Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Poem for 2012 New Year Greetings

Happy New Year 2012

Best wishes for the New Year
With hope for the best for near and dear
Expect a year of cheer
There will be progress in career

Your efforts will be sincere
If required sufficiently severe
Rewards will be grandeur
and recognition in your sphere

For your ideas, every one will have ear
To join your team, nobody will have fear
Let your dreams fly high in a dornier
Greet everybody "Happy New Year".

Narayana Rao

Encouragement to start the year with renewed hope

Practical learning and training free management education worker of the year 2011

Citation by a fellow blogger and knol author.

Thank you .

Saturday, November 26, 2011

New Blogs to Repost Knols

Knol a good platform for collaborative writing is being discontinued by Google from 1 May 2012 because it is not getting good number of visitors. But Google announced that there is good content and arrangements were made to transfer this content to Wordpress blogs under a specially made theme Annotum.

I am moving all my collaboration based Knols and collections to Annotum. But individual knol articles are being posted in various blogs, both new and old.

New blogs created for this purpose are:

Management Theory Review. This blog will contain all management revision articles - MBA revision articles.

Performance of the blog

November 26 2011

Monthly page views: 80

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Wikipedia and Knol - A Comparison 14.10.2011

The article has good points. Even though I do not agree with the idea that Knol has not proved its utility. Knol proved its utility to readers and progressing every day. I made a comment already and I need to go back and make more detailed comment.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Knol Author Foundation Congratulates Professor Rao

/ Knol Author Foundation (KAF) congratulates Professor K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao, the top contributor, guide and influential leader on the knol platform.

Knol Author Foundation (KAF) congratulates Professor K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India for achieving 100,000 page views a month for his knol portfolio. Right from day one, he realized the need for cooperation among knol authors to support and promote the newly started wiki-based article platform and he started vigorously posting knols on vital subjects. He encouraged many authors through comments. While the idea of an author association germinated in many authors’ minds, Prof. Rao took significant steps to contact and bring top authors at that time together and played an active role in the formation of Knol Author Federation (KAF). As the president of the foundation, he has worked continuously for the success of the knol platform. Knol author bulletin board, Knol Directory of interesting Knols, and knols on the topic of Knol promotion are some of his significant knols. Apart from writing large number of knols on Industrial Engineering and Management, he has significantly succeeded in recruiting new authors. He has also promoted the Knol platform in social media and took great pains to answer various negative comments on Knol. He is promoting knol on Twitter, Facebook, Orkut and Google+. He has a number of followers and fans.

Dr. Narayana Rao presented his course plans and course related material through Knol articles and his students appreciated the focused articles on various topics on the subject. Students also shared their course assignments on Knol, thereby facilitating knowledge sharing among students themselves. He was awarded the first prize for this innovative successful use of Knol in business school pedagogy by the Association of Indian Management Schools . His innovative mind came up with the Knol book concept incorporating chapters and sections in Knol collections (today a feature of Knol) and today a large number of Knol books are available on various subjects. The interesting feature of Knol book is that it combines articles by various authors written at various points in time into a unified whole that is of great benefit to learners. This collection also facilitates identifying gaps and filling those gaps by Knol authors.

One of the important contributions of Prof. Narayana Rao is coming out with the estimate of unique monthly visitors for Knol and bringing out the fact that Knol is now a Top 1000 website.

Also Knol Author Foundation welcomes ” I love Google Knol campaign.”

Knol author foundation reiterates its faith in Knol as a cutting edge knowledge library in the cloud and specially congratulates Professor Narayana Rao for his wise leadership that has influenced many authors to contribute actively on Knol.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Gandhiji's Dream - A Poem

Gandhi's Dream for Villages of India

A cow in every house
provided with plentiful green grass

carpenters, tailors
potters and shoppers
business every where
with plenty to share

A doctor to look after
Good leader to administer
A teacher for children to grow
A bank for wealth to flow

Gandhi's dream
For me, it is supreme

by Narayana Rao, Vamsi, Priyanka

Prosperous Villages - A Dream of Gandhiji

Friday, September 30, 2011

MBA - Management Knowledge Revision Guidebook

MBA degree holders have to revise their knowledge periodically. But there is no facility for them to do it easily. Management Knowledge Revision Guidebook is developed to create an easy way for the MBA graduates to read one or two articles quickly and keep their basic management knowledge up-to-date. This review and refreshing of the basic management knowledge would help them to bring a much larger set of principles to the solve any problem that they are tackling.

Engineering and Management News

Engineering and Management News
A Daily Newspaper from Narayana Rao is providing the opportunity for public to create newspapers of their editing and design through the use of Twitter and Facebook. I created the newspaper - Engineering and Management News. I am quiet excited about this form of online presentation. I am now learning its features. Once I understand all its features, I shall be able to provide very good reading experience to my friends, alumni and students. It is a good way to presenting various blog articles and knol articles written by me so far.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Particles travelling at speed higher than light - Observation - 2011

The OPERA experiments observed that neutrinos are travelling at a speed higher than that of light in vacuum. The scientists were by humble to state the result in a very polite way and calling for further independent studies to confirm their observations.

The original paper and the first seminar video are in public domain for free access. It will be interesting to follow this scientific discovery process to understand how scientific research proceeds in such important issues.

Links to various articles and comments are available in an article on Knol.

Particles travelling at speed higher than light - Observation - 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Author Platform

Author platform is the foundation using which you are going to do mass marketing of your book for publication.

Earlier this platform was developed by publisher's publicity department. Now in the online age, authors themselves have to take up that task.

Author platform can be developed in multiple ways.

Famous in a profession, occupation or as artist.
Famous as a speaker
Existing business contacts and fame
Popular blog or website
Big email list of contacts developed through some online activity
Famous as a podcaster
Thousands of followers on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ - Social network followers
Existing successful published books
Successful book promotion experience through Web 2.0 options

How do you build the author platform? You have to build it brick by brick and in digital media click by click. Start participating in online activity as early as possible and build your author platform.

Today I have 150,000 page views to my online articles and blog posts.

When in 2005 I had made my first blog post, I started from scratch. The platform was built over a period of six years and my online page views are equivalent to a successful book today. I shall share my experience in some posts in the future.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Google's Knol Progressing forward

There are some twitter messages today. Knol still lives?

This message is in response to

Yes, Knol is going forward and growing. So far in this year, 200,000 new knols posted. By year end we will see 300,000. May be next year we will see 500,000. Knol is attracting many new authors.

Page views and visitors are increasing. We estimate 5.23 million unique visitors per month. Momentum is very good and we will reach 6.2 million in two or three months.

Knol authors even though very silent are doing a good job. Congratulations.

Google Knol Home Page

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ganapati Puja - Vinayaka Chaviti Puja in Telugu

వినాయక చవితి వ్రత కల్ప విధానము - పూజా విధానము



శుక్లాంబరధరం విష్ణుం శశివర్ణం చతుర్భుజం ప్రసన్న వదనం ధ్యాయేత్సర్వ విఘ్నోపశాంతయే


ఓం కేశవాయ స్వాహాః
నారాయణాయ స్వాహాః
మాధవాయ స్వాహాః
(అని మూడుసార్లు చేతిలో నీరు వేసుకొని త్రాగవలెను)

గోవిందాయ నమః
విష్ణవే నమః
మధుసూదనాయ నమః
త్రివిక్రమాయ నమః
వామనాయ నమః
శ్రీధరాయ నమః
హృషీకేశాయ నమః
పద్మనాభాయ నమః
దామోదరాయ నమః
సంకర్షణాయ నమః
వాసుదేవాయ నమః
ప్రద్యుమ్నాయ నమః
అనిరుద్దాయ నమః
పురుషోత్తమాయ నమః
అధోక్షజాయ నమః
నారసింహాయ నమః
అచ్యుతాయ నమః
ఉపేంద్రాయ నమః
హరయే నమః
శ్రీ కృష్ణాయ నమః
శ్రీకృష్ణ పరబ్రహ్మణే నమః

శుక్లాంబరధరం విష్ణుం శశివర్ణం చతుర్భుజం
ప్రసన్న వదనం ధ్యాయేత్సర్వ విఘ్నోపశాంతయే

ఓం అపవిత్రః పవిత్రోవా సర్వా వస్థాం గతోపివా
యస్స్మరేత్పుండరీ కాక్షం సబాహ్యాభ్యంతరం శుచిః
శ్రీ గోవింద గోవింద

ఉత్తిష్టంతు భూతపిశాచాః ఏతే భూమిభారకాః ఏతేషాం అవిరోధేన బ్రహ్మకర్మ సమారభే. ఓంభూః ఓం భువః ఓగ్ ం శివః ఓం మహః ఓంజనః ఓంతపః ఓ గ్ం సత్యం ఓంతత్స వితుర్వరేణ్యం భర్గో దేవస్య ధీమహి ధియోయోనః ప్రచోదయాత్ ఓం ఆపోజ్యో తీరసోమృతం బ్రహ్మ భూర్భువస్సువరోం. ప్రాణాయామం (మూడు సార్లు లోపలికి గాలి పీల్చి నెమ్మదిగా వదలడం) చేసి దేశకాలములను స్మరించి సంకల్పం చేయవలెను. మమోపాత్త దురితక్షయద్వారా శ్రీపరమేశ్వర ప్రీత్యర్థం శుభే శోభనే ముహూర్తే శ్రీమహావిష్ణోరాజ్ఞయా ప్రవర్తమానస్య ఆద్యబ్రహ్మణః ద్వితీయ పరార్థే శ్వేత వరాహ కల్పే వైవస్వత మన్వంతరే కలియుగే ప్రథమపాదే జంబూద్వీపే భరత వర్షే భరతఖండే అస్మిన్ వర్తమాన వ్యావహారిక చాంద్రమానేన శ్రీఖర నామ సంవత్సరే దక్షిణాయనే వర్షర్తౌ భాద్రపద మాసే శుక్లపక్షే చతుర్ద్యాం వాసరః గురువాసర యుక్తాయాం శుభనక్షత్రే శుభయోగే శుభకరణ ఏవంగుణ విశేషణ, విశిష్టాయాం అస్యాం శుభతిథౌ శ్రీమాన్ ... గోత్రః ...నామధేయః (ధర్మ పత్నీ సమేతః) మమ ధర్మార్థ కామమోక్ష చతుర్విధ ఫల పురుషార్థ సిధ్యర్థం పుత్రపౌత్రాభివృద్ధ్యర్థం సర్వాభీష్ట సిద్ధ్యర్థం సిద్ది వినాయక ప్రీత్యర్థం ధ్యానావాహనాది షోడశోపచార పూజాం కరిష్యే

భవసంచిత పాపౌఘ విధ్వంసన విచక్షణమ్ విఘ్నాంధకార భాస్వంతం విఘ్నరాజ మహంభజే
ఏకదంతం శూర్పకర్ణం గజవక్త్రం చతుర్భుజం పాశాంకుశధరం దేవమ్ ధ్యాయేత్సిద్ధి వినాయకమ్
ఉత్తమం గణనాథస్య వ్రతం సంపత్కరం శుభం భక్తాభీష్టప్రదం తస్మాత్ ధ్యాయేత్తం విఘ్ననాయకం


ద్యాయేద్గజాననం దేవం తప్తకాంచనసన్నిభం, చతుర్భుజం మహాకాయం సర్వాభరణ భూషితం॥

శ్రీ మహా గణాధిపతయే నమః ధ్యాయామి

అత్రాగచ్చ జగద్వంద్య సురరాజార్చితేశ్వర అనాథనాథ సర్వజ్ఞ గౌరీగర్భ సముద్బవ


మౌక్తికైః పుష్యరాగైశ్చ నానారత్నైర్విరాజితం రత్నసింహాసనంచారు ప్రీత్యర్థం ప్రతి గృహ్యాతాం॥

ఆసనం సమర్పయామి

గౌరీపుత్ర నమస్తేస్తు శంకర ప్రియనందన గృహాణార్ఘ్యం మయాదత్తం గంధ పుష్పాక్షతైర్యుతం ॥

ఆర్ఘ్యం సమర్పయామి

గజవక్త్ర నమస్తే~స్తు సర్వాభీష్ట ప్రదాయక భక్త్యాపాద్యం మయాదత్తం గృహాణ ద్విరదానన॥

పాద్యం సమర్పయామి

అనాథనాథ సర్వజ్ఞ గీర్వాణ వరపూజిత గృహాణాచమనం దేవ, తుభ్యం దత్తంమయా ప్రభో ॥

ఆచమనీయం సమర్పయామి.

దధిక్షీర సమాయుక్తం థామద్వాజ్యేన సమన్వితం మధుపర్కం గృహాణేదం గజవక్త్రం నమోస్తుతే ॥

మధుపర్కం సమర్పయామి.

స్నానం పంచామృతైర్దేవ గృహాణ గణనాయక అనాథనాథ సర్వజ్ఞ గీర్వాణ గణపూజిత ॥

పంచామృత స్నానం సమర్పయామి.

గంగాదిసర్వతీర్థేభ్యః ఆహృతైరమలిర్ణలైః స్నానం కురుష్వభగవానుమాపుత్ర నమోస్తుతే॥

శుద్దోదక స్నానం సమర్పయామి.

రక్తవస్త్రద్వయం చారు దేవయోగ్యంచ మంగళం శుభప్రదం గృహాణత్వం లంబోదరహరాత్మజ ॥

వస్త్రయుగ్మం సమర్పయామి.

రాజితం బహ్మసూత్రం చ కాంచనం చో త్తరీయకం గృహాణ సర్వదేవజ్ఞ భక్తానామిష్టదాయక॥

ఉపవీతం సమర్పయామి.

చంద నాగరు కర్పూర కస్తూరీ కుంకుమాన్వితం విలేపనం సురశ్రేష్ఠ ప్రీత్యర్థం ప్రతిగృహ్యాతాం॥

గంధాన్ సమర్పయామి.

అక్షతాన్ ధవళాన్ దివ్యాన్ శాలీయాంస్తండులాన్ శుభాన్, గృహాణ పరమానంద ఈశపుత్ర నమోస్తుతే॥

అక్షతాన్ సమర్పయామి.

సుగంధాని సుపుష్పాణి జాజీకుంద ముఖానిచ ఏక వింశతి పత్రాణి సంగృహాణ నమోస్తుతే॥

పుష్పాణి పూజయామి.

Remaining portion in

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Author Performance on Knol - 57,000 monthly visitors

The monthly visitors number has gone up to 57,000 and monthly page views to 80,000. I thank all visitors to my articles in blogs as well as on Knol.

Created a Knol Home Page recently.

Knol Home Page by Authors

Knol authors can create Knol landing pages and popularize them.

One author created Knol Home Page

Sunday, July 10, 2011

You can Reshare Popular Knols through Your blogs -

This is the thought of the day.

Captured the idea in a blog post, some knols and some blogs. Excellent material is there on Knol and blog writers can use it to increase content in their knols. Educational institutes can host it on their websites. They have to comply with license. But it is easy. Specify the source clearly and allow access to the material without charging any fee.

My blog post on it on About Knol Blog.

You can use guest bloggers. You can also use reshared online content and expand your blog and provide more to read for your community of readers. There is excellent material on Google Knol.

Knol has the provision for resharing of knols on blogs and websites. There are many knols that specified creative commons license and all these knols can be reshared by interested bloggers and web masters.

I am developing a knol collection for facilitating such resharing.

Knols with Resharing Option - A Knol Collection

Visit the knol collection and click on the search link provided to see very popular knols with 10,000 page views and more available for sharing on your blogs. Share them on your blogs specifying the license and increase content on your blog.

Started a blog to reshare knols.

Google Knols Reshared

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Telugu Films on Youtube - Full Movies

There are many telugu film videos on Youtube. But still many Telugu people do not know about it and hence page views are less.


A blog is now made to YouTube Video of Full Telugu movies

Telugu Full Movies - YouTube Videos

Collecting a list of Old Telugu Hit movies now

It is a part of Knol Videopedia

Thursday, May 05, 2011

50,000 monthly visitors for knol portfolio

Happy to record the fact that my knol portfolio had 50,000 visitors for the montly period ending on 5.5.2011. Took approximately three years for the milestone. I am hoping that this number will doube in a year's time and my portfolio will have 100,000 (one lakh) visitors.

Knol Page Views and Visitors - Historical Record - K.V.S.S. Narayana Rao

Knols on Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering - Knols of Narayana Rao K V S S

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering
Focus of Industrial Engineering
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering

Introduction to Industrial Engineering - Course at NITIE Course contents, course lecture notes and course lecture slides

The Component Areas of Industrial Engineering

Human Effort Engineering

Systems Efficiency Engineering - A Focus Area of Industrial Engineeering

Industrial Engineering and Systems Design

Human Effort Engineering - Methods, Techniques and Related Issues

Work Station Design - An Activity of Human Effort Engineering
Principles of Motion Economy
Motion Study - Human Effort Engineering
Motion Study - Operation Analysis - Questions
Ergonomics - Introduction
Man Machine Interface Devices - Design and Use - Industrial Engineering
Biomechanics in Industrial Engineering Curriculum
Safety Aspect of Human Effort Engineering - A Manual to Support
Safety Gloves
Human Effort - Nature and Effects
The Concept of Human Effort Engineering: HR Dimension

Human Body Science Knols - Bulletin Board

Systems Efficiency Engineering - Methods, Techniques and Related Issues

Efficiency: A Focus Area of Industrial Engineering - Jesse Brogan
Method Study
Process Analysis - Questions/Check List
Installing Proposed Methods
5S System - Work Place Design (Industrial Engineering)
Fact Gathering for Office System Efficiency Engineering Studies
Value Engineering - Introduction
Statistical Quality Control – Industrial Engineering
Operations Research - An Efficiency Improvement Tool for Industrial Engineers

Systems Design, Installation and Improvement Management
Methods, Techniques and Related Issues

Engineering Economy or Engineering Economics: Economic Decision Making by Engineers
Productivity Measurement
Systems Engineering - INCOSE View
System Engineering Process and Its Management
Systems Engineering Fundamentals - Book Information and Review

Pioneers and Expert Practitioners of Industrial Engineering

Frank B. Gilbreth: Some of His Industrial Engineering Achievements

Knol Day of Industrial Engineering Birth Day of Frank Gilbreth

Harrington Emerson - A Pioneer Industrial Engineer

Henry Laurence Gantt (1861-1919) - Industrial Engineer

Shigeo Shingo - The Japanese Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineering and Scientific Management in Japan

Organizing Industrial Engineering Department

Management and Industrial Engineer
Organizing for Industrial Engineering: Historical Evolution of Thinking
The Role and Career of the Industrial Engineer
A New Charter for Industrial Engineers

Industrial Engineering and Other Departments and Disciplines

Ergonomist - Is He an Industrial Engineer
Management and Industrial Engineer
The Concept of Human Effort Engineering: HR Dimension

Industrial Engineering Programs

Industrial Engineering - Proposed Curriculum

Good Industrial Engineering Programs
Teaching Industrial Engineering
The First Industrial Engineering Program in the World at The Pennsylvania State University

Articles, Books, Bulletin Boards, Course Pages

Article Series Directory – Management – Industrial Engineering
Industrial Engineering - Bulletin Board
Industrial Engineering Course Pages

Industrial Engineering - Articles and Books (Free Download)

Industrial EngineeringTechniques - Articles, Books, Courses
Industrial Engineering Methods and Practices - Vijay Sheth
Knol Magazine of Industrial Engineering
Maynard's Industrial Engineering Handbook - Book Information and Review Articles

Teaching Industrial Engineering

Innovations in Industrial Engineering

SMED - Single Minute Exchange of Dies - An Industrial Engineering Innovation
5S System - Work Place Design (Industrial Engineering)

Articles and Notes on Research Methodology on Knol

Research and Research Methodology - Knols by KVSSNRao

Article Directory - European Journal Of Business Research Methods

Developing Theory from Observations - Creativity in Inductive Thinking - Research Methodology

Doing Research and Writing Thesis – Web References

Knol Sub-Directory - Research Methodology or Methods

Ph.D. Research Supervision – Some Thoughts

Research -Development - Application - Higher Education

Research and Development - Knol Bulletin Board

Research Hypotheses - Mergers and Acquisitions

Research Paper Templates

Review of Research in Management (2010) - Course Research Papers

Review of Research in Management - Course Plan

Theoretical Research Strategy: Introduction

Sunday, May 01, 2011

IPL 4 Match 39 Full Match Video uploaded to Youtube

Full match of Match 39 between Chennai and Deccan Chargers uploaded to youtube.

IPL 4 Match 38 Highlights uploaded to youtube

Highlights of Match 38 between Rajastan Royals and Pune Warriors uploaded to youtube.

Content gives page views on article platforms

Knol is an article platform. The platform is still to attract million articles. Content is essential to attract page views to the platform. Knol authors have to make efforts to recruit more authors and accumulate million articles quickly. Simultaneously they can make efforts to improve quality of each article and for creating backlinks for them.

A comparison of various article platforms in now available to observe this phenomenon.

IPL 4 Matches Videos

IPL 4 matches videos are available on Youtube and they can be arranged in a nice way on Knol so that it is easy to access them and view them whenever a reader wants to.

Similar collections can be done for other games also.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nrao - Two Million Page View Online Author

I started this blog in rather strange circumstances. Today I am happy to reach the milestone of two million online page views. This blog is the first step in online journey of mine.

The first blog post of mine.

February 8th 2006

Became a blogger

Wanted to post a comment. In the process started this blog.


I am documenting my mile online writing adventure for four years on Knol

Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. - Reaches 2 Million Page View Milestone in April 2011

My thanks to all visitors to my blog posts and knol articles.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cyber Tour of World Monuments and Tourist Spots through Google Street View

It was interesting application. One can see the world's important monuments from close quarters through our PCs. Hope this project will succeed and many more spots are added to the gallery.

Cyber Tour of Historic Sites through Google Street View

Now we can cyber tour the world World cyber tour

Monday, March 21, 2011

Knol has Good Content

I always advocated that on Knol many authors have posted good content. But there is no way we can easily find out good content on Knol and highlight them to all.

I prepared today one page directory of interesting knols.

Knol Search Directory of Interesting Knols

Sunday, February 20, 2011

10 Million Page Views for Online Articles Possible

There are online article writers on Hubpages, Associated content, Ezine, etc. with 10 million page views (Details of 10 million authors ). Even on Knol there is one author now with 5 million page views and in a year's time, he will reach 10 million page views. There are some more authors who will reach such milestones on Knol. I am presently having 35,000 page views and some time back, the number could be 50,000 page views. The number is likely to increase as the Knol platform becomes more popular and authors support each other more.

So there is scope for online writing even now. Especially when the area of writing is areas where online content is sparse, the chance of success increases significantly.