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Rediff.com wins sports journalism award

Last updated on: August 10, 2006 18:55 IST

Rediff.com Special Correspondent Deepti Patwardhan was a top winner in the second Tata Indian Sports Journalism Awards held in Mumbai on Thursday.

Her article 'India's reluctant hero' was adjudged Best of the Web.

Deepti was among three journalists nominated for the award, the others being Anand Vasu and Sidharth Vaidyanathan, both of Cricinfo.

Rediff.com won the inagural Best of the Web Award last year. Rediff.com Sports Editor Ivan Crasto won the prize for his article Hockey gives them a high.

The awards are instituted by the Sports Journalists Federation of India.

The awards list:

Print:

Marathi
News category: Naresh Shelke (Sakaal, Nagpur).
Features category: Sanjay Gharpure (Sakaal, Mumbai).
Best writer: Vijay Salvi (Loksatta, Mumbai).

Bengali:
News: Gautam Bhattacharya (Ananda Bazar Patrika, Kolkata).
Features: Munal Chattopadhyay (Aajkal, Kolkata).
Best writer: Gautam Bhattacharya.

Hindi:
News: Shailesh Chaturvedi (Dainik Hindustan, New Delhi).
Features: Shailesh Chaturvedi.
Best writer: Shailesh Chaturvedi.

English:
News: Kadambari Murali (Hindustan Times, New Delhi).
Features: Shivani Naik (Indian Express, Mumbai).
Offbeat: Shailendra Awasthi (Indian Express, Mumbai).
Interview Q/A: Dhiman Sarkar.
Best writer: Dhiman Sarkar.

Best headline: Hindustan Times, Mumbai.

Best sports page: Times of India, Mumbai.

English magazines:
Feature: Rahul Bhattacharya (Cricinfo, Mumbai).
Interview Q/A: Sharda Ugra (India Today, New Delhi).
Best writer: Sharda Ugra.

Specialist writing:
Cricket: Rahul Bhattacharya (Wisden Asia).
Tennis: Akshay Sawai (HT, Mumbai)
Football: Dhiman Sarkar (HT, Kolkata)
Olympic sports: Hockey: Errol D Cruz (Times of India, Pune)

Best of news agencies: Qaiser Mohammed Ali (IANS, New Delhi)

Best of Internet: Deepti Patwardhan (Rediff.com, Mumbai)

Photography:
Portrait: Ramesh Nair (Daily News & Analysis, Mumbai).
Action on field: Prashant Nakwe (TOI, Mum);
Action off field: Ritesh Uttamchandani (HT, Mum).
Best photographer:
Ramesh Nair.

Television: Best channel: Times Now, Mumbai.