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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Freedom with her three cubs

Watch newborn polar bear triplets interact with mother at Dutch zoo

The cubs were born over the weekend and are said to be in good health

The moment Jared Heisler listens to his son's donated heart

Watch the moment father hears his dead son’s heart beating again

Organ donor Matthew Heisler passed away in March but his generosity has given life to other people  

Tony breaks into Ian Garrett's yacht and makes a shocking discovery

The Missing episode 5, BBC1 - review: The stuff of nightmares and news reports as we find out more about Oliver Hughes' fate

Tonight's revelations continue to make this drama a tough watch

Jason goes on a special mission for the queen

Atlantis, series 2, episode 2 - review: The Beeb's Saturday night charmer is getting epic

The BBC should be proud of this fantasy show that punches above its weight

Brit Marling as PR woman Liz Garvey

Babylon, series 1, episode 2: Highly entertaining even if it misses the mark at times

The mixture of highbrow and lowbrow comedy might sit uneasily together but it's still very funny

Babysitter Katie and Paul have terse words in the park

The Fall, series 2, episode 2, review: Harrowing yet riveting

The strength of the writing keeps viewers glued to their seats even when they are confronted with the hard-hitting scenes

Rapper Tinchy Stryder endures his first Bushtucker Trial

I'm A Celebrity 2014: Tinchy Stryder endures the 'house of horrors' Bushtucker trial

The pint-sized rapper encountered all manner of creepy crawlies during his challenge and dealt with it pretty well

Darchan flies over East London

Watch amazing footage of London captured by an eagle with head-mounted camera

The imperial eagle soared across the London skyline, flying over landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral and the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture

Give us a spin: Duan Huan twirled for 14 hours non-stop

Man breaks record after continuously spinning on the spot for 14 hours

He read books and did cross stitching to keep himself occupied as he spun his way to success

The shark has now been taken away to be examined for research purposes

Great white shark discovered close to Sydney’s Bondi beach

The animal was already dead in the shark net when it was recovered

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Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'