Episode 2

‘aayana okayana dhorikaru, veediki pichi pichi kadhalanni cheppadhu ante vinipinchukoru. Intha china pilladiki aa kadhalu, paatalu anni nerpatam avasarama..’ ani appude vaalla naanna ki phone chesi cheda mada thittesaru.

‘nenemi cheppaledhu ra vaadiki’ ani rangarao garu entha cheppina vine sthithilo leru Krishna. Mohan ki peeda kalalu vasthunnai ani badha ekkuva ayipoyindhi vaalla naannaki…mothanaki edu kondala vaani dharsanam chesukuni intiki vachesaru…

Rendu nelala tharuvatha oct 2 vachindhi. Aa roje thelisindhi mohan ki Gandhi birthday thana birthday oke roju ani…chala santhoshanga vundhi vaadiki.school ki holiday kadha, apartment lo pillalandhari ki rendu rendu choclatelu ichadu, endhukura ante andhariki ivvala maa Gandhi thatha dhi kuda birthday ani cheppadu.

Mohan birthday ani vuru nunchi nannamma , thatha vacharu. Aa roju rathri mohan malli katha kosam thatha pakkaki cheripoyadu. Thatha cheppe kadha nachatam ledhu.

‘ thatha ! naaku ee eduguru rajulu vetakelle kadha vadhu, gandhi thatha kadha cheppu…’

‘sare aithe! Neeku Gandhi thatha motham peru cheppana ivvala..’

‘cheppu cheppu’

‘Mohan das karam chand Gandhi’

‘adhenti, Gandhi thatha naa peru endhuku pettukunnaru…’

‘Aayanaki nee peru nachindhanta’

Ala matladuthu matladuthu nidhrapoyaru thatha manavallu iddaru. Aa roju nidhra lo

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, find utterance….”

Antu oka peddayana edhedho chepthunnaru…mohan ki adhemi ardham kaledhu. Kaani vinadaniki mathram chala bagunnattu ga anipinchindhi… ala vintune vunnadu. Ee roju ulikki padi levaledhu.

Inkokasari school ki velthu vunte dhaarilo oka scene kanipinchindhi…aa scene ni roju school bus lo nunchi chusthune vunnadu. Kaani ee roju traffic jam valla bus aagipoyindhi…oka ammayi chinigipoyina battalu vesukundhi, chethilo oka bujji babu vunnadu..akkade road meedhe kurchuni edho thintondhi…aa ammayi chuttu eegalu musuruthunnai…appudu gurthonchindhi mohan ki flies vaalina food thinte jvaram vasthundhi ani amma cheppina vishayam…school kellaka ee vishayam marchipoyadu kaani night dinner chesetappudu gurthu vachindhi. Ammaki chepthu vunte naanna kuda vinnaru.

Ee roju modhalu software engineer Krishna gariki tension start ayyindhi. Veedu ilage manchithanam , manavatvam antu vunte paniki raakunda pothademo ani bayapaddaru. Em cheyyali ani baaga alochincharu. Rangarao gari dhaggari nundi dhuram ga vundadam okkate margam anipinchindhi. Thandri ni intiki ravadhani cheppaleka mohan ne hostel lo vesedham ani decide ayyaru. Oka best school chusi apply chesi fees katti mohan ni join chesesaru.

Mohan ki vaadi kotha school nachindhi. Gandhi ni marchipoyadu kaani friends ki help cheyyadam, vaallu adiginavi icheyyadam, friends fight chesukokunda chudadam ilanti vanni alavatu chesukunnadu. Teachers andhariki baaga nachadu. ‘ mohan ki manchi leadership lakshanalu vunnayi but he always changes his group of friends ’ ani aa samvatsaram school report lo raasaru teachers.

Mohan ippudu peddavadu ayipoyadu, 7 years vachesayanta vaadiki…cheppukuntunnadu. Eesari summer holidays ki sahaya nirakarana udhyamam (non cooperation movement) chesi mari thatha intiki velladu. Nannamma anni rakala sweets chesi ready ga vunchindhi mohan vache time ki. Thatha ni chudagane malli Gandhi ji gurthu vacharu mohan ki.

Aa roju rathri thatha pakkaki cheri padukunnadu , thatha bed room lo chala mandhi photolu vunnai. Oka photo lo abbayi police dress vesukunnadu, oka photo lo abbayi gudilo panthulu gari laga vunnadu, inkoka abbayi roju tv lo news chadhive abbayi laaga vunnadu, valla andhari madhyalo Gandhi gari photo kuda kanapadindhi.

Malli anumanalu modhalu ayyayi mana mohan ki.

‘thatha, veellu andharu evaru, nee brothersaa…?’ ani adigadu amayakanga

‘kadhamma, vaallu andharu goppavaallu, India ni paiki thevadaniki, India ki oka dhaari chupinchadaaniki enthagano kashtapadina vaallu….’

‘ante….’

‘ante….india ni okappadu rajulu palinchevaallu, tharuvatha british vaallu …’

‘british ante..’

‘britan ante oka dhesam…india laaga. Vaallu Indians ni baaga ibbandhulu pettevaaru. Avanni nachaka chala mandhi mahanubhaavulu……’ thatha ila chepthune vunnadu eeloga mohan ki manchi nidhra pattesindhi…

‘thatha naaku rathri oka kala vachindhi’ marnadu poddunna levadame thatha dhaggariki parigethadu mohan….’ Aa kalalo nenu, nuvvu, naannamma, naanna, amma, ammamma, thathayya andharam bags , suitcase theesukuni vere vuru vellipothunnamu, appudu nenu venakki thirigi chusanu, akkada oka board vundhi…dhaani meedha sudhamapuri ani raasi vundhi….’ranga rao gariki okka nimasham emi cheppalo theliledhu kaani ventane therukuni nuvvu velli brush chesukuni raa thvaraga nannamma nee kosam garelu, kobbaru pachadi ready chesindhi…’ 1 min lo vachesthanu thatha’ ani parigettadu mohan…

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