Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CISA National Conference 2016 Report

I feel privileged to get an opportunity to Represent La Trobe University in the CISA National Conference 2016. I am sincerely grateful to the university's administration, for providing me this
Collage showing the different activities that took place during the conference
opportunity. I have now prepared a summary report of my conference experience which I am going to share in this post. I hope it will enable you to know what we did and learnt in the meantime.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Social Innovation Workshop by Dr Julie Roberts

Design Cycle
Dr Julie Roberts, the Social Innovation Project Manager at Central Queensland University, initiated a social innovation workshop followed by a competition under the theme, “Bridging the gap between domestic and international students” during the CISA National Conference 2016, which I discussed in the previous post. She taught us the “Human-centred Design Thinking” technique to address the social problems.

Design thinking is an emerging technique that is being highly popular in different types of organisations to solve complex problems. The example of the products resulted from human-centred design thinking that were discussed include

Friday, July 8, 2016

Representing La Trobe in CISA National Conference 2016

I would like to #BreakBarriers of blogging and would like to give continuity to blogging which I had slowed down since arriving to Australia for various reasons. In this post, I am going to discuss my first ever experience of attending a Conference and reflect upon the lessons I learnt there.

A Very Positive Experience

It was an amazing experience to represent my University, La Trobe, in the Council of International Students (CISA) National Conference 2016 that was held in Darwin between July 5-8. The Conference was fantastic opportunity to meet with lots of fellow students from different universities in different states and coming from diverse backgrounds and listen to their student stories and issues. Also we got chance to hear from different stakeholders such as industry delegates, education officers and the immigration officer to name a few. It was very delighting to learn about the huge amount of efforts that different organisations are putting forth for improving the educational experience of international students which made me feel really grateful.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Featured in La Trobe Times

My Picture from the Photo-shoot!
I feel honoured to be featured in La Trobe Times's blog as a model international student along with other high achieving international students. I am particularly grateful to Helen Zhang, one of the International Student Services Coordinators, who recommended me to Florence Pilkington for this publication. Florence organised a photo shoot and interviewed me to publish my profile. My profile covers my achievements during my first five months of studying at La Trobe as well as my life in Melbourne so far. I am very delighted to receive such a recognition from my university for my simple deeds of volunteering and engaging within the university.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Early Bird Catches the Worm

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It's really really important to have an early start in life! This has been my new mantra for my life. This is true for almost everything, although it's not a good idea to generalize something! However, I just wanted to emphasize how important it is to be early in doing something.

A hypothetical example

Let me give you a hypothetical example to help you understand what I mean. Suppose, I graduated recently from my university, but didn't work while I was in my college or the university. This will translate into facing difficulty in getting a job after graduation. Employer always want people who have both academic qualification and some work experience. So, if you are early enough to realize this and start somewhere to collect work experience, say through volunteering or internship even if you cannot get a regular job, then you will be more qualified, more eligible and more likely to get a job. You will definitely increase the prospects of finding a job soon after your graduation.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Why I want to be called an entrepreneur and not a businessperson?

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There are many ways in which entrepreneurs appear similar to businesspersons. However, I want to be known as an entrepreneur rather than a businessman.

In my opinion, businesspersons are profit driven and have aim to accumulate vast amount of wealth. Their motive for wealth creation might serve many purposes including personal satisfaction and competitive feeling. Probably that is why they take less risky decisions and thus go for established businesses practices rather than trying out newer highly innovative approaches.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Entrepreneurship - The only realistic way to develop Nepal

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Almost every citizen of our country is concerned about the development of our nation. I am not an exception and I want to tackle this broad subject of country's development. It's too big a task to be accomplished by a single person and we all need to realize this fact as the first step towards our patriotic goal.

Work in Team, Think in Isolation

Therefore, we need to forget for a moment that we want to develop Nepal. Then think. What are the ways in which I can contribute to my country? Think with "I" mindset, not "We" mindset. This is really important. If we think as "We" then you'll not feel responsible enough. Work in team, but think in isolation. I think this is the right strategy for us now.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Why do we need more entrepreneurs in Nepal?

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Nepal has more general problems than we people have ever imagined. Politics is not the real problem in my opinion. This is an imaginary problem which gets solved once all the political parties declare that there is no problem among them! The other real problems are many.

The unplanned urbanization, uncontrolled use of pesticides, pollution, deforestation, scattered settlement of people, subsistence way of people's life, poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy are some of the major problems which revolve around people's lifestyles. These are difficult to change and address because they are multi-faceted. For example, to lead a good quality of life one needs to have the knowledge and education first, then a willpower and courage to execute, and then the economic resources to support the ideal lifestyle, and finally the consistent motivation to persist the change. All these are difficult and cannot be done overnight.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Concept of Sport Megacity

You don't have to be crazy to think crazy and there is no limit for dreams and ambitions! Today I would like to unveil my most ambitious (project) thought regarding building something - a sport mega-city. I have some other innovative plans or concepts for entrepreneurship. I have kept those business plans
A very rough outline of the city!
confidential and to myself so that I can execute them later. However, this concept is too big for me to ever be able to execute myself and I want to initiate some actions (even just discussion) on this mega-project right from now so that it could take shape sooner, if ever at all.

Initially I didn't want to make this plan public. So, I had created a Google Document, made a rough draft of my idea or vision and added my talented and capable friends as contributors to the document, so that they could offer suggestions, add their own visions, and finally help me refine and construct a full fledged plan. However, this idea turned out to be impractical as my friends had their own responsibilities and obligations to meet. Therefore, I am bringing forth this idea into a public place.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Why We Are Being Educated Ignorants!

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Have you thrown waste directly into the road? Have you eaten food without washing your hands sometimes? Have you crossed roads from places other than zebra crossings? Have you spitted on the road recklessly? These are only a few examples you know you shouldn't have done, if you are reading this article. However, the chances are that you have done all of these things, and that also quite a number of times, if you are from Nepal or possibly from any other developing nation.

Even I have done these things to make up to the list of the educated ignorants! That has made me wonder why our behaviors haven't change with our education? Is there something wrong with education system? Otherwise, why are we not able to implement the knowledge we have learnt right during our primary schools? Then there are the developed countries, where such things are properly managed swiftly like a magic.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Review of the Year, 2014

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I had set four New Year Resolutions at the beginning of 2014. I now want to evaluate my achievements against my targets at the end of the year. (PS: Because I took so long time to publish it, I have marked, Post Script (PS), to express the events which are relevant but took place after 2014.)

1) Write 10 business plans


So far, I managed to write two almost detailed plans, and generated 10 other business ideas, which are a bit vague and of larger scale. I even got some partnership offers (a few offers from my senior friend from Germany in the field of IT and e-commerce, and another from my junior friend of my college, again in the field of e-commerce) although, we have not progressed much yet on those regards. However, all in all it was quite a learning experience. In future, I hope to be able to keep forth my terms clearly and get things done on those terms whenever such opportunities arise.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Part Time Jobs in Nepal

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Almost everyone is busy in the developed countries because they get flexible jobs like part-time jobs, commission basis jobs, and so on. However, why don’t we have such jobs here in our country?

Part time jobs are highly essential to be introduced in the Nepalese market and the right time cannot be further from now. It has many advantages to the employers, employees and the economy as a whole. Entrepreneurs in our country need to understand and exploit this innovative opportunity.

Why part-time job is necessary?


Nepalese organizations are not professional. For instance, a simple organization like a computer teaching institute is not profitable if it runs computer tuition classes only. It has to modify itself according to the changing seasons. For example, prior to the SLC and +2 board examinations the organizations need to run tuition classes on the regular academic courses. They get students for computer tuition only in the post SLC and post +2 scenario. This is one simple example. Many organizations in fact find themselves in the similar situation. Introduction of part time jobs can be, thus, highly helpful to them.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What a job can be for wannabe Entrepreneurs!

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Entrepreneurs are the owners of the business. They employ others rather than seeking employment for
themselves. However, can job be of any use to them? In this post, I am going to explain, how a job can be useful for the future (wannabe) entrepreneurs.

First Hand Work Experience


First of all, a job can be an excellent way of getting first hand work experience in the field you are planning to commence a business. Starting a business without understanding the real world challenges in the field of business is equivalent to gambling rather than business risk-taking. Risk is different in case of starting business compared with gambling. The outcome is totally uncertain for gamblers, however for the businessmen, risk is calculated and prepared for in advance. The question is not of a total gain or loss as in gambling, and hence business is generally less risky. Moreover, the risk can be minimized highly with knowledge and experience. Therefore, a work experience is crucial.