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Category Archives: Life in Germany

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 »

Dream comes true!!!


Since my childhood days, I have many dreams and paying a visit in any western countries was one of them. I just keep on dreaming but believe in myself that one day before I die I will surely achieve it. After taking admission in NIT Rourkela, India I still keep dreaming; since than I usually used to shear or often talked about my dream with my supervisor (Dr Ramakar Jha) or with my friends; than he advice me that to go abroad you should have a passport; do you have it? Which I don’t have at that time; than I thought at least I should have a passport whether in my life It will be useful or not, than I had start the process of making a passport.     Read more »

Extreme weather conditions in 2013 in India and Germany

Aachen covered in snow

Few days ago, I visited India for some work and holidays. I left Aachen on 14th of February and planned to return back on 14th of March considering my work and holiday plan. I had a simple plan that I will be able to finish my work in India before the real Indian hot summer will start and also, I can escape from the cold in Aachen for few days. When I left Aachen it was cold as usual with temperature during day near about 5 degree Celsius and in night close to 1-2 degree Celsius. But this year, the weather really surprised me in both countries.
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Humble views of a Railway fan


Since my childhood, I have been in love with trains and railways of all kinds. The power, the precision and the numerical figures involved, always astounded me. Obviously, Indian railway has a special place in my heart and mind. I still remember all the train journeys I ever took in India. And I still am a fan of train and railway technologies. In India, I used to see videos and pictures of the trains and railway systems of other countries. After coming to Germany, I got the chance to have a first-hand experience of not just German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) but railway system of nearly all of Europe. Read more »

Sports Lovers in Aachen

Ladies in Black- Alemania Aachen

Volleyball has always been one of my favorite sports. Even though, I am not so good at it but I always spare some time to cherish this hobby somehow since my elementary school. When I came to Aachen, I was happy to find many volleyball clubs and sports events organized throughout the year by university or other organizations. RWTH Aachen University also has their well established sports complex where you can do all kinds of sports activities and every Monday, I go there for volleyball. I have also joined a small mixed volleyball club called “Beta-Blocker” and we frequently participate in some volleyball competitions on weekends. I am happy to say that we make a good, well balanced team. Read more »