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I feel so anxious when talking to people

Disha | On 01-09-2023
Hey Disha, I get jittery if I have to talk to people. I feel really shy to answer any questions in class even when I... Read More

Parents don’t let me wear what I want to!

Disha | On 13-08-2023
Hey Disha, what’s up? I am so frustrated. My parents don’t let me wear what I want to. I love shorts, dresses etc but they won’t allow them. All my... Read More

My friend told my crush that I like him!

Disha | On 07-08-2023
Hey Disha, I am just so damn embarrassed. My friend has told my crush that I like him. It’s such a cringe situation now cos he is my friend too! I don’t know where... Read More

Science Lab

Logic behind all things teen

Mastering Emotions: Your Ultimate Guide to Boosting EQ

Team Teenbook | On 25-09-2023
Let’s say you lose a football match or have a fight with your best friend. How do you react? Do you bounce back with... Read More

Why do teens love to sleep late?

Umeza Peera | On 04-09-2023
Most teenagers love to sleep late (and get up late!), but do you know there is science behind it? Well, next time your... Read More

Who discovered adolescence?

Umeza Peera | On 20-08-2023
Did you know that adolescence was first discovered by American psychologist G.Stanley Hall as a distinct phase of human... Read More

What makes us happy?

Rishika | On 09-08-2023
For some it’s food, for others its exercise or a good book! Yes, we are talking about what makes us happy. Ever... Read More

Eight kinds of intelligence: Which one is yours?

Team TeenBook | On 13-06-2023
If we were to ask you, what is that one question that you have to answer all the time, we bet your answer will be... Read More

Curiosity Central

Station for all confusions

Troubles down there? Tricks for tidy privates

Team TeenBook | On 18-09-2023
Why does it smell funny down there? Should I use soap to clean my vulva/penis? Can I use perfume there? Are such... Read More

Had a fight with your friend – now how to get back?

Team Teenbook | On 28-08-2023
You and your friend had a big fight! Now what? You miss them, but you also hate to say sorry or even talk to them. Arguments with friends, bfs/gfs are totally normal,... Read More

Managing sanitary pad concerns: Rashes, leaks, itching and more

Team Teenbook | On 11-08-2023
Sanitary pads: a necessity you can’t escape and yet can’t do without. Every girl understands the challenges they bring. Extended wear leads to discomforts... Read More

Canteen Talk

Chit-chat from across the country

How to initiate talking with parents?

Shreya | On 12-09-2023
Have you ever found talking to your parents to be like navigating a maze without a map? We’ve all been there. How do... Read More

‘But…we all are poles apart!’

Sanya Ghai | On 30-08-2023
Meeta, Sagar, Hemant and Dia are very different from each other. They have been assigned a common group to work... Read More

‘I want to become popular’

Rishika | On 19-08-2023
Arjun wants to become a part of the most popular group at school. Riya too! But their other friends do not understand... Read More

‘My parents are separating’

Sanya Ghai | On 10-08-2023
Mehul’s parents are separating and he is feeling really stressed about how his life is going to change forever. As he... Read More

‘I wish he had spoken to us’

Team TeenBook | On 09-07-2023
Riddhima tells her friends about their classmate Vihaan who had just tried to hurt himself after he failed in several... Read More

Ask The Expert

Practical advice you can trust

Can stress be good for us?

Dr Shishir Palsapure | On 12-09-2023
You read that right. Stress is an emotion we always associate with negativity. But did you know that’s not always the... Read More

Should children be taught about sex?

Niyatii N Shah | On 30-08-2023
When it comes to sex education, parents unanimously vote for the abstinence approach, meaning they do not want their children to have (or even know about) sex or any... Read More

Why is it important to understand feelings?

Arshi Alam | On 24-08-2023
How do you feel today? Happy? Sad? Excited? Sacred? Overwhelmed? Accepted? Powerful? Furious? Jealous? Energetic? Perplexed? Confused? So many emotions! How do you... Read More

Feelings Express

Your moods, your stories

‘I did not feel ready for it’

Umeza Peera | On 18-08-2023
Ananya (16) has started dating Ronit (17) the most handsome boy in the college, she is feeling on top of the world. She... Read More

‘I felt used’

Umeza Peera | On 27-07-2023
Ajay (17) a boy from a small village in Uttar Pradesh got admission in an engineering college in Mumbai. Everything was... Read More

‘I hate my sister’

Umeza Peera | On 25-07-2023
Ridhi (15) is angry as she is constantly compared to her sister Lavanya (18), who is really good at studies! Result:... Read More

‘I felt happy and guilty!’

Team TeenBook | On 11-01-2023
Meher (18) crushed over Viaan (19) for a couple of years and both were thick friends now. They both were at a party... Read More

‘I felt embarrassed’

Kartik | On 01-12-2022
Kartik (16) recalls his first day in school when everyone laughed at him and teased him by calling names. What exactly... Read More

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What is transitioning?

Team TeenBook | On 06-09-2023
Sia (15) met Manan (18) after a week at their evening basketball class. Manan looked a bit different. When she asked,... Read More

Teenage acne: How to deal with it?

Team TeenBook | On 02-09-2023
Sana (14) is so frustrated with acne on her face for the last year. Her skin was absolutely normal since childhood, but ever since she entered her teenage years, her... Read More

‘Should I hold her hand?’

Nehaa Singh | On 21-08-2023
Going on a first date and confused about what to wear, where to go and many other things? TeenBook has tips for your help. Need some advice Samar (14) is excited that he... Read More

Twist in the tale

Old tales with a teentastic 21st century twist

Slow, steady wins the race?

Himani Bakhda | On 03-09-2023
Presenting ‘The Hare and The Tortoise’ story with a TeenBook twist! Just imagine Annie (11) to be the tortoise... Read More

When Cinderella saved herself!

Himani Bakhda | On 16-07-2023
Every Cinderella does not need a prince. All she needs is a dream and a heart that doesn’t give up! Presenting... Read More

The reel and the real life of Jack

Himani Bakhda | On 26-08-2021
Have you heard this famous fable of the blue Jackal, who fell into a tub of blue dye and was mistaken as a God by other... Read More

Romeo and Juliet: The 2021 edition!

Umeza Peera | On 17-05-2021
Remember “Romeo and Juliet?. They both could not think of a life beyond each other. But if Romeo and Juliet lived... Read More

When the lion actually came!

Sanya Ghai | On 11-03-2021
Many of you must have heard the story of ‘Sher aaya sher’ where a habitual liar gets killed by the lion because no... Read More

My Diary

Your scribbling matters

‘He would laugh at me for asking things’

Shreya Mishra | On 15-09-2023
Shagun (15) felt humiliated when her boyfriend would laugh at small things and make fun of her. Earlier she thought... Read More

How I learned to speak up for myself!

Team Teenbook | On 04-08-2023
Myra (16) was not too sure how to tell her best friend that some of the things that she did were affecting her and not in a good way. But amidst the uncertainty, a... Read More

‘You must date cute guys’

Umeza Peera | On 30-05-2023
Twinkle (20) told her chachi (aunt) that she likes girls and her chachi advised her to date cute guys. Did she not hear her correctly? What and where was the confusion?... Read More