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!'

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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].

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.

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.

Lima 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. In addition, she obtained a Diploma in Creative Writing. Originally from Dimapur, Nagaland, Lima 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]

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”.

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