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He Wants a Solution


By Hiranya Borah

Copyright 2017 Hiranya Borah

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This book is based on a particular dream of a middle aged person, which he has seen during a mid-day napping. In his dream he was told by a person about a dream experienced by the person for many years.

The dream has shattered the life of the person. How?

One has to read the story carefully, otherwise one may miss the plot.

Hope my readers will have some plausible solutions to his problem.

Thanks to my readers and friends and above all my family for their constant support to write something usual and unusual. I love them all.

Thanks to Smashwords for publishing this story book along with my other books.


Chapter I: The Morning Guest

Mr. Alakesh Barua, a senior officer, after his retirement, became an inspirational lecturer and became successful within few years of his retirement. Initially, he used to give lectures free of cost; but as his popularity starts increasing, he starts demanding fee for his lecture. His life became more interesting day by day. However, as he became popular, he has to face some unexpected problems from some unexpected corner also.

A few days ago, a middle aged senior officer came to him with an unexpected problem which probably only a psychologist could have solved the problem. After hearing the problem, Mr. Barua advised him to go to a psychologist. But the officer, Manoj Sarkar was adamant, he would not go to a psychologist as he perceives the idea that only mad person is forcefully taken to a psychologist.

‘I see this particular dream on almost yearly basis for last twenty odd years. For the first time, I saw this particular dream when I was about twenty years ago. At that time, I was posted at Kohima, a hill station located in Nagaland, a remote area of the country as a Junior Direct Recruit Officer of Government of India. It was a very tough posting and my wife used to develop a lot of health problems. With one year old son, I had a real tough time during the tenure of two years at that hill station.’ He paused for a minute.

‘I discussed about this dream with my family members and with my close friends. Since they do not have a solution, one of my friends suggested to come to you, who according to him, has a solution of every problem under the sun.’ He did not say anything about the dream to Barua till then.

Barua was little bit irritated as he had a programme after two hours in an institution which is an hour drive away.

‘You tell me your dream. I have to go to address a gathering in an institute after two hours.’ Irritated Barua told Mr. Sarkar.

‘Sir, your programme for today will be cancelled.’ Sarkar declared.

‘Who told you?’ A visibly irritated Barua asked Sarkar.

‘Last night I saw in my dream, I came to your home to discuss my problem. You told me to come on a different day citing of a scheduled programme. But as I was to leave your place, your wife came and told that the programme has been cancelled.’ Sarkar explained.

Barua for the first time realized that, he was talking with a mentally ill person obsessed by some imaginary dreams.

But, on the next moment, his impression about his unwanted morning guest vanished into thin air. Mrs. Barua informed him that his meeting had been cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances. ‘Mr. Kailash, (the Principal of the institution) tendered apology for the inconvenience.’ Mrs Barua told to her perplexed husband.

Barua looked at Sarkar and gestured him to sit down for the discussion relating to the dreams of Mr. Sarkar.

Mr. Sarkar started his agony over the dream which disturbs him for last twenty odd years.

Chapter II: Yearly Dream

“In the last twenty years, I have not seen her face. It is only a reference in my dream. I am told in my dream that she was my lady love. I could not marry her because of some compulsion. Sometimes, I am told, it is because of my village background, sometimes I am told because of my poor financial back ground.

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