Mandyam Iyengars will not feel lost in Belgium

E.R. RAMACHANDRAN writes from Amsterdam: As we drove through Belgium towards Holland yesterday, there were huge traffic jams due to the weekend and the football World Cup. In his wisdom, our coach driver decided to take a detour to avoid the main road. But he promptly lost the way.

We drove thro' miles of countryside of Belgium trying to find our way. Among the many places we passed through was a small province called 'MALLEKOT', a name very similar to and reminiscent of our own Melkote! As luck would have it, soon after we found our way back to Amsterdam.