Neela Debnath

Neela Debnath is a member of the Independent's Online editorial team. She has an MA in Journalism (NCTJ accredited) from Brunel University. She is interested in current affairs, media and dipping into other areas of journalism.

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Cheryl despairs during the arena auditions

X Factor 2014 review: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole clashed over Rouge Kiss

Forget about last night’s lap dancing love-in, the pair continuously fought with each other across the judges’ table

Calvin Harris claimed the top spot in this week's single charts

Calvin Harris claims fifth number one in UK singles chart with 'Blame'

The DJ’s hotly awaited track was first announced in June

Lauren Bacall stars as Evelyn in 'Family Guy'

Lauren Bacall's last ever performance on Family Guy airs in UK tonight

The legendary, husky-voiced screen siren passed away last month   

Miley Cyrus is trying to prove her musical credentials

Listen to Miley Cyrus sing Led Zeppelin hit 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'

The singer belted out the track by the English rock band in a heartfelt rendition

Ben McKenzie shared an image of the injury on social media

Gotham star Ben McKenzie hospitalised after head injury on set

The actor plays James Gordon in the upcoming pre-Batman series, which will be starting in just over a week

Kanye West is on his 'Yeezus' tour at the moment

Kanye West halts Sydney concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in a wheelchair and the other is disabled

The outspoken star refused to carry on with the show until all of the audience were on their feet

Paul Akister cast a spell over the judges, causing them to spontaneously start giving each other lap dances

X Factor 2014 review: Paul Akister performance spurs Cheryl Cole and Mel B into bizarre Simon Cowell lap dance

The live performances proved a little too much for two of the judges

The Doctor poses the question of whether we are every truly alone in 'Listen'

Doctor Who, Listen, review: Possibly Steven Moffat's most terrifying episode to date

It was billed as a ‘run from the monsters’ episode but turned out to be something deeper and more touching

Takanui Smith rides a wave

Point Break re-make: Filming underway on 90s classic

Surf's up in Tahiti as filming continued on Point Break

Fantasy writer Robin Hobb

Robin Hobb: 'Is the fantasy genre dominated by males? I've never found it so'

The acclaimed fantasy writer talks about re-visiting an old character and why she’s happy that her books have not yet been adapted to the big screen

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week
The fall of Rome? Cash-strapped Italy accused of selling its soul to the highest bidder

The fall of Rome?

Italy's fears that corporate-sponsored restoration projects will lead to the Disneyfication of its cultural heritage
Glasgow girl made good

Glasgow girl made good

Kelly Macdonald was a waitress when she made Trainspotting. Now she’s taking Manhattan
Sequins ahoy as Strictly Come Dancing takes to the floor once more

Sequins ahoy as Strictly takes to the floor once more

Judy Murray, Frankie Bridge and co paired with dance partners
Wearable trainers and other sporty looks

Wearable trainers and other sporty looks

Alexander Wang pumps it up at New York Fashion Week
The landscape of my imagination

The landscape of my imagination

Author Kate Mosse on the place that taught her to tell stories