Winners 2010 - Ramnath Goenka (RNG) Excellence Awards - The Indian Express Group

Awards 2005



  • Praveen Swami Frontline Journalist of the Year, Print For his extensive and in-depth reports on terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir, and investigations into the merchants of terror.
  • Varghese K. George The Indian Express Journalist of the Year, Print For exposing the Bihar Flood Relief Scam which saw millions meant for flood victims siphoned off by politicians and bureaucrats including the high-profile Gautam Goswami.
  • Barkha Dutt NDTV 24x7 Journalist of the Year, Broadcast For her reports from Nagapattinam that captured the trauma and tragedy of lives torn apart by the Tsunami
  • Mir Ehsan The Indian Express Regional Award - Jammu & Kashmir, Print For exposing the story of fake surrenders, how innocent villagers were paraded as militants in the Valley
  • Vikram Choudhary NDTV 24x7 Regional Award - Jammu & Kashmir, Broadcast For a report on how women have been forced to take up the gun to protect themselves and join the village defense committees.
  • Punya Prasun Bajpai Aaj Tak Regional Award - Hindi, Broadcast On an investigative report on tribals in Vidharba who were falsely booked under TADA for their alleged Naxalite links.
  • Sopan Pandharipande Lokmat Regional Award- Regional, Print For his series of investigative reports that exposed the Mahila Nagari Sahakari Bank Scam.
  • Sutapa Deb NDTV 24x7 Regional Award - North East, Broadcast For a report that ventured into the heart of unrest in Manipur and told the story of its victims.
  • Ramesh Menon Freelance Journalist Environmental Reporting, Print For his detailed report on how the over-use of pesticides is turning Punjab into a poison field.
  • Swati Thyagarajan NDTV 24x7 Environmental Reporting, Broadcast For a report on a Karnataka village that trying to keep alive a tradition and storks who have made it their home.
  • C. Vanaja Freelance Journalist Uncovering India Invisible, Print For her journey into the deep forests of the Dhandakaranya to report on the parallel government run by the Naxalites
  • Shikha Trivedy NDTV 24x7 Uncovering India Invisible, Broadcast For her journeys into the scarred Gujarat landscape, to discover a society struggling to come to terms with life after a carnage.
  • Vikas Dhoot, Businessworld Business and Economic Journalism, Print For a series of stories on how the Employees Provident Fund Organization reforms were scuttled and how politics hijacked the PF.
  • Ratna Bharali Talukdar Free Lance Journalists Regional Award North East, Print For her in-depth reports chronicling the lives and struggles of coal-mine workers in Upper Assam
  • Menaka Doshi CNBC TV 18 Business and Economic Journalism, Broadcast For the most talked-about story of last year, the report which made the rift in the Ambani family official.
  • Somini Sengupta The New York Times Foreign Correspondent Covering India, Print For a wide range of stories from across India, right from the Naxal heartland to the ground zero of Japanese Encephalitis in UP