more ads

Kamat's Potpourri


Subscribe to Site Feed
RSS Feed for AnthoBLOGy

Kamat's PotpourriNew Contents
About the Kamats
History of India
Women of India
Faces of India
Indian Mythologies
geographica indicaArts of India
Indian Music
Indian Culture
Indian Paintings
Dig Deep Browse by Tags
Site Map
Historical Timeline
Master Index
Research House of Pictures
Stamps of India
Picture Archive
Natives of India
Temples of India
Kamat Network
Blog Portal


Vikas Kamat
 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
 About - Bio - Contact

Friend Me on Facebook


Best of AnthoBLOGy

Unripe Revolution
Rooster's Dharma
Don't Know Jack
No Love for Condi
Blogger's Block
Father of  the Bride
TinTin's Diary - I
TinTin's Diary II
Hate Bollywood
Child Labor
M.F.Husain Guilty
Marathi & Konkani
Artist's Daughter
India's First IT Guru


Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat


Convoluted Love Affair with RSSs Durable Link to this BLOG
My Convoluted Love Affair with RSSs

OK, there are two different RSSs.

One is a XML format for broadcasting headlines that is gaining momentum, and another, a voluntary organization in India that is losing momentum.

Both are formidable, and I have had a love-hate relationship with either of them.

Some stories:

I grew up as a member of RSS (1970s). I have met great men while I was at RSS -- my thinking and ideology has been shaped by my years in RSS . I must be quick to add that I am no longer a member, and the RSS of today is not the RSS that I was member of, due to their involvement in communal politics and their extreme Hindu nationalistic approach since 1990.

(Wielding the RSS Weapon ;-- ))

In 1990s I had an opportunity to dine with a senior RSS leader, who was then aligned with the VHP-BJP political ideology. I asked him how the grassroots support for RSS was, and he said -- "RSS is dead; It's all Hindutva now!" He was not articulate, but I knew what he meant, and that's how I quit RSS.

On a recent visit to India I went to a RSS branch (shakha) to take a picture for Kamat's Potpourri and felt very sad for the organization that enjoyed so much popular support during the days when I was a member -- neighbors used to bring goodies for the volunteers and the shakhas were full of energy and fun with Kabaddi, Suprabhat, Yoga, and moral education.

Anyway, on to the RSS that is hot.

Some years ago (year 2002) I gave reasons why RSS is not necessarily good and resisted providing a RSS feed.

But today I crossed over to the good side and cranked up a RSS feed for Kamat's Potpourri after a poll in Friends of Kamat group showed substantial interest.

Go ahead and subscribe:

If you do not know what this means or how to subscribe, look at the right-bottom corner of your browser. If you are using FireFox (which you should), you will see this icon: Click on it once and when "Subscribe to RSS" appears, click it again. That's it! Now you will be able to see the new contents in your Bookmarks Kamat's Potpourri

Long live RSS

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Saturday, April 23, 2005
Last Modified: 4/23/2005 6:34:18 PM

Browse More Entries


About Me:


Powered  NOT by Blogger or MovabaleType or WordPress, but by SimplyBlog, a software I wrote to create blogs.
See details of implementation or download SimplyBlog.



Dictionary Look up

Kamat PICTURESearch

Kamat Glossary Search

Kamat BLOGSearch

Amazon Search

Yahoo Mail Secure Site - Requires Login
GMail Secure Site - Requires Login
Hotmail Secure Site - Requires Login
BBC News
Yahoo! News
Kamat News
Indian Blogs
Blog Network
My Mailing List
Friends of Kamat
USTA TennisLink
What's New
What's Old
Adhika Prasangi
Frequent Visits
Lyons Computers
Dave Winer
Birmingham Local


This is how I surf the web. Turns out creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping, personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.
Kamat's Potpourri Vikas KamatBlog

© 1996-2014 Kamat's Potpourri. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without prior permission. Standard disclaimers apply

Merchandise and Link Suggestions

    Top of Page