Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

Monthly Archives: August 2014

Varanasi : A Beauty



Varanasi, or Benaras, (also known as Kashi) is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi`s Prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrevealed. Mark Twain, the English author and literature, who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Benaras, once wrote : “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together” . According to the ‘Vamana Purana’, the Varuna and the Assi rivers originated from the body of the primordial Person at the beginning of time itself. Read more »

A new beginning

Travelling has always amused me and somehow the opportunity to visit Germany gave me a reason to explore a lot more about myself. 14th June 2014 was my first step in the real world. All the anticipation and the excitement in those 8 hours of flight towards Germany is still prominent somewhere inside of me. From Frankfurt to Aachen and then to my sister’s place, my eyes were amazed with the beauty around. Every little detail of the place made my eyes glitter. I wanted to explore. And as the time passed, things started to become familiar. The roads, the rules, the language, the food, the management system, nothing seemed strange anymore. I made friends and even though i knew i’ll be leaving in 2 months, the familiarity and the way people welcomed me warmly, i got attatched to the details of the city. Read more »

TRIPURA: Land of Water !!!



The name Tripura originated from ‘Twi’  meaning water and ‘Para’ meaning land. The indigenous population refer Tripura as Twipra, meaning land of water. Tripura was formerly a princely state that had a long list of kings stretching back into antiquity.  According to versions presented in different editions of ‘Rajmala’, princely Tripura’s court chronicle, altogether 184 or 179 kings of the Manikya dynasty had ruled the state. Tripura is one of the seven states in the north eastern part of India with a geographical area of 10,491 km2. The North-eastern states are connected to the rest of India via Siliguri Corridor also known as the chicken’s neck in India, which has an average width of only 21 km to 40 km. Read more »