Answer following questions in about 100 words.
Q1) What two amazing qualities did Ishwaran have as a cook and storyteller?
Ans1) Ishwaran was cook of Mahendra. Mahendra always carried him on his supervising projects and considered him an valuable asset. Ishwaran could procure fresh vegetable even in desert. He could make very tasty dishes in no time. He had one another skill also. He was a wonderful narrator also. He could cook interesting stories out of simple incidents. He added horror, adventure and suspense to his stories to make them engaging. Many times he left the story at a crucial point, and told about it only when asked. His narration style was influenced by Tamil thrillers.
Q2) Write the character–sketch of Mahendra?
Ans2) Mahendra worked for a construction firms. His work included supervising project sites. He had to travel place to place as company sent him to keep an eye on the activities of the projects like dams, bridges, roads and buildings . He had an experienced cook, Ishwaran. Ishwaran was an asset for Mahendra. He was a man simple need. He was able to adjust in every difficult situation. He was an educated person and did not believe in ghosts and other supper natural powers. But He lacks courage. One day Iswaran told him a story of female ghost. It made Mahendra uneasy. He could not sleep the whole night.