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Nepali Software Engineers, Please Think BIG!

Can Nepali engineers think big? Can Kathmandu valley become the silicon valley of South Asia? Can entrepreneurs in Nepal step up and move ahead with broader vision that there is a place for everyone? Can all the IT companies, no matter how tiny they are, work together and compete for the best resources so that people have choices to select employers instead of having to jump to few named ones? Can we stop bickering and finger-pointing? Can we grow up? Can we appreciate those who generate wealth by fair means and who work hard? Can we rise above jealousy? Can we dare facing multi-talented Indians with professionalism or continue to send our brothers to India to work as their BAHADURs and sisters to Bombay’s red light area? Can engineers stop thinking that ultimate goal in life is just go to USA and get a job and never look back to the home country? Can we help and appreciate those who want to start something new? Or we remain the way we are for many years to come? Let us ask these questions to ourselves and think for a minute? Please just for a minute! My Grandfather had a quote “One hundred year from now we all are dead.” Or in the long run we are dead and no business will have any value to us.
Let the people who have courage take risk thrive and succeed. If you can’t take risk or you continue to enjoy your work (which we all should as long as we get paid), just support those who take risk and work hard for greater rewards. We all should salute them. Many of us, times and again, run after rumor and question other’s integrity and honesty. That kind of behavior will not help us. Those of us who doubt other’s honesty will not succeed and will never be happy. Leaders are always questioned and they should be. But it should be done openly. Please do not hide behind the curtain and throw stones like a retarded person does. Come forward and face if you have a bit of self-respect. Those who pass offensive statements behind other’s back are losers and we all should ignore them rather than trying to explain to them.
I started this blog with the bunch of questions and I expect answer from you all. You do not need to change your name and spam the blog. If you are proud of yourself, please pass comments with real name. Do you? If you can’t, just keep it within yourself. You will need those answers sooner or later.
In Nepali, there is a saying “JUN THALMA KHAYO, THEHI THALMA HAGNE.” I see many of us sticking to this saying as we constantly bad mouth our employer and managers and forget the very fact they pay us so that we can buy our food. They trust us to hire when we have no experience and they train us when we are very green. “KHOLA TARYO LAURO BIRSYO.”
That’s why I say “learn to appreciate.”

8 thoughts on “Nepali Software Engineers, Please Think BIG!

  1. Disclaimer – My comment below is related to general organizational behaviour. Any similarity to any organization or any person is merely coincidental.

    Can management of software companies also think BIG? Can they think their employees as their assets? Can they give their managers a level of authority? Can they distinguish tenure from responsibility? Can they be fair while rewarding somebody who performs well? Can they make sure their employees are not exploited in the name of business decisions? Can they value their employee and their hard work? Can they think HR is more than just a performance appraisal? Can they listen to employee’s complains and act accordingly instead of saying ‘I will look into it’ forever? Can they stop promising and start acting like professionals?

    People join the company to make their career and to grow, not just to make money. They want to learn, want to make their position. They just don’t leave any company with all the knowledge they have and start from the beginning in another company. It is always a hard decision on their part as well.

    Coming with a bad mouth is definitely an unprofessional behavior but management also need to think if there are so many negative voices, there must be something wrong. They should also stop thinking ‘EUTA GAYE ARKO AAUCHA’. They should also “learn to appreciate.”

  2. i hope you really intent to encourage people and not a frustration effect of engineers leaving D2 for higher studies.But i agree it’s a good post.

  3. Very well said Rudra Dai,
    I want to break my silence by appreciating your thought. In Previous post, I saw some statement against me and an IT entrepreneur of Nepal. “We all should ignore them rather than trying to explain to them”. That was a nonsense post so we decided not to be even more nonsense by defending on statement made against us or explaining it. We must think big. I request all professionals to maintain professional ethics. And it is not good to blame or pass any bad comment about your employer. Your employer does not become lousy; your manager does not become bad from the day after you leave the company. In my case I worked on one company then joined D2 and again rejoin my previous employer. So, we never know that when we have to co work again with our previous employer. So we should respect all those institutions where we have worked, gained experience, invested our career and who paid us and always wish well and be honest to our employer because we should not forget the fact that some part of our life is attached with it.

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