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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hindu Dharma - Knol Book

Hindu Dharma - Hinduism - Scriptures, Stories and Hymns - Knol Book



The list will expand

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cost Accounting - Knol Book

Cost Accounting - Knol Book

A compilation of knols and web pages into a book on cost accounting. Interesting.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Equity Research - Online Textbook on Knol

An online textbook on Equity Research was launched on Knol. Presently the scheme of the book is posted. This book will be based on the course plan posted on Knol.

Equity research course at NITIE

The book's link is

Equity Research Online Book

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Introduction to Industrial Engineering - Online Textbook on Knol

A Knol textbook on Industrial engineering was launched in a 300 knol format. Like medical books on Knol, it will take quiet sometime for the book to come into full shape. But the concept is being demonstrated through assembling of the existing knols on industrial engineering.

Introduction to Industrial Engineering - Online Textbook on Knol

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cost Accounting - Horngren, Foster, Datar et al., Book Information and Review

Links to various facilities available online on the book and summaries for chapters of the book and also power point slides from Canada edition

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Basketball Coaching Tips: Teaching Defensive Transition

Article by Dr. Tamer on Knol

I recently sent out a survey to my global newsletter list asking for coaches to tell me what their most pressing basketball related question is.

Coach Anindya, from India, asked how to train his players to get back quickly on defense. I thought this was a question I should deal with as an article, because I have had this question asked before.

This is more of a team issue than an individual issue, and while I try to maintain my focus on only teaching individual aspects of the game, the transition issue relates to both the fast break and rebounding—areas I have covered in my e-books and DVD/videos. So, I decided to offer my thoughts on how Coach Anindya might help his players transition to defense more quickly.

Any of you coaches reading this article, having other ideas on how to train for getting back quickly, while transitioning to defense, please feel free to write in with your training tips.

I can’t possibly cover the myriad of ways coaches teach defensive transitioning, but here is what I have used successfully.

I have covered some aspects of what we need to understand, in regards to how many players I send after a rebound, in my rebounding e-book I describe how I have four rebounders getting into place while always having one player back for quick defensive help. This demonstration can also be viewed in my DVD/Streaming Video

From my rebounding e-book, I offer this advice: “... in my offenses, I send four players to get a rebound and send one player (defensive safety) back with deep defensive responsibility. The shooter (unless the farthest player back toward the defensive end--safety), when possible, will follow his/her shot. The shooter will usually have the best idea where the rebound is headed and can often chase it down, otherwise he/she will take the high rebound position. The other three positions are 5 to 7 feet from either side of the rim and 5 to7 feet directly in front of the rim. The remaining player is back as a defensive safety.”

This rebounding box would usually be made up the wings and post forming a rebounding triangle, while the shooter would move to a high rebound position between the dotted line and the free throw line. (I train a variety of scenarios moving players around the different positions, because we never know where the shot will be coming from. I have rules set for where each player will be in the triangle, depending on who is shooting and which players are already nearest the rebounding positions.)

Your team is on offense. If you lose the rebound, now your players must practice getting back on defense, the same way you practice getting a defensive rebound and beginning your offensive fast break. First of all, the operative word here is "fast". Just as you seek to achieve quick transition on your fast break, you must also drill to stop the break, while getting your players back into defense "fast".

The success of your defense really depends on the success of your offensive rebounding and in eliminating turnovers. These two big areas are where the offensive fast break by the other team begins. If you get the offensive rebound, you've stopped their break, for the moment, because you still have the ball. If you have fewer turnovers, the other team must continue to play on defense.

So, when you lose the offensive rebound, or lose possession of the ball, what do you do? The safety sprints down court immediately. The closest player to the ball attempts to tie up the player with the ball, or at least slow down the advance of the ball. That player should not leave the player with the ball, as long as that player is in possession of the ball. If he dribbles, hound him. If he passes, get back into the defensive position that needs to be filled. The defensive safety is already back to stop any deep pass, while the other 3 players sprint back up the middle of the floor to get to the top of the defensive key before the offense transitions that deeply.

You practice this the same way you practice fast breaking. Use a stop-watch and time the retreat. Do it over and over and over again, from different rebounding/ turnover scenarios. It must become spontaneous and second nature. Is anyone looking around to see what happened to the ball? All players should know at all times, where the ball is and in who's possession. When your offense has lost the ball, your transition break to defense must begin immediately and spontaneously.

After you have accomplished the “fast” in getting your players to retreat, now you will have to decide what your defensive philosophy is--man or zone-and how to get into that set. Also, once you have the full retreat accomplished, then you can begin to experiment with any pressing techniques—three-quarter court, half-court, etc.

This is just one approach to finding a solution for a slow transition problem, but I hope it poses at least a partial solution for any coach looking for help with this. Coaches, your players must have the conditioning, the will and the desire to make this work or else it won't work.
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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Active Knol Authors and Knols Posted

List of active knol authors and the number of knols they have posted.

Number of authors have posted more than thousand knols. More knol authors are racing toward the number.

Interesting New Knols

A selection by Knol Authors every day

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Value Engineering - Introduction

The knol is an introduction to the technique of value engineering, a cost management and cost reduction tool. It is used in both manufacturing and construction.

The knol has now 1847 page views and getting 40 page views per week.

Value engineering is a very important technique and companies are using it to reduce the cost of products at design stage itself. It is a very important technique in the process of target cost management.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

India Knol Directory in making

India Knol Directory

There are large number of knols written on India by Indian Knol authors. The directory is an attempt to provide collect some of them at a place and provide browsing facility to knol visitors.

Trending Knols updated

Trending Knols

Twitters of KVSS Narayana Rao

Integration between knol and twitter. Knol for long articles and twitter for short one liners.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Knol Authors from India - List

Knol Authors from India - List

Knol Directory of Interesting Knols Updated

Knol Directory of Interesting Knols

India Knol Day Announced

India Knol Day

August 15th will be organized as India Knol Day.

We will promote Knol as well as knols on India for that occasion.

Will try to recruit more authors from India and bring more visitors for India.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Knol Day of Industrial Engineering 7th July 2010

Knol Day of Industrial Engineering

Knol Day of Industrial Engineering is expected to bring students, faculty and professionals of industrial engineering to knol platform.

Birth Day of Frank Gilbreth 7th July is being celebrated as the Knol Day of Industrial Engineering for the year 2010. Next year it will be birthday of F.W. Taylor

Frank Gilbreth's birth day was 7th July 1868 ( )

Students of NITIE are posting number of articles which are summaries of various articles published in Industrial Engineer magazine

The event is attracting attention. More than 150 page views occurred already in the last 8 hours.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brand Value - Value in Use - Brand Salvage Value

Brand Value - Value in Use - Brand Salvage Value

Neurology: Knol Medical Text Book

Link to the online textbook on Google Knol : Neurology: Knol Medical Text Book


78 chapters

Autoimmune encephalopathies

Hereditary spastic paraplegia

Huntington's disease

The neurologic examination

Hereditary motor-sensory neuropathies

Punding in Parkinson’s disease



lymphatic drainage of the head and neck

More chapter names are to be added

Friday, May 21, 2010

Knol Author News

Knol Author News

New Edition ready for reading.

Trending Knols - 22.5.2010

Trending Knols

Day's trending knols posted. Some more knols which are trending on weekly basis will be posted in sometime.

It is interesting to note that this knol is itself is a trending knol getting support of knol visitor community.

Popular Knols - Articles - Essays - Papers in Business Management

Popular Knols - Articles - Essays - Papers in Business Management

A collection of notes, essays, and papers on management on knol. Provides a big choice to students and management professionals to browse.

Readers comments will certainly enhance these essays to a much higher level.

Valuation of Knol - Google's Wiki Article Platform

Valuation of Knol - Google's Wiki Article Platform

Google knol is a quality platform

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Trending Knols

Trending Knols

Knol updated. It is updated number of times in a day. Keep watching.

Social Media Posting Using Social Media Buttons

Social Media Posting Using Social Media Buttons

A new knol posted. It is a trending knol of the day with 93 page views in first six hours.

Trending Knols - 18.5.2010

Trending Knols

Knol updated. Many trending knols. We will find more of them. Knol has many good knols and they are getting good response.

Knol Author News

Knol Author News

Updated. There are more number of authors on the knol and hence more number of updates in a day.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Knol Author News

Knol Author News

If you are looking for news about knol author, this is one of the places you can look for. The knol was started on 17.5.2010. Has some info today. Hopefully more news will appear.

Integrated Circuits (ICs) - Design and Manufacture - Introduction

Integrated Circuits (ICs) - Design and Manufacture - Introduction

I am posting this blog post using the share button in the knol. Hope it works

IC Design and Manufacture

A new button to share knol is inserted in this knol.

I am posting to this blog using that button.

How to insert the button is presented in the knol

IC design and manufacture knol will develop into an interesting knol.

The button did not work properly.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Very Good Articles on Electronic Circuit Design

Electronic Circuits Design For Beginners:
Chapter 1: Ohm's Law - The Diode - Rectifiers
Chapter 2: Transformer Mounting - Printed Circuit Board - Soldering
Chapter 3: Capacitor - Voltage Filtering
Chapter 4: Regulated Power Supply - 78XX Regulator
Chapter 5: How to Calculate a Heat Dissipator
Chapter 6: Resistor Voltage Divider - Peak Detector - Clamp
Chapter 7: Zener Diode
Chapter 8: Bipolar Transistor - The Transistor as a Switch
Chapter 9: The Transistor as a Switch - Darlington Transistor
Chapter 10: LEDs
Chapter 11: Transistor in Active Region
Chapter 12: Common Collector Configuration

For links of chapters go to Knol Subdirectory - Electronics Engineering - Interesting Knols

The subdirectory is a part of

Knol Directory of Interesting Knols

IC Engines and Parts - Videos

Selected videos from youtube on IC Engine and Components are included in this knol. It is a supplementary knol to knol on crankshaft machining.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Crank Shaft Machining

Crank Shaft Machining - For Reference in Industrial Engineering Course

Info. on crank shaft design, forging, casting and machining.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Introduction to Industrial Engineering - Course at NITIE

This knol provides a focused view to industrial engineering.

Within the management discipline, there are various functional management areas. The management of functions where the technical skill is engineering is termed as engineering management. Industrial engineering is a functional area in business organizations where the primary technical skill is engineering. Industrial engineering is human effort engineering and system efficiency engineering.

Managers have to take care of effectiveness and efficiency. Effectiveness is deciding the right thing to do. Managers have to understand the customers' needs and wants and decide on the right products and right quantities to make. Then they have to interact with customers on a continuous basis and provide them the required service. Making operations efficient is another activity. Industrial engineers support managers in human effort engineering and making systems efficient.

The knol is now further enhanced by indicating the relevant chapters from Maynard's handbook and knols for each topic of the syllabus.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

A knol providing the list of knols to be used for a course in Introduction to Industrial Engineering. This is to support a course at National Institute of Industrial Engineering.

Topics Covered

Engineering Revision

Mechanical Engineering - Production Processes - Revision Topics for Industrial Engineers

Introduction to Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering Definitions - 1911 to 2009
Industrial Engineering
Focus of Industrial Engineering
Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering

The Component Areas of Industrial Engineering

Human Effort Engineering

Systems Efficiency Engineering - A Focus Area of Industrial Engineeering

Industrial Engineering and Systems Design

Frank B. Gilbreth: Some of His Industrial Engineering Achievements
Harrington Emerson - A Pioneer Industrial Engineer
Principles of Motion Economy
Motion Study - Human Effort Engineering
Motion Study - Operation Analysis - Questions

Ergonomics - Introduction
Biomechanics in Industrial Engineering Curriculum

Method Study
Process Analysis - Questions/Check List

Value Engineering - Introduction
Statistical Quality Control – Industrial Engineering

Operations Research - An Efficiency Improvement Tool for Industrial Engineers
Engineering Economics is an Efficiency Improvement Tool for Industrial Engineers

Industrial Engineering and Scientific Management in Japan
Shigeo Shingo - The Japanese Industrial Engineer

Systems Engineering - INCOSE View
System Engineering Process and Its Management

Installing Proposed Methods

Organizing for Industrial Engineering: Historical Evolution of Thinking

Monday, February 1, 2010

Engineering Management - The Definition, Scope and Content


Engineering management is management applied to functions, departments, and organizations where engineering is the primary technical skill. (Narayana Rao)

The following functions or departments are natural choices for engineering management

Research and Development
Design department
Process Planning department
Tool Design department
Production departments
Maintenance departments
Utilities departments
Vendor development department
Industrial Engineering department
Information systems departments
Safety Engineering department
Environmental Engineering department
After Sales Service Department in case of manufactured products
Project Construction
Operation of Power Plants
Operation of Telecommunications Facilities

At organizational levels the following are natural choices for Engineering Management

Engineering companies
Manufacturing companies
Power Plants
Civil Construction Organizations
Telecommunications services
Software companies
Transport companies

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

World Day of Social Justice - 2009 - Events


Opening remarks by H.E. Kirsti Lintonen, Chairperson of the Commission for Social Development, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations

Statement of the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann

Introductory remarks from Ms. Rachel Mayanja, Assistant-Secretary-General, DESA

Statement from Ms. Mary Robinson, Founder and President, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative and Member of The Elders

Statement from Mr. Lucas Benitez, Co-Director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
- in English
- in Spanish
Statement from Ms. Renana Jhabvala, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Statement from Ms. Tahirih Naylor, Chair of the NGO Committee on Social Development



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

National Youth Day of India - 12 January - Swami Vivekananda's Birth Day

About the Day

In 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January, according to English calendar) as National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards. To quote from the Government of India’s Communication,

‘it was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.’

More about it in the knol