6 earthquake relief management websites

Many organizations are working for the disaster relief and there is no any system that can centralize the information. The IT companies and individuals have started few websites that will facilitate to centralize the information and relief activities. Here are some the list of websites:

1. Quakemap.org

The is a map based website. It shows the data on the basis of maps. Maps showing damage assessments, affected areas with online visualization maps, and downloadable and printable mapping. The goal of this website is to match the earthquake-hit people’s needs with ongoing relief efforts being conducted by various government, non-government and volunteer groups. Reports on this site help others in coordinating and dispatching such relief efforts.

URL : http://quakemap.org/


2. Nepal Rises

This website match the most critical needs in Nepal with the best resources available specially by scanning Social Media.

URL : http://nepalrises.com/


3. Opennepal

Nepal Earthquake Relief and Humanitarian aid monitoring system is developed to track and monitor flow of aid for earthquake relief and humanitarian aid in Nepal. Nepal Earthquake Relief and Humanitarian aid monitoring system is developed to track and monitor flow of aid for earthquake relief and humanitarian aid in Nepal.

URL : http://earthquake.opennepal.net


4. IAmNepal

This site provide a one-stop portal for all disaster related information presented in an organized fashion.



5. #hackthequake

Idea Competition for rebuilding Nepal. It is an initiative to encourage innovative thinking to come up with out of box ideas to problems and challenges faced by people in Nepal as a result of the recent earthquake.

URL: http://www.hackthequake.com/


6. ReNepal

Hackathon to aid the rebuilding effort in Nepal where it will connect domain experts, relief agencies, and government entities with hackers.

URL: http://renepal.org/


If there are more website then I would definitely like to feature. I would like to suggest everyone not to reinvent the wheel. I really appreciate the time and dedication you have given. The website are created to centralize the information but it seems like its time to centralize the websites too. Let the agencies who wants to work for disaster relief do not get confuse which website to follow. Collaborate not compete.

Flash mob

I feel like I am Steve Jobs, when I am speaking about this. Here is why.

We all need to understand the difference of product before using it or implement it.

Let me relate. I have found lots of colleges, groups, companies are doing Flash mob but they end up doing street dance. Flash mob is assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time and quickly dispersing. They are often used for the purposes of entertainment, satire or artistic expression.

I totally appreciate the dancing talent. But how can this be a flash mob? Why there is a banner that says “FLASH MOB”. If its flash mob there should not be any announcement. Its all about breaking conventional rule and move ahead, create noise and come back.

I came to know that in one of the renowned college event, the MC came and announced that “We are having flashmob outside”.
Flash mob and how come there is an announcement?

Flash mob need not be a dance all the time. It can be singing song, silent mob, stupid act in public. Just break the constants and give surprise.

I appreciate this Flash mob

Some of the good ideas of Flashmob.

I am not trying to discourage anyone, but if you invite me to unplugged concert and you give me dance party then I would definitely not like it.

A Tribute To Classic Indian Ads

I specially like  the one with “Bole mere lips, I love uncle chips”

AIB collaborates with Voctronica to pay tribute to the era of advertising that defined our childhood. We recommend you listen with your headphones on!

src: AIB Doosra

Google knows how to make people happy

Google thought of making these unsung heroes happy, who makes others happy. Its always small things that gives happiness.

I believe that these kind of small initiatives should be adopted by every businesses to build positive impact of their business.

#SpecialDelivery Celebrating the unsung heroes of online shopping

10 must have mobile apps of Nepal

Hello Smartphone users. Today I will be writing about some of the most important and mobile apps of Nepal. The listed 10 apps of Nepal are the one that I suggest every smartphone holders should have.

  1. Taxi Fares

    I am mostly in bikes so I never care the taxi fares, I am not updated on how much it cost. I was coming back from Pokhara on flight and I took taxi from Airport till Jawalakhel, I paid Rs. 700(day) for that. Later I checked this apps and I found that it cost just Rs 348(day) and Rs. 576(night).

    Taxi Fares Kathmandu lets you find out the taxi rates between places and prevents you from getting cheated. It features data provided by the Traffic Control Police and also a map view where you can tab two places and provided with the best route to drive and the distance and rates between the places.
    Andriod | iOS


  2. nLocate

    I was in need of immediate money and the nearest ATM was not in service. This app helped me locate the nearest ATM.

    nLocate helps you LOCATE things Nearby. Locate essential services like hospitals, ATMs, banks, petrol pumps and many more near you. You can suggest places to add to the database, like a place you know or a business you own, or suggest correction to data from the website: https://nlocate.com
    Android | iOS

    PICOVICO is a FREE Slideshow Video maker. It takes photos and texts and converts them into a beautiful video slideshow which expresses your story in a meaningful way.

  4. Yellow App: Restaurants App
    YellowApp is the #1 FREE app dedicated to helping you find the best food and dining experiences at over 2000 restaurants in Nepal. YellowApp is one of the winners for Google Business Group(GBG) inspiring startups globally.

  5. RVL Radio

    I don’t listen to FM stations these days, I am not against them but everything changes with time.

    Revolution Radio (Rvl Radio) is an Internet radio station Revcasting (streaming live) from Kathmandu, Nepal – the first of it’s kind with both audio and video (Revcam) thus revolutionizing radio in Nepal. It is a 100% no nonsense entertainment station with 9 different channels streaming simultaneously with music genres for all. Rvl Radio is of the listeners, by the listeners for the listeners
    Android | iOS

  6. Blood Members Nepal
    Blood Members Nepal is the program initiated by Blood Donors Association Nepal , Club 25 Nepal, Digital Agency Catmandu and Fulpati Group. The main target of this application is to find the blood donors when needed. No one does have to panic to search blood during scarcity in blood banks. Our huge database will serve you as a good volunteer in finding the blood donors.

  7. Esewa

    I use this app a lot, its been more than 3 years I dont have to go and stay in queue in NTC to pay the bill nor I have to depend on others’ international account to register domain.

    eSewa is your wallet in the web and in your mobile device.

    It is the Digital Payment Portal of Nepal enabled with hosted wallet both Internet and mobile wallet along with new and unique services like VISA Prepaid Card, Payout Agent (Cash in and Cash out) and different payment facilities.

    eSewa account can be recharged through various option such as Mobile Banking, Internet Banking and counter deposit through member banks, fund transfer from another eSewa user.

    The fund in eSewa account can be used for utility payments, buying Recharge cards, making payments when purchasing online and making payments when purchasing through offline stores by accessing eSewa account through web or mobile.
    Android | iOS

  8. iPay
    iPAY (www.iPay.com.np), a service of Muncha.com, is an online payment gateway and works as an intermediary between the merchant and the shopper for purchase of merchandise online. The process is such that the customer first opens an iPAY account which he prefills with funds. He can then use these funds to pay to the merchants signed up by iPAY for payment of products procured.

  9. Nepali Calender (Nepali Patro)
    This app shows current Nepali date/time and Nepali Calendar including public holidays, festivals, and other important events. In addition to calendar feature, this app shows current forex values and its trends in last 30 days. Another important feature is ability to convert nepali date (BS) to Gregorian (Western) calendar (AD) and vice versa.
    Android | iOS

  10. Nepal Load-shedding Apps (Everyone’s favorite)
    I don’t need to explain about the load-shedding issue of Nepal. These are the apps that will notify you about the schedule. I wonder why there are more than 10 apps serving same service 🙂
    Android 1 | Android 2 | Android 3 | Android 4| Android 5 | Android 6| Android 7| Android 8 | Android 9 | Android 10 | iOS 1 | iOS2

Hats off to all the apps developers of Nepal. I would like to encourage the app developers to come up with more apps.

Suggestions are welcome. If you want me to write about more apps then please comment below.

Help the homeless by giving employment

The world’s first “pop-up store” for the poor, hang up donated clothes, drop shoes in boxes. Then the homeless can help themselves.

I think we can adopt thins in our nation too, all we have to do is look for a place and people, lets help few people getting employed.

Source: http://thestreetstore.org/

Surat Diamond – An example of social business

I just google for “Surat Diamond” and 4 pages of google search result is filled with the news of the “Diwali Bonus: 500 cars, 200 flats and Jewelries to the employee”

This is the best example of social business that Surat Diamond have set. Just a week back there were hardly any people who heard about them. Now everyone is talking about them, including me and those who never seen diamonds. Their budget was around Rs. 50 crore and the level of publicity they getting is probably 100 times bigger. If the budget was spend on advertisement instead of giving bonus to employee then it would have not made much impact as it is now. May be their intention was not promotion, but it happened. Every media is after them, its in the top story and viral in all social media. Directly Indirectly the sales of Surat Business will grow now, clients will be added, job applicants will bein queue. This is “Social Business”.

Everyone who is working in diamond company must be thinking that they should be working for Surat Diamond.

The business promotion modules are changing. Social business is the future. This is definitely a challenge for the industry, the mindset will definitely change sooner or later. Example well set. Hatts off.