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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Jemima West in Channel 4's Indian Summers (Joss Barratt/Channel 4)

Indian Summers review: Sumptuous period drama turns to edge-of-the seat political thriller

Episode 3: More questions and plot twists keep viewers guessing

David Mitchell sizes up the sugar

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 2015, TV review: David Mitchell rustles up some hideous-looking but delicious-tasting treats

It really was anyone’s game tonight as a new bunch of celebrities entered the tent

Previously condoms were contraband in California because sex between prisoners is illegal

Condom vending machines introduced to prisons in California

Inmates are more likely to have sexually transmitted infections than the general public

Footage of the air strike on the Isis training camp

Watch Iraqi air strikes destroy Isis training camp

The strikes are part of a series of coordinated attacks on Isis

Allen Zderared describes what he can see to his wife

Watch as man sees for the first time in 10 years with bionic eye

He started losing his sight around 20 years ago due to a degenerative eye disease

The moment the explosion destroyed the house

Gas explosion in New Jersey leaves 15 people injured

Gas workers were called to the house after reports of a rotten-egg smell

Dasyl Jeanette Rios is dragged through the hallway

Video shows mentally ill woman dragged through Florida courthouse

The incident was captured on a mobile phone by a defence attorney who was on another case at the courthouse

Mia is dragged along the floor of the animal shelter

Footage shows dog dragged by its neck through animal shelter

The video went viral after it was posted on Facebook last week

The rescue operation was carried out by troops from the Sri Lankan army

Man falls off 4,000ft World's End cliff – and lives to the tell the tale

The Dutch tourist took a tumble off the side of the cliff as he tried to a take a photo

Images of the destruction caused to the £1million car

Shocking footage shows wreckage of £1m Pagani Zonda GJ supercar destroyed in crash

The car is believed to belong to a businessman from the Far East

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own