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Rs. 2 lakhs prize money for Best Feature in IT and Business Journalism
Rs.1 lakh prize money for Jury Special Recognition

Golden Moments
Highlights of 17th PoleStar Awards
Best Feature in Business Journalism

Mansi Kapur

Mansi Kapur won the PoleStar Award for her article, ‘Good Vs Evil’, which appeared in Business Journalism, dated November 2014.

Mansi Kapur is currently heading Digital Edition with Fortune India, a globally distinguished business magazine.

After 12 years of reporting and writing, Mansi Kapur has spent the past year building the digital edition of Fortune India, a globally distinguished business brand. She comes from a rich experience of covering diverse sectors such as banking ?automobiles, media, food, liquor and China. She enjoys writing on the intersection of technology and skills and loves fleshing out the drama of building businesses.

Mansi started her journalism career with Business Standard in 2003. Before joining Fortune India, she worked with Hindustan Times,Infomedia18 Ltd, The Times of India, where she also won the SNU-LG Press Fellowship in Journalism. Last year, she won the Polestar award for the best feature in IT journalism for her story on YouTube.

Best Feature in IT Journalism

Goutam Das

Goutam Das won the PoleStar Award for his article, ‘Rise of the machines’, which appeared in Business Today, dated July 2014.

Goutam Das is Senior Editor with Business Today. His reportage includes technologyenabled businesses, the manufacturing economy as well as smart cities. In fact, everything that involves the habitat and livelihood.

He has more than a decade of experience in journalism; before Business Today, he was with The Financial Express in Bangalore,Deccan Chronicle,and Dataquest.

Jury’s Special Mention Award

Sarika Malhotra

Sarika Malhotra won the PoleStar Award for her article, ‘Economy vs Democracy’, which appeared in Business Today, dated April 2014.

Sarika Malhotra is Senior Assistant Editor at Business Today,the largest selling business magazine in the country.At Business Today she has been covering development economics from three years. Her stories involve ground reportage and investigations from some of the remotest and Naxal affected areas of the country. Sarika is the winner of the first prize for Economic Journalism in Asia from the IE Business School,Spain and CAF Development Bank of Latin America

Spanning 10 years,Sarika began her career in journalism in 2005,with The Times of India,the largest circulated English-language newspaper in the world. Prior to joining Business Today, she was a part of The Financial Express -- the oldest financial daily in India -- for four years, and was the page editor for the cover story, 'Focus' of the SundayFE and also anchored the Election 2009 edition.Sarika has a diverse experience of reporting on private equity, financial services, grassroots entrepreneurship, and social economy.

She has a Doctorate in International Studies from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has also worked as a Project Fellow on the University Grants Commission funded project, while pursuing M. Phil at JNU and was also awarded the Indian Council for Historical Research Fellowship. Although a full time journalist now, in 2012, she had her first academic publication in 'Rising INDIA in the changing Asia-Pacific: Strategies and Challenges' on India-New Zealand Relations published by Pentagon Press.

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