Frustrated by Indian Express's inability to provide individual syndication feeds for its columnists, I have written scripts to parse the HTML pages and generate the feeds myself.
Here are the feeds for
R. Jagannathan (DNA India)
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
If you want this for another columnist, let me know and I will add that too. This is very easy to do for Indian Express columnists as I already have the script, but I can also help with other websites.
P.S. The script is in ruby and I will release the source after I fix some things and clean it up some more.
Update: May 29, 2009
Added new feeds for Arun Shourie, Sudheendra Kulkarni and Ila Patnaik
Update: June 22, 2009 - Added columns feed for R. Jagannathan of DNA India
Update: August 11, 2009 - Feeds for C. Rajamohan , Harsha Bhogle , Shailaja Bajpai.
Update: Sept. 10, 2009 - You can use my shared page from Google Reader to see all the new posts from all of these columnists on a single page.
Update: July 18, 2011 - Added Karan Thapar.
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python -m SimpleHTTPServer
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