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    ‘Do all boys do it?’

    Sraboni Bhattacharya | Aug 25th, 2020
    Rohan (13) overheard the word masturbation at school and was clueless what it meant and why his seniors assumed that all people of his age do it. He comes home and catches his elder brother Reyansh off guard with his curiosity. Did he get answers to all his questions? The senior group talk  Eighth graders Continue reading...
  • But you said yes last time…

    Team TeenBook | On 31-03-2024
    “But you were okay with it earlier”, Aryan told Sara when she refused to let him kiss her. He further argued by saying, “but you said yes last time!” This kind of conversation is quite common in relationships and among friends. But we get it. This is confusing. When is a yes and when can Continue reading...
  • How to stop being a bully?

    Sanya Ghai | On 29-02-2024
    Mehul, 13, enjoys sitting at the front of his class for attention from his teacher, and has a reputation for being mean. One day, he bullies a classmate, Aravind, leading to a group chant against Aravind. Feeling guilty, Mehul seeks advice from his school counselor and learns techniques to manage his negative feelings and how Continue reading...
  • Have you been very tired lately?

    Team TeenBook | On 22-02-2024
    Do your friends keep telling you that you look a little pale? Or have you felt some weaknesses, some sluggishness? Well, you might just be experiencing a common condition called anemia. And in this week’s Science Lab, we’re here to break it down for you!     Understanding anemia First off, what exactly is anemia? Continue reading...
  • New college, how to make friends, help!

    Disha | On 01-02-2024
    Hey Disha! So, I’m gearing up for college and freaking out a bit about making friends and all. Any tips on how to not be a total awkward potato and actually get people to like hanging out with me? Help a friend out! Ahana, 18, Pune.      Hey there, and welcome to adulting 101 Continue reading...
  • What to do when someone posts your photos online?

    Team Teenbook | On 17-01-2024
    When Tia, a 16-year-old, discovered that an intimate video she had shared with her then-boyfriend was circulating in her school’s WhatsApp group post-breakup, she was shocked. However, Tia chose to face the situation head-on, realizing that blaming herself wasn’t the solution. In this edition of That’s Puzzling, learn how Tia dealt with it and what Continue reading...
  • I like someone at school but my parents won’t understand!

    Disha | On 11-01-2024
    Hi Disha, I like someone from school and the best part is they like me too!  But my parents don’t understand that this is normal. I don’t want to hide things from them but I don’t want to make them angry/disappointed either. Tarini, 17, Gurgaon.     Hello Tarini and let me start by saying Continue reading...
  • Collaboration, connection, creativity: The art of teen networking

    Paras | On 22-12-2023
    Have you ever wondered how to make your dreams bigger and cooler? Get ready to explore something super cool – teen networking! But what is it, and how do you do it? Dive in and find out in today’s edition of That’s Puzzling.     What is networking?  Networking is like making a big group Continue reading...
  • Why do teens feel more and think less :)

    Ridhima | On 18-12-2023
    Ever wondered why your emotions sometimes overpower your logic? In this Science Lab article, Ridhima explores the epic showdown between your heart and brain during your teenage years. Let’s dive into the fascinating world of adolescent brain development!     Adult v/s teen brain   In the whirlwind of teenage emotions, have you ever wondered why Continue reading...
  • Hostel diaries : The yin and yang!

    Hardik | On 07-12-2023
    Arnav  (17) was super excited when he heard that he will be going to another town for senior school and live in a hostel. But the hostel was not what he imagined it to be. Do you want to know what happened next? Well here’s what he shared with TeenBook for My Diary.      Continue reading...