I'm in Kolkata for a couple of weeks and don't know a great many people here, but I must talk to live, else I'll never get any work done, and then things won't work out as I intend them to, and I'll recede in life instead of advancing.
So if you're a Kolkata blogger, or even a Kolkata reader of my blog, and would like to meet, then email me. I must warn you that I'm an absolute demon: grumpy, poker-faced, silent as a ticket clerk, inscrutable as a cloud, and given to endless curses and complaints. But if you're sunny enough we may be able to overcome these difficulties.
And, by way of other diversions, here's Amitava Kumar on another writer, also Indian, who did not want to meet when in town. Amitava, come over to Kolkata - it's not working out for you at Vassar.