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Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’ P V Ariel A Biography

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Last updated on August 7, 2022


A brief summary (Official) about P V Ariel, a Knol author from Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’  is a freelance writer and a poet, more commonly called ‘Phil’ or ‘PV’ in the web world.  He presently works with a private organization as an Associate Editor in the publication division of their bi-monthly magazine


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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:
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:
Some of my Write-ups (Published and unpublished) – Part I
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 some time, 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.  Nowadays, 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.

Rapports With International Writers:

Before joining Knol PV was an active member and source producer for the site (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:
നോള്‍ എന്തിനെഴുതണം? (why write a knol?), authored by Shastri JC Philip,ന-ള-എന-ത-ന-ഴ-തണ-why-write-a-knol/3aw752rt3ywhc/188
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:
നിങ്ങള്‍ക്കും ഒരു നോള്‍ എഴുത്തുകാരനാകാം… (You Too Can Become a Knol Author…)
P V recently started translating a knol series (Computer-HowTo/PC System Information)written by Gust MEES and Knol Publishing Guild (KPG)
Here is the link:
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.


PV also writes blogs about present political issues and Christian articles for:
  • etc.
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 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.
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.
Potential 100,000 Page View Knol Authors
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...
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.
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 write-ups into the Malayalam language for the growing Malayalam speaking/reading community in the web pages.
Though, Google’s announcement of shutting their shop (knol platform) came as a shock to the knol writers their provision to migrate the knols to Word Press came as a solace to the knol users.  All

Knol Team’s (Google) Announcement of Shutting Their Shop

As part of Google’s prioritization of product efforts, we will be retiring Knol.  From now through April 30th, 2012, Knol will work as usual, but we’ve made it easy for you to download your knols to file and/or export them to  From May 1, 2012, through October 1, 2012, knols will no longer be viewable but can be downloaded and exported.  After that time, knol content will no longer be accessible.  We hope that this timeline provides you ample time to transition your content.

Thank you,
The Knol team
Though Google’s announcement of shutting their shop (knol platform) came as a shock to the knol writers, but their provision to migrate the knols to Word Press came as a solace to many  knol users.  All of PV’s knols are migrated to Word Press in the process.  You can read them here at this link.
P V is now mainly concentrating on his blog pages  (Philipscom) and its related social networks.

A Word Of Thanks:

Pic. Credit. Melanie R Jordan

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:

P V Ariel
P V With his wife late Annamma Philip
PHONE : +9700882845 Email:


Greetings Picture credit:  Melanie R. Jordan: 
Copyright 2007-2009 SunLover Publishing
Used by permission.
A Freelance writer from Secunderabad India

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  1. Hi PV! Greetings. This is Hephzibah Israel visiting from Coffee with Jesus. Thank you so much for your very encouraging comments at Coffee with Jesus.

    Nice to know about you. Please do visit as often as you can and help spread the Word.

    Let us build His kingdom together!

    Warm regards,
    ~ NRIGirl

    March 7, 2012
  2. P V Ariel
    P V Ariel

    Hi Hephzibah,
    I am sorry, for the delay in responding to your comment.
    somehow I missed it. I reciprocate.
    Thank you so much for the visit and for the encouraging words.
    Sure, I will do that.
    Yes, Let us strive for it
    Kind Regards

    March 17, 2012
  3. Ann P V
    Ann P V

    P V, I missed this post.
    Some links are broken and
    some are taking to the old pages
    especially the one you mentioned
    in the concluding para.
    “P V is now mainly concentrating on his blog pages (Philipscom) and its related social networks.
    Actually this link should go to the main webpage right. Please fix it.
    Nice to be with you here too!! :-)
    Keep sharing
    God Bless

    August 1, 2015
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