Note: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as https://pradx.wordpress.com. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on September 22, 2008 as per the permalink. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs.
As per the plan, I have reached Horsborg. This was where in the 23rd century BC, William of Horsborg had the dream of a united Helix.
I downloaded several historical references and have the benefit of opposing in views and theories of Horsborg. It is only while going to Horsborg and I am going this prejudiced for a town.
I gave a talk on various special kinds of propulsion engines at the local engineering college today. They also have seem to have inaugurated the Rocketry Club today. It’s lovely to see the enthusiasm for rocketry and space sciences in the country today. After advancing them on some points of law, I went to the Helix Archives. Helix Archives is really the home in which William’s grandfather lived. They moved out of this house in the year of William’s rise to Presidency.
William was an intelligent man. I loved some of the ideas that he tried to implement in his twenty three year old rule stint as President. He conquered nearly 106 kingdoms – showed each of these Kings that in unity there was strength and reinforced this belief with his rule. Helix functioned as an alliance more than as a republic.
My motel is an old fort that was converted in 1643 to a hotel to hold meetings etc. Technically, it was on the southern border of the Kingdom of Horsborg. Till 1640, it was used by military captains to practice their campaigns and train new troops. From 1704, it has been housing several statesman, scientists, engineers etc. To walk through the same corridor has been a cool experience.
Before drafting this post I just read that Helix has just launched Horsborg-7. All the best to Dr. Kumar and his team. This was also done in collaboration with Sohrab’s School of Engineering at which I and Dr. Kumar were classmates. Great going! This is the second education and space industry collaboration in the country. I hope to see more.
(imagiLOGUES are a bunch of imaginary travelogues that I am writing while traveling across my imaginary nation of Helix.)