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’.
01 May 2015 11:19 PM
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.
Naughty Piglets, restaurant review: Ignore the cries of gentrification - this affordable, delicious new venture couldn't be more Brixton if it tried
26 April 2015 12:00 AM
24 April 2015 11:23 PM
It seems to be almost every week now that one of our news editors offers a strong story in our morning conference about disillusionment among British teachers.
17 April 2015 10:42 PM
Perhaps the underlying story is that the Tories have underestimated the extent to which Britons are angry about inequality
Rabbit, restaurant review: The Gladwin brothers are bringing ingredients direct from their Sussex concern to west London
12 April 2015 12:00 AM
172 King's Road, London SW3. Tel: 020 3750 0172
10 April 2015 08:50 PM
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: A custodian of the art of leg-spin, he put cricket in a debt to him which it will never come close to servicing
10 April 2015 11:27 AM
Benaud mastered the art of the 'Flipper' and the leg-slip, before his true legacy came in passing such wisdom to future generations
10 April 2015 01:42 AM
Letter from the Editor: A chance meeting with a chemist, and a great spinner was born
27 March 2015 07:40 PM
Perhaps this was the week that the metaphorical starting gun for the election was fired, with Parliament dissolved and Thursday night’s non-debate debate between Ed Miliband and David Cameron, which the former won.
20 March 2015 08:09 PM
When this newspaper was founded in 1986, there were several candidates for its name. One was “24/7”, which might not have worked too well when the internet turned up. Another was “The World”, reflecting our strong (and at that time unusual) belief in foreign reporting.
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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