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’.
Felix Yu, restaurant review: Just the ticket for a pre-theatre supper - but does it deserve an ovation?
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
18 July 2014 05:25 PM
When tragedy strikes, it makes a lot of news seem trivial. But it's all about balance
11 July 2014 06:07 PM
The expenses scandal turned us all into sceptics, but we can't blame politicians for everything
The Saracen's Head, restaurant review: It's been around since the 17th century, but this English public house is as in demand as ever
29 June 2014 12:00 AM
27 June 2014 06:36 PM
This newspaper has done its best to bring the events of a century ago to life
21 June 2014 11:05 AM
Morning all. Channel 4 News carried a bit of television gold on Wednesday night. Jon Snow, who began presenting that programme in 1989, interviewed Jeremy Paxman, who began presenting Newsnight on BBC2 in the same year, but was retiring later that evening.
13 June 2014 07:45 PM
This newspaper's anti-war stance made an Independent man of me
01 June 2014 12:00 AM
'But sir, the concept is side-to-side," says the waitress, on seeing the horrified expression on my face. "What?! I want to be able to see Dominic's face over dinner," say I. "That's why people on dates usually sit opposite each other, not that this is a date. I mean, we're both married, me quite recently, as it happens." "But sir, the concept is..."
31 May 2014 12:00 AM
The World Cup promises four weeks of drama, excitement, convulsion and dismay
Rotorino, Beagle, restaurant reviews: Need a snapshot of the future of our capital city? Eat out in Hoxton, Shoreditch or Dalston
25 May 2014 12:00 AM
Rotorino, 434 Kingsland Road, London E8; Beagle, 397 Geffrye Street, London E2
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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