A microbiologist by training, Ritu Bhatia left the laboratory to pursue a career as a journalist and writer. She was the Delhi editorial representative for Femina magazine, editor of Bride & Home magazine, and editor of Good Health, a weekly supplement published by the Mail Today. Her features, columns and editorials on health, medicine and women have appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Outlook, Hindu Business Line, The Indian Express, Mail Today, Deccan Herald and Elle magazine. Her short stories have been anthologized and published in Wasafiri, Cosmopolitan and Imprint magazines. She has participated in national and international health forums as a jury member, speaker, reporter and trainer, and undertakes consultancies for agencies like UNICEF, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, OXFAM and Save the Children.