• Sunday, February 05, 2023

Vibha Batra

She wrote the Hindi lyrics for Thuppaki and has written the anthems for leading corporate houses like The Chola Group, Murugappa, Brakes India, and Cavin Kare
on Jan 04, 2023
Vibha Batra

Vibha Batra (born 28 November) is a Chennai-based Indian author, advertising consultant, poet, lyricist, translator, travel writer, playwright, and columnist. Punjabi by descent, Vibha was born and raised in Kolkata and later moved to Chennai many years ago.

She is a copywriter by profession who has several books to her credit including a Tongue in Cheek, a collection of poetry, and A Twist of Lime, a collection of short stories. Vibha has also contributed poems and short stories to various anthologies. 

She has published 17 books including The Secret Life of Debbie G (a graphic novel) Merry the Elephant's Rainy Day, Bathinda to Bangkok, The Reluctant Debutante, The Dream Merchants, Keeping it Real, Euro Trip, Ludhiana to London, Glitter and Gloss, The Activist and The Capitalist, Sweet Sixteen (Yeah, Right!), Seventeen and Done (you Done!), Eighteen and Wiser (Not Quite!), Family Crossword, A Twist of Lime, Tongue in Cheek, and Ishaavaasya Upanishad: Knowledge and Action.

Her travelogues have appeared in The Hindu, Conde Nast Traveller, Deccan Chronicle, and The Week. Her plays have been staged during the Short and Sweet Theatre Festival South India and her play 'Cold Feet' won the Best Script – Week 2 in 2017. She wrote the Hindi lyrics for Thuppaki and has written the anthems for leading corporate houses like The Chola Group, Murugappa, Brakes India, and Cavin Kare. She has contributed short stories and poems to international anthologies, print magazines and ezines. Her Sweet Sixteen trilogy published by Penguin has been optioned for the screen.

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