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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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

Miley Cyrus sings 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 concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in wheelchair and the other 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 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

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 movie 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

Maibam in action as he sets the record for pinky pull ups

Guinness World Records: Watch a man do pull-ups - using only his little fingers

Maibam Itomba Meitei can lift his entire bodyweight with just his pinkys

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
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