Meet the Experts

Gagan   Sharma
Wine Professional, Mixologist

India’s very few wine professionals, Gagan Sharma, a sommelier and also a certified mixologist. He has been certified from the court of Master Sommeliers, UK, a certificate that is regarded as the pioneer of wine education across the globe.

Shivani   Patil
Educationist

Mrs Shivani Vijay Patil is the vision behind Pushpankur School of Autism, where she contributes to the society by providing a nurturing atmosphere to the special kids. Her values of integrity & excellent team work lie in the fact that she is a sportswoman, leading the woman's cricket team at the University. Her inclination towards cultural activities is seen at all the events organised at the D Y Patil Stadium & throughout the University.
Ms. Shivani Vijay Patil is a positive and meticulous individual who impresses one and all with her pleasing personality. AsI walk away with the feeling in my mind, after having interacted with this magnificent lady, that the most beautiful thing a woman can wear is her confidence & intelligence. She is the mother to three lovely children, a mentor to all the staff of the University, a teacher to the students, an affectionate homemaker and somebody who everyone seeks guidance and advice from!

Rakhee   Vaswani
Chef, Entrepreneur

Rakhee is certified by Le Cordon Bleu at Gordon Ramsay's Tante Marie in London. Touted to be the 'Desi Nigella' of India, Rakhee is a natural with flavors and textures, her biggest asset being her strong palate and a deep rooted passion for the culinary arts and food the industry.

Namita   Ambani
Entrepreneur

Namita’s decision to launch her passionate e-venture Dial Organic was born out of a simple necessity for her to source good quality, organic food and products for her newborn. The glaring lack of trusted, consistent options that are affordable for an everyday mother led her to combine her two most loved passions, health and business, to create Dial Organic.

Manish   Lakhani
Traveler, Photographer and Adventurer

Manish is an adventurer who gave up his job as a computer network engineer and took his bicycle to explore the real India where he covered 22 states in 6 months time.

Swati   Sahoo
Wine, Spirits and Food Professional

A journalist and an avid blogger, Swati considers writing as a powerful tool with which one can provide lot of information to their interested genre of readers. Her interest in food, wine and spirits and journalism took her to pursue a career in this field and led her to begin her very own blog, Nosh 'n' Plonk.

Marvie   Ann Beck
Make-up Artist and Hair-Stylist

Ever wondered how many Bollywood beauties like Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and Katrina Kaif look flawless and stunning every time you see them? The talented hand behind their picture-perfect appearance is the Master of Make-Up and India’s Award Winning celebrity makeup artist and hair stylist, Marvie Ann Beck. With over 20 years of experience, Marvie has worked with them all. She is also the only Indian Makeup artist to have worked with two Oscar Winning Actresses such as Hilary Swank and Cate Blanchett.

Ganesha   Speaks
Astrologer

Ganesha Speaks is India’s #1 Astrology portal. Ganesha Speaks predicts the daily horoscope. We also take personal questions related to career, marriage, business and finance.

Dr. Anita   Gautam
Psychiatrist

Dr. Anita Gautam is a Consultant Psychiatrist, Gautam Hospital & Research Center and the Gautam Institute of Behavioral Sciences and Alternative Medicine, Jaipur.

Awarded with the “Dr. Indla Rama Subba Reddy- IAPP Award 2012”

City Icon Award 2016, Women’s Honor Award (Nari Tujhe Salam) April 2017, Indian Trailblazer Women Award 2017, Abhivyakti Welfare Society Appreciation Award 2017, Women of The Future Award 2017

Dr. Anita has contributed a great deal to the society.

She has an extensive work experience of 7 years and has participated and presented scientific research papers in many psychiatric conferences. Moreover, her research papers have been published in several journals. Some of these include:

Publications

“Mentally ill Woman and protection under Indian law- How realistic?” In special supplement of Journal of IAPP.

“Metabolic syndrome with special reference to Schizophrenia. Published in Psychiatry in India: training and training Centers second edition 2015.

“Interface of law and psychiatric problem of children: Clinical Practice Guidelines “Role of antioxidants in generalized anxiety disorder and depression.” Indian journal of Psychiatry – 2012.

Publications in General Magazines

Debutlife Magazine four articles. 1 Stress How to deal. 2. Emotional Empowerment of Women. 3. Emotional intelligence: essence of marriage. 4. Child Abuse.

“Dementia – Current concepts and management” and “Mental illness and female gender ” published in “Swasthya Chintan”

Blogs on Regular bases in “First Mom Club”, “Mycity for Kids” and “O Womania”, “Vamaindia”, “Jaipur Women Blog”.

Apart from these achievements, her journey as a psychiatrist, was also documented on D.D Rajasthan named “Naam Roshan Karegi Betiya” and “Udaan” Programme on All Indioa Radio (100.3 FM). She is frequently invited as expert guests to give view on various topic like women empowerment child abuse, yoga & mental health, women and alcohol, tobacco and society, women trafficking, stress and exams, Stress Management, suicides on various TV channels like First India News, Samachar Plus, Zee Marudha, Jan TV, Sahara Samay, News 18, IB News Channel, Patrika TV and ETV Rajasthan, News India. She has also organized free health check up camp for old age people, underprivileged children, de addiction awareness programmes, Women Mental Health and Schizophrenia Awareness programmes.

Dr Ushy   Mohan Das
Energy Trainer, Behavioral Therapist, Writer

Dr Ushy Mohan Das is a renowned doctor by profession and a successful behavioral therapist. Winner of National Award for fighting against Corruption.

Dr Rujuta   Bhatpuria
Homeopathy

Dr. Rujuta did her Bachelors degree in Homeopathic Medicine and surgery from the Shree Mahalakshmiji Mahila Homeopathic Medical College and is pursuing her PG degree in Public Health Management. She has worked as a Medical Officer at Balaji Hospital and Haemocare Center.

Dr. Ashok   Karad
Orthodontist

Dr Ashok Karad is a board-certified orthodontist and maintains an exclusive orthodontic

practice in Mumbai since 1992. He is a Past-Chairman of the Indian Board of

Orthodontics, and Former Editor-in-Chief of "The Journal of Indian Orthodontic

Society". Dr. Karad has been actively involved in clinical research, continuing education,

and publications. A clinician par excellence, he has many award-winning scientific

presentations to his credit and is also a recipient of ‘the IOS Award for ‘Clinical

innovations’.

Dr Karad has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to many

book chapters, and has authored,in 2010, a book titled “Clinical Orthodontics: Current

concepts, goals and mechanics”. The second edition of this book was published in

2015. He is on the Editorial board of many international scientific journals, and maintains

a busy international lecture schedule.

He is the Director of Smile Care, an Academic Dental Center and is a Mentor of the

Columbia-Eduhub Mastership Series for ORTHO-ESTHETICS conducted by

Eduhub. Dr. Karad has been a keynote speaker and has delivered orations at many

National and International Conferences.

His key areas of clinical interest are orthodontic finishing, adult orthodontics,

non-extraction treatment modalities, clinical photography, efficient and effective

treatment mechanics to optimize results, occlusion and temporomandibular joint

disorders, complex cases requiring interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy and Invisalign

treatment option.

Dr. Karad is also a graduate in professional photography from New York Institute of

Photography, USA. He has conducted several courses in clinical photography, and his

contribution of photographs to textbook chapters, scientific publications, research

projects, photography workshops and advertising agencies has been well appreciated.

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