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 a news reporter. He writes a restaurant column for the Independent on Sunday, and has a column in the Evening Standard (Mondays), Independent and i (Fridays). He used to work on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff, and at the Foreign Office; he is also a trustee of Prospex, a charity for young people in Islington. He has written a book called Twirlymen: the Unlikely History of Cricket's Greatest Spin Bowlers.
04 February 2013 06:17 PM
Notorious now as a father who fell out with his son, he was once a brilliant journalist, MEP, MP, and Cabinet Minister who probably ought to have been Lib Dem leader
03 February 2013 12:00 AM
British food 'barbarous'? Clearly, Orwell never got to eat at this Mayfair café
28 January 2013 04:59 PM
Yes, they share a birthday and have similar heritages. But their differences are far more instructive than their superficial similarities, inconvenient though that may be
24 January 2013 05:01 PM
For most of the twentieth century, it was the centre-left that was split. After this week, the chances of Labour and the Lib Dems working together have risen sharply
Save the Royal Institution! Why selling this historic Mayfair building would be a betrayal of our heritage
21 January 2013 02:24 PM
This neoclassical temple on Albermarle Street hosted Michael Faraday - as the picture below testifies. Will we really let it be converted into a vile jewellers or luxury flats?
20 January 2013 12:00 AM
Alan Yau's latest transports our reviewer back to a magical memory of Thailand
Exclusive*: Lance Armstrong PR strategy after Oprah Winfrey interview revealed in leaked email from senior industry figure
17 January 2013 05:28 PM
*Not really. But the below is free and eminently usable if any of you want it
14 January 2013 04:06 PM
Some people seem to think the 50 year-old actress was wrong to wait so long before making a public declaration of her sexuality. Who on earth are these people kidding?
10 January 2013 08:07 PM
Quality costs. It's true that people go into politics to serve the public rather than make a fortune. But to attract and retain top talent, we may have to pay a little more
Nick Clegg reveals he owns a ‘onesie’ – in response to question from Old Etonian ‘King of the Liberals’ who used to work for him
10 January 2013 02:15 PM
The question regarding the 'onesie' came in a light-hearted exchange following thirty minutes of critical and at times heated debate
David Cameron: 'Jesus invented the Big Society – I'm just continuing God's work'
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Ukip and Nigel Farage on the up over Maria Miller furore and 'Sexminster' culture
Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
- 1 Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
- 2 The best movies on Netflix: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
- 3 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 4 What's in the safe? Man live-photographs cracking of mysterious locked box on Reddit
- 5 Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline bribed doctors to boost sales, says whistleblower