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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 7th PoleStar Awards
Best Feature in IT Journalism

Ms. Nandini Vaish

Nandini Vaish won The PoleStar Award titled, ‘Best Feature in IT Journalism’ for 2004 for her article, 'Data Security: The Unusual Suspects’, which appeared in Businessworld.

Nandini is a Communications Manager at Roli Books. Prior to this she was the Principal Correspondent with India Today where she covered issues allied to Business.

She also worked with Businessworld and CNBC TV18. Nandini graduated in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi and completed her postgraduation in Advertising and Marketing at The Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai.

Best Feature in Business Journalism

Ms.Gouri Shukla

Gouri Shukla won The PoleStar Award titled, ‘Best Feature in Business Journalism’ for 2004 for her article, ‘Global Winners, Indian Losers’, which appeared in Business Standard.

Gouri is a multi-skilled professional with over 6 years of experience in professional journalism and nearly 3 years of experience in managing communication, research and coordination projects in an environmental non-profit/think-tank setting.

She is currently based in Washington DC and works as a Freelance Writer and Researcher at E3G. Gouri has worked with publications like The Telegraph, Business Standard, The Asian Age and A&M (Advertising & Marketing). As a Business journalist, Gouri has written features on Management, Marketing, Business Strategy, Human Resources and Advertising. She has also covered social issues, film & television, lifestyle and personalities. She did her graduation in Economics at Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai and her Masters in Public Administration in George Mason University, USA.

Best Feature in Journalism

Mr. Stavan Desai

Stavan Desai won The PoleStar Award titled, ‘Best Breaking News’ for 2004 for his article, ‘Three Years Later, When Cellphones Ring: Who Spoke To Whom When Gujarat Was Burning’, that appeared in The Indian Express.

Stavan’s tryst with Journalism began in 2001 when he joined The Indian Express in Ahmedabad as a Staff Reporter.

In 2006 he moved to Mumbai as a Special Correspondent to head a six-member crime and legal team focusing on special stories and reports. Stavan then worked as a Senior Assistant Editor for Hindustan Times. He focused on covering terrorism, insurgency and Leftwing extremism while heading the paper's Crime and Legal Bureau. He currently works as an Executive Editor with the Dainik Bhaskar group. Stavan did his Masters in Communication Studies at MS University, Vadodara. .

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