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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Verden, restaurant review: Come for the excellent wine, stay for the even better food

Amol Rajan is dazzled by an east London gem

Letter from the Editor: Merkel's global dominance secured by crises in Europe

Henry Kissinger never actually asked “who do I call if I want to speak to Europe?”; but if any modern successor to the master of realpolitik posed that question, there could be little doubt about the answer.

Antidote, restaurant review: One visit to Mikael Jonsson's Soho venue just won't be enough

12A Newburgh Street, London W1, Tel: 020 7287 8488

Letter from the Editor: Cricket and the free market don’t necessarily mix

By the time you read this, the first match in the latest Cricket World Cup will just be finished. Yet as we go into the premier tournament of the sport I love, I’m feeling very uneasy about its future. To explain why, I want to give you a parallel with political philosophy.

Letter from the Editor: Does anyone have the guts to defend the Big Society?

Speaking in Liverpool on 19 July 2010, David Cameron explained his mission in politics.

The Greek Larder, restaurant review: Amid the bleakest architecture, can the Real Greek founder's venture transport diners to Athens?

ArtHouse, 1 York Way, London N1, Tel: 020 3780 2999. £60 for two, without wine

Letter from the Editor: It's 'Morning all: the backlash'. And this time I'm ready

Last week, when I wrote here that I was dropping the introduction “Morning all”, I hoped one or two of you might write in to defend it. In fact, the letters streamed in – and not all of them full of affection, let me tell you.

Letter from the Editor: A brave new dawn for anyone who still reads this column

The 'Morning all' is gone forever as my opening gambit. Expunged, eradicated, exterminated: never to return

Letter from the Editor: What better reply to terror than the great Dave Brown?

For those not inclined to take an interest in these matters, it might seem the height of vanity to argue that what happened in Paris this week was a story in which we in Britain are deeply involved. But as an editor and a journalist, I think it would be naive to believe that we were not involved.

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