Authors List

Abhishek Sareen is a marketing professional with over 16 years of experience. He started his career as a management consultant and currently works in international business. He has set up businesses like Track & Trail, BrooksBicycles.com and created consumer brands like Montra, Machcity and Roadeo. He’s is a passionate cyclist and participated in several endurance competitive events like MTB Himalaya. His interests are in behavioral psychology, economics and chess. He is a graduate in Computer Science and an MBA in Marketing. He completed his executive education from IIM-A in 2016 focusing on business strategy.

Shilpa Ahuja is the editor of Career Nuts. She has a Masters in Design Studies (MDesS) degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, class of 2011. Shilpa is an entrepreneur and founder of Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media, an online publishing company that includes HowtoGetinto-Harvard.com, a Harvard admissions guide and ShilpaAhuja.com, one of India’s most-read digital fashion magazines. She is also the creator of SlubShop, a trend-based online fashion store, and Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She also has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture (B.Arch), class of 2007. She has worked in interior project management for The Park hotels and in graphic design and education technologies for Harvard Law School. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa enjoys art, creative writing, fashion and travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh. Her work has been published in University of Fashion blog, Jet Airways magazine, Chandigarh Times and Indian Design & Interiors magazine. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”.

Rishika Agarwal is a Journalist Intern at Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media. She has completed her Bachelors degree in English Literature from Magadh University, Patna. She aspires to build a career in fashion writing, and is currently contributing for ShilpaAhuja.com. Before this, she curated content for a media firm, Patna Beats, writing news articles, promotional articles, and creating podcasts. She has also worked in schools teaching English, creative writing and communication to younger students. Her love for writing dates back to her teenage years, it used to be her escape from reality. She's an awesome listener, she'll always have an ear for your stories. She enjoys sharing her views on social issues. Having many friends, she's a private person at heart. She was a big-time foodie, a voracious reader, and an ambitious traveler. When not writing, she snuggles up in a quiet corner with her novels. She abides by the rule 'what goes around comes around!'

Limawapangla Aier is a Staff Writer overseeing #content pertaining to latest news and lifestyle at Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media. Other than CareerNuts, she also writes about fashion & relationship advice on ShilpaAhuja.com. Prior to this, she started her career as a B2B writer which helped her quickly understand the business lingo and channel work around SEO articles for different writing spheres like financial services, education, marketing/ advertising, software technology, and healthcare. She did Bachelors and Masters in English from North Eastern Hill University, Meghalaya. In addition, she obtained a Diploma in Creative Writing. Originally from Dimapur, Nagaland, Limawapangla loves staying up to date in current culture news, be it movies, music, or social media. When she isn’t staring at an accessible screen, you can find her spending way too much napping or trying new beauty products. She can be contacted at [email protected]

Dr. Neelu Thapar Koura is a Obstetrician, Gynecologist and General Physician in Moga, Punjab. With an experience of 15 years in these fields, Dr. Neelu Thapar Koura is the Managing Director at Gomti Thapar Hospital, which also houses her fertility and IVF clinic. She did her MBBS from GS Medical College in 1999 and MD – Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Sardar Patel Medical College in 2004. You can find more information about these fertility treatments and Dr. Neelu Test Tube Baby Centre, and contact her by emailing [email protected].

Dr. Dhaval J. Sheth works as a Technical Director with KPMG, Mumbai with 17+ years of experience. Originally from Vadodara, Gujarat, he studied at M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, graduating as the youngest Ph.D. at MSU.

Vicky Malhotra is a Textile Designer and Wholesaler in designer wear with over 30 years of experience. He currently owns a wholesale business, Sat Shri Collections in Lajpat Nagar 4. Prior to this, he owned a textile product mill factory, specializing in block printing on fabrics. Originally from Delhi, Vicky is a graduate of commerce. He has a B.com from Delhi University, and in his free time, he enjoys drawing and sketching.

Kushagra Dhall is an Automotive/Industrial Designer, working at Pune-based company, Three D Magic Info Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He is currently working on two-wheeler and three-wheeler projects, along with internal creative projects of the company. Prior to this, he did an internship at an export firm and then moved to Maharashtra to join his current company. He completed his degree in Bachelor’s of Transportation Design from UPES, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. He was also a bilateral exchange student at Istanbul Bilgi University during college. Originally from Moradabad, UP, Kushagra enjoys listening to music, exploring new places, photography, and cooking in his free time.

The author (name undisclosed) is a biomedical engineer with over 20 years of experience. He graduated with his bachelors and master’s in biomedical engineering from Jadavpur College, Kolkata in 1980 and 1982 respectively. He completed his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Originally from Kolkata, he worked in the US. He has designed many biomedical machines that are used in many medical centres. Currently, he is retired and is back in his hometown. He enjoys reading books, cooking new recipes and taking long walks.

Shalini Pathak is a Journalist with 4 years of experience in the field. She recently worked with The Statesman, where she covered entertainment, lifestyle, food reviews, chefs interviews, celebs interviews, tech stories, and international news. Priot to The Statesman, Shalini worked with IANS as a Science and Technology journalist. She has also experienced working at The Pioneer. She graduated from University of Delhi with a BA (honours) in Political Science in 2015. After this, she graduated in 2017 from Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication with a Master's degree in TV Journalism and Radio Production. Originally from Delhi, Shalini likes to read books in her free time. She is also a movie buff, loves listening to music, and calls herself a bathroom singer!

Surbhi Gandhi is a nutritionist, fitness instructor and online health coach. She has a M.Sc. in Nutrition And Dietetics from Manav Rachna International University and graduated as a gold medalist in college. Prior to becoming an online health coach, Surbhi worked as a nutritionist & fitness trainer for 2 yrs at Fitness First health club in Gurgaon. She enjoys writing poetry in her free time.

Anindya Bhattacharjee has works in Strategy and Transformation Consulting, managing AI and ML (Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning) initiatives. Currently, he works as a Deputy General Manager, AI/ML, Products and Innovation in Jio Platforms Limited, Mumbai. With more than 15 years of experience in consulting, he has also worked in at Capgemini Consulting prior to his role with Jio. Anindya completed his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Electrical Engineering from NIT Allahabad in 2005. He is also a graduate of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta with an MBA, which he completed in 2013. In his free time, he enjoys reading, quizzing and music.

Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media. Experience in lifestyle writing, Sahana's work mainly involves fashion, career advice and wellness. Having pursued yoga for 6 years now, she’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. Prior to her experience writing for ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana worked as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career. Originally from Bangalore, Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. But she quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion media industry. For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at @sahana_17.

Saumyadripta Chaudhuri works as Senior Technical Officer - Health Systems with IPE global; New Delhi. He is working on USAID project “Vriddhi”. He has a Bachelors in Biotechnology (2005) from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut and also has a Masters in Biochemistry (2008) from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. Prior to this, Saumyadripta has also worked as a Consultant in Public Health with Ernst & Young, LLP, India (2014-15); and as a Senior Research fellow in department of Neonatology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) (2015-16). His first job was as a Project Fellow at the National Institute of Malaria research (2008-10). Post which, he used to work at New York School of Medicine as a Research Graduate from 2011-2013. Originally from New Delhi, he enjoys swimming, reading, listening to music, gaming in his free time.

Nalini Sharma is a fashion designer with over 30 years of experience. She has been running a boutique by the name “Saga: The Boutique” in Pune city for 23 years now. There, she designs clothes for all types of events, right from ethnics to western evening gowns. In addition to making custom clothing, Nalini also has sample outfits and materials on display for her clients to choose from. Having finished her masters in home science with specialisation in Textile and Clothing with a gold medal from SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai, she started her professional career by working as an assistant professor at G.B. Pant University in Uttarakhand from 1990 to 1994 before starting her own boutique in 1998. For a brief period, she also supplied dresses to The Bombay Store. She loves talking to her customers and envisioning their fashion. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, sketching and travelling.

Tony Z Jia is an astrobiologist working as a Research Scientist at Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tony has a B.S. in Chemistry and Business, Economics, and Management (2010) from California Institute of Technology. He also has an A.M. in Chemistry Economics (2012), and Ph.D. in Chemistry (2016), both from Harvard University. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, USA, Tony now live and work in Tokyo, Japan  since 2017. He has worked in astrobiology, prebiotic systems, chemistry, self-assembly, and chemical evolution. You can find his publications at his google scholar profile. In his free time, Tony volunteers as an English Teacher and a Worship Band Singer at his church. He also enjoys winning, long walks on the beach, cooking (and eating), and traveling.

Nadim Mohammad Shaikh is a General Lawyer working at his own advocacy firm, Nadim Shaikh Associates. He is a graduate of MK commerce College, Bharuch, where he completed his LLB degree (1989). He has over 32 years of experience in advocacy. Originally from Bharuch, Gujrat, Nadim likes to play cricket in his free time.

Shaili Guha is a self-taught home-baker from Kolkata. She has a B.Sc. degree from Jadavpur University and a M.Sc. from Manav Rachna International University in Nutrition & Dietetics. Her home bakery Kettle Petal, Kolkata, has a rating of 4.4 in Zomato and her repeat clients include Nestle India Ltd. She started baking as a hobby, which became a passion and finally became her full-time career. She can be contacted by email. Her work is available on Instagram & Facebook.

Rajesh Jain is an entrepreneur in renewable energy consultancy and integration working in Bangalore, running his company Synergy Eco, with 14+ years of experience. Born and brought up in Kolkata, he completed his graduation at R.V College of Engineering in CSE (Computer Science Engineering).

Yuvika Singhal is an Economist with over 12 years of experience in Indian economic research with specialisation in empirical work in macroeconomy and public policy. She works for QuantEco Research, New Delhi, prior to which she was employed by Yes Bank and ICICI Bank. At QuantEco Research, Yuvika regularly presents to clients on the India economic and financial market outlook and comments on economic developments in the media to CNBC, BTVI, Zee Business etc. She also represented India at the 2013 Economics International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in the US. Yuvika completed her BA Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce (2007), after which she graduated from Delhi School of Economics (2009) with an M.A. in Economics. In her free time, she likes painting and reading.

Rahul Ahuja is a Principal Consultant at Infosys Limited, Chandigarh. He has over 15 years of experience in Telecom, Content and Telematics Billing applications & packages in OSS/BSS domain and process management. He has worked as a business analyst, domain expert and onsite/offshore lead for numerous billing projects related to implementation, testing and support both at offshore locations in India and onsite locations in UK, USA, New Zealand and Singapore. Rahul has been working with Infosys for the last 12 years. He won an award for best managed project for LexisNexis, US, and multiple awards for zero bench top work creator at Infosys. Prior to working in Infosys, Rahul worked for Tech Mahindra for 2 years and Siemens for 1 year. He is also certified as an Oracle BRM Implementation Specialist. Originally from Chandigarh, Rahul has a B.Tech degree in Electronics & Communications from Kurukshetra University and an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management. In his free time, he enjoys painting, traveling and spending time with his two kids. He can be reached via email or on LinkedIn.

Shravankumar Kanojiya is the Head Chef at Basrah Lounge, London. Originally from Mumbai, he graduated from Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (Mumbai) in 1999 with a 3 years full time hotel management course. He has worked on both national and international cuisines. Shravan has experience as a chef for more 20 years. Afterwards, he started his career as Commis 1 at Indigo restaurant in Colaba, and also worked at Olive Bar & Kitchen in Khar as Jr. Sous Chef. Wanting to cross international borders, he moved abroad and joined Carnival cruise line, Miami, USA. He finally moved to United Kingdom to work at a French cuisine restaurant in a 5 star resort Centre Parks, Thetford. Since then, he has also worked at restaurants from casual, fine dining to Michelin star restaurants in Sous Chef/ Head Chef position. In his free time, he loves to watch Bollywood movies and listening to Indian music. He also enjoys traveling.

Anshul Awasthi is an actor & writer, currently working on regional films like Rajasthani, Chhattisgarhi, Bhojpuri, etc. Having more than 10 years of experience in this field, he has done many regional film projects, 300+ stage shows, 5+ short films, on both theatre and other online platforms like YouTube. He has learned his acting skills from the well-known Indian mime artist and stage director, Padma Shri Niranjan Goswami from IMT Kolkata. Originally from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Anshul enjoys writing and traveling during his free time.

Manish Kumar is a Chartered Accountant at Infosys. He has been working at the Pune branch for the past six years. He is associated with the company as Senior Associate Consultant. Manish has actively handled projects overseas as well. After graduating from ICAI, he started practising as a Chartered Accountant back in 2014. His work is his soul food. When not working he enjoys reading. But traveling remains his topmost priority, he manages to find time from his hectic schedule to wander off to distant places.

Aishwarya Srivastava is a biomedical research associate working in the T-cell process development department at TCR² Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has a Master of Science in Biomedical Science (MS) degree from Northeastern University. She also has a Master’s in Technology degree in biotechnology (M.Tech) from Padmashree Dr. D.Y Patil Vidyapeeth. She works in the field of immuno-oncology and is passionate about supporting the development of novel therapeutics to help cancer patients through cell therapy. Originally from Mumbai, she currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys biking, baking and exploring nature.

Dr. Sagnik Chakraborty is a physicist and academic entrepreneur. He completed his Bachelor of Science Honors (B.Sc Hons.) in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata in 2009. After that, he pursued his Masters in Science (M.Sc.) in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has also done a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Illinois at Chicago, which he completed in 2018. Originally from Kolkata, he founded Vector Educational and Consultancy Services, an educational start-up that provides physics education starting from the post-secondary level. He also works on science communication seminars and career-counselling. Prior to this, he has worked at Intel Corporation, and has also had experience working as a Research and Teaching Assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago. He started his career working as a Junior Research Fellow at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata.

Dr. Nima Jerrit John is the Associate Professor of Media & Communication at Amity University Mumbai. Although Dr. Nima Jerrit John gives credit to the School of Hard Knocks a.k.a, Life, for her knowledge, she’s gained formal education in multiple spheres. She did her Bachelor of Fine Arts – Applied Arts from Govt. College of Art and Design. She also has a Master of Fine Arts – Applied Arts (Spl - Photography) degree, Master of Journalism and Mass Communication, (Spl - Broadcast Media) and lastly, Ph.D – Applied Arts (Photography) from Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Some of her notable broadcast works include short film Rolling Berlin Film Festival, television shows like ‘Main Hoon’ For Zoom and BAJAOD for MTV, and being a part of the making of Aamir Khan Productions for “Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Naa” and “Lagaan” archive – 10 Years of Lagaan. In addition, she’s also organized webinars for Amity University Mumbai on Film Making! Dream It...Create It, and Creative Paradigms In Higher Education. Lastly, her notable publications include ‘Disability and Right to Equality in Education’, ‘Problems and Prospects of Lutheran Women in India’ and ‘Environment, Sustainability And Livelihood’. Originally from Nagpur, she enjoys sketching, photography, and playing cricket in her free time. You can find some of her work on the website Filmerfilms.

Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta is an author, award-winning architectural journalist, curator, and editor, based in Bengaluru, India. Her professional journey of 16 years has seen global collaborations with multimedia publication houses, firms, organisations, and educational institutions affiliated with architecture, design, and building in India, the UK, the US, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Singapore, Karachi, and Canada. Apurva explores her academic background (B.Arch, India; Diploma in freelance journalism, UK) in diverse roles—conducting and curating/writing architecture-design content and discourses for various communication channels, professional speaking, conducting workshops and masterclasses and consulting for academic and professional industry initiatives. Recognized for her pioneering efforts in architectural design writing in India, her recent ongoing initiatives also include curating and mentoring a six-week online course on architectural writing. She has been invited by the Australian and Finland Governments to represent the Indian delegation in International Media Visits of Architectural Writers in Melbourne (2016) and Helsinki (2018). Apurva is also a member of the committee overseeing the media endeavours of the Council of Architecture of India. She is the author of ARCHITECTURAL VOICES OF INDIA: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos. Visit: www.apurvabose.com

Talib Zahid Hussain work as an Assistant Commissioner with the Finance Department, Govt of West Bengal, Kolkata. Talib has 15 years of experience in government jobs. He is a graduate of Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He enjoys reading in his free time.

Janakiraman L. is an Electrical Design Engineer with three years of experience. He is currently working as an Assistant Manager-Electrical at Tata Consulting Engineer Limited, Bangalore. During his career, he has worked in industries projects and power plant projects, etc. I have also experience in electrical software like AutoCAD, ETAP and Dialux. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics from Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Anna University, Chennai, in 2017. In his free time, he enjoys reading books, build circuit design and travelling.

Surjeet Singh is an Analytics professional with 9+ years of experience. Currently working at Wipro, Noida as an Analyst Programmer, he has worked in coding and analysis using SAS, SQL, Python, R & Tableau for 7 years. Surjeet has been working on end to end delivery for clients, coaching & mentoring junior analysts and team management. His responsibilities include co-ordination with various stakeholders like Client Managers, Implementation Managers, Domain Managers and Lead Analysts, requirement analysis, client ownership, work delegation to the team, reviewing the SAS, SQL codes for their accuracy and efficiency and identifying and implementing areas of improvement. He has a B.Sc. in Biotechnology '05 from Amity Institute of Biotech, M.Sc. Biotechnology '07 from University of Delhi and a PGDM (Finance and Marketing) from NIILM CMS, Class of '10. In his free time, Surjeet enjoys reading non fiction. He can be contacted via email and LinkedIn.

Sadaf Naz is a graduate from Shri Shikshayatan College with B.Com and is currently pursuing her masters degree from Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration. She is from Kolkata, the city of joy. Currently, she works as a Fashion Journalist Intern at Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media. She is a sucker for sketching, painting, calligraphy and reading (mostly fiction). She has experience working on a variety of projects like fashion design, entrepreneurship, digital marketing, education and more. Currently, she is working on her website and building a personal brand.

Samanyu Ahuja is 12 years old and studies in (undisclosed for privacy) school in 7th Standard. He lives in Chandigarh and in his free time, he enjoys doodling, making original games, collecting coins. Currently learning Russian, Samanyu enjoys geography, social sciences and maths. To reach him, please contact the CareerNuts team at [email protected]

Shilpa Ahuja is the editor of Career Nuts. She has a Masters in Design Studies (MDesS) degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, class of 2011. Shilpa is an entrepreneur and founder of Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media, an online publishing company that includes HowtoGetinto-Harvard.com, a Harvard admissions guide, ShilpaAhuja.com, one of India’s most-read digital fashion magazine, OpiniOwn.com, a social publication and Decorisk.com, a digital interior décor magazine. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She also has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Chandigarh College of Architecture (B.Arch), class of 2007. She has worked in interior project management for The Park hotels and in graphic design and education technologies for Harvard Law School. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa enjoys art, creative writing, fashion and travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh. Her work has been published in University of Fashion blog, Jet Airways magazine, Chandigarh Times and Indian Design & Interiors magazine. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”.

The author (name undisclosed) is a planetary scientist with over 8 years of experience. He has studied Astronomy from Harvard and graduated with his bachelors degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Currently, he lives in USA with his wife.

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