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: The driving force of our campaigns is your generosity

I know some of you were annoyed by the advertisement wrapped around our front page yesterday: John Dakin (from Dunstable), Mark Albrow (Hampton), Viv Pert (London) and Alan Broadhurst (Nottingham) were among those who wrote in.

Members of the Great War Society in Bovington are showered with poppies during the day's commemorations

Letter from the Editor: A wonderful way to remember all our fallen heroes

Remembrance matters hugely to this newspaper, and I know from my mailbag how much it matters to all of you

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Strawberry Hill, Jamaica: Room service

A fresh take on Jamaica

Tredwell's, restaurant review: Has Marcus Wareing overstretched himself with his latest opening?

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Letter from the Editor: Why what we don't publish matters as much as what we do

It’s not often I can say without shame that the story of the week was one we had to ourselves, but this time it’s true.

The Providores, restaurant review: "There seem to be eight elements to each main - and that's before the salt and pepper"

It's a refined palate that can work its way round that, says Amol Rajan

Editor's letter: When a great editor dies, we must all try harder

The great editors were lions of society who wielded huge power with nothing more than the printed word

New evidence has arisen that implicates David Cameron in the News Corp/BSkyB bid

Editor's Letter: Who will dare to be honest about our deficit?

The Coalition has failed to meet its own target for eliminating the deficit in a single parliament, and the worst of the cuts are yet to come

Editor's letter: Who will dare to be honest about our deficit?

Why is Cameron promising tax cuts? Simple: he can and he must.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage with newly elected Ukip MP Douglas Carswell (right) after the party’s win in Clacton

Editor's letter: Britain needs a revolution. Start with how we vote

It’s not just Ukip and the SNP that are thriving

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