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मिहीका आज बहुत खुश थी | उसे लग रहा था मानो हर पल थम थम कर चल रहा हो.

अगर वक़्त के पंख होते तो कितना अच्छा होता,
कल सूब तक का इंतज़ार इतना लंबा  होता | 

सफ़र  की तैय्यारियाँ और ज़रूरत की सारी चीज़े लगभग उसने समेट ली थी | 
बस समीर की कुछ चीज़े बाकी थी , वो ऑफीस से लौटकर करना चाहते थे |
    
   समीरमिहीका उन खुश किस्मत दंपतियों में से है,जो हर पल खुश मिजाज़ होते है,

शायद ही एक दूसरे से ज़्यादा उन्हे और कोई समझता हो.
दोनो मुंबई में एक ही कंपनी में कार्यरत थे.किसि ट्रैनिंग प्रोग्राम के अंतर्गत 

उन्हे छह माह के लिए दिल्ली जाना था | दिल्ली में मिहीका का मायका है.शादि के सात सालों में इतने लंबे अरसे तक वह माता –पिता के सात नही रही थी | कभी जाती भी तो दो या तीन दिन के लिए
 उसे छुट्टी नही होती,कभी बच्चों को छुट्टी नही होती.,हर बार का अलग कारण | मगर
 इस बार बात ही कुछ और थी | कार्यालइन शिक्षा के लिए कंपनी की तरफ से ही जाना था,

बच्चे भी दादादादी के पास ही रहनेवाले थे | 

विचारों की तरंगे उसके मन में बहती ही जा रही थी | इस  बार मा के हाथों बना खाना खाउंगी,
बाबा के सात घूमने जाउंगी,जिद्द करूँगी,अपना बचपन पास से निहारुन्गि,

फिर से जीउंगी मासूम लम्हों को |

   “कहा खोई है आप?”समीर की चुटकी से मिहीका की तन्द्रि टूट गयी | “समीर हम दिल्ली  जाएँगे तो ये करेंगे,वो करेंगे…” अपने सपने मिहीका सुनाती गयी 

और  समीर बस मुस्कुराते रहे |

  सूब जल्दी तैय्यर होकर दोनो ने अपनी विमान यात्रा आरंभ की | दोढाई घंटे का सफ़र,मिहीका को बरसों सा प्रतीत हुआ,उसका
 मन तो कब का अपनी मंज़िल पर पहुच चुका था | 

जब दिल्ली पहुँचे,उसके खुशियों का ठिकाना ना था |
अम्माबाबा से मिलकर दोनो बहुत सुकून महसूस कर रहे थे | मिहीका लगता है भगवान ने हम दोनो की मुराद पूरी की है,समीर और तुम 

छह माह साथ रहोगे,बहुत अच्छा रहेगा,वरना
 इतना बड़ा बंगला खामोश रहता है,

तुम दोनो की चहक से गूँज उठेगाअम्मा कह गयी.|

   “समीर ,तुम दोनो उपरवाले कमरे में रुक जाना,वेहा हम दोनो नही आते जाते,

अब इस उमर में चढ़ना नही होता,फिर आप 
लोगों को भी एकांत मिल जाएगाबाबा बोले.”बाबा,हम लोग तो हमारे मा,बाबूजी 

के साथ छोटे फ्लॅट में रहते है ,
जैसे मेरे लिए वो है,वैसे ही आप लोग,एकांत क्यूँ चाहिए भला”.समीर बोले | इधर मिहीका अपनी अम्मा संग बातों में मशगूल हो गयी |
           जहा समीर और मिहीका को जाना था वह कार्यालय भी घर  से पंद्रह मिनिट की दूरी पर था | 

पहेले पाँच दिन बहुत अच्छे रहे | एक दम जैसे मिहीका ने सोचा था |
दोनो सात मिलकर आते,जाते,शाम को अम्माबाबा के सात घूमते,कभी अकेले ही निकल जाते | खूब  हँसी ,मज़ाक,खाना,गाना | 

मिहीका मानो आसमानो पर चल रही थी |

    आज जब दोनो घर लौटे,देखा समीर कुछ चुप चुप से थे.”क्या बात है ,सब ठीक तक तो है?”

मिहीका समीर को देख बोल पड़ी |
सब  ठीक है मिहीका,मगर हम दोनो कल कंपनी के फ्लॅट में शिफ्ट हो रहें है,

मुझे चाबियाँ मिल गयी है.”समीर स्पष्ट स्वर में बोल गये |

   “क्यूँ?,हम तो यहा कितने खुश है,अम्मा बाबा भी | 
 उपर से फ्लॅट जिस जगह है वहा से डेड घंटा लगता है आने जाने में,

फिर साफ सफाई करों वो अलग | क्या परेशानी है यहा”?मिहीका.

परेशानी कुछ भी नही है मिहीका,अम्मा बाबा के साथ मैं भी खुश हूँ,मगर जितना भी कहो 

ये मेरी ससुराल है,जहा
 मैं ज़्यादा दिन नही रुक सकता | मेहमान तो आकर जाने के लिए होते है,

कब तक बाबा पर बोझ बने,मैं ने बाबा से बात कर ली है,उन्हे
 कोई आपत्ति नही,हा तुम्हे यहा रुकना है,रुक सकती हो.”.समीर बोले | 

मिहीका निस्तब्ध होकर सुन रही थी,विश्वास नही हो रहा था उसे,
यह सब समीर कह रहे है | अंधेरो के साथ कमरे में सन्नाटा भी  गया. |
  

    रात को खाना की मेज पर भी जैसे खामोशिया परोसी गयी थी | 

सब बिना कुछ कहे,एक दूसरे से नज़र मिलाते,चुराते खा रहे थे |
बाबा ,आप ही समझाइये  समीर को,वो यहा से जाने की जिद्द पर है.”

मिहीका की आवाज़ में नमी थी |
मिहीका,मैं समीर के फ़ैसले का आदर करता हूँ,शायद तुम्हे भी करना चाहिए,
कभी मैने भी वही महसूस किया था जो समीर कर रहे है.ससुरा में रहना कितने दिन है,

 ये मैं उन पर छोड़ देता हूँबाबा.
         “क्या ये घर उनका नही है?मेरा मायका भी उनका हुआ,जैसे उनका मायका मेरा ससुराल कम,

मायका ज़्यादा बन गया.”मिहीका

है मिहीका,ये भी घर मेरा ही है,सब अपने है,मगर…..तुम्हारे सवाल का स्पष्टीकरण 

मेरे पास नही है,बस,और कोई बहस नही.”कह समीर रुक गये |

   खाने के बाद,रसोई में जब मा,बेटी काम निबटा रही थी,मिहीका ने पूछा अम्मा,

जब मेरी शादी हुई,तुमने कहा था,अब
 मैं यहा मेहमान हूँ,ससुराल मेरा असली घर हैं | 

मैने  भी उस घर को सात सालों से अपना समझा,
अगर मेरे मैके में समीर मेहमान है,उनके मैके में ,मैं भी मेहमान हुइ.

वो तो सात दिन भी अपने ससुराल नही रहे,मैं सात साल काट आई हूँ |
इस घर की मेहमान,उस घर की भी मेहमान,मेरा असली घर कौनसा है अम्मा:?”

मेरे पास तेरे सवाल का जवाब नही है मिहीका.”अम्मा .

किसके पास है अम्मा इस का जवाब”?मिहीका.
आप देंगे ?

बहुत अरसा हुआ इस घर से कदम निकले
सोचा खुशियों के राह पर हम निकले
मेहमान हो सफ़र के,एक तीर चूभा दिया
अपना,पराया कौन समझाओ,इस से पहले के दम निकले |

31 टिप्पणियाँ

  1. मार्च 17, 2008 at 5:38 अपराह्न

    बहुत बढिया कहानी
    दीपक भारतदीप

  2. Nightingale* said,

    मार्च 17, 2008 at 6:08 अपराह्न

    so simply you have written one complex thing.Nice.

  3. paramjitbali said,

    मार्च 17, 2008 at 7:20 अपराह्न

    महक जी,कहानी बहुत अच्छी है।नारी संवेदनाओं को बखूबी अभिव्यक्त किया है।

  4. Rewa Smriti said,

    मार्च 18, 2008 at 3:01 पूर्वाह्न

    Hi Mehek, its really a nice story, getting emotional after reading your story. kya sach mein aise dour se bhi gujarna parta hai, yeh soch bus dar sa lagta hai. Aaj ham mummy papa ke paas aaram se rah, zindagi masti se jee rahe hen, kya kal wahi ghar paraya ho jata hai? Anyway, kabhi-2 reality ko accept kar lena chahiye, but kaise? Each and every girl must be scared of thinking this only and I am one among them who just unable to accept this fact. Anyway, thnx for puting such a lovely story.

    rgds.

  5. mehhekk said,

    मार्च 18, 2008 at 4:23 पूर्वाह्न

    deepak ji,kahani likhne ka ye hamara pehla prayas tha,sarahna ke liye bahut shukran

    nightangle,thank u very much for the kind words.

    paramjit ji aapki bhi bahut shukrasar hun,hausla-efzayi ke liye.

    rews hum aap ki baaton se sehmat hai.thanks a lot ,for putting such a nice point.

  6. Ila said,

    मार्च 18, 2008 at 6:55 पूर्वाह्न

    Thought provoking subject handled so simply by u. This is the harsh truth of our social system. Wud love to read u more.

  7. Tanu Shree said,

    मार्च 18, 2008 at 10:52 पूर्वाह्न

    MEHEK ,what a beautiful story…and the way u spoke out the fact….

    Questioning myself the same question “मेरा असली घर कौनसा है …?”
    Kal ka pata nahi kya ho ,lekin zindagi shayad aisi hi hai…..

    Lots of luv!!

  8. mehhekk said,

    मार्च 18, 2008 at 6:01 अपराह्न

    Ila ji thank u very much for kind sweet message.

    tanu,hmmm kal ka pata nahi,aaj hi jiyo zindagi,realy even i dont hv answer to this question,thans dear for nice words.

  9. Ila said,

    मार्च 19, 2008 at 6:03 पूर्वाह्न

    mehek, thank u visiting my blog, and thanx for the gud wishes, my daughter needs them the most.The trauma of travelling to the exam centre for her next exam was written large on her face, but we were safe this time.I have read ur poems, they carry a certain feel to them, congratulations on being so expressive.

  10. मार्च 19, 2008 at 6:17 पूर्वाह्न

    बहुत सुंदर अभिव्यक्ति !

  11. Rashmi Prabha said,

    मार्च 19, 2008 at 4:59 अपराह्न

    लड़की का घर कहाँ है??????????
    यह प्रश्न आज भी जवाब की प्रतीक्षा में है
    -बहुत अच्छे मनोभाव
    समाज के ऊपर तीखा प्रहार…….पर आज भी यह अनुत्तरित है.

    होली के रंग आपको भी मुबारक

  12. mehhekk said,

    मार्च 19, 2008 at 5:32 अपराह्न

    ilaji bahut shukriya,aapki gudiya achhe number se pass hone ki kamna karte hai,thank u very much.

    ravidraji bahut shukrasar hun

    rashmi ji,bahut bahut dhanyawad,shayad is sawal ka jawab kisi ke bhi pass ahi hai abhi? holi mubarak ji.

  13. ammaishere said,

    मार्च 20, 2008 at 4:46 पूर्वाह्न

    इस घर की मेहमान,उस घर की भी मेहमान,मेरा असली घर कौनसा है अम्मा:?”

    isi ghere me ek ladki tamaam umra rah jati hai
    mere paas bhi jawaab nahi,bas itna kahna hai ki
    tumne ise bakhubi likha hai………

  14. मार्च 20, 2008 at 6:36 अपराह्न

    Actually this is rhetorical question, because the pretext on which Sameer said “He cannot stay in Mihika’s parents house” also means that “Sameer’s house (not neccessarily his parent’s house) is her house now”. In todays world it just means for both the partners to start their world together, leaving everything else behind. This is what India is !!!

  15. मार्च 20, 2008 at 7:19 अपराह्न

    कहानी अच्छी लगी . होली की शुभकामनाये स्वीकार करे

  16. mehhekk said,

    मार्च 21, 2008 at 2:39 अपराह्न

    amma ji bahut bahut shukriya aapka,sarahna ke liye,shayad ye jawab kabhi mile hi na?

    ek aur ajnabi ji aapka bhi bahut bahut shukriya,agreed that two souls start their journey toghether,but cnt leave parents behind,isnt it,even if she is girl or a boy.sameer feels free to live with his parents in flat,but he do not feel free to live with ihikas parents for 6months also,why?when mihika is leaving with his family isnt it.

    vikram ji,bahut shukrana,holi ki badhai.

  17. Rewa Smriti said,

    मार्च 21, 2008 at 4:49 अपराह्न

    Mehek, you know wat…..If you ask this quest to a guy, he will have many answers of this WHY? But if you ask same quest to a gal, she will simply not have any answer also she will simply not able to think upon this bcos if she start thinking she will be lost in her thought and quest kahin aur vilupt ho jayega! Isn’t it…..its just my view! So, is holi ke awsar per I can say jahan raho khush raho…..kyunki zindagi ek hi baar milti hai. happy holi dear!

    rgds.

  18. मार्च 21, 2008 at 4:59 अपराह्न

    hmm…sab swalon ka jawaab to mere pass bhi nahin hai, zindagi ka safar zaari hai🙂

    par kya ihika ke mata pita sameer ke ghar jaakar 6 mahine tak rahenge ?

  19. mehhekk said,

    मार्च 21, 2008 at 5:11 अपराह्न

    rews,haha u hv a point dear,girl aur guy ki soch is topic par bahut alag alag ho sakti hai,phil hal to holi ki masti ki jaye

    ek aur ajnabi ji,shayad kuch questions r without answers,or either way diff answers from diff people:):).mihika ke parents sameer ke parents ke saath rehna shayad itne lambe samay tak nahi kar sakenge,ye is baat par bhi nirbhar karta hai ki both parents ke relation ek dusre se kaise hai?,chaliye holi mubaraka.

  20. मार्च 21, 2008 at 5:12 अपराह्न

    rewa ji humein itna zaalim bhi na samjhein… itne bhi bure nahin hai hum… par samaaj ko badlane mein samay lagega aur main kahunga ki badlaav shuru ho gaya hai. Humein vishwaas hai ki aaj ya kal jab mehek aisi ek aur kahani likhengi uska ant kuch aur hoga🙂

  21. mehhekk said,

    मार्च 21, 2008 at 5:19 अपराह्न

    rews aapko jawab to dena padega ek ajnabi ko:):)soch to dhire dhire hi badlegi.

  22. मार्च 21, 2008 at 5:20 अपराह्न

    aapko bhi holi mubarak…

  23. Rewa Smriti said,

    मार्च 21, 2008 at 7:22 अपराह्न

    Quest to ek aur ajnabiji, kya Sameer ke mata pita Ihika ke ghar jaakar 6 mahine tak rahenge ?

    And do u know abt Asami culture? Do not take me wrong as i know we have only culture that is Indian culture, but to make it clear I had to mention it here. Asam ke kuch society mein parents apne sabse choti beti ke ghar mein rahte hein. This I have been said by one of my asamee frend. waise dil per mat lijiye aap zalim nahi ho sakte yeh to main bhi janti hun.🙂

    Mehek, rah kaise nahi sakte but hamare samaz mein to ladkiyon ko paraya dhan samjha jata hai, wo unhe kaise samjhaya jaye ki ham bhi unke jigar ke tukde hein. Chalo koi nahi time is changing so everything wil change slowly. Duniya mein aise bhi koi badlav ek din mein nahi aaya hai. happy holi to all my frends.

  24. mehhekk said,

    मार्च 22, 2008 at 2:42 अपराह्न

    wah rews kya sundar jawab diya hai,realy i never knewed about this assami culture,so india mein bhi aisa hota hai,good.i knew that in some parts of india gharjamayi lane ka rewaz hai,were mother is taken as head of family,thats good isnt it:)

  25. मार्च 22, 2008 at 6:33 अपराह्न

    but we need to keep in mind that this does not solve the problem either as it just shift the weightage from one side to another. In this case I would ask would Sameer’s parents agree to stay in Mihika’s for long ?

  26. Rewa said,

    मार्च 24, 2008 at 3:22 पूर्वाह्न

    @Ek aur ajnabiji, thats wat the quest I asked to you in my previous comment! Waise ek baat bataun…shadi do ghar ka milan hota hai, do family ko jodna hota hai, aur achhe and ek pyare family ke liye EGO jaisa word kahin bhi nahi aana chahiye but yeh hamesha aata hai. Both family party should be respected equally which we hardly find in society, reason chahe jo bhi ho, and this is wat am seeing in our society. Aur ismein sabse jyada suffer ladkiyon ko karna padta hai and the Pain they(gals) get within that no one, I mean not even a single guy can understand and feel in this planet. This is a reality!

  27. मार्च 24, 2008 at 11:12 पूर्वाह्न

    With that I rest my case🙂

  28. mehhekk said,

    मार्च 25, 2008 at 5:49 पूर्वाह्न

    sahi rews koi munda,kudi naal gal nahi samjh sakta,kudi ka dil kudi hi janti hai.

  29. मार्च 25, 2008 at 12:10 अपराह्न

    mind is a great slave but even greater master. So till the time you are not open to think that there will be a better world tommorow, there wont be, because your mind has already accepted that !!!

    Please dont kill me the messenger🙂

  30. Rewa said,

    मार्च 28, 2008 at 4:27 पूर्वाह्न

    Nope, my mind has not accepted it that’s I am writing. If it would have accepted it then I would have not replied anything or slept without giving even a single thought on that. Anyway, changes and improvement are always there. Today’s guys are changing their mindset…..May be slowly but I hope society will certainly change. So, dont worry Mr’ ek aur ajnabiji.🙂

    rgds


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