‘Pinky from Moga’ or ‘Pinky Moge Wali’ as its better known in Punjabi, was a character from a hit Punjabi movie. More than the movie, this comic character which was only verbally depicted in the film as a beautiful girl flocked by guys, was remembered by the audience. Since this pinky was just a character in dialogues, one didn’t expect to see the reel or real face behind it, but this was not going to be the case with me and the people in my neighborhood.
It was in the autumn of 2012(as far as I remember). That afternoon I was at home, preparing for my exams ahead. I was going to the kitchen for water when I heard some one call out ‘Pinky Moge wali aa gyi oye’
‘ O Pinky!’
‘O Pinky Moge wali!’
I was amused at first and then shocked as I realized it was a young boy in his teens who lived in my lane, calling out such names from the balcony of his house . Before I could react, The noises had died down. Ok, the topic ended and I got back to my chores. Then the next day again,I heard the boy and his gang call out names to whoever was passing by our lane.
At First, I thought it was a prank. But it was continuing day after day. Finally one early evening as I heard the shouts again, I left whatever I was doing and went out to have a look what was going on in the street .
Ours is a respected neighborhood and this type of teasing could not be tolerated.
As I peered though our gate, surprisingly there was no one in the street.I had missed them. So I went inside, anguished at what was going on.
Some days later, I heard the little sister of this guy, about 6-7 years old at that time, calling out to his brother from their balcony. She was shouting,’Bhaiya! Pinky Moge Wali aa gyi! Jaldi aao..’
Now,This was the end of my patience. To my dismay,His little sister too had started accompanying him in such an unwarranted behavior .This mess had to end once and for all. I rushed out to catch them red handed.
As I noticed, her brother had come out to join the fun. Both of them were laughing and hurling names at ‘Pinky’.
But this poor female could not do a thing to make these children sane. All she could do was to pass by quietly. Even I was taken aback . All I could do was to stand and look. Do you know why?
Because, this ‘Pinky’ was neither from moga, nor she was a beautiful young maiden whom I could save. This was a white coloured street Dog, better said, a bitch who with a group of other dogs had recently declared our neighborhood as their new home!
So the mystery was solved and I had met the ‘White Pinky from Moga’.
I was glad the mystery was unraveled on a hilarious note. Everyone was left in splits when they got to know what a name had been given to this new entrant into the lane.
Now years later, the name ‘Pinky Moge Wali’ still adorns this bitch but has been shortened to Pinky. Everyone in the street calls her by this name. And we think it suits her too 😉