Meet the Experts

Wanitha   Ashok
Fitness Expert

Wanitha Ashok is a Certified Aerobic Instructor and has introduced many novel fitness regimes in the country. She has worked with Reebok and hosts fitness radio show.

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.

Mr Mehrab   Irani
Financial Expert

Mehrab Irani, the General Manager, Investments, at Tata Investment Corporation, Mumbai. He has a total of 14 years of experience in investment research, portfolio management, investment banking, dealing and global research on US and European financial services sector and credit markets.

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.

Mansi   Padechia
Dietician

Mansi Padechia offer you all her guidance to stay fit by eating proper diet. She is a registered dietician and recognized nationally.

Dr. Seemma   Saadikha
Anti-Aging Expert

Dr. Seema, founder of Aura Anti-aging Centre, the first-of-its-kind facility in the city has successfully treated thousands of individuals since its inception in 2009. She has an impressive client list comprising of prominent personalities from various walks of life; Fashion, Films, Sports persons, Industrialists etc.

She is also the founder-director, of a social charitable organization Namma Mitra which focuses on health, education, environment and self sustenance of the needy and underprivileged.

Fatema   Agarkar
Educationist

Born in Mumbai, after completing her schooling from Queen Mary's, Fatema joined the prestigious, Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, topping the F.Y. Bcom and T.Y. Bcom results. After graduation, Mrs. Agarkar joined University of Birmingham (Central England) to pursue Masters in Business Administration with distinction in Strategic Management and Marketing.

After returning to India, Mrs. Agarkar joined Commerz bank, a European investment bank, Times of India and thereafter Egon Zehnder International, a Swiss based executive search firm. In 2002, Mrs. Agarkar co-founded JBCN Education, an educational management firm with Mrs. Pinky Dalal, an educationist herself. In 2016, Mrs. Fatema Agarkar, Co-founded KA EduAssociated with partner Mrs. Gitika Kishanchandani to create more opportunities in the education space with a passion for teacher training, special needs and sports.

She was adjudged Education World’s top 50 young educators in 2014, also a recipient of the Giants Group awards for outstanding contribution to education as well as being invited to conferences as a key note speaker, Agarkar's passion remains setting up foster care centers pan India basis to enable the less fortunate with physical disabilities to receive assistance.

Viswanath   Raju
Adventurer and Travel

Mr. Viswanath Raju is the co-founder of an adventure travel marketplace – Mojhi, where he currently heads the Marketing and sales functions. He holds a B.Tech degree from IIT-Roorkee and an MBA degree from IIM-Indore. Before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey with Mojhi, Viswanath worked for Multi-nationalslike IBM, Wipro and Vizury. At Vizury, he worked with marquee accounts like Amazon, Flipkart, Ctrip for their remarketing campaigns.

Viswanath is a certified Whitewater Kayaker and has paddled down several white water rivers in India, Nepal and Europe. Being an avid backpacker, Mr. Raju has explored over 40 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Dr. Sameer   Gupta
Diplomate, National Board of Echocardiography (USA)

Dr. Gupta, awarded the status of “Extraordinary Ability and Achievement” by the United States Government in 2013, is a highly skilled cardiologist specializing in Interventional cardiovascular and peripheral procedures. Author of multiple abstracts, journal articles, book chapters and presenter of his research at multiple national and international meetings, he is regularly invited to speak in various National and International forums.

A native of New Delhi, Dr Gupta spent 10 years in USA to accumulate knowledge, experience & awards returning to India to deliver world-class health care to his country and serve its people. He routinely performs complex coronary procedures like bifurcation stenting, left main stenting, and chronic total obstructions. He is also one of the few doctors in the country routinely performing peripheral procedures on the arteries and veins of the abdomen, legs, lungs, arms, placement and removal of IVC filters and also treatment for hemodialysis fistula’s via angioplasty.

Dr Prathima   Reddy
MBBS, MRCOG (London), FRCOG (London) FACOG (USA) Director – Fortis La Femme Hospital, Bangalore Chairperson - Medical Council Committee - Fortis La Femme Senior Consultant and HOD - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Prathima Reddy trained in the United Kingdom (UK) and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), London. She was then elevated to the status of Fellow of the Royal College (FRCOG), a title conferred by the College for having advanced the science and practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists(FACOG), USA.

Dr Reddy has trained and worked in very busy tertiary referral hospitals in the UK for ten years. She has vast experience in dealing with complicated ObGyn cases associated with severe heart disease, kidney disease, neurological problems and metabolic disorders requiring multidisciplinary inputs. After coming back to Bangalore, she has been working in some of the busiest Multi Specialty ObGyn units in the city till she joined La Femme as its Director and Senior Consultant - ObGyn in August 2015.

Stop   Acid Attack
Social Activist

Acid attacks are a shame, a sin that is very easily forgotten in a country like India with no judicial law created to punish the offenders. One attack and the life, looks and confidence of a person are easily shattered like a house of glass shattered by a stone.

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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