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Philip Verghese Ariel – P V Ariel – the Knol Author- A Small Write-up About Myself

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Last updated on July 17, 2023

Philip Verghese,  the name is a common one. I heard it, but I don’t know about ARIEL. Who is this Ariel? What is this word ‘Ariel’ means?

These are some of the questions I received from many of my readers.

To clear or to give an answer to those questions, the following few lines will help.

In fact, this is a write-up about myself and some writing experiences here at this web site and elsewhere on the internet.


Please Read on …


  • Introduction:
  • Education and Childhood Memories:
  • Translations:
  • Web and other Blog Writings:
  • My  Malayalam Writings and Malayalam Knol Directory:
  • A Word  About My Involvement with Google’s Knol:
  • A Word About My Writing Experience:
  • New Developments (latest achievements) At Knol:
  • Future Plans:
  • A Word of  Thanks:


P V Ariel of Philipscom

A freelance writer and knol Author from Secunderabad, Telangana State, India.  A follower of Jesus Christ.  A Poet and an Editor of a bi-monthly magazine.  Born and brought up in  Kerala, A southern state in India. Now based at Secunderabad, Telangana State, yet another southern state in India.

My work has appeared in newspapers, weeklies, magazines and on the web, mainly on the Christian religion and the Bible. I was a reporter and contributor to Malayalam weeklies and magazines mostly of Christian publications. I am a regular contributor to the web since 2007, and now manages several blog pages in English and Malayalam language.

Education and Childhood Memories:

A Picture from school days

My Basic education was in Malayalam, a popular regional language in Kerala, one of India’s southern states.  I have completed my Pre – University education in English from St. Aloysius College, Edathua, Kerala, and finished higher studies from Osmania University Hyderabad and Ranchi university). I have secured my Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from “The Rajendra Prasad Institute of Mass Communication (Bhavan’s College)” in Hyderabad.

I was an avid reader in my early days, and many of my write-ups and Knols capture the memories at this time.

A Brief Memoir of My Mother

an example
you can read A Brief Memoir of My Mother. Saramma Verghese.  She was my source of inspiration in my writings, especially on my spiritual writings she had a great influence. 
Another write-up on ‘How I got my pen name “Ariel”‘ and my encounter with a famous Malayalam Poet and writer are some of my early experiences in my writing life.
To Read more about him please click on this link Philip Verghese Ariel A Biography


I have translated some of the books and articles of prominent authors in the English language into the Malayalam language.  Few of them are given below:
Dr. Woodrow Kroll: (President, Back to the Bible, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), A popular speaker at such conference as ‘The Cove”, Bibletown and Word of Life’.  Author of numerous magazine articles and books including ‘7 Secrets to Spiritual Success,Empowered to Prayer’  “Giants of the Old Testament” etc). Read More Here.
Wesley L. Duewel:  A former president of OMS International. A missionary to India for 25 years, is also the author of ‘Ablaze for God’, Heroes of the Holy Life (Ebook, ePub) More God, More Power, Revival Fire etc.
George Verwer:
The founder of Operation Mobilisation (OM), a Christian missions organization. He has written several books and booklets on various Christian themes, and almost all of them are translated into various languages.  He is a passionate advocate of radical discipleship as the only legitimate option for people who believe in Jesus. To visit his website: George  
John MacArthur: A well-known author and preacher, President of  “Grace to You”  Ministries, and  Masters College and Seminary, Sun Valley, CA). He has authored more than 30 books, including fifteen volumes of the ‘MacArthur New Testament Commentary’, Charismatic Chaos, Signs, and Wonders Speaking and scores of articles and study guides.

Web and other Writings:

Apart from this blog page I also contribute to various blogs, forums, social sites and other publications on the present political situation and on Christian spiritual themes.
I used to contribute to several secular newsweeklies and newspapers like The Week, The Sunday Indian, Outlook, India Today etc.
I authored many Christian Spiritual articles especially in the Malayalam language, and also composed about 60 Christian spiritual songs and poems.  Few selected ones can read here at my knol Malayalam Directory. I am also the recipient of many literary prizes.

My  Malayalam Writings and Malayalam Knol Directory:

I have created a new Malayalam Directory of my knols:

Here you can read few of my Malayalam writings, and also some of the translations of prominent knol authors like Peter Baskerville, Shastri JC Philip, Gust MEES and others. 
Few of them you can read here. Peter Baskerville’s coffee Knol into the Malayalam language.  
Shastri JC Philip,   നോള്‍ എന്തിനെഴുതണം? (why write a knol?),
A Recent one on this line is an invitation knol to my fellow Malayalees (persons who know the Malayalam language—or known as Keralites). It can be read here:
നോള്‍: അതു എങ്ങനെ എഴുതിത്തുടങ്ങാം (Knol: How To Begin Writing A Knol)
I also started translating a knol series on Computer basics written by Gust MEES and Knol Publishing Guild (KPG)
More of my Malayalam Knols can read here: Malayalam Knol Directory.
Picture Credit. M Vasanth Kumar, Hyderabad

Recently I created a Malayalam blog titled  “Arielinte Kurippukal”- Ariel’s Jottings (ഏരിയലിന്റെ കുറിപ്പുകള്‍). After the Knol’s closure, I am mostly concentrating on this blog and many of my Malayalam, as well as other writings, are slowly migrated to this place. 

A Word  About My Involvement with Google’s Knol:

Though I have joined knol on September 23rd, 2008 I was inactive for quite some time and after a few months I started contributing again and it’s really interesting and encouraging to interact with people there, though I had some unpleasant experiences with few, but that was a blessing in disguise and it helped me to go further with more vigor and enthusiasm.
And within a short span, I could make it to the ‘Top Viewed Author Award’ list and could make comments and reviews to the other authors at knol. 
I now introduce and encourage my friends and other contacts to join this community called KNOL  Though knol is still in its infancy thousands of contributors are already joined and it is a fast-growing website to acquire genuine and trustworthy information about anything in this universe.  There is a good response to my call and few are already here with their knols on my invitation and doing a tremendous job here.
I take this opportunity to invite my other friends and readers to actively involve here at knol as well as to tell about this to their friends and relatives.  Knol is a wonderful place to air your knowledge, views on any subject. 
These above words are written and published when Google’s Knol platform was live and active.  But sad to note that due to various reasons Google decided to pull the shutter down. Read a write up on this subject under the title: Breaking News The Blog Is Dead!

A Word About My Writing Experience:


The role of the Hindu newspaper describes some new experiences I had after leaving my native place. As I have mentioned in one of these Knols, I slowly shifted my writing from Malayalam to English. A good number of my works were published in the print media, and have procured many literary prizes for my writings. 
My work has appeared in newspapers, weeklies, magazines and on the web, mainly on the Christian religion and the subjects related to the Bible. I have also concentrated on subjects like current affairs, social problems, and politics with many of my political articles appearing in different print media.
Some of them can be read at this following links below:
And  Part II
Before joining Knol I was an active member and source/content producer for the site called (AC)now Yahoo. 
I really enjoyed being with people there and had a good rapport with many co-writers there.  From AC, I secured a good number of contacts in the writing field and I still maintains those relationships.  Two of the AC authors interviewed me. My 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

New Developments (latest achievements) At Knol:

Picture Credit. Partic Lahaye
My 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 got the  “Top Pick Knol Award”.
My Official Bio Knol also received this prestigious award in that way.
Picture by P V

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 in its comment column. Here is the link:  Tree knol
One of my joint ventures 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.

I recently 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. 

Potential 100,000 Page View Knol Authors

This Knol identifies knol authors with the potential to reach 100,000 page views in the next month and present them to knol author community.  It encourages 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 Informative and Interesting News from Around the World

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. 

I am presently working on the translation of Dr. Woodrow Kroll’s book “I Want To Go To Heaven When I Die  — one of the most popular books in English. He is now translating the same into the Malayalam language.  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.

I Joined  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:

 I am 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:

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

I am very much indebted to few of them for their relentless support and guidance. I would like to note few such names here: Dr. Johnson C Philip (who introduced me to knol), Prof. Narayana Rao KVSS, Peter Baskerville, Murry Shohat , Jagadeesh M Nambiar, Gust MEES, Garry Jenkins, Patrick LAHAYE, Eric Clausen Moharram Khalifa and of course the KPG team

I am very much indebted to few of them for their relentless support and guidance. I would like to note few such names here: Dr. Johnson C Philip (who introduced me to knol), Prof. Narayana Rao KVSS, Peter Baskerville, Murry Shohat, Jagadeesh M Nambiar, Gust MEES, Garry Jenkins, Patrick LAHAYE, Eric Clausen Moharram Khalifa and of course the KPG team

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

I am very much indebted to few of them for their relentless support and guidance. I would like to note few such names here: Dr. Johnson C Philip (who introduced me to knol), Prof. Narayana Rao KVSS, Peter Baskerville, Murry Shohat, Jagadeesh M Nambiar, Gust MEES, Garry Jenkins, Patrick LAHAYE, Eric Clausen Moharram Khalifa and of course the KPG team

Few images of P V from 2010 …


Back Waters of Kerala. A Photo by Kerala Tourism Dept.
 Let me take this time to Wish you all a Happy,
and a God-centered
Happy Browsing,
Blogging New Year 2018.
My Family: Sons Mathews, Charles & My Wife Ann
With Best Regards,
Yours lovingly,
P V Ariel & Associates
Andhra Pradesh
South India.

Contact Info:

Snail Mail:
SO U T H   I N D I A
PHONE: +9700882768
Email: philipscom55@Gmail DOT Com

Some of My Important Links to Visit

For further info about me and some of my write-ups. Please do visit  the following links:
A Brief Memoir of My Mother. Saramma Verghese A Brief  Memoir of My Mother. Saramma VergheseMy Early Experience with My Writings And A Pleasant Memory With A Great Poet
The role of the Hindu newspaper
Some of my Write-ups (Published and unpublished) – Part I
Ladies and gentlemen P.V.Ariel
Sheryl Young
My First Master Piece
Breaking Informative and Interesting News from Around the World
Source: Bio-knol
Knol Page Picture credit: 
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Published on: Jan 24, 2015 @ 11:2

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  1. Hello Philip,

    This is my first visit to your blog and while browsing, I thought what better way to connect with you that getting to know you better.

    Hence why I read this post about you. I am pleasantly surprised reading about you. You’ve had quite a fascinating journey and well versed both in English and Malayalam. This is the first time I’m hearing about Knol though. Good to know about it.

    Will be coming back to read other posts of yours soon.

    Thank you
    Kind Regards
    Hema Unnoop recently posted…25 Ways to Make Positive Thinking Work For YouMy Profile

    December 13, 2015
    • Hi Hema,
      I am so sad to note that i really missed your feedback here,
      Oh My, its indeed a great joy to meet you too.
      Nice to know that you liked my page, and am so thankful
      to you for the kind words.
      Keep visiting
      Keep sharing
      Have a great time ahead.
      ~ philip

      May 8, 2016
  2. Vishal Kumar
    Vishal Kumar

    Great to here today.
    Good to know a lot about you 😉
    Google’s Knol is new to me.
    Thanks for sharing such a lot of information.
    Keep sharing.

    October 2, 2019

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