Practicing Muslims TU/e: “Ramadan is more than just fasting”
4 oktober 2007 -
“A refresher course”, is how Waqar Aslam, who comes from Pakistan and is working to obtain his PhD at Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, summarizes the holy month of Ramadan for himself. Youssef Raji, a third-year Bachelor student of Computer Science from Morocco, adds: “Because of the life I lead, which involves my busy schedule at the TU/e, I feel that my conduct as a human being and as a Muslim is not the way it should be. Thanks to the Ramadan I can find myself again.” Raji is one of the practicing Muslims who do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset during the holy month of Ramadan; just like Arfan Nazir, Pakistani and Master student of Embedded Systems, and Waqar Aslam, he emphasizes that this month means far more than just fasting alone.
Waqar Aslam, Youssef Raji and Muhammad Arfan Nazir. Photo: Bart van Overbeeke
Special places in Eindhoven
Truly magnificent view near Eindhoven Airport
4 oktober 2007 -
A random Sunday night. Konstantin Youdenko (30), a former twaio (two-year trainee research assistant) of Technical Management at the TU/e, is sitting on a bench on top of a hill. Now and then we see an airplane, but we are here for the splendid view: a beautiful sunset that is over far too soon. “Eindhoven Airport is one of few places where you may still find such a view”, is how Konstantin Youdenko, who comes from Russia, explains the location.
After fourteen editions the curtain falls finally for the Virus festival, which was held on the TU/e grounds every year. Stichting Virus did not succeed this year either in gathering up a full executive committee. Moreover, the cultural festival incurred a loss last year due to the low number of visitors - 2,700, when some 5,000 had been expected. The foundation does continue, though, and will focus on smaller events, such as the ‘studentenkamerfestival’ (the student room festival, a.k.a. StuKaFest).