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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 6th PoleStar Awards
Best Feature in Business Journalism
Mr.Shankkar Aiyar

Shankkar Aiyar won The PoleStar Award titled, ‘Best Feature in Business Journalism’ for 2003 for his article ‘Made In India: The Story of Manufacturing Revival’, that appeared in India Today.

Shankkar Aiyar is a prominent India-based journalist, analyst, columnist and author.

His path-breaking book Accidental India: A History of the Nation’s Passage through Crisis and Change has fetched him national acclaim as a public intellectual. As an analyst, Aiyar specialises in economics and politics with emphasis on the interface between the two. As a public intellectual, he provides insights on news channels and as columnist writes on how politics impacts governance, the economy and financial markets. As a journalist for nearly three decades – his 1991 scoop on a bankrupt India pledging its gold reserves made national headlines – he has won awards and been at the helm of a national newspaper and newsweekly. Shankkar Aiyar was the recipient of the Wolfson Chevening Shared-Press Fellowship at Cambridge University and was awarded the Observer Business Journalist of the Year Award in 1992.

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