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MY WORLD OF FICTION
Welcome to MY WORLD OF FICTION
This is a world where anyone can enter.
One does not have to be a specialist, one need not be a litterateur…
You just need to have some time to escape from your world…
To let go, and to imagine and to enjoy…
" Subrat Sahoo "
Subrat Sahoo is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), IAS of the 1992 Batch, and belongs to the Chhattisgarh cadre. He is currently serving as Secretary to the Government of Chhattisgarh, India. He has held important portfolios as Collector and District Magistrate in the districts of Dhamtari, Surguja and Durg. He has been Divisional Commissioner of Bilaspur Division in the state. He has also served in the departments of Tourism, Culture, Sports, Tribal Welfare, Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, and Food and Civil Supplies.
Born in 1968 in Odisha, he is a product of Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, and Delhi University, Delhi. He has had an illustrious academic career, which include All-India 3rd rank in Matriculation in ICSE Board, 2nd rank in state of Odisha in Higher Secondary, 2nd rank with Distinction in Graduation in Political Science, and 1st rank in Post Graduation in Political Science from Delhi University winning the prestigious Karan Singh Gold Medal. A merit scholarship and UGC Junior Research Fellowship holder, he has been the Literary Champion twice, and also holder of the Madhusudan Das Memorial Gold Medal twice for the best essayist in the state of Odisha– a record in itself. He is the winner of numerous debates and quiz competitions including the state championship, and also has been a quiz master himself.
His passion is writing on science fiction, and on popular science, and quizzing and debating. His first story appeared in the Science Today magazine in September 1987 when he had just completed his schooling in Class 12. He has authored “Mahabharata O Vigyan” (Mahabharata and Science) and “Ramayan O Vigyan” (Ramayana and Science) in Oriya, which are aimed at popularisation of science. His “Amey O Ganatantra” (We and Democracy), in Oriya, was selected as the text book by the Odisha government for schools.
He has written articles, short stories and poems, quite a few of which have seen print in various magazines and fore. He has interest in debating and philately also, having won awards in these fields too. He has won citations and awards for popularization of science in Odisha. He has been instrumental in preparing a video based on the National Anthem for the promotion of culturally important places in the state.
He also conducts seminars and orientation programs on science, scientific awareness and popularisation of science, as well as on lateral thinking.
He is married and has two children. He lives in Raipur, Chhattisgarh (India).
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The author believes in creativity as the essence of being human.
He is an avid quizzard, and organises quiz competitions. He also conducts seminars and orientation programmes on science, scientific awareness and popularisation of science, as well as on lateral thinking.
His interests lie in computers and hi-tech, and the possibilities of the internet.
He scripts ideas for documentaries and short films, and for creative performances.
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Postal address : Subrat Sahoo, IAS, D-1/5, New Officers Colony, Devendra Nagar, Raipur – 492001. Chhattisgarh (India)
Phone: + 91 771 2221275
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