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.

D M MahajanD M Mahajan (1)

Dr D M Mahajan is senior consultant of dermatology at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is also the former president of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venerologists and Leprologists.

Amee KhandhaAmee Khandha (3)

Amee Khandha is a registered dietician in Mumbai. She is currently attached to various hospitals for consulting and also runs her own clinic.

Viral PatrawalaViral Patrawala (2)

Dr Viral Patrawala, MD [Med], DNB [Gastroenterology], is a visiting gastroenterology consultant at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Rohini WadhwaniRohini Wadhwani (2)

Rohini Wadhwani is a cosmetologist and medical director running a chain of skin clinics called Skin Essentials in Mumbai. She is an acknowledged global expert in laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

avatar for A SanjayA Sanjay (1)

Dr Ananthakrishna Sanjay, MBBS, DNB [Internal medicine], has a post graduate diploma in Diabetology and runs his own clinic Oxybliss Cardio and Diabetic Research Centre in Bengaluru

avatar for Gargi MehraGargi Mehra (1)

Gargi Mehra writes fiction and humour pieces in a determined effort to unite the two sides of the brain in cerebral harmony. Her articles have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines.

Rashmi ShettyRashmi Shetty (5)

Dr Rashmi Shetty is a cosmetic physician with a diploma in cosmetology from Chester. She also has a diploma in acupuncture and a certification from the Fellow of Royal Society of Health, England. She has been a panellist for Sahara Mr and Miss Bollywood and practices in Bombay, Bangalore and Colombo and is a member of the Parachute Advanced Hair Care Advisory.

Kathryn TaubertKathryn Taubert (1)

Dr Kathryn Taubert, PhD, is a Senior Science Officer at The World Heart Federation. She has received many accolades for her contributions to advancing knowledge in cardiovascular disease. She is also the adjunct Professor of Physiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.

Rajiv KovilRajiv Kovil (1)

Dr Rajiv Kovil, MBBS, is a consultant diabetologist at Dr Kovil's Diabetes Care Centre at Andheri, Mumbai

avatar for S K MathurS K Mathur (1)

S K Mathur, is a GL, Hepato-panereato-Billary and Liver Transplant Surgeon at the Fortis Hospital in Mulund.

Payal Gidwani TiwariPayal Gidwani Tiwari (2)

Payal Gidwani-Tiwari is a certified yoga instructor and the founder and CEO of Cosmic Fusion—the wellness studio in Mumbai. She is the author of Own the Bump, Body Goddess and the the best-selling From XL to XS, all published by Penguin Random House.

Rebecca S RobbinsRebecca S Robbins (4)

Rebecca S. Robbins, B.S., co-founder and President of Sleep for Success, is a doctoral candidate in Communications at Cornell University.

Christy MelroyChristy Melroy (4)

Christy Melroy holds a Masters degree in Bioinformatics. She is a reader by passion and believes that simplicity and practicality are the basic ingredients for a cheerful life.

Arpita DwivedyArpita Dwivedy (2)

Dr 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.

avatar for Sheru AangrishSheru Aangrish (1)

Sheru Aangrish is an international health and fitness guru. He has 14 years of body building experience under his belt and has provided his services to international icons like Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarznegger, and celebrities from India including businessmen, politicians, and Bollywood actors. He was Mr India - 1998 and British Champion - 2002.

avatar for Vinay ChauhanVinay Chauhan (1)

Dr Vinay Chauhan is a neurologist of the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre.

Rahul JoshiRahul Joshi (1)

Dr Rahul Joshi, MD, is a homoeopath. He is a Sangeet visharad [equivalent to Bachelor of Music] and has helped many patients to heal with music therapy. He is the homoeopath to the Governor of Maharashtra.

Chandrashekhar TulasigeriChandrashekhar Tulasigeri (2)

Dr Chandrashekhar Tulasigeri, MD[Internal Medicine] is an experienced physician, consultant intesivist and critical care physician at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.

Scott IsaacsScott Isaacs (1)

Scott Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACE, is a board-certified endocrinologist in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is Medical Director at Intelligent Health Center. He has done extensive research on obesity, stress, and diabetes and has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He gives talks on the subject of hormones and obesity at major events and conferences throughout the United States. He also trains other doctors in the field.

Frederic J VagniniFrederic J Vagnini (1)

Dr Frederic J Vagnini, MD, a cardiovascular surgeon, is medical director of the Heart, Diabetes, and Weight Loss Centers of New York City. He is a reputed heart, lung, and blood vessel surgeon and has performed surgery on thousands of patients with heart and blood vessel disease. He is a frequent guest speaker and has appeared numerous times on local and national radio and television. He has authored several books one of which was a New York Times bestseller.

avatar for Rupali DeanRupali Dean (1)

Rupali Dean is a travel, food and lifestyle writer. She had appeared in a number of television shows. Her work and passion takes her on many travels across the world.

Sujit ChatterjeeSujit Chatterjee (1)

Dr Sujit Chatterjee, MD, was a doctor in the armed forces for many years and has also taught Obstetrics and Gynecology as a professor at the Mumbai University. He is the CEO of Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, since its inception.

avatar for Kiran RukadikarKiran Rukadikar (1)

Dr Kiran Rukadikar, MBBS, is a bariatric physician and obesity consultant based in Kolhapur.

avatar for Phulrenu H ChauhanPhulrenu H Chauhan (1)

Dr Phulrenu H Chauhan, MD [Gen Medicine], DM [Endocrinology], is a consultant endocrinologist, at P D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.

Meenakshi GanjooMeenakshi Ganjoo (3)

Dr Meenakshi Ganjoo, MBBS, MD [PSM], is associate consultant, Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine at Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon. She has previously worked in association with Government of Karnataka [NRHM] and has authored books on ASHA Training Program. She has also worked with WHO [NPSP].

avatar for Rakesh SahayRakesh Sahay (1)

Dr Rakesh Sahay, MD, DM [Endocrinology], is a professor of endocrinology at the Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad. He is also secretary of the Endocrine Society of India.

Suvin ShettySuvin Shetty (1)

Dr Suvin Shetty is a consultant pathologist and laboratory co-ordinator at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.

avatar for Veena PaiVeena Pai (1)

Veena Pai is a dietician at the Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai.

avatar for Juhi MittalJuhi Mittal (1)

Juhi Mittal is a practicing clinical nutritionist with a post graduate degree in Food Science and Nutrition. She is passionate about nutrition and believes strongly in the power of foods.

avatar for Indoo AmbulkarIndoo Ambulkar (1)

Dr Indoo Ambulkar is an oncology specialist at Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Nandita WarrierNandita Warrier (3)

Nandita Warrier is a management professional with rich experience in the education industry. Mother to a 3 year old, parenting is her latest focus area, among other muses like writing, social work and fitness.

Donald B ArdellDonald B Ardell (1)

Dr Donald B Ardell, PhD is considered the topmost authority on wellness. He has written over 15 books and numerous articles on the topic. He has delivered talks on wellness-related topics in almost every state in the US, all Canadian provinces and across Australia. He doesn’t just write or speak about wellness but embodies it. He is considered one of the fastest runners in the world in his age category and has won four World Triathlon Championships. He is also one of 10 Americans given the Healthy America Fitness Leaders Award in 1991 by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Allstate Insurance Company and the U.S. Jaycees

Geetanjali ShettyGeetanjali Shetty (5)

Dr Geetanjali Shetty, MD, FCPS, DDV, is a consultant dermatologist and cosmetologst specialising in acne, allergy testing,psoriasis, and cosmetological procedures. She lives in Mumbai.

Vinay V GopalaniVinay V Gopalani (3)

Dr Vinay V Gopalani is a clinical dermatologist with special interest in paediatric and adolescent dermatology. He is a treasurer of the Dermatologists' organisation of Thane (DOT).

Michele McDonaldMichele McDonald (1)

Michele McDonald co-founded Vipassana Hawaii in 1984. She has taught Insight meditation for over thirty years. She teaches extensively throughout the United States, in Canada, Burma, and various locations around the world. She encourages an understanding of the path of insight and a gentle strengthening of mindfulness and concentration so that, ultimately, people can access the peaceful depths of their experience in every moment.

Pandit Chitresh DasPandit Chitresh Das (1)

Pandit Chitresh Das is popularly known as 'fastest feet in rhythm'. He has received the National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts-the highest honour bestowed by the US government for a traditional artist [2009]. He was featured in the BBC Series "Eighty Treasures Around the World", and in the PBS series "Indians in America".

Nathalie WeissNathalie Weiss (1)

Nathalie Weiss is a psychology major in the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University. She has completed much research with sleep expert Dr James Maas, and has written about sleep throughout her undergraduate career.

Laura JusticeLaura Justice (1)

Laura E Justice is an independent sales consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics and has been teaching others how to take care of their skin for over 4 years.

avatar for D GopalakrishnanD Gopalakrishnan (1)

Dr D Gopalakrishnan is a Professor of Periodontology at Santosh University as well as the Secretary General of the International Clinical Dental Research Organization.

Suman BijlaniSuman Bijlani (2)

Dr Suman Bijlani, MD, is a leading gynecologist, obstetrician and infertility specialist. She is a trained hysteroscopy and laparoscopic surgeon and has recently completed her Diploma in Guidance and Counselling. She practises in Mumbai.