Included in the Limca Book of Records (in 2015), Vartika’s book, Tinka Tinka Tihar (co–authored with Vimla Mehra, IPS, Former DG, Delhi Prisons) is thefirst book of collection of poems written by selected women inmates of Tihar Jail. Published in both English & Hindi by Rajkamal Prakashan, this book was released by the then Union Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde at the APCCA Conference, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi in 2013. This book is a unique effort to give creative platform to women inmates lodged in Tihar. This book was hailed by various media channels, including NDTV and Hindi website of the BBC. This book has already been translated into Italian, Tamil, Malayalam and Gujarati.
This book is an expression of women who are restricted physically but have free minds. The book contains poems by four female inmates that have been written during their stay inside the prison.