Our writers are domain specialists, health and fitness experts, wellness professionals, spiritual thought leaders—many are pioneers in their own right.
Here is a list of the writers who have contributed one or more articles to Complete Wellbeing over the past several years. Click on the name to read more about them.
A Sanjay, MBBS, DNB [Internal medicine], has a post graduate diploma in Diabetology and runs his own clinic Oxybleach cardio diabetic care in Bangalore.
Aanchal Agrawal is a mother, a psychotherapist, and a special educator. She is a gold medallist in psychology from Benaras Hindu University. She is interested in removing taboos regarding mental illness and aims to spread awareness about child development.
Abha Iyengar is an internationally published author, poet, editor and British Council certified creative writing facilitator. Her story, The High Stool, was nominated for the Story South Million Writers Award. She won the Lavanya Sankaran fellowship in 2009-2010. She was a finalist in the FlashMob 2013 Flash Fiction contest. Her published works are Yearnings, Shrayan, Flash Bites, Many Fish to Fry and The Gourd Seller and Other Stories.
Abhay Agrawal, MD, is a laparoscopic bariatric surgeon at the Asian Heart Institute and the Center for Obesity Control Agrawal Clinic in Mumbai.
Abhijit C Joshi, MS, Fellowship in Laparoscopy, Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopy, is a consultant, G I & Endo-Laparoscopic Surgeon at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.
Abhijit Nadgouda is a software engineer, with over 10 years of experience, who focuses on design and development of software applications for improving our everyday lives.
Abhishek Sharma is a fitness coach and holistic trainer based in Mumbai. His coaching includes elements of martial arts and classical yoga. His workouts are designed to help develop both a truly fit body and a centered mind.
Adam Wallis has written on behalf of the Lighthouse International Society, a personal development, leadership and entrepreneurial not-for-profit community dedicated to helping people build their lives, families, careers or businesses to make an impact on our human family and earthly home. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adithya Shetty has a fellowship in Sports Sciences and a post graduate diploma in SPSN [Sports Physiotherapy & Sports Nutrition]. He is the co-founder and head of Exercise and Sports Medicine at Zela Luxury Health Clubs. Apart from being in the team doctor for several sports team, he has provided all the sports medicine support including fitness assessments, training plans, nutritional guidance, injury assessment and general medical management for the blockbuster movie, Chak De India.
Aditi Bose is a mother and a freelance writer. She writes on parenting and relationships. She has over six years of experience in research and recruitment.
Aditi Gaur teaches a traditional Hatha Yoga practice. She has earned her RYT 200 certification from the Sivananda Yoga & Vedanta Centre and is currently studying for her RYT 500 certification with the Himalayan Yoga Tradition. For her, practice is about worshipping the divine within and this is what she offers to her students as well — the ability to switch off and discover who they really are.
Aditi Mody understood her love for wildlife when she rescued a crow at the tender age of five. This puppy love turned into a full-fledged romance whilst visiting game reserves across India and Africa and, coupled with a flare for photography, turned into the perfect love affair.
Aditya N Tiwari, MD, is a psychiatrist and arts-based therapist. He is the founder of Tattva Health Foundation.
Adrian Furnham DPhil, DSc, is Professor of Psychology at University College London. He rides a bicycle to work [as he has always done] very early in the morning and does not have a mobile phone. He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books.
Afrah Karmale holds a B.H Sc degree in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a consultant nutritionist and dietitian at a leading healthcare firm. Afrah loves to read motivational and inspiring stories. She is also passionate about food, cooking and travelling. In any situation she relies on the 3 Ps of life: Prayer, Perseverance and Patience
A graduate in International Relations and Mass Media from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Aimee Ginsburg has been calling India home for the past 10 years. Ginsburg has been with the media for the past 20 years and has worked as an editor and interviewer, and made critically-acclaimed documentaries for Israel’s foremost radio channel, Galei Tzahal. She has also been the first-ever award winning feminist columnist in Israel’s leading business magazine, Asakim Maariv.
Ajay Pradhan is a homoeopathic physician practising in Mumbai. He spends his leisure time trekking, watching birds, gazing at stars and appreciating other wonders of Nature. He also conducts group adventures.
Akanksha Sinha, an advertising graduate, is a freelance web content writer and copywriter. She lives in Delhi.
Akash Gautam is a Motivational Speaker in India for Corporate Events and Youth. Top corporate organisations in Asia go to him when they need lasting motivation for their teams. He uses sarcasm and humour to inspire his audience. Visit his website to know more.
Akash Rajpal, M.B.B.S doctor with post graduate credentials in public health, hospital administration and a Mergers & Acquisitions professional, has worked in both public and private sectors for more than 13 years. He is founder of EKOHEALTH which facilitates discounts & cost comparisons to the un-insurable segment like the senior citizens and diabetics to help them save money on health expenses.
Akshay Chhugani is the founder and CEO of the The Indian Backpacker, a company that provides information and service to those who wish to backpack across India. His vision is to popularise India as a backpacking destination and to create awareness about the beauty, culture, and heritage of the country.
Akshay is one of the most qualified and experienced health, fitness and nutrition consultants in the field. An athlete, coach, nutritionist, author and over all a defence forces officer and a former pilot - all rolled in one. A transformation expert, he is known for taking over those cases which most professionals have given up. He is the co-founder and Fitness Chief of one of the most research based gyms in the country "Body Mechanics" and just launched the Human Design School.
Akshay Naresh is a doctoral student in clinical psychology in Berkeley, California. He currently works as a student clinician at the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Clinic.
Akshay Sharma an MBA from IE Business School Madrid Akshay Sharma has over 12 years of experience in Process Management, Start-Ups and Public Relations. Akshay works as a Communications and Start-Up Consultant in the areas of Communications, Business Development, Research and Operations. He has a keen interest in voluntary work, having educated under-privileged children and helped an NGO in New Delhi in fundraising for and promoting awareness of tiger conservation in India.
Al Gini is a professor of business ethics and chair of the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University, Chicago. For over 25 years he has been the resident philosopher on WBEZ-FM, lecturing on issues of business and ethics. He has authored many books including: My Job My Self; Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual; Why It's Hard to Be Good; and Seeking The Truth of Things.
Alan Godwin has helped individuals, couples, and organizations develop better ways of handling conflict for over two decades. A practicing psychologist certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he conducts seminars, writes magazine articles, and teaches doctoral students. He lends his expert advice to several publications and has been a guest on numerous radio and television programs across the U.S. and Canada.
Alan Greene is a paediatrician in private practice, committed to giving extraordinary care to his patients. He is the author of several books including Feeding Baby Green and Raising Baby Green.
Alena Naron is a fashionista turned writer and life coach. She is excited about bringing more smiles and love to our world. She is the author of Expecting and Accepting the Unexpected.
Alethea Kehas is a writer, poet and healer living in New Hampshire, USA. To learn more about her energy healing services, visit http://innertruthhealing.com Her writing has appeared in various journals and she is currently seeking publication for her memoir, A Girl Named Truth.
Alex Pattakos, PhD, is cofounder of the Global Meaning Institute with offices in the United States, Canada, and Greece. His unique background includes being a mental health administrator, professor of public and business administration, consultant with the White House, and advisor to the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. He is also the coauthor with Elaine Dundon of The OPA! Way: Finding Joy & Meaning in Everyday Life & Work. As a leader of the Meaning Movement, he is focused on helping others find meaning in life, work, and society.
Alexandra Copley has been studying yoga and meditation since she was 18 and has received training in several traditions such as ashtanga, hatha as well as Buddhist meditation. Also a professional photographer, she divides her time between Mumbai and Sarasota, Florida spreading the joy of yoga and photography.
What happens when a Canadian girl becomes a Tamil Iyengar wife? Alexandra Madhavan tells it all in her blog, Madh Mama, which features personal stories and advice with a Firangi Bahu flair. Alexandra currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with her husband and daughter.
Alexis Brookfield is a teacher and complementary therapist in the UK. She is the founder of zenmindbody, a holistic therapies service for ladies. Visit www.zenmindbody.co.uk to find out more or connect with Alexis.
Ali Khwaja, PhD, is a montessorian and an engineering graduate from Institute of Science and IIT Bombay, MIE, MIIM. He is the founder of Banjara Academy.
Alison Bale graduated from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic, UK. She qualified with a First Class Bachelor of Science degree and the award as the leading student in practical and clinical excellence.She is a member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and the Royal College of Chiropractors. She is the Vice President of the Indian Association of Chiropractic Doctors.
Alison Roughley is with Scientific Communications, Haircare, P and G Beauty, Mumbai.
Alison Smith is a life coach, mother, teacher, writer and speaker living in New Brunswick, Canada. She supports parents directly both on-line and off, through parenting coaching, workshops and parenting groups. She has written the Gentle Parenting Manifesto, a guide for parents to create a win-win relationship with their child.
Alton Barron, MD is a board-certified orthopaedic shoulder, elbow, and hand surgeon. He has treated the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera for 15 years. He is a consultant for CBS, ABC, and Fox News. He has written for The NY Times and is listed annually since 2009 as a NY Times "Super Doc", and Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
Amanda Hamilton is a clinical nutritionist, well-known BBC TV presenter and UK’s leading detox and weight loss guru. She has also lived and studied in India.
Amar Pandit is the founder and CEO of My Financial Advisor and best-selling author of The only Financial Planning Book that you will Ever Need. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy in India and does so regularly through his sharp and analytical columns in various newspapers and websites.
Ambrish Mithal is the head of division of endocrinology and diabetes at Medanta, Gurgaon and a senior consultant at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. He is also the president of the Endocrine Society of India.
Amee Khandha is a registered dietician in Mumbai. She is currently attached to various hospitals for consulting and also runs her own clinic.
Amita Shah, MD, is a senior consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon. She specialises in laparoscopic surgery and infertility.
AMITA Sinha loves to pen down her thoughts on various subjects. Her poems, children stories, and spiritual musings have been published online. She is a homemaker living in New Delhi.
Amitabh Dassani is Chairman cum Managing Trustee, Morning Walker Institute of Wellbeing.
Amol Pradhan, MD [Anaes], is a full-time anaesthesiologist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.
Amrit Sadhana, a long time Osho meditator, is editor Osho Times International. A member of the management team, she also writes for various magazines propagating the Osho vision, and conducts workshops and self-development courses. She lives in the Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune.
Amrita Gandhi’s encounters with princely India, have given her more tales than she can possibly ever recount. She has written and presented the TV show Royal Reservation and is the author of Live Like a Maharaja.
Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and college psychology instructor. She’s the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success.
Anahata Menon is a shamanic healer, mystical journey leader and spiritualist. She has trained in different energy modalities and is a certified Clinical, Behavioral and Past-life regression Hypnotherapist. She has also authored a book of poetry and prose called Song Journey Home.
Anamika Nandedkar is a journalist. Being married to an Army officer, she is fully enjoying her nomadic life which is a “shaken and stirred” cocktail of adventure and anxiety.
Anand Bhardwaj is an internationally acclaimed, highest qualified Scientific Vastu Consultant practising since 39 years. He is a researcher, author and founder Director of IIVC, New Delhi. He frequently travels around the world to provide onsite Vastu consultation to large scale Industries, businesses and corporates. He uses very advanced technology like sensors, scanners & instruments to check positive/negative vibrations.
Anand Gaur is an emergency medical officer at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Mumbai
Anand C Joshi, MBBS, MS, DNB [General surgery] is a cosmetic and plastic surgeon at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.
Anand Shroff MS (Ophth), F.I.C.S., consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, specialist in – Cataract surgery, Glaucoma, Squint, keratoconus and Laser eye procedures - ReLEx SMILE, LASIK, Bladeless LASIK, EpiLASIK, C3R. He practices in Mumbai at Shroff Eye Hospital- Bandra & Marine Drive.
Anand Swaminathan is the director, Product and Solution, at Zicom Electronic Security Systems Limited, Mumba.
Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher, cultural visionary, and founder of the global non-profit EnlightenNext and its award-winning publication EnlightenNext magazine. Through his writings, teachings, and ongoing dialogues with leading philosophers, scientists, and mystics, he has become known as one of the defining voices of the new evolutionary spirituality.
Andrew Jackson is Director of Communications for Glaucoma Research Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Andrew Mellen is an organisational expert, best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life! and founder of Unstuff U®—the world’s first completely virtual personal organisation training centre.
Andrew Parfitt is Director of the Shiatsu Society. He is a qualified acupuncturist, massage therapist and Thermo-Auricular therapist.
Angela Lam is an author, artist, and athlete in sunny California. She believes health and wellness are the foundation for success. Join her journey at www.angelalamturpin.com
Anil G Ballani, MD, is a consultant physician at the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre.
Aniruddha Malpani is a consultant IVF specialist practising in Mumbai. He runs India's leading IVF clinics and has co-founded HELP: the Health Education Library for People.
Anish Naware, MDS, is an endodontist with over 25 years of experience. Being a veteran in the field, he conducts training programmes and hands-on courses for dentists throughout India. He is a regular participant in IDA activities. He is the pioneer of Endodontic Techniques, which are best suited for dental clinics in India.
Anita Sinicrope Maier, MSW, LSW, is the founder and executive director of The Pennsylvania Educational Network for Eating Disorders [PENED].
Anjali Chhabria is the founder of Mindtemple, a counseling centre in Mumbai. Having completed her MBBS, M.D., and Diploma in Psychotherapies, she has been a practicing consultant and psychiatrist for 25 years. An ex-President of Bombay Psychiatric Society from 2001-2002, she has been expressing her views on mental health issues on multifarious media platforms.
Anjali Pathak is co-author of an award-winning cookbook, member of the Guild of Food Writers and ambassador for the British Asian Trust.
Anjali Sharma is a NIFT [National Institute of Fashion Technology] alumni of the 1991 batch. Haviing taught at the NIFT for over 10 years, she now runs her label FRENCH CURVE out of Bangalore.
Anjana Devasahayam is an engineer turned recipe developer, food stylist and photographer for her blog. She shares wholesome, delicious recipes; be it family heirlooms, classic recipes from around the world or her own inventions to feed her family of three.
Anjaneya Mishra is a voracious reader and an avid sportsman, having played national-level squash for several years. He is author of Teenage Blues, Parenting Clues and currently resides in Mumbai with his mother, brother and dog named Taurus.
Ankita Khanna is a counselling psychologist who works with young people and their families, using arts based modalities like drama, music, dance and movement.
Anna Guest-Jelley is the Founder of Curvy Yoga—a training and inspiration portal for curvy yogis and their teachers. Explore Curvy Yoga programmes, classes and certification courses at CurvyYoga.com
Anna Parkinson writes and gives talks and workshops about healing. She can be contacted at www.annaparkinson.com for a healing session.
Anne Jones is an international author, teacher, speaker and spiritual guide. All of her healing workshops are now available online at www.the-powerofyou.com. Anne blogs at www.annejonesblog.org.
Anu Bhambhani is a freelance writer and editor based in Mumbai. Having worked with leading publications, she now works from home to be able to take care of her little girl. She has written extensively on environment and management among other things.
Anuja Agarwala is the President Indian Dietetic Association and nutritionist with the Department of Paediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS], New Delhi. She is also the executive member of Indian Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition.
Anup Kumar is a post-graduate in nuclear physics from St.
Stephen’s College, Delhi University and author of the book The Joy of Cancer.
Anup Ramani is a urologist who specialises in cancer of the kidney, prostate and urinary bladder. He was a consultant urologist in the USA for six years and has recently returned to India. He practices urology in Mumbai at Lilavati, Breach Candy and Saifee hospitals and Welcare hospital in Dubai.
Anupama Joshi is a freelance writer based in Mumbai.
Anuprita Kanitkar is a Mumbai-based freelance journalist.
Anuradha Ch is a trained cosmetologist with a degree from the Christine Valmy Beauty School, New York. She is also the director of Anoo's a chain of salons in South India. Anuradha's hobbies include watching movies and sports like cricket, cooking and reading books. She lives in Hyderabad.
Anuradha W Ramachandran is a graduate in English literature from Delhi University. A homemaker and fitness enthusiast, she uses the creative medium of writing to voice her feelings and thoughts.
Anuradha Shankar is a mother, traveller, freelance writer and compulsive bookworm living in Mumbai. She blogs at www.anushankarn.blogspot.in
Anurag Lila, MD [Medicine], DM[Endocrinology] is the visiting consultant endocrinologist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.
Aparna Agarwal is a professional Feng-shui consultant and the proprietor of Fortune Feng Shui. She resides in Shanghai.
Writing for me is a journey of the soul which never ends. Writing has been a passion for me since my childhood. It is a great outlet for creative expression and gives me enormous pleasure and a sense of satisfaction when I share my passion with others, enriching their lives. I am now pursuing my passion for painting professionally and exhibiting my works in various exhibitions. Some of my works adorn the walls of Raj Bhavan, Goa and private collections. I write on varied subjects – my favourite being health and nutrition
Aparna Santhanam is a cosmetic dermatologist and hair specialist. She is also a Parachute Therapie Hair expert. She has an avid interest in holistic health and fitness. She loves combining modern medicine with traditional beliefs and remedies.
Apoorva Jain is a freelance writer.
Aprajita Singh is an MBA and law professional. She teaches HR and psychology to management students in Mumbai. Her passion to coach lead her to start Changing Lives India, an organisation that helps people improve their lives. She is trained with NLP guru M Richard Bandler.
Apratim Goel in the CEO and Medical Director of a chain of laser and cosmetic clinics called Cutis Skin Studio, Mumbai. An extremely passionate aesthetician and board certified dermatologist, she is an author and a voracious reader.
Aravind BS, BAMS, DNHE, is a Mysore-based practitioner. His fields of interest include Panchakarma, therapeutic yoga and pranayama.
Archana Juneja, DM, DNB [Endo], MNAMS, is consultant endocrinologist at the Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. She also has a fellowship in advanced endocrinology from Australia.
Archana Singh is a brand strategist by profession and traveller by passion. Her travel plans are usually fluid and take her to offbeat places across India and the world. Read more about her travel experiences at her website.
Ariane de Bonvoisin is an author, speaker, change expert and entrepreneur. She is the founder of www.First30Days.com, a website focussed on guiding people through all types of changes and the author of several books, products and apps on life skills.
Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is a radio host, relationship expert, speaker, columnist and blogger for the Huffington Post.
Arpita Dwivedy, MD[ANAES], is a critical care consultant and heads the ICU department at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai. She has special interest in management of infectious diseases in the elderly. She has handled difficult cases of pneumonia trauma sepsis and multiple organ failure.
Arun Chockalingam is the Secretary General of the World Hypertension League. He holds MS, PhD, FACC, FAHA degrees and is the professor of Global Health at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
Arun Deshpande is allergy and asthma specialist at Dr L H Hirananadani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.
Arun is a freelance trainer with the British council. He also writes for the Times of India and a few other magazines. When he isn't doing either, you can find him on a park bench watching ants march on the grass. Just what are they saying to each other- that's the only thing he wants to know before he dies.
Arundhati Baitmangalkar teaches Hatha and slow Vinyasa yoga. She now lives in Seattle and runs her own yoga school where she teaches students and trains teachers in the art of yoga.