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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Letter from the editor: Lines on maps show how our world is changing

When, in the second half of the 19th century, Otto von Bismarck dreamed of an economic empire stretching from western Europe to the eastern Mediterranean, he surveyed a world in which great powers flexed their muscles in something like concentric circles of diminishing influence. It was an age of empire and regional rivalries, in which the further you got from these powers’ capitals, the less you felt of their force.

Letter from the editor: Let’s sort out who runs this country once and for all

Two of the stories we did best this week were forced marriage and Britain’s constitution, the latter part of a series curated by our Associate Editor, Richard Askwith.

Patron, restaurant review: Will you be seduced by north London's latest French attraction?

26 Fortess Road, London NW5. Tel: 020 7813 2540

Letter from the editor: Fifa scandal defiles far more than just the beautiful game

On Thursday morning’s front page we took the liberty of describing this week’s revelations about Fifa as the “greatest scandal in sporting history”.

Artusi, restaurant review: This is a cushty addition to Del Boy's old stomping ground

Artusi, 161 Bellenden Road, London SE15, Tel: 020 3302 8200

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?

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.

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

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