Author: Deepanshu Joshi

Deepanshu Joshi is a 25-year-old writer/poet hailing from New Delhi, who has a knack for creative experimentation and exploring various genres through his words. Currently, he is pursuing his Master's in English Literature. He is a freelance content and copywriter. He is an ardent animal lover and low-key travel enthusiast who firmly believe that: “scribe ergo sum ergo.”

Since Oct. 27, when Elon Musk finalised the $44 billion purchase of Twitter, he has found it difficult to ease worries about the spread of false information and hate speech. While, some Twitter users have looked for alternatives like Mastodon, amid the tumult. Image source – Mastodon Wikipedia. Mastodon, one of the fastest-growing substitutes, claims itself as “free, open-source decentralized social media” and is quickly becoming Twitter users’ preferred choice. What is Mastodon? German open-source media network Mastodon, founded by Eugen Rochko, claims to have more than one million monthly active users, with more than 4,89,000 of those users having…

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The world’s population is expected to hit eight billion people by mid-November and will continue to rise in the decades to come, albeit more slowly. Image source – Deccan Herald. World Population Prospects 2022, published by the United Nations, predicts that the world’s population will hit 8 billion on November 15, 2022, and that India would overtake China as the world’s most populous nation in 2023. Demographic Trends The current U.N. estimates indicate that by 2030, there may be 8.5 billion people on Earth. By 2050, it will increase to 9.7 billion, and by the 2080s, it will peak at…

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The 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act, which establishes a 10% EWS quota for the economically disadvantaged (EWS) from forward castes, has been maintained by the Supreme Court. Also, it ruled that it poses no harm to the basic structure of the constitution. Image courtesy – Bar and Bench. The SC verdict granted 10% reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to the “economically weaker sections of the society,” and upheld the landmark judgement on Monday by a 3:2 majority of the Constitution Bench. The “poorest of the poor” in the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Socially and Educationally Backward Classes…

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According to MarineTraffic, 60 LNG tankers, or 10% of all LNG tankers globally, are currently cruising or docked off the coasts of Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Iberian Peninsula. Image courtesy – Nikkei Asia. According to estimates from Vortexa, the ships are transporting $2 billion worth of natural gas in total. Winter energy demands in Europe are reliant on natural gas, and while Russia’s supply has dwindled due to the conflict in Ukraine, there is still 93% of available storage space. Due to their inability to dispense, the boats are seen as floating LNG storage, and the scenario is…

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There is no other country in the world, Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju, pointed out, where judges choose other judges. Image source – Jagranjosh The Union Law Minister has repeatedly stated in public forums that he believes the Collegium System is flawed. At the India Today Mumbai Conclave on Friday, Rijiju stated, “I am not dismissive of the judiciary or the judges, but I express a reality which is the projection of the opinions of the common people of India…” The Collegium system lacks transparency and accountability. Judges and attorneys concur with this, he added. Judges spend…

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Bhoota Kola is a yearly tradition in which native spirits or divinities are worshipped by Tulu-speaking people in coastal Karnataka. Rishab Shetty, the director of Kantara, sparked a debate when he claimed that Bhoota Kola was “part of Hindu culture.” Image courtesy – MikeLiveira’s Space Since the release of the movie Kantara, it is being disputed whether the “Bhootharadhane” rite belongs to Hinduism. While adherents of the position claim that it is core to Hinduism, critics argue that it is a pre-Hindu rite that has been hijacked and incorporated into the faith. They suggest that it is not a part…

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