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  • 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 made her curious. So, after school she tried to watch an ‘A’ film on her sister Manali’s (19) laptop. Here’s what happens next… A for Adventure Avanti was eating her lunch during the break Continue reading...
  • 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 animals. One day the Jackal could not help but howl and everyone came to know that he was but an ordinary Jackal. He was caught and was punished. Now Continue reading...
  • ‘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: Ridhi has almost started hating Lavanya. Was she right in doing so? How did Lavanya feel? Let’s read their story to find out more. ‘So proud of you!’ Everyone was at the breakfast table Continue reading...
  • 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 them! She wonders why no one talks about these feelings. She shares three entries (five years apart) from her diary. Photo: Shutterstock/ELAKSHI CREATIVE BUSINESS/Person Continue reading...
  • What is a menstrual cup?

    Shreya Mishra | On 16-06-2021
    Girls, did you know there are a lot of hygiene options during periods – sanitary pads, tampons, menstrual cups! Wait – what cup? The menstrual cup is a relatively new device for menstrual hygiene and the best part – it is super eco-friendly! Curious? Dig right in. Photo: Shutterstock/Pixel-shot/Person in the photo is a model  Continue reading...
  • 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 situations. Photo: Shutterstock/Prostock-studio/Persons in the photo are models.  Surround yourself with positive people A person is known by the company he/she keeps. It is indeed important Continue reading...
  • 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 is the pressure over good grades that your sibling gets but you do not. Some people sulk under the pressure while others can gain strength from Continue reading...
  • 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 today, would they have done the same? Curious? Let’s read the story with a TeenBook twist! Photo: Shutterstock/Chris Bourloton/The persons in the picture are models, names changed. School sweethearts  “You guys look so cute Continue reading...
  • Is this love or control?

    Umeza Peera | On 06-05-2021
    Payal (16) was in relationship with Sahil (16) and they both shared everything with each other; even their passwords. Sahil felt jealous when Payal met her friends or liked pictures of other guys on Insta. Payal felt happy that Sahil was possessive and that he cared for her. Was she right? Is this love? Photo: Continue reading...