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

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"

A book launch at Patan Durbar Square in January | Veneeta Singha

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I waited at the beautiful square today for a book launch. As the sun streamed in through the scaffolds, I discovered its wonders again. Joe Niemczura's new book 'The Sacrament of the Goddess' finds an eternally relevant space in Patan.

Differences in living

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While on a trip to Panauti village, I met this man and saw a shack he called his "home". He shared that he had constructed this house himself. While in the urban area, we look for latest gadgets and never ending comforts. We embrace our humanity by sharing pics on facebook whereas in the rural area, there isn’t even proper place to shelter their head and protect themselves from  the heat and the cold.

DEVELOPMENT | Society for International Development [Journal Recommendation]

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'Development was founded in 1957 as the journal of the Society for International Development. Since then, the journal has provided a space for debate and cross-fertilization on the most topical issues in the development arena. By providing articles by a wide variety of actors such as development practitioners, academics and activists, it has brought to international attention issues that were left on the margins, being one of the first publications to talk about gender issues or the link between development and the environment.'
 

Water.org - Donate Your Voice [Crowdsourcing Announcement]

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'For more than twenty years Water.org has worked with local partners and communities to solve the water and sanitation crisis. Over 75,000 people have donated their online voice to help inform and educate others online. When you tell your social networks about the water crisis, you are helping others become more aware of the challenges associated with not having access to safe water and sanitation.'
 
 
 

कालिमाटी का दृश्यहरु| माघ ८|

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कालिमाटी का दृश्यहरु| माघ ८| Scenes in Kalimati, Kathmandu on Magh 8.

Growing World Divides: It's Not Cool to be Poor

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President Obama's recent State of the Union, Oxfam's recent report on wealth and a note from a cousin.

The Stream App | Al Jazeera [App Recommendation]

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'The Stream App is a new way to watch and participate in live Stream. It creates a unique community around the live show.'

 

More at: http://stream.aljazeera.com/projects/app/

Burn Ward of Bheri Zonal Hospital Nepalgunj

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Last week, I went to the  burn ward of Bheri Zonal Hospital, Nepalgunj. I met with two kids who caught fire in their home. There is a small room with 6 beds. An AC is attached on the wall, but not in function since long time. I have taken few monochrome (B/W) pictures. Here are some pics from my collection.

 

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