The Unbiased Awards 2021

It is that time of the year where we revisit all that has launched and use our expertise to evaluate and judge the best of Tech and Auto.

  • Over 30+ categories of all kinds
  • Over 25+ years of jury experience
  • Over 1.5 lakh votes across categories

2021 brought us a plethora of technology and automotive trends. I write to you to extend you an invitation to be a part of our prestigious The Unbiased Awards 2021 by nominating the Tech and Auto brands you represent. 

With your support and goodwill, we have been successfully doing The Unbiased Awards and have received great appreciation from all stakeholders – Jury, Media, Brands, Followers, Fans and Friends. 

Like always, The Unbiased Awards are completely Unbiased. We do not accept any sponsors, offer any affiliations, or prejudice any individual or corporation.

For the first time ever, only the brands that nominate themselves will be eligible for nominations. So go ahead and file your nominations by selecting the categories. Voting will start from 15th January once the nominations are done.

Nomination Process:

To nominate the brand, you represent, send us the names, and categories from the lists given below on me@nikhilchawla.com.

In 2021, we have also introduced a fair number of new categories, so we urge you to have a look and check them out. The last date to nominate is January 15, 2021.  Extended till January 21, 2021

TECH

Categories Winners From Last Year (2020)
Best Mid-Range Smartphone (Upto ₹20,000) Poco X3 
Best Value for Money Smartphone OnePlus Nord
Selfie Phone of the Year Vivo V20 Pro
Gaming Phone of the Year Asus ROG Phone 3
Most Innovative Phone of the Year Samsung Galaxy Fold 2
Smartphone of the year Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Smartwatch of the year Apple Watch Series 6
Fitness band of the year Fitbit Charge 4
Laptop of the year Apple MacBook Pro (M1)
Air Purifier of the year Dyson Pure Hot & Cold Cryptomic
Vacuum Cleaner of the year Dyson V11 Absolute Pro
TV Brand of the Year Vu Televisions
Consumer Electronics Brand of the Year LG India
Smart Speaker of the Year Amazon Echo 4th Gen
Tablet of the Year iPad Pro 4th Gen
Vlogging Camera of the Year GoPro Hero 9 Black
Pro Camera of the Year Sony A7S III
Startup of the Year (open to all) New Category*
Best Budget TWS Earphones  (Under 10K) New Category*
Best TWS Earphones New Category*
Gaming Laptop of the year New Category*
Budget Smartwatch of the year New Category*
Gadget of the Year New Category*
Best Smartphone Accessory New Category*
Best Use of Tech in Aviation New Category*

AUTO

Categories Winners From Last Year
Scooter of the Year Honda Activa 6G
Motorcycle of the Year Royal Enfield Meteor
EV Two-Wheeler of the Year Ather 450X
Most Promising Car Brand Kia Motors
Car of the year Tata Altro
Compact SUV of the year Kia Sonet
SUV of the year Hyundai Creta
EV of the year Tata Nexon
Premium SUV of the year Mercedes-Benz GLS
Premium Car of the year BMW 8 Series
Performance Car of the year Mercedes-Benz AMG GT-R
Premium Car Maker of the year Mercedes-Benz
Super Luxury Car of the year New Category*
Super Luxury Car Maker of the year New Category*
Premium EV of the year New Category*
Hatchback of the year New Category*
Sedan of the year New Category*
Premium Motorcycle of the Year New Category*
Design of the year New Category*
Facelift of the year New Category*
Best Solution by an Automaker New Category*
Best use of Tech by an Automaker New Category*
Best Auto A/V product of the year New Category*
Best Auto Accessory New Category*
Best 3rd Party Automotive Solution New Category*

This year for The Unbiased Awards 2021 our stellar jury includes the stalwarts of the industry (in alphabetic order)

Ashish Bhatia

The quintessential man who talks about anything that concerns – Luxury | Fashion | Travel | Food | Spirits | Hotels | Tech | Cars | Jewelry | Accessories | Lifestyle | Art. He is the Founder @theluxelog 

Follow him on Twitter @ashishone

Fabian Rodrigues

Say Moshi Moshi to Fabian, Tech and Auto Lad at Grazia India. Branding/Biz Head by day who joins us for Jury Duty. 

Follow him on Instagram @Ginmit

Jayanta Ghosh

Columnist: Writes about gadgets, enterprise, technology and travel. A photographer and blogger who loves to travel and explore.

Follow him on Twitter @gadgetsurfer

Konark Tyagi

Konark reviews the latest tech and car models when he is not modelling 😉 This Heart-throb media personality joins us this year as Jury.

Follow him on Twitter Konark Tyagi

Manav Sinha

Auto Journalist and Foodie in 1 | Works at @CNNNews18, writes for @News18Auto

Follow him on Twitter @Manav_Sinha

Mukul Sharma

We are hoping he wouldn’t leak the winners of The Unbiased Awards 2021 before we announce ;). Mukul Sharma aka @stufflistings is India’s most popular and loved Leakster.

Follow him on Twitter @Stufflistings 

Nand Kumar Nair

Eat, Sleep, Dream, Drive that’s what NKN does. He’s loving called SAM in the auto circle 🙂

Follow him on Twitter @samonwheel

Nishant Padhiar

Nishant knows his Stuff. Literally! After all, he is the Editor of Stuff (India) & What (HiFi India)

Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @nishantpadhiar

Rajiv Makhni

The OG! The Real Deal! The Omnipresent Gadget Guru – Radio, Print, TV, Web, YouTube, Social Media. If there is a platform where you can discuss tech, chances are he started it.

Managing Editor, Technology, NDTV. Anchor – Gadget Guru, Cell Guru, Next Big Thing, Men Can’t Dance, Walk The Tech Talk, TechGrandmasters

Follow him on Twitter @rajivmakhni and Instagram @therajivmakhni

Ranojoy Mukherjee

Love for finer things in life is what describes Ranojoy. A hedonist for cars, food, wine, whisky, cigars and travel.

Follow him on Twitter @Ranojoy and Instagram @Ranojoym

Renuka Kirpalani

Renuka will either be driving a car, fixing it, talking about it or building it (check out the car lego sets she has built)

Editor and Anchor of Autocar show on Times network. Nuts about cars and road travel!

Follow her on Twitter @Renuks and Instagram @renukakirpalani

Sahil Mohan Gupta

He writes about what his life revolves around – tech, gadgets, cars, dogs, parties, music.

Founder @_warpcore | Consulting editor @carandbike | Contributor newsx & CNBC | Follow him on Twitter @digitallybones


In total, there are 50 categories for TECH and AUTO to select from. All the categories have multiple choices and an ‘other’ option for each question where you can input an answer of your choice.

The Public and Jury voting for The Unbiased Awards 2021 will start from 21st Jan and continue till 30th Jan Midnight and the winners will be declared on our social media channels and YouTube Channel.

Important Dates:

Last Date to Nominate: January 15, 2021.  Extended till January 21, 2021

Public and Jury Voting Start Date: January 15, 2021.  Will start from January 21, 2021

Last Date for Voting: 30th Jan 2022

Winners Annoucement: 31st Jan 2022

Do share your thoughts, feedback, and suggestions in the comments section below or tweet to us @theunbiasedblog or @nikhilchawla

By Nikhil Chawla

Social Media Evangelist | Gadget Guru | Model | Photographer | Ex- BlackBerry Boy - Now iOS | WP8 | Droid. Founder and Chief at ‘The Unbiased Blog’. I breathe in WiFi zone, prefer LTE over LIT. Ex MSFT, MCP, A+ and coder. I like news to be served to me on twitter.

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