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.

Ashwini PadmawarAshwini Padmawar (2)

Dr Ashwini Padmawar is chief dermato-cosmetologist and founder of DermaCare Skin Clinic. She is also attached to a major hospital chain in Mumbai as a dermatologist and has been the panel cosmetologist for Miss Maharashtra, Miss Navi Mumbai and Mr Navi Mumbai pageants.

John BriffaJohn Briffa (1)

John Briffa, BSc. MB BS, is an award-winning doctor and leading authority on diet and weight loss. He has helped thousands of individuals achieve sustained weight control and enhanced health using naturally-oriented strategies. He is the author of Waist Disposal and Escape the Diet Trap.

Sheela PershadSheela Pershad (1)

Sheela Pershad is medical Superintendent at the Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre.

Sudhindra KulkarniSudhindra Kulkarni (3)

Dr Sudhindra Kulkarni, MD, DM, is a consulting endocrinologist at Fortis Hospitals, Mulund, Mumbai.

Sunita MoreSunita More (2)

Dr Sunita More, M.ch , DNB [Plastic Surgery], is a cosmetic and plastic surgeon. She is a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and is currently working as a cosmetic surgeon at Asian Heart Hospital & Research Institute and at Cumballa Hill hospital in Mumbai.

Jonathan DavisJonathan Davis (2)

Jonathan Davis, BA, MBA, FCII, AIFP, FPFS is a Chartered Financial Planner at Jonathan Davis Wealth Management in the City of London. His private clients have entrusted between £250,000 and £5m of investment assets with him. He also offers a full financial planning service, to complement his wealth management services.

Yvonne ConteYvonne Conte (6)

Yvonne Conte is a professional speaker and coach who presents to small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. She is a sought after motivational keynote speaker for conferences, conventions, company training, and many other events. She is a radio and TV personality and best selling author. Best of all she is easy to work with and never acts like a Diva! She is the author of Serious Laughter and Cry, Laugh, Cook!. Both the books can be purchased from her website.

Shilpi ShuklaShilpi Shukla (6)

Shilpi Shukla is a writer, spinning features for publications in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and India. Based in New Delhi, her eight year stint as a journalist has had her work with major publications. Shilpi loves to pen articles on her frequent travels, celebrity interviews, health, fashion, films, real estate and any other topic that catches her interest.

Sudhir SaneSudhir Sane (1)

Dr Sudhir Sane is a paediatrician with a successful practice of 25 years. He is director of paediatrics in a leading multi-speciality hospital in Thane, Mumbai.

Atul MathurAtul Mathur (1)

Dr Atul Mathur is the director of Interventional Cardiology at Escorts Hospital, New Delhi.

Al GiniAl Gini (1)

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.

Ryuho OkawaRyuho Okawa (4)

Master Ryuho Okawa is the founder of Happy Science. He’s a bestselling author of over 500 books, including The Laws of the Sun, The Golden Laws, The Laws of Eternity, The Laws of Happiness, and The Essence of Buddha.

Peter GreenbergPeter Greenberg (1)

Peter Greenberg is America’s foremost travel expert, best known as the Travel Editor for CBS News. He appears on The Early Show, The Evening News with Katie Couric, and other CBS broadcast platforms. A multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist and producer, Peter is also host of a nationally syndicated radio show, broadcast each week from a different remote location around the world.

Donna McLaughlinDonna McLaughlin (1)

Donna McLaughlin Wyant is an EMMY award winning television writer and producer. Donna has received Gold CLIO statue for her network television promotional campaigns. Donna is a freelance writer and producer.

Placid BraganzaPlacid Braganza (1)

Placid Braganza is a leading hair styling expert based in Mumbai, where he runs his own studio, Placid Hair Dressing & Skin that offers specialised hair treatments.

Vijai KumarVijai Kumar (1)

Dr Vijai Kumar is Director of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care at Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital, Secunderabad.

Prabha SampathPrabha Sampath (1)

Prabha Sampath is the Dean of Sadhu Vaswani Management Institute, Pune.

S Ramanathan IyerS Ramanathan Iyer (2)

Dr S Ramanathan Iyer, MD [Med], FICP, FGSI, is a consultant sleep medicine physician at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Girish NairGirish Nair (2)

Dr Girish Nair is a consulting neurologist at Fortis Hospital, Mulund.

Prakash TekwaniPrakash Tekwani (1)

Dr Prakash L Tekwani, BDS, has been in private practice for the past 28 years and has a multi speciality dental centre at Thane [E]. He is also associated with well-known hospitals in Mumbai as a consultant.

Mark WhiteMark White (3)

Mark D White is a professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he teaches courses in economics, philosophy, and law. He has written and edited a number of scholarly and popular books, and blogs.

Girija WaghGirija Wagh (4)

Dr Girija Wagh, MD, FICOG, diploma [Endoscopy], is a practising gynaecologist for the past 17 years in Pune. She is also the Joint Secretary of FOGSI 2010 and a professor at Bharati Vidyapeeth University Hospital in Pune. Her other interests include playing basket ball, sitar and kathak.

Bharat BharadwajBharat Bharadwaj (1)

Bharat Bharadwaj is the president of a leading medical tourism services company.

Mugdha BavareMugdha Bavare (1)

Mugdha Bavare practices as a sports psychologist. She has been associated with the Mumbai Cricket Association [MCA] and also helps people from other sports. She is trained in counselling psychology and also conducts vocational guidance, career counselling and psychometric evaluations and assessments. She is a founding member and director of Disha Counseling Center, Mumbai.

Natalie Pedder-BajajNatalie Pedder-Bajaj (4)

Natalie Pedder-Bajaj is in her element writing and researching about spas, travel, fitness and alternative therapies. A self confessed ‘spa addict’, she has been a devotee of the healing arts since her Editor days at Wellness magazine. She writes periodically and is the Creative Director of an interior design publication. She has graduated in Visual Communication from London.

Ramanjit Singh PaikRamanjit Singh Paik (1)

Dr Ramanjit Sigh Paik, MD [Internal Medicine], has a fellowship in Rheumatology. He was the chief medical officer of Immaculate Mission Hospital in Punjab. He now practises in Chandigarh as a physician and rheumatologist. He is the author of the book Get Well Soon: Start Now.

Nutan DesaiNutan Desai (1)

Dr Nutan Desai is a gastroenterologist at Wockhardt Hospitals, a network of Fortis Healthcare, in Mumbai.

Ajay PradhanAjay Pradhan (1)

Dr 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.

Thom RutledgeThom Rutledge (1)

Thom Rutledge, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and author of several books, including Embracing Fear. He also writes regularly for self-help/recovery publications around USA.

I J BhartiI J Bharti (1)

Professor I J Bharti has post-graguate degrees in English and Hindi from Delhi University. He has learnt Urdu, Punjabi, Sanskrit and French. He retired from the post-graduate department of Engligh, Dyal Singh College, Karnal, Haryana in 1999. Touched by the plight of the disabled, especially blind, he formed the National Handicapped Welfare Council, Haryana in 1992, which he has been leading ever since.

Roshni PithawalaRoshni Pithawala (1)

Roshni Pithawala BHSc[F.S.N] amd PGD[Dietetics] is a consultant clinical dietician and counsellor. She works as a consultant with hospitals and corporate clients in Mumbai.

Shital RaviShital Ravi (2)

Shital Ravi is the director and founder member of Disha Counseling Center, which is a mental health setup in Mumbai. She has been practicing as a psychologist for the past 12 years and likes to work with children, adolescents and parents.

Gitanjali GurbaxaniGitanjali Gurbaxani (1)

Gitanjali Gurbaxani is a food consultant and stylist and is one of Mumbai’s pioneers in eggless confectionery. From a chef to test kitchen specialist, she has developed the skills and experience necessary to style all types of foods. When creating recipes, she combines practical experience, sophisticated flavours, natural ingredients and handy techniques that elevate meals to a level of simple sophistication.

Shantanu JaradiShantanu Jaradi (3)

Shantanu Jaradi is an aesthetic dentist. He specialises in complex smile makeovers and smile enhancement cases. He is also the Director of the state-of-the-art Dentzz Dental Care Centres in Mumbai.

Ashish NanabhaiAshish Nanabhai (1)

Dr Ashish Nanabhai is a homoeopath and an avid trekker. He loves to explore the outer as well as the inner world.

Preethi RahulPreethi Rahul (8)

Preethi Rahul is a registered dietician. She is a graduate in nutrition, food service management. She has a diploma in clinical nutrition and dietitics from M.O.P. Vasihav College, University of Chennai.

Nick ArrizzaNick Arrizza (2)

Dr Nick Arrizza, MD, is a former psychiatrist and medical doctor. He is an international tele-coach, author and developer of the powerful Mind Resonance Process.

Andrew CohenAndrew Cohen (1)

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.

Alison BaleAlison Bale (1)

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.

Shashank ShahShashank Shah (2)

Shashank Shah, MBBS, MS, DLS, FAIS, FMAS [Hon. Fellow of Minimal Access Surgery of India], is a visiting laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.