Ask Disha

The coolest trusted adult in India

My parents don’t allow me to make friends online!

Disha | On 02-06-2022
Hey Disha, my mom is just so against the whole online thing! She thinks all my online friends are fake and I should not... Read More

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

Disha | On 13-05-2022
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 best friend ignoring me for her bf

Disha | On 13-05-2022
My best friend is ignoring me like crazy since she began a relationship. She doesn’t call me much now and also doesn’t even sit with me in the classroom.... Read More

Science Lab

Logic behind all things teen

What’s the white sticky thing on my underwear?

Team TeenBook | On 08-04-2022
That thing you see is called vaginal discharge, a sticky, white or watery fluid that begins to come from the vaginal... Read More

Why do teens love to sleep late?

Umeza Peera | On 16-03-2022
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

Why are periods so painful for some?

Team TeenBook | On 28-07-2021
While some discomfort during periods is normal but if your periods are so painful that they are hindering your day to... Read More

What is an erection?

Team TeenBook | On 14-07-2021
Arush, 13, was really confused while brushing his teeth in the morning when he felt something in his shorts. Why was... Read More

What causes irregular periods?

Umeza Peera | On 28-05-2021
Menstruation/periods are called irregular when the length of the cycle is more than 35 days, or if the duration varies... Read More

Curiosity Central

Station for all confusions

What does ‘coming out’ mean?

Team TeenBook | On 16-06-2022
‘Coming out’ is short for ‘coming out of the closet’, which means telling people around you about your sexual... Read More

What can you do when a friend comes out to you?

Team TeenBook | On 08-06-2022
Tina’s best friend just came out to her! She told her that she doesn’t feel attracted to boys and only feels attracted to girls. Though Teena was happy for her... Read More

Why am I waking up with wet shorts?

Team TeenBook | On 12-04-2022
Viraj woke up in the middle of the night to find that his shorts and bedsheet were wet and sticky. Had he just wet his bed with urine? At his age? He felt surprised and... Read More

Canteen Talk

Chit-chat from across the country

How can I give him my Dad’s place?

Umeza Peera | On 03-09-2021
Shanika (14) is sad during her online classes and her friends notice this. Why? Her mother wants her to meet someone,... Read More

‘Why can’t I look like that?’

Rishika | On 25-07-2021
Avi’s (15) best friend Roshni refused to eat food during recess for the third consecutive day. Roshni’s reasoning... Read More

‘I want to become popular’

Rishika | On 09-07-2021
Arjun wants to become a part of the most popular group at school. Riya too! But their other friends do not understand... Read More

‘I am addicted to filters!’

Umeza Peera | On 16-04-2021
When Roohi asked Monika to send her a picture for the school project, she was hesitant. She wanted to send the perfect... Read More

‘I wish he had spoken to us’

Team TeenBook | On 22-02-2021
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 02-06-2022
You read that right. Stress is an emotion we always associate with negativity. But did you know that’s not always the... Read More

How to deal with failures?

Dr Shishir Palsapure | On 06-05-2022
‘I told you to study more, now look at your marks!’ ‘Did you give your 100%, no!’ ‘The whole day you are on your phone, yeh to hona he tha’. Do these... Read More

How to talk to your teen about porn?

Niyatii N Shah | On 19-10-2021
It is very likely that our teenagers will come across porn, intentionally or accidentally. What should you do as a parent in that situation? Sexuality educator Niyatii N... Read More

Feelings Express

Your moods, your stories

‘I hate my sister’

Umeza Peera | On 25-08-2021
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 so confused!

Sanya Ghai | On 22-04-2021
Sneha was under a lot of pressure and stress when she was about to choose her subjects for class 11. She made a... Read More

‘I felt used’

Umeza Peera | On 24-12-2020
Ajay (17) a boy from a small village in Uttar Pradesh got admission in an engineering college in Mumbai. Everything was... Read More

‘I felt so uncool but …’

Shreya Mishra | On 11-11-2020
After a lot of thought and consideration, Nisha (17) finally went to the farewell after party. And what happened there... Read More

‘I felt foolish!’

Umeza Peera | On 16-09-2020
Akash (16) asks Ariana (16) for help with science. Ariana reluctantly agrees but soon they are spending hours chatting.... Read More

That's puzzling!

The solution is right here

Why can’t I watch an ‘A’ movie?

Himani Bakhda | On 30-11-2021
Avanti, 14, overheard a bunch of friends in her class talk excitedly about an ‘A’ rated (18+ film) on Netflix. This... Read More

How to stay positive ?

Umeza Peera | On 15-06-2021
From friends and family being unwell to anxiety about exams, this summer has been hard for many of us. TeenBook brings tried and tested mechanisms for coping with tough... Read More

How to handle peer pressure?

Abhimanyu R | On 27-05-2021
Everyone faces peer pressure about some or the other thing – sometimes it’s a PS4 or a smartphone that your classmate has but you don’t, while other times it... Read More

Twist in the tale

Old tales with a teentastic 21st century twist

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... Read More

Slow, steady wins the race?

Himani Bakhda | On 03-12-2020
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 16-10-2020
Every Cinderella does not need a prince. All she needs is a dream and a heart that doesn’t give up! Presenting... Read More

My Diary

Your scribbling matters

Keto, low-carb or intermittent fasting?

Team TeenBook | On 16-03-2022
Everyone around Deepali (15) seems to be either super thin or on some diet. But all Deepali wants is to make herself... Read More

Why doesn’t anyone talk about it?

Sanya Ghai | On 28-07-2021
Kavya has finally come to terms with not feeling guilty for some of the feelings she experienced as a teenager. However, it took her almost five years to feel ok about... Read More

My mood swings made me do it?

Umeza Peera | On 13-04-2021
Tarnini (15) woke up with a foul mood. One thing led to another and she found herself telling her best friend that she hated her! What went wrong? She shares a page of... Read More