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.

Ketki KetkarKetki Ketkar (8)

Ketki Ketkar is a qualified counsellor dealing with geriatric, children's, parenting, and career issues. She lives in Mumbai.

Mark BlackMark Black (1)

Mark Black is a motivational speaker, author and success coach. He was born with a life threatening heart defect for which he has had to undergo a heart- and double-lung transplant. He is now a four-time marathon runner. Since receiving his second chance at life, Mark hasn't wasted a moment. He has now inspired nearly 70,000 people across North America with his truly unique story and powerful life lessons that help his audience members live life with passion and purpose.

Avinash SubramanyamAvinash Subramanyam (1)

Avinash Subramanyam is the president and chief instructor, Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong, India Chapter. He has been awarded the high rank of 7 Duan for excellence and the title of Rushi Di Zi or close disciple. He is the first Indian to have studied at the Beijing Sports University’s Dao Yin Yang Sheng, life enhancement division. He is a qualified expert in personal safety and alternative health management.

Sadhguru Jaggi VasudevSadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (22)

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, lovingly called 'Sadhguru', is a yogi and profound mystic,a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, who is as comfortable in jeans as in a loincloth, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing of all.

Roma KapadiaRoma Kapadia (9)

Roma Kapadia has an English Honours Degree and is an avid reader. Her interests include travelling, styling, photography, and cooking. Her motto is to share her experiences, thoughts, beliefs and knowledge through writing, which she finds exciting and therapeutic. She lives in Mumbai.

Nido QuibenNido Quiben (1)

Nido Quiben is an author, speaker, educator, businessman and a philanthropist. He encourages businesses and organizations throughout the world on how to improve their vision and achieve success. He has recieved many awards including The Golden Gavel and Master of Influence.

Helen McGuireHelen McGuire (1)

Helen McGuire is a Senior Diabetes Education and Health Systems Specialist with the International Diabetes Federation. In this role she supports strategy development, project planning, implementation and advocacy efforts to advance diabetes education and care globally.

Bhawana SomaayaBhawana Somaaya (3)

Bhawana Somaaya has been writing about Hindi cinema for over 35 years. She is a film critic, columnist and author of 12 books which includes biographies of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.
Her books are a point of reference for students studying cinema at Whistling Woods and Manipal University. She has served on Advisory Panel of Censor Board of Film Certificate in India, is Chair Person of TIFF (Tigerland India Film Festival), Madhya Pradesh and on Governing Council FTII, Pune. Somaaya is currently the Entertainment Editor at 927BigFM Radio channel.

Parag ManiarParag Maniar (1)

Parag Maniar is a film journalist and is currently a correspondent with India's premiere trade magazine Box-Office India and also writes for The Deccan Chronicle. The author has also been associated with Mumbai Mirror, Mid-day and Bombay Times.

Srikumar RaoSrikumar Rao (1)

Dr Srikumar S Rao, PhD, has conceived the pioneering course, ‘Creativity and Personal Mastery’ which has transformed the lives of thousands of students and executives at many of the world’s leading business schools and corporations. He lives in New York City and frequently travels around the world. For tools and resources created by him visit his website.

Rishi SherekarRishi Sherekar (1)

Dr Rishi Sherekar, MBBS, is a post graduate in ACE [American Council on Exercise] and has submitted a thesis on supplementation and use of anabolic steroids in sports to the Sports Authority of India [SAI]. He is also the director of EFTA [Esportas Fitness Training Academy]

Niteen ShahNiteen Shah (1)

Niteen Shah is a sports enthusiast, entrepreneur and director of Total Sports, a chain of Sports and Fitness stores. An eternal optimist, he loves reading, writing, travelling, photography and wildlife.

Thich Nhat HanhThich Nhat Hanh (1)

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the best-known and most-respected Zen masters in the world. A poet, and peace and human rights activist, he has led an extraordinary life. Born in central Vietnam in 1926, he joined monkhood at the age of 16. Among Buddhist leaders, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama. He lives in Plum Village, in the meditation community he founded in France, where he teaches, writes, and gardens. He leads retreats worldwide on the art of mindful living.

Lilian CheungLilian Cheung (1)

Lilian Cheung is a Lecturer, Director of Health Promotion & Communication, and Editorial Director of The Nutrition Source website [www.thenutritionsource.org] at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. Her work focusses on translating nutrition science into multimedia resources and community programmes that help children, adults, and families lead healthier lives. She has been a student of Thich Nhat Hanh for more than a decade. She leads meditation groups and has helped establish mindfulness meditation sessions offered to students, faculty and staff at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Sujeet JhaSujeet Jha (1)

Dr Sujeet Jha, MBBS, [gold medalist], MRCP [UK], PGC Diabetes [UK], is the director, Institute of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Max Health Care Delhi.

Haley A DavisHaley A Davis (2)

Haley A Davis is a staff member of Sleep for Success, research assistant, and student at Cornell University.

Vijai ChandrasekharanVijai Chandrasekharan (1)

Vijai Chandrasekharan is a marketing communications professional, and when that’s on the backburner, he likes to cook, get immersed in music, travel, photograph at will, philosophise and seek new vistas. And he still hasn’t found what he’s looking for.

Nilesh GautamNilesh Gautam (1)

Dr Nilesh Gautam, MBBS, MD [Medicine], DM [Cardiology], is an interventional cardiologist at the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai.

Kalpana RanganKalpana Rangan (17)

Kalpana Rangan is a Mumbai-based writer.

Sonali Masih-D'silvaSonali Masih-D'silva (3)

Sonali Masih-D'silva is a leadership consultant. She is the co-founder of Leadership Success Solutions. She is also the author of the book, Corporate Nirvana. Her passion lies in training and writing on areas of leadership and personal growth. Sonali has trained senior leaders at several Indian and international organisations.

Nuala CoombsNuala Coombs (1)

Nuala Coombs [thepilatesconsultant.com] has been a student of Pilates since 1985. She was the founding director of the Pilates Institute UK, and was part of the team that introduced standards for Pilates education in the UK. From her base in the South France, she continues her passion for the Pilates technique, helping students develop their career paths together with offering Pilates retreats.

Anjali ChhabriaAnjali Chhabria (2)

Dr 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.

Ekta ChadhaEkta Chadha (2)

Dr Ekta Chadha is a consultant aesthetic dental surgeon. She is associated with the Smile Studio in New Delhi, where she also runs a state-of-the-art dental laboratory, Dent Art.

Sanjeev JainSanjeev Jain (3)

Dr Sanjeev Jain is a Joint Replacement Surgeon, M.S. Orth, M. Ch. Orth [UK], FASIF [Germany] Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Adult Reconstruction, and Sports Medicine [USA]. He is a full-time consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.

Jamuna PaiJamuna Pai (4)

Jamuna Pai is a leading cosmetic physician based in Mumbai. A gifted doctor and a talented entrepreneur, she owns and runs her own clinic "Blush" in Mumbai and Pune.

Reshma NathaniReshma Nathani (3)

Reshma Nathani, MSc, Mphil, is a professional counselling psychologist based in Pune, India. She works with individuals, children, couples, and families suffering from a vast array of psychological difficulties. In the past few years, she has been involved in teaching life-skills, coaching, social work, research and supervising.

Mike RyanMike Ryan (6)

Mike Ryan is a quintessential gym rat and is involved in weight resistance training since he was 12. He has devised successful training methods and techniques. His clients includes Olympic champions, all-stars, academy award winners and Fortune 500 CEOs. He lives in the USA.

Belraj SoniBelraj Soni (1)

Belraj Soni has mastered several traditional art forms of Kerala. He has been practising Kalari for 29 years and has trained under one of the best teachers of Kalarippayattu. He conducts exhibitions, training programmes and workshops and has trained individuals from all walks of life including celebrities.

Sapna KamdarSapna Kamdar (1)

Sapna Kamdar, MSc, is a nutritionist, food researcher and lecturer. She has spent almost a decade unravelling the mystery of food and its effect on health. With this knowledge, she recognises the concept of nutrition as a necessity for the wellbeing of every person.

Maya KirpalaniMaya Kirpalani (2)

Maya Kirpalani is a consulting psychologist and a family therapist practising at Jaslok Hospital and Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai.

Harish ShettyHarish Shetty (3)

Dr Harish Shetty, MD, DPM, is a visiting psychiatrist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital at Powai, Mumbai.

Aditya TiwariAditya Tiwari (2)

Dr Aditya N Tiwari, MD, is a psychiatrist and arts-based therapist. He is the founder of Tattva Health Foundation.

Afrah KarmaleAfrah Karmale (3)

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

Jaishree SharadJaishree Sharad (9)

Dr Jaishree Sharad is medical director and consultant cosmetic dermatologist at a skin cosmetology clinic, Mumbai. She is also the Vice-President of the Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India[CSI].

Rajan T DRajan T D (5)

Dr Rajan T D, MD, DVD, DNB is specialist in skin and sexually transmitted diseases. He is consultant to several large corporations including Air India, ONGC, Larsen & Toubro Ltd and honorary dermatologist at the CMPH Medical College.

Sheetal JhaveriSheetal Jhaveri (13)

Sheetal Jhaveri holds MBA[Finance] and CFP degrees and is also certified by AMFI and IRDA. She runs her own financial consultancy in Mumbai and writes on finance for several leading publications. Besides her profession, she loves to travel, read and paint.

V BalajiV Balaji (1)

Dr V Balaji, MD, FRCP, holds a Fellowship in Diabetology [Sweden]. He is director and consultant diabetologist of Dr Balaji Diabetes Care Center and Dr V Seshiah Diabetes Research Institute.

Darbella McNaughtonDarbella McNaughton (1)

Darbella McNaughton is now retired after 31 years of teaching students with hearing loss. She now spends her time learning more about Qigong. She has created several videos on Qigong as part of the Zen Life Flexibility Program, with Wayne Allen, her life partner. She believes that her daily Qigong and meditation practice allows her to enjoy each of life’s moments to the fullest.

Gayatri DivechaGayatri Divecha (2)

Gayatri Divecha is a development sector consultant, working closely with philanthropist and non profit organisations. She is passionate about art and literature and is always itching to pick up a bag, travel to new places and discover different cultures and ways of being.

Celestine ChuaCelestine Chua (1)

Celestine Chua is a blogger, coach, and founder of Personal Excellence, a leading personal development platform to help you achieve excellence in life. Download her free e-book 101 Things To Do Before You Die now by signing up for her free newsletter.