Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Dhobis of Hyderabad

A very memorable picture that stays with many tourists visiting India is that of women and men washing colorful clothes outside in a river or a stream. Whereas in Germany most households own a washing machine which washes your clothes at the push of a button, in India there exists a community of washermen, who have been doing laundry professionally for generations. Read more »

A helpful guide for groundwater seekers in India

After my blog-Traditional Groundwater Diviners in India, in which I criticized the false practices of traditional groundwater diviners, I received some comments and responses from our blog followers in India. Most of them were farmers or people who were looking for the proper sources which will provide scientific guidance in seeking exact locations for drilling of bore wells. I tried to help them as per my knowledge of the region. Read more »