Best Feature in IT Journalism
Kusum Makhija won The PoleStar Award titled, 'Best Feature in IT Journalism' for 2005 for her article, 'Inside the IT budget', published in Express Computer.
Kusum Makhija currently works with Corporate Communications at Encore Capital Group.
She began her career as an IT journalist with the CyberMedia group, after graduating from Lady Shriram College, New Delhi. During her stint with the CyberMedia group, she focused on the channel community. Thereafter she worked with Express Computer. After a successful stint of over three years in Journalism, Kusum switched gears and moved to the corporate world. She joined Capgemini and went on to work at HCL Comnet and later moved to RBS. She did her MBA from IMT, Ghaziabad, in Marketing, and holds a diploma (distance learning) in Journalism and Mass Communication from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune.
Best Feature in Business Journalism
Shelley Singh won The PoleStar Award titled, 'Best Feature in Business Journalism' for 2005 for his article, 'Temptation', that appeared in Businessworld.
Shelley is a Senior Assistant Editor with The Economic Times and is a veteran journalist with about 18 years of experience across magazines and newspapers, covering different beats from personal finance to technology.
He has been with The Economic Times for the last seven years, writing news stories and features related to corporate affairs, technology and business issues. Shelley has closely interacted with leading experts in various fields, both in India and outside. Prior to this, he was with The Financial Express writing subjects spanning across Real Estate, Automobiles, Personal Finance, Healthcare and Entrepreneurship. He then moved to Intelligent Investor (now called Outlook Money) and later to Businessworld. At Businessworld, Shelley co-authored a book on BPO and wrote a number of cover stories spanning topics like outsourcing, technology and internet. Shelley completed his Masters in Physics at Delhi University and has an MBA in Technology Management from Deakin University, Australia. He won The British Chevening Scholarship in 2002 and went to the UK for a media course at the University of Westminster, London.