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.

Karan KapoorKaran Kapoor (1)

Karan Kapoor has worked as a stylist for several leading fashion magazines. For him, clothes are much more than items to cover your body; they are an expression of who he is. He loves to dress well, look good and write about it.

Pekka PuskaPekka Puska (1)

Dr Pekka Puska, MD, PhD, PolScm is the president of the World Heart Federation and Director General, National Institute for Health and Welfare [THL], Finland. He is known throughout the world as a pioneer in the public health programmes.

Ellen J LangerEllen J Langer (1)

Ellen J Langer is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She has done extensive work on the illusion of control, ageing, decision-making, and mindfulness theory which has been covered in over 200 research articles and six academic books. She has authored four books: Mindfulness, The Power of Mindful Learning, On Becoming An Artist and Counterclockwise.

C J ThakkarC J Thakkar (1)

Dr C J Thakkar practices at Breach Candy and Lilavati Hospital. He is a pioneer in Computer Navigation Joint Replacement Surgery in India and has been performing these surgeries since 2002. He is also the president of A.O. Alumni Association, India and has delivered lectures and conducted workshops across India and at Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Bangkok.

Preeti DevnaniPreeti Devnani (2)

Dr Preeti Devnani, MD, DASM is Certified by tha American Board of Neurology and American Board of Sleep Medicine. She manages the Sleep laboratory and Sleep Disorders Clinic in the Department of Neurology at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Center.

Nadeem RaisNadeem Rais (1)

Dr Nadeem Rais is a leading consultant endocrinologist in Mumbai.

Bhavisha J BafnaBhavisha J Bafna (1)

Bhavisha J Bafna, MSc, is a post graduate in pharmaceutical science with management studies. She is currently working as a clinical research co-ordinator at a Medical Centre in Mumbai.

H’vovi BhagwagarH’vovi Bhagwagar (5)

Hvovi is a Psychotherapist with her office “MANASHNI” at Powai, Mumbai. She works with adults, children and teens diagnosed with mental health issues. She spreads awareness about mental health through her blog and articles. Reach her at hvovi.bhagwagar@gmail.com

KV SuryanarayanaKV Suryanarayana (1)

Dr KV Suryanarayana, MS, FICS, is a senior ENT surgeon and a professor at a reputed medical college.

Marg McGillMarg McGill (1)

Marg Mcgill is senior vice-president of the International Diabetes Federation [IDF] since 2003. She holds a Masters degree in Medicine and has managed Australia's largest Diabetes centre for 15 years.

Vijay TamhaneVijay Tamhane (1)

Vijay Tamhane is the founder director of Edentulous Support Society, India's first and only support group for edentulous people.

Priti SalianPriti Salian (12)

Priti Salian is a teacher by profession and a writer by choice. Her interests include yoga, health, parenting and social awareness. She lives in New Delhi.

Avinash DeoAvinash Deo (1)

Dr Avinash Deo, MD, is a visiting consultant in Haematology and Medical Oncology at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Rand KhalilRand Khalil (1)

Rand Khalil is a keen yoga practitioner and a passionate natural health advocate. She is co-author of Detox Bath and co-founder of pureinsideout.com, a free, information-rich website dedicated to natural body and mind detox and wellbeing.

L Sreenivasa MurthyL Sreenivasa Murthy (1)

Dr L Sreenivasa Murthy, MD [Internal Medicine], practices at the KIMS Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore.

Juthika SheodeJuthika Sheode (1)

Dr Juthika Sheode, DORL, MS [ENT], is a full-time ENT surgeon at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai.

Sharmila AilSharmila Ail (5)

Sharmila Ail is a Mumbai-based health writer.

Preeti SavardekarPreeti Savardekar (2)

Dr Preeti Savardekar is a consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist. She holds a masters degree in dermatology. She teaches at a coaching institute in Mumbai and is also the panel expert for skin for a well-known channel. Her interests include music, writing and spreading knowledge and healing the world.

Junaid ShaikhJunaid Shaikh (1)

Junaid Shaikh is a person of eclectic interests. His thirst for knowledge and the desire to understand the mysteries of the mind, body and soul took him to different destinations worldwide in search of spiritual masters. Since then he has been sharing his knowledge and experiences in Australia and in various places around India.

Sandeep ManeSandeep Mane (4)

Dr Sandeep Mane, MRCOG[UK], MD, FCPS, DGO, DICOG, is a certified Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic surgeon from UK. He is surgical skills training in-Charge at surgeon’s college in London, UK and is the consultant gynaecological endoscopic surgeon at the Origin International Fertility Centre in Thane, Mumbai. He enjoys teaching and this includes educating general public and training doctors worldwide.

Chandni MehtaChandni Mehta (1)

Chandni Mehta is a post graduate in dietetics and a consultant nutritionist at a leading hospital in Mumbai. She is also a visiting faculty at various academic institutes.

Hakim Mohammad TariqHakim Mohammad Tariq (1)

Hakim Mohammad Tariq heads the board of Physicians at Hamdard [WAKF] Laboratories.

Aravind BSAravind BS (1)

Dr Aravind BS, BAMS, DNHE, is a Mysore-based practitioner. His fields of interest include Panchakarma, therapeutic yoga and pranayama.

Anita MaierAnita Maier (1)

Anita Sinicrope Maier, MSW, LSW, is the founder and executive director of The Pennsylvania Educational Network for Eating Disorders [PENED].

Dipankar ZalpuriDipankar Zalpuri (1)

Dipankar Zalpuri is a self made entrepreneur running a Start up PR and media relations firm, YouMe&We. His profession requires him to be in the best of grooming as business development is his prime focus.

Mohan ThomasMohan Thomas (1)

Dr Mohan Thomas, American trained and certified cosmetic surgeon, is the medical director of The Cosmetic Surgery Institute in India and also the founder president of the Indian Society of Cosmetic Surgery and the Academy of Anti Ageing Medicine, Mumbai/New York.

Linda SeidelLinda Seidel (1)

Linda Seidel is all of these—a pioneer, make-up artist, author, educator and aesthetic rehabilitation specialist based in the USA. With a talent for portraiture and drawing, Linda Seidel thought at one time she'd pursue a career in art. She did just that, but her medium was make-up, not paint or pastels. Her unique approach to corrective make-up has been recognized and applauded by medical professionals, the cosmetics industry, the media, and most of all, by her clients.

Gemma KeoghGemma Keogh (1)

Gemma Keogh is a student of His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche. She lives in London, UK.

Nandita PalshetkarNandita Palshetkar (1)

Dr Nandita Palshetkar, MD, FCPS, FICOG, is a Mumbai-based infertility specialist. She is also a professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at D.Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai.

Jacqueline MarcellJacqueline Marcell (1)

acqueline Marcell is an international spealer and host of the "Coping with Caregiving" radio programme. She is the author of "Elder Rage" which includes an addendum by renowned dementia specialist Rodman Shankle, making it valuable for all healthcare professionals. As a breast cancer survivor, Jacqueline advocates that everyone [especially caregivers] closely monitor their own health.

Sunandan LeleSunandan Lele (1)

Sunandan Lele is a cricketer first and a journalist later. He is the consulting sports editor of IBN-Lokmat [TV News Channel] and sports consultant for Sakal Group. He has also worked as a freelancer for BBC Radio and ABC Radio [Australia] for over five years.

Pankaj PatelPankaj Patel (1)

Pankaj Patel is a vascular surgeon who operates from The Vein Clinic—India’s first comprehensive care and treatment centre for peripheral vascular diseases, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis.

T V GarudT V Garud (1)

Dr T V Garud, FRCS [Eng], is a consultant general surgeon at Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre in Bandra, Mumbai

Rajesh KumarRajesh Kumar (1)

Dr Rajesh B. Kumar, MD, DM [Nephrology], is an nephrologist and transplant physician at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, Mumbai.

Eefa ShroffEefa Shroff (1)

Eefa Shroff is a qualified yoga instructor, a certified coach and an NLP [neuro-linguistic programming] master practitioner. She conducts Super Yoga classes at JW Marriott Mumbai.

Ashutosh KarnatakAshutosh Karnatak (1)

Ashutosh Karnatak is a practioner of chromotherapy and astro-sciences. He is a motivational speaker, and author of three books. He also writes columns on the subject in various newspapers.

Vishal M ShahVishal M Shah (1)

Dr Vishal M Shah is a cornea specialist, anterior segment and refractive surgeon at Shroff Eye Hospital, Mumbai.

K GanapriyaK Ganapriya (1)

Dr K Ganapriya is the Medical Director of the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Kumaran Specialities Hospital, Chennai. Her special interests are adolescent counselling and obesity management.

Ishi KhoslaIshi Khosla (1)

Ishi Khosla is a practicing clinical nutritionist, a writer, columnist, researcher, author and an entrepreneur. She is the founder of ‘Whole Foods’, a health foods company. She was recently listed among the 25 most powerful women in the country by the India Today Group.

Sanjeev K MehtaSanjeev K Mehta (1)

Dr Sanjeev K Mehta, MD, FCCP [USA], is a consultant chest specialist at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai.