The jury meet for the Indian Telly Awards
2003 kicked off on 11 September as per schedule with full
The jury members included some exemplary names from the media
world like Prasoon Joshi, Lekh Tandon, Rakesh Sharma, Shailaja
Bajpai, AG Krishnamurthy, Vanita Kohli-Khandekar, Sabira Merchant,
Rathikant Basu, Shanta Gokhale, Kiran Juneja and Ravi Rai.
The judging process began at 9.30 am at the
Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai and continued through the
day. At the end of Day 1, a final list of five nominees in
seven categories were decided. In two of the categories there
was some heated debates but after some cogent arguments a
unanimous decision was finally reached.
The winners of the Telly Awards is being
decided through a process of judging and polling. The judging
is being done by three eminent juries for the technical, popular
and life time contribution categories and consist of professionals
who have excelled in entertainment (more specifically television)
or its coverage in print.
In the first four days (11-14 September) the jury is shortlisting
the Popular Awards catergories. The Technical Awards categories
will be shorlisted on 14-15 September.