Meet the Experts

Abhijita   Kulshrestha
Astro-Gemologist

Abhijita is an accomplished scholar and a certified NLP Practitioner. She is also a PGA (Thailand) certified planetary gem advisor.

Akansha   Jhalani
Dietitian

Akansha Jhalani is a practicing Registered Dietitian based in Mumbai. She has an extensive practical knowledge of Medical Nutrition Therapy, disease management & prevention, nutrition counseling, lifestyle coaching, mindful eating & clinical research.

Vegit  
Food & Beverages

Vegit is the nation’s leading brand in Ready-to-Cook segment of the Food & Beverages industry.

Himangi   Bhatia
Lifestyle Nutritionist

Himangi is licensed clinical dietician and nutrition specialist, she has counselled thousands of people at various health camps organised for some of the biggest corporate houses.

Babita   Jaishankar
Image Makeover Professional

I am an accomplished fashion and image consultant and also a certified skin & colour analyst. I have pursued management training from IIM-B and gained formal training in fashion designing as well. Visit my website Bajathenewu.com for more information.

Preeti   Patel
Performer & Choreographer

A dancer and choreographer, Preeti Patel is a trained Belly Dance performer based in Navi Mumbai. Trained in the United State of America, Preeti believes in bringing up the belly dance culture in and around the town and country.

Elisha   Kriis
International Travel TV show Presenter, Model-Actress

Elisha Kriis is a international travel TV show presenter, a model and an upcoming actress. She is the host on TravelXP and has covered over 70 cities across the globe.

Luke   Coutinho
Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Exercise Physiologist and Founder - Purenutrition.me.

Apart from being a published author of the globally acclaimed book, ‘The Great Indian Diet’ (with Shilpa Shetty) and ‘Eat Smart, Move More, Sleep Right – Your Personal Health Coach’, LUKE COUTINHO is a Holistic Nutritionist, Speaker, and Exercise Physiologist, qualifies in lifestyle medicine and integrative healing.

Luke has been involved in nutrition, coaching and fitness ever since he graduated from IHM with specialization in food science and nutrition.

He believes in lifestyle change and helps coach people to make ‘shifts’ in their lifestyles to achieve their health goals.

Roma   Thadani
Natural Beauty Expert B.H.M.S. (Mumbai, India), Certified Cosmetic Formulator (London, U.K)

Dr. Roma Thadani curates skin lotions and potions with blends of nature’s finest ingredients. After graduating as a Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery, she pursued her interest in specializing in skin and hair care and completed her formal training in Cosmetic Formulation from London, U.K.

With a professional experience of over 5 years of consulting people with their skin and hair worries, she took a leap into entrepreneurship and came up with a line of specially curated, luxury range of products for Skin, Hair, Bath & Body which are PETA-certified and based on aromatherapy, called ‘SPLURGE’ (www.splurgecosmetics.com).

Dr. Biswanath   Gauda
Advanced Laparoscopic GI & HPB Surgeon, K J Somaiya Super Specialty Centre

Dr Biswanath Gouda is a well trained Advanced Laparoscopic GI & HPB Surgeon. He did his medical schooling from Topiwala National Medical College & B.Y.L.Nair Charitable Hospital and then completed surgical residency (DNB Surgery) from P.D.Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai.

He did his Fellowship in Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgery at Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine.

He has two Fellowships in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery; from Scripps Clinic, California USA and from Institute of Laparoscopic Surgery with Dr JL Dulucq, Bourdeax, France.

He is one of the few surgeons in India to have accomplished International Fellowship in Laparoscopic Hepato-Biliary Pancreatic Surgery with Dr Brice Gayet in Paris.

Dr. Elina   Berglund
CTO and Co-founder of NaturalCycles

Dr. Elina Berglund is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of NaturalCycles; a modern fertility monitor which can be used both for preventing and planning pregnancies.

Dr. Pallavi   Satarkar
IVF Specialist, Obstetrics, Gynecologist

Anant IVF is on the name of my Dad which means the Infinite. While planning for my Anant IVF Center, I assured that it does not look like a routine monotonous hospital or clinic. But, a place with liveliness and warmth such that people walking in can feel the encouragement with a touch of a positive start of their life. And presently handling the staff of 17 people in my premises. Now as I have reached the milestone of casting my skill to infertile couple. The future goal is to educate the society related to the concept of Social Egg Freezing & Fertility preservation for cancer patients.

Whats happening across the Planet

Latest Trends In Birthing Such As TENS, Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy And Laughing Gas
Pregnancy ChildBirth
From the Expert

Labour as the name implies is a painful process. Most pregnant women are concerned about how they would cope with labour pains. There are various methods available to women and a few of them are discussed below.

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
Have a Headache? It could be a Migraine
Migraine
From the Expert

Migraine is one of the most common medical conditions that causes disability in the world. Many people suffer for years and years from frequent headaches and do not realize that they might be suffering from a migraine.

MBBS, Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Raising an OCD Child – How Different is it?
OCD
From the Expert

Have you as a parent or a guardian ever happen to witness in your child a series of repetitive behaviour patterns or some sort of strong obsessions and unwanted anxiety? Does your child happen to be extremely slow while dressing up or completing homework?

Child Psychiatrist at Docterz
Active Parenting: Family-Friendly Activities That Will Get the Heart Racing
family adventure

These days parents need to be diligent about getting their children away from screens and outdoors. And often it starts with the parent having to do the same thing, and put their phone down.

Team Women Planet
Top 4 Ideas of Weight Loss Boosting Snacks to Enjoy After Lunch
Weight loss Health snacks

Snacks are a legitimate and necessary meal, so don’t rush to exclude them from your weight loss plan. It’s always better to eat a small snack than go hungry to the point of ravenous by dinnertime. And what’s even better is that you can make snacks that will actually help your weight loss effort.

Team Women Planet
Out of the Apartment: What You’ll Need After Buying Your First Home
Apartment

Buying your first home is an exciting time in your life. You are officially entering the housing market, you can make all the changes you like and you can finally call a home your home.

Team Women Planet
Baby Bliss – How To Stay Positive During Pregnancy
Baby Bliss

Pregnancy is said to be one of the most beautiful times in a woman’s life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Not only are there a multitude of changes going on in your body, but you might find yourself worrying quite a bit too. Things like your baby’s health, being a

Sub Editor, Women Planet
Diary of a Fit Mommy – How to Rebuild Your Core After Pregnancy?
Fitness Core Strength
From the Expert

Post-delivery you realize that your belly muscles have been limitlessly weakened and extended, your back muscles have been shortened and your marginally unbalanced hips seem to have gotten a bit wider. But this weakening of core does not essentially mean that you have lost all of your body strength. So now is the appropriate time to get back to basics and work on the reconstruction of your core to get back to the normal-you.

Fitness, Director of JG's Fitness Center
Veggie Panzanella
Grilled Vegetable Panzanella
From the Expert

An Italian take on a Greek salad, the concept is the same but the flavors are decidedly Italiano. On the days when I feel like indulging in it or when I serve it in shot glasses at parties, I end up adding chunks of bocconcini to it. This is a classic example of breaking away from the ‘salad means lettuce’ stereotype.

Chef de Pâtisserie|Gourmand​​ from Le Cordon Blue, London
Can Health Apps Break the Ugly Eating Addiction?
Health Apps

Losing weight and eating healthy seems almost impossible for many people. They often gulp down excessive amounts of unhealthy and junk foods, despite knowing that it’s causing them harm. Note that food addiction is serious. In fact, it is one reason many people just cannot control themselves around particular foods, regardless of how hard they try.

Guest Author
8 Self-Care Habits To Achieve Your Wellness Goals
Self Care
From the Expert

Wellness has become a generic term defining everything from health, fitness, beauty, food, relationships, to the soul. It’s a river of information one can drown in or get rejuvenated by. Wellness is the mini steps, you take on a DAILY basis, that transform you from the inside out, so gradually that suddenly one day you realize you look and feel like a totally new you, better than ever before!

Wellness Therapist, CEO of Thriive Art & Soul
Beetroot Kalakand
Beetroot Kalakand
From the Expert

A variation to the traditional, rich and delectable sweet prepared for with home-made fresh cottage cheese, the vibrant beetroot, condensed milk and flavored with green cardamom powder, garnished with slivered nuts.

Chef, Food Author
Traveling Abroad with Perimenopause
Perimenopause

For those wanderlust women like me, you need a traveling abroad game plan that helps cater to your perimenopause symptoms. Understanding what perimenopause is, can help you prepare for some of the challenges you may face while traveling.

Guest Author
What is the Best Possible Treatment for Stress and Depression?
Fight Depression

Even though stress and anxiety disorder are the common mental issues faced by a lot of people today, the sickness isn’t that minor that could be taken for granted. As per the recent research, around 17%-19% of the total country’s population is dealing with stress and anxiety disorder.

Natalie Bell - Guest Author
India’s Best Bicycle Routes to Check Out This Year
bicycle roads india

India has such a diverse landscape and cultures that you must travel around to get a real flavour of the country. A great way to explore if you are a keen activity lover is by bike. There are many different cycle routes to choose from in India and this is a great way to see the beautiful countryside.

Team Women Planet
I’m Great: The Perks of Being Single
Single Woman

Yes, I enjoyed the company of a companion, but the loss of one didn’t stop my life or my fun, and it shouldn’t for you either. So let’s talk about it. We’re going to go through the many perks of being single, and once you really think about it, you’ll be able to see that it’s not as bad as some people make it out to be.

Blogger, Writer, Digital Marketing Expert
Shrradha Parekh – The Miracle Child Who Overcame SLE
Shrradha

Today, Shrradha is free of SLE after years of battle, but she makes sure to help people by inspiring them and encouraging them to fight against the odds and live life to the full. In this interview with WomenPlanet, Shrradha speaks her heart out about the deadly disease, her life during and after the diagnosis of SLE, and her wish to help people around.

Sub Editor, Women Planet
5 Tips To Hire A Nanny For Your Kids
Hiring a nanny

Hiring a nanny is one of the best options to take to lessen the stress and workload when it comes to having a family, raising kids and having a fulltime job. To keep a healthy balance between family life and work, having a maid to help in the household is essential. Imagine if you have to handle everything at home after coming back from a very demanding work day.

Blogger, Writer, Digital Marketing Expert