garden at Jaldarshan early in the morning and at twilight?
writer would witness in the garden at Jaldarshan early in the morning and at
twilight a virtual sanctuary amidst the human-dominated landscape.
mention in the text? Write their names.
koels, sparrows, crows, rose-ringed parakeets and pigeons.
work? What does he suggest modern can learn from bees?
but they also managed to collect pollen that they would transport back to the
hive in bristly “baskets” on their hind legs.
the bees the concept that –“ We would consume less, waste less and live much healthier
sound that is largely drowned by the rear and hum of the city’
What is the “calming, hypnotic sound” that
the sentences above refer to?
calming, hypnotic sound” referred here is the sound of the bees
Which “city” is the writer talking about in
the above sentence?
“city” which the writer is talking about in the above sentence is Mumbai.
What other similar contrasts does the
writer make in the story?
other similar contrasts made in the story the sound of the birds singing, the freshness of new flowers, and the hum of bees.
plants ‘managed to feed such a variety of life forms(and my soul): What do you think
The writer here is enchanted by the
beauty and the vivacity of nature. He appreciates how plants serve as a
means to a variety of life forms. On a deeper level, the author also means that
the sight of the plants are so enthralling that they provide sanity to the
His favourite pastime was to watch birds from his balcony. In these highly
concrete world dominated by human civilisation, it provided him with an insight into the virtual wildlife sanctuary.
bored at Mumbai?
The author is never bored in Mumbai because his balcony provides him with great insight
to a virtual wildlife sanctuary. More particularly he used to manage
entertaining himself by watching butterflies, beetles, spiders, grasshoppers,
ants, wasps, and bees.
regret? Why do you think he has this regret?
knowledge about botany.
has this regret that although he has this deep interest and curiosity about
plants and flowers he knows very less about it.
an indirect appeal. What do you think it is?
The writer is making the indirect appeal to retain our love for nature. He asks
us to pay attention to the intriguing happenings of nature and spend some
time for- the sweetness of water, the softness of breeze, the sound of birds,
singing, the freshness of new flowers, and the hum of busy bees.
to have a discontented or sullen facial expression
earth–to disappear completely
go the wrong unexpectedly.
show no feelings on your face
spite your face–to o something to hurt someone else but
actually, hurt yourself.