Department of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the RWTH Aachen University

Sightseeing Chennai

There are many places in Chennai which are worth to visit. In this Blog three of them will be shown in detail and are a must see, when you have a stopover.

Let`s start with the St. Thomas Mount in the west of Chennai. The shrine was built in 1523 on top of the mount. The altar of this shrine was built on the spot where St. Thomas’ death has occurred. At the northern foot you can find a gateway of four impressive arches surmounted by a cross bearing the inscribed date 1547. A way of 160 steps leads up to the top, which is equipped with 14 Stations of the Cross erected. Read more »

A visit of Vaalserberg (Three-Country point)

Three-Country Point
Aachen is the westernmost city of Germany, located along its borders with Netherlands and Belgium. Aachen is situated at the middle of Europe and it is great place to travel and finding interesting places to visit.  More than 4 months has been passed and I visited many places near to the Aachen. From which I like the most is Vaalserberg. Read more »

Water supply situation in Chennai

Water Demand - Water Supply

Chennai’s water situation is severe. The capital city of the southern state Tamil Nadu represents the fourth largest metropolitan area in India accounting for a population of 8.7 million in 2011. Due to rapid population growth, difficulties regarding the provision of water demands have been arising. Extreme weather conditions during past years such as dry periods and heavy rainfalls increased the impact on the water supply infrastructure systems. Additionally, the risk of salt water intrusion exists due to the coastal location. Read more »

“Happy Holi!“ – Festival of Colours

Each year on the day after the first full moon of the month Phalgun in Hindu calendar the Holi festival is celebrated all over India leaving a mark of a multi-coloured, happy nation. This year it took place on Friday, the 6th of March 2015. Read more »

India to Germany — ‘A Long Journey’

In a cold weather I landed at Frankfurt airport, after 14 hours of flight journey I realized that, I made it. And I still could not believe that right now I am in Germany. After coming out of the Frankfurt airport terminal I was intense since my cell phone has no signal and I use the pay phone, but it is not working or maybe I am not using correctly. Read more »