Monday, October 27, 2008

400 Knols

Yesterday I posted my 400th knol on Bearmarket speculation on longterm equity portfolio.

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Best Wishes for a Diwali with Hope and Cheer

My advice to my friends is to buy equity for long term portfolio during this downtrend.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mobile Slums - Mumbai Local Trains

I made an entry with this title in mumbai local train orkut community.

All subsidies have to be removed in Mumbai for decongesting it.

Subsidies and incentives may be given in other cities to promote their development.

Even central and state governments should increase city compensatory allowance for their employees properly. The government knows the expense it incurs by keeping government employees in Mumbai. It will make efforts to shift people to other cities.

No subsidized kerosene in Mumbai.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Marketing Management Article Directory in Knol

I have created marketing article series to facilitate revision of knowledge by MBAs and management professionals in the basic subject of marketing management. The main text which was used for developing the articles is Marketing Management by Philip Kotler.

The page id is

Learning for IIT JEE 2010

I started a new blog

The blog will give a daily schedule of sections to be studied in chapter and examples and problems that are to be done for chemistry, mathematics and physics. The idea is to come out with a six month schedule during which all the problems and questions are attempted along with the lessons and examples within the lessons.

Then the aspirants can develop their own plan for revising and practicing so that they can recollect the material comfortably.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Knols by Nrao on Selling Process

I am capturing my understandng of various topics in management in articles on Knol. this knol writing is giving me an opportunity to reread the concerned texts, my notes, articles etc. I am revising the material first and then presenting it as an article that will be useful as revision material to managers and MBA grads.

I hope to develop them into full fledged articles that will be useful even to beginners probably in the next round of writing after an year or so. By that I hope to complete the round of writing revision focused articles.

Posts on selling process

1. Selling Process

2. Interacting with the Prospect – Customer

75th Knol published

75. The Process of Strategic Change – Product-Market Combination Change

This article contains the steps involving in introducing a new product-market combination in the portfolio of a company. Top management is actively in the process.

Search link of my knols

Friday, August 08, 2008

Is it a spam blog

Posts by NRao in Organization Behavior in Google Knol

Theories of Leadership

Posts in Google Knol on Industrial Engineering

My posts in knol on Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering - Proposed Curriculum for 2-Year Post-Graduate Program

Statistical Quality Control – Industrial Engineering

Method Study

Knol Posts - Focus of Industrial Engineering

I am now active on the knol platform. My present plan is to create a Reviewpedia for Management and Industrial Engineering on this platform.

Knol posts will be a complement to blogs that I have created so far. Knol posts are much more formal. Blog posts have more informal content as well as record day to day thoughts and activities.

My first knol post was on focus of Industrial Engineering

Thought/Nrao is more actively hosted on knol

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Joyfully Achieve

Do not sacrifice a joy-filled life for the sake of achievement.

Instead, joyfully achieve.

Leadership Through Worklife Balance

by Robin Sharma

"The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari"

Monday, July 28, 2008

IITs and IIMs are not Brands

I read the following piece from a new item on IIT meet at New York (IIT Bombay Golden Jubilee Conference 2008, held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel Times Square in New York City, July 18-20)

Touching upon the challenges, Roopa Gir (Director, Corporate Technology Watch, Schlumberger) pointed out that with the announcement of reservations for OBCs, the quotas have gone up from 22-and-half percent to almost 50 percent now for students; 30-40 percent faculty positions have fallen vacant and as more students get admissions under the quota, the faculty ratio of vacancies will go up to 50 percent.Gir said that students have cracked the IIT-JEE entrance examination and so nearly 90 percent students who qualify for admissions are not of high quality.

The IIT-JEE private coaching has emerged as a multi-billion dollar business in India, she further pointed out. "Just preparing students for the IIT entrance exam is a Rs. 20,000 crore (approx $4.5 billion) business."The other points she raised were of faculty development and diversification of IITs to include disciplines in medicine, law, arts and so on.Talking of capacity constraints in existing IITs, Victor Menezes (former Vice Chairman, Citigroup) said, "We take great pride that only one percent of students who qualify get admission to IITs.

That's a ridiculous statistic to be proud of. It's like being in a luxury liner vainly polishing the brass while sailing in a sea of icebergs."Menezes said that while a lot is being done to project the brand IIT, the brand itself is getting outstripped. "I don't believe it's about buildings or money, but it's about governance and accountability."With 90% of the funding coming from the government, IITs will never achieve independence.

Echoing Menezes' sentiments on brand IIT, Girish Reddy, Co-founder of Prisma Capital Partners said, "We are under significant threat of brand dilution because of various factors like growth, expansion, more students, lack of faculty, and so on. It was Reddy who mooted the idea of developing centers of excellence rather than go for multi-disciplinary IITs.Reddy also criticized the Indian government's rapid expansion plans. "The new expansion is based on the cookie-cutter model cast 50 years ago.

That won't work," he said.Touching on the issue of caste-based reservations, Rajat Gupta, Sr. Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company, said that along with quality of education and expansion, there has to be inclusiveness in education. "We can't say 'no' to reservations and need to change our attitude on that," he added.As for viability of the institutions, Gupta pointed out that world over institutions imparting higher education are by and large, not-for-profit institutions. "But that doesn't mean they cannot make profits," he adds.

"It should be profitable, but the profits should be ploughed back. In India, there are many higher educational institutions which run only for profit, and they are all of bad quality."The tripling of the IITs in 50 years since the first one was set up is just one percent growth and it's not enough, Gupta stressed.The panel felt that teaching and research needed to be integrated within the academic institution itself in order to retain faculty.

My opinion is that people should not look at IITs and IIMs as Brands, which are to be protected so that its past alumni enjoy brand benefits. They should be viewed as successful education institution models in India, and an effort has to be made to expand them both in their current locations and in new locations.

Expansion of high quality higher education institutes requires and whenever government feels it has the necessary resources it will expand.

Frequently, people talk of lack of faculty. The current faculty must be prepared to develop the existing resources rather than condemning the existing resources as not fit for development. Such elitist attitude "except we no body can" is not proper attitude. Teachers must have willingness to develop students who gather around them through some process. They should not reject any student provided they have a seat which can be offered to him. When society is willing to set up high quality institutions, the present faculty must come forward to upgrade the knowledge and skill levels of others who are willing to be faculty in the new institutes rather than declaring opposition to them with the argument that high quality faculty are not available in the country.

Come out with a processs to improve the faculty and potential faculty currently existing in the country are around. Brilliance of the existing faculty must be used to expand the faculty resources.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Blogs and web sites - Kambhampati

Subbarao Kampbhampati

Srini Kambhampati

Dr. Ravindranath Kambhampati, MD
2820 Crooks Road Suite 200
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Professor Uma Kambhampati

Dr Chandrasekhar Kambhampati

Vamsi Kambhampati

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Effort and result

In a competitive world, the ability to put in the required efforts is much more important than result on a day.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

My Grandmother

My grandmother left us for heavenly abode at the age of 98.

Sukla Yajurveda by Devichand

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt,. Ltd.
54 Rani Jahnsi Road, New Delhi, 110055

This book is an excellent easy to read book available at a price below Rs.400.
One orkut member asked me for the publisher's address. I am posting the address here for reference for some more persons.

Friday, April 04, 2008

IIT JEE Study Guide, Tutorial, Revision Material, Notes

I am very happy that the blogs started by me for JEE Physics and Chemistry have developed well and they are being used by many aspirants in the recent days. I hope to improve them during the course of the year to make them more useful for JEE 2009.

Presently I am writing concept review material for the chapters of book 2 of HC Verma. HC Verma is a very good book for Physics. If one reads the book very thorougly he will be able to answer all objective questions that were asked so far in IIT JEE. I checked this in answering questions related to thermal physics so far.




Sunday, March 23, 2008

NITIE Alumni in USA

As I am trying to assemble a blog on NITIE alumni, I am coming across useful information. Today I find that an alumnus is a vice president in a company associated with trading on Madison Avenue in New York. I was there in October 2007 roaming the avenue for two days. I could have said hello to him if I knew it then.

Friday, March 21, 2008

NITIE Alumni Blogs

Opening the page/post for every batch is helping me think about them after a long gap.

Two new blogs on NITIE Alumni

PGDIE Alumni

PGDIM Alumni

I hope they will provide an additional vehicle for alumni interaction

Monday, March 03, 2008

The Art of War Sun Tzu

It seems this book is compulsory reading for senior Japanese executives.

I started posting the contents of the book in blog

I can write a commentary on the book and also review its coverage in various strategy books.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

India Budget 2008-09 - A Critical Look

The budget can be subjected to a critical analysis.

One has to look at alternative investments that government could have made and has not made.

You may be surprised to find many shortcoming of this budget.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Budget India 2008-09

Budget details were posted by me in

The detailed posts are

Central plan outlay

Central plan outlay by sectors

Central Plan Outlay by Ministries/Departments

Sunday, February 10, 2008

IIT JEE Revision Points

My IIT JEE Revision points in Chemistry ( are found useful by various persons. The candidates are circulating them through other sites. I saw earlier posting by NITU. Now I saw the posting in Goiit community discussions.

IIT-JEE Revision !!--Atomic Strucure, core points !!

IIT-JEE Revision !!--Atomic Strucure, core points !!
submitted by netkid07 (1326 m) on 7 Feb 2008 22:51:39 IST (25 comments 306 views)

It is good that my idea is found useful.

Saturday, February 02, 2008


I visited and it seems to have interesting information for bloggers.

I found the post on earning from sites interesting. The sources of revenue for the publisher of the site are given as

1. Chitika

They offer a variety of ad units and income streams - eMiniMalls, Related Product Units and Shoplincs.

Problogger has plenty of Chitika Optimization tips.

2. AdSense

The most popular form of advertising on blogs is AdSense (according to a few studies that I’ve seen). For tips on optimizing AdSense on your blog check out 8 part series -

3. Text Link Ads

While they have a ceiling in what they earn per site they are another good solid earner for me - particularly now that they’ve added feedvertising (RSS ads) which out performs any other type of RSS ad that I’ve tried. I’m hearing from many bloggers that TLA is their biggest earner now. It works best on sites that have been around for a while - you don’t need big traffic to be accepted - but having a page rank and some search engine presence helps.

4. Amazon Associates
The forth Quarter of each year tends to be a good one for me when it comes to commissions from Amazon. The last quarter is a time that people are in a buying mood in the lead up to Christmas - can bring great conversions. The key is picking relevant products to promote. Read more tips on affiliate programs for blogs for a few other tips on optimizing Amazon on

5. BlogAds

Thursday, January 31, 2008

CFA Level 1 Alternative Investments

I started posting material about alternative investments study sesssion in my blog

It may take a fortnight to post the material for all the LOSs.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Blog on CFA

I started a new blog on CFA

I want to post some material on various topics of the CFA syllabus. My blog on security analysis will also complement this blog

Friday, January 18, 2008

My IIT JEE Material

I am happy to find that my iit jee material is getting some appreciation and persons are including it in their blogs. Today I found one of posts in this blog being maintained by Nitu

My IIT Chemistry blog

I am currently posting core revision points for various chapters. working on the chapter on solutions now.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

comparison of the advertising rates on the three most popular blogs on earth. - This Mecca of Web 2.0 generation generates over 2 million page views per month. Advertisers can rent prominent 125x125 banner space on Techcrunch for a fee of $10,000 per month which translates to a $5 CPM. - The average CPM for image banners is $8 while a 7-day text link on Lifehacker is available for $100.

Lifehacker receives around 200,000 views per day so a month long banner campaign on Lifehacker could cost you $48k @ $8CPM. - This directory of wonderful things handles close to half a million hits per day.
A 125x125 text ad on BoingBoing costs $350 for a week while rectangular banner ads are available at $20 CPM.