Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year Greetings 2013 With a Poem

I had a look my thought by NRao blog. I came across my poem for the 2012 greeting. Got into the mood to write one for 2013. Gave the spirit to post it in social media and send some emails. Otherwise it was a dull day. The best wishes that friends and relatives send certainly change your mood.

Hope for the best and Leave the God the Rest became the main thought today.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012 Year Review

Stars we lost in 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What Management Gurus do to succeed?

Read a HBR blog post by H. James Wilson on "The Guru's Guide to Creating Thought Leadership"

You need to be relevant to current ideas.
Your ideas must contribute to current objectives or current concerns.
You must be able to link old thought and with the new idea.
You have to be at appropriate time in the idea cycle as managers are trying to solve the current problem of focus.

They say even bloggers have to practice it.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

ISP's to Monitor File Sharing and Penalize Users?

Music, Films and TV Program producers and distributors are embracing digital media in a big way but are fighting simultaneously to protect their present channels also. They know that their models have to change as cost of duplicating content and transmitting it  has come down drastically in the internet world. But as yet, they have not found a solution that is destroying their current margins and profits. Files can be more easily shared on internet and banning file sharing through agreements is a not a real solution. That is where free website models have done great service to the society.

There needs to be technology that does not create a file when transmitting film, music or tv program on internet. Then a subscriber can only watch a film on his computer and can't create a file and transfer. But such a technology is not there and people are downloading YouTube videos.

The Films association of America is trying to get into an agreement with Internet Service Providers to monitor users' file sharing and penalise them for sharing files with copyright content.

Read Wharton's article for more details

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

2 Million AdSense Accounts for 7 Billion Population - Is It Ok?


Currently Adsense home page says there are 2 million+ AdSense publishers.

The World population is now 7 billion.
Internet users 2.405 billion. (  )

This gives 1200 internet users for one account. Can they give reasonable income?

Average American internet user is spending 8 to 10 hours per day online. 80% is spent in mail, facebbook, Twitter and Search. Only 20% is spent for content reading for leisure. May be it means, 80% of the time is spent for business reasons or business related transactions and only 20% is spent for leisure transctions. During leisure time he may visit about 15 pages. The pages may contain 2 to 3 ads per page. ATKearney estimates that it will translate to 6 cents per users at $1.80 per 1000 ad impressions.

This means that average site can have 7200 cents per day, which is 72 dollars per day. It is plausible if 1200 visitors are visiting 18,000 pages a day. Or it can be interpreted that on an average the adsense publishers can have 18,000 page views per day. Interesting number.

Trillion web pages indexed by Google in 2008

Montly unique visitors to US Retail sites

2009 report
September 2009
Internet users visits average 2,645 pages in a month

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Creation and Evolution - Both Processes Exist at the Same Time

God and Nature have a relation. Most of the religions make God supreme and state that God controls nature. In Hindu religion, nature frequently goes to God to seek his help. But, it is nature that makes soul to live in it as a living being. Soul has to escape the viles of nature to trap it and make his a part of it. So nature has its own laws and God has his own laws. So it is triangular game with free will or limited free will of each living being and unlimited powers of God and Nature.

Accepting evolution and even forced evolution when man is able to create many hybrid living beings, is not a problem. But that still does not rule out the creation by God at an ancient time or even now.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Democracy 2015 - An Interesting Election and Political Initiative in UK

Andreas Whittam Smith, founder of the independent announced a plan for new political movement and party in UK for 2015 elections.

It is an interesting initiative. Read more about it.

5 September 2012 article.

A site - but not active now

Twitter Account - Active 14.11.2012

An official campaign video


Uploaded by Democracy 2015

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Top YouTube Videos - Categories and Periods


Only today I come to see this compilation of Top Videos by YouTube more clearly. How come I do not about this information earlier. It happens like that only. Even though we are very active on internet every day, we still miss so many things. We need bloggers, social network participants and traditional print media to report on these useful online content frequently so that more and more people become aware of them and use them if they are useful to them.

YouTube charts - Top YouTube Videos Lists

Autos and Vehicles

Top In Education


This Week

This month

All time

Films and Animation

Heer - Hindi film song from film Jab Tak hai Jaan



Science and Technology


Travel and Events

Online Retailing in USA and World

What is the world GDP in 2011?

$69.9 trillion

What is USA's GDP in 2011?

$15.07 trillion

What is China's GDP in 2011?
$7.29 trillion

What is Japan's GDP in 2011?
$5.86 trillion

What is Germany's GDP in 2011?
$3.60 tn

What is France's GDP in 2011?
$2.77 tn

What is Brazil's GDP in 2011?
$2.49 tn

What is UK's GDP in 2011?

What is Italy's GDP in 2011?
$2.19 tn

What is Russia's GDP in 2011?
$1.85 tn

What is India's GDP in 2011?
$1.82 tn

What is retail sales in USA in 2011?

$4.7 trillion
For forecasts of six month ahead sales visit
December 2012 sales forecasted at $470 billion

What is online retail sales in USA in 2011?

Online retail sales or E-commerce topped $200 billion in 2011.

It will go up to $327 billion dollars by 2016 forecasted Forrester. Its share is 7% presently. Will go up to 9% by 2016.
In 3 of the 30 retail categories presently online sales are above 20%.
It is expected that 8 categories will have above 20% online sales by 2016.

Online sales format and experience in 2012 and likely format and experience in 2020.
PWC 2012 report -

In India in 2011-2012 online retailing is $10 billion in around $750 billion retail sales. By 2020, online retail is projected to be $200 billion dollar. A big increase in 8 years. Online retailing is a growth business in India.

Top 100 retailers
Walmart tops the list with $316 billion in USA and $453.9 billion worldwide.
Kroger is the second with 85.49 billion in USA.

Top 50 online retailers in USA September 2012
Amazon tops the list
Walmart second

A report on Cyber Monday - Monday after Thanksgiving Day in November

Sunday, November 4, 2012

History of Islam

Restatement of History of Islam is an effort of the Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project (DILP).

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mass Customization of Media - Digital Media Achievement

Digital media by providing blogging platforms and social networks provided the mechanism for mass customization of media. Today people are able to search for many more queries of their through digital media. More doubts of people are getting cleared.

Digital media vehicles by making everybody an author made mass customization of media possible and made it a reality.

Digital Media Q&A platforms are providing answer to a question of individuals through participation of millions people in the activity. One person's doubt is getting answered through mass media.

Is Mass Customization the Future of Online Media?

Idea of Social Store
July 2012

External Sites - Page Linking Policy

External Sites - Page Linking Policy for Blogs maintained by Narayana Rao

Linking to external sites and pages is an important activity as it promotes online content and makes more people aware of the content. Also references to online content is through links only.This is one way of social network content recommendation. There are many online articles which are good and appropriate to certain group of readers, but they do not get visitors because potential readers are unaware of them. Hence including links to external sites in both articles as well as bibliographies is an important online activity.

In our blogs, we provide external links as references and bibliographic collections. Also, Blog book collection is our way of collecting various online articles into chapters and  books on various subjects. But we take care to see that all external links are to content pages or sites that have copy right or permission to host the content. We make it a point to link to the sites of authors or publishers.

Videos are important online content now and they also suffer neglect as many readers are not ware of them. Providing links to videos or embedding videos is an important online activity. But we take care to see that links are provided or videos are embedded of YouTube Partners only. Otherwise, we check whether it is uploaded by an organization that has created the video itself. We take care all the care to see that only videos uploaded copyright holders are linked or embedded in blog posts. In case of any error, we remove the video or the post at the earliest.

We provide links to Google Books pages, as it provides preview facility and some books are of full view and they are helpful to learners and faculty members. Main focus of our blogs is education even though there are blogs catering to some leisure time and fitness activities that are essential to all learners.

We will not link to any site that expressly prohibits linking to it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Privacy Policy - Blogs Maintained by Narayana Rao

We maintain many blogs on Blogger platform catering to various subjects and fields. Advertisement of Google AdSense Network and Associated Third Party Vendors are displayed in these blogs.

Advertising networks, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to to the blog/website. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to these blogs/sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page. Alternatively, users can opt out of  more vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Friday, October 26, 2012

AdSense Policies to Stop Plagiarism and Discourage Promotion of Plagiarised Content

If your website or blog contains copy-right content in any page, AdSense will be removed when it Google AdSense people come to know of it in their automatic scrutiny or when someone complains.

Also if your site contains links to sites that are hosting copy right materials without permission, AdSense will be removed when it finds out in its scrutiny process or when a complaint is received.

This is a good policy to bring discipline in online world. I came across certain site expressly writing that people are not allowed to link to material in that site without permission. So AdSense publishers have to take note of this condition also. If a site prohibits linking, AdSense publishers can't link to that site. Normally sites encourage linking to get traffic to their sites. But there are some sites writing very clearly upfront that linking is not permitted.

Embedding of YouTube Videos

Many YouTube videos are not posted by their copy right owners but by others. AdSense publishers may have to be careful with this situation also. As a precaution, it will be prudent if only videos of YouTube partners are embedded. Some YouTube videos have prohibited embedding. There is no issue as you one can't embed them.

See content policies of AdSense



AdSense warnings and Expected Response

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FaceBook Pages - BlogZone Members

Narayana Rao KVSS

De-de Mulligan, CMP, CMM
Bonnie Franks    
Sally Kuhlman    
Scott McFadden  

Facebook page given bloggers in the Linkedin Community Page of The Blog Zone. Being assembled to facilitate follow/like by Blogzone members as well as other readers.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Twitter Ids - Blogzone Members

Connect with Bloggers by following their twitter accounts.



@NotAlways_Right  manufactuing, weld design
@mbmomblogger    I will set up a list with all of you in it on Twitter!/anca1268


@mikehaberman     @hrcomplianceguy!/manikashyap!/ShirleySlick!/OLifestyleButiq!/vampcatlady



@kg1insights  I followed all her comment in the thread!/harryoza
@vickcook01!/jakelangwith, twitter is
@artiepatel!/SarinaTomel mention

@OXYcreative     @GingrlyDesigned

@CraigMoir1  @cmoir727
@kikidell  Knolzone!
@HMaJPD  David Kleen

Ids of members replying on 17.10.2012 and after


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Social Content and Social Content Producers

What is social media?
My definition.
It is collection of papers/periodicals run by each individual participant with an unschedule.

Brian Solis is trying to develop the concept of Social content. There can be traditional media content on Social media platforms. But it is not social content.

Social content is not only consumable but is also shareable and actionable and  acts as catalyst for relevant conversations.

Social content producers  begin with the social media outcomes they wish to see and reverse engineer content strategies to enliven them.

Performance Artists and Angry and Sullen Crowds

Performance artists sometimes face angry, sullen and uninterested crowds. Still, professionals they are, they have to enact their performance and try to attract the attention of the audience and thrill them.

Came across the incident where, highly applauded singer, Ronald Hayes has to face the ire of Germans in Berlin. Came across the incident in a book Schuler first.


Experience of Ronald Hayes

When Hayes visited Berlin in September 1923 he found the appreciation slightly harder to come by. Time magazine that year wrote:

To Germans, black men are “colonials”; they encountered them in the French line during the War; more recently, in the Ruhr. Learning that a member of this unpopular race was to appear publicly in their midst, Berliners were indignant. Protests were made to the American Ambassador against the “impertinence” of permitting a Negro to be heard on the concert stage, against the lèst majesté of offering musically scrupulous Berlin the tunes of the Georgia cotton-pickers.

Not entirely surprisingly, when Hayes appeared on stage, the audience started booing and hissing almost immediately. Hearing the noise the apprehensive singer suddenly decided to change his rehearsed programme and started the evening singing Schubert’s Du Bist Die Ruh. It was a German favourite and the crowd quietened almost immediately but by the end of the song, the audience, throwing their prejudice aside, were on their feet cheering and applauding the black American singer.

Crazy Working Mom - Striking Mom - The Blog That Went Viral

covered in many papers globally

Google search for striking mom returned 23 million results.

She appeared and appearing in TV shows.

What is social media? - An Explanation

What is social media? 

My definition

It is collection of papers/periodicals run by each individual participant with an unschedule

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Investor and Investment Education - A Critique - Paper by Narayana Rao

Access the article from

Page 81

search for Narayana Rao in

Balawindara Siṅgha, Jaspal Singh
Deep and Deep Publications, 01-Jan-2005 - 218 pages
Proceedings of the Seminar on Capital Market Reforms; in Indian context.

About Social Media Users - Demographics, Usage and Growth

What is social media?
My definition
It is collection of papers/periodicals run by each individual participant with an unschedule.

An exhaustive study of Twitter Statistics

Indian Users on Facebook Statistics -2010

It is I who must begin - Poem by Vuclav Havel

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Online Presence - Personal Branding and Resume

5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years

Job seeker passion is important.
Blogging on the issue shows it.

Employers are searching web for better candidates.

Personal Branding

William Arruda, founder of Reach Personal Branding, says “Your brand resides in the hearts and minds of those around you.”

Your brand is your personal DNA -- the combination of personal attributes, values, strengths, and passions that people know you for and that represent the value you offer.

It’s up to you to communicate a crystal clear, consistent message across multiple channels – online and offline – that differentiates your unique promise of value and resonates with your target audience.

Online Personal Branding Increases Your Hireability

by George R. Milne, Professor of Marketing, Isenberg School of Management - UMass Amherst

Career Branding:
What's the Value of Your Personal Brand?
A Quintessential Careers Quiz
Dr. Randall S. Hansen

Founder of Quintessential Careers, one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the Web, as well CEO of He is also founder of and He is publisher of Quintessential Careers Press, including the Quintessential Careers electronic newsletter, QuintZine. Dr. Hansen is also a published author, with several books, chapters in books, and hundreds of articles. He's often quoted in the media and conducts empowering workshops around the country. Finally, Dr. Hansen is also an educator, having taught at the college level for more than 15 years.

How to Build Your Personal Brand
By Alison Doyle, Guide

Five overlooked aspects of personal branding

CEO and CXO Branding

Why most CEOs don't have a personal brand?
14 Sep 2012

Brand You: Ignore personal brand at your own peril
21 Sep 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Congress Party Videos on YouTube

Congress Party videos are also there on YouTube




BJP Party Videos on YouTube

Political party videos are now appearing on YouTube as quickly as possible.

Live streaming of speech of BJP President Nitin Gadkari



Saturday, September 15, 2012

Blogging to Help in Your Way to Career Stardom

Blogs and Social Networks Give You Credibility

In earlier days, credibility giving sources were limited and centralized.

But now, the credibility sources are more decentralized and  are more freely accessible.

The following are the widely used credibility sources

A track record of having started one or two successful businesses. 

Industry-related blogs with well-written, lively, detailed posts, which receive many comments and tweets/likes/shares per post.

Large, legitimate, real followings on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media networks.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Uploaded the first YouTube Video

On 9.9.2012 uploaded the first YouTube: What is Industrial Engineering?



YouTube Video Uploads - Rules and Regulations

Upload limit for nonpartner is now 15 minutes

Longer length can be permitted if it is an account verified with sms and mobile and if the account has good standing and no copyright complaints.

YouTube community guidelines

Maximum file size on uploads 2 GB

How to upload video to YouTube


Sony HandyCam DCR-SR68E - Support Guides from Sony

Decorating videos and photos

How to get Sony Handycam on Windows Movie Maker


How import videos into a computer

Part 1
Part 2


Part 3


How To Get Videos Off Your Sony Handycam And Use Them On A Mac



Tips and Tricks



Sony Handycam Handy Gudie



Monday, September 3, 2012

Narayana Rao - NRao - Blogs - Bulletin and Promotion Board

Linked to

Bulletin Board 2012




Met Mr. Sajid Khan at Mumbai. Nice to meet people, whom we came across through internet, personally and shake hands with them. Digital communications made more interaction possible among the people on a global basis. And people are also responding in the right way to develop more contacts and relations.

Decide to focus less on blog writing and take up some other activity. But still keep coming back to blogs to update them. Presently collecting 80 videos that are of use in learning English.

Top Knols of Narayana Rao - Now available as blog posts - compilation going on

London Olympics Blogging Project

Started a project Blogging Challenge for the day.
Provides topic ideas to bloggers and then provide a place to share their post links

1 July 2012

Got a new idea today. Started Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management  project.
It will be developed on a day basis and month basis.
1 July Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

29 June 2012

30 June is Social Media Day.

Greetings to all Social Media Community Members.

2 June 2012
Interesting idea of the day is learning Japanese Kanji. Made some blog posts on it. There are good and useful pages.

1 May 2012

Life without Knol has begun. I have to modify many knol books. Today I modified the book on DBMS.
Two chapters only I could modify.It will take a lot of time to locate and change links in these knol books. But I like the idea of knol books and I shall put in efforts to bring them into shape.

Articles on management in Management Theory Review Blog

Made lists of articles posted in the blog from Knol.

List 1

List 2

List 3

List 4

List 5

List 6

List 7


21.4.2012 My post in Knol Help Page

Thank you and Best Wishes to all.

We are approaching the last day. We can not interact on Knol anymore. Of course once or twice, I shall post more in this forum. I hope most of the active authors migrated their content. But still there is lot of content that is not migrated. There is time till 1 October 2012 to migrate the content.

As an author who posted around 6000 items, and also as I decided to move to Blogger, I could migrate so far around 1500 knols through redirects. I am able to get around two-thirds of page views in my new location. May be as I post more items by 1 October, my page views will improve. We did face some inconveniences on Knol and we are a part of the abandoned project also. But still personally, this experience has benefited me on the overall. I thank all members of the Knol project. Angry discussions related to aspects or quantity, quality and performance are OK. They made us think and modify our activities and improve. Let us be friends wherever we meet online or offline. Best wishes to all.

I request all Knol authors to make effort to inform others their new location through this forum, Google+ or Twitter or any other means. My main blogs that are having migrated knols are:

Management Theory Review

MBA Course Knowledge Center

MBA - India Specific Knowledge Center

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center

Blog Books - Online Textbooks - Catalogue

India - Information - News, Features and Essays

NRao Blogs

Look forward to interesting interaction

With best regards


It is possible to have a list of the 700,000+ Knols posted.
What will be its use? I do not know. But may be I can see all the knols that I posted date wise and give the new links. If some knol authors want to they can also give the links if I can post the total database. But it will take a long long time. I spent around 3 to 4 hours today to post around 6 lists.

Knols Posted on 24 July 2008 -24-7-2008
Knols Posted 23 July 2008 - 23-7-2008 Part Last


Updated the top blogs pages

Top BlogSpot Blogs

Top Tumblr Blogs

Top WordPress Blogs

Best Selling Books Lists

Saturday, September 1, 2012

What is Wisdom? - Different Viewpoints


a : accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge
b : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight

 Psychologists pretty much agree it involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs. There's an awareness of how things play out over time, and it confers a sense of balance.

Wise people generally share an optimism that life's problems can be solved and experience a certain amount of calm in facing difficult decisions.


This entry will provide a general overview, and analysis of, some dominant views on the topic of wisdom. It will cover several versions of four general approaches to understanding what is wisdom: (1) wisdom as epistemic humility, (2) wisdom as epistemic accuracy, (3) wisdom as knowledge, and (4) wisdom as knowledge and action.

Wisdom of God - Explanation in Bible

A. W. Tozer and J. I. Packer have defined wisdom as follows:

“In the Holy Scriptures wisdom, when used of God and good men, always carries a strong moral connotation. It is conceived as being pure, loving, and good.… Wisdom, among other things, is the ability to devise perfect ends and to achieve those ends by the most perfect means. It sees the end from the beginning, so there can be no need to guess or conjecture. Wisdom sees everything in focus, each in proper relation to all, and is thus able to work toward predestined goals with flawless precision.”

A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy (San Francisco: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1961), p. 66.
J. I. Packer, Knowing God,   (Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 1973) p. 80.

To be further developed

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Books - Best Sellers - 1980-89

1.      8-Week Cholesterol Cure Robert Kowalski
2. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Robert Fulghum
3. All My Best Friends George Burns
4. Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient Norman Cousins
5. And More by Andy Rooney Andrew A. Rooney
6. Approaching Hoofbeats: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Billy Graham
7. Be Happy – You Are Loved! Robert H. Schuller
8. Be-Happy Attitudes Robert H. Schuller
9. Best of James Herriot James Herriot Yes
10. Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book Better Homes and Gardens Books


Beatitudes - The Be-Happy Attitudes from Bible - Robert Schuller

What is beatitude?

Beatitude is blessedness. God has blessed you. The state of a person who is blessed by the God is blessedness.

Understand from the opposite of it.

The opposite of beatitude is misery.
Misery means being afflicted unwillingly with painful sufferings.

Beatitude is happiness and bliss. It is an attitude toward things that happen in our life on earth. Jesus preached the beatitudes for the Kingdom of Heaven.

While the Beatitudes of Jesus provide a way of life that promises salvation (peaceful and blissful life after death), they also provide peace in the midst of our trials and tribulations on this earth. )




The Be-Happy Attitudes: Eight Positive Attitudes That Can Transform Your Life
by Robert H. Schuller

Schuller gave very good explanation and illustrations of the use of beatitudes in every day life and happiness.

Some of the Schuller's explanation is available in this document.

Sermon on the Mount - Primer

About Robert Schuller

Be Attitudes - Explanation of each beatitude - Mason United Methodist Church

1. Be poor in spirit - Accept that you are poor in comparison the God. Accept that you are poor in  comparison to the society - the universal spirit.

2. Mourning - May be you are mourning - Believe for the best in future

3. Be Meek  - Meek is translation for Greek - praotes.

Aristotle defines meekness, praotēs as the mean between orgilotēs,
which means excessive anger, and aorgēsia, which means excessive

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Twitter Launched Certified Products

Twitter users can use these products with more confidence.

Attensity, ExactTarget, HootSuite, Mass Relevance, Radian6, Sprinklr, SocialFlow, Crimson Hexagon, Dataminr, Topsy, DataSift, and Gnip.

About the Products

Attensity Attensity Respond provides a real-time view of the conversations that are happening right now on Twitter by identifying the trends developing in those conversations, before they become issues.

ExactTarget ExactTarget allows you to support an unlimited amount of social media conversations. Begin keeping records of customer interactions on Twitter to help reveal consumer preferences, archive past support assistance, and more.

HootSuite HootSuite allows you to send and schedule Tweets, listen using search, list and keyword tracking streams, as well as monitor Mentions, Direct Messages, Sent Tweets, Favorited Tweets, and more in dedicated streams.

Mass Relevance Mass Relevance is a social integration platform enabling producers and marketers to aggregate, filter, and integrate real-time social content into virtually any brand or media experience.

Radian6 Radian6 helps your company listen, engage, and measure your outreach across teams and departments.

Sprinklr Sprinklr helps gauge the interests of an audience, join conversations, create long-term relationships, prioritize responses, facilitate real-time customer support, and mitigate potential crisis.

SocialFlow SocialFlow's platform optimizes delivery and evaluates your messages in real time, publishing items at the precise moments when they will maximize clicks, Retweets, mentions and follower growth.

Certified Analytics Products

Attensity Attensity Analyze continuously monitors and analyzes conversations on Twitter helping you track and analyze ongoing relevant conversations about your brands, products, competitors, and more, identify influential opinion leaders and sources, understand sentiment and issues, and keep on top of industry trends.
Crimson Hexagon Crimson Hexagon delivers an accurate view of how engaged online consumers truly think and feel about a brand or issue.

Dataminr Dataminr's analytics engine transforms social media streams into actionable signals for clients in the financial and government sectors, providing one of the earliest warning systems for market-relevant information, noteworthy events and emerging trends.

ExactTarget ExactTarget helps identify metrics from Twitter campaigns so success is measured with actual results with reporting, Rollup Views that combine multiple reports, and the Export to Excel function, so you can always turn your results into tangible data.

HootSuite HootSuite provides an overview of your Twitter account by tracking the number of followers, following, lists, mentions; comparing keywords over time; monitoring and Twitter sentiment.

Radian6 Radian6 provides enhanced demographics, in-depth sentiment analysis, natural language processing, and discovery of online influences, emerging issues, and trending topics.

Sprinklr Sprinklr helps gauge the interests of an audience, join conversations, create long-term relationships, prioritize responses, facilitate real-time customer support, and mitigate potential crisis.

Topsy Topsy helps online publishers understand what keywords and links are most popular right now on the social web and provides publishers with highly relevant, influence-ranked, brand-safe content that they can link to their site, further increasing page views and other engagement metrics.

Certified Data Reseller Products

DataSift DataSift creates filters through their API to deliver the Tweets you need from Twitter's Firehose on keywords, location, sentiment, influence and other meta-data attached to each Tweet.

Gnip Filters for the Tweets you want or get a sampling of the Twitter Firehose. Pricing depends on data volume and the complexity of filtering your streams.

Topsy Topsy Data Services provide access to all publicly available tweet content over multiple years together with proprietary measurements that quantify the volume and characteristics of communication for any keyword, term or domain of interest.

Monday, August 27, 2012

About Lent - Christian Religious Rituals Period

The season of Lent spans 40 weekdays beginning on Ash Wednesday and climaxing during Holy Week with Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday), Good Friday, and concluding Saturday before Easter.   )

The period of Lent in terms of calendar days changes from year to year. For 2013; the days are

February 13 - Ash Wednesday
March 24 - Palm Sunday
March 28 - Maundy (Holy) Thursday
March 29 - Good Friday
March 31 - Easter Sunday (Western Christianity - Roman Catholic, Anglican Communion, Protestant Churches, etc.)
May 5 - Easter Sunday (Orthodox Christianity - Eastern Orthodox Churches)   )

There is difference in dates between Western and Eastern churches
(       )

The period of Lent is to be observed by the persons who want to join the christian faith and it also to be  observed of the christian community to accept the new person into the faith. It is used as a period of reflection and repentance for sins committed.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Como jogar futebol

Como jogar futebol?
How to play football?

Como aprender a jogar futebol – aulas de futebol – Internet – regras do futebol – técnicas do futebol

Como escrever uma redação

Como escrever uma redação
How to write an essay

Como Escrever Bem uma Redação
How to Write Well - Writing an Essay

Como fazer uma boa redação
How to make good writing

Neste artigo você vai ver: dicas de como fazer uma redação.
In this article you will see: tips on how to write an essay.

abaixo seguem alguns passos importantes para que se escreva uma redação com qualidade e coerência, facilitando assim ás pessoas que lerem a entenderem á idéia passada por quem está escrevendo.

below are some important steps for you to write an essay with quality and consistency, making it easier to people who read will understand the idea passed by whoever is writing.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Vedic - Hindu Wisdom - Thoughts from Sacred Books, Saints, Gurus and Yogis


Vedic Wisdom by Shri PVR Narasimha Rao

Swami Krishnananda - A Messenger of Peace and Wisdom
Articles by Swami Krishnananda included in the book. 

The Knol of Wit and Wisdom

The Knol of Wit and Wisdom

The Knol of Wit and Wisdom

Wit and Wisdom for all to contribute and see

This open collaboration knol is an attempt for all to contribute their own piece of wisdom. Whether it is a recipe, a quote, or just a plain tip, your contribution will be displayed for all to see. Please type your first name next to your tip.

 Wise and witty, Knol is witsdom!

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  • "Always" and "never" are binary words that practically always I practically never use.
  • To be uncertainty averse is to be afraid or what we don't know what to be afraid of.

We not only under utilize our emotional intelligence, we pollute it. As a result personal human capital is misunderstood, misdeveloped and misused; and this affects all human behavior. As a result the brain speaks one language, the mind speaks another and much gets lost in translation.

Pure happiness is a litmus test of the pure self. If you do not have pure happiness then you do not have a pure self. Pure happiness is a symptom of your pure self. 

Trying to create pure happiness is the same as trying to create a pure life, a wise life. Pure happiness is an innate expression of the pure self. Learning to become wise boils down to learning to become happy. Selflessness being the key to wisdom means that selflessness is the key to pure happiness. Learning to become selfless is learning to become wise which generates wise behavior which produces pure happiness.

Fragrance is hard to define; yet there is a humongous perfume industry. Similarly wisdom is hard to define and man can develop an even bigger wisdom industry.
Man has not figured out wisdom but has a good understanding of its attributes; so he keeps seeking wisdom by trying to cultivate its attributes. It is like trying to cultivate the apple without the apple tree. By trying to create wisdom through cultivating its attributes man ends up creating neither.

We must wake up to the fact that we cannot define fragrance yet look at the fragrance industry! Why can't we do the same with the wisdom industry. Fragrance is a luxury while wisdom is not only an essential necessity; it brings with it health, wealth and happiness.

Transmitting knowledge is a fact similar to throwing a stone into the water: the greater weight or more content produced concentric circles that expand to reach a greater number of human beings.
If we read twice a book at second time or turn to watch a movie or a play and we have a different view of the previous time, it means that our knowledge has increased.
The knowledge is transmitted in different ways. Let’s use them to grow in wisdom.
Many people think they are smart if they know a lot of data but cannot connect it.
True intelligence is analyzing related data to decide correctly.

P V Ariel

Few Wisdom Quotes for this knol ‘The knol of wit and wisdom’
(Part I)   (An adaptation from the booklet Ruth)
Desperate choices are seldom the best choices.
Don’t expect time to stand still just because you do. More @
 DR. WOODROW KROLL’S QUOTES FROM ‘GIANTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (Part II)   (An adaptation from the booklet Esther)
You may feel lonely, but you need never feel alone
A life empty of values is a life without value.
Tolerance is often championed by people who nothing to stand for.
Read more @
DR. WOODROW KROLL’S QUOTES FROM ‘GIANTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (Part III)  (An adaptation from the booklet Lessons On Living From Elijah)
Others may fail you, but God never will.
When God closes a door, He always opens a window.
Actions are based on priorities and priorities are based on faith.
More @
DR. WOODROW KROLL’S QUOTES FROM ‘GIANTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT (Part IV)  (An adaptation from the booklet Jeremiah)
The God who know you best knows the best for you
Let the Guide of your youth be the Guide of your life.
The end is coming—and then what will you do?


  • You can do anything if you try your best. Oh, and have lots of money.
  • When in doubt, right-click and select "delete."
  • People tell you to believe in yourself. But what exactly about yourself do you need to believe in?
  • A Money Needer's Poem
    I need some money.
    Need it bad.
    Any way
    for it to be had?
    I know! I know!
    I've found a way.
    I'll write a book
    about writing a play!
    Think it through.
    Write it down.
    That's chapter one.
    I like this! I like this!
    It's becoming quite fun.
    Make a draft.
    There's chapter two.
    So fun! So fun!
    Break time, need the loo.
    Argh. This stuff is hard.
    Maybe I should rethink?
    I must try! I must try!
    Or get called a rat fink.
    Um, finish your play?
    Polish it up?
    I guess, here's chapter three.
    But now that I see it...
    That's quite enough for me.

Peter Greenfinch (via his clone, Confusioux)

About decisions and behavior

  • Always and never are binary words that practically always I practically never use.
  • Before making a decision, sleep over it, even if it makes you sleepless.
  • If you smile without any reason, some idiots will consider you as an idiot. It is a way to detect them.
  • Decide with your head, your heart, your guts, your feet. Or just ask your spouse.
  • Not to get fried, stay underground, potatoes tell us
  • Secret agents never talk, as they say.
  • Speculation is to decide according to how we see the future. Human beings do it all the time, which is why they differ from lettuces.
  • Pity the confusion of the mad chameleons that endlessly adapt their color to one another.
  • Boredom is a factory with two lines of products: wise ideas and silly impatient moves. When bored, press the right mental button!
  • Mistakes come from bad cognition (reasoning, memory), emotional biases (frights, desires)or automaticity (habit, reflex..). For a big mistake, better combine the three. 

About money

  • Inventing money gave birth to arithmetics, writing, and thus History. A small step for the purse, a big step for mankind!
  • Money is the Swiss army knife of the economy. Have it in your pocket, or have a bank carry it for you.
  • To cancel out the pain due to losing one euro you have to gain at least two euros (just paraphrasing the "prospect theory" from Nobel prize Daniel Kahneman).
  • Many consider that a problem that can be solved with money is not a problem (stolen).
  • A fool and his money get soon parted away (stolen also, not the money but the quote ;-))
  • Do deep pockets make smart? Or does smartness make deep pockets ? Science is still looking for a hint of any correlation.

About knowledge and uncertainty
  • The main obstacle to knowledge is not ignorance but the absence of doubts.
  • To kneel in front of generally accepted knowledge without asking questions is not knowledge but kneeledge
  • To have doubts about uncertainty is not enough to be certain
  • Better feel uncertain about certainties, as uncertainty is more certain.
  • To be uncertainty averse is to be afraid or what we don't know what to be afraid of.
  • All along your life you have to learn, which needs efforts, and sometimes to de-learn, which needs much more efforts.
  • Some people are trying to know what you think they think about what you think. This makes it a bit hard not to disappoint them.
  • As a personal hygiene, I don't leave my neurons be contaminated by favorite quotes. I prefer to invent my own platitudes. You are welcome to make this ...your favorite quote.
  • Kant found it hard to swallow all what was said about reason. Like me he expressed some criticism. But we worked separately and never took a beer together.
  • Wikipedia's motto is "An article about a topic should never be written by somebody who knows the topic, any expert should be burnt as "original". Knol's motto is "if you know something, don't hide it selfishly, just write a knol !"
About society
  • Globalization is the world becoming itself.
  • The human beings own society but society does not own the human beings 
  • A government supported by the poor might logically want to have more poors. It does not mean that one supported by the rich would want more rich people.
  • The day there are more politicians than citizens, the citizens will run the show, thanks to rarity.
  • Walking on the moon was a big step for mankind. To have all national days fall on the same day would be a bigger one.
  • Identity is the road to conformity. Nobody is identical to somebody else. Cloning will not change it.
  • To focus one's attention on one's roots should not go as far as thinking like a vegetable.
  • The purpose of an enclosed economy is to lead to an enclosed society in which the citizens close their mouth

About arts and sciences

  • Art without creation is dead beauty
  • Neither intelligent design nor survival of the fittest explains the existence of the taxpayer.
  • On planets that rotate fast and where the night fall any other second, strobe lamps sell like hot pies.
  • Strange that what is called space travel is done in vehicles that have no more space than a closet.
  • Bayesian probabilities tell, contrarily to the standard laws of randomness, and to a general opinion, that a dead cat cannot die again, even less seven times.
  • Buses are sausages of compressed human beings. Some of them fly and are called planes.
  • Intensive research in neuroeconomics has detected many behavioral biases. Expect that lawmakers declare similar research in neuropolitics politically incorrect.
  • Einstein thought that God does not play dice with the Universe. It is true that no cubic planets have ever been detected.

Minoo bhagia

  • What is better than presence of mind in a railway accident ? ----- Absence of body.
  • I wish he had at least half an eye so that I would have seen him eye to eye . I am very angry with a person who makes eyes and want to throw dust in his eyes and hang on him by the eyelids so that he minds his own eyes and does not set eyes on the apple of one's eye as in the eyes of law this is a crime.So better live with a friendly eye and do not view with a jealous eye.Be all eyes till you are up to the eyes.At times I can not make him open his eyes as his eyes are bigger than his bellies.This is nothing but all my eyes and Betty Martin so be out of eyeshot of my eyes and have an eye on who makes eyes as eye for eye is the only answer in my mind's eye.See him eye to eye and make him open his eyes and tell him to mind his own eyes.Do not just sit and put fingers in your eyes, be as clear as the eye of the day with an eye wash.
  • Who is asking a question which does no exist. He thinks he is Another Solomon.Keep on giving him pieces of your mind till it gives no sign of life.Do not give him ear otherwise it will be in his custody forever.Giving away body in pieces is a matter of give and take so do not give up.I would rather give the whole world to take back my ear which was given away just to give ground to clear the doubt whether the question exists or not and to answer my purpose after all it is my duty to answer to the door.Be all ears and please give ears to what I am saying.
  • Many people say money is immaterial to them but it becomes material once it comes to them.
  • All things are done by the finger of God then why is he teaching us where to keep our fingers , twist him round his fingers as if fingers are all thumbs.Do not let him slip through your fingers till he twists himself to the finger nails.Then look at his fingers, I am sure he is having finger itch at his finger tips to have a finger in every pie we have made.Take it easy and show him his way with your wet fingers.
  • Minoo Bhagia & Sajid Khan Just as MB said money is our 6th sense we can say that wisdom is our main sense!
  • Wit knol is rising bit by bit and at this stage we must all do our bits to accelerate it's speed.Cuddle your    brain a little bit or suck , pick one's brain , stick like a leech if you want to have bread and butter with Angela as she is bread and butter miss .Do you know which side of her bread is more buttered ? It is buttered on both sides.Come on do not just go blackberrying , do the best of your abilities. If all the contributors want to have party tonight wait a little bit.
  • Cultivate forgiveness and tolerance :)
  • Keep awake during discussion
  • Injure none
  • Pass no sarcastic remarks
  • Utter not harsh words
  • Make all happy
  • You can not make an omelet without breaking eggs so hit the nail on your head on it's nail as hard as nail and quite right as nail even if it is a hard nut to crack.Now you can see eye to eye whether you are a mad man or made man , do you have maggot's in your brain or it is full of grey matter.Are you -1 or +1, if you are below +2 you can sow some seeds of wisdom tree.That wasn't a nailed up drama but a naked truth that you really opened up the laboratory of your mind in a mad minute.
  • Heart should be in the right place to win one's heart.One should not have his heart in his mouth so that he can loose the heart easily.
  • Knowledge and understanding are the pith and marrow of the wisdom.
  • You are going to teach grandmother to suck the eggs ? She is already taking part in egg and spoon race.I am sure she is as full as an egg is of meat.the scene is definitely going to be all sausages and meat.This race is meat and drink for her.She is quite sure that egg is egg and spoon is spoon not basket.For god's sake take a fast hold of her by making it fast because fast people live fast and pass away fast like all eggs in one basket.What did you say ? you are still in egg.Make it fast because if she is faster than you then you will be as full as an egg.
  • Do not fall for her as it is considered as a fall of man.You should fall away from her and fall upon a fallen angel and let the world see it as a fall of the year.You can fall on her if your plan of falling on fallen angel has failed off.Put an end to this falling off business otherwise you will fall into falling sickness and whole world will say that you have fallen on evil times and you will come in the category of one who keeps on falling till he fails to fall. 

Anonymous (and for authors who would not like to disclose their names)

  • Money will not solve your problems; only you can do that

kalle schwarz

  • make money makes the world go down .
  • property is theft (quote (stolen)
  • people are naturally wired for pictures and stories .
    effective storytelling dramatically improves knowledge transfer [Ron Young]
  • looking for a "magic way" ? we are that magic way .
    discussion solves everything [Spiros Kakos]
  • remember that ideas and creativity can come from anywhere; it’s the development of the idea that makes it unique [Mark Hess]
  • we didn't come into this world hard wired to google . [Douglas McKee]
  • charisma -- start with, by gently caressing under the chin . [Kyriacos Kyprou]
  • each woman has more emotional intelligence than the wisest man .
  • happy mother, happy child . be happy to make others happy (for minoo) .
  • the more is already there, the easier you can increase it even more . (I hope this is true for this page too) 

Sajid Khan

I have a very clear path to a better world but I cannot do it alone. I am a theorist just like a script writer; who still needs the whole movie production team to make the movie. Are you with me?
I now have a very clear path to clean up much of the mess in the world today.
It is definitely due to the lack of our understanding what the mind is. The mind is the most important part of every human being. The fact that we have failed to define the mind has led to this lack of even trying to educate each mind to the +2 super mature level. The higher the intelligence and the emotional intelligence; the higher the mind. We have cutting edge subjects like math and science for developing intelligence and zero subjects for developing emotional intelligence. And herein lies the problem. The mind is powered by intelligence and emotional intelligence and so we have a highly developed professional intelligence while our emotional intelligence is left undeveloped. Fortunately many factors contribute to a small section of humanity developing their emotional intelligence to the super mature level. While the vast majority is left to a life of struggle due to a messed up emotional intelligence.
The Mind.
The mind is a super sense that is formed by a mixture of the five senses and is powered by intelligence and emotional intelligence. The mind is a process that is projected by the brain in the form of self consciousness. Self consciousness takes the input from the five senses and with the help of intelligence and emotional intelligence acts/reacts to navigate life. The mind is a projection of the brain which the brain uses to become self conscious. The brain physically synthesizes the input from the five senses and these together form the mixture/compound of the mind. The quality of the brain determines the quality of the mind.
The question is that it does not matter what the mind is; the question is is there a way to educate/make the mind super mature? The highest quality mind is powered by selflessness! And selflessness can be taught. Every mind can be made selfless! Thus every mind can be made +2 super mature!!!


I think that you need to look inside yourself for wisdom. You have to believe in yourself and understand yourself completely. It doesn't matter how intelligent you are: if you are comfortable with yourself you will be smart, no matter what the situation.

Wit, on the other hand, is something you learn. My wit stems from British comedies and farces and Early Modern dramas and comedies by Shakespeare, Fletcher and Beaumont and all the other great playwrights of that era. I think also that wit is an acquired taste -- you either like it or not!!!   

Sajid Khan

'The brain is the engine, while the car is the physical body of the human being where the mind is the driver of this car of life.'

It is very clear to me that wisdom is a compound where all its individual attributes/ingredients have in them all the other attributes of wisdom. Wisdom is an all entity where each attribute of wisdom is biochemically compounded to every other attribute of wisdom. They all come together in a single unit of wisdom. Each attribute boils down to wisdom. For example love also contains all the other attributes of wisdom like respect, caring, sacrifice etc. However the chief property that makes love pure is selflessness. Selfless love is pure love. Again selfless caring is wisdom. Selfless sacrifice is wisdom. All the attributes of wisdom are powered by selflessness. Each attribute boils down to selflessness; thus selflessness is wisdom. So it will not be wrong to figure out/assume that by creating selflessness we will be creating wisdom. Selflessness is the power that generates wisdom. In order to become wise one has to become selfless. Becoming selfless means being free of one's own self image/ego as far as possible. Selflessness is known, understood and definable within the paradigm of science! Selflessness can be taught as a pure science subject; just like math and science. Please google 'Self Image Therapy'. 
Fragrance is hard to define; yet there is a humongous perfume industry. Similarly wisdom is hard to define and man can develop an even bigger wisdom industry.
Man has not figured out wisdom but has a good understanding of its attributes; so he keeps seeking wisdom by trying to cultivate its attributes. It is like trying to cultivate the apple without the apple tree. By trying to create wisdom through cultivating its attributes man ends up creating neither.

We must wake up to the fact that we cannot define fragrance yet look at the fragrance industry! Why can't we do the same with the wisdom industry. Fragrance is a luxury while wisdom is not only an essential necessity; it brings with it health, wealth and happiness.
  • Wisdom determines the health, happiness and prosperity of the individual, group and country.
  • Wisdom is the ingredient that sweetens the pudding of life.
  • It is the source of our fundamental talent - the talent to become one's real self.)
  • Where ignorance leaves wisdom enters.
  • Understanding wisdom is harder than becoming wise.
  • Wisdom is the fragrance of the brain.
  • Wisdom is wisdom. It still requires learning the ropes of life to succeed.
  • Tiger Woods without practice is no Tiger Woods.
  • My biggest secret of life is the real me. Your biggest secret of life is the real you.
  • Those who uncover this secret become wise.
  • Wisdom has its limits. It cannot provide ultimate answers, it only provides the best possible answers.
  • Your best is always yet to come.
  • Tomorrow is not another day if you are going to keep repeating the same mistakes again and again. 
  • Love your neighbor for your own mental health.
  • Your best will always be the same until you actualize your true self.
  • To remove your mental miseries remove your emotional brain garbage.
  • I am the best and so are you.
  • It is wise to get rid of your self image.
  • You and your self image will always have a love hate relationship.
  • Your conscience is the real you.
  • The day you and your conscience become one that will be the day. { you were born for }
  • Peace is a fruit of the wisdom tree. You cannot cultivate peace without cultivating the wisdom tree.
  • All the attributes of wisdom are fruits of the wisdom tree. You cultivate one - the wisdom tree - and you cultivate them all.
  • You can try to cultivate the individual fruits without the tree but you will not succeed.
  • You cannot create a mango without the mango tree.
  • The wisdom tree is the key - the key to free will.
  • A squeaky clean brain grantees wisdom.
  • The best you can be is to become wise.
  • The day you understand the implications of winning a billion human race that day you understand your true potential.
  • Your true potential is the real you.
  • Your self image is your emotional boss.
  • Your self image blocks you from becoming wise.
  • Your self image can never make you truly happy, only the real you can.
  • Most humans are Greek to themselves. It need not be so.
  • You cannot say to some one to be truthful and honest while his brain continues to generate selfishness powered by electrochemical reactions. Asking or pleading with a physically and emotionally ignorant brain to stop generating the wrong electrochemical reactions is almost like telling a dirty bed sheet to clean itself! It will never happen.
  • Spiritual intelligence = wisdom =self mastery = +2 emotional intelligence. They are all one and the same entity. You cultivate one you cultivate them all.
       Time is an opportunity disguised as life. Life is an opportunity disguised as time.
       Contextual mindfulness is virtually getting into the mind set of your own self image from the inside out       as well as from an observer's outside in point of view, while at the same time being aware of performing this mind exercise to observe what the mind is observing and the images in parallel mirrors.
As FDR said 'The only thing you need to fear is fear itself'. I will take this statement one step further 'The only thing to fear is to fear the cause that creates fear - thus the only thing to fear is ignorance!'.

Ignorance is a symptom of an impure self just as wisdom is a symptom of the pure self.
'New knowledge is like a drop of fresh water that is
dropped into a glass full of old water.
The key to wisdom is to learn to remove the stale water and replace it with the fresh water'.


  • Aim for the stars. You may reach the moon.
  • Plan to achieve something in the future with what you have  in the present.
  • Make ten friends first. One may help you in time of your need. Friendship day wit and wisdom.
  • Philosopher does not mean possessor of wisdom. It means only lover of wisdom. - Will Durant.
    If mankind was not habitually non-violent, it would have been self-destroyed ages ago. - Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Good Plan is not enough Resilient Execution has to follow it
  • Doing something on your own is hard skill, acknowledging and appreciating achievements of others is soft skill.   Thought by KVSSNRao.
  • In the knol shopping mall, variety stores are flourishing and master's stores are languishing. Try to stock and sell what customers want. Knol Marathon Commentary
  • Success requires the ability to have enthusiasm to try again despite repeated failures. 
    Success is never final; failure is never fatal.
    Be nice to everybody on your way up. You are going to meet them on your way down.

Spiros Kakos

  • When the answer cannot be put into words, neither can the question be put into words. The riddle does not exist. If a question can be framed at all, it is also possible to answer it. Scepticism is not irrefutable, but obviously nonsensical, when it tries to raise doubts where no questions can be asked. For doubt can exist only where a question exists, a question only where an answer exists, and an answer only where something can be said. [Lugwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus]
  • One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar. [Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray]
  • One's real life is often the life that one does not lead. [Oscar Wilde, L'Envoi, 1882]
  • Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. [Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892]
  • Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. [Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 1893, Act I]

Vaidheeswaran S

  • In life, always keep a finger on escape key.
  • A good lecture, short enough to create interest and long enough to cover the subject like a skirt.
  • This too will pass away.
  • Quit smoking is very easy, I quit it many times.
  • People laugh because I'm different, I laugh because they're all the same.
  • If you can dream it, you can do it.
  • Death is hereditary.
  • Infertility is non-hereditary
  • learn flawlessly Live by that learning thoroughly.  
  • A teacher teaches a lesson first and then takes the exam.
    Life takes the exam first, and then teaches a lesson
  • You are never looser until you quit trying 
  • i have no holiday because i have no working day

thomas wright sulcer

  • "The brain is the engine, while the car is the physical body of the human being where the mind is the driver of this car of life." -- according to Sajid Khan
  • "A good lecture, short enough to create interest and long enough to cover the subject like a skirt." -- according to Vaidheeswaran S
  • "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. -- according to Spiros Kakos, quoting Oscar Wilde
  •  "Philosopher does not mean possessor of wisdom. It means only lover of wisdom." -- according to
    KVSSNRao, quoting Will Durant
  • "Cultivate forgiveness and tolerance :)" -- according to Minoo bhagia
  • "To kneel in front of generally accepted knowledge without asking questions is not knowledge but kneeledge" -- according to Peter Greenfinch
  • "I don't know diddly squat" -- according to me :) (but I'm trying to learn!)



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Anonymous - 25 Sep 2011


hi A,
I'm looking forward to the next picture of you
Kalle Schwarz - 10 Mar 2011

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Narayana Rao - 01 Aug 2010


You are missing from the action.

I want you to become active again and reach the milestone of 100,000 page views. Hope you are not very busy and can spare some time once again on knol.
Narayana Rao - 14 May 2010

"Wisdom is Supreme. Therefore, get Wisdom."

"Wisdom is understanding how to apply the eternal laws in your life." Cicero

"Wisdom is the discretionary use of knowledge for the greatest good." Unknown

Peace of Mind in the New Year.
Douglas McKee - 31 Dec 2009

Seasons Greetings To All Visitors

Best Wishes for a Very Happy and Prosperous 2010.

Happy knoling and knolling.

Knoling: reading of knols
Knolling: writing of knols
Narayana Rao - 27 Dec 2009

A Bit Late But Happy

Hi All, I am bit late here, but so happy to participate with this knol, i just inserted some wisdom quotes, hope that it suits to the knol. would like to hear from you. Happy Knoling 2010
P V Ariel - 27 Dec 2009

Good page views

It is nice that there are good weekly page views for the knol.

Should we focus on humor for sometime. Transfer wisdom down and create space for humor at the top. A variation could bring more visitors.
Narayana Rao - 05 Nov 2009
Yes, why not a humor section.
Of course there might be some difficulty at sorting between wit and wisdom in the case of citations which are at the same time deeply wise and still attract roaring laughter (this happens, remember Groucho Marx or Sacha Guitry), but those can appear in both sections. In fact it seems to me that this is the spirit of this page.
So we might start that humor section but if we see that it brings just a collection of meaningless jokes (like French jokes about Belgians or vice versa ;-), we would have in my opinion to get back to the status quo ante.
Peter Greenfinch - 05 Nov 2009
I'm very happy with the page views!

Yes, maybe we should put in subsections for humor and other categories?
Anonymous - 04 Nov 2009

Life takes exam first - good one

Actually, we do not know when life is teaching us, allowing us to practice and when it is taking exam. We live by guessing or estimating the action of life.
Narayana Rao - 05 Nov 2009

Knol Poetry Contest

Angela, Do you want to enter your poem in the contest?
Spiros Kakos - 15 Oct 2009
I just saw your poetry contest on the Bulletin Board. Actually, I have another that I wish to submit, I'll go do that right away.
Anonymous - 15 Oct 2009

A small change in the format

I thought having a top slot for recent additions would be good. When the next one is added, this can be removed. Is there a need for archive for this?
Narayana Rao - 14 Oct 2009

I like the recent additions slot. I don't believe we'll need an archive, but we'll see.
Anonymous - 14 Oct 2009

Short URL

I gave this knol a new and shorter URL:

Hurray for sore fingers (not like I used to type the old URL in anyway, though)!
Anonymous - 01 Aug 2009

70 page views in a week

Some knol authors are writing really high quality knols.

Good for the knol platform and authors.

I felt knol should become TOP 100 Website

Goal of Knol: Knol Authors 100,000 - Knols 1 million - Top 100 Website

Hope wit and wisdom contribute to it.
Narayana Rao - 01 Aug 2009
Yes, I hope it will continue to do so. I'm hoping to attract all kinds of authors with bits of wisdom they would like to contribute.
Anonymous - 01 Aug 2009
Good. It is still maintaining around 70 page views per week.
Narayana Rao - 29 Jul 2009
I think it should be too! I am voting yes in the bulletin board.
Anonymous - 20 Jun 2009

Vaidheeswaran S

Death is hereditary ? I am hearing this for the first time.
What do you mean by that ? you are talking as if death is a disease.
minoo bhagia - 31 Jul 2009
Wow ! no children for an infertile couple.Why didn't I thought of it....just brilliant !
keep it up.

Vaidheeswaran , why don't you write something in philosophy debate.I am the only person from India who is writing over there.You can also join if you want.
minoo bhagia - 31 Jul 2009
thank you.
infertility of a man or woman will not pass because no children for a infertile person. I put this because I felt this tells about death in a different prospective. If wrong tell me I will delete.
Vaidheeswaran Sivanesan - 30 Jul 2009
:) From T shirt ? must be 2BU T-shirt....
That means life is also hereditary , then why only infertility is non hereditary ? I have seen so many families where it is hereditary.
I liked your quote '' Quit smoking is very easy, I quit it many times.''
minoo bhagia - 30 Jul 2009
Thank you for your comment.
I feel this line gives the meaning that death is happening to everybody in the world generation by generation. No one is exception to death.
I got this line from a t-shirt quote.
And I formed one more line like this “infertility is non-hereditary”.
Vaidheeswaran Sivanesan - 29 Jul 2009

Angel (A)

Dear Angela , see what have you done...?
you made all ''sausages and meat '' of my posts.
''Who is asking a question ''..........was an answer to Spiros.. post and....'' twist around your fingers'' was an answer to Vaidheeswaran S....escape key. Now what to do ?
If you permit I can edit it tomorrow as I have lost all my ATP's thinking and writing in philosophy debate.
minoo bhagia - 27 Jul 2009
Okay !
minoo bhagia - 17 Jul 2009
Sorry, minoo! I was trying to organize it, because it's not supposed to be a forum or bulletin board like format, just a small quote or tip you have.
Anonymous - 17 Jul 2009

Removed myself as co-author - This is better

@all authors of this knol: I removed myself as a co-author from the Wit knol. This is because I think this knol is a very good and clever idea YOU had and because I write one sentence I do not deserve to be named a "co-author". Unfortunately I do not have the time to be a co-author to this knol (actually and to be honest I have little time to spend on my own knols...). But thanks anyway! I believe this is the more just thing to do. I will continue posting and supporting you in all the ways I can in this effort! Keep knoling!
Spiros Kakos - 16 Jul 2009
Thanks Spiros. I respect your decision, I was just trying to include all the members of the board. Anytime you want to come back, just let me know.

Anonymous - 16 Jul 2009

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Kalle Schwarz - 14 Jul 2009

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Andreas Kemper - 10 Jul 2009

Very clever idea

This Knol is a very clever idea! Good work people! Looking for more in the near future!
Spiros Kakos - 08 Jul 2009
Thank you Spiros!
Anonymous - 08 Jul 2009

Hope to see more

I hope this knol attracts more authors and visitors and we will have many one liners to enjoy as well as benefit from them.
Narayana Rao - 18 Jun 2009
Anonymous - 18 Jun 2009
Yes, this time it will go into my brain. Last time it did not register.
Narayana Rao - 17 Jun 2009
Ms. Angela, actually. Thanks for the compliment :)
Anonymous - 17 Jun 2009
Nice the knol is progressing and attracting authors. Mr. Angela is a creative person and came out with an interesting idea.
Narayana Rao - 17 Jun 2009
This is a great knol. I really like it.
Shane McGriever - 17 Jun 2009
Thank you for the comment!
Anonymous - 17 Jun 2009