Wednesday, January 12, 2011

P V Ariel's Bio-Knol

Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’ (P V Ariel)

A biography

A brief summary (Official) about P V Ariel, a Knol author from Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Philip Verghese (PV) is a freelance writer and poet, more commonly called Phil or PV  in the web community.  He presently works for a private organization as an Associate Editor in the publication division of their bi-monthly magazine.


Young  P V (School Days)

PV's primary education was in Malayalam, his mother tongue. It is a popular regional language in Kerala, one of India's southern states.

He completed his intermediate education in English at St. Aloysius College, Edathua, Kerala, and  finished his higher studies from Osmania University Hyderabad and Ranchi university).

PV was also awarded a Postgraduate diploma in Journalism from The Rajendra Prasad Institute of Mass Communication (Bhavan’s College) in Hyderabad.

Childhood Memories:

PV was an avid reader in his childhood and many of his Knols capture the memories of this time. As an example, you can read A Brief Memoir of My Mother. Saramma Verghese
PV's  Mother: A Source of his Inspiration

MEC The poet
One great experience was an encounter with a famous poet, writer and an editor of a monthly magazine: My Early Experience with My Writings And A Pleasant Memory With A Great Poet.Yet another Knol explains how PV got his pen name: A WRITER IS BORN WITH A NEW NAME

PV receives the PG Diploma in Journalism from Andhra Pradesh, 
Chief Justice,
Mr. Kattaala Bhaskaran (former CJ)

Writing Experience:

The role of the Hindu newspaper describes some new experiences had after leaving his native place. As PV mentioned in one of these Knols, he slowly shifted his writing from Malayalam to English. A good number of his works were published in the print media, and PV procured many literary prizes for his writings.  His work has appeared in newspapers, weeklies, magazines and on the web, mainly on the Christian religion and the Bible. PV also concentrated on subjects like current affairs and politics with many of his political articles appearing in different print media. Some of them can be read at this link:
PV has been a reporter and contributor to Malayalam weeklies and Christian magazines and has been a regular contributor to the web since 2007.

P V's Experience With Google's Knol

PV joined the Knol platform in September 23rd 2008 after an introduction by a top Knol author. PV was inactive for quite sometime, however he has recently started contributing  Knols and comments. The response was encouraging and so PV decided to carry on.  PV found the Knol experience to be interesting and enlightening, particularly in interacting with people here. Although PV had some unpleasant experiences, these turned out to be a blessing in disguise because it helped PV to push on with more vigor and enthusiasm. 
Within a short time span PV made it to the ‘Top Viewed Author Award’ list. Now he felt that he could make worthwhile, encouraging  and thoughtful comments and also write reviews of other authors at knol.  Now a days, whenever PV gets the opportunity, he introduces Knol and the wonderful activities going on here to his friends and colleagues.  PV encourage his web contacts to join the Knol community and to post their knowledge in their respective areas. 
Although knol is still in its infancy, thousands of contributors have already joined and it is a fast growing website.  To secure genuine and trustworthy information about anything in this universe, PV believes that Knol is no doubt the best bet. There has been a good response to his call to join Knol and a few authors are already here, posting Knols at his invitation and doing a tremendous job.  Some of them have even obtained top positions on Knol.

Engagements With International Writers:

Before joining Knol PV was an active member and source producer for the site called (AC).  He really enjoyed being with people there and had good rapport with some friends.  From AC, PV secured a good number of contacts in the writing field and he still maintains those relationships today. Two of the AC authors interviewed him. His first interview was with Mr. Donald Pennington of USA. Donald is an active member and source/content producer/contributor at AC, and a top 1000 and Hot 500 badge holder. Read more @ this link about that interview. Ladies and gentlemen P.V.Ariel
Another interview was published at AC by another Associated content writer Sheryl Young. She is a well known Jewish author and freelance writer and a three time Amy Foundation “Roaring Lambs” Writing Award Winner. She is also a Concerned Women for America 2002 Special Projects Award recipient. Sheryl is the Author of the book “What Every Christian Should Know About The Jewish People” Read more @ this link. Sheryl Young

Translations (Malayalam):

PV translated some of the prominent author's books into the Malayalam language. These include:
  • (Dr. Woodrow Kroll, (President, Back to the Bible International, Lincoln, Nebraska, U S A), 
  • Wesley L Duewell, (A well known International Author and Preacher, U S A) and 
  • John MacArthur (International author, Pastor of Grace Community Church, and President of “Masters College and Seminary, Sun Valley, CA) into the Malayalam language.
Another milestone was translating Peter Baskerville’s coffee Knol into the Malayalam language.  Read More Here:
PV also translated another top author’s Knols here: 
Recently PV created a Malayalam Knol which is an invitation to his fellow Malayalee brethren (a person who knows the Malayalam language—or a Keralites). It can be read here:
P V recently started translating a knol series (Computer-HowTo/PC System Information) written by Gust MEES and Knol Publishing Guild (KPG)
More of his Malayalam Knols can read at his Malayalam Knol Directory.
Recently he created a Malayalam Knol Home Page and posted an invitation to his fellow Malayalam authors.

At Work:

PV At his Work Place
PV also writes blogs about present political issues and Christian articles for: 

He also contributes to the prominent Indian news weeklies like, The Week, The Sunday Indian, Outlook and India Today.
PV has authored many Christian articles, especially in the Malayalam language, he has also composed about 60 Christian songs and poems. A few of these are published here at Knol with some more to follow.  PV also created a Malayalam Knol Directory. Malayalam-knol-directory-by-p-v-ariel

New Developments (latest achievements) At Knol

Pv's latest achievement at Knol was the knol titled "The fascinating story of philately" With the support and guidance of a prestigious knol group called  Knol Publishing Guild  (KPG), this Knol picked up the  “Top Pick Knol Award".

PV's Bio Knol (this knol) also received this prestigious award in that way.
Today the 5th of August 2010 Google's knol algorithm awarded me the "Top Pick Author Award." Click here to read More >>>

The latest in line is the  knol titled: "Our Existence Depends on Trees: An Alert to the General Public and the Tree Fellers"
This knol too procured the "Top Pick Knol Award" recently and this knol's page views increased tremendously. Please do have a look at it and post your comments ratings, suggestions etc  at its comment column. Here is the link:  Tree knol

One of his joint venture too procured this badge:
Indian Knol Authors and Visitors Bulletin Board  This knol is a Discussion Board for Knols on India and Knols in Indian Languages.  Here the Indian readers and authors can air their views, comments and suggestions about knols on India and knols in Indian languages.

Recently PV Jointly co-authored few knols on KNOL:
Trending Knols This knol identifies the knols having high Page Views on a Day/week.  It makes easy for the readers to check the popular new knols. 

This Knol identifies knol authors with potential to reach 100,000 page views in the next month and present them to knol author community.  It encourage the potential authors to put some extra effort to reach the target.

Knol Author News  This knol highlights and discuss the major news events happening daily in the web world, especially the new developments and achievements taking place at knol platform.

Breaking Inf...
In this knol you can read about the latest news and other developments happening around the world. Any one can contribute to this knol. This is under the Moderate Collaboration mode. Your are invited to contribute to it. Have A Happy News Reading here.

PV  translated Dr. Woodrow Kroll's (President, Back to the Bible Int. Lincoln, Nebraska) book "I Want To Go To Heaven When I Die"  -- one of the most popular books in English.  It is now published in web as a knol.  The same can read at this link:
എന്റെ മരണ ശേഷം എനിക്ക് സ്വര്‍ഗ്ഗത്തില്‍ പോകണം (I Want To Go To Heaven When I Die)
This book is translated into different Indian and foreign languages and is a widely circulated book on 'Gospel Message.'

PV Joined a Knol Author Discussion Group @ Linkedin.  Serious and heated debates/discussions are going on about the Knol Future, Plagiarism and many other issues related to Google's

Future Plans:

PV is planning to continue to translate some more useful and top ranked author's Knols into the Malayalam language for the growing Malayalam speaking community at Knol.

A Word Of Thanks:

PV takes this opportunity to express his heartfelt thanks to the Knol team members, his co-authors, readers, commentators, reviewers and all other supporters and well wishers.       

Contact info:


PHONE : +9700882768 Email:pvariel ATGMail DOTCom
Greetings Picture credit:  Melanie R. Jordan: 
Copyright 2007-2009 SunLover Publishing
Used by permission.
This knol is part of the collection: Knol Publishing Guild (KPG) - Members and Membership
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India Knol Day

Developing India Knol Day .

Knol day of IE is a success. We can make India knol day a big success. Say 1000 page views in a day. We are monitoring knols everyday for trending knols. We very rarely see a 1000 page view day. Can we build one 1000 pv per day knol. Let us try.

become a coauthor. Let us try. We will invite more Indian authors. We already made some lists. Let us use them now and promote knol and promote India.

Jul 8, 2010 7:53 AM
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Very good reading experience and very good visual experience. All the best.


Last edited May 30, 2010 2:13 PM
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Thank you very much Raogaaru.
Best Regards
Philip Ariel

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Posted by P V Ariel, May 30, 2010 2:13 PM

Emulate Jag?

Philip --
I like Jag's bio and think it could work for you, too

Last edited Apr 19, 2010 6:51 PM
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Murry --
Thanks for the suggestion.
I did some home work.
It needs some final touch.

Best Rgds.

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Posted by P V Ariel, last edited Apr 8, 2010 5:50 AM
Philip --

Looking at your photos, I think you need a new flat screen and a better chair. Good luck! KPG members look forward to improvements in your many Knols. You might want to consider removing the weakest Knols, the ones that are not earning traction. You can unpublish them rather than deleting. Then you can improve and republish, hoping for better performance.

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Posted by Murry ShohatInvite as author, last edited Apr 8, 2010 9:00 PM
Murry --

Thanks for your suggestions. Those are the provisions of my Office. Yes, This i promised earlier too and I will diligently work on it, and will unpublish some of it.


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Posted by P V Ariel, Apr 8, 2010 10:00 PM
That suggestions were wonderful and my home work result is a rejoicing one. This knol got a "Top Pick Knol Award"
Thanks Murry for the suggestion.

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Posted by P V Ariel, Apr 18, 2010 4:10 PM
Keep on continuing your efforts to reach Top pick author group.


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Posted by Jagadeesh MInvite as author, Apr 19, 2010 10:28 AM
Thanks Jag for the good wishes.

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Posted by P V Ariel, Apr 19, 2010 6:51 PM

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