Santhanam Srinivasan

Consultant
Pune, India

About Santhanam

Areas of Expertise

Micro Finance, Micro Enterprise finance, micro economics, Social Work

An idea worth spreading

Problem: At present, most of us(spending long hours in browsing all types of news forgetting the food is getting burnt in the cooker, men missing morning walks, exercises, appointments, and youth spending time in visiting crap sites), children (watch long hours of games). This needs to be arrested / controlled.

Proposal: Can we develop a software to warn a user of PC about long hours of its use with a provision to indicate the time spent before it with provision for automatic shut down?
This will help those who simply waste their time in front of a PC browsing sites which are worthless and little knowing how much time they have wasted. It will function like a diary so that at the end of a period, the user will know the total time spent before a PC and do some conscience cleaning. For children, the parents can fix the time upto which their children can sit before a PC for games etc., so that the PC can shut down on its own.

I'm passionate about

Working for improving the economic status of poor and helping the farming community through intervention of appropriate ICT.

Comments & conversations

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Santhanam Srinivasan
Posted over 1 year ago
Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip
A very creative having practical application in understanding functioning of such micro parts of our body. A great relief for animals which are used as substitutes for testing drugs before using them for human beings. A must read by all, particularly by cigarette smokers who will understand the struggle of lungs due to smoking.
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Santhanam Srinivasan
Posted almost 3 years ago
Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation
Innovation for improving the pathetic living conditions of vast majority of indians who live in squalor, without a toilet in their homes is what is required for India. Use of technology and skill for R &Ds which go in reducing cost of production, process or that improves the bottomline of a corporate is what is going on as innovation in the western world. One need not be innovative. But, we need creative solutions to the problems of poor in India facing.
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Santhanam Srinivasan
Posted almost 3 years ago
Baba Shiv: Sometimes it's good to give up the driver's seat
It might have worked in Baba's case. If we read the life story of Lance Armstrong, the great american cyclist and who had contracted three types of cancer but took the decision in his hands and won the battle in a record one year or so and went on to win 'Tour de France' race twice thereafter, one will understand how second opinions, most appropriate medication had helped him to lead a normal life now. . In the present state of affairs of medical services in places like India where it is run as a money spinner with reckless pathological tests and medicines imposed on innocent people, it is better to be in the driver's seat at least by those who can think and decide.
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Santhanam Srinivasan
Posted over 3 years ago
Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement
A number of those who commented have taken pains to find all that is wrong in the speech. Let us remember 'the Star Fish Story'. One day, a small boy was found throwing back one star fish after another in to the sea. A passer by watching the proceedings of the boy asked him for the reason for his action. The boy replied that he was trying to throw back as many star fish as possible before the sun rises up with tides lowering. The passerby wondered and said that with miles of miles of beach with star fish strewn all along and it will not make any difference by the action of the boy. The boy took a star fish and threw it back in to the sea and said 'I made the difference to that one' and moved to picked up another. So, if Mr Roy has brought cheers to even one poor, let us see if we can match his,