Thursday, August 21, 2008

अनुभव..

अनेक दिवसांनी trekking ला जायचा योग आला. गडाच्या पायथ्याशी एका ओळखीच्या मुलीचे घर होते. तिच्याकडे रात्री मुक्काम केला. मुलगी अतिशय कष्टाळू.. गावात घर.. पुण्यात राहून शिकणारी. गावातले घर डोंगराच्या पायथ्याशी.. घरात एकूण माणसे सात..

आजी.. शहरात एखादया दिवशी वीज नसेल तर गॅसवर पाणी तापविण्यासाठई एखादे जड पातेले उचलताना मला त्रास होतो. आजीबाई भराभर चार पाच पातेली चुलीवर चढवत – उतरवत होत्या.

आई.. सर्व मुलींवर सारखीच माया.. आणि अंगात ताप असताना व आम्ही आमचे डबे सोबत नेलेले असताना.. भात, भाजी, पापड, पोळ्या असा एकूण २० माणसांचा स्वयंपाक चूल व स्टोव्ह वापरुन केला. शहरात चार पाहुणे येणार असतील तर काय मेनू करायचा हे चार दिवस ठरत असते आपले..

(सारेगमप या झी मराठी वरील कार्यक्रमात अवधूत गुप्तेने एक जोक केला.. एका मुलीने ’कोण येणार गं पाहुणे’ हे गाणे गायल्यावर अवधूत पल्लवीला म्हणाला.. हे गाणे म्हणणा-या व्यक्तीचे शहर कोणते..

१. पुणे
२. मुंबई
३. कोल्हापूर.

पल्लवीला उत्तर सुचेना.. यावर अवधूत म्हणाला.. पुणे नक्की नाही.. पाहुणे येणार याचा इतका आनंद पुणेकरांना होणे शक्य नाही… )

तर.. घराभोवती शेती.. फ़ुलझाडे, भाज्या.. माझ्या घराभोवती असलेल्या चिमुकल्या बागेत काम करणे मला शक्य होत नाही आणि इकडे प्रपंच, म्हॆस .. पाहुणेरावळे, गावातील एक दुकान सांभाळून ती माऊली शेत पाहात होती.

ज्या मुलीकडे राहिलो ती आरामात डोक्यावर दोन हंडे घेऊन पाणी घेऊन आली.. (लांबून पाणी आणायला लागले तरी ’आम्ही आंघोळी करून गड चढायला का जात नाही अशी आजीबाईंची कुरकुर चालूच होती)..

स्वत:ची लाज वाटावी असे हे अनुभव.

1 comment:

Globe Treader - Kiran Ghag said...

We go for a movie, spend couple of hundred rupees and then critisize the technical things about it. dont we know that there are millions of people who cannot earn a hundred rupees even for days. even if you think that the movie was bad, imagine what the people behind making it think. will they ever make a movie if they know its going to be bad? do we care what the director/producer/staff had in mind while making it? there might be atleast one person who might be making the movie with a big vision of something or a passion, he just fails short while realising it or fails to find a mass appeal in it...and we tend to ignore that (not that we shouldnt always)...

while i was in pune, i used to eat at a small snacks bar that served paavbhaji, bhelpuri and stuff like that. for me it was not great food but it was rather food that is available nearby. once I saw a man (agend around 30-35), eating paavbhaji there with his wife and two small kids. he answered a phone while doing that and i heard him telling this to the person on call - "aaj 4 saal saal ke baad first time family ko hotel me leke aaya hai!". His idea of hotelling was different than many who are reading this...what would you do and where would you go if you want to go out and eat somewhere?

i read somewhere - "ever wondered how a day's news fits in 12 pages of a newspaper and 24 hours of a channel everyday?"

It's a known and bitter fact of today's human life. everyone makes a circle to encompass their belief, relations, assets, selfishness and decides to walk around with it. Anything that does not fit inside that, is non-existent or invisible. I am no exception to that.

Ideally there are a lot of things that need to happen or to be taken into account, but that doesnt happen ideally...and if it starts to happen, it wouldnt be a real nice life...

Choices are few and not always simple
- Spread your circles, include more in and just do nothing but feel sad like this
- Break away your circle and try to be the change
- Just keep walking and ignoring things outside it