Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Home Page - NRao Blogs



Blogs by Narayana Rao K.V.S.S. - Full List






Special Project - London Olympics


London 2012 Olympics - Information Board

Management Blogs




Management Theory Review
500,000 cumulative hits as on 16.11.2012
812,613 on 6.10.2013

MBA Course Knowledge Center

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center


CFA and Security Analysis and Portfolio Analysis Blogs



CFA Level 1 Topics

Handbook of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Industrial Engineering Blogs



KVSSNRao's Industrial Engineering Handbook

IIT JEE Blogs


(Useful for K-11 and K-12)

Learning Chemistry for IIT JEE
Learning Mathematics for IIT JEE
Physics for IIT JEE

IIT JEE Chemistry - Model Questions and Problems

Online Books



Marketing Management - Online Book


Started blogging on 8 February 2006 according to Indian Time
Became a blogger

Blogger Help Forum

As Knol got closed on 30 April, there was a big drop in page views and visitors numbers. Drop was strongly noticeable in June. Improving in July. Presently, the last seven day average is 3600. Another 20% rise will take it to older levels.

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


6.10.2013
http://telugu-on-net.blogspot.com/
Reached 10,000 cumulative page views


Updated on 6.10.2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

What is the Value of Policies and Strategy Advocated by a Loser Candidate or Party in a Democracy?



This question was framed by me in response to an article published in The Economic Times dated 13 November 2012 (Page 24). The article was titled "Listen to Losers...Keep Winning." It was further explained that those who lose do matter even in a winner-takes-all world. Their election  campaigns did influence history and do influence history.

The article was written by Jaithirth Rao, who once headed Citibank India. Jaithirth Rao quoted Amartya Sen to start his thesis. But Lord Keynes is also credited for the statement "Every King is a slave of a dead economist." Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh reiterated the same recently. The idea connected to Amartya Sen is that according to Indian Tradition, the disputant may lose an argument at a particular point in time, but if it held for some time, meaning the argument did extend for some time, the argument remains suspended in mid-air (meaning in the minds of some observers or the audience) and is very often revisited years, decades and centuries later.

Close contests in a democracy may give all the power to the winning candidate or the party. But the  policies and strategy advocated by the losing party also have substantial support. That is what a close contest reveals.  In a democracy, the winning party should not ignore the losing argument. Ignoring it could result in an arrogance that ultimately leads to hubris and failure. Jaithirth made this interesting observation and gave the warning. The winning party has to analyze the policies and strategy advocated by the losing side to find  pieces that have relevance and popular support to incorporate into future policy of the government.

I think the discussion applies to any debate in any system. Many times, meetings are called  for and opinions are solicited but the people in power carry their agenda through. They may call the proceedings the legitimising routine. People who have the understanding and put up a different proposal should not lose heart for resultant failure. Whenever a thought is well expressed, it remains  suspended in mid-air (If somebody gave a counterargument or even brushed it aside, it entered the minds of some people).


Link to Jaithirth Rao's article
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-11-13/news/35086657_1_mitt-romney-losers-barack-obama


Related article on voting for a dissenting candidate
Going green: Third party candidates and the power of dissent
November 6, 2012 by Michael Stafford, Former Republic Party (USA) Officer
http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2012/11/06/3626712.htm

Came across the article today through a Google search - 2 Nov 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pranic Healing

Started learning from  Dr. Bhumika Betharia

First day 21.9.2013  Saturday  1 to 6 pm
Second Day 22.9.2013  Sunday 12.30 to 6.30 pm
Third Day 28.9.2013  saturday 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm


Self healing  - Every person has capacity for self healing

Providing energy  "ki"  by  healer.

cleaning

energizing

congestion

depletion

11 chakras

crown

ajna

forehead

throat

heart

solar plexus

spleen

navel

meng mein

reproductive chakra

basic chakra

internal organs
larynx
thyroid
esophagus
lungs
heart
liver
kidneys


Pranic breathing - abdominal breathing

Divine energy  through crow chakra




Pranic Healing Videos

Introduction ________________

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Websites

http://globalpranichealing.com/

http://pranichealing.com/

http://www.pranichealing.org/

http://pranichealing.sg/

http://www.pranichealing.co.in/


Monday, September 16, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Blogging Tips - Video Presentations - Collection 1



5 Cs of Blogging - Darren Rowse
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Generating Ideas to Write in Your Blog
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Leaving Comments and Getting Vistors
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Comment on popular blog posts and get visitors.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Interesting Students Song - Sote Hai Bindas



Published in Planet Thane 24 August to 30 August 2013

Hum honge all pass
Hum honge all pass
ek din, ho ho

sote hai bindas
Likhte hai bakwas
Karte hai timepass
Fir bhihai vishwass...
Marks milenge jhakkas..
ek din, ho ho

Monday, August 5, 2013

25 Million Online Visitors - Forbes Model



During this same period, our monthly post count fell to 7,100 from 7,300, yet our audience rose nearly 5 million.

FORBES was transitioning from a Web site to a brand-building platform for expert voices.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/lewisdvorkin/2013/08/05/inside-forbes-with-50-million-visitors-heres-whats-next-for-our-editorial-and-ad-models/?

1100 contributors

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Tuition System in South Korea - Hagwons - Mumbai Following Suit



Tutoring services are growing all over the globe, from Ireland to Hong Kong and even in suburban strip malls in California and New Jersey. Sometimes called shadow education systems, they mirror the mainstream system, offering after-hours classes in every subject—for a fee. But nowhere have they achieved the market penetration and sophistication of hagwons in South Korea, where private tutors now outnumber schoolteachers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324635904578639780253571520.html

Mumbai has a similar tutoring system now. Students go to public schools in the morning and go to tuition schools in the night.


Tumblr Takes Down a Popular Blogger


The content of a popular blogger who goes by the name Bohemea was taken down by Tumblr.

http://blog.hubspot.com/tumblr-erases-popular-blogger-copyright-infringement-blogging-fea

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Generativity - Doing Something for the Next Generation - Human Growth Imperative



Erik Ericson developed 8-stage model of human development or growth. In the seventh stage people strive for generativity. They want to something significant for the next generations. If they succeed they will happy and growth normally. If they fail, there is unhappiness and depression which leads to stagnation phase.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Best Blogs 2012 - Collection of Various Lists

Blogging Hosts and Platforms


1. Blogger
2.Wordpress
3. Livejournal
4. Edublogs
5. Opendiary
6. Tumblr
7. Travelpod
8. Busythumbs

More

Typepad.com
Blog.com
Yahoo 360  // Service Discontinued
Freevlog.org
Multiply.com
Windows Live Spaces // Service Discontinued
Xanga.com
Netcipia.com
Weebly.com
Soulcast.com
Journalfen.net
Blogabond.com
Blogs.bigadda.com  // Indian Service
Blog.co.in  // Indian Service
Perfspot.com // Indian Service
Blogs.rediff.com
Hubpages.com
Opera Community
vox.com
9rules.com
newsisfree.com
peopleconnection.aol.com
members.freewebs.com
bravenet.com
angelfire.lycos.com
boingboing.net
snap.com
squarespace.com
diaryland.com
blog-city.com
zefrank.com
antville.org
blogher.org
blogrankings.com
textamerica.com
weblogs.us
bloghub.com
portal.eatonweb.com
blogsearchengine.com
blogowogo.com
bloghi.comweblogger.com
blogrox.com
inknoise.com
bloggar.cjb.net
blogsome.com
salon.com/blog
fotopages.com
blogdrive.com
twoday.net
blogspirit.com/en
jaiku.com
blogs.botw.org
weebly.com
ziki.com
alivedirectory.com
blogger.de
pitas.com
blog.co.uk
insanejournal.com
blogharbor.com
terapad.com
motime.com
easyjournal.com
findory.com
20six.co.uk
myblogvoice.com
weblogalot.com
viddyou.com
deadjournal.com
lsblogs.com
blog.ca
danchan.com/weblog
ourstory.com
supersized.org
etribes.com
21publish.com
thespoke.net
iseekblog.com
blogates.com
loudblog.com
upsaid.com
writetomyblog.com
openserving.com
beanrocket.com
blogslive.net
bloki.com
botablog.com
thumblogger.com
zorpia.com
maktoobblog.com
zoomshare.com
memebot.com
tabulas.com
snapvine.com/blog
weblog.ro
blogster.com
tblog.com
blurty.com
ebloggy.com
today.com
clearblogs.com
aeonity.com
blognow.com.au
bloghoster.net
weblog.com
thoughts.com
blogr.com
alkablog.com
shoutpost.com
2pt.net
blogeasy.com
mydeardiary.com
blogstudio.com
okayblog.net
deardiary.net
seo-blog.org
blogupper.com
phlog.net
blogdog.com
wikyblog.com
globenotes.com
my-journal.com
blogladder.com
livelyblog.com
blogs.xanco.com
atom5.com
blogtastic.com
johndoe.org
journalfiend.com
jeeran.com/blogs
avblog.userplane.com
blogtv.com
blogs.skaffe.com
getjealous.com
blogsavy.com
blogit.com/Blogs
journalhome.com
conservablogs.com
hosting365.com
my-diary.org
blogetery.com
newblog.com
bloxster.net
blogyx.com
manhattanservice.com
dakotablogs.com
blogtext.org
blogmyway.org
dragid.com
blogadr.com
outblogger.com
blogbeee.com
iuplog.com
blogiversity.org
blogthing.com
blogomonster.com
egoweblog.com
myblog.net
inube.com
journalhub.com
blogcheese.com
wordcountjournal.com
livelogcity.com
blogbud.com
blogcityusa.com
theblog.cc
reger.com
blogpod.com
planet-travels.com
talkingforest.com
crablog.com
tooum.com
bahraichblogs.com
rememory.com
monkee.biz
blog-dir.blogspot.com
myitblog.com
xlogz.com
shoutpost.com
hyperblogs.net
blogsarena.com
blogsboom.com
nowblogging.net
zeroblogs.com
eblogger.com
bloty.com
theblogs.net
www2.globbo.org
blogspex.com
blogisme.com
pagebuildr.com
blogmole.com
shinyblogs.com
myhappyblog.com
webcamfreeblog.com
speedytown.com
tennerblog.com
avatale.com
lonelymind.com
knowwizard.com
blogonfly.com
blogema.org
ebzzo.com
jaoblogs.com
blog.allyouwant.cn
perfectfreewebhosting.com
free-blog-site.com
greatestjournal.com
mytypes.com
buddypress.org
mindsay.com
freewebs.com
pagebuildr.com

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Blogging Success Stories of 2011

Successful Blogs 2012




http://accrispin.blogspot.in/
http://advancedstyle.blogspot.in/
http://alicepyne.blogspot.in/
http://althouse.blogspot.in/  - 100 million page views - Law Professor's blog
http://americablog.com/ -  US News
http://archidose.blogspot.in/
http://averycan.blogspot.in/

http://bentobjects.blogspot.in/
http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.in/
http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.in/
http://bldgblog.blogspot.in/
http://www.bloggerplugins.org/
http://www.booksofadam.com/
http://www.budgetbytes.com/  - Low cost recipes
http://buzz.blogger.com/

http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/  - Economics and Finance
http://www.carscoops.com/
http://www.catversushuman.com/
http://cliffmass.blogspot.in/
http://www.closetcooking.com/
http://colormekatie.blogspot.com/
http://conceptships.blogspot.in/
http://crockpot365.blogspot.in/
http://cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.in/


http://www.darkroastedblend.com/
http://digbysblog.blogspot.in/
http://www.dumblittleman.com/

http://facehunter.blogspot.in/
http://foodwishes.blogspot.in/
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/  - Free technology for teachers

http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.in/  - Global economic analysis
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.in/
http://googlesystem.blogspot.in/
http://gregmankiw.blogspot.in/  - Economics professor
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.in/
http://guesshermuff.blogspot.in/

http://habituallychic.blogspot.in/
http://homotography.blogspot.in/ 
http://howaboutorange.blogspot.in/
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/


http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.in/
http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/
http://www.ikeahackers.net/



http://jakonrath.blogspot.in/ - fiction writing and publishing
http://joannagoddard.blogspot.in/
http://johnkenn.blogspot.in/
http://johnkstuff.blogspot.in/

http://www.kandeej.com/
http://kenlevine.blogspot.in/
http://www.keikolynn.com/
http://www.knighttcat.com/

http://lefashionimage.blogspot.in/
http://leloveimage.blogspot.in/


http://madebygirl.blogspot.in/
http://www.mapsmaniac.com/
http://mattiasa.blogspot.in/
http://milasdaydreams.blogspot.in/
http://mjperry.blogspot.in/  - Economics and Finance Professor
http://modpodgerocksblog.com/
http://monsterbrains.blogspot.in/
http://morbidanatomy.blogspot.in/
http://mymilktoof.blogspot.in/
http://mynewroots.org/site/


http://nieniedialogues.com/

http://octobersveryown.blogspot.in/
http://www.ohhellofriendblog.com/
http://olsensanonymous.blogspot.in/
http://orangette.blogspot.in/


http://parisvsnyc.blogspot.in/
http://www.pointlesscafe.com/  -
http://www.poppytalk.com/
http://www.postsecret.com/   -  611 million+ visitors
http://printpattern.blogspot.in/


http://rudepundit.blogspot.in/

http://www.sexypeople-blog.com/
http://www.skinnytaste.com/
http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.in/
http://www.spoilertv.com/
http://strobist.blogspot.in/
http://www.superpunch.net/


http://theclothes.blogspot.in/
http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.in/
http://thegraphicsfairy.com/
http://www.thestylerookie.com/p/faq.html
http://thingsweforget.blogspot.in/
http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.in/
http://tomboystyle.blogspot.in/
http://tsutpen.blogspot.in/
https://blog.twitter.com/company

http://www.thedaintysquid.com/
http://www.thedaybookblog.com/
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.in/  - Education issues

http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

http://vanessajackman.blogspot.in/

http://www.wheredidugetthat.com/
http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.in/  - Church matters

http://xiaxue.blogspot.in/


http://5inchandup.blogspot.in/
http://500photographers.blogspot.in/


http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2012/09/blogspot-top-100-ranking-sites.html

http://www.sparringmind.com/successful-blogs/
http://technorati.com/blogs/top100/
http://www.trixhub.com/business/top-50-earning-blogs-2012-1/
http://techland.time.com/2012/10/22/25-best-blogs-2012/slide/introduction/

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Visitors for a blog post

Quotations



God made all animals that walk on the earth (the sixth day), on the same day. He created man separately in His own image with the intent that man would have dominion over every other living thing on Earth (Genesis, 1:26-28)

All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of bidrs.  (I Corinthians, 15:39)

When we look at living creatures from an outward point of view, one of the first things that strike us is that they are bundles of habits.  - William James, American Psychologist and Philosopher


Great men may mould history, but it is good men who make the earth wholesome. - Emerson

So much of the knowledge in our minds is based on lies and superstitions that come from thousands of years ago. Humans create stories long before we are born, and we inherit those stories, we adopt them, and we live in those stories. - Don Miguel Ruiz, the Mexican spiritual author, The Voice of Knowledge, 2004

Where is the life we lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? - T.S. Eliot

Unless man increases in wisdom as much as in knowledge, increase of knowledge will only be increase of sorrow.  - Bertrand Russell, Impact of Science on Society (1952)

Tips for Academic Research and Writing




Plan your research in for time chunks: this morning, today, this week, this month, next few months, this year, next three years. Have a clear idea for what you want to achieve in these time periods and try to stick to this as much as you can.

Make a start. Once you have an idea for a piece of writing, create a file and folder  for it on your computer and write down anything, however rough and however brief.  It can always be polished and developed later or even discarded if you decide eventually not to go ahead with the idea.

Organise your writing into different computer files and folders: articles in progress, submitted articles, accepted articles, conference papers, blog posts, book proposals, grant applications etc.

Organise your PDF journal article collection under topics in folders on your computer.

If you are feeling unenthusiastic or have hit a wall on a topic – leave that piece of writing for a while and work on another piece of writing.


Use your writing in as many different ways as you can – conference papers, articles/chapters, books, blog posts. Turn the small (unrefereed) pieces into bigger (refereed) pieces whenever you can and vice versa. What starts out as a blog post can be later developed into an article.  Conversely some of the main arguments of an article can be used in one or more blog posts.




References

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/11/28/lupton-30-tips-writing/

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/05/14/stylish-academic-writing/

A long list
http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/jbednar/writingtips.html

http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/lrc/handouts/acad_writing_checklist.pdf

Quotations




A lone species-the human, fornow- has grasped th earth's future in its hands, casting on it a resonsibility never before borne by any other species.  - Martine Rees

Humankind, with the devices it has on hand, is potentially the maker of its own demise the the demise of the cosmos.    Martin Rees in the Book, Our Final Century (2004)

Martin Rees - Earth in its final century
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"An unexamined life is not worth living" -  Socrates

"Is man a tiny boad in a tempest, raised one moment on the foaming crest of a billow and dashed down into a yawning chasm the next, rolled to and fro at the mercy of his own good and bad actions, a powerless, helpless wreck, in an ever-raging, ever-rushing uncompromising current cause and effect, a little moth placed under wheel of causation, which rolls on crushing everything in its way, and waits not for the widow's tears or the orphan's cry? -  Swamy Vivekananda

"Is man a mere condition to be overcome- for the good of the world?"  - Friedrich Nietzsche

Suffering is the central fact of human life and it is its denial that causes more suffering - Buddha

We have to recognize that there is a metastasized cancer in the body of man. If humankind is to survive, we have to deal with that metastasized cancer. We have to cut out the parts that need to be cut out, in a surgical way. We have to heal the parts that can't be cut out.   - William Tiller, Stanford professor and author of Science and Human Transformation

The savage brutal competition which drives us to tear each other's flesh, and which makes man an embodiment of merciless malevolence -  William Lane, Creed of Humanity

If God is laid aside, then all our hopes, big and small, rest on nothing. - Pope Benedict XIV

Without sacrifice nothing can be achieved in life - Russian Philosopher P.D. Ouspensky

We must let the spiritual being play on the physical body as the master mucisian plays on a wondrous lute or harp. - Theosophist and author Gottfried de Purucker (Man in Evolution, 1941)

We cannot find our soul with our mind; we must harness our heart. - Gary Zukav (The Seat of the Soul, 1989)

As a species we have forgotten how to love. But love alone is not the key. The key is knowledge of heart intelligence.  - Elaine Matthews (Heartbeat of Intelligence, 2002)

In the quest for ultimate meaning, the transcendalist route is much easier to follow. That is why, even as empiricism is winning the mind, transcendentalism continues to win the heart. - Edward Wilson, in book Consilience, 1998.


Man in Context, Chapter 1 of the book, Man's Fate and God's Choice by Bhimeswara Challa


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Brainsized - Booksized - Internet-Sized Chunks of Knowledge - David Weinberger



The advent of the internet has transformed the way we access and process information, says Dr. David Weinberger.


http://performance.ey.com/2012/11/15/where-knowledge-lives/


Presentation by David Weinberger on the topic
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People are not going refer footnote information by going into the library and removing the referred book from the stacks.


Friday, May 17, 2013

History of the Day Series Blogs by NRao

Success - A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013



Successfully completed A to Z April Blogging Challenge. This time the blog http://filmnews-videos.blogspot.com/ participated in the challenge.

Received the congratulations message
Congratulations in completing the A to Z Challenge. Yvonne A to Z AMBASSADOR.

The blog is listed at 873 in the completed blogs list - http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/2012-to-z-challenge-sign-up-list.html

Thank you organizers of the blogging challenge event.


Sunday, January 20, 2013