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.

Harish ShettyHarish Shetty (3)

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

avatar for Aditya TiwariAditya Tiwari (2)

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

avatar for 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 (6)

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.

Shuchy ChughShuchy Chugh (2)

Shuchy Chugh is a Diabetes Educator and a type-1 diabetic since 20 years.

David PosenDavid Posen (1)

Dr David Posen, MD, is a successful international keynote speaker, author and seminar leader. As an authority on stress management, he delights audiences with an interactive approach that never fails to captivate, motivate, entertain and inspire. He has written three bestsellers: Always Change a Losing Game, Staying Afloat When the Water Gets Rough and The Little Book of Stress Relief.

Ariane de BonvoisinAriane de Bonvoisin (1)

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.

Anish NawareAnish Naware (1)

Dr 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.

Pragati JainPragati Jain (1)

Pragati Jain is a Speech Language Pathologist, audiologist and voice therapist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Sanjay ChughSanjay Chugh (1)

Dr Sanjay Chugh is a neuro psychiatrist based in Delhi. He specialises in stress management, relationship counselling, adolescent issues, de-addiction, psychotherapy and analysis. He is also the author of Sexuality and Human Relationships.

Panchali MoitraPanchali Moitra (11)

Panchali Moitra holds a Masters in Food and Nutrition from Delhi University. She is a qualified nutritionist with a decade old experience of active clinical practice in Mumbai and specialises in providing dietary advice for lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

Carrie BarronCarrie Barron (1)

Dr Carrie Barron, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist on the faculty of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, won several academic awards, and presented works on creativity and self-expression at national meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Alton BarronAlton Barron (1)

Dr 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.

Barry DennisBarry Dennis (2)

Barry Dennis is an author, musician, inspirational speaker, life coach and the founder of Coexist Celebration and Celebration Church. He is fondly called one of America’s “architects of change”. He has been featured in many international publications.

Suchetha C PSuchetha C P (3)

Dr Suchetha C P is chief consultant at Om Ayurveda and yoga health center, Mysore, Karnataka. She has authored many health and lifestyle related articles based on ayurveda for the understanding of common man.

Judith OrloffJudith Orloff (1)

Dr Judith Orloff MD is the author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Freedom and the bestseller Positive Energy. Her other books are Second Sight and Intuitive Healing. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, the Oprah Magazine and USA Today. Dr Orloff synthesises the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition and energy medicine. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, she passionately believes that the future of medicine involves integrating all this wisdom to achieve emotional freedom and total wellness.

David DackDavid Dack (1)

David Dack is a runner and an established author on weight loss, motivation and fitness. His mission is to help people discover or rediscover happiness in their physical and mental performance while enjoying growth and better health and achieving their life objectives. For a limited time you can download his eBook Weight Loss By Running for free from his website runnersblueprint.com.

Mala BaruaMala Barua (1)

Mala Barua is a teacher of Yoga, T’ai Chi and Inner Silence Meditation. She owns Mystic-Asia, a luxury travel company that specialises in wellness and spiritual retreats. She regular writes on matters of wellness and holistic living.

David JacobsonDavid Jacobson (3)

David M. Jacobson, LCSW, is owner of HumorHorizons.com, his professional speaking business. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humour; an organisation that consists of humour enthusiasts. David has received many awards, including the PBAA Jim Elliot Award for unicycling 50 miles in the El Tour de Tucson in spite of severe arthritis. His purpose is sharing how humour can make the world a better place for all.

avatar for Shailaja SharmaShailaja Sharma (2)

Shailaja Sharma is a PR consultant by profession. She loves to write, paint and give quiet company to riotous bunch of budgies and two contemplative cockatiels.

Venu HiraniVenu Hirani (5)

Venu Hirani is a Mumbai-based nutritionist and fitness consultant who specialises in weight management, antenatal and postnatal fitness. She is also the proprietor of Bodyworks: Weight Management Specialist

Arun DeshpandeArun Deshpande (1)

Dr Arun Deshpande is allergy and asthma specialist at Dr L H Hirananadani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Pamela HaagPamela Haag (2)

Dr Pamela Haag, PhD is an award winning writer, cultural critic and commentator who’s work spans a wide, and unusual, spectrum, all the way from academic scholarship to memoirs. In her critically acclaimed book Marriage Confidential: Love in the Post-Romantic Age, she gives a riveting glimpse of what the future of marriage might look like.

Suresh PadmanabhanSuresh Padmanabhan (2)

Suresh Padmanabhan, author of the best-selling book, I Love Money - now translated into 10 Indian and international languages - is creator and coach for Money Workshop, a programme aimed to develop one’s consciousness in areas of wealth creation, prosperity, and spirituality

Dhanishta ShahDhanishta Shah (12)

Dhanishta Shah is a Mumbai-based writer with a background in psychology and special education. She writes because she believes it gives 'sense to her experiences'.

Raksha ChangappaRaksha Changappa (2)

Raksha A Changappa is Founder-Principal Consultant, at Nutrewise, Bangalore. Her experience spans nutrition-research, lecturing, counselling and administration. She holds an M Sc [Food & Nutrition] and MBA [Mktg] degree and is a University 1st Ranker-triple Gold Medallist [M Sc.]

Sonica KrishanSonica Krishan (9)

Dr Sonica Krishan is an Ayurveda and natural lifestyle consultant based at Chandigarh. She has authored natural home cure books like Herbal Healers and Home Remedies.

avatar for Sonal RastogiSonal Rastogi (5)

Sonal Rastogi is passionate about nutrition and has a diploma in dietetics and Public Health Nutrition from Delhi University. She has also worked for the Sitaram Bhatia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi as a diabetes educator.

Anuradha ChAnuradha Ch (7)

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.

Joe GeorgeJoe George (2)

Joe George, MD, DNB, DM [Endocrinology], is a consultant endocrinologist at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.

Sharmila BhosaleSharmila Bhosale (12)

Sharmila Bhosale is a Mumbai-based health writer and her interests include parenting, relationships. lifestyle, spirituality, corporate culture, people and trends

Kristina ShultzKristina Shultz (1)

Kristina Shultz is a research assistant who works with Dr Maas at the Cornell University. Her interests focus on the physiology of sleep, global health and policy analysis and management.

avatar for Pollie and Garry UttleyPollie and Garry Uttley (1)

Pollie and Garry Uttley are artists based in Derbyshire. They love experimenting techniques on white earthenware. They find the decoration of Indian patchwork quilts and embroidered garments endlessly inspiring. They also run one day workshops in India for beginners and advanced students, where the emphasis is on producing finished decorative bowls and dishes, rather than just learning a technique.

James MaasJames Maas (16)

Dr James B. Maas, Ph.D. is Weiss Presidential Fellow and Professor of Psychology at Cornell University. He is co-founder and CEO of the consulting firm, Sleep for Success, which designs programs for enhancing sleep quality and daytime performance.