Saturday, January 12, 2008

And the Winners Are...

Indian of the Year
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

The former President who gave India a vision: to be a developed nation by 2020. Dr. Kalam has inspired a generation.

Political Awards

Troublemaker of the Year
A Ramadoss, Union Health Minister
The man who said in Parliament (on the question of reservations), "why can't we increase the number of seats? Put three people instead of two in a hostel room, and buy more chairs and tables!"

Politician of the Year
Kamal Nath, Union Commerce Minister
For aiming big (as big as $150bn of exports), being honest and leading the developing world at the WTO.

Minister of the Year (States)
K Rosaiah, Finance Minister, Andhra Pradesh
For efficient fiscal management and raising agricultural growth rate in AP to 10% through revenue redistribution measures.

Memorable Visit of the Year
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
For launching the Science Express and effectively bringing the miracles of Chemistry closer to hundreds of students

Community Awards

State of the Year
Jammu and Kashmir
For holding together a resilient economy and raising tourism to its highest level since the insurgency in the state began.

City of the Year
Hyderabad, Capital, Andhra Pradesh
For staying united and avoiding communal clashes in spite of two bomb blasts and a collapsed bridge, all of which killed members of both faiths.

Media Awards

Best Talk Show
Walk the Talk with Shekhar Gupta (Thomas Friedman episode), NDTV 24x7
For an enlightening view on India's role in the global economy and how we can develop our human resources to become a developed nation.

Best General Entertainment Channel
Zee TV
For innovation and state-of-the-art technology. The channel deserves a special mention for being the forerunner in the field of musical talent shows.

Best English Entertainment Channel
Star World
For bringing global entertainment to the Indian youth and keeping pace with changes in the entertainment industry around the world.

Best News Channel
CNN-IBN, Global Broadcast News
For maintaining neutrality in most of its programming and also for innovative ideas and entertaining shows. A special mention for its website, which uses only the best that technology has to offer.

Best Movie
Rang De Basanti
For inspiring a generation to fight for its rights and showing India's glorious past and battle for freedom in a fresh light.

Best Actor
Shahrukh Khan, Chak De India
For bringing India's National Sport Hockey back from the grave.

Documentary of the Year
Romania's Lost Children, CNN International
For providing insight into one of the most horrific incidents this generation has seen

Best International Ad
South Africa Tourism: Bordeaux? Milan?
For displaying the style, fashion, culture and booming economy of South Africa in less than a minute.

Best Indian Ad
सोने की पंछी, Future Group
For being and Indian Company with Global aims, local thoughts and patriotic ideals. This ad brought out patriotic fervour among the very young.

Best New Channel
NDTV Good Times, NDTV and Kingfisher
India's First Lifestyle Channel catering to an Indian audience through a mix of local and global shows. This channel has been selected by a poll on orkut.

Sports Awards

Sportsperson of the Year
Pankaj Advani, IBSF World Champion
For his contribution to popularising snooker and billiards in India and putting the Nation firmly on the IBSF Map.

Sports Team of the Year
India T20 Cricket Team
For bringing home the First T20 World Cup and making India proud.

Memorable Event of the Year
The Chennai Open
Increasingly becoming one of World No. 2 Rafael Nadal's favourite tournaments.

Business Awards

Car of the Year
Swift, Maruti Udyog Ltd.
For bringing international design along with reasonable pricing to the Indian middle class.

Businessman of the Year
Sunil Bharti Mittal (of Bharti Airtel)
For leading the telecom boom in India, this future-politician receives accolades for being one of the chief agents in making India the world's fastest-growing telecom nation.

Merger and Acquisition of the Year
Vodafone buys Hutch
The deal which changed the way the world looks at Indian telecom and which promises to bring the most innovative thoughts to India, not to mention one of the best ad-campaigns yet.

Business Information Source of the Year
NDTV Profit
India's No. 1 Business News Channel, screened daily at the Bombay Stock Exchange. The channel has set high standards for itself and has become the channel that investors look to for honest, exclusive news.

Company of the Year
For incorporating the best corporate practices, bringing world-class service to India and marching ahead to become Asia's Best Regional Bank.

Memorable Business Award of the Year
NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2007
For bringing India Inc. together under one roof and celebrating excellence in a clean, open and fair manner.

The OTFS Awards

Label of the Year
Sri Chaitanya 24x7 (SC 24x7)
For being the forerunner in our local news coverage. The label now has nearly a hundred posts in it.

Documentary of the Year
A well-researched, insightful and yet neutral look into one of the hottest raging debates in the world today: mercy killing, or euthanasia.

Video of the Year
10D: Forever and Beyond
Easily our most-watched video, it attracted an astounding 700 viewers in two days. This video was a dedication to the joy of being in the 2006-07 batch of 10D in BVBPS.


Kishore said...

Nice.Rang De Basanti was a 2006 movie and so it doesnt fit here.However,it could be replaced with another movie starring the same lead actor:Taare Zameen Par.

And the Chennai Open starts every year on the 31st of December.So,I doubt if it really counts as the tournament of the year.If you're talking about the 2006 edition(which extended into 2007),then that's surprising because Nadal got knocked out in the second round I think.The T20 World Cup is better qualified for this I reckon.

Sushobhan Sen said...

Thanks for the comments. Will improve research for the 2009 edition... cos I'm not sure there'll be a 2008 edition...