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

    Disha | Aug 13th, 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 classmates wear short dresses. Why can’t I? Alyana, 14, Lucknow. Obvious solution Heyyy Alyana! Ohoo 🙁 Sadly, this is such a common problem in so Continue reading...
  • ‘Why can’t I look like that?’

    Rishika | On 06-12-2023
    Avi’s (15) best friend Roshni refused to eat food during recess for the third consecutive day. Roshni’s reasoning has worried her even more. Let’s listen into their canteen talk. Just not hungry  Avi walked to her usual spot near the back of the dining hall where her friends were eagerly waiting for her so they Continue reading...
  • I want to be on the field but on my terms!

    Lkisha | On 01-12-2023
    Kanika (15) loves football at school, but she and her friends are worried about continuing with the sport. Are their worries great enough to force them to quit? Step into her world as she questions and challenges stereotypes, and shares her love for the game.   Kick-off Most of us started playing football last year, Continue reading...
  • I don’t want to be an engineer or a doctor

    Janhavi | On 09-11-2023
    Jigna’s family is loaded with doctors and engineers, so her parents told her to opt for Science, insisting it’s the best choice for the future. But Jigna, who is currently in class 12, doesn’t really want to be an engineer or a doctor, and she’s having a tough time convincing her parents to let her Continue reading...
  • I liked boys until I saw her….

    Dhairya | On 01-11-2023
    Dhwani, a 15-year-old, who had only ever explored LGBTQ+ for learning purposes, unexpectedly found herself drawn to a girl. Was it jealousy? But itni meethi jealousy! Today, she shares a page from her diary to share her journey of self-discovery. Dear Diary,  For the past few days, this girl has been running through my mind Continue reading...
  • How to break up?

    Team Teenbook | On 23-10-2023
    Shagun (16) and Amay (17) have been in a relationship for the past few months. Recently, Shagun has been feeling somewhat uncomfortable with Amay for various reasons. Although their relationship began on a positive note, she’s unsure if she wants to continue with it and is considering a breakup. However, making this decision is challenging Continue reading...
  • Why are you wearing full sleeves in summer?

    Himani Bakhda | On 15-10-2023
    Aarushi (16) was sitting with her friend Namita (16) and Drishti (16) during recess. She was constantly pulling down her sleeves and was restless. Her friends noticed her behaviour. Worried about Aarushi, her friends ask her about what was going on. Let’s listen to their Canteen Talk.  Sweatshirt in summer? It was recess and three Continue reading...
  • Why do boys have a ball in their throat!

    Nehaa Singh | On 14-10-2023
    Ever wondered about that ball shaped object bobbing up and down in boys’ throats? Did you know it’s called Adam’s apple. Why don’t girls have it? Let’s talk about it in this week’s Science lab. So that ball shaped object bobbing up and down in your father’s or brother’s necks when he’s drinking a glass Continue reading...
  • My parents don’t allow me to make friends online!

    Disha | On 12-10-2023
    Hey Disha, my mom is just so against the whole online thing! She thinks all my online friends are fake and I should not talk to anyone online. My papa too has asked me to delete the Discord app he saw on my laptop the other day!  I mean, how is it even possible? I Continue reading...
  • Yes, I am ‘fat’ but I accept myself

    Umeza | On 11-10-2023
    Sanah, a 16-year-old teen is grappling with obesity. She has been fat-shamed, called names, and looked down upon but it doesn’t affect her anymore. Why? Because she has found her superpower. Read this week’s Feelings Express to find out!    Taking too much space? My journey with body image and societal judgments began when I Continue reading...