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  • ‘I don’t have a girlfriend!’:(

    Disha | On 09-10-2021
    Hey Disha. Today the last single boy in our group (except me of course) also confessed that he has a girlfriend. Now I’m the last one standing. All my guy friends have girlfriends while I can’t even say hi to a girl without my insides exploding. Help me! Viraj, 16, Gurgaon. Single is the new Continue reading...
  • 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, who might be her new dad. She does not like the whole thought of having a stepdad; blame those stories she read about step parents as a kid. However, during her conversation with her Continue reading...
  • 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 day activities – then there may be an underlying cause. In today’s Science Lab, we explore the reasons behind painful periods and remedies to help you deal with the pain. Photo: Shutterstock/comodigit/Person in the Continue reading...
  • ‘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 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...
  • Should children be taught about sex?

    Niyatii N Shah | On 22-07-2021
    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 kind of sexual activity. But does that work? As teenagers develop into adults, is it safe for our children to move to adulthood, without any knowledge Continue reading...
  • My friends make fun of my clothes

    Disha | On 15-07-2021
    My friends make fun of my fashion sense. I try to laugh it off but it really hurts my feelings. What should I do? Trisha, 16, Bhopal. Friends, really?  Heyyy! So I hear an issue but I’m just going to ignore the word ‘friends’ in it because friends don’t make their friends feel bad about Continue reading...
  • 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 his penis feeling a bit hard and erect? It also happened to him while watching a movie the other day. Is it normal? Should he tell someone? Science Lab comes to Arush’s aid. The Continue reading...
  • Disha, should I get a tattoo?

    Disha | On 09-07-2021
    Disha, should I get a tattoo? My parents will freak out but I want to get one so badly. Vasu, 15, Gurgaon. Huge commitment  Hey Vasu.  So sabse pehle to bro I relaaaaaate. I wanted to get a tattoo so bad when I was around your age. I had it all planned out too. The Continue reading...
  • ‘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 their obsession with the popular group. Not you losers Riya, Arjun, Yash and Damini are close friends. They were standing in a circle gossiping when they saw some of their classmates take a Continue reading...