~o .’
And he gave him his visiting card.
Ai'n huna khe pa'nhi'njo visiting card d^inaaee'n
The young man was astounded but accepted the offer and started to leave
Navjavaan ajaba me'n paijee viyo para offer accept kayaaee'n ai'n vaj~an~ lag^o .
Mohan held him back and said ,’ You have been unkind to the girl on the business front . At least take her for a cup of coffee . Wait here.’
Mohan rokiyus ai'n chayaaee'ns ,’T~oo'n vechaaree hina chhokr^eea saa'n d^aadhe berahim numoone haliyo aahee'n .Ghat me'n ghat coffee jo cup t~a piyaarees. Mintu hit~e t~arsu .’
He went to the girl’s shop , pretended to examine the clothes.
Hoo chhokr^eea je d~ukaan t~e viyo ai'n kapr^aa jaachan~ jo bahaano kayaaee'n...
He suddenly turned to the girl and said, ‘I intend buying all the material for an orphanage. State your figure .Will Rs 200,000 do?’
Ocht~o chhokr^eea d^aa'nh moo'nh phere chayaaee'n ,’Mu'nhi'njo khhyaal aahe t~a hee saj^o maal maa'n hika yat~eem khhaane laai khhareed~ kayaa'n. Chha 2 lakh bas aahin ?’
The girl was taken aback but she recovered and said,’ They are not worth 200,000 Let me calculate .’
Chhokr^ee safaa vaair^ee th~ee ve-ee para t~urt~hee paan~a khe sa'nbhaaliyaaee'n ai'n chayaaee'n’ "B^in lakhan je worth hee garments kona aahin. Moo'nkhe hisaab karan~ d^iyo .’
Mohan was pleased but it came as no surprise for afterall she was his professor’s daughter. Honest and straightforward.
Mohan d^aadho khhoosh th~iyo para ajab kona lag^usi chhaakaan^ t~a varee bi hooa sa'nd~as professor jee dh~eeu huee. Eemaand~aar ai'n sidh~ee.
So he answered, ’You do not know the value of your material . I am in this line for years and do not want to take your advantage.'
So javaab d^inaaee'n, T~okhe pa'nhi'nje Maal je value jee khhabar kona aahe. Maa'n inhe line me'n saalan khaa'n aahiyaa'n ai'n t~u'nhi'njo faaid~o nath~o vathan~ chaahiyaa'n .’
And he took out his cheque book and wrote the amount.
So cheque book kheese maa'n b^aahir kadhee amount likhyaaee'n ..
He continued ,’Day after tomorrow my office van will come to pick up the material. Now let me introduce my nephew to you .’
Ag^t~e chayaaee'n ,’Paree'nha mu'nhi'njo office van ee'nd~o ai'n maal khan~ee ve'nd~o...Haan~e maa'n t~okhe pa'nhi'njo bhaityo th~o introduce karyaa'n.’
And then he beckoned the young man to join them
Ai'n poi navjavaan khe ishaaro kayaaee'n t~a asaa'n khe join kar ..
The girl was quite amused for she recognized him to the person who was trying to lure away her customers but she took an instant fancy to him and gave him a big smile.
Chhokr^ee t~maam amuse th~ee ve-ee chhakaan~ t~a khes suj~aat~aaee'n t~a saag^yo hee maan~hoo giraahkan khe huna khaa'n pare karan~a jee koshash kare rahiyo ho para khina chimba me'n van~ee viyus ai'n t~amaam vad^~ee smile d^inaaee'ns.
The young man looked at the smiling girl and said ,’ I apologize for my unethical behavior. Come ! I would be delighted if you accept my invitation for a cup of coffee . I know a nice place where they serve excellent coffee . I will however drink my chilled beer.’
Navjawaan chayo,'Maa'n pa'nhi'nje beusool halat~ laai maafee ghuraa'n th~o. Achu! Maa'n t~amaam khhoosh th~ee'ndus je t~oo 'n mu'nhi'njee invitation coffee piyan~a laai accept ka'nd~ee'an .Maa'n hikr^ee jag^ah suj~aan~aa jit~e suthee coffee serve ka'nd~aa aahin para maa'n chilled beer peea'nd~usi'
The girl said ,’You drink the stinking coffee. I shall drink chilled beer instead.’
Chhokreea javaab d^ino ,’T~oo'n ihaa stinking coffee peeu. Maa'n t~a inhe je bad~raa'n chilled beer peea'nd~as.’
And they burst out laughing and said bye bye to Mohan.
B^inhee gaj^jee khilan~ shroo kayo ai'n Mohan khe bye bye kayaaoo'n.
Mohan was overjoyous. He said to himself ,This is a lucky omen. If they can share chilled beer, why not their lives ?.’
Mohan had~a khaa'n vadh~eek khhoosh th~iyo. Paan~akhe chayaaee'n ,’Heeu t~a t~amaam sutho saun~ aahe. Jekad^ahi'n paan~a me'n Chilled Beer share kare th~aa saghan t~a chhona zi'nd~agee bi?’
He was so overjoyed, that he burst into a song. The passersby were amused but Mohan did not care for them, He was in seventh heaven.
Hee aihr^o khhoosh ho jo g^aain~ shroo kayaaee'n . Lagha'nd~r t~amaam amuse th~ee viyaa para hina unhan jee parvaah na kayee.Hoo behad~ khhoosh ho.
End of the Story
Story No. 6
The chain reaction
Hika maa'n b^ee g^aalh
The boss's wife was in a state of tension.
Boss jee joi t~amaam tension me'n huee.
She turned and said to her husband,'Imagine what bad luck.! I have a kitty party at home and this rascal of a servant doesn’t turn up. And above all you want your favourite breakfast today.What a misfortune!’
Pa'nhi'nje mur^sa d^aa'nh moo'nh varaae chayaaee'n ,’ Mu'nhi'njee khharaab kismat~ d^isu. Mu'nhi'njee aj^u kitty party aahe ai'n hee naalaaik naukar aj^u kona aayo aahe. Ai'n varee t~okhe pa'nhi'njee favourite dish aj^u khape. Chaa bad~kismat~ee .’
The husband said ,’You could easily phone the restaurant opposite our house and order out something. Their food is excellent as you always say. Also please don't worry about my breakfast. I can easily get some snacks at the office.'
Mur^sas chayo,’ T~oo'n aaraam saa'n saamhe'n restaurant maa'n khad~o ghuraae saghee'n th~ee ..Jeea'n t~a t~oo'n hamesha chava'nd~ee aahee'n, t~a sa'nd~an khaad~o behad~ sutho aahe. B^iyo t~a mu'nhij'njee breakfast jee g^an~t~ee na kar. Maa'n savlaaeea saa'n kujhu na kujhu snacks office me'n ghuraae saghaa'n th~o.’
The wife said,'I know all about your snacks. You will order out a big lunch and invite that flirt secretary of yours .I can read her mind the way she looks at you. Like a cat she is always ready to pounce on you .Do not try to fool me. I know all about you men.'
Jon~as chayo, 'Moo'nkhe t~u'nhi'nje snacks jee sabh khhabara aahe. T~oo vad^ee shaahee lunch ghuraaee'nd~e'n ai'n pa'nhi'njee flirt secretary khe invite ka'nd~e'n. Maa'n sa'nd~as khhiyaal par^hee saghaa'n th~ee. Jahir^e numoone t~o d^aa'nh nihaaree'nd~ee aahe. B^ileea vaa'ngur hooa hameshaa t~iyaar aahe t~ot~e tipo d^iyan~ laai. Moo'nkhe uloo banaain~ jee koshash na kar. Moo'nkhe t~avhaa'n sabhnee mard~an jee khhabar aahe.’
And she continued ,' Try to understand. What luck! I wanted our servant to make something special for my friends .’
'Ai'n ag^t~e chayaaee'n ,’Samjhan~ jee koshash kar. Chaa naseeb ! Mu'nhi'njee d~il huee t~a asaa'njo naukar mu'nhi'nje friends laai kujhu special thaahe .’
And she rattled on about her bad luck.
Ai'n hooa pa'nhi'nje khharaab kismat~ t~e yakt~aar g^aalhaaee'nd~ee rahee.
The husband nearly lost his temper but he controlled himself. He left the house without a murmer but in a very bad mood.
Mur^sas zare ghat pa'nhi'njo temper vij~aayo para paan~a t~e zaabt~o rakhhee ghar chhad^e viyo para t~amaam khharab mood me'n.
He reached the office in a foul mood.
Hoo office me'n t~amaam ga'nd~ee mood me'n pahut~o.
He called for his accountant but was told that he had not arrived.
Pa'nhi'nje accountant khe kothiyaaee'n para chayaaoo'ns t~a aj~aa'n, kona pahut~o aahe.
When the accountant turned up 15 minutes later , he admonished him and said, 'Imagine turning up 15 minutes late !I do all the work and you people just don’t care. Please don’t bother to tell me that traffic was heavy on the way. I know all about these tricks.
Jad^ahi'n accountant 15 mintan khaa'n poi pahut~o t~a boss sharmaayus ai'n chayaaee'nsi’15 minta d~er saa'n aayo aahee'n . Saj^o kam maa'n kayaa'n ai'n t~avhee'n maan~hoo kujhu parvaah nath~aa kayo. Haan~e moo'nkhe na b^udh~ai t~a rast~e t~e traffic t~amaam ghan~ee huee. Maa'n inhe chaalaakiyun je baare me'n sabhu j^aan~'nd~o aahiyaa'n.’
The accountant felt insulted but said to himself ,' At least the idiot pays well on time. Damn him.’
Accountant pa'nhi'njee beizat~ee samjhee para paan~a khe chayaaee'n "’Ghat me'n ghat kambakhht~ vakt~a t~e saulaa paisaa t~a d^iye th~o.’
So he gave a sweet smile but he was very very disturbed.
So b^aahiraa'n muskiraayaaee'n par a'nd~ar me'n had~a disturbed th~ee viyo.
He said to himself,' My wife is responsible for all this for she gave me breakfast full 2O minutes late'.
Pan~a khe chayaaee'n ,’Inhe sabha laai mu'nhi'nee joi zimed~aar aahe, chhakan~ t~a moo'nkhe saj^aa saara 2O minute d~er saa'n breakfast d^inaaee'n.’
And he went home in a foul mood.
Ai'n ghar t~amaam ga'nd~ee mood me'n pahuto.
His wife gave him a sweet smile and said,’ How was the day?
Jon~as kheekaariyus ai'n puchhyaaee'ns,’ Aj^u jo d^ee'nhu keea'n guziriyo ?’
He answered,’ What do you know? You gave me breakfast 2O minutes late. I got late and had to listen to a lot of nonsense from my boss ..You women are lucky. Whole day you relax , play cards and go to kitty parties .And we men work hard to provide you with all the comforts. What an injustice of life!’
’Hina javaab d~ino ,’T~okhe kahir^ee khhabar ? Breakfast moo'nkhe 2O minute d~er saa'n d^inai.Maa'n d~er saa'n pahut~us ai'n ajaayo Boss jee bak bak b^udh~in~ee pe-ee.T~avhee'n zaaloo'n t~maam khoooshnaseeb aahiyo. Saj^o d^eehu mauj kayo, pat~e raa'nd~ kayo ai'n kitty parties t~e vaj~o. Ai'n asee'n mard~a mahinat~ kare t~avhaa'n khe sabh sukha pahuchaayoo'n. Chhaa hayaat~eea jee beinsaafee! '
And he went on and on.
Ai'n g^aalhaain~ ba'nd~ hee kona kayaaee'n.
When the wife could bear to hear no more she went full of anger into the adjoining room.
Jad^ahi'n zaalas vadh~eek sa'ndas g^aalahin~ na b^udh~ee saghee, t~a paase vaare kamre me'n ve-ee.
There she saw her little daughter sitting on the floor surrounded by dolls which were lying scattered.
Ut~e d^ithaaee'n t~a sa'nd~as dh~eeu zameen t~e vethee huee ai'n chainee t~araf dolls hit~e hut~e piyaa huaa.
She flew into a rage and slapped her saying ,’ You must learn to arrange your dolls in a row’.
Had~a josha me'n achee , dh~eeu khe chamaat hayaaee'n ai'n chayaaee'ns, ’T~okhe sikhan~ khape t~a dolls khe keea'n kat~aar me'n rakhje.’
The poor daughter was taken aback. She cried piteously with tears flowing down her face.
Vechaaree niyaan~ee ajab me'n paijee ve-ee .T ~aamaam d^ukha me'n runaaee'n ai'n sa'nd~as akhiyun maa'n g^or^haa vahan~a lag^aa.
She got very upset and angrily twisted the neck of a doll breaking it.
Had~a upset th~ee ve-ee ai'n josha me'n achee hika raa'nd~eeke jee g^ichee mor^iyaaee'n ai'n bhaj~ee chad^yaaee'n.
End of the Story
Story No. 7
Ghara Jo Maamlo
Mohan returned home in a very excited manner.
Mohan ghara me'n t~amaam excited haala me'n pahut~o
He said to his wife ,’Today I met an old friend Vishnu after a few years. He has not changed at all .It was so easy to recognize him. He was wearing the same flashy clothes and smelt of perfume. Evidently he has not changed‘.
Joi khe chayaaee'n ,'Aj^u maa'n jaam saalan khaa'n poi hika puraan~e d~ost~a khe gad^iyus.. Asul ee kona bad~liyo aahe. Huna khe suj~aan~an~ t~amaam savlo ho. Saag^iyaa ee chilka'nd~ar kapir^aa ai'n saag^ee perfume jee khhooshboo. Lag^e th~o t~a asul kona phiryo aahe'..
‘Who Vishnu ? That odd one ?’ asked his wife.
Kahir^o Vishnoo ? Jeko ajeeb ho?’ Jon~as puchhiyo.
‘What do you mean by the odd one ? asked Mohan.
‘Ajeeb man~hooa jo mat~lab kahir^o aahe ?’ Mohan puchhiyus
‘Did he get married ? asked his wife.
'Shaad~ee kayaaee'n?’ Jon~as puchhiyo.
‘Oh now I understand. Yes he did get married and has two sons.’ .’Mohan answered
Haan~e moo'n g^aalh samjhee. Ha, shaad~ee kayaaee'n ai'n b^a puta bi ath~as. ’Mohan javaab d^ino.
‘Really, that is indeed news’ ,. replied his wife with a smirk on her face.
'Ihaa t~a baraabar khhaas khhabara chaibee,’ jon~as naku mor^e javaab d^ino.
‘Why are you being sarcastic?’ asked Mohan
‘Hair^ee tokbaazee chho th~ee karee'n? "Mohana puchhiyus.
'Did I say anything wrong ?' asked his wife.
‘Ar^e moo'n kucchu ghhalat~ chayo chhaa?, ‘Jon~asi suvaal puchhiyo‘.
'No, no., ’replied Mohan.
'Na na,' Mohan javaab d^ino.
‘Now it is my turn to give you some funny news ,’said the wife
'Haan~e mu'nhi'njo vaaro aahe t~okhe kujhu ajeeb khhabaroo'n d^iyan~a joo'n. "jon~as chayo.
‘Incidently I met your ex - girl friend today ‘ continued his wife.
‘Aj^u maa'n achaanak t~u'nhi'njee hika puraan~ee sahir^eea khe gad^iyas.’ Jon~as ag^t~e chayo.
‘Who?’ asked Mohan.
'Kera?’ Mohan puchhiyo.
‘I know you had quite a few girl friends. So how could I pin point straightaway? ’. replied the wife ..
‘Moo'nkhe khhabara aahe t~a t~okhe jaam saahir^iyoo'n huyoo'n. So keea'n maa'n hunakhe theek suj~aan~e saghaa'n th~ee ?,’Jon~as javaab d^ino.
‘Of course I understand ,’ replied Mohan jokingly.’I should have stayed in touch with all of them and kept a record. My apologies.’
‘Haan~e moo'n g^aalh samjhee,’ Mohana charche me'n javaab d^ino," Sutho th~ie haa t~a maa'n sabh~nee saa'n touch me'n rahaa'n haa ain hiku register rakhaa'n ha. Moo'nkhe maaf kar ..’
His wife was quite amused and said, ‘Oh the one who wears short skirts ’.
Jon~a~s muskiraain~u shuroo kayo ai'n chayaaee'n ‘Hooa jekaa lu'ndaa frocks paaee'nd~ee aahe.’
‘My God ! Too many girls wear short skirts these days .’replied Mohan with annoyance .’Hopefully she has a name.’
Mohana naaraazgeea saa'n javaab d^ino, Dh~an~ee mu'nhi'njaa ! 'Aj^u kalha jaam chhokr^iyoo'n lu'ndaa frocks paaee'ndiyoo'n aahin. .‘Umed~a t~a ko naalo ath~as?’
‘She told me but I forgot, ’replied the wife
‘Moo'nkhe b^udh~aayaaee'n t~a sahee para moo'nkhe naalo visree viyo ,’jon~as javaab d^ino.'
‘Yes I understand You only remember things that are worth remembering. ’Mohan replied.
"Haa !Moo'n g^aalh samjhee. T~oo'n uhe g^aalhiyoo'n yaad~ ka'nd~ee aahee'n jeke yaad~ karan^ je laaik aahin,’ Mohan javaab d~ino.
Now who is being sarcastic? ‘asked his wife. Oh yes I remember her name now. Sonia. Does it ring a bell?
'Haan~e b^udh~aai t~a ker tokbazee kare rahiyo aahe? 'Jon~as puchhiyo ,Oh ! Moo'nkhe haan~e naalo yaad aayo. Sonia, aayui yaad~?’
‘Oh that sweet girl? Was she looking okay ?’ asked Mohan .
'Ar^e hooa sweet chhokr^ee? Keea'n th~e lag^ee ?',Mohana puchhiyo.
‘All girls are sweet until they get married . Then their true colours come out’. replied the wife
‘‘Sabhu chhokir^iyoo'n had~a sweet hoo'nd~iyoo'n aahin jest~aaee'n shaad~ee na kayee ath~an . Poi hunan jaa sachaa ra'nga zaahir th~ee'nd~aa aahin. ’Jon~as javaab d^ino.
‘No no, it is not so,’ ‘Look at my sweet wife. She is as sweet as ever. ‘replied Mohan.
‘Na, ie'n asul kona aahe,’muhi'njee sweet joi khe d^is. Jahir^ee sweet huee tahir^ee sweet aj^u bi aahe,’. ’ Mohana javaab d^ino.
And they both burst out laughing.
Ai'n b^inhee khilan~u shuroo kayo. -
The wife of course understood that her husband was being diplomatic
Jon~as chag~ee t~arah samjho t~a sa'nd~as mur^su diplomatic th~ee rahiyo ho.
Did you invite her over ? asked Mohan.
‘T~o ghar achan~a laai invite kayus?‘ Mohan puchhiyo.
‘Do you think, I am a fool? Why take a risk ?’’asked his wife.
‘T~oo'n chhaath~o samjhee'n t~a maa'n bevakoof aahiyaa'n chha? Risk chho khan~je?'. Jon~as chayo.
‘Okay, do what you think is right’. replied Mohana.’ To me it makes no difference’.
'Jekee van~e-ee so kar,’Mohana javaab d^ino‘, Mu'nhi'nje laai saag^ee g^aalih aahe. '
‘Really ? That is interesting. I know all about you men. Now , please listen carefully, said his wife ‘Your darling daughter , whom you have given too much love and pampered her, is always on the line, talking and talking.’
'Sachu ? Ihaa t~a d^aadhee ajeeb g^aalh chaibee, Moo'nkhe t~avhaa'n sabhnee mard~an jee khhabara aahe. Haan~e dh~yaana saa'n b^udh~u. T~u'nhi'njee dh~eeu ja'nhi'nkhe t~o had~a pyaar d^e-ee safaa khaariyo aahe, uhaa hamesha telephone t~e aahe. Bus g^aalaahin~ ee nath~ee ba'nd~ kare.’
‘What else do you expect her to do at this age ?Stich clothes ?’ asked Mohan
‘Hina umir me'n too'n huna maa'n kahir^ee th~ee umed~a rakhee'n,'Mohana javaab d^ino.’Chhaa hooa kapr^aa siba'nd~ee ?’"
‘For God’s sake, try to understand the situation. God knows what type of friends she has! Next month,is her birthday. Let her invite all her friends. It will give us a chance to scrutnise her friends. ' said his wife
‘Dhan~ee je naale g^aalh khe samjhan~a jee koshish kari.Dhan~ee j^aan~e, kahir^e kisma jaa dost~a ath~as. B^ie mahine sa'nd~as birthday aahe..Achu t~a sa'nd~as sabhnee d~ost~an khe invite kayoo'n. Asaa'nkhe vajhu mila'nd~o. sa'nd~as d~ost~an khe jaachan~ jo.' jon~as chayo..
Suddenly, their daughter turned up.
Ocht~o unhan jee dh~eeu achee ut~e pahut~ee.
‘Papa, ‘she cried,’ we are all going to see a movie. Give me some money.'
'Papa! Huna vaako kare chayo,'Asee'n sabhu movie d^isan~a vaj~ee rahiyaa aahyoo'n. Kujhu paisa khapan.’
'Your Papa dear will never refuse you anything. He has no money for me but for you, sky is the limit,’ said his wife.
‘T~u'nhi'njo pyaaro papa t~okhe kad^ahi'n bi ka'nhi'n g^aalh lai inkaar na ka'nd~o. Mu'nhi'nje laai paisaa kona ath~as para t~u'nhi'nje lai aasmaan jee limit aahe.’ jon~as chayo.
‘There you go again. ’replied Mohan full of sorrow.
‘Varee shroo th~ee ve-eea'n. ’Mohan d^ukha me'n chayo.
He turned to his daughter and said, ’Next month is your birthday, Invite over all your friends at our house .'
Poi pahi'nje dh~eeu d^aa'nh nihaare chayaaee'n,’B^ie mahine me'n t~u'nhi'njo birthday aahe . Sabhinee friends khe ghar me'n invite kar.’
'How could you talk like that , Papa dear ? Can we relax with you and mummy watching us all with the eyes of an eagle ? However the idea is wonderful. I shall start preparing the list of all invitees . Only I will let you know the venue later on . Maybe at the new restaurant that has just opened. My friends will be highly impressed. But now, I am in a hurry. Give me some money quickly .’ she said.
‘T~a'nvhee'n ahir^o keea'n th~aa g^aalhaaiyo! Mummy ai'n t~avhee'n vethaa asaa'nkhe g^ijha vaa'ngur jaachee'nd~aa .Poi asee'n relax kare keea'n sagha'nd~aasee'n. Para t~avhaa'n jee g^alh d^aadhee suthee aahe.Maa'n aj^u khaa'nee vathee list thaaee'nd~as t~a ka'nhi'n ka'nhi'n khe invite kayaa'n Party kith~e kayoo'n Shaayid~ huna naee'n restaurant me'n jekaa haan~e khulee aahe, Mu'nhi'njaa d~ost~a t~amaam impress th~ee ve'nd~aa. Para han~e maa'n t~maam t~akar^ me'n aahyaa'n. Moo'nkhe jald~ee kujhu paisa d^iyo. ’Dh~een~as chayo.’
Mohan opened his purse under the watchful eyes of his wife and felt embarrassed when the daughter took away roughly half of the amount in the purse.
Mohan pa'nhi'njee purse kholee ai'n mu'njhiyo jad^ahi'n sa'nd~as dh~eeu atkala adh~u paisaa purse maa'n khan~e ve-ee.
He shrugged his shoulders and said to himself ,’ I am always giving my wife enough money but why does she react like this? Can there be jealousy between the mother and the daughter ?‘
‘Hina pa'nhi'njaa kulhaa dh~ud^aayaa ai'n paan~a khe chayaaee'n, ’Maa'n t~a hameshaa pa'nhi'njee joi khe kaafee paisaa d^ee'nd~o aahiyaa'n poi bi hooa ahir^o chho th~ee hale? Chhaa maau ai'n dh~eeu je vicha me'n hasad~ th~ee saghe th~o?‘
He turned towards his wife who gave him a cold stare.
Hina joi d^aa'nh nazar pheraaee jekaa khes shooke nihaare rahee huee..
Suddenly his wife said ,’Thank God ! My Raajoo is not like that He studies whole day, has no friends at all and never goes out.’
Achaanak Jon~as chayo ,' Dh~an~eea jo rahim aahhe. Mu'nhi'njo Rajoo asul ahr^o konhe. Saj^o d^ee'nhu vetho par^he ai'n nako ko d~ost~a ath~as ai'n nako ko b^aahir vaj~e."
,But that is abnormal,’ replied Mohan.
Para iho t~a abnormal th~iyo. ’Mohana javaab d^ino’.
Suddenly the telephone started ringing
Ocht~o telephone vaj^an~u shroo kayo
End of the Story