Tuesday, April 6 2021

Dive In

A well-known actor has just got an American agent and the agent said, 'I understand you are bisexual. I wouldn't publicise that.' I can think of at least four actors absolutely hiding their sexuality. It's painful. Because they fear being found out. And that's what they say. 'I don't want to be found out.

That’s actor Kate Winslet calling out Hollywood’s outdated norms that punish gay actors—especially men—for coming out of the closet, often by denying them ‘straight’ roles.

Big Story

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One middleman, two defence deals

The TLDR: All of us know that defence contracts are irredeemably dirty. Now, we have one shady middleman who has been connected to two dubious deals—each pointing the finger of shame at a different political party.


In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • A jawan kidnapped by Maoists
  • The SAG awards go big on diversity
  • The first smartphone to shut shop
  • An astonishing treatment for cancer


A list of intriguing things

  • Sotheby’s pearl-and-diamond tiara Insta filter
  • A ‘reindeer cyclone’ in Russia

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