Meet the Experts

Dr. Karishma   Jaradi
Aesthetic Dentist, Dentzz Dental

“Smile Nice”, with that as her axiom, Dr. Karishma Jaradi, an Aesthetic Dentist and an Implantologist, is in charge of the maintenance of the strict standards of care and professionalism at Dentzz Dental. She is synonymous with Aesthetic Dentistry in India. After practising dentistry for several years, she has outstanding skills & knowledge. Her practical skills and passion for excellence give her patients the kind of results they expect.

Michael   Swamy
Chef, Food Stylist, Food Photographer, Entrepreneur, Book Author

Chef Michael Swamy is a Food stylist, travel photographer and a writer. He is the author of “The East Indian Kitchen” which won the Gourmand Award for Best Indian Cookbook.

Dr. Sujit   Paul
Managing Director, StayHappi

Proven leader and part of Top Management with board level experience, Dr. Sujit Paul, aged 42, has worked for diverse organizations such as Retail, Hospitals, Health and Wellness industries. With his broad array of experience, Dr. Paul has an extensive exposure to multi-national as well as large and medium-sized organizations in various corporate culture such as Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt. Ltd as a Vice President, TCDL - Retail and Online Wellness and Pharmacy Chain as a Sr. Vice President, Emeditek Services Limited, Apollo Hospital as GM, City Info Services Pvt. Ltd as GM, Chandras Chemicals Ent Ltd. as aHead Marketing (Product Manager), Kodiak India Ltd. as a Photoshop Coordinator, Bata India Ltd. as a District Manager and as a Territory Sales in charge at Asian Paints.

Dr. Chaitali   Laddad
Pediatrician

Dr Chaitali Laddad is the Founder and Director, who has ideated the concept of the Indian Pediatric Network. A practicing Pediatrician by profession, and a mother of two, her passion mainly lies in neonatology. She is an alumni of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital. Having secured a gold medal from Mumbai University in her MD exams, she has worked as an assistant professor at KEM and later on moved to JJ hospital.

Dr.Chaitali Laddad along with a team of young professionals has put an imprint in the ecosystem of a pediatrician treating a child. The concept mainly focuses on empowering pediatricians as wells as parents through its online and offline tools, that would help parents to take informed decisions for their child. She is also the co-owner of Cuddles N Care Hospital, a tertiary care neonatal unit at Andheri East.

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.

Mrinalinee   Mukherjee
Makeup & Hair Stylist, Certified Yoga Expert

I am Mrinalinee Mukherjee, a makeup artist and a hair stylist who has had the privilege to work in more than 15 feature films, about 150 advertisements and almost all stars, celebrities and famous people, including the entire Indian cricket team.

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 Jyoti   Kapoor
Dr Jyoti Kapoor is a well renowned  Psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience in multiple subsidiaries of Psychology & Counseling.

Dr Jyoti Kapoor is a well renowned  Psychiatrist with over 15 years of experience in multiple subsidiaries of Psychology & Counseling

Hiral   Shah

After successfully completing her Masters in HRM from Middlesex University, London, Hiral worked in the HR departments of leading corporate organizations in London as well as India where she was known for her strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.

Dr. Seema   Khanna
Nutritionist

Dr. Seema Khanna, a renowned nutritionist in the field of Dietetics and Nutrition. With an extensive professional experience of over 2 decades, she has handled patients of obesity, renal disorders, bariatric surgery, GDM (Gestational diabetes mellitus) and other diseases (diabetes, hypertension, aplastic anemia ,diverticulitis , cholelithiasis). She has treated patients a wide range of patients having vivid diseases. She has served patients with lowest hemoglobin levels and inflammatory bowl diseases. She has also treated patients suffering from diabetes, mellitus, cardiac diseases, renal diseases, gout, bullemia nervosa, excessive vomiting during first trimester of pregnancy.

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.

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