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Food Blog Desam

Mathy Kandasamy of Virundhu, a dear friend of mine, and I have created a food blog aggregator called Food Blog Desam. It is a one place stop to know the latest happenings in food blog world. It took several days of hard work and we are very happy with how Food Blog Desam turned out.

Food Blog Desam aggregates RSS feeds from food blogs and provides them all in one place. There are hundreds of food blogs that update regularly. Food Blog Desam offers convenience to the readers and increases the readership of the food blogs. More than any thing, it is a time saver – a feature food blog fans like us always wanted and any food blog fan would appreciate.



Update January 08:

We had great time providing traffic to new and old food blogs through Food Blog Desam. It took lot of time and energy to maintain the site but it was an effort from the heart, so we enjoyed the work tremendously. Unfortunately due to some server and tech issues, we have decided to stop updating the Food Blog Desam. We don’t know when we be able to diagnose, let alone fix things, as we both are currently engaged to real life and the craziness that comes with it. The site will be online few more months, until we decide what to do with it. If there is any change in the situation, you will be the first to know.

Thanks for your support.

– Indira

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Thursday April 26, 2007 at 10:13 am- permalink)
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  1. Food blog desam is such a cool idea. Great work Indira and Mathy. Dont have to blog hop to get to all my favorite blogs and can even catch up with posts that were missed. Thanks for putting this much effort to help us all.

    Comment by Pavani — April 26, 2007 @ 10:35 am

  2. What an amazing resource you have put together for all of us blog visitors! It is so very helpful–I love finding out what blogs have recently posted, and this is the perfect way to do it. Thank you kindly for your hard work!


    Comment by Amanda — April 26, 2007 @ 10:40 am

  3. Great job Mathy and Indira! This will be a blessing for readers like me who are addicted to catching up on all posts blogged by wonderful bloggers like you two. I can see how much of an effort you both have put in for this and want to thank you for your hard work on behalf of several readers like me who love browsing the food blogs.


    Comment by Sonia — April 26, 2007 @ 10:43 am

  4. great idea, Indira!

    Comment by Seena — April 26, 2007 @ 10:59 am

  5. Indira & Mathy,

    That is a wonderful work. Very useful for all of us to check the updated work. Thanks guys!


    Comment by Reena — April 26, 2007 @ 11:12 am

  6. Indira & Mathy

    Thank you very much, this is fantastic not just for viewership but also chance to meet fellow blogger and get updates at one place

    Great job you guys !!!

    you truly deserve a pat on your backs 🙂


    Comment by Sreelu — April 26, 2007 @ 11:17 am

  7. Hi Indira

    Great idea. Would it be possible to enable RSS feeds on your blog? 🙂

    Thanks and have a great weekend

    Comment by Altoid — April 26, 2007 @ 11:18 am

  8. […] Here’s Indira’s introduction […]

    Pingback by Food Blog Desam « V I R U N D H U — April 26, 2007 @ 11:19 am

  9. Wow! Thank you.
    Sounds like now I can say bye bye to bloglines!

    Comment by RP — April 26, 2007 @ 11:22 am

  10. Hi Indira and Mathy

    This is a brilliant idea. Cheers!

    Comment by Lakshmik — April 26, 2007 @ 11:57 am

  11. Thats great… Me & Prema put together an index of Tamil Recipes called it TamilCuisine.

    Previously RP & Shaheen did the same for Kerala cuisines,

    Now you and Mathy for RSS aggregators Hmm we are going places… Great great !!

    Comment by Revathi — April 26, 2007 @ 11:59 am

  12. Hey Indira, I wrote to mathy when i saw that. Thanks to you too!! Unfortunately the RSS feeds are not working in my website. Raji is checking that out… Hope it will be up soon!

    Comment by Deepika Saripalli — April 26, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

  13. what a coin-ink-i-dink:)

    I was browing the link before your post just this morning and thinking its an awesome resource for folks that want to catch updates on all their fave food blogs but cut down on surfing time.

    Awesome, Indira. Thanks

    Comment by Janani — April 26, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

  14. Very cool, Indira! Thank you, Mathy, for putting it together.

    Comment by Manisha — April 26, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

  15. thats cool
    my work is in progress too
    do let me know how u find it

    Comment by anusharaji — April 26, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  16. Hi Indira and Mathy,
    Very nice idea and it saves time too. Well, I am linking up the Food blog desam at my site if you don’t mind in doing that.


    Comment by Rajani — April 26, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

  17. Hi Indira, this is a very cool effort by you and your friend! Makes life so much easier for people like me who are searching for recipes :). I’ve added a link to it on my blog. I’ve tried a couple of your recipes – sweet pongal, chitranna and banana chips – they’ve come out truly delicious.

    Comment by Smriti — April 26, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

  18. Indira and Mathy – You are not just “good” samaritans, in fact you guys are the best !!! Thanks for putting this together. Thanks for all the time and energy you put in.

    I checked that link out…it is awesome I tell ya !! I likey 🙂 🙂 Good work and thanks again for spending so much time in putting that.


    Comment by Mythili — April 26, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

  19. Excellent job done Indira, Mathy and needless to add that it makes excelling coverage of blogs from one page and most awesome job. Keep up the work the good work Girls!

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — April 26, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

  20. Thanks for the Food Blog Desam. Appreciated.

    Comment by Mythreyee — April 26, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

  21. That’s incredible! Thank you so much, Indira and Mathy! I appreciate the effort very much.

    Comment by Nupur — April 27, 2007 @ 3:32 am

  22. A commendable task. Thank you Mathy and Indira… makes blog surfing very easy.

    Comment by Latha — April 27, 2007 @ 5:04 am

  23. That’s wonderful. Thanks Indira and Mathy for all your hard work in putting this together!

    Comment by mandira — April 27, 2007 @ 6:19 am

  24. Thanks Indira and Mathy for all the hard work. It certainly will be very useful to all of us

    Comment by sandeepa — April 27, 2007 @ 6:39 am

  25. Too Good Ladies .You guys have taken an extra effort and taken loads of pain to help the entire food blog community …

    3 cheers to you guys …

    Comment by Deepa — April 27, 2007 @ 7:37 am

  26. Hi Indira,

    I have been a follower of your blog for quite a long time now. I do enjoy reading all your recipes and experimenting in the kitchen with your guidelines. I like to read about food, see pictures of them, and ofcourse eat it. I also keep a look out for som good recipes on all the other Indian food Blogs. This effort you have made with Food Blog Desam, browsing will become very convenient. Thank you so much.

    Comment by Anjali — April 27, 2007 @ 8:02 am

  27. Hi Indira,
    a wonderful idea. Kudos to the both of you.

    Comment by nalini — April 27, 2007 @ 8:28 am

  28. thank you, mathy and indira for this great idea and effort. have added this to our blogroll.

    Comment by bee — April 27, 2007 @ 8:39 am

  29. Indira..

    Very good thought and really great job in doing this.


    Comment by Lavanya P — April 27, 2007 @ 8:51 am

  30. Indira and Mathy, You guys are awesome! 🙂 I love it!

    Comment by Kay — April 27, 2007 @ 8:58 am

  31. Indira and Mathy,

    Much regards to both of you for all your effort and time…..Thank you so much, its a great idea.

    best wishes,

    Comment by musical — April 27, 2007 @ 10:06 am

  32. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this tool.

    Great work Indira and Mathy.

    Comment by Cynthia — April 27, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

  33. Happy to see your enthusiastic and encouraging words. It means a lot to us both!
    Thanks very much!

    Hi Altoid: Because of frequent content and image theft, we made it little bit difficult to find the Mahanandi’s feed, but it is active. You can easily get Mahanandi updates on Food blog Desam. Thanks.


    Comment by Indira — April 27, 2007 @ 1:23 pm

  34. Indira and Mathy Thanks a lot for the great job!

    Comment by roopa — April 29, 2007 @ 12:28 am

  35. Indira N Mathy that was some good work thank you we appreciate your hard work. Whenever I am away from the blogging scene even for a while I am always in for surprises. Cheers

    Comment by Anjali — April 29, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

  36. Thank you Indira – what a great resource! As always, your creativity and innovative ideas push the envelope. Very cool!!


    Comment by smita — April 30, 2007 @ 6:33 am

  37. This is a terrific resource…..for catching up with old favorites and finding new gems…
    thanks Indira and Mathy.


    Comment by trupti — May 3, 2007 @ 2:42 pm

  38. your website is the best resource
    for telugu food recipes. I enjoyed
    it a lot.

    Comment by ramana chilakamarti — July 6, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

  39. how to join food desam,
    wt is rss feed kindly guide me…. i have started my blog 1month back…..kindly advice please

    Indira replies:
    Hi Shubha, thanks for your interest in FBD.
    Your blog RSS feed is active, just email your blog name to I will take add your blog to the list.

    Comment by Shubha — August 24, 2007 @ 10:07 am

  40. Hi Indira,

    I sent across the RSS Feed link to your id. How do I know if I have been added to FoodBlogDesam ?? Please let me know

    Comment by Maya — December 7, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

  41. Hi Indira,

    I don’t mind contributing some money towards keeping FBD alive it that’s what it comes to. Maybe it can become a pay service, and you can find a service that can maintain it?


    Hi Kanchana,
    FBD kind of things require lot of grunt work. I was full of passion for such grunk work last year, but this year I seem to have lost the energy and enthusiasm. I’m really sorry for the inconvenience.
    You are one of the few who actually cared to write few words about FBD and us. Thanks very much, and also for your offer of help. If I ever launch such service again, I will take precautions to make it self-sustainable.
    – Indira

    Comment by Kanchana — January 24, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

  42. […] 2, 2008 · No Comments It was a shock when I returned from holidays, eager to review the posts from Food Blog Desam. Itwasn’t there! Food Blog Desam has lived its life and this service that fed thousands of us with daily treats from across the globe is no longer. RIP. And thank you to the two wonderful people, Indira from Mahanandi and Mathy Kandasamy of Virundhu who put it together and maintained it all this time. […]

    Pingback by RIP Food Blog Desam, Hello Foodie Blogroll and What’s Cookin’ « A Life (Time) of Cooking — March 1, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

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