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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Stefan Gates with some mince flies

Watch shoppers sample insect mince pies in London

People in Borough Market challenged their preconceptions by tucking into some festive insect-based treats

The water buffalo chases after one man

Watch runaway water buffalo go on the rampage in China

The animal injured 14 people and damaged vehicles in its path

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

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us