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18th Annual PoleStar Awards
The Categories
Best feature in IT Journalism
(magazine / newpaper / online media)
Best Feature in Business Journalism (magazines / newspapers / online media)
Jury Special Recognition
The PoleStar Award Winner
Takes Home
The PoleStar Trophy
A Citation
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 5th PoleStar Awards
Best Feature in IT Journalism

Ms. Radhika Dhawan Puri

Radhika Dhawan Puri won The PoleStar Award titled, ‘Best Feature in IT Journalism’ for 2002 for her article, ‘E-Sourcing’, published in Businessworld.

Radhika has over a decade’s experience in Business Journalism. As a journalist, she has specialized in corporate reporting, management concepts, and telecommunications policy.

She has freelanced for international organizations, such as the World Bank and the Economist Intelligence Unit in Jakarta (Indonesia). She is currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Water Policy, a research centre which is a part of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, (NUS), Singapore. Radhika started her career in 1992 with Business Today as a Bureau Assistant. Her contribution to Journalism won her the World Press Institute Media Scholarship (instituted by the World Press Institute) in 1999. Radhika did her B.A. in Economics from Xaviers College, Mumbai University and went on to complete her Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the Xaviers Institute of Communication, Mumbai. She followed this with a Masters in Public Administration at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore in 2010.

Best Feature in Business Journalism

Ms.Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur won The PoleStar Award titled, ‘Best Feature in Business Journalism’ for 2002 for her article, ‘Women in IT Distribution’, that appeared in CRN.

Geetha is currently the Editor of IT Next, an enterprise B2B publication, published by the 9.9 Mediaworx Pvt. Ltd associated for the past two and half years.

Prior to joining 9.9 Media she worked as the Associate Editor at The Indian Express Ltd., for its Business Publication Division. She was the Bureau Chief for CRN, published by the erstwhile Jasubhai Digital Media, based out of Bangalore. Prior to this, she served as a Principal Correspondent, for Computer Reseller News, writing on the impact of the developments in the IT space on the channel business, and related areas. Her career spans over nearly 18 years as a journalist having exposed to different kinds of writing and mediums including, print and audio-visual. Geetha has also worked with Express Telecom, The Guardian, and Speed News Service. Before entering the arena of Journalism, Geetha worked as a part-time lecturer in AP Open University, Hyderabad, teaching ‘Principles of Public Relations’ to postgraduate students.

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