Our contributors

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.

Sunandan LeleSunandan Lele (1)

Sunandan Lele is a cricketer first and a journalist later. He is the consulting sports editor of IBN-Lokmat [TV News Channel] and sports consultant for Sakal Group. He has also worked as a freelancer for BBC Radio and ABC Radio [Australia] for over five years.

avatar for Pankaj PatelPankaj Patel (1)

Pankaj Patel is a vascular surgeon who operates from The Vein Clinic—India’s first comprehensive care and treatment centre for peripheral vascular diseases, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis.

T V GarudT V Garud (1)

Dr T V Garud, FRCS [Eng], is a consultant general surgeon at Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre in Bandra, Mumbai

Rajesh KumarRajesh Kumar (1)

Dr Rajesh B. Kumar, MD, DM [Nephrology], is an nephrologist and transplant physician at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, Mumbai.

avatar for Eefa ShroffEefa Shroff (1)

Eefa Shroff is a qualified yoga instructor, a certified coach and an NLP [neuro-linguistic programming] master practitioner. She conducts Super Yoga classes at JW Marriott Mumbai.

Ashutosh KarnatakAshutosh Karnatak (1)

Ashutosh Karnatak is a practioner of chromotherapy and astro-sciences. He is a motivational speaker, and author of three books. He also writes columns on the subject in various newspapers.

Vishal M ShahVishal M Shah (1)

Dr Vishal M Shah is a cornea specialist, anterior segment and refractive surgeon at Shroff Eye Hospital, Mumbai.

K GanapriyaK Ganapriya (1)

Dr K Ganapriya is the Medical Director of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Kumaran Specialities Hospital, Chennai. Her special interests are adolescent counselling and obesity management.

Ishi KhoslaIshi Khosla (1)

Ishi Khosla is a practicing clinical nutritionist, a writer, columnist, researcher, author and an entrepreneur. She is the founder of ‘Whole Foods’, a health foods company. She was recently listed among the 25 most powerful women in the country by the India Today Group.

avatar for Sanjeev K MehtaSanjeev K Mehta (1)

Dr Sanjeev K Mehta, MD, FCCP [USA], is a consultant chest specialist at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai.

Ritu MalhotraRitu Malhotra (5)

Ritu Malhotra is the co-founder of AJNA Center for Learning, Pune. She has been trained in psychology and various alternative holistic methods of self-help. Her metaphysical training enables her to approach health on all levels in a truly spiritual manner.

Pria AgniPria Agni (3)

Pria Agni, a fashion stylist and prolific fashion journalist, holds a degree in Fine Arts from the JJ Institute of Arts, Mumbai. She has written for leading publications such as Times of India, Discover India, Marie Claire, Hi blitz, Mans world, cosmopolitan and Film fare. She has styled the entire cast for the runaway success feature film, Bheja Fry. Her latest styling assignment is an English short film, Linger, which stars Kunal Kapoor and which is in the final stages of editing for the international film festivals.

Gopika KapoorGopika Kapoor (1)

Gopika Kapoor is the author of Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom (and Wit) for Raising your child in a Stress-free and Spiritual Environment published by Hay House India. She lives in Mumbai.

avatar for Monica BhagatMonica Bhagat (1)

Dr Monica Bhagat, MBBS, PGDHHM, PGFP, is the medical director of Bhagat Medicare Centre and Nursing Home in New Delhi. She has been working in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology for over 25 years and devotes her efforts towards raising the standard of women health in India.

Veena SewlikarVeena Sewlikar (1)

Dr Veena Sewlikar, MS [Gen Surg.], FICS, FAIS, is a full-time general and laparoscopic surgeon at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.

Rekha YadavRekha Yadav (1)

Rekha Yadav is a registered member of The International Association of Trichologists, Australia. She is the clinical director of Revital Trichology Centre in Mumbai.

Leena MogreLeena Mogre (2)

Leena Mogre is a Power Yoga and fitness consultant and runs a chain of fitness centres in the name LM – The Fitness Academy in Mumbai. She is the first woman personal trainer in the country has trained many top Bollywood celebrities.

Naomi EisenbergerNaomi Eisenberger (1)

Naomi Eisenberger, graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology and then received a PhD in Social Psychology from UCLA. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology investigating the influence of immune system activity on neural function. Her primary interests are in understanding how the need for social connection has left its mark on the mind, brain, and body.

S G ParasramaniS G Parasramani (1)

Dr S G Parasramani is a consulting dermatologist at the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai.

Matthew LiebermanMatthew Lieberman (1)

Dr Matthew D Lieberman, PhD, is Professor, SCN Lab Co-Director. He is UCLA associate professor of psychology and a founder of social cognitive neuroscience. He earned his PhD from Harvard University and his BA degree from Rutgers College.

Russ L'HommeDieuRuss L'HommeDieu (1)

Russ L'HommeDieu, MAPT, DPT is a physical therapist, author, educator, consultant, professional speaker, wellness expert and life coach. He calls himself the world’s first Betterness® Coach and helps people achieve their goals by giving them permission to stop straining for perfection and start striving toward being better through a small step, life-changing programme he calls Betterness®.

Rajeev SharmaRajeev Sharma (1)

Dr Rajeev K Sharma is senior consultant orthopaedics & joint replacement surgeon at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. Has was associated with All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, as senior faculty from 1992-1998. He has to his credit over 2000 total joint replacement surgeries.

Sonia KanitkarSonia Kanitkar (1)

Dr Sonia Kanitkar, MBBS, DCH, PGDAP [Neonatology], is a consultant neonatologist, paediatrician and adolescent specialist and director of Kinder Clinic for kids & teens in Bangalore.

Ambrish MithalAmbrish Mithal (1)

Dr 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.

Susan BowermanSusan Bowerman (1)

Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD, is the assistant director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and a registered dietician and a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. She is the co-author of What Color is Your Diet.

Sheilu SreenivasanSheilu Sreenivasan (1)

Sheilu Sreenivasan is the founder president, Dignity Foundation and Editor – Dignity Dialogue.

Dennis GrossDennis Gross (1)

Dr Dennis Gross, MD, is a practicing dermatologist and board certified dermatological surgeon in New York City.

Usha ShrivastavaUsha Shrivastava (1)

Dr Usha Shrivastava is a senior consultant and Head of Department [Gynaecology] at Batra Hospital.

Amol PradhanAmol Pradhan (1)

Dr Amol Pradhan, MD [Anaes], is a full-time anaesthesiologist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

avatar for Ashwini MehtaAshwini Mehta (1)

Ashwini Mehta is a cranio-sacral and trauma therapist in Mumbai. She has also training in body work and massage therapies along with a diploma in kinesiology.

Prakash JiandaniPrakash Jiandani (1)

Dr Prakash Jiandani is head of Intensive Care Unit [ICU] of Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai.

Rekha AgrawalRekha Agrawal (1)

Dr Rekha Agrawal is a gynaecologist at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.

Milind PatilMilind Patil (1)

Dr Milind Patil is a consultant orthopaedics surgeon at Wockhardt Hospital and Revival Hospital, Mumbai. He is one of the top 10 joint replacement, trauma and arthroscopic surgeons in the country. He has done his M.Ch from Liverpool and has worked as a consultant in UK for six years.

avatar for Vinaya TMVinaya TM (2)

Dr Vinaya TM, BAMS, is a Mysore-based ayurvedic doctor presently pursuing MD in SDM College of Ayurveda Hassan in the Dept of Swasthavritta. Apart from ayurveda, her areas of interest include research and preventive medicine.

avatar for Hemant RustagiHemant Rustagi (1)

Hemant Rustagi is a well-known investment expert and is the CEO of Wiseinvest Advisors, a quality investment advisory firm.

Rahul GuptaRahul Gupta (1)

Dr Rahul Gupta, DM [Cardiology], is a full-time consultant [Cardiology] at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.

avatar for Pralhad PrabhudesaiPralhad Prabhudesai (1)

Dr Pralhad Prabhudesai is a specialist in sleep related respiratory diseases at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre.

avatar for Daljit KaurDaljit Kaur (1)

Daljit Kaur is head of department [Nutrition and Dietetics] at the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi.

Kanika GuptaKanika Gupta (1)

Dr Kanika Gupta is the director of gynaeconcology at Galaxy Cancer Institute and Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, New Delhi.

Linda PovernyLinda Poverny (3)

Dr Linda Poverny,PhD, is lead consultant at Poverny & Associates, a Los Angeles-based organisational development firm specialising in improving organisational performance by maximising human potential. Her specialties include work/family integration, anger management, identity issues, and relationships.