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About Falguni Banerjee, Editor

Resident of a once-sleepy, upcoming town called Navi Mumbai, Falguni Banerjee always wished to study in Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra. She studied journalism from Pune University and began her career in the media industry there. She later worked with top media houses in Mumbai and Nagpur and has been felicitated for her work. Falguni is multi-linguistic and enjoys reading, painting in her free time.


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About Meena R Prashant

After moving from one metro to another, Meena R Prashant wished to return to her roots – Navi Mumbai. An arts graduate in English and Communication from Annamalai University, her passion for writing grew with time. The spirited journalist has added over five years of experience to her credentials. She freelances with varied media houses.

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RAbout Rajiv Naha

A marketing professional, Rajiv Naha has over 14 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing, business development and leading operations towards profits. An out-of-the-box thinker, he has a proven track record of increasing revenues, streamlining workflow and creating a conducive environment to enhance productivity for reputed business houses. Rajiv is proficient at analyzing market trends to provide critical inputs and formulating sale and marketing strategies.

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FarooqAbout Farooq Sayed

What started in 2004 as a hobby became a career choice for Navi Mumbai resident Farooq Sayed. Photography is his passion. He is the recipient of photography contests held by Thane District Press Club (first prize in 2010), Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) in 2014 and 2015 and Navi Mumbai Traffic Police (first prize) in 2014. He works for leading publications.
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Chef KumarAbout Chef Ashvini Kumar 

Chef Ashvini Kumar pens a column on food ‘Belly Bells’ for Presently serving as Executive Chef at The Rezenga by Tunga in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Kumar boasts of over 17 years of rich experience in the hospitality industry. A creative and highly-motivated individual blessed with a passion for exploration and excellence, Kumar has traveled around the globe and worked with Accor Group (Novotel, Ibis), Marriott, Cruise lines and a standalone restaurant in Dubai earlier. His passion to learn, teach and lead has helped him create unique and mouth-watering Indian and International recipes.

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Sabir Shaikh

About Sabir Shaikh

Founder, director and chief yoga instructor at Yoga Sadhana Mandir, Sabir Shaikh reached out to the yoga mat for the first time in 2003 as a patient suffering from lumber spondylitis. He experienced personal transformation through yoga and decided to study this science further. After gaining several degree and and diploma courses in advanced yoga, he turned into a health coach and helps his students reach their health and lifestyle goals. Shaikh pens a column on yoga and philosophy ‘Journey To Inner Self’.

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adv deepali jayawant About Advocate Mrs Deepali Jayadeep Jayawant

Originally from Nagpur in eastern Maharashtra, advocate Mrs Deepali Jayadeep Jayawant shifted to Navi Mumbai in 2002. She is well-versed with family matters, consumer matters, civil and criminal cases and High Court proceedings. She has recently presented a research paper in an international conference in Mumbai. She enjoys reading, sports and traveling. She pens a column ‘Legal Diary’.
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Kalyani About Kalyani Sardesai

Pune-based journalist and copywriter, Kalyani Sardesai is currently working on her first book. With over 15 years of experience as a professional writer in assorted media, she brings to the table several observations – especially with regard to the manner in which women are perceived, treated and written about. She pens a column ‘Politically Incorrect’.

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Leila Sharma About Leila Sharma

Noted makeup artist and stylist Leila Sharma has nearly 25 years of rich experience to boast of. She began her training in the beauty and fashion world in 1991, when she attended the Roberta Mechan School of Beauty in the UK. She joined the fashion world shortly after she moved to Bengaluru in Karnataka. She also trained under the internationally acclaimed makeup specialist Linda Meridith in London. Leila holds a diploma in screen, stage, film and fashion makeup and has been working with the best talent of the country, including Bollywood and sports personalities, leading designers and photographers of India. Leila has several International and national advertisement campaigns and shows to her credit. She styles for both the print media and TV commercials and works extensively with a number of ad film houses. Her range of work extends into fantasy make up and body painting. She is the recipient of the Kingfisher award for excellence in makeup in 2000. Her column is titled ‘Face Value’.

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About Pinnacle Wealth Management Pvt. Ltd.  
An investment strategy is a crucial element of wealth management. It is a combination of expertise and perception, complex market dynamics and innate planning. With the variety and complexity of the investment options available in today’s marketplace, it is important to have disciplined, experienced professionals to provide advice at every stage in your life. This is where Pinnacle Wealth Management Pvt. Ltd. comes in. They work with you to help ensure your goals are not just met but exceed your expectations at every step. Authors Kavita Bothra and Nina Kotian are directors at Pinnacle Wealth Mgt Pvt Ltd. and pen a fortnightly column on financial planning ‘Money Matters’.

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Chef Mrs Reetu Uday Kugaji PicAbout Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji

She cooks to touch souls. She works as a Programme Head at the ITM Institute of Hotel Management in Nerul, Navi Mumbai, speciality chef  and a food author with . Her Facebook page ‘Food For Thought by Chef Mrs Reetu Uday Kugaji’ is well-read. As Associate Professor at the D. Y. Patil University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies in Navi Mumbai and the D.Y. Patil stadium previously, she has served the most delectable and exotic cuisines for famous personalities. She enjoys teaching and interacting with budding chefs. She has also learnt food styling and photography.

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