First was Dhimant Parekh, together with his wife Anuradha and their altogether delightful little son, Taksh. They were at the Oxford bookstore in the Leela hotel, Bangalore, on December 12, where I had a session with Shoba Narayan.
Dhimant was kind enough to give me a copy of his own book, Neumonia and Other Sketch Stories, which I recommend you read. My lone objection is that he refused to let me buy it, a blunder I intend to make him regret (ve haff our vays).
Dhimant later wrote a very kind post about our meeting, complete with a handwriting sample (mine): About a writer.
The other blogger was Sumedha J. She came to Crossword bookstore in Saket, Delhi, on December 15, when I was in conversation with Shormishtha Panja, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Nilanjana Roy. (The struggle of getting to and away from that Saket place made me appreciate the 50-60 folks who showed up even more than I would have ordinarily). Without either of us realizing it, it turns out that over the last 15 years, I've regularly visited a spot located no more than a few dozen metres from where Sumedha grew up. Apparently it ain't such a big world at all.
In any case, Sumedha decided to mention her Saket experience on her blog: Long Holiday Post.
Finally, there was a blogger I have met several times IRL. Aditya K found the time to turn up at two of my Bangalore book discussions -- at Reliance Time Out on December 10, and at Oxford on December 12. Unfortunately he could not bring his charming newlywed wife to either place since she had left town for a brief vacation.
Aditya blogged about the discussion at Reliance Time Out: Books that give answers.
PS: For you guys without a clue, IRL means "In Real Life". IMHO.
My mistake. Aayush of Scribbles and Stories was at Saket as well. Aayush admitted in public that when he was a journalism student, I once lectured to his class. Word's still out on how much trouble this has landed him in, in his job.
But seriously, thank you for coming, Aayush. Meant something to me to see you there.