Varun Chakravarthy

5 things you need to know about Varun Chakravarthy, who set IPL 2019 auctions on fire

Varun Chakravarthy came under the IPL franchises' radar after he impressed in this year's Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) for Siechem Madurai Panthers. He took nine wickets from 10 games at an outstanding economy of 4.7. He had 125 dot ball out of the 240 he bowled. 'TNPL helped me to play under pressure. The seniors helped me a lot,' Varun said

Cricket

Modinomics: Stock market soars, rupee rises, fuel prices drop continuously, even as global market slumps

Japan's Nikkei, Hong Kong's Hang Seng, Shanghai Composite Index, Korea's KOSPI, Paris CSCV 40, Frankfurt's DAX, London's FTSE, US Dow Jones Industrial Average — are all down, but the India's Sensex, Nifty etc are constantly rallying

Surajit Dasgupta

Congress brazenly defies Rafale deal verdict after undermining national security interest

There is no factual basis of the Congress’s allegation that the Narendra Modi government favoured any company, Anil Ambani’s or anybody else’s, in choosing an offset partner for Dassault Aviation, the maker of Rafale fighter aircraft. But Rahul Gandhi is going on and on at the expense of the country’s defence preparedness.

Vinit Goenka

Stalin proposing Rahul Gandhi's name as PM candidate: What's good, bad and ugly

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, MK Stalin, N Chandrababu Naidu, Pinarayi Vijayan, Narayanaswamy spoke. The tone was decidedly, and understandably, anti-Modi. But the choice of words of Stalin — 'sadist', 'Nazist', 'fascist' — used on the Prime Minister did lead to a few arched eyebrows. It is not Stalin's style to use terms that lead to further polarisation among the opposing party folks. That he did was not only a surprise, but also suggested that he got carried by the adrenaline-charge of the occasion

Balakumar Kuppuswamy