Moneycontrol PRO
you are here: HomeNewsIn depth
in depth
Jump to
  • In-Depth | Iran's raging protests expose its economic pressures Oct 03, 2022 07:41 PM IST

    In-Depth | Iran's raging protests expose its economic pressures

    The demonstrations exemplify the rage of the Iranian populace, who are dealing with issues ranging from skyrocketing inflation, massive unemployment, rising poverty, and deteriorating infrastructure, experts point out.

  • In-Depth | What Pakistan's likely exit from FATF grey list means for its struggling economy Jun 26, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    In-Depth | What Pakistan's likely exit from FATF grey list means for its struggling economy

    Widely hailed as a diplomatic victory, the potential delisting has an array of positive implications for the economy, as it would improve investments, facilitate international lending and give an impetus to exports and imports, say experts.

  • In-Depth | Imran Khan blames 'foreign intervention', but is poor economics the reason behind his fall? Apr 09, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    In-Depth | Imran Khan blames 'foreign intervention', but is poor economics the reason behind his fall?

    The spiraling inflation has turned Imran Khan's government "extremely unpopular" among the middle class, which explains why over a dozen ruling party lawmakers have switched to the Opposition camp, analysts say.

  • In-Depth | Battle for Jatland: How the poll contest is stacked up in west UP Feb 05, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    In-Depth | Battle for Jatland: How the poll contest is stacked up in west UP

    The communally sensitive western Uttar Pradesh has emerged as a citadel of the BJP since 2014. But the anguish among farmers, arising from the year-long agrarian protest, may upset the party's electoral equations in the region. The Opposition bloc of SP-RLD is hopeful of realigning the Jats and Muslims to outmatch the saffron camp.

  • Ankur Warikoo’s quest to become a youth icon Jan 29, 2022 08:30 AM IST

    Ankur Warikoo’s quest to become a youth icon

    Ankur Warikoo is an internet mentor and creator of motivational content for 18-24 year old Indian consumers. His videos about personal growth and finance are hugely popular. How did a PhD dropout, whose list of failures is longer than his tallest success story, become one of India’s most successful internet marketer?

  • In-Depth | Explained: Why the geopolitical tensions in Yemen are a matter of concern for India Jan 28, 2022 10:16 PM IST

    In-Depth | Explained: Why the geopolitical tensions in Yemen are a matter of concern for India

    Thousands of Indians live and work in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Indian expats account for over 30 percent of the total population of the UAE and are often work at strategic sites such as refineries, which, as we have seen in the past, are the usual targets of Houthi attacks.

  • In-Depth | Carnival of turncoats: As defections rise ahead of Assembly polls, a look at its chequered history, impact and more Jan 05, 2022 02:18 PM IST

    In-Depth | Carnival of turncoats: As defections rise ahead of Assembly polls, a look at its chequered history, impact and more

    A turncoat in politics is a person who shifts allegiance from one political party to another.

  • In-Depth | Omicron: All you need to know about new COVID-19 strain from South Africa Nov 26, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    In-Depth | Omicron: All you need to know about new COVID-19 strain from South Africa

    India has, so far, not reported any case of B.1.1.529 variant, official sources have said. The Centre has asked states and UTs for rigorous screening and testing of travellers from or transiting through South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana

  • In-Depth | UP elections 2022: Is BJP on strong ground to retain power in India's most bellwether state? Nov 20, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    In-Depth | UP elections 2022: Is BJP on strong ground to retain power in India's most bellwether state?

    According to psephologists, defeating the BJP, a party which captured nearly 50 percent of Uttar Pradesh's vote share in the parliamentary polls held less than three years ago, remains a formidable task.

  • In-Depth | Travel plans of many still in limbo as some nations haven't accepted Covaxin despite WHO nod Nov 13, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    In-Depth | Travel plans of many still in limbo as some nations haven't accepted Covaxin despite WHO nod

    With the EUL status accorded by the WHO, more countries are expected to add Covaxin to the list of recognised vaccines. But until then, many Indians with overseas travel plans are left in the lurch.

  • In-Depth | Energy crisis: What has fuelled India’s unprecedented coal shortage? Nov 02, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    In-Depth | Energy crisis: What has fuelled India’s unprecedented coal shortage?

    As of October 6, eighty percent of India’s 135 coal-powered plants had less than eight days of supplies left, and more than half of those had stocks worth two days or fewer. So what went wrong? Here, Moneycontrol examines the issues that led to the coal shortage in India, the world’s third-largest importer, despite having large proven reserves.

  • In-Depth | One year later, where are the farmers’ protests headed? Oct 22, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    In-Depth | One year later, where are the farmers’ protests headed?

    November 25 will mark a year since farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh marched on the capital, demanding a repeal of three contentious farm laws. Braving the cold winter of Delhi, police batons and a deadly second wave of the coronavirus disease, the farmers have stayed put. What now? Against the backdrop of recent instances of violence, where are the protests headed?

  • In-Depth: Pandora Papers and role of offshore banking network, tax havens Oct 09, 2021 09:15 AM IST

    In-Depth: Pandora Papers and role of offshore banking network, tax havens

    Pandora Papers come at a time when the rich-poor divide across the globe sharpened with COVID-19 pandemic acting as a catalyst. The revelations carry political weight even in countries where leaders are not often held accountable.

  • In-Depth | Assembly Polls 2022: How the BJP is trying to woo voters in UP, Punjab and three other states Oct 05, 2021 02:52 PM IST

    In-Depth | Assembly Polls 2022: How the BJP is trying to woo voters in UP, Punjab and three other states

    Among the five states holding Assembly elections in the first quarter of 2022, the BJP enjoys power in four — Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur — while the Congress is ruling in Punjab.

  • In Depth | COVID-19 vaccination in America: How the US lost its lead, vaccine hesitancy and the path ahead Sep 17, 2021 10:34 PM IST

    In Depth | COVID-19 vaccination in America: How the US lost its lead, vaccine hesitancy and the path ahead

    COVID-19 has not been untouched by the polarisation of politics in America with the Democrats and Republicans drawing clear lines on their stance towards the vaccines.

  • In-Depth | Taliban and opium trade: Will Afghanistan be the world's biggest 'narco-state'? Sep 11, 2021 05:51 PM IST

    In-Depth | Taliban and opium trade: Will Afghanistan be the world's biggest 'narco-state'?

    The war-torn country's opium economy has blossomed, with three of the last four years recording the highest-ever poppy cultivation. Although Taliban have vowed to crack down on narcotics trade, experts suggest the promise could be only aimed at hoodwinking the international community.

  • In-depth | To open or not to open: Debates on importance of education vs health grow louder as schools reopen Sep 04, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    In-depth | To open or not to open: Debates on importance of education vs health grow louder as schools reopen

    Even as students across India are eager to return to schools after months of closure, it has left their parents a worried lot.

  • In-depth | From Covishield to ZyCoV-D, where is India's COVID-19 vaccination programme heading? Aug 27, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    In-depth | From Covishield to ZyCoV-D, where is India's COVID-19 vaccination programme heading?

    On an average, the pace of vaccination in India has been steady at about 50-55 lakh doses per day. However, the data shows that there is still a long way to go if India wants to achieve its stated target of vaccinating its entire adult population of 940 million by the end of 2021.

  • In-Depth | Can Afghan women trust assurances of Taliban that have a chilling track record? Aug 24, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    In-Depth | Can Afghan women trust assurances of Taliban that have a chilling track record?

    Women in Afghanistan risk losing years of progress they had made, now that the Taliban have taken over. The group has tried to project a moderate image but this hasn’t cut much ice with anxious women, many of whom fear for their lives.

  • In-Depth: Political climate heats up in Uttar Pradesh as clock ticks on 2022 Assembly polls Aug 13, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    In-Depth: Political climate heats up in Uttar Pradesh as clock ticks on 2022 Assembly polls

    The stage is set for an interesting ballot battle in UP where the incumbent Yogi Adityanath-led government will try to retain power, while the Opposition parties will make all possible efforts to rule the country’s biggest and politically crucial state.

  • In-Depth | Fewer bids by cities: Are the Olympics losing their sheen or are they becoming a financial cesspool? Aug 06, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    In-Depth | Fewer bids by cities: Are the Olympics losing their sheen or are they becoming a financial cesspool?

    The number of cities bidding to host the Olympic Games is dwindling because of cost overruns and the fiscal ruin that inevitably follows. A study has shown that the economic impact of hosting the event is less positive than expected.

  • In-Depth | Pegasus spyware scandal and growing chorus to regulate private surveillance Jul 31, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    In-Depth | Pegasus spyware scandal and growing chorus to regulate private surveillance

    The government has neither accepted nor denied claims that it used Pegasus, the sophisticated software for monitoring smartphones. Legal experts say the use of snooping tools amounts to a cybercrime, and must be regulated

  • In-Depth | Sidhu 1: Captain 0, crisis far from over; What's next in Punjab Congress saga? Jul 23, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    In-Depth | Sidhu 1: Captain 0, crisis far from over; What's next in Punjab Congress saga?

    The Punjab Congress drama, though defined by the public spat between CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, is considered by analysts to be a veiled confrontation between the party high command and the 'old guard'

  • In-Depth | Taliban blitzkrieg, palpable fear and India’s gambit: What’s happening in Afghanistan Jul 16, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    In-Depth | Taliban blitzkrieg, palpable fear and India’s gambit: What’s happening in Afghanistan

    While hectic parleys are underway to find a peaceful solution to the crisis brewing in Afghanistan, the Taliban quickly capturing more territory in recent weeks has left a nation anxious and worried

  • In-Depth | Future of offices in post-pandemic India: WFH or WFO? Jul 15, 2021 03:24 PM IST

    In-Depth | Future of offices in post-pandemic India: WFH or WFO?

    Companies are evaluating a hybrid model as an alternative to working from home and working in office. For some, that may not be feasible because of the need for face-to-face interactions. For others, there are issues such as data security and privacy at stake. The question, ultimately, is whether it’s safe for employees to return. There are no easy answers as yet.