Mystery of the Talking Fan – NCERT Solutions

Q. Fans don’t talk, but it is possible to imagine that they do. What is it, then, that sounds like the fan’s chatter?

Ans. Fans are lifeless objects. They cannot talk sensibly. But the motor inside the fan sometimes starts making harsh sound. The poet calls that sound the fan’s chatter.

Q. Complete the following sentences.

  1. The chatter is electrical because ____________________________________________.
  2. It is mysterious because ____________________________________________.


  1. The chatter is electrical because it is electric power that rotates the motor and the blades.
  2. It is mysterious because we cannot make any sense out of it.

Q. What do you think the talking fan was demanding?

Ans. The talking fan had, in fact run dry. It demanded oiling so as to run smoothly and noiselessly.

Q. How does an electric fan manage to throw so much air when it is switched on?

Ans. An electric fan has three or four blades. These are a little curved. On one side, the blades move fast and send the air around with force.

Q. Is there a talking fan in your house? Create a dialogue between the fan and a mechanic.

Ans. Do yourself.

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