Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

Fruits of India

When I came to India I was eager to try out every food that I would be offered. Before I left Germany I already had a glimpse at dishes which are common for the Indian cuisine. Surprisingly the fruit section of India had some fun facts for me. I got to know some fruits that I didn´t even knew existed, and I tried some fruits that I always wanted to taste, but you just don’t find them in Germany. Read more »

During Ramazan in Hyderabad

Ramazan – Ramadan in Hyderabad, India

This blog entry will give you a brief idea about the time of Ramazan experienced during our time of research in the city of Hyderabad. A brief background on the Muslim influence in Hyderabad will be given before a few pictures and the story of my late night trip during Ramazan are shown. Read more »

And suddenly, everything is different


It´s Monday morning, the first day of the new semester at the RWTH Aachen. Everything is quite normal, it´s half past seven, you have to catch the bus at eight, but still a lot of things left to do and you are running out of time. Than you grab your backpack, and another one and then you realize that you are not going to university. You are going to India, for three months. Read more »

“Selfie please?!”

The smartphone is a technology that has conquered the world incredibly fast. The first generation iPhone is only nine years old, but already it feels to me that by not owning a smartphone I belong to a tiny minority. Until last year, I thought that the vast rise of smartphones is only a phenomenon in well-off countries. But soon I learned that even in developing countries, I get puzzled looks when people see my ancient clamshell phone. Read more »

Thumps up for the Indian post office in Raipur

Sending letters is a nice and more personal way to communicate with friends in this well connected world. Especially, when being abroad. Staying in India, I took the chance to send a letter to my friend and it became an unexpectedly good experience. Read more »