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All Is Not Well With Our Mukherjee Babu

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All is not well with our Mukherjee babu. After the “kelenkari” i.e the scandalous event that took place during the last outing, Mukherjee Ginni has kept him under a very tight and short leash. Readers may remember that while the rest of the gang gazed at the menu card at Aheli restaurant in Peerless Inn, Mukherjee babu had joined Niyogi moshai, Paagla and Debnath outside to give them company while they all had a smoke. Along with smoke the contents of the mineral water bottle so jealously guarded by Niyogi moshai all through out the evening had been passed around. Veterans will remember and newbies can imagine the doings of a few quick gulps of high proof Vodka imbibed on an empty stomach. The first thing it does is to lift the spirit of the imbiber. Chemistry never fails. At the precise moment when Mukherjee babu barged in to the hotel lobby singing Lara’s theme by La la lala his better half was barging out of the hotel in search of her lost husband. The cosmic collision of these two celestial bodies resulted in much happenings which I will not get in to as a lot of unpleasantness followed.

Mukherjee babu sat mortified and shivered in the chilly silence during the ride back home from the hotel. The spirit that had soared crash landed much too soon.

Reaching home Mukherjee ginni wasted no time. She told in clear thunderous voice that Mukherjee babu has to choose either her or his gang. And she also made it clear that the decision has to be taken right now. I have said earlier that although we are brave, righteous and strong men with nerves of piano strings but there is one person at home before whom our knees turn to jelly and on this occasion Mukherjee babu’s knees turned to a runny jam.

Soon after our Mukherjee babu had made his choice Mukherjee ginni began to work on her husband for getting her young cousin a job in his office. To please her Mukherjee babu did arrange a job only to find that what his better half was working on was not just merely helping a needy relative. It was she who needed this needy young person to keep a close watch on her husband. This fellow called Nripen made life unbearable for our poor Mukherjee babu. Every now and then this pest peeped over the partition walls of the cubicle where Mukherjee babu sat & discharged his official duties. Some times from left, some times from right, some times from rear and some times opening the door a few inches. He felt terribly uncomfortable in the beginning and then shifty and nervous as the days passed. When ever he reached for the phone this young rascal’s head appeared, eyes glued on the handset to note down the number he was dialing. Our Mukherjee babu now regretted turning down Debnath’s suggestion to acquire a cell phone. The matter of surveillance went to such extreme that when Mukherjee babu went to the office loo this pest went in too and stood next to him. Mukherjee babu felt miserable. The long separation from his gang, total abstinence from any form of euphoric substances were as such taking their tolls and this relentless surveillance was proving to be the last straw on a camel carrying the entire belongings of the harem of its owner.

During lunch time once he had sneaked off to a PCO down the street, watched around him and finding the terrain clear of this fiend began to dial Niyogi moshai’s number. He had just proceeded to 011 when a shadow fell. The repelling face of his tormentor was pasted on the glass door. The whole world sank around our Mukherjee babu. The city code 011 would be reported to the Madam by this worm………….

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Guest priya

If Mukherjee Babu keeps us waiting too long, we'll have to have a serious word with Mukherjee Ginni regarding his safety and wellbeing. ;)

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Everyday Mukherjee babu returned home from office shadowed by this reptile. Just before Shyamal’s tele bhaja shop this thug would overtake him and stand guard at the entrance of the shop. He strongly suspects that the camera phone this character flaunts has been financed by his ginni. The financing has been done for very sinister purpose. Kolkata is called Mahanagari, the queen of a city. All conceivable as well as unconceivable means of pleasing and gratifying ones senses are scattered all over the city. A free man with some cash to spare can have his pick. With more than enough cash to spare our Mukherjee babu walked through this scattered city unable to please and gratify his senses as he was no longer a free man.

Bhajahari babu the senior clerk in Mukherjee babu’s office had been discreetly watching him since all these started. He has watched how this once jovial person lost his joviality and how dark circles appeared around his eyes. The once gaiety walk gave way to a stooping shuffle. In his long existence he has seen and gone through his share of sufferings and he knew the symptoms.

One afternoon when Mukherjee babu sat in his cubicle with a vacant look in his eyes and his tea getting cold, Bhajahari babu silently entered Mukherjee babu’s cubicle and sat opposite to him. The discreet Ahem from Bhajahari babu had a jolting effect, a jolted and subsequently startled Mukherjee babu upset the tea cup. But this was too minor a casualty to draw ones attention under the prevailing circumstances. Expert councilors seize this type of psychological moment. A helping hand was quickly offered and immediately taken. A verbal nudge or two by an expert councilor like Bhajahari babu was all that it took to let Mukherjee babu blurt out all that had happened, his misery and misfortune. After the long narrative punctuated by sobs and sighs Bhajahari babu did what expert councilors always do. He displayed a solemn benign smile that seems to announce that salvation is on its way and it would arrive via no one other than the possessor of that smile.

As a starter he dished out three very important information.

Number one, wives are same all over the world (carefully omitting the fact that husbands are no exceptions)

Number two, every dark cloud has a silver lining.

Number three, every problem has a solution (carefully omitting the fact that every solution has a problem)

Bhajahari babu convinced Mukherjee babu that there is no point in living with out enjoying the pleasures of life. The thing that came in our Mukherjee babu’s way pointed out Bhajahari babu was Nripen, the lowly mortal. The only way for our Mukherjee babu to become a free man with some cash to spare was to shake off his tail after leaving office. Bhajahari babu said that his sister’s husband’s cousin’s nephew’s son worked in a private spook firm and his expertise would be sought. Mukherjee babu walked back home that evening tailed by Nripen. He said to himself…

“Baba Nripen eber tomer jari juri khatom, khub bhugiyecho shala….”

You have made me to suffer a lot Nripen, now your dirty tricks will be avenged….

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:) And where was the spy during this counseling session? Surely not on a tea break! Possibly in the toilet???

Very pertinent question dzibead which only you could ask.

on your next trip do visit a sarkari office in Kolkata around tea break.

The spy had noticed Bhajahari babu entering Mukherjee babau's cubicle. Senior clerks enter their officer's cabins during tea breaks only for a few specified missions. During these encounters the officers do not have much scope for misadventures. So the spy was quite relieved and enjoyed his tea while the counciling went on.

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If it was Mukherjee Ginni, she would have devised a brilliant ploy to distract the young cousin. She would have got him engaged to one of her friend's daughters! But, since this is MukherjeeBabu's problem, let us see what kind of (mis)solution him and the spook cook up!

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