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.

Sanjeev AhujaSanjeev Ahuja (1)

Dr Sanjeev Ahuja MD, DCH, is a Consultant Paediatrician at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Gautam SinghGautam Singh (1)

Dr Gautam Singh, MD, DNB, Cardiology is an interventional cardiologist based in Delhi.

Kalpana SunderKalpana Sunder (1)

Kalpana Sunder is a freelance travel writer, blogger and photographer based in Chennai, India. She has snorkeled on the Barrier Reef; zip lined through rainforests, snowmobiled in Lapland, and floated on the Dead Sea, in her search for a good travel tale. She has been extensively published in India and abroad.

David LincolnDavid Lincoln (4)

David Lincoln, B. Sc., MD, is a master trainer of NLP, a trained clinical psychologist and Naturopathic doctor with over forty years of experience of working with people at all levels. He has been living in India since 2005.

Fahad KathawalaFahad Kathawala (1)

Fahad Kathawala is a BBA graduate, majoring in Management and Industrial Psychology. He is currently a research assistant with Dr Avinash DeSousa. His interests include reading, writing and the application of psychological theories to real life situations whilst food and theatre shall always remain a passion.

Avinash De SousaAvinash De Sousa (1)

Dr Avinash De Sousa is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist – specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry. He is also a corporate trainer and life coach. His areas of interest are child and adolescent psychiatry, neuroscience and brain based interventions. He is the author of 8 books on the subject. He is based in Mumbai and can be reached at avinashdes999@yahoo.co.uk

Shantanu NagarkattiShantanu Nagarkatti (1)

Shantanu Nagarkatti is well known for both, his surgical skills and his spiritual writings. As an eclectic teacher of Spirituality, he integrates the best of science and religion.

Karen FabianKaren Fabian (1)

Karen Fabian, founder of Bare Bones Yoga, is Baptiste Certified and an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. The name, “Bare Bones Yoga” reflects her commitment and passion for providing people with the essentials to increase strength and flexibility as well as promote relaxation. She has a DVD sold on Amazon called “Keeping Yoga Simple.” She can be reached at karen@barebonesyoga.com.

Kiran SheteKiran Shete (7)

Dr Kiran Shete, MS [Ortho], DNB, F.ASIF [Swiss], MNAMS, PGPM [ISB], is the founder and medical director of Pune-based Spinalogy Clinic.

avatar for Debina ChattopadhyayDebina Chattopadhyay (1)

Debina Chattopadhyay is a writing and editing professional with extensive experience in print and digital media. Currently juggling freelance assignments and deadlines along with the demands of motherhood, this Masters in English Literature has not let go of her passion for the written word.

Yogesh ChabriaYogesh Chabria (3)

Yogesh Chabria is an investor and author. You can find out how he uses economic slowdowns and depressions to invest and create wealth in his bestselling book - Invest The Happionaire Way.

Salomi Pakvasa ShahSalomi Pakvasa Shah (1)

Dr Salomi Pakvasa Shah, MD [Homoeopathy] is a physician practicing in Mumbai. She has recently founded her travel company, Have Feet, Must Travel that specialises in highly personalised holidays.

Namita JainNamita Jain (8)

Namita Jain is a Mumbai-based certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, Lifestyle and Weight management Consultant from the American Council on Exercise [ACE] and certified Health and Fitness Instructor from the American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM]. She is the Founder of LiveActive, a wellness company that delivers effective and holistically designed wellness programmes based on individual needs.

Ipshita SharmaIpshita Sharma (4)

Ipshita Sharma is in love with travelling and books. She is from Mumbai, is based in Dubai but has her heart in a different city depending on her mood.

Aparna PradhanAparna Pradhan (12)

Writing for me is a journey of the soul which never ends. Writing has been a passion for me since my childhood. It is a great outlet for creative expression and gives me enormous pleasure and a sense of satisfaction when I share my passion with others, enriching their lives. I am now pursuing my passion for painting professionally and exhibiting my works in various exhibitions. Some of my works adorn the walls of Raj Bhavan, Goa and private collections. I write on varied subjects – my favourite being health and nutrition

Lissa CoffeyLissa Coffey (1)

Lissa Coffey is a best-selling author, relationship expert, hypnotherapist and a frequent guest on radio and TV. Her keen insight into interpersonal and cultural dynamics offers guidance for anyone looking to fill the void in their harried lives.

Terry PaulsonTerry Paulson (1)

Dr Terry Paulson, PhD, is a psychologist, professional speaker, columnist, and author of The Optimism Advantage, Leadership Truths One Story at a Time, and Speak Like a Pro. Dr Paulson is a past president of the Global Speakers Federation. His engaging style and practical messages have earned him a reputation as one of America’s best keynote speakers.

avatar for Rakhi AgarwalRakhi Agarwal (1)

Rakhi Agarwal is a travel and lifestyle writer.

Supriya KantakSupriya Kantak (4)

Supriya Kantak is a writer by profession, a photographer by passion, and a traveller at heart.

Prabhakar ShettyPrabhakar Shetty (1)

Dr Prabhakar Shetty is a consultant chest physician and has nine years of clinical experience in national and international settings. His special fields of interest include sleep medicine, non-invasive ventilation, airway diseases and bronchoscopy.

Sandeep DesaiSandeep Desai (1)

Sensei Sandeep Desai has over 30 years of experience in martial arts, yoga and meditation. He is the first Indian to be officially authorised by Master Zhu Tian Cai to teach the traditional Chen Style T’ai Chi system. He teaches Chenjiagou T’ai Chi on a full time basis and conducts regular courses and workshops.

Farida DariwalaFarida Dariwala (1)

Farida Dariwala has more than 7 years of experience of practicing Alternate Healing. Her life has been her biggest teacher and she draws inspiration in her daily living. She works with therapeutic modalities like Reiki, Access Consciousness (Bars & Body Processes), Hypnotherapy, Angel therapy, Dance Movement Therapy and Crystals. She lives in Mumbai, India. She is into dual profession. On one end she handles on-ground activation for a leading Entertainment company and on other end she is an Angel Channel, Healer and Facilitator of different healing modalities; stemming from her primary love of being able to guide people on their journey to self-actualization and self-empowerment.

Corinne RodriguesCorinne Rodrigues (2)

Corinne Rodrigues is a Mumbai based writer who believes that wisdom comes to us in the ordinary events of life and we can be inspired and inspire—every day! You can read more of her writing on her blog http://everydaygyaan.com

Luke CoutinhoLuke Coutinho (4)

Luke Coutinho is a Holistic Nutritionist and an Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle practitioner. An educator and a motivational speaker, his programmes are personalised and customised according to an individual’s lifestyle and revolves around the four pillars of good health: Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep and Stress.

Jenny YipJenny Yip (1)

Jenny C Yip is a licensed psychologist, and executive director of the Renewed Freedom Center, Los Angeles, founded in 2008. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at USC Keck School of Medicine and nationally recognised OCD expert.

avatar for Smita AcharyaSmita Acharya (1)

Dr Smita Acharya is a practising dentist associated with a leading chain of clinics in Mumbai. She likes writing on oral care to spread awareness among people, especially children.

Andrew MellenAndrew Mellen (1)

Andrew Mellen is an organisational expert, best-selling author of Unstuff Your Life! and founder of Unstuff U®—the world’s first completely virtual personal organisation training centre.

Richa AnandRicha Anand (2)

Richa Anand is full time consultant dietician at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai

avatar for PadhuPadhu (11)

Padhu is the author of Padhuskitchen.com which focuses on Indian vegetarian recipes. All the recipes on her website are tried and
tested to perfection by her. Her recipes are healthy and made very simple with easy-to-follow cooking instructions and pictures,
motivating anyone to cook.

Karen SivanKaren Sivan (4)

Karen Sivan is a aromatherapist trained from the Tisserand Institute in London. For five years she lived at a Zen Centre; Bodhi Zendo near Kodaikanal where she compiled and edited The Tale of Self ,173 Zen stories. She now runs a meditation centre in Kerala.

Jenny DixJenny Dix (1)

Jenny Dix is an artist and a mom. She constantly has her hands in countless creative projects and in 2011 she began her blog, The Contemplative Creative, as a way of sharing her ideas with others. Jenny currently lives in the Seattle area.

Geetha G HGeetha G H (8)

Geetha is a Bangalore based registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, one of the very few sports nutritionist from International Olympic Committee ( IOC ), with diverse experience of over 15 years in academia, nutritional counselling, lifestyle coaching, clinical nutrition, food safety, corporate workshops and seminars, clinical research, a nutrition columnist for well renowned health magazines and wellness websites, a university first ranker with several gold medals at both under-graduation and post-graduation, passionate about yoga, preventive and performance nutrition.

Jacquie BurgessJacquie Burgess (1)

Jacquie Burgess is the author of Healing with Crystals and Crystals for Life, both published by New Leaf, Gill & Macmillan. She lives in County Carlow in the Republic of Ireland and has a private practice working with crystals, herbs and psychotherapy. She also teaches meditation, herbs for health, and ceremony [Wheel of the Year, Celtic Spirituality].

Pavitra Shanbhag-BhatPavitra Shanbhag-Bhat (2)

Dr Pavitra Shanbhag-Bhat is a consultant [Ophthalmology] at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai.

Dharmachari KamalashilaDharmachari Kamalashila (1)

Dharmachari Kamalashila has been actively teaching meditation, establishing communities, writing and leading Dharma study since the past 40 years. He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist in 1974 by Urgyen Sangharakshita who gave him his Dharma name: ‘Kamalashila’.

Gouri DangeGouri Dange (2)

Gouri Dange, a writer, columnist, book editor and counsellor, has published two books ABCs of Parenting [Jaico Books], and a novel titled, 3 Zakia Mansion [Penguin India]. Both books, in their own way, explore how families function or fail to function.

Rachael PontilloRachael Pontillo (2)

Rachael Pontillo is a Holistic Health and Image Coach, board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is the owner and founder of the blog and wellness company Holistically Haute™, LLC and also writes for several other health and wellness publications.

Sukanya RaySukanya Ray (11)

Sukanya Ray is a consultant at Human Dynamic Asia Pacific, Bangalore, providing people management services. She is a clinical psychologist trained from the National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences [NIMHANS], Bangalore.

Amar PanditAmar Pandit (14)

Amar Pandit is the founder and CEO of My Financial Advisor and best-selling author of The only Financial Planning Book that you will Ever Need. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy in India and does so regularly through his sharp and analytical columns in various newspapers and websites.

Anahata MenonAnahata Menon (1)

Anahata Menon is a shamanic healer, mystical journey leader and spiritualist. She has trained in different energy modalities and is a certified Clinical, Behavioral and Past-life regression Hypnotherapist. She has also authored a book of poetry and prose called Song Journey Home.