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’.
12 January 2014 12:00 AM
Could north London’s Ballaro be the capital’s best Sicilian?
Ember Yard: Restaurant review - the team behind Salt Yard, Opera Tavern and Dehesa is back with more indulgent fare
05 January 2014 12:00 AM
Modern London is a city in turbulence, a cosmopolitan cauldron in which more things change than stay the same, where all the world comes to throw a tantrum, get rich through property and complain about schools. Its restaurant scene has generally kept up.
27 December 2013 07:10 PM
The Independent's founders were determined that we should be of no party or faction
20 December 2013 05:52 PM
Unless we act now, Africa’s elephants could be extinct in the wild within 10 years
15 December 2013 12:00 AM
Eating at No 6 feels like entering Paul Ainsworth’s living-room – but this is no home cooking
06 December 2013 07:52 PM
The sheer exhilaration of producing a newspaper against a tight deadline is unique
30 November 2013 09:00 AM
This newspaper shall be raising money to help combat that trade, and promote conservation in Africa
La Brasserie at the Chester Grosvenor: Restaurant review - The diner brings the elegant, comforting vibe of Paris to Chester
24 November 2013 12:00 AM
So it turns out the heaving throng and buzzing high street of Chester are about as thumping a riposte to that hoary old phrase, "it’s grim up north" as could be imagined. True, there are places north of our offices in Kensington that are grim, but on a chilly weekend in November, this affluent town, used as a commuter point for workers from Manchester, Liverpool, Wrexham and the like, is positively bubbling. On first inspection, the restaurants aren't bad either.
23 November 2013 04:23 PM
When in Australia, the Ashes has always presented a challenge to newspapers, because the action takes place long after we have been sent to the printers
Restaurant review: Padstow might belong to Rick Stein but Rock's top chef Nathan Outlaw operates by his own rules
10 November 2013 12:00 AM
Outlaw's at St Enodoc, St Enodoc Hotel, Rock Road, Rock, Cornwall
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'