Arrange P, Q, R, S between A and B, to give the Correct sequence of the book review given below.
A: Shane Jones' 'Light Boxes' was first published by a small independent press, Publishing Genius Press, in Baltimore in 2009. It became critical success. Penguin picked it up, and gave it a wider release earlier this year.
P: After an abortive attempt to fly a kite in defiance of February's orders. Thaddeus is approached by a group calling themselves ?The solution?. They wear plastic bird masks to remind them of what they have lost. They are organizing a revolution. As Bianca and then Selah are taken away from him, Thaddeus becomes the main figure in the war against February.
Q:The scenes of organized revolt form a reasonably coherent narrative, but things are complicated by the interspersing of snippets of February?s life in his cottage in the woods. These scenes make February?s relationship with the town rather ambiguous and, as a result, it is difficult to attempt any sort of unifiled reading of the novel. Is this a story about rebellion? A story about narrative/ A story about depression? It lends itself to all of these theories and more, and then flits away at the last moment.
R: February has taken over the town. February is eternal winter. February is a god figure in the sky. February is a man who writes in a house in the woods. Whatever he is, February is destructive and must be fought.
S: Light Boxes begins with February's ban on flight. He sends his priests into the town to burn hot air balloons and paper aero planes, and to destroy anything else that flies. Thaddeus Lowe, a former balloonist, and his wife Selah and daughter Bianca revolt against these conditions. They paint balloons in hidden corners, and kites all the way up Bianca's arms.
B: Light Boxes is an odd little book and one that is beautiful and baffling and wonderfully crafted. Jones experiments with different ways of using text. Font size varies wildly, some pages will only carry one line, and there are lists and recipes and diagrams and the like.
In this question there are three pairs of words, of which third pair is incomplete. You are to complete the third pair in the same way as the first two pairs are. Define: Find:: Posted: Step:: Mother:??
Direction: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
This is my fourth time in Kolkata. I first came as a four-year-old tourist. Some of those memories remain. Of relaxing on the lawns at Science City, settled on a low branch of a wayside tree having poha that my mom fed me; of walking along the white walls of the Birla Planetarium, eating something I did not like at a very crowded and dirty corner near a red building... Photographs had been clicked in abundance. Calcutta had charmed me from a young age, though very little of the adoration survived the metamorphosis I underwent since then. I grew up to be a Political Science student in love with literature. Surfing through that untouched section in the college library that housed torn books with brown pages, something caught my attention. The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre. The City of Joy must have been the first book of its kind that I read. Needless to say, the book became a constant companion from the moment I began reading it. It was the tale of a family of farmers in a village in Bengal that, impoverished by the wrath of nature, had shifted base to Calcutta. The family represented lakhs of others who had left behind their home and hearth and come to the city in the hope of being able to feed their children. The book took my hand and led me to Calcutta. I spent sleep- less winter nights with the family on the Howrah bridge, which had become home for the dispossessed migrants. I walked with Hasari Pal as he hunted for a job. I bled with him when he, starving for days, donated his blood for money. I ran with him when he pulled his rickshaw. I sat silent with Hasari when, one by one, his comrades fell, spitting blood and dying because of what was called Red Fever. I wept with Father Stephen Kovalski who had come to the city to serve the poorest of the poor. The book had taken me deep into the heart of Calcutta. And by the time I finished reading it, my imagination had blown up with the Calcutta that I had woven out from Dominique Lapierre's depiction. And that was my second time in Calcutta. The Presidency College in Calcutta is an institute associated with the names of many luminaries, such as, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose etc. One day in January some years back I got the surprise of my life when I received an e-mail informing me of my selection for the undergraduate associate ship programme of the college. I had applied a few months earlier, and forgotten all about it. The summer was at its peak. It was a hot gust of wind that first welcomed me to the city. Deep within, I was full of smiles. I was here again, borne by the soil, breathing the air and sheltered by the sky of Calcutta. For a month and a half I devoured every moment spent here. A visit to the Birla Planetarium brought back images of the four- year-old sitting on those steps. The St.Paul?s Cathedral looked exactly as in the Photograph. The metro, the tram, the yellow taxi and the rickshaw, everything was as I had heard. I walked across the Howrah Bridge, where Hasari's children had slept, starving and shivering. I saw a couple of the old-time rickshaws that had taken the lives of Hasari's friends. I witnessed Kolkata's reverence for Ma Kali a number of times. At Gariahat there will be one framed photograph per stall, or one shared by many. Every man, mind you, every man, begins his first sale for the day by first offering the item being sold to Ma. Facing the photo, he shuts his eyes and takes the /tern near his forehead and bows in front of her. He does the same to the first currency note he earns for the day. If this is how they adore their Ma on a routine day, I can only wonder how the city would look during Durga Puja. This city has immortalised Rabindranath Tagore. On calm breezy evenings, the soft Rabindra Sangeeth flowing out of the corners in the Victoria Memorial Park, soothes your heart in ways that cannot be fully explained. Kolkata kept me truly happy. I was alone and independent and that gave me a glimpse of who I actually am. That was a big step towards the moulding of the living, thinking being in me. That was the third time. Now, I am here for the last time in this story. I left Kolkata when it was burning hot, and now isn't it a sight to see her shiver! Everything else is the same. Only the laziness has taken on a higher degree with the dipping Celsius. Time is running out. After my fourth time, I have begun the countdown to the return journey. So what? Wherever I am, the lessons of Political Science, of life, of beauty and Independence you, Kolkata, have taught me will forever radiate out of my persona. Something tells me, you will beckon again. Again and again. You will tap me on my shoulders, and as I turn back, you will pull me into your lap and smile at me as I fall onto it. You will come in my dreams and ask me why I am away. You will send reminders all around the world, wherever I am. You will tempt me with your charm, and even without your call, I will find myself coming towards you.
'I wept with Father Stephen Kovalski.? Who was Stephen Kovalski?
A Christian missionary whom author met during her visit to St. Paul's Cathedral
A person whom the author met in the Victoria Memorial
A character from the book 'The City of Joy'
A Calcutta whom author met during her fourth visit to the city
Given below is the body of a letter to the editor with four blanks. Fill those blanks with the options provided to make it readable.
ISRO has not looked back ever since the launch and success of the Mars Orbiter Mission,____ (I)____. Following the atomic tests, ISRO was blacklisted by the U.S., and sensitive technologies such as cryogenic engine science were denied to it. It was the consistent ____(II)____to overcome this barrier. India has now become a world leader in cost-effective space launches and technologies. With the milestone of launching a heavier payload, we no longer have to depend on the European Ariane launchers. ISRO has proved, yet again,____(iii)______.Other success stories such as the PSLV-CZ8 mission, setting up of the IRNSS and testing of a scramjet engine are testimony to this. What needs to be done now is ____(IV)____to think of a career in space research.
P: to go to the grass-root level and encourage students
Q: showing to the world the potential India has in space exploration/ research and navigation
R: that technology has never been the repository of a few
S: hard work of our scientific community that enabled us
A sentence is given below with two blank spaces. Fill in the blanks with most appropriate pair of words given in options, in same order, to make the sentence meaningfully complete. The prince did not know what these omens might_______ and he asked his soothsayers to___________ them.
In this question a sentence has been given with an underlined word, which has 3 letters missing. The missing letters are next to each other and when written in same order, they make a word on their own. Find these missing letters from the given options. The lookout sned the horizon for the land.