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Indian Software Engineers: Firefox anyone?

By on Jun 20, 2008 in Wisdom | 6 comments

Incredible folks at Mozilla Corporation released version 3 of kick-butt Internet Browser: Firefox. Mozilla claimed that the new version has 15,000 improvements and since I’m using it, Now, that’s an old news. ..but I’ve been thinking – while engineers at Mozilla were building the next version of the internet browser, what were our brilliant software engineers doing? Everyone knows how brilliant our software engineers are! So where’s our Firefox, fellas? Or probably all of our engineers were busy writing (ah, or copying code from Google?) code for the clients from USA. Or is it just too difficult to write a software that brings you pages from the Internet? Let’s ask ourselves – are we ‘engineers’ or just ‘Cheap English Speaking Software Labours’? [No, I know you earn hell lot of money to copy code from Google. I mean...

The sorry state of Indian engineers

By on Feb 15, 2008 in Wisdom | 15 comments

¬†Who am I to comment? I’m an Indian with a first class degree in Electrical Engineering & I love my country. Engineers are the nation builders, they say. But when I see 90/100 engineering students (who visit Engineers Forum ) don’t even know how to construct a simple sentence in English, I feel bad. When I see them asking for “ready made code/idea/topic for my engineering projects”, I feel bad. I feel terribly bad. The common people depend on us for a better nation, a better tomorrow. What are we going to do in life if we can’t use our head and mix our technical knowledge with our ideas? Or, is it that we don’t “think” anymore? Yesterday, I was discussing a similar topic with my good friend CEan – Kidakaka. He popped a simple question: “How many of us really get into engineering because we want to build something...