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Twitter ‘good bots’ may turn bad – Rachit Kaushik

Twitter bots are the autonomous programs that can interact with users like an individual account. Usually, bots have negative connotation because the manner in which most of them operate, like a spam account sending messages that are unwelcomed or spreading fake news.



Twitter bots are the autonomous programs that can interact with users like an individual account. Usually, bots have negative connotation because the manner in which most of them operate, like a spam account sending messages that are unwelcomed or spreading fake news. In the 2016 American election, bots were frequently used on social media with impunity to spread political and electoral misinformation. Twitter tried course correction by an enforcement team to track the bot accounts. But now, Twitter has decided to label the bot accounts and identify the good bots.

According to Twitter, good bots would help users to find relevant and useful information along with updates on traffic, job openings, internships etc. These good bots would also have weather updates, earthquake alerts and Covids-19 related updates. These good bots would be provided with a robot head panel by twitter for their identification. Oliver Stewart, the lead researcher on Twitter explains that twitter users mostly tend to believe the content on the social media to be true if they know about the account that’s sharing the information. And she accepts “If it’s (bot) compliant with Twitter’s rules, we’re OK with it being on the platform. For the ones that are noncompliant, we’re already actively doing the work to remove those off Twitter.” Twitter has a functional enforcement team which tracks down these accounts and bans those who are flagged as spams.

Though the attempt to authenticate the good bot might appear to be a step towards making information more accessible to its users, but there is a flip side to it as well. Twitter has shown disdain for the law of land as is evident from its casual approach towards the advisories related to guidelines issued by the Government. Indian Government’s appeals and advisories to twitter have fallen on deaf ears & it includes the calls given by the Courts. Twitter has often cited its algorithms and guidelines policy to justify the basis on which they remove accounts and don’t take action towards an account even if it spews venom. Instead of acting like a medium twitter acts like the judge. There is a valid suspicion over the considerations on which twitter would classify a good bot from the bad bot. Last year in June, Twitter representatives appeared before the Parliamentary panel headed by MP Shashi Tharoor where they were called to explain the misuse of its platform. Twitter on being asked if they abide by and follow the law of land, responded that they abide by their guideline policies. It’s for any one of us to contemplate how the guidelines policies would unfold while distinguishing a good bot from a bad bot. And above all, what makes a good bot a good one?

The role of bots may not be confined to mere sharing of information. An automated bot account which shares information related to several aspects would also start to shape the opinion. It’s unreasonable to proclaim that machines are neutral, for machines are programmed and run by humans and humans have biases. Problem is when biases are camouflaged in the form of ‘good bots’. There may soon be a call to recognise these good bots to the extent that they should have a say in the democratic process. Good bots should have voting rights. If this sounds ridiculous then carefully contemplate again. We were never prepared to be influenced by social media regarding our political, marketing or any behavioural choices but we now know how it works. Twitter has numerous ‘influencers’ who help us make a choice. We follow them and unknowingly accept their views to be true. So the assumption regarding good bots doesn’t seem to be unrealistic and far-fetched.

The JPC Joint Parliamentary Committee of the India Parliament formed for the social media regulations specifically recommended social media platforms to permit their users to go for verification process that would be mandatory. The JPC recommendation has turned old by a year and twitter has done nothing to follow the instructions given by the biggest decision making body in India i.e. the Parliament. Instead, it wants to bring automated good bots.

Good bots undoubtedly would ease our life but they shouldn’t control our life. We need to draw the line which should not be breached. Twitter has shown its reluctance to abide by the law of land hence it raises doubts on how the good bots will be used or misused. It’s up to the Twitter to allay the fears and suspicion regarding its good bots. It can at least come up with certain specifications on what would constitute a good bot and what are the specific areas that good bots would venture in. We need an assurance from Twitter that bots have a limited role to play of dissipating information and they pose no threat to the democratic process in India now or later.

Rachit Kaushik is an IT expert and social media influencer. He is famous for running a satirical channel SabLoktantra.


Why India Needs to Regulate Online Casinos and Betting



Online Betting in India

India is a country where the population is vastly diverse. We have numerous languages and seemingly countless local dialects. But in our thousand varied cultures and mannerisms, there is one thing that is common everywhere – we Indians like to bet on things. 

Betting is part of human nature; everyone does it at some point or the other in their lives. But Indians love to bet and gamble especially – be it in passing to prove a point (“lagi shart?”), or to have fun with friends or bond with family over festivals like Diwali and Holi. Betting on things is simply our way of life, so woven it is in our cultural fabric. 

And yet, there is a social stigma around betting for money or gambling in a casino setting. In India, gambling is majorly considered a vice. Cinema portrays gambling always like a serious addiction and affliction as a means to a character’s utter ruin. Our government reacts quite violently to any mention of online gambling and betting. 

But they need to stop running away from the truth and face facts – Indians like to bet, and a large chunk of us are already indulging in real money sports betting and online gambling. This is because, right now, online betting and gambling is a legal grey area. The Public Gambling Act of 1867 is a central law that prohibits owning, running, or playing at a public gambling house. But this law doesn’t cover “online gambling” or any metaphysical betting as the Internet did not exist back then.  

But what the Indian government needs to realise is that it is important to regulate online gambling and online betting in India to best protect the interests of citizens who want to enjoy a little real money gaming. 

First of all, any betting companies or casino sites that want to operate in India legally would have to pay taxes to the government, making them a ton of money. Secondly, if gambling is legally allowed and regulated by Indian laws, offshore companies will not be able to continue any fraudulent malpractices that harm Indian citizens or con us out of money. 

There are already hundreds of offshore-owned online casinos operating in India, but most of them are shady, unreliable, and unsafe. Of course, there are sites like MyOnlineCasinos.com that provide extensive reviews and list legitimate online casinos on their platforms so that people may easily pick and choose. But if online gambling were regulated, most of the shady sites would be weeded out automatically. 

All in all, Indians deserve a safe gaming and betting space, and our government needs to effectively manage the online real money gaming industry rather than blatantly attempting to ban it all the time.

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Who are top 5 most influential astrologers in India?

Various astrologers in India have brought major reforms that have shaped the astrology community progressively and found a path which brings significance.



A huge percentage of our population believes and likes to take decision-based on astrological predictions. They often search for the Best Astrologer in India. This article will help you to choose the same.

Vedic astrology is becoming more and more popular in India since it is thought to be very precise and accurate. Various astrologers in India have brought major reforms that have shaped the astrology community progressively and found a path which brings significance. Its spiritual underpinnings also ensure that it is less about fortune-telling and more about the evolution of the human soul as it strives to unite with the Divine.

Let us take a look at the top 5 most influential astrologers in India. 

K. N. Rao

Shri K. N. RAO is an Indian Vedic astrologer. He was an English language lecturer. At the mere age of 12, he was introduced to the world of Vedic Astrology by his mother and can be considered the best Vedic astrologer in the world by his peers and clients. His astrological lectures on Vedic astrology in many countries influenced people to connect with him and Vedic astrology. He was the chief guest at the second conference of the American Council of Vedic Astrology. His book, “Yogis, Destiny and the Wheel of Time” can be referred to as one of the main tools in the world of astrology. His insightful guidance about life has helped people find the path to success.


Dr Sohini Sastri

The most accomplished Astrologer, Philanthropist and Life Coach, renowned for her expertise in Vedic Astrology, Gemology, Palmistry, Numerology, Vastu Shastra, and Colour Therapy is none other than Dr Sohini Sastri. Over the last few decades, Dr Sastri, one of the Best Astrologers in India, has helped thousands of her followers with astrological predictions and cosmic energy. She is famous for her accurate prediction and effective remedy selection. She is also felicitated by the 2 consecutive Presidents of India. She has been felicitated by several universities and honoured with degrees like a doctorate & D.Litt as well by National American University, USA for her exceptional journey and contribution to society. She is a KP Astrologer with 15+ years of experience. Dr Sastri is popular as the first choice of Bollywood celebrities. She has achieved a great height of astrology and was awarded various honours like ‘Champion of Change 2018, 2019, 2021’, ‘Pride of Nation 2019, 2022’, ‘Indian Achievers Award 2020, 2023’, ‘Femina Brand Award 2021’ and many more. She is a regular columnist for many popular magazines and a renowned writer of 3 popular books on Astrology. She is also a very popular face in different TV Shows. Her contribution as a social reformer and activist also is very much significant. 

Pandit Ajai Bhambi

Internationally renowned astrologer and Vastu Shastra specialist Pandit Ajai Bhambi is a well-known figure in the astrology community who is well-known for his in-depth knowledge and accurate forecasts. He applies his astrological expertise to assist people in identifying and achieving their life goals.  He has authored a number of books and has contributed to several regional, national, and international newspapers and periodicals. He anticipates challenges in people’s lives and exhorts them to look for chances and learn how to handle them. Also, he has made appearances on a number of national as well as international TV programmes.

Anupam V Kapil

India’s most diversely qualified celebrity astro-numerologist and body language expert Anupam V Kapil is also an author, columnist and TOI daily forecast writer. He is the only phonetic numerologist in India and a well-known face on Indian Television channels, where he has shared his piece of mind with the world on Astrology. He is the esteemed author of the bestselling book “Numerology Made Easy”. He is well versed with the ancient temples of south India and Naadi remedial measures.


Dr Prem Kumar Sharma

At the age of 35, Dr Prem Kumar Sharma decided to pursue astrology as a full-time profession in 1993. Since then, he has made several accurate predictions and carved out a name for himself in the area. Due to his scientific background, he spent his early years researching and studying astronomy, astrology, numerology, gemology, and Tantras in great depth. Astro-consulting to help individuals with their issues has been his only goal in life after receiving a PhD for his studies on Astrological positions and their effect on marriages. He has also made an enormous amount of TV appearances. He has written many books and contributed to several regional, international, and national publications and journals.


Every person has good and bad times in their lives that bring them joy and sorrow and to overcome the bad situation we take refuge in these great sages

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Sandeep Choudhary leads the world’s largest movement to save the planet from climate change

For years, Sandeep Choudhary has been a part of several initiatives that have worked towards making the world a greener and healthier place for its inhabitants.



Sandeep Choudhary

“SAVE EARTH ACTIVIST” is a term that is used to describe individuals who contribute towards saving the environment and making our planet a better place for everyone to live in. Sandeep Choudhary is someone on whom this title can be bestowed upon. 

For years, Sandeep Choudhary has been a part of several initiatives that have worked towards making the world a greener and healthier place for its inhabitants. Through his climate tech startup and strong community behind the world’s largest movement, he is taking his efforts towards protecting Mother Earth.

Sandeep Choudhary was born in a small village of Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan with a big dream. He was born in a simple farmer’s family but from the very beginning, he had a big vision for his life and career. When he came to Jaipur, he tried different fields and faced a lots of ups and downs in his life but no difficulty can divert him from his goal. He tried his career in the IT field then after some time opened an electric showroom, then real estate, then in the film industry, then after that capital market and, at last, he left his fin-tech startup BankSathi Technologies, a VC-funded $50 million company for this world’s biggest mission to save Planet Earth.  

He has been working tirelessly since then towards the reduction of carbon footprint from Earth’s atmosphere. He co-founded Inflector India and working on revolutionary heat reduction technology that blocks out excess heat and UV rays and maintains room temperature which leads to less energy consumption. The technology installations have been audited and established significant reduction in electricity consumption due to the lowering air-conditioning requirements and reducing carbon emission by up to 30%.

Sandeep Choudhary’s path-breaking achievements as an entrepreneur and thoughtful initiatives as a Save Earth activist have been recognized by the government and several national and international agencies. In 2016, he was invited as a delegate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his Japan delegation.  He also produced a patriotic drama full-length feature film Yeh Hai India. Yeh Hai India was also taken to the 70th Cannes Film Festival by CII body of Government of India and received huge applause and appreciation.

Earlier this year, he was conferred an honorary doctorate from the American University. He has been felicitated with India’s Biggest Shaksheeyat Awards by the Governor of Odisha. On World Environment Day, he was honoured with the Global Business Achievers Award in Delhi. The Zee Media Group gave him the Rising Star Award for his meteoric rise as an entrepreneur. Another notable award won by him is the Best Technology Entrepreneur Award by CNBC Awaaz.

Apart from Inflector India, Sandeep Choudhary has founded YesWorld – A strong and fast-growing community that supports the biggest mission and spreading the much required awareness around the most existential threat that mankind faces today due to global warming and climate change emergency. YesWorld uses blockchain technology to create several utilities to promote the save Earth mission and offering the kind of products and services which add value to the consumers’ lives without disrupting the environment. As Save Earth Activist, Sandeep Choudhary keeps brainstorming and ideating innovative methods and techniques that would contribute towards nurturing the environment. 

Sandeep Choudhary is making Save Earth as World’s Biggest Mission and calling everyone to be part of the mission and contribute every bit to reduce carbon emission from our atmosphere. It is everyone’s responsibility to make  our planet a better place to live for coming generations than that we have today. 

Sandeep Choudhary’s official verified Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/sandeep4earth

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