CBSE Past Year Paper Session (compartment 2015) Set- 1, English Class 12 Class 12 Notes | EduRev

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Class 12 : CBSE Past Year Paper Session (compartment 2015) Set- 1, English Class 12 Class 12 Notes | EduRev

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Time allowed : 3 hours ] [ Maximum Marks : 100 
 
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Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully. 
 (iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions. 
 
 
   SECTION – A 30 Marks 
    Reading 
1. Read the passage given below : 12 
 (1) Suspense was over when my high school results finally came out. But I was 
upset. I hadn’t done as well as I had expected. My father tried to console me. 
“Why are you worried ? You have done very well my dear.” “No, I haven’t, 
Baba,” I protested, controlling my tears, and wondering if I had disappointed 
him. “It doesn’t really matter,” he assured me. “Do you know what I got when I 
finished high school ?” I looked into Baba’s face and waited for the answer to 
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1/1/1 1 [ P.T.O. 
 
 
 
 
 
Roll No.  
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours ] [ Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :    
 (i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory. 
 (ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. 
Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully. 
 (iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions. 
 
 
   SECTION – A 30 Marks 
    Reading 
1. Read the passage given below : 12 
 (1) Suspense was over when my high school results finally came out. But I was 
upset. I hadn’t done as well as I had expected. My father tried to console me. 
“Why are you worried ? You have done very well my dear.” “No, I haven’t, 
Baba,” I protested, controlling my tears, and wondering if I had disappointed 
him. “It doesn’t really matter,” he assured me. “Do you know what I got when I 
finished high school ?” I looked into Baba’s face and waited for the answer to 
 Series : SSO/1/C 
Code No.  
    
1/1/1
• Please check that this question paper contains 11 printed pages.  
• Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be written on the 
title page of the answer-book by the candidate. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
• Please write down the Serial Number of the question before attempting it. 
• 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question paper will be 
distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the students will read the 
question paper only and will not write any answer on the answer-book during this 
period. 
 
Candidates must write the Code on 
the title page of the answer-book. 
 
SET – 1 
1/1/1 2  
his own question. “You know,” he told me. “I’ve never told you this. I got just a 
third division. But, look at me, I’ve done quite well.” Baba got a third division !      
I was almost in shock, but the thought of my having done a lot better than that 
made me realize that I had no reason to complain. I certainly felt better ! 
“Everything is under control !” said Baba, smiling. That was his favourite 
phrase. Posted in Kolkata, my father was then a senior official in the Indian 
Railway Service, and an expert in goods traffic operations. He was soon to 
become a director with the Railway Board. By the time he retired in 1981, he 
was general manager of the Central Railways. By the time Baba passed away in 
November 2000, his name had found place in several hearts as well. He was 
open, easy to know, and full of life. We were extremely close, but I had so 
much more to learn about him from many things I came to know after his death. 
 (2) In September 2000, he was in hospital for treatment of cancer and given just 
two months to live. When he found out, his reaction was an extremely rational 
one. He asked me to fetch files from his cupboard, so that he could explain the 
details of my mother’s pension. He also dictated his will from his hospital bed. 
“Everything is under control !” After Baba’s death, Satish, our old family 
retainer, was inconsolable. We tried to cheer him up. “Your Baba had scolded 
me only once in all these years !” he cried. Satish pointed to the watch on his 
left hand. “I had been coming late for work and everyone in the family was 
complaining about it,” said Satish. “Then, one day, your Baba gave me this 
watch and told me, ‘now that you have a watch, you can’t be late’.” That was 
the scolding Satish received. On the fourth day after Baba’s death, my sister 
and I had to perform a ceremony. Since several relatives were expected, we 
decided to order lunch from a caterer in our locality, reputed for his home 
cooked food. But, when we went to pay the owner, we got a surprise. He 
refused to accept any money ! “When I wanted to start my catering business, it 
was your father who lent me money,” he told us. It seems Baba never asked for 
it back. Now, after four or five years, the caterer wanted to repay that debt. Of 
course, we made him accept the full payment for the fine food and service. ‘It 
was Baba’s gift and it ought to remain so,” I told him. 
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1/1/1 1 [ P.T.O. 
 
 
 
 
 
Roll No.  
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours ] [ Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :    
 (i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory. 
 (ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. 
Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully. 
 (iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions. 
 
 
   SECTION – A 30 Marks 
    Reading 
1. Read the passage given below : 12 
 (1) Suspense was over when my high school results finally came out. But I was 
upset. I hadn’t done as well as I had expected. My father tried to console me. 
“Why are you worried ? You have done very well my dear.” “No, I haven’t, 
Baba,” I protested, controlling my tears, and wondering if I had disappointed 
him. “It doesn’t really matter,” he assured me. “Do you know what I got when I 
finished high school ?” I looked into Baba’s face and waited for the answer to 
 Series : SSO/1/C 
Code No.  
    
1/1/1
• Please check that this question paper contains 11 printed pages.  
• Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be written on the 
title page of the answer-book by the candidate. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
• Please write down the Serial Number of the question before attempting it. 
• 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question paper will be 
distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the students will read the 
question paper only and will not write any answer on the answer-book during this 
period. 
 
Candidates must write the Code on 
the title page of the answer-book. 
 
SET – 1 
1/1/1 2  
his own question. “You know,” he told me. “I’ve never told you this. I got just a 
third division. But, look at me, I’ve done quite well.” Baba got a third division !      
I was almost in shock, but the thought of my having done a lot better than that 
made me realize that I had no reason to complain. I certainly felt better ! 
“Everything is under control !” said Baba, smiling. That was his favourite 
phrase. Posted in Kolkata, my father was then a senior official in the Indian 
Railway Service, and an expert in goods traffic operations. He was soon to 
become a director with the Railway Board. By the time he retired in 1981, he 
was general manager of the Central Railways. By the time Baba passed away in 
November 2000, his name had found place in several hearts as well. He was 
open, easy to know, and full of life. We were extremely close, but I had so 
much more to learn about him from many things I came to know after his death. 
 (2) In September 2000, he was in hospital for treatment of cancer and given just 
two months to live. When he found out, his reaction was an extremely rational 
one. He asked me to fetch files from his cupboard, so that he could explain the 
details of my mother’s pension. He also dictated his will from his hospital bed. 
“Everything is under control !” After Baba’s death, Satish, our old family 
retainer, was inconsolable. We tried to cheer him up. “Your Baba had scolded 
me only once in all these years !” he cried. Satish pointed to the watch on his 
left hand. “I had been coming late for work and everyone in the family was 
complaining about it,” said Satish. “Then, one day, your Baba gave me this 
watch and told me, ‘now that you have a watch, you can’t be late’.” That was 
the scolding Satish received. On the fourth day after Baba’s death, my sister 
and I had to perform a ceremony. Since several relatives were expected, we 
decided to order lunch from a caterer in our locality, reputed for his home 
cooked food. But, when we went to pay the owner, we got a surprise. He 
refused to accept any money ! “When I wanted to start my catering business, it 
was your father who lent me money,” he told us. It seems Baba never asked for 
it back. Now, after four or five years, the caterer wanted to repay that debt. Of 
course, we made him accept the full payment for the fine food and service. ‘It 
was Baba’s gift and it ought to remain so,” I told him. 
1/1/1 3 [ P.T.O. 
 (3) Some days later, there was yet another piece of information as we were 
preparing for the main ceremony. Vikram, my brother drove me to the local 
market. On recognizing our car, the parking assistant, in his twenties, came 
running towards us and asked why he had not seen its owner for long. We had 
to break the news to him and to our utter surprise, he started crying. We were 
really surprised by this reaction from a stranger – until the man told us that 
Baba used to pay his daughter’s school fees and buy her books. It seems, it was 
on my father’s advice that he’d even started sending the child to school. More 
than three years after Baba’s death, as we were looking into Baba’s personal 
things, we came across an old file with Baba’s certificates and I found among 
them, his high school diploma from 1937, the one he’d told me about 30 years 
earlier, about the third division that had made no difference in his life or career. 
It had made me see beyond mere marks and first classes as the main road to 
success. But there was one more fact. Baba had actually got a first division, a 
rare achievement in his day. Today, years after his passing, when I think of 
Baba, I see a man who was able to sympathise with others so easily and touch 
their lives in such a special way. 
  1.1 On the basis of your understanding of the passage answer the following 
questions by choosing the most appropriate options. 1 × × × × 4 = 4 
   (a) Why was the narrator in tears when her school results came out ? 
     (i) She did better than she expected. 
     (ii) She did not do as expected. 
     (iii) Her Baba had not done well. 
     (iv) Her Baba had done better than her. 
   (b) On knowing the result, how did the narrator’s father react ? 
    (i) He scolded her. 
    (ii) He beat her. 
    (iii) He consoled her. 
    (iv) He made fun of her. 
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1/1/1 1 [ P.T.O. 
 
 
 
 
 
Roll No.  
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours ] [ Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :    
 (i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory. 
 (ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. 
Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully. 
 (iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions. 
 
 
   SECTION – A 30 Marks 
    Reading 
1. Read the passage given below : 12 
 (1) Suspense was over when my high school results finally came out. But I was 
upset. I hadn’t done as well as I had expected. My father tried to console me. 
“Why are you worried ? You have done very well my dear.” “No, I haven’t, 
Baba,” I protested, controlling my tears, and wondering if I had disappointed 
him. “It doesn’t really matter,” he assured me. “Do you know what I got when I 
finished high school ?” I looked into Baba’s face and waited for the answer to 
 Series : SSO/1/C 
Code No.  
    
1/1/1
• Please check that this question paper contains 11 printed pages.  
• Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be written on the 
title page of the answer-book by the candidate. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
• Please write down the Serial Number of the question before attempting it. 
• 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question paper will be 
distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the students will read the 
question paper only and will not write any answer on the answer-book during this 
period. 
 
Candidates must write the Code on 
the title page of the answer-book. 
 
SET – 1 
1/1/1 2  
his own question. “You know,” he told me. “I’ve never told you this. I got just a 
third division. But, look at me, I’ve done quite well.” Baba got a third division !      
I was almost in shock, but the thought of my having done a lot better than that 
made me realize that I had no reason to complain. I certainly felt better ! 
“Everything is under control !” said Baba, smiling. That was his favourite 
phrase. Posted in Kolkata, my father was then a senior official in the Indian 
Railway Service, and an expert in goods traffic operations. He was soon to 
become a director with the Railway Board. By the time he retired in 1981, he 
was general manager of the Central Railways. By the time Baba passed away in 
November 2000, his name had found place in several hearts as well. He was 
open, easy to know, and full of life. We were extremely close, but I had so 
much more to learn about him from many things I came to know after his death. 
 (2) In September 2000, he was in hospital for treatment of cancer and given just 
two months to live. When he found out, his reaction was an extremely rational 
one. He asked me to fetch files from his cupboard, so that he could explain the 
details of my mother’s pension. He also dictated his will from his hospital bed. 
“Everything is under control !” After Baba’s death, Satish, our old family 
retainer, was inconsolable. We tried to cheer him up. “Your Baba had scolded 
me only once in all these years !” he cried. Satish pointed to the watch on his 
left hand. “I had been coming late for work and everyone in the family was 
complaining about it,” said Satish. “Then, one day, your Baba gave me this 
watch and told me, ‘now that you have a watch, you can’t be late’.” That was 
the scolding Satish received. On the fourth day after Baba’s death, my sister 
and I had to perform a ceremony. Since several relatives were expected, we 
decided to order lunch from a caterer in our locality, reputed for his home 
cooked food. But, when we went to pay the owner, we got a surprise. He 
refused to accept any money ! “When I wanted to start my catering business, it 
was your father who lent me money,” he told us. It seems Baba never asked for 
it back. Now, after four or five years, the caterer wanted to repay that debt. Of 
course, we made him accept the full payment for the fine food and service. ‘It 
was Baba’s gift and it ought to remain so,” I told him. 
1/1/1 3 [ P.T.O. 
 (3) Some days later, there was yet another piece of information as we were 
preparing for the main ceremony. Vikram, my brother drove me to the local 
market. On recognizing our car, the parking assistant, in his twenties, came 
running towards us and asked why he had not seen its owner for long. We had 
to break the news to him and to our utter surprise, he started crying. We were 
really surprised by this reaction from a stranger – until the man told us that 
Baba used to pay his daughter’s school fees and buy her books. It seems, it was 
on my father’s advice that he’d even started sending the child to school. More 
than three years after Baba’s death, as we were looking into Baba’s personal 
things, we came across an old file with Baba’s certificates and I found among 
them, his high school diploma from 1937, the one he’d told me about 30 years 
earlier, about the third division that had made no difference in his life or career. 
It had made me see beyond mere marks and first classes as the main road to 
success. But there was one more fact. Baba had actually got a first division, a 
rare achievement in his day. Today, years after his passing, when I think of 
Baba, I see a man who was able to sympathise with others so easily and touch 
their lives in such a special way. 
  1.1 On the basis of your understanding of the passage answer the following 
questions by choosing the most appropriate options. 1 × × × × 4 = 4 
   (a) Why was the narrator in tears when her school results came out ? 
     (i) She did better than she expected. 
     (ii) She did not do as expected. 
     (iii) Her Baba had not done well. 
     (iv) Her Baba had done better than her. 
   (b) On knowing the result, how did the narrator’s father react ? 
    (i) He scolded her. 
    (ii) He beat her. 
    (iii) He consoled her. 
    (iv) He made fun of her. 
1/1/1 4  
   (c) Why did the narrator say that she had nothing to complain ? 
    (i) She had done better than her father. 
    (ii) She had done as well as her father. 
    (iii) She had topped in her school. 
    (iv) She had not worked hard at all. 
   (d) Choose the option that is not correct. 
    (i) Baba was a senior official in the Indian Railway Service. 
    (ii) Baba was to become a director with the Railway Board. 
    (iii) Baba was the general manager of the Central Railways. 
    (iv) Baba had got a third division in high school 
  1.2 Answer the following : 1 × × × × 6 = 6 
   (a) Why did the narrator’s sick father want her to fetch files from his 
cupboard ? 
   (b) Why did Baba buy Satish a watch ? 
   (c) Why did the caterer not want to take money from the narrator ? 
   (d) Why were the narrator and her brother surprised on meeting the 
parking assistant ? 
   (e) Today years after his passing away what has the narrator realized 
about her Baba ? 
   (f) What was the story that Baba had invented on the day the 
narrator’s results were published ? 
  1.3 Find words from the passage that mean the same as the following : 1 × × × × 2 = 2 
   (i) tension/anxiety (para 1) 
   (ii) servant (para 2) 
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1/1/1 1 [ P.T.O. 
 
 
 
 
 
Roll No.  
 
 
ENGLISH (Core) 
 
Time allowed : 3 hours ] [ Maximum Marks : 100 
 
General Instructions :    
 (i) This paper is divided into three Sections : A, B and C. All the sections are compulsory. 
 (ii) Separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary. 
Read these instructions very carefully and follow them faithfully. 
 (iii) Do not exceed the prescribed word limit while answering the questions. 
 
 
   SECTION – A 30 Marks 
    Reading 
1. Read the passage given below : 12 
 (1) Suspense was over when my high school results finally came out. But I was 
upset. I hadn’t done as well as I had expected. My father tried to console me. 
“Why are you worried ? You have done very well my dear.” “No, I haven’t, 
Baba,” I protested, controlling my tears, and wondering if I had disappointed 
him. “It doesn’t really matter,” he assured me. “Do you know what I got when I 
finished high school ?” I looked into Baba’s face and waited for the answer to 
 Series : SSO/1/C 
Code No.  
    
1/1/1
• Please check that this question paper contains 11 printed pages.  
• Code number given on the right hand side of the question paper should be written on the 
title page of the answer-book by the candidate. 
• Please check that this question paper contains 13 questions. 
• Please write down the Serial Number of the question before attempting it. 
• 15 minute time has been allotted to read this question paper. The question paper will be 
distributed at 10.15 a.m. From 10.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., the students will read the 
question paper only and will not write any answer on the answer-book during this 
period. 
 
Candidates must write the Code on 
the title page of the answer-book. 
 
SET – 1 
1/1/1 2  
his own question. “You know,” he told me. “I’ve never told you this. I got just a 
third division. But, look at me, I’ve done quite well.” Baba got a third division !      
I was almost in shock, but the thought of my having done a lot better than that 
made me realize that I had no reason to complain. I certainly felt better ! 
“Everything is under control !” said Baba, smiling. That was his favourite 
phrase. Posted in Kolkata, my father was then a senior official in the Indian 
Railway Service, and an expert in goods traffic operations. He was soon to 
become a director with the Railway Board. By the time he retired in 1981, he 
was general manager of the Central Railways. By the time Baba passed away in 
November 2000, his name had found place in several hearts as well. He was 
open, easy to know, and full of life. We were extremely close, but I had so 
much more to learn about him from many things I came to know after his death. 
 (2) In September 2000, he was in hospital for treatment of cancer and given just 
two months to live. When he found out, his reaction was an extremely rational 
one. He asked me to fetch files from his cupboard, so that he could explain the 
details of my mother’s pension. He also dictated his will from his hospital bed. 
“Everything is under control !” After Baba’s death, Satish, our old family 
retainer, was inconsolable. We tried to cheer him up. “Your Baba had scolded 
me only once in all these years !” he cried. Satish pointed to the watch on his 
left hand. “I had been coming late for work and everyone in the family was 
complaining about it,” said Satish. “Then, one day, your Baba gave me this 
watch and told me, ‘now that you have a watch, you can’t be late’.” That was 
the scolding Satish received. On the fourth day after Baba’s death, my sister 
and I had to perform a ceremony. Since several relatives were expected, we 
decided to order lunch from a caterer in our locality, reputed for his home 
cooked food. But, when we went to pay the owner, we got a surprise. He 
refused to accept any money ! “When I wanted to start my catering business, it 
was your father who lent me money,” he told us. It seems Baba never asked for 
it back. Now, after four or five years, the caterer wanted to repay that debt. Of 
course, we made him accept the full payment for the fine food and service. ‘It 
was Baba’s gift and it ought to remain so,” I told him. 
1/1/1 3 [ P.T.O. 
 (3) Some days later, there was yet another piece of information as we were 
preparing for the main ceremony. Vikram, my brother drove me to the local 
market. On recognizing our car, the parking assistant, in his twenties, came 
running towards us and asked why he had not seen its owner for long. We had 
to break the news to him and to our utter surprise, he started crying. We were 
really surprised by this reaction from a stranger – until the man told us that 
Baba used to pay his daughter’s school fees and buy her books. It seems, it was 
on my father’s advice that he’d even started sending the child to school. More 
than three years after Baba’s death, as we were looking into Baba’s personal 
things, we came across an old file with Baba’s certificates and I found among 
them, his high school diploma from 1937, the one he’d told me about 30 years 
earlier, about the third division that had made no difference in his life or career. 
It had made me see beyond mere marks and first classes as the main road to 
success. But there was one more fact. Baba had actually got a first division, a 
rare achievement in his day. Today, years after his passing, when I think of 
Baba, I see a man who was able to sympathise with others so easily and touch 
their lives in such a special way. 
  1.1 On the basis of your understanding of the passage answer the following 
questions by choosing the most appropriate options. 1 × × × × 4 = 4 
   (a) Why was the narrator in tears when her school results came out ? 
     (i) She did better than she expected. 
     (ii) She did not do as expected. 
     (iii) Her Baba had not done well. 
     (iv) Her Baba had done better than her. 
   (b) On knowing the result, how did the narrator’s father react ? 
    (i) He scolded her. 
    (ii) He beat her. 
    (iii) He consoled her. 
    (iv) He made fun of her. 
1/1/1 4  
   (c) Why did the narrator say that she had nothing to complain ? 
    (i) She had done better than her father. 
    (ii) She had done as well as her father. 
    (iii) She had topped in her school. 
    (iv) She had not worked hard at all. 
   (d) Choose the option that is not correct. 
    (i) Baba was a senior official in the Indian Railway Service. 
    (ii) Baba was to become a director with the Railway Board. 
    (iii) Baba was the general manager of the Central Railways. 
    (iv) Baba had got a third division in high school 
  1.2 Answer the following : 1 × × × × 6 = 6 
   (a) Why did the narrator’s sick father want her to fetch files from his 
cupboard ? 
   (b) Why did Baba buy Satish a watch ? 
   (c) Why did the caterer not want to take money from the narrator ? 
   (d) Why were the narrator and her brother surprised on meeting the 
parking assistant ? 
   (e) Today years after his passing away what has the narrator realized 
about her Baba ? 
   (f) What was the story that Baba had invented on the day the 
narrator’s results were published ? 
  1.3 Find words from the passage that mean the same as the following : 1 × × × × 2 = 2 
   (i) tension/anxiety (para 1) 
   (ii) servant (para 2) 
1/1/1 5 [ P.T.O. 
2. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 10 
 (1) As dusk falls the neon lights of the jewellery shops in Bowbazaar come alive 
but the lights have no effect on the face of Mahadeo Yadav who is seated on the 
footrest of his rickshaw that is parked by the road, feeling very sad. He is sitting 
on his feet, hugging his knees to keep himself warm in the biting cold, so 
weakened and lifeless as if he had been dead for days without anyone noticing. 
 (2) Who would after all notice a rickshaw puller, to check whether he is breathing 
or not ? Yet when the same rickshaw puller goes about his work pulling his 
rickshaw like a horse, he becomes the most noticed man in Calcutta. He makes 
a great subject for photographers, writers and film-makers. He is the symbol of 
poor Calcutta. Many a famous actor has pulled the rickshaw in films set in the 
city. 
 (3) Calcutta is said to have about 6000 rickshaw pullers running on its roads, 
running mostly in its old neighbourhoods. They have something in common 
apart from their poverty. All of them come from the country side. All of them 
wear the lungi to work, perhaps for better movement. Almost all of them are 
elderly; I am yet to see a young man hand pulling a rickshaw. It can be a sad 
sight to watch a man almost as old as your father struggling his way through the 
roads dressed only in a vest and a lungi and often barefoot. 
 (4) Mahadeo Yadav, the rickshaw puller is in his seventies and has been pulling the 
same rickshaw in and around Bowbazaar for fifty years. For him, fifty years, 
half a century is not an achievement, but merely the time that has passed ever 
since he came to Calcutta to earn a living. 
 (5) He lives all alone in Calcutta, in a room in a nearby lane, paying a monthly rent 
of fifty rupees. He is out with his rickshaw between three in the afternoon and 
ten at night, sometimes earning sixty or seventy rupees a day and sometimes 
nothing. Every month without fail he sends ` 300 to his wife back home, and 
once every year visits her. “I will pull the rickshaw as long as I can”, he says, 
“this is my only source of livelihood. These days I tire easily. Sometimes my 
feet hurt and sometimes my back. But do I have a choice ?” He answers all my 
questions without looking at me even once, but continued to stare ahead 
blankly, his arms folded around his knees. I take a good look at his rickshaw : 
the two – the rickshaw and the rickshaw puller – make quite a pair. 
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