BabyChakra is privileged to have a distinguished Panel of Experts as guides and contributors. Our experts come highly recommended by mothers we spoke to and have collectively worked with over 40,000 mothers in India. Their expertise ranges across topics such as health, wellness, activities, education and addressing special needs.
Dr Roopa Srinivasan is the Director of Developmental Pediatrics Department and a Senior Management Team member at Ummeed Child Development Centre. She is a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre and also has her private clinic in Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
Anupam Sibal helped set up the first successful liver transplant program in India in 1998 at Apollo Hospitals, Delhi. In 2012, 1200 solid organ transplants in children and adults (840 kidney and 360 liver) were performed. In June 2005, he helped achieve the First International Accreditation of a hospital in India by Joint Commission International (JCI). Eight Apollo Hospitals are accredited by JCI. Prof.
Sibal served as the only Asian JCI Physician Surveyor from January 2008 to 2010. He currently is a member, Asia - Pacific Advisory Council of JCI. Prof. Sibal was appointed as the Group Medical Director of the Apollo Hospitals Group in 2005. He was also appointed as an Honorary Clinical Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in May 2015. Prof. Sibal is a member of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Advisory Committee. Prof. Sibal is the author of "Is Your Child Ready to face the World?" Exploring the crux of parenting, this book asks and answers whether your child is ready to face the world. Prof Sibal is on the Editorial Board of 3 Journals and has 98 publications.
He has edited a Textbook of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He has served on the Executive Council of the International Pediatric Transplant Association, The Asian Pan Pacific Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Commonwealth Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and has lectured extensively in India and abroad.
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Dr. Rahul Manchanda has graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, and did his super specialization in the field of gynaecological endoscopy. Determined to see and do the best, he has been to leading centers in the world. He has travelled and trained extensively with the leading doyens of the field in Germany, England, Scotland and France in order to upgrade the center in the newer techniques in minimally invasive surgery in gynaecology.
He did his diploma from the famous Kiel School of Endoscopy in Germany under Professor Mettler. Thereafter he trained in England under Mr. Anthony RL Weeks, a pioneer in the field, and did further training in advanced gynaecological endoscopy at the world-renowned center in Clermont Ferrand, France, under the able guidance of Professor Bruhat. He has travelled extensively abroad and in India to spread the word of gynaecological endoscopy. In addition to endoscopy he has trained in colposcopy and related procedures in Scotland.
Manchanda Endoscopy Center provides surgical facilities at par with the most advanced centers in the world and boasts of a hi-tech operating environment with state-of-the-art equipment from around the world. The staff is specially trained in endoscopy procedures. Training programmes for young Endoscopists are also available at the clinic.
Presently the Secretary General of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and the Honorary General Secretary of Clinical Information Access PortalCIAP), Dr Parekh is held several offices in leading medical institutions in his career.
He currently practises in Ghatkopar, Mumbai and is also the Head of the teaching Institute at BPCH and multi-speciality tertiary care center. As a pediatrician of repute, he advocates the use of antibiotics rationally.
Dhara Mehta, our contributor, is an M.B.A. by qualification as well as a certified Early Childhood Care and Education provider. She is the mommy to a 6 year old inquisitive child and founder of 'The Kids Company', an intelligence building activity centre that integrates learning with fun. She strongly believes that PLAY is the best educational tool an adult could have at his disposal for teaching a child. Apart from conducting regular sessions at multiple centres in the suburbs of Mumbai, she also conducts short intellectually stimulating fun filled workshops. She'd love to have you check out any of her session and see the smiling faces: her biggest testimony!
Aloka Mehta Gambhir
Babywearing and Lactation
Wholesome Mamma (Aloka Mehta Gambhir), is a certified lactation educator, a professional babywearing educator, Mumbai Sling Librarian, a mommy blogger and our contributor. She has two boys and writes about breastfeeding, baby wearing, sleep, baby led weaning and intuitive parenting.
Dr. Varsha Daryanani is the proprietor of Crown Corner and is responsible for corrective as well as preventive treatment of her little patients. She carries this out with the correct paediatric approach and behaviour modification skills mastered through her experience of 9 years in this field. She is also trained in USA with the Myobrace system which is a technique that not only straightens teeth (often without braces) but also treats the causes of crooked teeth and incorrect jaw development. Over the years, Dr. Varsha's passion and commitment, and more importantly her love for children has ensured that all of her patients have received the highest level of dental care. She has conducted dental educational programmes for various schools in Mumbai. She has also worked with a lot of municipal schools, NGOs and differently abled children and armed them with basic oral hygiene kits so that they can fight against tooth decay. She has also started the campaign to distribute 10,000 toothbrushes to children all over Mumbai.
Special Needs Educator
Malika Mehta is a Special Educator who currently heads the PYP Enrichment Centre at NSS Hillspring International School, supporting the needs of a variety of learners with different kinds of learning difficulties and disabilities. She also works as a diagnostician at Ummeed Child Development Centre (UCDC) in Mumbai and runs her own private practice at Kemps Corner. Malika has received a Bachelor of Science in Learning Disabilities and Biological Sciences from Northwestern University (USA). Following this, she received a Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University (USA). Prior experiences include working at the Cove School (Chicago) that works exclusively with students with different types of Learning Disabilities. Malika specializes in developing the reading, writing and math skills of students with learning disabilities in the primary years (i.e., kindergarten to grade 5). She also conducts workshops for parents, teachers and other professionals to build awareness of what Learning Disabilities are, helping them to better understand and support the overall needs of such learners.
Prenatal & Lactation
Effath Yasmin is a renowned International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Internationally Certified Lactation Educator Counselor and the founder director of Nourish & Nurture Lactation Care & Parenting Education an outreach clinic for mothers and families seeking professional clinical lactation management and parenting communication skills enhancement and has a private practice out of Mumbai. Yasmin sits on the Board of Directors and National Advisory Board of Birth India, and is an active member of the International Association of Tongue-Tie professionals (IATP). Yasmin has been in a tireless nationwide pursuit to educate and advocate for the babies and their families in finding and gathering credible and authentic clinical resources of care. She lives in Mumbai with her family.
Pre-Post Natal Counsellor and Child Nutrition Specialist
Sonali Shivlani is an Internationally Certified Pregnancy, Lactation and Child Nutrition Counselor and has worked with more than 15,000 couples. Sonali heads CAPPA in India which is the largest Birth Professional Training organization in the World and is the Executive Director of the CAPPA International Pregnancy Fitness Educator Program. She is also the founder of baby360degrees.com which is a pregnancy and parenting centre and portal. Baby360degrees is based in Khar W, Mumbai and offers various programs for expecting and new families. The website caters to a global audience.
Apart from being on the www.BabyChakra.com panel, Sonali is also on the expert panel of Mother and Baby and Babycenter.in: both leading information resources in the mother and child genre. She is the author of 'The Super Moms Recipe Book' which has 50 unique recipes for children. She has also authored 'Prenatal Fitness 360' which is a complete guide to Nutrition and Exercise during pregnancy and the post natal period.
Sonali has also conceptualized and featured in two DVD's - 'Prenatal Workouts' and 'Post Natal Workouts' - under the banner of Times Music. Sonali is a mom to two kids as well and happily divides her time being a full time Mom and a full time Professional.
Oindrila Purohit is Parent at Grooming Babies Global Pvt. Ltd. A born dreamer, Oindrila's favorite pastime is entertaining children and working with parents on simple yet effective parenting techniques. A trained communicator, she has spent over a decade with Corporate Inc. Oindrila is also a guest
Prenatal & Postanatal Yoga
Kadambari Ravi has been sharing her expertise with mommies during their journey through pregnancy and after.She brings her knowledge of Yoga, meditation, music, healing techniques like Reiki, and mudras to her sessions, creating a unique experience for Mommies and babies. She is certified with the Yoga alliance for her 85 Hr Prenatal Yoga TTC, and has assisted Prenatal/ Ashtanga Yoga expert Anugraha Unnikrishnan. She teaches exclusive group sessions at studios and one on one sessions at the client's home. She also conducts workshops in India and abroad.
Rashmee Bhatia Gajra is the founder of a brand which makes ergonomic baby carriers in India. She is passionate about Babywearing & Breastfeeding. She is a trained babywearing educator as well. In addition, she runs the Mumbai Sling Librar, apart from multiple babywearing meetups across the city, to encourage parents to try out different kinds of ergonomic baby carriers.
Dr. Deeksha, a doctorate in Mother-Child Nutrition, is passionate about empowering parents for optimal health and development of children.
As a mother of a 3 year old, her interest areas include Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF), healthy nutritious recipes, parenting and spirituality. She also advocates for holistic health and nutrition education of children to build healthy lifestyle habits and prevent diseases.
Niyati Shah - Averti
Living in the digital age, young minds are easily impressionable and topics such as sex education are barely touched upon by parents and teachers, who very often shy away when questioned about such issues. That's where I come into the picture. As a trained sexuality & relationship educator counselor, I conduct workshops on sexuality education for children, their parents and other adults too. AVERTI was conceived by me to be a healthy environment which facilitates the service provided to children to help them understand their body and accept their sexuality responsibly. Sex is still a topic of hush-hush in our country and that's what I'm aiming to change in every little way I can. I want to reach out to as many people as possible, students, teachers and anyone for that matter, who is curious and willing to learn so that I can EDUCATE them about the consequences, EMPOWER them to make the right choices and ERADICATE the taboo that comes with it.
Dr Bhavi Mody is an accomplished Homeopath, with a rich experience in the field of Women and Child Health Care for the past 2 decades. She is known for her solutions for common issues like weight loss, PCOS, PMS, Thyroid, Pregnancy related discomfort, Dentition, Allergy and Immunity among others. She is particularly known for her holistic and natural remedies.
Amruta Ramsubramaniam, our contributor, heads Marketing & PR for an International Skincare Brand. She is a Biotechnology graduate and has a post-graduation in Cosmetology. According to her, her most important qualification is that of a ‘mother’! As a first time mom to her adorable baby boy, Ritwik, she blogs about being a mom and educating her child. She is passionate about the concept of Montessori and engages in well-researched Montessori-inspired shelf activities for her baby. She V-logs on Youtube about her shelf work to share new concept & ideas with other new mommies. She is excited to contribute to BabyChakra and join a community of amazing contributors.
Speech & Language Learning
Merzia Maskati is the founder of the Speech Dysphagia Language Clinic (SDLC). Merzia specializes in pediatric speech disorders, and on feeding and swallowing difficulties. She has been instrumental in organizing the first ever “Modified Barium Swallow Study” in Mumbai, and has certified several ASHA interns and clinical fellows. Merzia is also a 3 time state-wide gold medallist in her Bachelors of Science in Hearing, Language and Speech (BScHLS) from Topiwala National Medical College. Merzia received her Masters of Art in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University (USA.) She is also an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified therapist. Prior experience includes working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA and at Easter Seals Disability Services, Boston, MA.
Prenatal & Lactation
Dr. Rita Shah is a qualified Lamaze Consultant, trained in prenatal and postnatal care from the United States and certified by ASPO Lamaze. Dr. Shah has authored a book called“Nine Months”, which was published in English in 2001. In 2002, the same book was published in 8 regional languages.
She is the Director of Nine Months, a fitness programme for expectant mothers. She has been conducting Lamaze classes for over 3 decades now, guiding over 30,000 pregnant women till date, including clients from over 30 countries across the globe. In the past, she has been the Head of Department of Prenatal and Postnatal care at Jaslok and Lilavati Hospitals in Mumbai.
Dr. Shah is also active in the area of perimenopause and menopause, and has been on the executive committee of the Mumbai Chapter of the IMS (Indian Menopause Society),since its inception. She has also served as Treasurer as well as Secretary of IMS- Mumbai Chapter, and Jt. Treasurer of the IMS at the national level. Her core focus is Benefits of Physical Activity in alleviating menopausal discomforts. She has visited several centres across the globe for the same, and has delivered talks and lectures highlighting the importance of exercises at various symposia and conferences. Now, she also offers Lamaze Classes online through her website. The Online Lamaze Classes are a big boon to working women and also to pregnant women who wish to sign up for the classes but live outside of Mumbai.
Dr. Riddhi Kataria
Prenatal & Lactation
I am a Physiotherapist & Childbirth Educator @ Fit For Birth. I am passionate about helping expectant couples on their journey to Parenthood . I started my journey in this field of "labor of love" about 7 years back and with guidance of my mentors and love of the babies, I have grown to train & educate more than 500 couples prenatally to make informed choices & have a healthy experience of childbirth. I take Fitness sessions for Preconception , Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga for Moms , Lamaze Education Classes for Expectant Couples @ Fit For Birth. Fit For Birth is a complete education & fitness program for Parenthood & Beyond .
Shantana is passionate about children's books and has a great understanding of such books by way of reading to her toddler and through her venture Keep Up-cycling. The latter is a forum on Facebook for sale of pre-cared children's books, activity tool kits and some other fun materials for learning. She has been able to bring to the forum books of many different kinds, both from foriegn and Indian publishers.
Mrs. Paramita Mazumdar is the mother of a 16 year old autistic son and is dedicatedly working in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder for the last 15 years. She is a qualified special educator and has taken momentous initiatives for educational and other integral support in Special Education and Autism. To help her child and the other children having similar yet ‘different’ abilities, she started Sunshine school and remedial centre for Autistic children at Vashi, Navi Mumbai way back in 2006, as the chief functionary. Paramita also does her bit through her various social initiatives like conducting lectures, arranging workshops in Navi Mumbai, wherein she has involved many educationists, eminent doctors, professionals, specialists and parents for the benefit of all concerned. She even counsels parents and is also actively associated with the Forum for Autism, a NGO working for the cause of Autism in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Presently, Paramita is pro-actively working on setting up an integrated shelter house for the differently abled children wherein they can live their later part of life in a socially integrated mannerPresently, Paramita is pro-actively working on setting up an integrated shelter house for the differently abled children wherein they can live their later part of life in a socially integrated manner.
Dr. Ritu Hinduja is the Fertility Consultant at NOVA IVI , Andheri. She completed her post graduation in obstetrics and Gynaecology from Nagpur, Maharashtra in 2011. During the course of her training, she developed a special interest in the field of Fertility. This interest was further nurtured and cultivated at Rotunda CHR, where she received the Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine. After which she was the Consultant fertility specialist and Research coordinator at Rotunda - CHR for four years. She, then visited Institut Marques, Barcelona (Spain) and Assuta Hospital, Tel –Aviv (Israel) received a fellowship from there. She then secured a diploma in Reproductive Medicine from Keil University, Germany. She has presented many papers and posters at various national and international conferences. She has been the awardee of Best Poster award at the Annual Conference of AMOGS 2009, the Best paper award at Central Asia Regional Conference organized by Association of Medical women in India 2010. She has been the recipient of the prestigious Shantabai Gulabchand Travelling Fellowship award (2015). She also has to her credit an International publication in the Journal of SAFOG. She has a keen, enquiring mind with a special interest in all aspects of Fertility, particularly academics and keeps herself well informed and current by attending Conferences and Workshops regularly.
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Dr Uday Thanawala is a seasoned and experienced Obstetrician and gynecologist with few decades of success behind him. A practitioner in Vashi, Navi Mumbai at Thanawala Maternity Clinic, Dr Thanawala also specializes in ultrasonography, maternal medicine, fetal medicine and high-risk pregnancy. In the past, he has been the Chairperson – Medical Disorders of Pregnancy Committee of FOGSI, Joint Secretary and Vice President of FOGSI. Dr Thanawala is also the Founder, ex-Secretary and ex-President of Navi Mumbai Obstetricians and Gynecologists Society. A gold medalist in F.C.P.S, he has also been a recipient of several awards and accolades.
Pallavi, our contributor is passionate about Earth-Friendly ideas, Marketing, and Potty Management; though not necessarily in that order! She finds baby bums the cutest ever, and her obsession with her son’s bum health lead her to becoming a cloth diapering enthusiast, who does not miss any opportunity to recommend this awesome option to new parents. A trained marketing professional herself, she has been working on some leading women’s health brands. In her free time,she loves reading with a cuppa chai & consulting small businesses on all things marketing. She has recently launched her own brand of baby-friendly products called Superbottoms. You can check it out at www.superbottoms.com
Dr Gorika Bansal
Dr. Gorika Bansal is a Child and Newborn Specialist. She is a Consultant with Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital , Adiva Hospital , Sitaram Bhartiya Institute of Science and Research and practices at her own clinic - Dr. Gorika's Children's Medical Center in Green Park, Delhi. She completed MBBS from Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, followed by DCH where she was awarded a gold medal for academic excellence. After that she completed her DNB (Pediatrics) from Tirath Ramshah Hospital, Delhi. She is the one of the best Child Specialist in South Delhi. She sees babies right from birth to 18 years for everything from consultations to vaccinations to development monitoring, and she likes interacting with the parents to answer all those never ending queries.
Seema Kazi Rangnekar
Prenatal & Lactation
Seema Kazi-Rangnekar is an internationally certified Childbirth, Maternal Fitness & Nutrition Counselor from CAPPA, USA and CAPPA faculty in India. At her venture, Sama Birthing & Beyond, Seema conducts preconception counselling, pregnancy education, prenatal and postnatal fitness and nutrition counseling sessions.
She offers special Couples sessions for husbands as effective birth support partners and future parents. In addition to this, she offers Meditation & Visualization sessions for helping couples to prepare for Labor & birthing.
Seema certified as a HUG trainer, helping parents to understand their new born.
She has worked as a Birth Support Partner for clients at Hinduja Hospital, Khar, Breach Candy Hospital. She has been conducting Antenatal care sessions for clients of Kokilaben Ambani hospital and Aarush IVF Maternity hospital.
Seema also offers baby weaning sessions for optimum nutrition for babies and fussy toddlers.
For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/fittobirthSeema/
Dr Mamta Goel
Obstetricians & Gynecologists
Dr Mamta is a gynaecologist and obstetrician, trained in Bombay and in Army Hospital, Delhi. She has about 10 years of experience including at AIIMS and several corporate hospitals of South Delhi. She is passionate about practising evidence based medicine which is updated and non-commercial.
Dr. Puja Grover Kapoor
Dr Puja Grover Kapoor is a pediatric neurologist, working as a senior consultant with Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon. Dr. Kapoor has been trained in Pediatric Neurology from Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai and Cleveland ,U.S.A. She has extensive experience in treating children suffering from neurological diseases. She deals with cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, hyperactivity, mental retardation and many others. She is associated with various NGOs and other institutions working for special children. She has been awarded with various scholarships for her academic interests. She has published various articles in national and international journals. In leisure, she writes articles and blogs to create awareness about the neurological disorders which just have an umbrella term of "Mental retardation"
Dhvani Shah is a Naturopathic Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, Product developer, Chef, Columnist and Blogger by profession. She has widely researched in ancient Indian, chinese and tibetan healing techniques and combines them with modern research based nutrition to form the uniques FIMS Diet program. She has conducted over 100+ workshops, authored 7+ books, consults for 10+ health product brands, developed 7500+ healthy recipes and is a panellist for leading newspapers, magazines, blogs, health websites and mobile apps. She is the founder of the FIMS Diet Clinic, where they specialise in kitchen remedies, food tonics, unique recipes and medicinal superfoods.
Ruth Malik is a Postgraduate in International Health, trained doula and hypnobirthing practitioner, founder & coordinator of Birth India, with 14 years of experience supporting women to make informed choices in pregnancy and childbirth. Countless women have been supported through the services provided by Birth India & countless women have achieved the birth they wanted.
Mum to 14-year-old jai and 10-year-old Sophia, after two traumatic unnecessary caesareans Ruth was motivated to a start birth India, an organisation supporting women through informed conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Megha Rawal Health Coach
I became a Certified Holistic Health Coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. It introduced me to over 100 dietary theories and wellness philosophies; trained under the likes of Mark Hyman, Deepak Chopra, Andrew Weil and David Wolfe who are leading physicians, researchers, doctors, and nutrition experts at the forefront of the health and wellness movement.
My association with Kavita Mukhi as a Co organizer of the organic farmers’ market brought me closer to nature, our food growers and made me realize the goodness of clean and green eating.
As a Health Coach, my role is that of a supportive mentor who helps clients make healthy lifestyle choices; whether it is reaching their ideal body weight, gaining more energy or sleeping better at night. I assess all aspects of their lives, after all health is not just about food but also about our mind/body connection. Relationships, career, exercise and spirituality are just as important to health as the food we eat.
Mothers make a huge impact on the health and culture of the family and after being one, I made it my mission to guide mothers make empowered food and lifestyle choices so that they feel their best and are able to inculcate healthy habits in their family that will last generations to come.
Kaushal is a Special Educator and a Babywearing Enthusiast. She is creative and lively with a thirst to share knowledge. She has worked extensively with children having learning and behavioral challenges. Babywearing happened to her when she was expecting her daughter. She started babywearing from the time her daughter was just 9 days old till recently (5.5 yrs). She now spreads the Babywearing Love to expecting and new parents through her venture - Zolis, Zablas & more.
Dr Nikhil Datar
Obstetrician & Gynecologist
Dr Datar comes with an experience of over 20 years as an Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and as a Laproscopic surgeon. He is currently the Medical Director at Cloudnine Hospital and is also a partner at Lifewave and Yashada Hospitals in Mumbai.
Mom - Child Nutritionist
Nutritionist by profession and passion. He is an expert in healing through dietary and lifestyle changes. His area of expertise include weight loss, reversal of metabolic diseases and general well being. If you are planning for a family ahead or are a new mom who has hundreds of doubts and issues regarding your health, he is your one point solution. If you are a mom worried about the weight and health of your child, feel free to consult him.
Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja
Dr Sanjeev Ahuja is a Pediatrician who practices at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital. His area of special interest is asthma, infectious diseases and intensive care.
He has done MBBS from Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai University in 1994, has earned his MD (Pediatrics) from Seth G S Medical College, M
A deep and passionate desire to do my best in the field of education has led me to be an Educational Psychologist. Blessed with two loving children (a son and a daughter) helped me to walk on this path. Founder and Head of The Reading Tree school, Thane. Parenting is my main study of interest.
Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Sheena Kalia is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist having completed her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mithibai College, University of Mumbai in 2003. Her passion for both English Literature and Psychology lead her into earning a double post graduate degree. She completed her Masters in Psychology (S.N.D.T University) followed by English Literature (University of Mumbai). Her inclination towards Psychology lead her into pursuing it further and she has been working in the field of Mental Wellbeing since 10 years. She is currently working as a Consultant Psychologist at Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI), Parsons, Mumbai and practises at Santacruz west, Mumbai.
She holds certification for Advanced Practicum in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RE-CBT) from the prestigious Albert Ellis Institute (AEI), New York, United States.
Additionally, she has also Completed an Advanced-Applied training in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RE-CBT)with Children and Adolescents conducted by Ann Vernon PhD, President AEI, New York.
She also underwent training to becoming a Play Therapist from the National Association for Play Therapy by Lucy Bowen (UK).
She is currently also training for Trauma Recovery, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
By using evidence based therapies and integrating complementary methodologies and techniques, she draws components from different schools of Psychology and employs what best suits her clients needs and personal circumstances. She helps people deal with Depression, Maternal wellbeing(AntePartum/Postpartum Depression), Anxiety, Anger, Relationship issues, Work-Life balance, Stress Management and Personal Development. She firmly believes that by incorporating mindfulness in everyday life and through learning self acceptance and self compassion, the path to personal growth can be more enriching and fulfilling, giving life, depth and length, thereby giving purposeful meaning and improving the quality of our journey.
Her interests include Music, Dance, Reading and Photography.
As a Mental Health Professional, her aim is to help people develop emotional resilience to navigate life's changes and help them understand the significance of Mental Health. She strives to provide a safe haven where people can discuss and address their challenges without the fear of judgement and feel respected, valued and accepted. She hopes to channel this gained knowledge towards the benefit of individuals that seek help in order for them to optimize their lives.
I am the Founder Director of the Florida Montessori Center in Indiranagar, Bangalore, as well as the FloMont World School ( IMS accredited Montessori Grade School) in Indiranagar Bangalore. I have also completed my Montessori training from London Montessori International, UK and the Florida International Montessori Alliance, USA.
Speech & Language Learning
Ruchita Mehta, SLP, MS, New York, is a registered SLP with the Rehabilitation Council of India and is also internationally affiliated with the American Speech and Hearing Association. She advocates early intervention in speech and language development for children. Her areas of specialty are cognitive deficits, voice disorders, dysphagia, neurological speech and language disorders. She has her clinic "Rise To Shine" at Malabar Hill for private practice. She is also a consultant at Mpower minds, Hughes road, Mumbai.
Child Development and Behavior
Pratiksha Gupta (MS London) is a seasoned, Speech Language Pathologist cum Audiologist practising since 2007. She is a Gold Medalist from AIISH Mysore and a course topper from the University of London. She has worked extensively in hospitals in London, Noida and Pune. She is the founder of online speech therapy in India. She specialises in Autism, ADHD, Stammering, Hearing Impairment and other related speech-language delays in children. She is the author of a series of children books for Speech Therapy. Due to her contribution in the field of child development, she has been covered by media a few times.