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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The Purple Wedding: Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell tie the knot

Game of Thrones season 4, episode 2, TV review: 'Purple Wedding' shock for viewers as King Joffrey marries Margaery Tyrell

The tables turned and the power shifted as the first climax of the season came

Shaun Evans as Endeavour and Shvorne Marks as Monica

Endeavour series 2, episode 3 - TV review

A strangler on the loose, lost love from the past and a decidedly Hitchcock homage, it was a different kind of episode - in a good way

Benedict Cumberbatch is best known for this roles in Sherlock and Star Trek

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch rules out roles in Star Wars and Doctor Who

The actor dashed fans' hopes at a convention in Australia

Singer Beyonce performs with her sister Solange onstage on Day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Coachella 2014: Beyonce stuns fans with impromptu duet with sister Solange

The 'Drunk in Love' singer was not officially on this year's line-up

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer

Composer Hans Zimmer was 'worried' about working on the score for 12 Years A Slave

The award-winning musician spoke about the score for the brutal film and working with Pharrell on The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The moment the car crashes through the CVS store in Florida

Video: 80-year-old woman saved from car crash by chocolate

The remarkable moment Adrienne Watkins escaped from the jaws of death was caught on CCTV

The rat rushes across the carriage, leaving passengers scared for their lives

Video: Rat causes chaos on New York subway

Commuters were scrabbling onto seats and screaming for dear life after seeing the rat

Sophie Turner and Peter Dinklage as Sansa and Tyrion

Game of Thrones season 4, episode 1 - TV review: A so-so start in Westeros

There was blood, breasts and dragons but in the end it was just an average day in Westeros

The sleuth is out there: 'Endeavour' with star Shaun Evans (second left) alongside Sean Rigby, Jack Laskey, Roger Allam and Anton Lesser

Endeavour series 2, episode 2 - TV review

Bone-chilling and intriguing: this was another gripping, white-knuckle instalment

Don't moan about spoilers for Game of Thrones, the books were published years ago

Are we forbidden from ever revealing the details of a programme for fear of upsetting those who have just started watching the box set?

Day In a Page

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor
Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy: Was the otter man the wildlife champion he appeared to be?

Otter man Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy

The aristocrat's eccentric devotion to his pets inspired a generation. But our greatest living nature writer believes his legacy has been quite toxic
Joanna Rowsell: The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia

Joanna Rowsell: 'I wear my wig to look normal'

The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef gives raw ingredients a lift with his quick marinades

Bill Granger's quick and delicious marinades

Our chef's marinades are great for weekend barbecuing, but are also a delicious way of injecting flavour into, and breaking the monotony of, weekday meals
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview: Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more

Anyone but Argentina – why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours any more

The hosts will be supporting Germany in today's World Cup final, reports Alex Bellos
The Open 2014: Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?

The Open 2014

Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?