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Chit-chat from across the country
  • Threats, blackmail, physical hurt

    Signs that you are in an unhealthy relationship

    Team TeenBook | On 14-10-2023
    Agustya loves Tanisha – so much so that he does not want to share her with anyone. He gets really annoyed if Tanisha goes to her friend’s birthday party without him or if she hangs out with her classmates. Tanisha initially enjoyed his possessiveness as cute and thought of it as love. But of late 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...
  • How to handle rejection?

    Vithika Yadav | On 10-10-2023
    Whether it’s a role in a school play or a proposal, everyone ends up getting rejected at some point. And it’s a fact of life: being told ‘no’ hurts. It can be embarrassing and overwhelming. Everyone reacts differently and there are no quick fixes, but here are some basic tips that might help. TeenBook founder Continue reading...
  • I was waiting for Papa to scold me!

    Nisha | On 05-10-2023
    Nisha, 16, got really late at her friend Tina’s home one day and was worried that she would be scolded by her parents once she got back! However, what happened next was a shock for her. She shared a page from her diary with us.     Dear Diary, Today was quite an eventful day, Continue reading...
  • 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 a game plan or feel like the world’s worst footballer or friend? If it’s the latter, we’ve got something exciting for you – it’s called Emotional Intelligence (EQ), and it’s your Continue reading...
  • 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 questions on your mind? This week’s Curiosity Cental will tackle the same! Let’s jump in.     Gentle cleaning  When it comes to keeping your private parts clean, the inside of your vagina Continue reading...
  • ‘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 that he was just teasing her. But it somehow did not feel right to be treated that way. She shares a page of her diary with us.  Dear Diary, I know I haven’t written in Continue reading...
  • 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 you approach them without triggering a lecture? How can you make them truly understand what you’re saying? Well, Ria and her friends  Aarav, and Saniya are discussing this topic today in Canteen Continue reading...