Nitya Rajan, Huffington Post UK

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Past articles by Nitya:

Victim Of Iran Regime: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's Next Steps

Firuzeh Mahmoudi was targeted by the Iran regime at age 16 for "showing a little bit of her hair." Arrested and threatened with 50 lashes, she now works to help other prisoners held in Iran. Based on her experience of the Islamic Republic she told HuffPost UK what the next steps for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will most likely be. → Read More

'Blue Planet 2': Three Startling Ways We're Destroying The Ocean And How To Stop

'Although it’s out of sight, out of mind to a lot of us, it still occupies 70 percent of our planet and defines our well being.' → Read More

Blue Planet 2: An Exclusive Tour Of The Research Vessel That Made It All Happen

We took an exclusive tour of the research vessel, Alucia, which was used in the making of Blue Planet 2. Peter Fielding, Alucia’s captain, gave HuffPost UK an exciting sneak peek into how the BBC crew used the ship to create the landmark series. → Read More

'Blue Planet 2': What It's Like Working With Sir David Attenborough

Blue Planet II is finally gracing our screens with wild colours, exotic creatures of the deep and of course, Sir David Attenborough’s legendary narration. So what was it like to work with the nation’s most beloved broadcaster? We spoke to the series’ producers to find out. Watch the video above to see what they had to say. → Read More

Einstein's 'Theory For Happiness' Sold For Nearly A Million Pounds

He scribbled it on a note to a bellboy in Germany. → Read More

These Self-Charging Car Batteries Could Revolutionise The Electric Car

Self-charging batteries in electrics cars could become an actual thing in the future. According to researchers at Warwick University’s Energy and Innovations Centre, the answer could lie in what’s known as fuel cells. “What we would envisage in the future is a combination of an electric vehicle with its electric battery combined with a fuel cell acting as what you would call a range extender so… → Read More

Muslim Women React To Channel 4 Show Trailer ‘My Week As A Muslim’

'Our narratives keep being put in the hands of others.' → Read More

Doctors Have Found A New Way To Fight Cancer

'The imaging showed about 50 percent reduction of the tumour.' → Read More

Astonishing New Drone Footage Shows Extent Of Rohingya Exodus From Myanmar

Astonishing new drone footage has captured Rohingya refugees fleeing on foot from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Released by the UNHCR, the video shows the extent of the exodus, which has seen hundreds of thousands of people seeking an escape from the violence in Rakhine state. > If you would like to help, the Disasters Emergency Committee are among many organisations running emergency appeals. → Read More

Immigrants React To Jigsaw's Brexit Response Campaign

'The UK wouldn’t be where it is if it wasn’t for all the immigrants.' → Read More

Inside Rural Uganda, Where Reading Is A Matter Of Life Or Death For Children Under Five

A child born to a mother who can read is 50 percent more likely to survive past age five. → Read More

Asia Floods See More Than Two Million People Displaced In India, Nepal And Bangladesh

These are the floods you probably haven't heard about. → Read More

Bollywood Superstar Sidharth Malhotra On Life, Love And Rejection Ahead Of New Movie A Gentleman

'People do tell you, we don’t want you for this job.' → Read More

World Athletics Championships 2017: The Moment A Refugee Athlete Met Sir Mo Farah

The stuff dreams are made of. → Read More

Facebook Spaces: Inside The Social Media Giant's Latest VR Offering

Facebook’s latest vision of how you’ll connect with your friends will make Snapchat, InstaStories and WhatsApp calls look and feel like ancient history. Facebook Spaces is a virtual reality app that helps you connect with people from the most bizarre places around the globe including space, the Taj Mahal and pretty much anywhere virtual (oh and don’t panic, there are virtual selfie sticks to… → Read More

A Day In The Life Of A Police Officer Between Terrorist Attacks

'Theresa May did all the damage she did when she was Home Secretary'. → Read More Perfectly Sums Up Why The World Needs Immigrants

Black Eyed Peas founding member has spoken out about the “awesome” value immigrants add to the UK and its tech industry. The Hip Hop artist has donned many hats as singer, musician, philanthropist and entrepreneur, and is no stranger to the UK’s tech space, which faces a threat from Brexit. Speaking at an event celebrating his partnership with Atom, a digital-only banking app, he told… → Read More

Finsbury Park Attack: 15-Year-Old GCSE Student Expresses Anger Over 'Media Cover Up'

Emma Saleem, a 15-year-old Finsbury Park resident who had GCSEs today has expressed fears that the entire community will be “targeted” following Monday morning’s terror attack that has left one person dead and 10 people injured. Standing near the scene of the attack, she told HuffPost UK of her frustration with the way the aftermath of the attack had been handled: “I do have my GCSEs today but… → Read More

The Grenfell Tower Community Have A Wealth Money Can't Buy

Six people heading towards East London on the tube with their heads buried in newspapers - everyone obeying the cardinal commuters' rule specifying zero ... → Read More

Syrian Refugee's 'Nightmare' Escape From Aleppo To London

“Please can we take a break,” 32-year-old Wassim asks as we sit in Finsbury Park on a mild spring day. The Syrian refugee is tired. He has lived in London for the last year and a half but the memories of his escape from war-torn Aleppo, his home, remain raw. “I was studying English Literature and I would have liked to become a pilot,” he tells HuffPost UK. “But I couldn’t study as a pilot… → Read More