What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

Latest Sharings

Call for Entries: Film Southasia 2015 [Crowdsourcing Announcement]

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Film Southasia 2015 is Calling for Entries. This year, the Festival will take place between the 19-22 of November. 
 
FSA Regulations can be found here: www.filmsouthasia.org/regulations
Submission forms can be found here:www.filmsouthasia.org/submit
 
If you have any questions or queries, please email fsa@filmsouthasia.org
 
 

CAN Info-Tech 2015 @ Bhrikuti Mandap [Event Recommendation]

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The Computer Association of Nepal Info-Tech Exhibition at Bhrikuti Mandap in Kathmandu 

January 28 - February 2, 2015 

More at: http://caninfotech.org.np

 

 

The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World by Kishore Mahbubani [Book Recommendation]

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"The twenty-first century has seen a rise in the global middle class that brings an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values. Kishore Mahbubani is optimistic. We are creating a new global civilization. Eighty-eight percent of the world's population outside the West is rising to Western living standards, and sharing Western aspirations. Yet Mahbubani, one of the most perceptive global commentators, also warns that a new global order needs new policies and attitudes.
 

WhatWorks: Urban Innovations That Work | New Cities Foundation [Crowdsourcing Announcement]

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"WhatWorks is our global community of urban innovators. | New Cities Foundation
 
We build the WhatWorks community each year by selecting between 10-12 innovators to showcase their projects at the New Cities Summit. Each one has 6 minutes to tell the story behind the urban innovation they have launched to transform their cities and tackle some of the greatest urban challenges of our time. Throughout the year, we engage with the WhatWorks community to ensure that their urban innovation projects develop and inspire others to innovate.
 

Reminiscences of an ancient town: KHOKANA | Veneeta Singha

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A Yatra brought us to an ancient town. It took us to a modern paradigm. It offered us values and sights that are nothing less than life-affirming. The Yatra is a key basis for the Nepali way of life. Does Khokana remember us today, the yatris?

CITIZENFOUR: Directed by Laura Poitras [Documentary Recommendation]

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"CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Poitras had already been working on a film about surveillance for two years when Snowden contacted her, using the name “CITIZENFOUR,” in January 2013."
 

Knowledge, Power and Inequality: Why I Wrote The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering

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Martin Punaks - the Country Director for Next Generation Nepal - explains why he decided to document the links between orphanage voluntourism and child trafficking. He reflects on his own experiences of voluntourism and how this influenced his motives for writing his report, The Paradox of Orphanage Volunteering.

#SocialUN: UN Social Media Day - January 30 [Event Recommendation]

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'The first “UN Social Media Day” will take place at UN Headquarters on Friday 30 January 2015. All are invited to join the conversation online by using the hashtag of the day: #SocialUN! The event aims to provide participants with new knowledge and inspiration, as well as acting as a working guide to the exciting – and sometimes challenging – social media environment.
 

Future of Work Podcast | Jacob Morgan [Podcast Recommendation]

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'Each episode of the Future of Work Podcast will tackle a specific theme or idea related to the future of work such as big data, collaboration, management, flexible work, globalization, the internet of things, and much more. An expert guest will also provide their ideas and advice on the topic we cover. Why is the world of work changing? How is work changing? What do you need to do about it? Listen to the Future of Work Podcast to find out!'

 

More at: www.thefutureorganization.com/future-work-podcast/

Rethinking International Volunteering (Part II): Interview with Claire Bennett, Major Trends on International Volunteerism

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Claire Bennett, Co-Founder, Learning Service and Co-Author of Re-Thinking International Volunteering, an upcoming book that will offer a paradigm shift in the way we think about volunteeering overseas. In this second part of the interview, Claire focuses on major trends related to the subject from the rise of short term volunteerism, the influence of internet and payment based volunteering.

The Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood [Book Retrospective]

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"Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection, “Moral Disorder“, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, “Alias Grace“. In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game." 
 
 
 

Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil [Book Recommendation]

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"Shuklaji Street, in late 1970s Old Bombay. In Rashid’s opium room the air is thick with voices and ghosts: Hindu, Muslim, Christian. Here, people say that you introduce only your worst enemy to opium…"
 
 
 

MAN, WOMAN AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN: SEXUAL MINORITIES AND THE HINDU RELIGION

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The Hindu fundamentalist often state that homosexuality and other sexual minorities are against the Hindu religion and culture. Is it?

Education, the right of every child

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Dr. William Ellery Channing, a well known writer said that "it is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the word, than to rule a state". Indeed it is true that to educate a child is becoming a great challenge in Nepal.

Connecting the World

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Mark Zuckerburg and internet.org have a plan to connect the world. Imagine.

The Sacrament of the Goddess by Joe Niemczura [New Book Alert]

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"The Sacrament of the Goddess is a work of fiction set in Nepal around the time of the civil war. It is set in a hospital in rural Nepal run by Christian Missionaries,  which has seen better days. There is only one missionary doctor left, and she is part of a team of Nepali and Indian doctors. The book follows a young American surgeon who joins them. It turns out that he has a  past connection with the hospital, including a steamy relationship with a Nepali woman when he was there ten years before. She seems to have disappeared."

 

Promoting Volunteerism in SAARC

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Can volunteerism push forward the regional integration process? What's about the idea of a SAARC Volunteering Corp program? And the idea of having a regional network of organization in South Asia promoting volunteerism and pushing for more cooperation in the sector? This article was published first on the The Kathmandu Post on 18th of January, 2015 under the title 'For One Another"

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