Abhishek Shah is an experienced tech and HR leader. He has over 10 years of experience in helping create sustainable thriving businesses, leveraging technology and mentoring people. He founded Testlify, a talent assessment platform in 2022. He is passionate about helping founders build high-performing tech teams.
Anil Rego is the founder of Right Horizons, a financial and wealth management firm. He has 20 years of experience in the field of personal finance.
He’s an expert in income tax and wealth management.
He has completed his CFA/MBA from the ICFAI Business School.
Ankit Mehra founded GyanDhan, a study abroad financing marketplace to help Indian students find end-to-end education loan and financial assistance, in 2015.Mehra holds a BTech degree in mechanical engineering from IIT-Kanpur and an MBA from the IESE Business School, Barcelona.
A second generation entrepreneur with 15 years of experience, Ankit Kedia is an angel investor and the founder of Capital-A, a venture fund for seed to early-stage meaningful start-ups and Caremont, a healthcare startup. He completed his graduation from Christ University, Bengaluru. He has an MBA degree in operations, marketing, international markets and economics from the S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.
Anu Krishna is a mind coach and relationship expert.The co-founder of Unfear Changemakers LLP, she has received her neuro linguistic programming training from National Federation of NeuroLinguistic Programming, USA, and her energy work specialisation from the Institute for Inner Studies, Manila.She is an executive member of the Indian Association of Adolescent Health.
Aruna Agarwal is a qualified child psychologist and behaviour therapist with over 20 years of experience.
She has a master’s degree in psychology with a specialisation in behaviour analysis. She focuses on children between the ages of 2-10 years who face challenges related to behaviour, language development or attention issues and providing them with the right life skills.
Agarwal is the owner of Kidzee, a pre-primary school, and Mount Litera Zee School that caters to primary students.
Baqar Iftikhar Naqvi is the founder and CEO of Upriver Ecommerce, an online sales accelerator firm and can guide entrepreneurs on how to make their firms grow.He holds a BTech in textile technology from the Central Textile Institute and has a master's degree in marketing and merchandising from the National Institute of Fashion Technology.He has 23 years of experience in the consumer products and retail industry.
Chandu Nair advises entrepreneurs and enterprises about creating and building their business.
He has direct experience in angel, venture capital and strategic investor funding. Over the last three decades, he has made a name for himself in industry, consultancy, media and information services.
Nair is on the advisory boards of the Chennai-based private equity firm Fulcrum and the social impact fund, Menterra. He's an independent director on the board of India's first retail building products company, Shankara Building Products Limited.
He was the co-founder of Scope e-Knowledge Center, a pioneering knowledge process outsourcing company, as well as the co-founder of a business-to-business e-commerce venture, both of which he successfully exited.
Dr Aarti Bakshi is a psychologist licensed by the Rehabilitation Council of India.A school counsellor, she has worked for 15 years with young adults. She has two PhD degrees -- developmental psychology from Global Institute of Healthcare Management and clinical psychology from Singhania University.She is on the CBSE panel for counsellors and special educators. She collaborates with SAAR Education to help children develop life skills.She has authored SEL (social emotional learning) journals for Grades 1-8.
Dr Anil Bhoraskar has over 40 years of experience as a diabetologist.
He holds honorary posts at the S L Raheja Hospital, the Asian Heart Institute and the Asian Cancer Institute.
His work has been widely published in national and international journals under the auspices of the Diabetic Association of India, the International Diabetes Federation and the Association of Physicians of India.
He is the IDF representative in India and ex-chairman of the IDF’s south-east Asian region.
Dr Bhoraskar, who completed his MD from Grant Medical College, Mumbai, in 1980, continued to teach medical students there as an honorary assistant professor until his retirement.
Dr Archana Dhawan Bajaj is an infertility specialist with over two decades of experience in IVF and reproductive medicine. She founded The Nurture IVF Clinic in New Delhi in 2003.Dr Bajaj has completed her MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College and has a diploma in gynaecology and obstetrics and DNB (obstetrics and gynaecology) from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.She has a MMSc degree in assisted reproductive technology from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Ashish Sehgal has over 20 years of experience as a counsellor. He holds a doctorate in neuro linguistic programming, mental health and social welfare.He is certified in neurolinguistics by both the Society of NLP and the American Board of NLP.
Dr Ashit Hegde specialises in internal medicine and intensive care. He has nearly 40 years of experience and is consultant physician, intensivist and head of the critical care section at the PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre.
He is actively involved in teaching and training residents for post graduate programmes in internal medicine and critical care.
He holds an MD degree in general medicine and therapeutics from the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, and an MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.
Dr Deepa Suvarna is a practising paediatrician with 25 years of experience. She completed her MD in paediatrics from the TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, MBBS from the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College and diploma in child health from the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr Karthiyayini Mahadevan has been practising for 30 years. She specialises in general medicine, child development and senior citizen care.A graduate from Madurai Medical College, she has DNB training in paediatrics and a postgraduate degree in developmental neurology.She has trained in Tai chi, eurythmy, Bothmer gymnastics, spacial dynamics and yoga.She works with children with development difficulties at Sparrc Institute and is the head of wellness for senior citizens at Columbia Pacific Communities.
Dr Kishore Managoli is the founder and principal educator at Mendell Academy, which provides coaching to medical aspirants appearing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-PG, the Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test, National Exit Test, Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board and United Kingdom Medical Licensing Assessment.
He is a senior pathologist, scientist, medical educator and entrepreneur with over 30 years of clinical experience and interdisciplinary expertise in medical knowledge management, pharmaceutical research and corporate governance.
He has a master’s degree in pathology from Dr V M Government Medical College, Solapur.
Dr Natasha Kumrah is a general physician and diabetologist practising at Ruby Hall Clinic, a multispecialty hospital in Pune.
She has 11 years of experience in diabetes management, gastroenterology and general medicine.
Dr Kumrah completed her MBBS from the Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences And Research, Pune and her MD in general medicine from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.
Dr Nidhi Bajaj Gupta has 20 years of experience as a physiotherapist. She founded the Merahki Holistic Wellness Company in 2011 and is the co-founder of Miraaya Holistic Growth Centre. She has a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune, and certifications in myofascial release, dry needling and craniosacral therapy from New York, San Francisco and Singapore. She combines both Eastern and Western ways of healing.
Dr Pritesh Kumar Singh is a skilled surgeon, author, educator and mentor. He has been training postgraduate medical aspirants for over a decade and currently serves as national faculty of surgery at PrepLadder, an EdTech company.
He has written a number of medical books, including AIIMS Essence, Surgery Essence and NEET Essence.
Dr Singh completed his MBBS and MS in surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
Dr Radhakrishnan Pillai is the director of the Chanakya International Institute of Leadership Studies, University of Mumbai. He holds a PhD in leadership from the University of Mumbai and has 25 years of industry and academic experience training and mentoring future leaders and PhD aspirants. Dr Pillai is an expert on Chanakya's Arthashastra, an accomplished TEDx speaker and has written 17 books on Chanakya including the bestselling Corporate Chanakya.
Dr Shyam Jamalabad holds a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from Government Dental College and Hospital, St George Hospital, Mumbai. He has been practising independently at his clinic in Mumbai since 1983.His patients range from celebrities to slum dwellers.
Dr Vinod Kumar is a consultant kidney health specialist at Aster RV Hospital, Bengaluru. His expertise includes critical care nephrology, paediatric nephrology and kidney transplantation. He has performed more than 500 kidney transplants, including robotic and high-risk transplants.
Dr Kumar completed his MBBS from JSS Medical College, Mysuru, followed by an MD in internal medicine from the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi. He has a DNB in nephrology from St John's Medical College, Bengaluru.
Dr Vivek Mahajan is an interventional cardiologist with over 10 years of experience. He specialises in treating heart ailments and cardiac interventional surgeries.
He has been working as interventional cardiologist and electrophysiologist at Fortis Hospital since 2013.
Dr Mahajan has a postgraduate degree in interventional cardiology from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and a master’s degree in medicine from the All India Institute Of Medical Science, New Delhi.
Gaurav Pawar is a K11 School of Fitness Sciences certified personal trainer and nutritionist.He is the founder and CEO of It's All About Journey, a company he created in 2017. It offers a comprehensive fitness programme that blends the principles of diet, workout and mindset to encourage a healthy mind, heart and body.
Geeta Ratra has been an immigration expert for more than two decades and has strong knowledge of international immigration policies and procedures. She is vice president, operations, at Abhinav Immigration Services. Besides visa and immigration services, they also provide study abroad advice that includes application assistance, counselling and university shortlisting.
Harsh Bharwani is a fourth generation entrepreneur. As CEO and managing director, he leads the international business and employability initiatives at the computer networking institute, Jetking Infotrain Limited. After graduating from Delhi University, Bharwani joined the family business in 2010 and set up operations in the US and Vietnam. He has trained over three lakh students in employability, confidence and key life skills.
Hemant Bokil is the founder of Sanay Investments. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of mutual funds and insurance.Besides working as a financial planner, he also hosts workshops to create financial awareness. He holds an MCom from Mumbai University.
Jigar Patel is a senior manager (technical research analyst) at Anand Rathi Shares and Stock Brokers. He has around seven years of experience in the stock markets and specialises in sharing outlooks based on technical analysis. Patel has a PGPM (Finance) certification from the International Institute of Finance Markets.
Kanchan Rai has 10 years of experience in therapy, nurturing soft skills and leadership coaching. She is the founder of the Let Us Talk Foundation, which offers mindfulness workshops to help people stay emotionally and mentally healthy.
Rai has a degree in leadership development and customer centricity from Harvard Business School, Boston. She is an internationally certified coach from the International Coaching Federation, a global organisation in professional coaching.
Khevna Shah is the head of human resources at Coverfox Insurance. She has 14 years of experience in human resources across industries like manufacturing, banking & financial services and insurance. Her expertise includes talent acquisition, retention, employee engagement and developing a performance focussed culture.
Komal Jethmalani is a practising dietician and nutritionist with over 26 years of experience. She specialises in weight loss and diabetes management.She has completed her MSc in food and nutrition from SNDT University and trained at Jaslok Hospital. She is a NDEP-certified diabetes educator.
Love Guru has been answering relationship and romance related questions on Rediff.com for over 13 years. She won't mince words when telling you what the problem is and what you can do about it. If you want a fresh perspective from an unbiased, objective-thinking individual about your relationship woes, Love Guru could just be the person you need to need to hear from.
Mahesh Padmanabhan has specialised in payroll, personal and corporate taxation for more than two and a half decades, enabling him to provide practical, realistic and correct advice to his clients. He is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a degree in cost accounting from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He is also a qualified information systems auditor.
Mayank Rautela is the group chief human resources officer at Care Hospitals.A management graduate from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies with a master's degree in labour laws from Pune University, Rautela has over 20 years of experience in general management, strategic human resources, global mergers and integrations and change management.
Mayank Kumar is the co-founder and managing director of upGrad, a higher EdTech company. With over 10 years of experience in the education sector, Kumar can offer guidance about degree courses, campus, job-linked and executive programmes and studying abroad.An MBA graduate from ISB Hyderabad, he holds a BTech in mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi.
Mayank Chandel has over 18 years of experience coaching and training students for various exams like IIT-JEE, NEET-UG, SAT, CLAT, CA and CS.
Besides coaching students for entrance exams, he also guides Class 10 and 12 students about career options in engineering, medicine and the vocational sciences.
His interest in coaching students led him to launch the firm, CareerStreets.
Chandel holds an engineering degree in electronics from Nagpur University.
Mihir Tanna is associate director (direct tax) at SK Patodia and Associates, a chartered accountancy firm that offers tax related services. He has more than 10 years of experience in direct taxation, including filing income tax returns.
He regularly represents clients before the income tax authorities including the commissioner of income tax (appeal).
Mohit Arora is a relationship coach, image consultant, soft skills trainer and the founder of Real Dating School. He has a BTech degree in computer science from the Rayat & Bahra Institute of Engineering and Biotechnology, Mohali, Punjab. He has been conducting customised skilling and communication workshops since 2014.
Namita Piparaiya has an MBA degree and worked as a senior corporate executive for almost a decade before discovering her passion for yoga. In 2017, she founded Yoganama, a health and wellness platform that educates people about how they can take charge of their health through yoga and mindful practices.
Piparaiya has completed over 700 hours of Yoga Alliance certified training in Hatha Yoga from Indea Yoga, Mysore. She specialises in pranayama, Ayurveda, yoga philosophy and corrective exercises and regularly conducts training and educational programmes for individuals and corporate organisations.
Nikunj Saraf has more than five years of experience in financial markets and offers advice about mutual funds. He is vice president at Choice Wealth, a financial institution that offers broking, insurance, loans and government advisory services. Saraf, who is a member of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India, has a strong base in financial markets and wealth management.
Air Commodore Nitin Sathe (retd) is an IAF veteran with experience in aviation, aviation management, recruitment and HR.He has commanded a frontline base in Jammu and Kashmir, served with the UN Peace Keeping Force in Congo and volunteered for tsunami relief operations. Today, he is a certified recruiter and personality assessor.
Pooja Khera has a PGDM in human resources from Amity University and is a happiness and wellbeing coach certified by Yale University. She also has a master's degree in astrology and is a tarot card reader as well.
Professor Preetam Patil is the founder and principal of Mumbai-based Laksha 24, which offers coaching for IIT-JEE, NEET and MH-CET entrance exams and for Classes 11 and 12. He offers free online coaching through his YouTube channel, Prime Physics. Patil has an MSc in electronics from Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune. With over 18 years of experience, PPT Sir has trained over 20,000 students, including toppers and aspirant tutors from across Maharashtra.
R P Yadav is the founder, chairman and managing director of Genius Consultants Limited, a 30-year-old human resources solutions company.
Over the years, he has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from World HR Congress and HR Person Of The Year from Public Relations Council of India.
Ramalingam Kalirajan has over 23 years of experience in mutual funds and financial planning.
He has an MBA in finance from the University of Madras and is a certified financial planner.
He is the director and chief financial planner at Holistic Investment, a Chennai-based firm that offers financial planning and wealth management advice.
Ravi Mittal is an expert on dating and relationships. He founded QuackQuack, an online dating platform, in 2010 with just two people. Today, it has over 20 million users in India.
Roopashree Sharma, a qualified yoga trainer and naturopathy enthusiast, is the founder of Atharvanlife.She has completed her diploma in naturopathic medicine/naturopathy from DY Patil University and her advanced diploma in yoga teacher training/yoga therapy from the university of Mumbai.
Sabrina Merchant is the founder of Li’l Yogis, which is founded in 2018 after completing her teacher’s training course from The Yoga Institute in Mumbai in 2018.Her qualifications include Ayush Level 1, mindfulness coach from The Happitude Global and children and teen yoga certification from Yoga Ed, USA.She’s taught more than 1 lakh youngsters online and offline across the globe.
Colonel Sanjeev Govila (retd) is the founder of Hum Fauji Initiatives, a financial planning company dedicated to armed forces officers and their families.
He has over 12 years of experience in financial planning and is a SEBI certified registered investment advisor; he is also accredited with AMFI and IRDA.
Sanjib Jha is the CEO of Coverfox Insurance. His expertise includes health and auto insurance. He has over 22 years of experience in the financial sector. He has completed his post-graduation from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
In 2010, Sarvesh Agrawal founded Internshala, an online career platform that helps college students find internships and fresh graduates find job opportunities. Internshala also has its own skill-training platform, Internshala Trainings. Agrawal, who was the first student from his hometown, Nawalgarh (in Rajasthan) to make it to an IIT, holds an MTech in civil engineering from IIT-Madras. As Internshala’s CEO, he hopes to help students and young graduates get the right start to their career.
Shalini Singh is the founder of andwemet, an online matchmaking service for urban Indians living in India and overseas. After graduating from college as a kindergarten teacher, Singh worked at various firms specialising in marketing strategy, digital marketing and public relations before finding her niche as an entrepreneur. In 2008, she founded Galvanise PR, an independent communications and public relations. In 2019, she launched andwemet.
With over 20 years of experience, Shital Kakkar Mehra is one of India’s leading coaches for CEOs. She has personally trained over 45,000 professionals across Asia, including numerous CEOs from leading multinational and progressive domestic companies. Mehra is an All-India gold medallist in hospitality administration from the Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Mumbai and an executive presence certification from Cornell University.
Sunil Lala founded SL Wealth, a company that offers life and non-life insurance, mutual fund and asset allocation advice, in 2005. A certified financial planner, he has three decades of domain experience. His expertise includes designing goal-specific financial plans and creating investment awareness. He has been a registered member of the Financial Planning Standards Board since 2009.
Sushil Sukhwani is the founding director of the overseas education consultant firm, Edwise International. He has 31 years of experience in counselling students who have opted to study abroad in various countries, including the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. He is part of the board of directors at the American International Recruitment Council and an honorary committee member of the Australian Alumni Association. Sukhwani is an MBA graduate from Bond University, Australia.
Tamanna Chaudhary is a physics and NEET-UG educator with Unacademy, an online learning platform.
Some of her key knowledge areas include physics, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, electricity and magnetism, geometrical and wave optics and modern physics.
Through her in-depth knowledge on the subject, she has helped students score over 99 percentile in NEET.
After completing her bachelor's degree in life sciences from Hansraj College, Delhi University, Tamanna has been teaching and preparing courses for pre-medical entrance exam aspirants for more than five years.
With over 16 years of experience in the mutual fund industry, Ulhas Joshi has helped numerous clients choose the right funds and create wealth.
Prior to joining RankMF as CEO, he was vice president (sales) at IDBI Asset Management Ltd.
Joshi holds an MBA in marketing from Barkatullah University, Bhopal.
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Pune's Symbiosis Institute of Management and the founder of the Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence in Pune.He has authored more than 36 books on self-improvement designed for school students, senior managers and CEOs.
Vivek Shah is a SEBI registered investment advisor and certified financial planner from FPSB India. He has over 18 years of experience in financial planning and has founded Finrise, a financial planning and wealth management firm, in 2011. He believes that equity investment is the only way to generate long term wealth. He has an MBA in finance, a degree in chartered accountancy and is a registered life planner from Kinder Institute of Life Planning, USA.
Vivek Lala has been working as a tax planner since 2018. His expertise lies in making personalised tax budgets and tax forecasts for individuals. As a tax advisor, he takes pride in simplifying tax complications for his clients using simple, easy-to-understand language.
Lala cleared his chartered accountancy exam in 2018 and completed his articleship with Chaturvedi and Shah.