This Apu-Durga Story Will Bring Back Your Childhood Memories Of First Crush In Durga Puja
“Apu, edike ae to ektu”. The kid made his way up to the podium,to his mother who was busy with preparations of Ashthami anjali.
“Ei dekh tor ekta bondhu, Titli, ei bel pata gulo dujone mile iktu beche de to.” While babai was really happy to have got something to do for the pujo, but something about titli made his stomach rumble.
“Khabi?”, she asked unfolding an éclairs on her rosy palms. ‘Yes’, he replied with an innocent nod. Apu picked up a shiuli, and giving it to her said, “Ei ne ”. Titli chirped a smile. And this tradition gave Apu a story. Although he ate the first four toffees ,he began saving up the rest from the time he comprehended the rumbling on the first occasion, and like all other pujo tales, the feeling got stronger.
10 years later, Apu came with a PhD and a longing to see Titli, only this time instead of a shiuli, was a rose ,and tied to it was a wish.
“Apu edike ae to iktu,” came a familiar call. He saw her, draped in a beautiful yellow sari, a faint lip gloss marking her smile, sitting folded legs and setting aside the belpatas. As he approached to the ever so known introduction, his mother came up and said, “ Eta Arun, titlir husband, they just got married last month, o Georgia te ache, Texas er kachei na? They are moving next week “
“Hi !”, said a well built guy holding out a strong palm. “Yes,” apu replied with a blank nod.
He looked up to Ma Durga, she had a faint smile running through her face,as if nothing was wrong. “Ar eei amader Durga”, he heard his mother say. “Ami jani,” he replied with a swollen voice.
“Kakima amar kotha bolche,”, he looked down to his side to see a girl laughing her heart out.
Little did he know Ma had Durga planned for him.