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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 parents switched my school. I am so nervous!

    Disha | On 10-04-2024
    Hey Disha! Guess what? My mumma and papa dropped a bombshell – they’re switching my school!  I’m kinda freaking out about starting over in a new place. Got any tips to help me survive this? Sana, 16 Hey there, drama queen! So, I heard that your parents pulled a surprise switcheroo on you and now Continue reading...
  • ‘My parents are separating’

    Sanya Ghai | On 10-04-2024
    Mehul’s parents are separating and he is feeling really stressed about how his life is going to change forever. As he shares his fears with his friends, he is relieved to hear Pranav’s experience. What did Pranav say to Mehul? Let’s listen to their Canteen Talk. The D-word  Mehul’s (13)  parents are not on good Continue reading...
  • How can I get a girl I like to kiss me?

    Disha | On 01-04-2024
    Disha, there’s a girl in my coaching class. She always sits with me and we regularly exchange notes, smiles and likes me. How can I convince her to kiss me?  Ayaan, 16.      Oh, Ayaan my dear, you’ve just opened a can of butterflies, haven’t you? Let’s navigate this maze of teenage crushes together. 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...
  • Am I beautiful?

    Nisha | On 16-02-2024
    Kanika,15, was shopping for groceries with her mom at the store. During her visit, she encountered a salesgirl who aggressively promoted a beauty cream, insisting that Kanika needed it urgently. Feeling upset and insecure, Kanika took note of her feelings in her diary later that day. Dear Diary,  I went shopping today. I entered a 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...
  • Breast pain during periods and other questions answered

    Team TeenBook | On 23-01-2024
    Why are my breasts growing so fast? What is their normal size? Why do they hurt during periods? Let’s tackle all these questions and some practical tips for keeping your breast health in check in this week’s Science Lab!   What are breasts? Breasts are a fascinating part of a woman’s body and are an Continue reading...