Amol Rajan

Amol Rajan was appointed editor of The Independent in June 2013. He was previously Editor of Independent Voices, a comment, campaigns and community platform across print and digital. He was earlier Deputy Comment Editor, Sports News Correspondent and News Reporter. He writes a restaurant column for The Independent on Sunday, and has a column in the Evening Standard (Thursdays). He presents ‘Power Lunch’ on London Live TV (Thursdays), a one-to-one interview with the most influential people in the capital. Previously, Amol worked on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, and at the Foreign Office. He is currently a trustee of Prospex, a charity for young people in Islington. He has also written a book called ‘Twirlymen: the Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers’.

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Compared to the stable majority of the last Coalition, Cameron’s tiny majority is a recipe for instability

Election results: Britain has become a bluer, looser and less liberal country

Like it or not, this was a battle of nationalisms that has left Britain on the brink

Letter from the editor: Things are getting better in Britain's education system

Last week this column took as its premise a report that 40 per cent of teachers leave after their first year. When we originally reported this story it was followed up by several other newspapers, created much heat on social media, and was mentioned on Radio 4’s Any Questions.

Letter from the Editor: Why are so many teachers saying enough is enough?

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Letter from the Editor: It's inequality, stupid, in the jobs vs justice election

Perhaps the underlying story is that the Tories have underestimated the extent to which Britons are angry about inequality

Letter from the Editor: Richie Benaud - A force for good, a cricketing pioneer and a gentleman

It is a curious and little-known fact that Richie Benaud owed virtually all the success of his career – in which he never lost a series as captain of Australia, became the first man to take 200 wickets and score 2,000 runs in Tests, and over five decades emerged as both the conscience of cricket and the finest voice in sporting history – to his good fortune in contracting dengue fever in India in the winter of 1956.

Richie Benaud bowls during the New Year's Day match in Sydney in 1958

Richie Benaud: A custodian of the art of leg-spin, he put cricket in a debt to him which it will never come close to servicing

Benaud mastered the art of the 'Flipper' and the leg-slip, before his true legacy came in passing such wisdom to future generations

Benaud bowling during the 1961 match between England and Australia at Edgbaston

Richie Benaud: The curious story of how he became the greatest Australian of his generation

Letter from the Editor: A chance meeting with a chemist, and a great spinner was born

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