Dushyant Parkhi

Aerodynamics, Aerospace Engineering (TU Delft)

Posted by Lincy Gomez at Dec 14, 2012 07:50 AM

A never ending roller coaster ride
That’s my TUD life. Every stage of this ride has been as shocking, entertaining and exhausting as the previous one. This roller coaster started with a slow uphill ascent which they called Summer School. It was a crash course in internationality to acquire the gravity and potential to face the rest of TUD ride. Oblivious to the next stage, I was at the peak of pinnacle during Summer School. 

There was no warning before we were thrown downhill into the labyrinth of course-work, projects and assignments and deadlines. I was fortunate to have found few co-passengers (Spanish, South African, Belgian, Italian, Indian....)to help dodge the cannonball-courses. Although this part of the ride took a huge toll on my faculties: mental and physical, I came out of it intellectually and emotionally refreshed with the promise of a successful career and long lasting friendships. 
Whenever I got the chance to pull the breaks of the roller coaster (Yes, TU Delft empowers you to do that), I would jump (out) with joy to catch a glimpse of this beautiful country and the ones bordering it. With a limited scholarship, I could afford thrill-rides mostly on foot, bicycles(s) and roller-skates; occasionally on trains and rarely on Airplanes.

During every stage in my TUD life, when the mountains of work piled up, and it seemed impossible to scale such dizzy heights, my vertigo was overridden by the banner atop announcing the career-launches of our Alumni promising us “A never ending space launch”.

Posted by Lincy Gomez at Dec 14, 2012 07:50 AM