We have taken the liberty to add Mr. Ganesh Burde's work as well. He is the
grandfather of Vikas (Jyotsna's father) and has helped the Kamats
tremendously over the years. All of the pictures in The Timeless Theater
Archive are by Krishnanand Kamat. Where necessary, we have used some content licensed
from professional sources.
How this Website is Produced
Carla King, an American journalist once exclaimed that Kamat's Potpourri is India's
most Low-Tech site (see: India's
Hi-tech-Lo-tech ). Krishna and Jyotsna do not have a
computer and instead prepare the contents manually in a extremely
laborious method and mail it to Vikas by
postal mail. The pictures are then scanned, articles retyped, and uploaded to
Update Feb 2006: Jyotsna has a PC now; and we use many
volunteers to type and scan the pictures.
Technology Behind the Website
Pictures taken primarily with ORWO NP-55 Black and White Film
Other Films used Kodak Echtachrome, Kodachrome,
KodaColor, some very old pictures are on 110 mm and even on
Cameras: 1964 Exakta (a favorite), Pentax from 1980s,
Edixa, Exakta 400 mm Tele-lens (see : Kamat's
Our spider is named Narad; he crawls at undisclosed
intervals and reports the meta information about the websites to our
Our Web Directory is based on the Library of Congress Subject
Categorization. We may be the only ones doing so on the web.
The PictureSearch and WWWW (Who's Who-What's
What) searches are
based on Microsoft's ActiveX technology.
The electronic contents are managed by a sophisticated rule-based
content management system that we wrote ourselves based on static
rendering methods. It is used to manage the contents and insert hyperlinks.
Other software tools used are Paint Shop Pro, PHP, Perl, Microsoft's
Active Server Pages, Microsoft Front Page, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server