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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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

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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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Hedone - restaurant review: Innocent pleasures

Hedone chef Mikael Jonsson's philosophy of outstanding simplicity sends Amol Rajan into raptures
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Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

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Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
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