Hemlataa (story-fiction) part II.

Continued from part I.


Hemanta was the eldest son of his parents. He had a younger sister as his sibling.
At the time of his marrying Hemlataaa, he was living in the town some sixteen kilometres
distant from Hemlataaa’s village. His father had worked in the army and had retired
voluntarily through the VRS* when about five years of service was left in him. As his father
was in the armed forces which required constant movement from one place to another, his
father kept his family in their ancestral village home some five km. distant from the town. So
like Hemlataaa, it can be said that Hemanta and his sister grew up in the village and from
where they completed their matriculations. As Hemanta was not being good at his studies, so
after his matriculation, decided to study electricity in the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in
another town located some fifty kilometres distant from his and whose climate was contrarily
very bracing than the climate of his home-town. This course required his two years of stay in
this town. Now Hemanta, after he became an adult had been experiencing a high level of
libido which was unusual in many boys of his age. Perhaps it was due to his being born in a
hill station in Northern India (his father was stationed in that station at that time) or, his
passing of two years after his matriculation in the nearby town-he couldn’t say. But he had
really experienced it, to be sure. At the time of Hemanta’s passing out of this institute and his
father’s having crossed his fifty-fifth year and unwilling to serve his country further, retired
voluntarily from service. Prior to his father’s VRS two of Hemanta’s Uncles from his father’s
side had bought a large plot of land in the town at throwaway prices. Hemanta’s father
decided to settle in a corner of this land and so from a portion of the money he had received
on his retirement, he built an Assam type masonry house and moved his family to this house.
Now, although Hemanta’s father was a pensioner and so living in the town didn’t seem too
difficult for them even then, Hemanta thought of doing something on his own as well as
apply for posts of electrician in any Govt. or private enterprises. During that time one of the
cousins of Hemanta who lived nearby in the town and who was elder to hemanta by some
years and had also passed the ITI as an electrician and who was operating a small grocery
shop beside the main intersection of his neighbourhood had
found employment as an electrician in the largest public sector Undertaking (PSU) of the
Govt. in the crude oil sector. This made him close the shop as he was fatherless and without
any male sibling. When Hemanta heard of this, he took some money from his father and
bought the shop at a throwaway price. During those days, the communication system in India
was not up to the mark and people had to rely on public call offices or simply PCOs to make

(to be continued)
*Voluntary Retirement Scheme.

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