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Canteen Talk

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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 don’t understand me!

    Disha | On 05-12-2023
    I am so upset Disha. I feel like I should just leave my house. My parents don’t understand me at all. They have to oppose whatever I say, and always say no! I am very tense because of this. How can I navigate this tough situation at home? Aman, 13, Ludhiana. Struggle is very real Continue reading...
  • Under pressure for first kiss?

    Niyatii N Shah | On 05-12-2023
    So almost all your friends have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. And many are bragging about their first kiss? And not only do you feel left out, but also under pressure to do the same? How to handle this pressure? TeenBook’s Guest Expert Niyatii Shah answers. Peer pressure So you are facing peer pressure? How Continue reading...
  • I want to be on the field but on my terms!

    Lkisha | On 01-12-2023
    Kanika (15) loves football at school, but she and her friends are worried about continuing with the sport. Are their worries great enough to force them to quit? Step into her world as she questions and challenges stereotypes, and shares her love for the game.   Kick-off Most of us started playing football last year, Continue reading...
  • When Cinderella met the Princess!

    Team TeenBook | On 29-11-2023
    What happens when the famous fairytale of Cinderella gets a TeenBook twist! It’s love and magic as we like it in 2020! Godmother Simon Cinderella looked at the invite once she was alone in her room; well it was more like a cupboard which barely had enough space for a bed and a table. She Continue reading...
  • I don’t want to be an engineer or a doctor

    Janhavi | On 09-11-2023
    Jigna’s family is loaded with doctors and engineers, so her parents told her to opt for Science, insisting it’s the best choice for the future. But Jigna, who is currently in class 12, doesn’t really want to be an engineer or a doctor, and she’s having a tough time convincing her parents to let her Continue reading...
  • I liked boys until I saw her….

    Dhairya | On 01-11-2023
    Dhwani, a 15-year-old, who had only ever explored LGBTQ+ for learning purposes, unexpectedly found herself drawn to a girl. Was it jealousy? But itni meethi jealousy! Today, she shares a page from her diary to share her journey of self-discovery. Dear Diary,  For the past few days, this girl has been running through my mind Continue reading...
  • How to break up?

    Team Teenbook | On 23-10-2023
    Shagun (16) and Amay (17) have been in a relationship for the past few months. Recently, Shagun has been feeling somewhat uncomfortable with Amay for various reasons. Although their relationship began on a positive note, she’s unsure if she wants to continue with it and is considering a breakup. However, making this decision is challenging Continue reading...
  • Why are you wearing full sleeves in summer?

    Himani Bakhda | On 15-10-2023
    Aarushi (16) was sitting with her friend Namita (16) and Drishti (16) during recess. She was constantly pulling down her sleeves and was restless. Her friends noticed her behaviour. Worried about Aarushi, her friends ask her about what was going on. Let’s listen to their Canteen Talk.  Sweatshirt in summer? It was recess and three Continue reading...
  • 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...