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We believe that good health is the right of each individual. However, we also realise that not everyone has access to correct information. In our quest to change this, along with providing valuable content on every aspect of health and wellness, we have also formed a health council. Our health council team includes experts from all over the world, including renowned doctors, yogis, health coaches, fitness experts etc. Help us help you take care of yourself. Because…It’s your body. It matters.
If you would like to be a part of our health council, please feel free to send us your resume at email@example.com
Pooja is a passionate, driven woman, who gives any and every thing her all – whether it be her work, or trying to get her friends to give up smoking. A woman of many talents, she spent 15 years in the diamond industry with Rapaport Diamonds, helping shape policies relating to the diamond trading of various countries, until she decided to pursue her cherished passion – health and wellness. To that end, she then went on to study nutrition from Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest school for nutrition.
Pooja mastered the art of yoga years ago – before it was ‘fashionable’, in the age where it was actually unconventional for a 15-year-old to take it up, and till date, she finds time to practice it. Deciding to combine her strong background in business development and strategy with her true calling was the eureka moment in Pooja’s life, that has given shape to what healthhunt is today. She has set out on the arduous voyage to make a difference in people’s lives. And with healthhunt, a content-led marketplace in the health and wellness space, she plans to do the same.
Special interest- Wellbeing & Positive Psychology for improving Performance, Productivity, Excellence & Engagement at Work.
Dr Shweta Gidwani is an Emergency and Trauma Medicine Consultant at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Hospital, London, and an Asst Prof at the Ronald Regan Institute of International Emergency Medicine at George Washington University, USA.
In addition she is a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK and the Research Lead of Emergency & Integrated Care at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
As a doctor working at the sharp end of life and death, Dr Gidwani understands what it takes to work under extreme pressure and how to support teams so they can deliver excellence in the most critical times. She is passionate about wellbeing for staff at the workplace as a key driver for optimising performance, productivity and engagement.
Dr. Gidwani is an alumnus of the prestigious GS Medical College/King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India and spends several months of the year teaching at several hospital across India.
Dr. Nammy Patel has a deep commitment to putting a smile on the face of dentistry. As her patients will gladly tell you, she cares about the smallest details, and it makes all the difference in their oral health, as she continually seeks new ways to make your trip to the dentist something to look forward to.
Since graduating with honours from University of California’s School of Dentistry, she has been a leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity and wellbeing into the dental world. Her modern dental office in Union Square is the first of its kind in San Francisco. It uses environmentally sustainable materials and technology at every turn from the ground up, including the furnishings.
Sarah Dihmes has her Ph.D. in clinical health psychology. She comes to us from a research background at Johns Hopkins Medical System, and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.Sarah Dihmes helps clients become aware of the stress responses in their body and mind, and teaches them skills to combat the negative effects of stress through self-regulation. She specialises in the prevention and management of psychophysiological manifestations of stress, pain, and illness.
She was recently appointed as the mental health expert on the Advisory Board of the Angiogenesis Foundation. She collaborates with doctors, scientists, and policymakers using new medical treatments that either inhibit or stimulate angiogenesis, prolonging the lives of cancer patients, preventing limb amputations, reversing vision loss, and improving general health.
Born and bought up in India, Priya has been entrenched in the practice, study, and teaching of classical hatha and kriya yoga for the past 30 years. Her passion and interest in yoga encompasses the allied study of ayurveda, applied anatomy, and homeopathy. Priya is also a trained Integrative Health Coach from Duke University, NC.
With an interesting blend of Eastern roots and Western sensibilities, Priya is uniquely qualified to engage her students in a style that empowers them to take steps towards achieving personal goals. Taking into consideration the complete history, current health, and long-term health targets of her clients, she practices a synergetic approach to healing. Priya takes a combined approach, which includes yoga therapy, breathing methods, meditation, ayurvedic practices, and other holistic modalities, and supports and nudges people back on the path to better health.
Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan is a mother, entrepreneur, dancer, and ardent defender of authentic living. Kaamna is the founder of www.MomAboard.com, a trip-planning service that aims to take the stress out of family travel planning by connecting travelling parents with local moms, thereby arming them with the most reliable information they need, to be able to travel with confidence. MomAboard also offers a similar service to relocating parents, giving them access to insider information and a parent perspective, that moving companies and housing agencies simply do not have.
Kaamna was raised in Bombay and is a serial expat, having lived in Bangalore, San Francisco, Sydney, and London. When Kaamna’s not working or travelling, she teaches a fusion dance class in London’s Notting Hill. Kaamna’s philosophy in life is simple: Be Yourself. Trust Yourself. Love Yourself. The rest will take care of itself.
Dr MC Uthappa is Director, interventional Radiology and Interventional Oncology at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bengaluru. He completed his undergraduate medical training from Government Medical College, Mysore. Dr Uthappa went on to obtain ‘Basic Surgical’ training followed by ‘Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology’ training in the UK.
In 2002, Dr Uthappa joined the interventional radiology team at John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, Oxford, the UK, where he spent one year training in all aspects of interventional radiology. In 2003, he was appointed as a Consultant at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the UK where he set up a dedicated department of interventional radiology. He now has an experience of over 13,500 major interventional radiology cases. He was an advisor for interventional radiology for NICE, the UK from 2007 to 2010.
Dr Uthappa has an extensive research background with more than 30 publications and scientific articles, numerous abstracts and presentations at various national and international meetings to his credit. He is an expert in all types of interventional radiology procedures for liver cancer and these include Percutaneous Ethanol Injection (PEI), Radiofrequency Ablation (RF), Conventional Transarterial l Chemoembolization (cTACE), DC bead embolisation, Portal vein embolisation and Radio embolisation (SIRT).
Pallavi Kumar is a San Francisco Bay Area based Board Certified (AADP) integrative nutrition health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and the founder of ‘Health Redux’. She is also the co-author of the Amazon bestselling #1 book The Silver Linings Storybook. Pallavi has a graduate degree in psychology from India.
In her work, she focuses on busy individuals with high stress levels, who have less time to take care of their health, or who need to manage chronic illnesses. She can work with your doctor to figure what might be the right way for you to move forward when it comes to food. Pallavi also works with families, stressing on the importance of childhood nutrition; and believes in creating a strong foundation of health and nutrition early in childhood, to avoid health challenges later.
Besides her signature monthly programs and seasonal detoxes, she co-creates completely personalised and simple action-based plans for her clients, to reach their health goals within their unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.
(हिन्दी) Dr Rajeev Jain is the Principal Vitreoretina and Uveitis Specialist, and Surgeon at Save Sight
Centre. He received his M.B.B.S. from Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi.
Following this he trained in general ophthalmology surgery (M.S.) at the Guru Nanak Eye
Centre associated with MAMC, LNJP and GB Pant hospitals.
He undertook retinal fellowships at LV Prasad eye institute, Hyderabad, India; and Sydney
eye hospital, Sydney, and Royal Adelaide hospital, Adelaide, Australia.
In 2007, he was appointed as clinical lecturer to the University of Adelaide, Australia. Upon
return to New Delhi, India in 2009, he joined centre for sight as a retina consultant. He
eventually started Save Sight Centre.
He has written his thesis on Age related macular degeneration (ARMD) and authored
numerous scientific papers in international and national scientific journals, and book
chapters in leading textbooks on Vitreoretina.
Dr Rajeev Jain practices exclusively in uveitis, medical and surgical retinal diseases, such as
age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, retinal tear,
and detachment, epiretinal membrane and macular holes.
Dr Sruthi Gondi is the Founder and Managing Director at Science of Skin, Hyderabad. Being a specialist in the field of Dermatology, Dr Gondi is known for her expertise in acne treatment, cosmetology, haircare, and laser hair removal treatments.
Dr Gondi completed her MBBS from Deccan College of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad and MD Dermatology from Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru. She is also one of the key members of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists (IADVL).
With her skills and expertise, Dr Gondi has successfully treated patients with problems pertaining to skin and hair. At Science of Skin, she makes sure that the best technological equipment is used for treatment. With her talented team members, she has been able to achieve success in her treatments.
Dr Chytra V Anand is an internationally renowned Celebrity Cosmetic Dermatologist and Founder of
Kosmoderma Skin and Hair Clinic. She is an expert in Cosmetic Dermatology Therapies and deals with
acne, scars, skin tightening and pigmentation, laser devices, hair-loss and anti-ageing medicine.
She is an alumnus of JSS Medical College, Mysore and prestigious St Johns Institute of Dermatology,
Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital, Kings College, London. She completed her International Fellowship in
Cosmetic Dermatology from Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, the USA.
In January 2006, Dr Chytra moved back to India from London and started Bangalore’s first MediSpa –
Kosmoderma. In 2007, she founded the International Academy of Aesthetic Medicine to train doctors in
the field of Cosmetic Dermatology. Which today attracts doctors from across the globe.
She is credited with introducing fractional laser for acne scar rejuvenation and non – surgical thread lift
procedures to India and is known to perform the highest number of Botox and Filler injections in South
India. One of her pet projects is the rehabilitation of cleft palate and burn patients.
She has been a part of Cosmetic Dermatology Programs on leading national and international channels
and was recognised and awarded "Most promising Skin Care Leader in India 2014", at Indian Leadership
conclave. She represents India in the council of World society of Anti-Ageing Medicine and has been
appointed as a member of The Governing Council (India) of Deutsche Cleft/ABMMS.
Dr DJS Tulla is a dynamic plastic, cosmetic and hair transplant surgeon. He was trained at the
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (PGIMER). He was awarded the "Scroll of
Honour" for his academic achievements by His Excellency Shri Gopalkrishan Gandhi, the 22 nd
Governor of West Bengal.
He specialises in non-invasive, minimally invasive and microsurgical. His areas of interest include
body contouring and 3 dimensional body sculpting, facial aesthetic surgery, and aesthetic surgery of
the breast. He is an expert in hair transplant surgery and performs micro-follicular bio-stimulated
FUE and FUT. He is among the very few cosmetic surgeons who do rejuvenation procedures of the
male and female sex organs.
Dr Tulla is very passionate about non-invasive procedures like chemo-exfoliation, laser skin
resurfacing, skin firming procedures and mesotherapy lipolysis. Over the years, he has devised his
own innovative techniques in several surgical procedures which have won him accolades.
He is credited with introducing platelet rich plasma therapy for skin and hair rejuvenation for the
first time in India. He has also been involved as a member plastic surgeon for separation of conjoint
twins, a rare medical feat. He is a member of various Aesthetic associations like Association of Plastic
Surgeons of India, Indian Association Of Aesthetic Surgeons, Cosmetic Society of India, to name a
Dr Tulla has worked as the Head of Department, Department of Aesthetic and Reconstructive
Surgery at Primus Superspeciality Hospital, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
At present, he is the head of the Department of Dermatology, Laser, Hair Transplant and Medical
Services Category, VLCC (India and overseas).
Dr Shreyash Gajjar is a leading arthroscopy and sports orthopaedic surgeon. He has received
fellowship training in arthroscopic surgeries for knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist,
and hip from the UK and Australia. He is a consultant and unit head in arthroscopy, sports
orthopaedics and trauma surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH).
Dr Shreyash Gajjar has performed many first surgeries in India that include Arthroscopic
Ankle ligament reconstruction for chronic ligament tear, bone marrow stem cell therapy for
avascular necrosis hip, surgery for Osgood-Schlatter’s disease in children, reconstruction of
shoulder AC joint dislocation, lateral end clavicle fracture fixation, all with the help of
Dr Anand Mishra is a Consulting Physician at Fortis Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, Navi Mumbai. With more
than 10 years of experience in this field, his areas of interest are lifestyle diseases such as diabetes,
hypertension, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome. He completed his M B B S from Gandhi Medical
College, Bhopal (Barkatullah University), with a specialisation in medicine, and D N B from National
Board of Examination, New Delhi.
Dr Siddhant Bhargava is a doctor, Ketogenic diet specialist, celebrity nutritionist, and certified
trainer. He affirms that there is no one-size-fits-all policy when it comes to meeting fitness goals.
In 2017, Siddhant completed his MBBS from Nair Hospital and proceeded to co-found FoodDarzee- a
health and nutrition company that prepares customised meals based on individual dietary
requirements coupled with fitness goals.
Siddhant’s fitness credentials from the Indian Fitness & Aerobics Institute add to an already unique
skill set. He has over 2000 clients including celebrities such as Sarah Ali Khan.
Dr. Tasmia Tabassum serves as a diabetologist and a consultant physician with experience of more than 15 years in the field of medicine. Dr. Tasmia Tabassum completed her MBBS from Bangalore Medical College, India, MRCP from London Royal College Physician UK, MRCGP from Royal College of General Practitioners, and Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetes in Diabetology (PGDD) from University of Leicester, UK. She is a member of Royal College of Physicians (UK). She is currently working for Primecare Hospital as a consultant Physician and Diabetologist.
Currently practicing in CK Birla Hospital for Women, Dr. Vikrant Sharma is an expert laparoscopic surgeon with a keen interest in pelvic cancers and surgery for morbid obesity. He has done his masters in surgery from PGIMS, Rohtak and a super speciality FNB (Minimal Access Surgery) from Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, Pune and has completed his training in advanced laparoscopy and Robotic surgery. He has worked with Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, Pune and Meenakshi Hospital, Delhi. He has more than 20 international and national publications and presentations to his name. He is also a member of the American Association of Gynae-Laparoscopic Surgeons (AAGL). He specializes in all kinds of minimal access procedures including Bariatric surgeries, Colorectal, Gynaecological and Gynae-oncosurgeries.
Dr Puneet Rana Arora is a senior consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Medical Director of Bourn Hall India. She is an internationally trained infertility specialist and has worked at National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom for over a decade. After earning her Master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine from University of Bristol, the UK, she attended training in the field of Reproductive Medicine, including clinical experience at St. Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, the UK. She is one the pioneers for bringing awareness of fertility preservation in cancer patients in India. She is also one of the founder members of fertility preservation society of India. In addition, she is a fertility advisor to Tyacan foundation.
Dr Puneet has been awarded the prestigious “Bharat Gaurav” award for excellence in the field of Reproductive Medicine in India. She is member of various international organisations including- British Fertility Society, the UK; European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Belgium; International Society for Fertility Preservation; International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction, Denmark; Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the UK.
Kerry Bajaj is a Certified Health Coach, who helps patients achieve their health goals, including weight loss, stress reduction, and exercise. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is certified by Columbia University Teachers College in holistic health. She has been mentored in functional medicine by Dr. Frank Lipman since 2010. She has run four marathons, is a certified yoga teacher, and writes about health and wellness at www.kerrybajaj.com. She leads a free 5-Day Sugar Smackdown program for busy moms with recipes, tips, and support at https://www.facebook.com/groups/quitsugar/.
Methodical entrepreneur and ironman tri-athlete, Mr. Nikhil Kapur is the Founder Director of Atmantan Wellness Resort, an integrated wellness destination spa, and one of India’s most luxurious, at that. Atmantan is a reflection of Nikhil’s passion for health and fitness, being a 3-time participant in The IRONMAN Triathlon- the most challenging triathlon in the world comprising a 3.8km swim, 180km cycling path, and a 42.2 km run in conclusion. He was also awarded by GQ who listed him in the ‘Most influential Young Indians Top 50’ list of 2016.
Atika has been actively involved in the field of mental and emotional well-being for the past
13 years and founded her own practice “Breaking Barriers” in 2013. She has worked with
leading organisations like Max Healthcare, Naz Foundation, Sanjivini Society for Mental
Health, and National Commission for Women (NRI Cell). Furthermore, she has conducted
successful consulting assignments with Delhi University, IndusInd Bank, and Times Internet
Atika has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Amity Institute of Behavioural
and Allied Sciences and NLP Practitioner (Dr Richard Bandler). She has actively supported
over 1500 clients, covering a wide range of issues such as marital distress, self-esteem
issues, occupational stress, suicide, parenting challenges, relationship problems, personality
disorders, and mental health problems.
(हिन्दी) Dr Sudeep Jain has 15 years of rich experience in spine surgery. He did his MBBS from
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi and MS from All India institute of Medical sciences
He is a an expert in minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) and takes pleasure in training
young spine surgeons about various nuances of endoscopic, micro-endoscopic and keyhole
spine surgery. He is an expert in spinal neurosurgery (spine tumours and congenital
abnormalities), and deformity surgery (scoliosis and kyphosis).
He has several scientific papers/research articles to his credit. He has also authored several
chapters on spine, in textbooks He is regularly invited as guest faculty in many national and
international spine conferences and seminars.
Dr Sudeep Jain works as a consultant to hospitals like MGS Super Speciality Hospital,
Rockland Hospital, RLKC Hospital, Metro Heart Institute, Sunder Lal Jain Hospital, and Kalra
Dr Ashwini has been practicing Ayurveda for 8 years, in India and China. She has a bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS). In addition, her qualifications include- YIC (Yoga Instructor Course) and CFN (Certificate in Food and Nutrition).
Dr Ashwini Kothnur also specialises in Yoga and Ayurvedic diet. She is the in house consultant for AyurUnivers, an online health and wellness portal. Her expertise lies in post-natal weight-management, arthritis, diabetes, and thyroid management. She believes in holistic health management, and helps her patients by guiding them to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Dr Tejal Lathia is a Consultant Endocrinologist, at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi – A Fortis Network
Hospital. As a lady endocrinologist, women oriented hormonal disorders are her areas of interest and
forte. She deals with Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), pregnancy related diabetes mellitus,
perimenopause transition, osteoporosis, thyroid diseases, on a daily basis.
She trained at MGIMS, Sewagram for her MBBS and MD (Medicine) and went on to pursue super
specialisation in Endocrinology at TN Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Navi Mumbai;
where she was awarded gold-medal for her performance.
Dr Muffazal Lakdawala is one of the top bariatric surgeons in Asia. He is the go-to expert for minimal access surgery and brings best-in-class skills to his practice. Dr Lakdawla is also a pioneer in Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery.
He is the Chairman of Institute of Minimal Access Surgical Sciences and Research Centre, Saifee Hospital, Mumbai and Founder of the Centre for Obesity and Digestive Surgery, Mumbai. He is also the President of IFSO- Asia Pacific chapter.
A graduate of the prestigious Grant Medical College in Mumbai, he completed his Masters in Surgery from BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Lakdawala is known for his pioneering work in the field of scarless bariatric surgery and is a keen researcher in the field of diabetes surgery.
In March 2017, Dr Lakdawala won the ‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of The Year Award 2017’, in Medical Category. He is a TEDX speaker and author of the bestselling book, The Eat-Right Prescription.
Dr Rukamani Nair is a medical superintendent at Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram. She is one
of the top physiotherapists in Delhi. She was awarded the Best Naturopathy Consultant Award for
AROGYA 2003, 2004 and 2005 organised by the department of ISM&H, Ministry of Health & Family
Welfare, Government of India. Nair was also honoured with Prevention of Drug Abuse through
Naturopathy Award from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
She is a graduate from Manipur University and earned Msc. and MBA degrees from V M University. Her
articles have been published in over 50 newspapers and journals, and she regularly delivers talks on
leading TV and radio channels.
Dr Rukhamani has worked closely with the government of India on various projects and was also a
member of the Department of AYUSH. She aims to make people healthier via Naturotherapy and Yoga,
she regularly conducts workshops in leading corporates and has organized over 200 free camps for
A health promotion specialist and healthcare technologist with more than 15-years of
experience across industries and roles, Dr Vijay Janagama is a diabetologist by profession.
Also a certified wellness practitioner, he has been one of the visionaries who conceptualised
and established India’s first transition care facility, SuVitas in 2015. He steers SuVitas’ thrust
in research, innovation, and development of patient-centric rehabilitation care models.
An ardent champion advocating the benefits of a transition care for developing a superior
healthcare ecosystem for the country, Dr Vijay has presented seminal research work in post
hospitalisation care at several prestigious platforms including World Stroke Congress, World
Congress of Neurology, and World Congress of Neuro Rehabilitation.
Dr Sonal Kumta is the head of the department, Obstetrician and Gynecology at Fortis Hospital. She has
over a decade of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. Her area of expertise lies in Infertility
management, including Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and other high risk
Dr Sonal Kumta has treated several patients suffering from gynaecological problems. She has published
several papers in India and abroad; and is a member of many prestigious medical associations.
Dr. Matthew Jacob is a visiting consultant at SPARSH Superspecialty hospital.
Trained extensively at some of the best institutes in the UK, he performs both living donor and cadaveric transplant of the liver. He has performed many successful lacroscopic surgeries. His special interests lie in complex surgeries for cancers of the liver, gall bladder, liver, bile duct and pancreas.
Dr Ravinder Pal Singh is a well-known Liver and Kidney transplant, HPB and GI surgeon. He has been in the field of medicine and surgery for more than 22 years, with more than 15 years of experience as a surgeon and a decade of experience as a transplant surgeon and as an administrator. Currently, he consults on the online platform, Lybrate.
He did MBBS and Ms from LNJP Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College; M.Ch. in surgical gastroenterology/G.I. surgery from GB Pant Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College. In addition, he completed a fellowship In HPB Surgery and Liver Transplant – GRIPMER from Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi.
He received ‘Best Aorta Suturing Award’ in International Surgical Update during his MS (General Surgery) residency. He has to his credit the resection strategies for various stages of gallbladder cancer. He is widely recognised for surgeries of oesophagus, stomach and duodenum, liver, spleen, gallbladder, bile duct, pancreas, small bowel, colon, rectum, and anal canal. He has an extensive experience in both congenital and acquired, and benign and malignant conditions related to GI surgery, HPB surgery, paediatric surgery, and mesenteric vascular surgeries.
Dr Bhasker Semitha is a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, with a vast experience, and participation in
innumerable research studies and conferences. He has also been at teaching positions in various
Dr Bhasker is well-recognised for his innovation and skills in: Aortic Aneurysm Surgeries, Bypass Surgery,
Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS), Heart and Lung Transplantation, Implementation of the
Artificial Heart and Heart Support System (LVAD), Heart Valve Repair and Replacement, Vascular
Surgery, Heart Defect Repair, Arterial Coronary Off Pump Surgeries and Valve Repairs.
Dr Swati Garekar is an American Board trained Paediatric Cardiologist from Children’s Hospital of
Michigan, the USA. Presently, with over a decade of experience, she diagnoses and manages infants and
children, and adults with heart defects. Her areas of interest are cardiomyopathies (heart failure), heart
transplant medicine, foetal echocardiography, advanced echocardiographic imaging along with 3 D
Dr Jankhana Hakani is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Counsellor with 7 years of experience. She is the founder and owner of Mind Help Clinic in Fort, Mumbai. Dr Hakani completed DPM (Diploma in Psychological Medicine) from Grant Medical College, Mumbai and M.B.B.S. from B.J. Medical College, Pune.
She treats patients of all age-group, suffering from psychiatric illness and dementia. Dr Hakani is proficient in psychiatric evaluation, consultations, and psychopharmacological treatment.
Additionally, she provides counselling for premarital and post-marital issues, stress and anger management. She also helps her patients with various relaxation therapies and provides counselling to caregivers to relieve them of stress and burden.
Dr Hakani has conducted various lectures on different psychiatric illness to varied audience and believes in adopting a holistic approach while treating her patients.
Seema Sondhi is a yoga, wellness, and holistic lifestyle guru certified by the International Sivananda Vedanta and Yoga Centre. Founder of ‘Seema Sondhi: The Yoga Studio’, she specialises in the practice of Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga. Seema also teaches pre-and post-natal yoga for pregnant women and new mothers; as well as therapeutic yoga, catered to specific illnesses/injuries. Seema lives in New Delhi with her family, and an army of dogs.
Dr. Aruna Kalra is currently the Director- Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the CK Birla Hospital for Women. She brings with her over 17 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology across some of the best hospitals including Batra Hospital, Paras Hospital and Kasturba Medical College. Dr Aruna Kalra graduated from BRD Medical college and KMC Mangalore, and has been awarded with a gold medal for academic excellence. An expert in scarless laparoscopic surgeries, her areas of interest include minimally invasive gynaecological surgeries, high-risk pregnancies, and vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).
Dr Kedar Tilwe is a Psychiatrist, Sexologist and Geriatric Psychiatrist at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi – A
Fortis Network Hospital in Mumbai. He has over 9 years of clinical experience. He completed his DNB
(Psychiatry) from J K Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre, Mumbai, DPM (Psychiatry) from Dr
DY Patil Medical College and Hospital, and MBBS from Jawarharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer.
Dr. Tilwe is an active member of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Association of Medical Consultants,
Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the National Academy of Medical Sciences. Some of Dr Tilwe’s
services include bipolar disorder treatment, grief counselling, schizophrenia treatment, psychoanalysis,
early parenting issues, and so on.
With experience spanning over half a decade in the field, Jainee Gandhi, is the first Indian and 20th in Asia to have a Certified Image Professional (CIP)certification from the prestigious Association of Image Consultants International (AICI). Her personal motto – “refuse to be unseen” is strongly reflected in all her work for her clients and the image professionals she trains. She harbours within her a zeal to assist every individual portray their best authentic image – with a special focus on their appearance – for more often than not there is nothing more impactful than what first meets the human eye. After years of experimenting with the tenets of style trends she concludes that, “Style is inclusive of all age, size and colour. Restrictions of any sort in this regard will only limit clients in a box and not let them explore their true worth.”
Jainee is the founder of ImagEdge Academy in Mumbai & Singapore that certifies people globally and this course currently has not been offered in India by anyone else.
She has also served as a prior active member of FICCI Flo and VP-Marketing for IMPA and senior alumni from ICBI where she has trained over 100 image consultants under her guidance.
Dr Sharmila Patil is a Consultant— Dermatology, at Fortis Hospital, Mulund and an expert in vitiligo,
psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and trichology. Dr Patil is also a Professor and Head of the
Department at D Y Patil School of Medicine. She completed her MBBS from Grant Medical College and
Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai; DDVL from College of Physicians and Surgeons Mumbai; and MD Dermatology
from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai.
Dr Sandeep Patil heads the department of Intensive Care and Internal Medicine at Fortis
Hospital, Kalyan. He has over a decade of rich experience in his field. His area of expertise lies in
performing ICU procedures, including IABP insertion, transvenous pacing, and managing
critically ill patients. His areas of interest are in Sepsis and ARDS.
(हिन्दी) Dr Deepesh Venkatraman is a consultant, interventional cardiologist at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bengaluru. He is an alumnus of the Madras Medical College. Dr Venkatraman has done specialisation and super-specialisation in cardiology with top honours. He offers an entire gamut of interventional options in cardiology- all through a needle prick – ranging from simple and complex angioplasty for heart attack, pacemaker/ICD implantation, endovascular valvular surgeries, device closure of birth-defects in heart.
Dr Venkatraman possesses up-to-date, state-of-the-art interventional expertise and is also a compassionate and approachable next door cardiologist. His proficiency in all the Indian languages including Bengali, English, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada adds to his connectivity and comfort with a wide population of patients.
Charu Kapur is a New Delhi based DNA 3 certified Theta Healer, and advanced Angel Healer. An inherent psychic and intuitive personality since childhood, Charu’s intense personal journey and miraculous healing of others has led her to launch her unique methodology, with direct messages/instructions from the Creator – Core Healing™. Charu conducts one-to-one and group healing or meditative therapy, and Skype or telephone sessions.
Dr Kaushal Malhan is a leading knee and hip surgeon, specialising in joint replacement and regional
resurfacing. He is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive joint replacement and has also earned a
name in the Limca Book of Records for his breakthrough ‘Tissue Preserving Total Knee Replacement
Technique’ which decreases the time of post-operative recovery. With over 25 years of experience, Dr
Malhan has brought in several new knee and hip replacement techniques to India.
Zorian Cross is a New Delhi based Tarot Reader, Astrologer, Numerologist, and a Psychic Medium. An award-winning Actor, Playwright, and Theatre Director, he is a Yogi, and a pop-culture lover at heart. Zorian believes that no one can push your buttons if you embrace the magic within; a diktat that inspires his perspectives on love, sex, and the mysteries of the Universe.
Dr Madhusudan B K is a consultant, neurology and epileptology at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bengaluru. He completed his MBBS from AIIMS in 2002 and pursed his MD in General Medicine and DM Neurology from a prestigious medical college in Bangalore. Later, he underwent training in epilepsy and epilepsy surgery workup with video EEG and intracranial electrode EEG monitoring at Toronto Western Hospital, UHN, Canada.
Dr Madhusudan is experienced in treating patients with epilepsy, pre-surgical evaluation of medically refractory epilepsy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), stroke, Parkinson’s disease, spondylosis, neuropathy, neuromuscular disorders, acute neurological conditions such as ADEM, meningitis, GBS, headache, migraine et cetera.
Dr Sonawane, an MD – Hair Transplant Surgeon, and PG Diploma in Trichology, is the Managing Director at Bloom Hair Transplant Clinic. In the last 7-years, Bloom Hair Transplant Clinic has demonstrated absolute dedication to maintain and enhance the image of individuals through personalized, hi-technology enabled, and result oriented treatment for hair transplant.
Dr Sonawane has done over a 1000 procedures using latest technology and personalised care. It’s noteworthy, that he maintains a non-negotiable approach when it comes to patients’ safety. His mission in life is to always give more than what he has committed.
Dr Avinash T S is a specialist in urology, and multi-organ transplant surgery. He also has vast experience in performing kidney transplant surgery. Besides laparoscopy, he has rich experience in managing various urological problems including kidney stone disease, enlarged prostate, urological cancers, urethral stricture, urological problems in children and women. He is a consultant urologist in SPARSH Superspecialty hospital.
Dr Avinash a published researcher with over 25 scientific papers added to his credentials.
A masters in psychology, Preeti spent a decade of her life in a corporate job. But her love for the outdoors, and being an avid sportsperson, swimmer, kickboxer, and certified scuba diver meant that she could not confine herself to a desk. She decided to pursue her passion of helping people get and stay fit by exploring new facets of traditional exercises.
She is a Master Rehab Trainer, and a Kinesio taping pro. Functional training, kettlebell training, pre & post-partum exercise, and special populations are her forte. In addition, she is a weight loss and management nutritionist, as well as a sports nutritionist. She leaves her clients stronger, healthier, and feeling and looking better than ever before from the inside out!
Dr Rinky Kapoor is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist, Cosmetologist and Trichologist at S L Raheja
Fortis Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Kapoor trained at the National Skin Centre, Singapore and at Stanford
University, the USA.
A celebrity skin doctor, Dr Rinky Kapoor has won many honours such as ‘Best Dermatologist in Mumbai’,
‘Most Valuable and Admired Cosmetic Dermatologist in India’ and ‘Best Dermatologist in India’, for her
expert dermatology care, affordable and reliable skincare, haircare and nail care.
Dr Rajiv Lochan is a visiting consultant at SPARSH Superspecialty hospital. Being highly trained in liver, kidney and pancreas transplant, complex liver, pancreatic and biliary (gall bladder and bile duct) surgeries, he is also highly trained in hepato pancreato biliary and multi-organ transplant surgeries. He has done his medical training across 3 countries – India, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Dr Lochan has his special interests in hilar tumours, HPB resection without the use of blood/blood products, improving the outcomes of hepatocellular
carcinoma treatment and making living donor hepatectomy safer.
Dr Chanchal is a qualified Fetal Medicine specialist with a keen interest in high risk pregnancy and fetal interventions. She did her MBBS from Lady Harding Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi, where the extensive exposure to high risk pregnancy and paediatrics kindled her interest in the subject. After finishing her post-graduation and senior residency from Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, she went to National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore to pursue super-specialization in Maternal Fetal Medicine. She worked in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) of NUH’s renowned Obstetrics and Gynecology department for 2 years and also obtained her fellowship during this period. She also acquired Membership of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MRCOG, UK) in 2010. She is certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF, UK) to perform the 11-13+6 weeks’ scan, anomaly scan, obstetric Dopplers, cervical screening and invasive procedures. She was a full time consultant at Apollo Centre for Fetal Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi prior to joining Birthright, by Rainbow Children’s Hospital.
Surina Sehgal currently works for the NHS as a General Dental Practitioner. Being someone who is heavily passionate about food, particularly healthy and nutritional foods, she was gripped on the links between poor nutrition and a host of dental problems. Realising the astonishing correlation between diet and oral health, she decided to create ‘The Foodie Dentist’ to inspire and educate people about the importance of healthy eating and the effects it has on oral health and development. On her page, she shares her learnings on food, healthy recipes, oral health, and having a good time without compromising on dental health altogether.
Dhriti Udeshi is a nutrition consultant and fitness trainer. She holds a master’s degree in finance
and has worked at Morgan Stanley. Her switch to the sphere of nutrition and fitness, although a
difficult decision, has been extremely rewarding.
Dhriti studied Nutrition, Weight Management and Sports Nutrition from the American College
of Sports Medicine. She is a certified Personal Trainer from K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences.
Additionally, she is also an IFAA Certified Functional Trainer.
Dhriti’s start-up, Newtrition, was formed in early 2017, with the hope of creating one-stop
lifestyle destination for sustainable and custom-made transformation, inside out. She offers
simplified, tailor-made consultations for nutrition and fitness, as well as a growing range of
health snacks. Her expertise lies in the ‘low-carb lifestyle’ – a science that she believes is
extremely simple and transparent.
Dr Vrunda Lotlikar completed her BAMS (Bachelors in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) from Goa
University. She did a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Research from Bombay College of Pharmacy.
She has been a part of various internship programs including Operations Management from Apollo
Hospital, Bangalore, and Clinical Administration from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospitals and
Medical Research Institute, Mumbai. Prior to joining Birla Ayurveda as an Ayurveda expert, Dr
Vrunda worked as regional manager for Vedicure Wellness Clinics and Hospitals, Goa.
Dr. Vrunda has also conducted Panchakarma treatment procedures including Vaman, Virechan,
Basti and Nasya. As a Panchakrama professional, she has specialised in performing Uttarbasti
procedures in infertile female patients.
Umang is a well-known health and lifestyle expert and an established nutritionist. She is also
the founder of ‘Umang World- Good Health Good Life’. Her immense popularity within her
clientele is an outcome of her highly effective and customized diet plans.
Her clients have recovered from serious health disorders like diabetes, cardiac issues,
thyroid, PCOS, and many others health issues through an effective, multi-faceted food and
nutritious diet regimen designed by her. She specialises in palate-friendly, healthy options in
optimum combinations considering the individual body type.
Her passion for client’s health and improving lives through good nutrition reflects in her
expertise, counselling and advice on mental health. Her holistic body-mind and soul
approach comprises of healthy eating coupled with meditation to cleanse the sub conscious
thus rejuvenating oneself in totality.
Aarti Asrani uses different modalities to help people lead healthier and happier lives, naturally. Her journey began with Access Consciousness, when her own health and emotional issues tormented her. Today, she has helped facilitate several people, world over, to overcome health and emotional issues such as vertigo, insomnia, stress, indigestion, immunity problems, depression, separation, and more. Aarti holds various workshops on relationships, money, de-stressing, and others, based on creating more awareness. Editor-in-Chief of Youth Incorporated, high fashion photographer Amit Khanna, Lowe Lintas, Rolta, and Uttam Galva are some of the names she is connected with for her services. She has also authored a well-received book, which is available on Amazon. Aarti’s goal is to create more joy in the world through consciousness.
After doing his post-graduation in Anesthesiology, Dr Praveen Khilnani completed his three year paediatric residency (equivalent to MD Paediatrics), followed by obtaining American board certification in Pediatrics. He then completed a two year fellowship in paediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care in Harvard University affiliated mass general and Boston Children’s Hospitals, Boston, Massachussettes,USA. He is working as a clinical director at Rainbow Children’s Hospitals; in addition to being director for critical care areas of neonatal and padiatric intensive care. Dr Khilnani has many national and international publications and has written books on padiatrics intensive care and neonatal and paediatric mechanical ventilation. He has also been awarded by Indian Medical Association Vishishth Chikitsa Ratan award on his contribution to critical medicine in India, Development of IAP fellowships, FNB and DNB programs in paediatric intensive care. He’s also actively involved in delivering guest lecturers in many local, national and international medical programs.
Dr Mahima Bakshi, is a mother and child wellness expert. She specialises in antenatal, perinatal, postnatal and lactation education. She prepares couples for the right parenting through counselling. She also conducts adolescent health workshops. She has been a former health columnist with Absolute India, a Mumbai-based newspaper. She writes blogs on mother and child health. She has just finished writing her first book ‘Birthing Naturally’ which focuses on pregnancy wellness and childbirth preparation for couples to encourage more natural deliveries in India which is soon to get published. She has trained contestants of Miss North India, Mrs India Worldwide on women’s health and wellness. She has been trained at Nanavati Hospital Mumbai, has worked with Apollo Cradle Royale and is on panel with Fortis Escorts Faridabad for past four years. She is also on panel with TOI for their school program to promote adolescent health in schools in Delhi NCR.
She has received recognitions from Former education minister Mrs Smriti Irani, Dr Aditi Govitrikar Mrs World 2001, FOGSI , Railway Ministry, JIVA Ayurveda and many others on International Women’s day for her contribution towards women’s health. She is a strong believer and supporter for Yoga for women and adolescents and has been interviewed by various news channels. She has also been face of breastfeeding campaigns with several brands during International lactation week.
Dr Muyeed Mohammed is a Paediatrician and Neonatologist with an experience of 8 years. He practices at Motherhood Hospital, Bangalore.
Dr Muyeed Mohammed completed MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2003. He earned diploma in Child Health (DCH) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2007, and DNB – Paediatrics from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2011.
Nomita Hathiramani is a certified Integrative Nutrition Counsellor, and the founder of Coco Glo. She helps women discover their optimum health potential through a combined healing approach of nutrition, biochemical therapy, lifestyle modifications, and energetics. Her main areas of expertise are anti-ageing, enhancing digestion, regaining energy, and weight loss. Her own journey began in her early 20s, when she was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance that caused excess weight, poor digestion, and chronic acne flare-ups. Her extensive knowledge in and passion for holistic health helped her self-heal. This further enhanced her faith in self-healing, and encouraged her to study nutrition and help others live life optimally. Apart from her one-on-one practice, she spreads awareness through writing articles for leading wellness platforms, and has also been featured by Harper’s Bazaar.
Currently practicing in CK Birla Hospital for Women, Dr. Deepika Aggarwal has over 15 years of clinical experience including 12 years of enriched experience as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at a number of hospitals across London and the UK including Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Whittington Healthcare NHS Trust, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust and Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS trust. She has completed her MBBS and DGO from Maulana Azad Medical College, and MRCOG from London. She is RCOG accredited for open and endoscopic gynaecology surgery, RCOG accredited for advanced delivery suite practitioner and a BSCCP (London) accredited colposcopist. A member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London, she has developed and implemented several audits and evidenced based policies for hospitals in London and has authored several publications in international journals. Her expertise lies in high-risk pregnancies, normal deliveries, vaginal birth after previous caesarean section, managing bad obstetric history and endoscopic surgery (operative Hysteroscopy and operative laparoscopy). Having established perinatal mental health services for pregnant women in a London NHS hospital, she has expertise in managing pregnant women with past or current psychological issues.
Currently practicing in CK Birla Hospital for Women, Dr. Rachna Singh has over 15 years of experience with corporate private sector hospitals of repute including Paras and Max Hospitals. She has also worked with the Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore. She graduated from Safdarjang Hospital and finished her MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College, the most renowned hospital for women’s care. She is ultrasound trained and holds an Ian Donald Diploma in Sonography. Her areas of interest include critical care obstetrics; laparoscopic gynaecological surgeries, menopausal health and adolescent health.
Dr. Hassan Yasin is well-known for his work in child and adolescent psychiatry, and holds a passion for mental wellness. He firmly believes that people can be empowered to proactively take ownership of their mental wellness, and is on a mission to spread this message to the world. He is a graduate of University of Liverpool Medical School, and is also the founder of ‘moodit’ – a mood-sharing mental wellness app that crowd sources positivity to give users tools to understand and take control of their mental health.
Neeha Nagpal is a practising lawyer by profession and a holistic-health ambassador by passion.
Neeha has been through a journey of fat to fit. She battled extreme Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) and diabetes at the age of 32, owing to a stressful work schedule and unhealthy lifestyle. But by 33, she has turned her life around; she was cured of PCOD, was off-insulin, and knocked off a whopping 24 kgs – all possible because of her diligent efforts and understanding of what it truly means to be ‘healthy’! She’s found her calling in helping other women through their journey of transformation. Currently, despite an active legal career, she pursues nutrition at Integrative Nutrition.
A firm believer of ‘What the mind believes, the body can achieve,’ she wants to spread the same message among the larger audience and help them find health and happiness the way she did.
Dr. Atish Laddad, has more than 10 years of experience in paediatrics and is the head of three pediatric units in Mumbai: CuddlesNCare Hospital, Kohinoor Hospital and Zen Hospital. Dr. Atish is an alumnus of the prestigious Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital. He is the founder member of The Paediatric Network (TPN).
Dr Atish Laddad, his wife Dr. Chaitali Laddad and a group of practitioners have set up an online programme to introduce improvements in the field of paediatrics. Through this online programme, Dr. Atish aims to address the mounting needs of paediatric care by facilitating parents with a hassle-free and round the clock expert guidance.
Dr. Atish Laddad’s works have been featured extensively in publications like The Times of India, DNA, Business India, Hindu Business Line and YourStory.
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Kejal Sheth, the founder and managing director of Nutrivity is a NEP certified entrepreneur, nutritionist is a lifestyle weight-loss and online consultancy expert.A certified diabetes educator, with a degree in weight management consultancy and specialising in sports nutrition and online consultation, Ms Sheth is recognised for her research work in incorporating taste and health with customised nutrition plans. Ms Sheth has over 3 years of practical experience in India. She is famous for being amongst to tremendously work with the 200+ clients. Ms Sheth’s passion for helping people to withstand obesity and her extraordinary initiative to create awareness amongst people to stay slim and healthy is a global cause which she wants to fulfil. She offers wide range of different programs, including weight loss, weight gain, diabetes, hypertension and much more through online and in-person consultation. She makes sure to stay personally in touch with all her clients through Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp and other mediums to provide exemplary services through her company Nutrivity.in. She also loves cooking and experiment with new healthy recipes for her clients.
Dr. Dipti Patel is a renowned gynaecologist who heads a leading maternity and fertility hospital called ‘Love N Care’ in Surat, Gujarat, and has proudly delivered hundreds of babies through IVF. She possesses over 25 years of superior experience in the various sub-specialties of obstetrics and gynaecology and continues to be a favourite to anyone who’s ever had a chance to consult with her!
The ‘Mind’ of Folk Fitness, Aarti Pandey is inspired by India’s rich culture and a thirst for fitness. She wanted to bring forth a sense of fitness inclusiveness for all age groups aiming to make India a fit country. Being a women entrepreneur, she sees Folk Fitness as an entrepreneurship platform for housewives, fitness enthusiasts, and fitness trainers irrespective of gender and region.
Folk Fitness, now, has over 700 fitness trainers across 18 cities in India with presence in Australia. Started her journey with Bharatanatyam for strong classical dance knowledge, Aarti founded Pune’s premier Dance academy DDLL in 2010 as her first and very successful entrepreneurial endeavour. This venture further expanded to launch Fiber Fitness Services Pvt. Ltd in 2013.
Aarti has learnt Indian folk dances for many years under the expert guidance of Late Indumati Lele and represented Maharashtra and India at many national and international dance competitions. After being trained in various Indian folk and Latin American dance styles, Aarti started teaching dance to various dance and fitness enthusiasts.
Currently, she holds an experience of more than 20,000+ hours of teaching dance fitness. With an MBA in Sales and Marketing from Welingkar Institute of Management, Aarti has with her more than 6 years of corporate experience. Being a mother of two, she also efficiently manages her work life balance by spending quality time with her family. She was recently recognised as a Champion Mentor on Sheroes.com – a women-only portal.
A marketer by profession Nidhi Ramchandani is a passionate home chef-turned-health moron who is a sucker for all things fresh, natural, and healthy. Right from sourcing the ingredients to growing micro-greens and fermenting some foods, her forte is to make the most of what’s available in her kitchen! Known for having dinner at 8:00 p.m., cooked fresh and served in style, Nidhi’s tag—“Mumbai_health_moron”—has dedicated followers for daily feeds and tips on easy healthy living.
With the motto “You are what you feed your mind, body, and soul”, her personal health journey started with fixing her allergy issues by monitoring her food, exercise regime, and moving to grandma’s school of thought of “all things natural”.
Next up her sleeve is the Garage Demo-Kitchen Project where she aims to bring together more health junkies to cook, learn, eat, and teach as a community.
Dr Shagun Sarabhai Ajmera is a woman of many talents. A doctor by profession (B.H.M.S) from CMP Homeopathic Medical College and having completed an advance course in classical homeopathy conducted by Dr George Vithoulkas (Greece) Dr Shagun has been practising medicine in Mumbai for several years now.
To add to her achievements, she was crowned Miss India Worldwide in South Africa in 2008.
After this tremendous success, she was an anchor in Zoom TV and Zing (by Zee) and had collaborated with Revlon, Canon, and Kingfisher for advertisements. She had even walked the ramp for Deepika Gehani, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Azeem Khan, all the while juggling her medical career.
For Dr Shagun health is not a goal that can be achieved in one day; it’s a constant process of being healthy which is achieved by being positive, including 30 minutes of physical exertion in the daily routine, and eating right. A believer of staying natural, she has not popped a single pill in the last 30 years, not even a Crocin!
Dr Syed Nazim Hussain is a renowned dermatologist with sound experience in clinical dermatology and facial aesthetics. He is an internationally trained cosmetologist specialising in Botox, fillers, and hair transplants. His client list includes Bollywood stars and other well-known personalities. He is a faculty member at LG life sciences and at Asia Pacific Allergan Medical academy. He is also a reviewer of The International Journal of Dermatology (IJD), along with being an expert in facial aesthetics and face sculpting. Dr Hussain has, in the past, been a consultant at Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, and HOD, Dermatology, at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon.
Akshar, popularly called Grandmaster Akshar, is the founder of Akshar Yoga. He is noted amongst the leading yoga practitioners of the world; he travels extensively, learning and spreading the art of yoga. Akshar has been associated with yoga since his early childhood, and has been practicing since the last 21 years. Today, at Akshar Yoga, Grandmaster Akshar and his team train more than 250,000 students all over the world, via both online and offline platforms. Grandmaster Akshar now has 14 schools in the country under the Akshar Power Yoga banner.
Tanya believes that the best way to succeed in the future is to create it. She is the Director of the Centre for Ethical Life & Leadership (CELL), a not-for-profit CSR and sustainability advisory.
A Master of Science (MSc) in Science Communication from Australian National University (ANU), Tanya specialises in converting complex scientific and technical issues to easily understood and interesting stories that can be communicated through various media to the right audience. She has done a course in Business Ethics and Sustainability from Nyenrode Business Universiteit (University of Utrecht, Netherlands) and holds a Permaculture Design certificate that is based on creating a compound web of life and technologies to create self-sustaining systems.
Tanya is also the India representative of the EPEA (Environmental Protection and Encouragement Agency), Germany, and is affiliated with the worldwide movement – Cradle-to-Cradle, which provides a practical path for businesses to go beyond sustainability.
Tanya is also the Founder and Director of Observing I, which is successfully electrifying schools in rural Uttar Pradesh with solar energy, and distributing solar lanterns to school-going children in villages with either no electricity or with an unreliable supply.
Nyela Kapadia is a qualified, experienced and professional trainer with plenty of variety in her training style which is both unique and effective. She’s a certified Reebok Step Trainer, Reebok Group Trainer and Reebok Core Pilates Trainer. She’s also a licensed instructor for Doonya: The Bollywood Workout, which has been brought to the world from New York for the first time (www.doonya.com) and a licensed BOKWA instructor. She is currently in the process of clearing her International Kettle bell Level 1 training. With great passion for her work she keeps updated with all the latest fitness trends and loves to be in a continuous process of learning and nurturing herself as well as others.
Sumiran Kashyap Sahni is a chamomile tea loving freelance writer; formerly a caffeine loving financial services recruitment consultant. Her areas of interest are health and wellness, beauty, fashion, (a smattering of) prose, and any work of nature, or the human hand, that delights her heart. On the World Wide Web, she’s also known as Thinking Totty. She specifically writes about health and wellness from a lifestyle-choice perspective, and gets all her bright ideas when she’s practicing yoga, or chakra and reiki meditation.
A few of Nipa’s favourite things are to wake up to a beach, collect experiences around the world, and‘google’ just about everything that makes her curious! Born and brought up in Mumbai, she spent 15 years in the corporate world (and somehow found the time to extensively study Finance and Marketing as well), developed skills in human behaviour, and learnt that actionable goals can get one almost anywhere. Somewhere between chasing deadlines, pursuing new hobbies, and discovering beautiful places, Nipa underwent a ‘360-degree’ transformation that led her to her calling – as a certified health, wellness, and life coach, as well as a certified practitioner of reconnective healing.
As the founder of Eat.Breathe.Smile and the co-founder of 360 The Wellness Concept, her endeavour is to create a platform for wellness, and work with entrepreneurs, individuals, and corporates in India
through events, focused consultancy, and practicing ‘reconnective healing’.
An MA in Sociology of Health Care from Warwick University, UK, Anjali was interested in reiki healing since a long time. Even her final dissertation was on the acceptance of reiki as a complementary therapy for cure.
Coming from a household of doctors and having a spiritual bent of mind (she now understands that the material and the spiritual are just two ends of the same continuum), she tried her hand at reiki, theta, and aura healing, and was smitten! Currently, Anjali is into a modality called Serenity Surrender, which emphasises healing of the self (soul).
Taran Gehlot was born in Kenya, and is a passionate wildlife photographer. Having graduated from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in 2008, she then worked in various hotels and safari lodges around the world, and through this, Taran discovered her love for wildlife, conservation, breath-taking landscapes, and unspoiled nature. Photography for Taran is not about what she sees, rather it’s about the way she sees things and how she allows herself to explore the wonders of the world! Whenever she picks up her camera, it gives her the capacity to be in the moment and be mindful of what is around her, almost like being in a peaceful meditative state, making her feel at one with her surroundings. When Taran isn’t attached to her camera, she works with teachers and children to improve the traditional school life, loves to cook, and experience new adventures!
Pinky is a counselling psychologist and has been working as a consultant with Phoenix Hospital, New Delhi, since the last fourteen years. She has a post graduate degree in Counselling Psychology. Her areas of expertise include diagnosing and helping people with depression, anxiety disorders, emotional problems, personality problems, lack of confidence, marital relationship issues, developing social skills, and parenting guidelines.
Pinky is also qualified in the use of hypnotherapy for personal problems arising from traumas buried in a person’s subconscious mind. She uses hypnotherapy also for removing fear, building self-esteem, seeking ways out of sexual problems, and various other problematic behaviours.
Pinky has recently written a book on parenting.
Dimple Mukherjee is a women’s coach, speaker, and contributing author of Women Rising (Vol. 3). She combines 20 plus years of experience as an occupational therapist with integrative health coaching and positive psychology certifications to help women harness the healing and transformative power of female connections for personal growth. After a decade of struggles and ultimately some rock-bottom moments, Dimple realised that shame had held her back from liberation. Through connection, compassion, and courage, she developed Shame Resilience, her most powerful tool. From this knowing, Dimple created Bindi Parlour, a safe space for women to embrace themselves and to create positive shifts in their lives through conversations and soul play.
Dimple’s highest truth is that women need a tribe to lead the world.
When she is not helping women ignite their inner spark, Dimple loves to travel all over the world, dances to Bollywood music, is on a constant path of self-learning, volunteers her time with Everyday Child, parents teenagers (a full time gig and then some), and is busy dreaming up a way of purchasing that beach home in the Caribbean.
Shivi Dua is a healer, trainer, and author. She has more than 18 years of experience in
energy healing. Shivi is the founder of the healing modality called Serenity Surrender (SS). SS
is taught by as many as 50 teachers and practiced by around 1000 individuals, in India and
Shivi has authored three books— Let the Power Be With You, Let Go Mom…I Will Be Fine,
and Eternity. Extracts of her books have appeared in the ‘Speaking Tree’ section of The
Times Of India. Her work and books have been facilitating self-empowerment for many
across the globe.
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