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    Why can’t I watch an ‘A’ movie?

    Himani Bakhda | Nov 30th, 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...
  • My mood swings made me do it?

    Umeza Peera | On 13-04-2021
    Tarnini (15) woke up with a foul mood. One thing led to another and she found herself telling her best friend that she hated her! What went wrong? She shares a page of her daily diary with us. Have you been sailing in the same boat? Read on then… Photo:Shutterstock/Indianstyle/To protect the identity, the person Continue reading...
  • How to deal with my upset Mom?

    Disha | On 31-03-2021
    Hey Disha, my mom scolded me a lot when she found out I have a boyfriend. I am so sad and don’t understand what to do! Drishti, 16. Talk to her  Heyy Drishti! Well, it sounds like you might be in a teeny bit of trouble there. I mean that’s kinda like your worst nightmare Continue reading...
  • Why should boys have all the fun?

    Himani Bakhda | On 11-02-2021
    Ananya (15), was sitting in the school canteen with her friends Nyasa and Deepti. She looked quite glum so her friends asked her what upsets her. And that was it! She shared something which resonated with every girl in the class! What was her common problem? ‘So unfair’ “Ananya, you haven’t even touched your tiffin. Continue reading...
  • How do I say no?

    Sanya Ghai | On 15-12-2020
    Sanjana has always been a big fan of Bollywood films! Little did she know her life would become one! Her best friend of two years Dev has proposed to her. She doesn’t feel the same way for him but does not want to lose his friendship either. Guess what, it’s a Bollywood movie that came Continue reading...
  • I just hate my life!

    Disha | On 10-12-2020
    Hey Disha, I thought it was just a bad couple of days but it’s been so long since I’ve felt okay. I just hate my life. What do I do? Kanika, 15, Ludhiana. You have your own reasons Hey Kanika! First of all I want you to know that it’s absolutely okay to feel sad Continue reading...
  • ‘I felt so uncool but …’

    Shreya Mishra | On 11-11-2020
    After a lot of thought and consideration, Nisha (17) finally went to the farewell after party. And what happened there was exactly what she was afraid of, somebody offered her beer, and it wasn’t just anybody. What will she do? Keep reading to know more. The last party  It was a Sunday evening, the day Continue reading...
  • ‘My teacher hates me Disha!’

    Disha | On 29-10-2020
    My teacher doesn’t like me. I don’t enjoy my classes anymore and feel stressed. What to do? Sana,14, Chandigarh. Are you sure?  Okay Sana, first of all heyyy! Whats up! Well you just told me that so we’ll get to that in a minute. And why would anybody hate you man! You’re such a cutie! Continue reading...
  • ‘Why can’t my life be like other teens?’

    Umeza Peera | On 28-10-2020
    Anjana’s (14) mother has not been well for a long time now. She can not help but wonder why her life can’t be like other teens – who get a mix of tiffins from home, do a variety of activities at the weekend and go to different places for summer holidays. Why me?  Roshni, Anjana’s Continue reading...
  • Future of the country locked at home!

    Yash Tiwari | On 08-10-2020
    ‘Being confined to the four walls of home for such a long time has not been easy. No friends, no play time, schools shut – all this has taken a toll on our energy levels. Here’s what I have been doing to keep myself going’, Yash Tiwari shares a page from his diary. Locked up Continue reading...