Best Feature in IT Journalism
Pankaj Mishra won The PoleStar Award titled, 'Best Feature in IT Journalism' for 2007 for his story titled, 'Rural twist to BPO story', published in Mint
Pankaj Mishra has over nine years of experience in IT Journalism.Having started his career with Express Computer, Pankaj then moved to become the India Correspondent for the Singapore-based and US-headquartered United Business Media where his role involved tracking the Indian Technology industry for Asia Computer Weekly, Network Computing Asia and Intelligent Enterprise Asia.
He then moved to Jasubhai Digital Media as a Senior Assistant Editor. In 2006, Pankaj joined Mint as its lead Technology Correspondent and later also covered Telecom for the publication. Pankaj then joined the Indian Edition of CIO Magazine as its Executive Editor and also worked as Editor Technology & Deputy Resident Editor-South at The Economic Times. He currently is the National Editor (South) of Mint-The Wall Street Journal Newspaper. His interests include writing on Software Services, Business Process Outsourcing and Emerging Technologies in the areas of wireless and enterprise applications. Pankaj has a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Allahabad.
Best Feature in Business Journalism
Pallavi Srivastava won The PoleStar Award titled, 'Best Feature in Business Journalism' for 2007 for her article, 'Kiranas Strike Back', that appeared in Business Today.
Pallavi started her journalistic career in 2003 as an Audience Research Coordinator at NDTV. She then freelanced with The Future Times and indiantelevision.com before joining CNBC TV18.
In 2006, Pallavi joined Business Today as its Principal Correspondent and after a two year stint she joined CNBC TV18 as a Senior Correspondent in 2008. Within a short span of five years, Pallavi has had the opportunity to work with both print and electronic media. She worked for Yes Bank as a Senior Manager, Food and Agribusiness Strategic Advisory & Research (FASAR) before at Yes Bank. She quit her job in 2011 to work from home as a freelancer. She did her Diploma in Journalism and Communication at Amity School of Journalism, Noida and her BA in English, Economics - Delhi University.
Jury's Special Recognition
Pratima Harigunani won The PoleStar Award titled, 'Jury's Special Recognition' for 2007 for her articles: 'What's cooking at OPD?' and 'Is your ATM safe?', that appeared in CyberMedia News.
With a chequered career spanning across stints like copywriter in advertising industry, and desk experience-cum- business reporting for an English mainstream Daily, she has spent a lot of years anchored in the various contours of Technology and IT media.
Over the years she has built up her metier covering the Enterprise space of IT industry in particular with many stories and specials dedicated to analysis of major vendors, futuristic dynamics, CIO concern areas and evolution of ERP space. She is also inclined to the Academic side of the industry and has written research papers for various journals such as the Indian Journal of Service & Marketing or OGEL journal. Presently, she is working as a consulting editor with CIOL and contributes for magazines like Sustainuance on environmental issues.