Ngilh lah lungdeih - II

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Ngilh lah lungdeih - II~by Kei'min Pau Ngaihte
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Kha thum khawng Lunkim toh ka kingaih zoh un kou leng kumkim exam ka sai khinta uhi. Suti kipanta ahihman in skul kailouh sung teng ka Pute' lou ah ka kuan zel hi. Kei toh lampi a kiton a hunzat a ut ziak in amah leng lou a kuan zel ta hi. Khen chiang in ka Pute' lou ah, khen chia'h amau’ lou ah ka kikuanlawm zel uhi. Zau tuam tuak ka hi ua, lamtawn a ka kiton suak theihlouh ziak un lamka thuam ah kikhen a ngai sek hi. Inn a nitak ann huan ding delh ahihman amah a vai pai masa sek a, kou bel lou vengte’n kilong a khet ma tantan uh ka mapang zel uhi. Huaiziak in vai pai lam ka kiton kha tam kei ua, lamka bom ah ka kisawlpaih zel uhi. Kuan lam bel alou-theilou a kiton teitei ding ka chi uhi. Mite tuh tangsam teh, mekzial teh khawng in a kisawlpaih ua, kou  bel a pai masa ka kitheihtuahna di un siallei teh ka zang uhi. Hiai tan in bel ka Pute'n leng ka zawl-ngaih lam hon theita ua, loulai a nasepna leh loubuk a sun khawl chiang in hon chiamnuih sek uhi.

Khosung khat a omkhawm ka hih hang un kivengna ding thil tampi ka tuak toutou thou uhi. Laithon loungal kithuzakna di omlou ahihman in thu kipahhuai khollou i zak chiang bang in sawt pipi ki-um kekuih kha sek hi. Ka kal uh hon hihbuai nuam a panla khosung mi leh khodang tangval a om uh chih leng ka haih kei a, a zawlluite laithon pe thakthak pawl leng a om uh chih ka theihpih hi. Ka kingaih ma uh toh kingaih nung a lengla hauh dan kilamdang lua in ka theikei a, amah deihta tampi om lak a kei hon deih pen hampha ka kisa hi. Skul lut nung in leng a ka kailouhni teng in lou ka kuan zel a, kei ka kuan chiang in Lunkim leng a kuan zel hi.

Kipak leh lungkim a hinkhua a kizat tak ziak in khopi leh foreign a khosa mihausate leng ki-eng tuan vetlou hi. Chidam-ludam a hun I zat leh a hek tel mai! Theihlouh kal in kum bei ding in hong kisa a, ke'n leng sungkuante toh Khristmas leh Kumthak zat ding ka ut thu ka Pute' kiang ka gen hi. Amau toh khatvei himhim Hunpite zangkhawm ding in hon khou ua, himahleh ka pai ut leh leng hon kham teitei lou ahihdan ka Pu in hon gen hi. Kei leng sungkuante toh hunzat ding ka ut a, a lehlam ah ka it pen Lunkim toh kimu kha nawnlou(phot) ding chih ka ngaihtuah chiang in ka Pute' khua a zat ka ut zaw zel hi. A tawp in sungkuante mah poimoh pen hizaw chiin Lamka a Winter Vacation zang di’n thupukna ka lata hi. Laithon in leng Lunkim ka hilh a, a kiang ah leng ka gen hi. Ama'n bel amah toh Khristmas leh Kumthak zangkhawm ding a hon ngai lua himahleh ka thupukna hon zahtaksak ahihdan hon gen hi. Ke'n bel ka Pute' buh puak ka zohpih ma pai ka sawm nuamkei hi. Buh puak ka zoh un ke'n leng sungkuante kiang pai ding vai ka sawmta hi.

December kha bul lam ahi a, nitak khat Lunkim toh kholak ka pawt uhi. Khua a vot simta a, kha vak, van siang kilkei nuai ah khut kilen in mawltual lam ka manoh uhi. Ama'n a lauh pen ahihleh, a khua ua Skulpu nna sem den lou ding ka hihman a Kumthak a ka kik nawnlouh ding pen a lau hi. "Huai zaw ei thu hilou ahi, Pathian in pha a sak leh hong sem nawn thei, a lehlam ah kei’ maban di le hon honsak thei ahi. Bangkim Amah' thu ahi, lungkham ke'n Kim. Kimuhlouhna gam ah om mahle hang ka lungsim nang kiang a om den ding ahi" chi in ka ang ah ka kawibelh hi. "Nang omlou in bangchi'n hun kana zang dia eita USiam? Hun nuam zang in mite a lawmngaihte utoh kithuah ding ua, lengkhawm di'n hong kuan di ua, huaite ka muh chia'n ke'n bangzahta a na thuak ding ka hia? Hithei leh kei toh zang khawm le'ng ka ut tel" chi in khasetak in hon gen hi. A biang a mittuite ka nulsak zel a, mun tuam a kikhen khiak ding haksa sa in kikhelah tak in hun ka zang uhi. "Mun tuam gam tuam a kikhen ding himah lehang kimu nawnlou di chihna hilou ahi. Kimuh kikna dia kikhenna poimoh ahi. Koi peuh ah Christmas lawm chi in nungak-tangval tam tak zu-le-sa toh hunzang a om ding uh. Lenkhawm paulam in kholak a pawt di ua, numei-pasal ki-enlah in hiai hun sung in tuailai tamtak in a siangthouna uh a mansuah ding uh. Ei pen i kikhen khiak hoih ahi, hunzang khawm tam law le'ng tua I gente ei' tung a tukei di kichi ngamlou ahi. Huaiziak in, mi kholak ah nuam chen in mau tawk le uh le innsung a nu-le-pa , sanggamte toh hun zatkhawm kan a manpha omlou ahi. I omna mun chiat ah Toupa thudot a nei in, ginom tak in om peuh le'ng thildang buaina di omlou phot ahi" ka chih sung in ka mittang hon en kilkel hi. Vanlam ka et leh Vuuk lampi a kikhung zenzon a, itna simthu khaubang sut chim manlou in zuhei-suktun bang a hong suak hialta hi.  A ding khe masa di omlou ka hi ua, a tawp in ka ang pom ka ngaihnou khah in ka dingkhe zou khong ua, innlum chiat ka zuanta uhi.

"Khen theihlouh maimit suan a,

Ngaih toh houlung kup kan a nuam om diam?

Houlung kum chim manlou in zankhua sawt ta e;

Zan sawt dong houlung kum zong le'ng,

Taikhua val leh gibang khenna kawlni suak ding hi e".

Inn ka tun in ka lum ngal a, zing khovak chiang a Innkuante toh kimu dia pai ding chih ka ngaihtuah chiang in ka phur petmah hi. Kilawp tak a ka om dek chiang in lah ka Ngaihou' aw ka bilkha ah hong ging den a, ka ihmu pah theikei hi.

Ka paini ding ahita a, ka bag a ka van teng toh anntun di ka Pi in hon guansak zoh in ka kisa kheta hi. Ka laithon muh tengteng bawmta khat a ka khol om hive'n, huai pen ka Pi' theihlouh kal in ka bag ah ka guang hi. Lunkim in leng a lawmnu Ngaihvung toh, Lalpu toh hong kha uhi. Gen di thei omlou in ka kizui ua, khomual ka tun un Chibai kibuk in kikhelah tak in ka ki-enliam ta uhi. Lampi ah lungsim a la khawng sa in ka pai a, ka chim mankei hial hi. The ham ging vengveng, luita luang ging selselte leh tang-awm ham kaukau te'n Lunkim toh lou lampi, lui hohna leh ka hunluite uh a hon phawksak a, lungzuang a kap lou a om zoh ding vual a hikei!

"Et chimlouh na sakmel lawmnou,

Maimit laukha ah vaibang tham den e;

Na tongdam nem luai naubang ka san,

San chimlouh ngaih ka bilkha ah mangmoh e,

Zuan luankhi ka nulna ding lel in;

Tullel lawkta leh zaila awi lengthe aw,

Malbang n’on kouh puanbang na bangta un".

Ni khat zoh in Lamka ka tung a, sungkuante leh lawmte kuapeuh ana dam siausiau uhi. Nitak in ka Inn uah Kultai ka puakte khawng ne in lawmte toh ka om zaizai uhi. Lunkim in hon piak a limlak khat ka pua a, lawmte' kiang a "Ka ngaihzawngnu eive" ka chih chiang in melhoih a sak luat ziak un a taksang kei ua, hon nuihsan maimah uhi. Ke'n bel a chetna di'n laithon ka kikhakte uh ka lak a, a pang theikei zel uhi. Ka Pute' khua sang in Lamka ana vot zaw hi. Tap tung chih le omlou, meiphu khat ki-um huan ahihman in huailam a taptung a suangthu thum kal a singkhuah kichi kuang liahliah khawng a ngaihhuai mai hi. Hun hong bei tou hat mahmah a, bangmah lou kal in Khristmas leh Kumthak hong tung hi. Ke'n leng Christmas Card khawng lei in ka Pute Innkuan, Lunkim, Lalpu leh Ngaihvung' adi a tuam in ka thon vek hi. Mite bang a gamlum tak a ka zat louh hang un lungsim a kipahna toh kou innkuan in ka zang ua, huai kum a ka zat uh tuh Innkuan kim a ka zat nanungna uh a hong hi maimah hi!

Kum hong thak a, Skul thunei lamte apat bangmah thu a omlouh ziak in maban ding chiangkuang lou tak in ka omkha nilouh hi. Lunkim toh leng laithon in ka kithuzak zel ua, Khristmas leh Kumthak lungzuang tak a zang mai dia a kikoih lai a Innsung a sungkuante toh omkhop a, kikhop hun a kikhop khawng nuam a sak zawk dan hon gen hi. Kholak a vualnopna in kipahna tunlou ahi, chih behlap zomah a, thupi gen ka sa mahmah hi. Ka tun nawn kal ngaklah petmah bel hi peuhmah ding hi. Ke'n leng dawng thuk sawm in laithon paw thei ding mi pai lemtang ka zong hi. Huchi kawmkawm in maban sutzop ding dan lampi ka zong a, sungkuante leh lawmte' khut ah a sai di om teng ka nga hi.

Zingkal khat ka Inn uah mi hong pawt a om ua, ka laithon di hon tawi uhi. Skul thuneite apat ahi a, kumthak a leng a khua ua skulpu nna sem nawn dia chialna ahi hi. Tu-le-tu a ka sinlai maban sunzom thei tadih lou ka hihman in sep nawn phot ka sawm hi. Kal khat nung in kava kuan nawn a, skul lut toh hong kizui ngal hi. Lunkim toh bel ngeina bang in ka kithuah nawn ua, kipak in nuam ka sa tuak uhi. Kimuhlouh kal a bangchi a na khosa ahia chih ka theihlouh hang in ka muanmoh bawl tuankei a, lungkhamna di'n ka koih vet kei hi-muan luat ziak in. Sian' lemgel mah hi'nteh, hiai tan in nu-le-pa, sanggamte apat halna bangmah ka tuak naikei uh.

Hun a hek mahmah a, kumkim phial ka sep nawn nung in Kiginni khat ka Pute' lou ah kuan di'n ka kisa a, Lunkim singpaw ding toh kiton di’n ka tawn hi. A tuiseng in ka van teng hon puak sak a, ka kawlzalpi kuah in, khut a tempawng tawi in ka pai heuh heuh hi. Gamlak ka tun un Tumpi hia, Huitupi hiam khat a ham kutkut a, Lunkim in thawmhau a kisak ziak in a singpuakna ah ompih di'n hon zawn hi. Ke'n leng vai kuan hak toh, amah singpuakna kiang a Innka Zawl ding singzawl sat di'n ka thupuk zaw ta. Bangmah ka theihlouh ziak a patauh dia koihlou ka hi a, Lunkim in bel ‘Gamlak a Tumpi a ham leh misi om nuam’ chih khanglui thugousiah a theih ziak a patau ana hi lim hi. A fel lam theihsa, kintat mi ahi a, a gamtat ka et velvel chiang in kinohna khat nei in ka mu hi. Anntun leng phel manlou in a singpuak di ka ngahpih zoh in ke'n leng Khiangzawl ka sat liang puak in Innlam ka zuan uhi. Inn ka tun kuan un khuangging kukkuk ka za ua, patauh meltak in ka ki-entuah uhi. Khosung ka lut un sabeng a gamvakte kisukhial kha uh ahihlam hon hilh uhi. Loukuante vasam ding in Sikou tangvalnou bangzah hiam a kuan ua, kho kim-kho kiangte hilh di'n Khualtai tangval bangzah hiam a kuan uhi. Lamdang ka sak mahmah khat bel nisa mahmah napi in huih a nung vuvu in vuahmal a ke susuih mawk hi. Khangluite'n bel hichi hun a 'saaksi' om ut ahi a chih uh dik di'n ka taksang hi. Hanmun hoh in nitak ka lengkhawm ua, kou lawmta kithuahna hunkhat a hong suak hi.

Kiginni ahi a, Lamka apat khualzin hong tungte'n ka laithon di hon puak uhi. Ka hon leh ka lawmpa khat in hon khak ahi a, Shillong lam a amah' adi toh College admission ana bawlsak khit thu hon hilh hi. Mi lusun a dah lai ua lamet phak louh a hiai thu ka zak in lamdang ka sa hial hi. Ka Pute'n leng hon kipahpih lua ua, a zing Pathianni in ak luisan hon goh zozen uhi. Huai ni in keimah' deihtelna in Lunkim toh Lalpu anne di'n ka chial hi. Amau kiang thil omdan ka gen a, kipak tak in ann ka nekhawm uhi. Kei leng ka kilawp a, a baihthei pen a tua ka sep tawpsan a kuan pah ka ding tum hi. Lunkimte' inn a ka hoh chiang bang in a Nu a siam sot mahmah a, huai khua nusia in paikhe leng ka kik nawnlouh ding peuh ana lau hi.

Theihlouh kal in ka paini ding hong tung a, Skul a ka seppihte'n singpi toh hon khakhia uhi. Tutung in bel maban kilawp huai tak neih ziak leng hilou tuanlou in Lunkim omlouh san ding ka huphulh lawtel kei vanglak hi. Amah ka itlouh ziak ahi kei a, kei leltak Shillong a College kai ding chih ngaihtuahna in ka lungsim a luah zawk ziak ahi. Ban ah, banghiam ziak a kimuh nawnlouhna a om lehleng kei lou midang toh omkhawm thei thou dia ka muan ziak ahi hi. Ka pai masak dan lou in hong kha ding mi a tam vanglak ua, khomipite' hon ngaihnatna ka muh in thupi ka sa hi. Nupite bang in piak ding dang nei tuanlou uh ahi ngei dia, a khen in singpituun, aktui leh meh hou khawng hon pawsak lemlum uhi. Ka van a tamsim ziak in hakkol in ka pua hi. Innsung a Chibai hawm kawm a ka dak vialvial leh Lunkim ka mu kei mawk hi. Zong giaugiau kawm a sangkil ka kan leh sumtawng ah khase tak in kidiik huphup in ana om hi. Ka muh in a zum a, a dial in a mai a hum hi. Nupi hon in ka nung a hon zuih zawkmah ziak un kei leng ka zum hi. A baan ah ka len a, kap lou phot di'n ka ngen hi. Ka pawt khia ua, loh di dan ka theih tuanlouh man in amah Lalpu toh hong ton uhi. Dainawl ah hong kha ua, "Toupa'n lem a sak leh kimukik na ding ihi, kah di hi zenzen lou. I omna mun chiat ah ginom peuh le'ng..." chi gumgum in a khut taklam ka len hi. Kikhah thei zoklou in ka om ua, kei leng pasal sim ka kisak leh ka theihlouh kal in ka mittui ana vung man dedulh hi. Maban ding theilou, dam a kimu nawn di maw, nupi-papi sa a kimu ding chih tanpha bangmah kitheilou ahihman in kikhen taktak ding chiang in haksa kisa hi. Lalpu in leng a loh di dan thei tuanlou in ka pam uah ana ding top mai hi. Huchih lai in zum-le-zah khual lou in Lunkim in ka van puak toh ka ngawng ah hon kawi a, a muk toh ka muk hon sutuah chot in hon tawp tonton mai hi. A hon khiaklah luat ziak hi ding hiven, tunung a kimukik nawnlou maithei ka hihna uah hon thilpiak thupi ka sa hi! A khekol sakhau apat in laithon hon la khia a, awl in sim in hon chih ziakin ka bag sakhau sung ah ka guang a, huchi'n ka kikhen khe thei khong uhi.

"Lenchil lungdeih vang ngai in ka tul ding maw,

Na vangngaih puaksing bang lel ve'ng,

Tu'n gibang i khen zong, Chik leh nunnuam dawnbang tuak ding ihi tam?

Chiam pellou khuambang kip di'n Tung Khuanu'n hon siam hen aw".

Lamka ka tun in tua laithon ka en pah a, a sung ah “n'on phawk gigena di'n” chi'n daal zungbuh khat toh a samzang sau ngihngiah li a koih hi. Kuamah muh di ka deih kei a, ka laithon bawm ah ka khe ngal hi. Sungkuante' kiang ni tam taam manlou in ka lawmpa pen toh Shillong ka zuan ngal uhi. Ka lawmpa'n "Shillong product eimi officer lian leh neu tam lua ahi, ei le huaite' lak a khat i hih tum di aw" hon chi a, tha hon guan petmah in ka thei hi. Ka kaina College uh a kibang a, ahihziak in kei Science stream apat ka hih ziak in ka subject lak uh a kibang kei. Kha nih sung innluah a ka om nung un College toh kinai zaw private hostel khat ah ka kituan uhi. Tulai dan a gari service, mobile, internet, newspaper chihte gina nailou ahihman in ngaihzawng neilou toh kilamdanna omlou khop in ki-om hi. Ginomna leh muanhuaina taisan ding lungsim in nei leng hunlem ka mulou hetkei. Sungkuante toh kha khat in khatvei khawng laithon ka kikhak thei lel uhi. Huchi ahihman in Lunkim toh bel kithuzak vang petmah chih ding a himai. Laithon ka kikhak tuahna di un kal nih bang lamkal ah a taam sek hi. Huchi pipi in kha nih hal khawng in a laithon in hon khokhal aktui khak zeuh zel hi. Ka kikhak vanglak chiang un gen di tam thei petmah a, pek tampi pha pah sek hi. Amah hon khakte leng sim tham thei petmah leuleu zel hi.

Hiai dan a kithuzakna haksa ahihna ah, laithon livei bang I muh leh kum bei nuam ana hi maimah tel hi. A vangkim a kithuzak in ka om ua, tomchik sak kal in kum khat bang ana ching khin mawk hi. Khatvei ka lawmpa Lalpu in laithon hon khak a, a khua ua khatvei bek hoh nawn di'n hon gen hi. A laithon neuchik himahleh a thu tuun ka lunggil hon dawt khat tuh, "Himahleh, hong phak nawn nuam na sak ka gingta kei. Ka pan theih dan teng a pang in Lunkim kana enzui a, mihing' dai kuama'n kai zoulou mah zaw kihi eive. Tu in vuaktang lou in a om a, anu-le-pa lungkham tak in a koih a, a mi ding leng a theichiang naikei uh. Amau sang in nang na pawna zaw ding chih ka thei. K'on theisiam, kipasal sak inla, hiai bang numei dudak lou khat, a hunlai tak a nuse kha na hihlam kiphawk in hampha kisa zaw mai in Lawm. Pathian' lemgel ahih ka lamen..."chih ahi. Ka it masak pen, ka muan pen in hon zulhzausan a hita mai hi. Ke'n ka hihtheih tawp suah in ginom tawk leng le bangmah a kanna nawnkei. Munkhat a omkhawm a kingai suak hile ung hiai bang tel a minse sak hetlou mah di hiveng in. Ka hehluat ziak in puaknat di dan in ka koih kha zozen kei hi. Ka thangpai lua a, laithon ka kikhak tengteng uh toh a limlak ka hostel uah ka haltum hi. A khua uh va phak nawn ding ka utna teng a bei zou hial hi.

"Theibang sen lenchil tongsan,

Ka ngaihnou aw e, bang ta ning,

Na sakmin loh puanbang bangta ning,

Ka chi zong in; bang thei mo'ng e,

Ka sinlai vabang hon phawng den chia".

A lim leh a laithon ka haltum pen in ka ngaihna leh ka itna a haltum kha kei a, kihehnepna ding neilou in keimah kigawt ka suak zaw hi. Sawm hat thu a mangngilh theih lah hikei ve'n, hun sawt tak ka lungsim leh ka taksa in a lel mahmah hi. Lawmte' hasotna leh panpihna toh class ka hoih tel thei nawn a, khovel a numei khat taan ziak a lungkiakna di a omlouh dan kei mahmah in leng ka muhbeh hi. Lunkim leng minsia khu di'n pammaih ka sa lai hi. A hon itlouh, ngaihlouh ziaka hiai dan a gamta kha hi di'n ka koih kei hi. Nungak melhoih, lengla hau, niteng a inn-ngak ahihna ah, hun-awl a hauh luat ziak a lenglate khattei toh ana zehphi kha lel hi di'n ka um hi. A hih kei le lah pak ngum tuibuak munlua ua a tawp a hong palh khia tuh ahi peuhmah ding hi. Tanu hawmthoh a zawl-gai chi a Paite(MIL) bu a simkhak lai bang ka phawk thak hial hi.

Tu in bel Pathian' vualzawlna tang in nekmuhna kichian nei in, zi-le-tate toh inntum-loutum suang in ka om sam ta hi. A ginom zoulou zaw pen amah ahita mai a, amah toh kingai suak in nupa hile ung le muanhuai zoulou ding leng hikha maithei ahihna ah Pathian in hiai bang lampi hon tawnsak a hizaw ve, ka chi a, ka thuakna tung ah kipahthu ka gen zaw hi. Upate'n "It masak-ngaih masak, Tun masa-Zua masa" ana chi namah ua, tuni dong in kum sawm val paita mahleh ka Lungdeih masapen mangngilh ka kichih hang in lungsim ah a mel hong lang thei lailai mawk hi. Nungak hoih zaw, zawl-gai a minse lou khat in hon ngak ana hi zenhouh a, huai ka phawk apat in Ngilh Lah Lungdeih in ka lungsim ah mun a nei zou nawn hauh kei.

[Note: Hiai tangthu pen keimah mimal' suangtuahna liauliau a kiphuak a kigelh ahi. Kum sawm val paita in kei leng naupang kum sawm mi mah kana hi hi.]

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