DIGITS: Chapter 8

“Yes, it’s me, are you blind or what?” Ileana said. “Can’t you be a little polite?” Ameline asked. “You”, Ileana said pointing towards Ameline, “keep out of this. This is none of your business. You pathetic little prat.” Then turning her head towards me she said, “And you, can’t you just keep your mind shut […]

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DIGITS: Chapter 7

I dropped the idea immediately. How can she be my mother? Father would have told me. He was going to tell me about my mother. I will ask Father about that today itself. “Attention please. For those who don’t know me, my name is Florence. And now, we must begin with our first lesson.” Our […]

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DIGITS: Chapter 6

The night before my first day at the school was very strange. I had discovered my biological father who was the leader of a secret organization called as the Brotherhood; I was inside his cabin was floating in air – hundreds of feet from ground – above one of the most advanced and beautiful city […]

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DIGITS: Chapter 5

Elder city was like an ‘ideal’ place to live. An Utopian city. Clean and perfectly lit roads (a very rare site on the ‘otherside’). But what caught my eyes were colors. It was a very colorful city. I was expecting a car to take us to Father’s friend’s place, but rather we took something which […]

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DIGITS: Chapter 4

  DIGITS! Strange name for a school. What else could I expect from such a strange place and such strange men? Father opened the door. And along with the door, many possibilities and most importantly, the way which lead to the truth had presented itself before me. The world behind this door was much different […]

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DIGITS: Chapter 3

A few hours ago, my life was as normal as it can be for a human being. But it all changed when I decided to bunk one lecture. I got escorted to a top-secret place called the Fort, by a few guys who drove Jaguar and Range Rovers, who call themselves by weird names (and […]

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DIGITS: Chapter 2

    I was unable to comprehend the situation at hand. I was with some weird guys who wear ‘numbered’ T-shirts and who call me ‘brother’, though I don’t recall having so many siblings. Either I was dreaming or reality was drunk. I concluded that the latter must be true. I pinched myself. Yes, I […]

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    Normal life, they call it. But I don’t think that the life we live is ever normal. I always knew that something about this world is extraordinary. Something special, something not-so-natural; something ‘mysterious’. That day of my life when I was supposed to know that ‘truth’, was ‘ordinary’. I woke up at 10 […]


The Eclipse – A short story

The Eclipse by James Fenimore Cooper   THE eclipse of the sun, which you have requested me to describe, occurred in the summer of 1806, on Monday, the 16th of June. Its greatest depth of shadow fell upon the American continent, somewhere about the latitude of 42 deg. I was then on a visit to […]

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William Herschel

William Herschel was an extraordinary thinker. Born in Hanover, Germany, in 1738 and trained in music, Herschel was a renaissance man, skilled with the oboe, violin, harpsichord, and organ. He was also drawn to the sciences.   After immigrating to Great Britain at age 19, he eventually settled in Bath, England, and explored the heavens […]

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