Author List

Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]

Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, 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. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. 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.Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17

Anusha Jain is a Staff Writer & SlubShop Manager at ShilpaAhuja.com. She has a diploma in Fashion Design from iNIFD and is originally from Andhra Pradesh. Before entering into the field of fashion, she got a Masters in Analytical Chemistry. Her love in fashion design, a passion in staying updated with the latest trends and zeal to do something creative paved her way to a career in fashion. Here, at Shilpaahuja.com, she works on bringing the latest in shopping ideas, fashion tips and beauty advice to SlubShop, the world’s first purely trend-based affiliate store. Accessories are her expertise. Her work on SlubShop involves bringing the latest runway trends to the masses, and designing the UI/UX to make it look innovative and fresh. She is also a fitness and dieting aficionado, writing about bringing the latest in the world of wellness and health. When she’s not writing she loves to travel, watch movies and also she is interested in photography, using herself as a muse. For feedback and questions, email [email protected] or connect with her on Twitter @Anushajain14.

Pinky is a Staff Writer and Research Analyst at ShilpaAhuja.com, and an iNIFD graduate with a diploma in fashion design. Pinky’s expertise lies in the latest wedding fashion trends and hair/makeup advice. Prior to taking up a career in fashion, Pinky graduated with a B.Com (C.S) from Ethiraj College. She is also an art and a movie buff, she loves to read a lot of online stuff, mostly fashion! The girl next door trying to juggle homemaking, blogging & wanderlust! Creating insights on beauty, hair & Indian fashion trends, one article at a time... Her hobbies include shopping (obviously!), hogging food at city’s new restaurants & listening to Bollywood music. Although Pinky is keen on taking the fitness route in 2018. For questions or discussions, email [email protected] or tweet her @coolbuddy13141

Nishita is a Staff Writer/ Journalist at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology and has a degree in leather design. A lover of all things fashion, she writes about everything from beauty, hair and lifestyle to fashion trends and how-to’s. Her area of expertise is outfit ideas but being fresh out of college, she also loves writing about college fashion. Her new found love of baking is currently taking over her life, making her write about all things chocolate and easy recipes. With a flair for sketching and a great eye for detail, she’s previously designed leather garments for brands like Diesel and Salsa. When she’s not writing, she’s busy reading extremely sappy Nicholas Spark’s novels, sewing clothes and listening to some indie rock. Also super passionate about photography, she loves portraits and wildlife photography - a habit turned love that formed with the amount of traveling she did as a teenager. As a girl who grew up with books and movies like Pride & Prejudice, her love for period fashion is huge. And being curly haired, she’s always on a constant hunt for solutions to problems that come with having ringlets and loves sharing them with people through her articles. For feedback and questions, email [email protected] or connect with her on twitter @ni95.

Shazia Bargathullah is a regular freelance writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is also a fashion design graduate from iNIFD. Her journey started with a keen visual eye, an interest in styling and a passion for design. She has an expertise in modest fashion and writes about makeup tips, beauty trends and runway-inspired fashion ideas. She is also the author of the blog Devil Wears Parda. For comments and feedback, please email [email protected]

Sonali Mishra has interned at ShilpaAhuja.com as a Content Contributor. She graduated with a degree in Production Engineering from Trichy Engineering College and currently works at Amazon. With a vast experience in engineering at companies like Ford and L&T, Sonali's real love for fashion got the opportunity to be showcased through her fashion articles. She loves to write about fashion shopping and celebrity style. Please email at [email protected] for questions and comments.

Lima Aier is a Staff Writer overseeing #content pertaining to latest news, fashion, beauty, and red carpet dressing. Prior to ShilpaAhuja.com, 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. Surely this experience fostered awareness around business writing, but it was her sweet spot for fashion and keen eye for trends that made her transition into fashion writing. The intersection of the business writing skills to working on current fashion gave her the added bonus to be adaptable for handling a number of client’s style.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]

The Guy is very handsome, and loves being misunderstood. He loves sports, cars, sports cars and women. He's an expert on men's fashion and lifestyle, but frankly, he's also an expert on women's fashion, particularly when it comes to looking sexy. Follow him on Twitter @slubguy where he posts the hot photo-shoots he does for Shilpa Ahuja, and writes his opinions on sports and politics. For feedback and questions and any advice, email [email protected]

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Kruthika Ravi is a freelance writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a fashion design graduate from Pearl Academy of Fashion, and also the recipient of their award for 'Best Design Collection' in 2012. Her work focuses on fashion merchandising, and writing articles for fashion shopping ideas and basic style tips. She an imaginator based in Chennai, India. A fashion design major, she explores her thoughts through art, design and words. She enjoys traveling to explore, loves animals and novels are her best friends. For comments and questions, please email [email protected]

Shrutika Potwar is an SEO analyst and a part-time blogger with an experience of two years in the IT sector. She loves to blog about fashion, lifestyle and technology in spare time. She is working at Stylecaret, a fashion e-commerce portal in India, and is a guest author at ShilpaAhuja.com. Shrutika writes about ethnic wear, fashion advice and Indian casual & wedding wear.

Abhishek Sareen is a management professional with over 16 years of experience in brand management. He completed his Executive Education from IIM-A in 2016. He has worked in diverse areas like marketing, e-commerce, international business strategy and business consulting.He is a passionate cyclist and has participated in several endurance races involving of mountain biking like MTB Himalaya, long distance road biking, triathlons and marathons. In his free time, he enjoys behavioral psychology, economics and chess. He also has an interest in geopolitics and noir films. He is also an advisor at Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Sadaf Naz is a Fashion Journalist Intern at Shilpaahuja.com. She 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.She is a sucker for sketching, painting, calligraphy and reading (mostly fiction). She has experience working on a variety of projects like fashion design, jewelry design, entrepreneurship, digital marketing and more. Currently, she is working on her website and building a personal brand. She believes that people should take inspiration from everywhere but create and retain their own unique style.

Hemanth Karthik has interned for ShilpaAhuja.com as a freelance writer. He has graduated with a post-graduate diploma in Footwear technology and Management from CFTI, Chennai, in an Exchange program with Leicester University UK. A men's fashion aficionado, Hemanth has an expertise in men's formal accessories and blogs about advice ranging from tuxedo shoes to men's suits. For questions and feedback, please email [email protected]

Tania is Fashion Journalist Intern at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Noida.She loves fashion, and grew up with a love of heels, dresses, makeup, and jewelry. She has a unique style and displays her knowledge of fashion with skills of journalism. Her dream is to become a news anchor and her current work in fashion journalism is about proving that the sense of fashion and styling is essential in all aspects of life. She also loves to travel, capture memories, and write about them.She has also done a short journalism course certified under United Nations and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. Prior to fashion, she has internship experience in marketing and sales. There she worked as a Community Leader, created marketing strategies, and developed a network web.Connect with her on Twitter @TaniaMalhotra8.

Kishita Mutha is a Fashion Journalist Intern at Shilpaahuja.com. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from Sophia College, Mumbai. Originally from Jalgaon, Kishita strongly believes in, "Leave the world better than you found out," and that writing can help her achieve this.Apart from writing she loves to debate and dance, and has won several inter-school, and intra-school awards for dance. She also enjoys playing table-tennis, and has represented Aurangabad district at state-level championship. Kishita is a big-time foodie, and loves to explore different cuisines. In her free-time, you can either find her cooking or eating while binge-watching a thriller. She also has an interest in Hindi poetry and occasionally tries a hand at it.She can be contacted at [email protected]

Prerna Sharma writes about the latest fashion, beauty and dressing. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Film, T.V. and Radio and did her Bachelors in English Honors. She also has a PG Diploma in Media and Public Relations from St. Xavier's College.

Prior to working as a Fashion Journalism Intern at ShilpaAhuja.com, she started her career as a Travel Writer and Digital  Marketer, where she wrote for different spheres like medical services, film review, information technology, and real estate. This experience fostered her awareness around travel and tourism, and creative writing, but her keen eye for trends made her transition into fashion writing.

Originally from Kolkata, Prerna loves staying up to date in current fashion and culture trends, be it movies, music, or social media. When she isn’t staring at a screen, you can find her spending way too much time writing poetry or trying out new outfits.

She can be found @i.am.prerna on Instagram.

Neelima Nayak is a Fashion Journalist Intern at Shilpa Ahuja. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Fashion Communication at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bhubaneswar. Her interest in fashion grew at a very young age through movies and magazines. Since her high school years, she has been devoted to pursue a career in fashion.She has worked on multiple college projects on branding, forecasting and new media. She is also working on her own website Dolce and Shabana to showcase her research work and blog about fashion. Apart from blogging, Neelima spends most of her time reading and watching movies, hobbies she has developed since the age of 5.Having grown up in the city of temples, Bhubaneswar, rich in culture and heritage, she loves to read about history, sociology and mythology. She has been an animal activist and slow fashion enthusiast for a couple of years. Her personal style is very simple and minimal. Her go to look is mostly a tank top, ripped denim jeans, smokey eye and her constant BFF, Maybelline mauve lip crayon.

Brinda is a Fashion Journalist Intern at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is pursuing her bachelor's degree in commerce and takes online courses on fashion. Fashion makes her happy, and she loves reading and learning more about fashion. She likes to style clothes and doing makeup is her forte. In her free time she likes to listen to music, sing. She is a huge k-pop fan, and also enjoys k-dramas. In her free time, she stays at home and likes to spend time with herself and her family. Her hobbies are drawing and learning Korean. She likes to exercise and stay healthy.

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]

Aayushi is a Fashion Journalist Intern at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design from Amity University, Mumbai, and is originally from Gujarat. Prior to ShilpaAhuja.com, she worked in an NGO, Kala Raksha Museum, where she worked to promote age-old handicraft traditions. She has also done a diploma in Innovation Management. She loves fashion, music, and to explore new places of different cultures and traditions. Her dream is to become a fashion designer, and along with that she wants to work as a fashion journalist too. Her interests include learning embroidery techniques and graphic design.

Sucharitha is a Fashion Journalist Intern at ShilpaAhuja.com. She did her B.A. in English Literature from Anna Adarsh College, Chennai, followed by post graduate diploma in Visual Communications from Loyola College.An artist by heart, she started her career journey as an art teacher. She later moved on to don varied roles in multiple fields. With over a decade of professional experience, her career graph includes working as proofreader at BPO, copywriter in advertising agency, content editor at IndiaGlitz and Raaga.com and freelancer for jewelry magazine Floroscent, among the few. A multitasker, in between, she has worked part-time as a playschool teacher. She had also held weekend art classes under the name Art Buddies along with her bestie for children between ages 5-15.A believer of making best out of waste, her hobbies include reading books, painting, sketching, making DIY arts/crafts, embroidery, or anything that involves using creativity. A huge film buff, she is good at peppering her conversations with cinema dialogues while chatting with her close ones. Naturally she is fond of movies, digital series and dancing. She is an outdoor person. Her love for traveling stems from living in multiple cities including Mumbai, Chennai and Kerala. When not working she prefers the beach, long drives or tourist spots over malls.

Nandhini Mariappan is a Fashion Journalist Intern at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a graduate of Sona College with a bachelors degree in Fashion Technology. Prior to Shilpa Ahuja Digital Media, she has internship experience from Bangalore at one of the largest manufacturers of apparel and also the recipient of the award Rajya Puraskar, known as the Governor's Award for Scouts & Guides.She is a lover of Charles Bukowski's quotes & novels and believes, 'What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.' During her time at college, she won several inter-college & intra-college awards for fashion illustrations and fashion portfolios. She also has experience working on projects like fashion merchandising, fashion branding, and blog brand design elements. She is a great lover of paintings, calligraphy and currently, she is working on her art journals and illustrations Insta blog. She can be found @whatijournal on Instagram.

Saliha Sameera is a Fashion Journalism Intern at Shilpaahuja.com. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Crescent University, Chennai. Growing up in Abu Dhabi, she enjoys cultural experiences and learning new languages. She is an introvert who loves traveling and exploring new things and places. She absolutely loves shopping and makeup. Her favorite looks include a classic winged eyeliner and red lipstick with an evergreen Chanel bag.

Rishika Agarwal is a Fashion Journalism Intern at Shilpaahujadotcom. She's currently pursuing Bachelors degree in English Literature from Magadh University, Patna. Her love for fashion and knack for learning brought her here, she aspires to build a career in fashion writing. Before joining us she curated content for a media firm, Patna Beats, writing news articles, promotional articles, and creating podcasts. She also worked in schools teaching English, creative writing and communication to younger students.Dresses have been her first love! She's often found checking the latest collections and following the trends. 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!'

Somiya Kumar is working as a Fashion Journalist Intern at ShilpaAhuja.com. She believes that, “Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Amity University, Mumbai.She has worked as an anchor in various shows, she has also done a short film as well as an advertisement on Doordarshan channel during her graduating years. This helped bring out her creative side, exploring new ideas in media. She believes confidence is key to everything. She enjoys listening to music and singing. Along with this she loves travelling, dancing, painting and photography.

Madhusree Das is a freelance writer and blogger. Fashion and education related articles are her expertise. She also loves to write about the latest trends.

Mr. Rayed Merchant is the Director of Marketing & Head of Brand Procurement at SSIZ International. With extensive experience in the Beauty & Cosmetics industry, his professional accomplishment include the success of brands like Ikonic, Proarte, and Biosoft in the beauty category. He is accountable for bringing in new-gen marketing ideas that are pivotal to the group’s future growth. Mr. Merchant is driving qualitative growth both on a group as well as a brand level. He is an alumnus of Jai Hind College, Mumbai, skilled in Marketing Management and Business Management.

Morag Steyn is a celebrity make-up and hair artist from South Africa. She was named as "a woman who is trailblazing the fashion and beauty industry" in 2020 by Glamour Magazine. In 2019, she was crowned as one of the top South African females dominating the global fashion and beauty industry.With over 10 years of experience in fashion & beauty industry, Morag and her work with A-list celebrities have been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Elle and GQ among others. Her work has also been featured in brand campaigns and motion pictures, and she is currently an ambassador for Wella Professionals.Born and raised in Africa, she criss-crosses between African, Dubai, and India. She can be reached on Instagram @moragsteyn.

Dr. Farzana M. is an MBBS graduate from Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH), Chennai. She comes from a family of doctors and is currently working as General Practitioner in Tirunelveli with her father. She wishes to pursue a career in cardio-thoracic surgery.

Mark is a freelance writer who has recently moved to London. He specializes in entertainment and lifestyle topics. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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