Mint wins three Ramnath Goenka awards

Ashwaq Masoodi, Pramit Bhattacharya and Shamik Bag were winners of the top journalistic awards in their respective categories


(From left) Shamik Bag (Feature Writing category), Pramit Bhattacharya (Commentary and Interpretative Writing) and Ashwaq Masoodi (Uncovering India Invisible). Photo: Mint
(From left) Shamik Bag (Feature Writing category), Pramit Bhattacharya (Commentary and Interpretative Writing) and Ashwaq Masoodi (Uncovering India Invisible). Photo: Mint

Mint’s journalists won three prizes at the Ramnath Goenka Awards, India’s top journalistic award.

Ashwaq Masoodi won the award for the category ‘Uncovering India Invisible’ for her aspirations series, narrating the stories of young men and women who, like millions of their peers in the country, are striving to make it (and make it big).

Shamik Bag won the award under the category ‘Feature Writing’ for his moving profile of mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who died alone on an Andes peak. And Pramit Bhattarcharya won the award under the category ‘Commentary and Interpretative Writing’ for anchoring Economics Express, which uses the lens of economics (and published research) to look at everything from communal riots to marriage to diets to climate change.

There’s more to the Mint newsroom’s brand of journalism than awards, but it hasn’t escaped my attention that these three awards reflect our mission statement—to serve as an unbiased and clear-minded chronicler of the Indian dream. —R. Sukumar.

The award-winning pieces are:

—Ashwaq Masoodi’s Aspiring India series

Economics Express, anchored by Pramit Bhattacharya

‘Malli Mastan Babu: India’s mountain man’ by Shamik Bag

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