I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies.
If you're on the west coast wouldn't be easier to fly out via LAX than going all the way to JFK to get to India. I mean, you're sort of backtracking there, I'd think. I might be wrong though.