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Ashok was born in a very small town, Badagaon, India in 1956. His father Satchidananda (Sat-chi-da-na-nda) Kabisatpathy was a lifetime educator and mother Rukmini (Ru-k-mini) was a stay-at-home mother. After growing up in the steel city, Rourkela, India, about 70 kilometers away from his birth place, he came to the USA to pursue his graduate studies in chemistry.
Subsequently, he entered the world of academia and has been there ever since. He strongly believes education facilitated by technology will eventually make the world a better place. Yet, in a technologically engaged world uneducated will be marginalized the most.
Throughout life people do get sick, get into accident, get a scare here and there, and struggle through human relationships. Growing up Ashok had his fair share of it. He struggled through a rabid dog bite, a typhoid fever, at least five serious accidents, and two operations with potentially negative outcomes. Through it all, for him life continues to happen with many great people around.
After research and teaching in chemistry for over three decades, the value of education has taken the center stage in his life. As an educator he received couple of state and national awards. He continues to pursue next generation pedagogy through individualized learning methods.
In the mean time he has been passionate about writing and over the years through many reflective sessions he has found several accounts of personal and candid moments to share. Convinced that writing is a great way to connect and educate, he feels that time has come to tell the stories.