Kunal Dutta

Kunal Dutta is a news writer and reporter. He has written for The Economist, The Guardian, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, Independent Voices and More Intelligent Life.

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'Ten hours walking in Paris as a Jew': Film by Israeli journalist shows anti-Semitic experiences

While his reception in tourist areas appear peaceful, it is in suburban areas with high Muslim populations where he claims to have received 'hateful stares, belligerent remarks, and hostile body language'

The “aura of prestige” connected with a career in writing may suggest why 60 per cent of people secretly want to be an author

The three most desirable jobs in Britain are author, librarian and academic

60 per cent of people secretly want to be an author

President Obama vowed to 'bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla's captivity and death'

Kayla Mueller: President Obama defends US hostage policy despite death of aid worker

Mr Obama claimed a rescue mission by US Special Forces missed Ms Mueller and other captives 'by a day or two'

Australia has been on terror alert since a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in December resulted in three people, including the gunman, losing their lives

Australian police foil potential terror attack after two men are arrested in Sydney

Officers found a machete, a hunting knife and a home-made Isis flag at a premises in the suburb of Fairfield

Prince Charles with Saudi King Salman at Al Ergah Palace

Prince Charles in Saudi Arabia: Heir to throne raises issue of jailed blogger Raif Badawi with King Salman

Human rights campaigners hail prince for highlighting plight of man sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for setting up a website for Saudi liberals

Andri Lugovoi is a former FSB officer, and he is accused of murder along with Dmitry Kovtum

Alexander Litvinenko inquiry: All traitors to Russia 'should be exterminated', suspect claims

The inquiry also heard Dmitry Kovtun wanted to be a ‘porno star’ and had no links to the gas and oil industry

Richard Reid after his arrest in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in December 2001

Shoe bomber Richard Reid shows no remorse after a decade in prison for failed terror atrocity

Letters to researchers into criminal psychology show Briton who tried to blow up passenger jet in 2001 has maintained his militant views

London Borough of Newham headquarters

Man killed himself after benefit changes left him owing £800, inquest told

Malcolm Burge, 66, had previously written to Newham Council telling them he was 'depressed, stressed and suicidal' because of the demand

Grief-stricken relatives mourn in Gaza City after four children were killed in July last year by Israeli forces

Head of UN committee investigating alleged Israeli war crimes resigns after accusations of bias

William Schabas said he had become the 'huge target of malicious attacks'

Dr Victoria Avery examines two bronzes thought to be by Michelangelo

Bronze statues of naked men riding panthers could be Michelangelo's only surviving bronzes

Artist is thought to have cast them shortly after his completion of the marble sculpture David and before painting the Sistine Chapel

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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
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Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
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Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
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14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk