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The Nightingale & The Firefly complete

The Ashok Malhotra Story: THE NIGHTINGALE & THE FIREFLY

The Ashok Malhotra Story

THE NIGHTINGALE

& THE FIREFLY

(A Three-Part Series)

Ashok Malhotra, second row, third from left, in a cadet's uniform with the rest of his high school class in Ferozepur, India.
Ashok Malhotra, second row, third from left, in a cadet’s uniform with the rest of his high school class in Ferozepur, India.

ashok thenashok today“A nightingale had flown far from her nest, seeking food for her fledglings, and it was night, dark night.  Lost, at the end of a branch, she wept.

“Along came a firefly and, learning of the nightingale’s plight, guided her home by his tiny light.”

“Even thought you are small, you can perform miracles,” his grandfather told Ashok Malhotra, who 70 years later is a retired founding professor of SUNY Oneonta’s Philosophy Department, founder of the philanthropic Ninash Foundation, and nominated multiple times for the Nobel Prize.  “You can be the hope in the darkness.”

PART I: Boyhood, Interrupted

PART II:  Chance, Romance Change Everything

PART III:  In Ninash, Love Lives

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