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It was the time of lockdown due to Corona. In Chandigarh most of the chicken shops were closed. But as they were Bengali staying in a rented apartment, they were missing meat and fishes. Everywhere there were restrictions imposed by the authority. Only vegetables, eggs and fruits were available in and around their colony. In the apartment two friends Sayandip and Saibal stayed. Sayandip’s father came to visit them for a few days. But he got stuck due to COVID-19 attack. Saibal had a car. So they decided to go out in search for chicken. Both of them were working from home for Chandigarh University as they were teachers of cinema department. However, Saibal and Sayandip’s father, Kalyan, was desperate to get chicken. So one fine morning Saibal and Kalyan drove to search a village as they heard from the gate keepers that chicken was available in a nearby village. So they started driving towards Morinda. After two kilometres they found a narrow village like lane on the left side. So they decided to take a left turn.
When they entered the lane, they found a coriander vendor driving a cycle van towards them. They stopped at him. From the car window Saibal asked the vendor where the village, where the chicken would be available, was. He could not give any clue. Then Kalyan asked directly whether there was any place, where chicken would be available at any cost. Then the vendor said yes. But he added that they had to purchase roosters alive. They said that that was not possible since they never cut a chicken. Then the vendor told to follow him. So, Saibal drove after him. After a few minutes they reached a colony, that had only three to four small one storey shabby buildings and a courtyard. They had a very small domestic poultry farm there. So the vendor came down from his cycle van and called a guy, who would sell chickens to them.
The vendor said to pay him two hundred bucks in advance so that he agreed to cut the chicken. Then they were advised to sit inside the car since police might come anytime. So they ordered for four kilograms of chicken and went back to the car. After almost half an hour a little girl came and informed them that the job was done. So, Saibal went down to the hidden shop and paid another four hundred bucks to get the chicken. He took the chicken and kept it inside his shopping bag and threw it on the back seat of the car. Thus they got the chicken in Chandigarh during the time of Corona. Then they drove back home and Kalyan washed the chicken to be cooked by Sayandip at night.