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Book Excerpt: ‘What’s Up With Me?’ By Actor Tisca Chopra

Exclusive excerpt from ‘What’s Up With Me’  by actor, mother, film director-producer and author Tisca Chopra

Book Excerpt: ‘What’s Up With Me?' By Actor Tisca Chopra

Suddenly, you’ve got hair sprouting all over your body. Your emotions are out of control. Mom insists on taking you bra-shopping, much to your embarrassment. And the cherry on the cake? A pimple on your nose, right on your BFF’s birthday. Growing up may feel too crazy to handle just now, but seriously, it isn’t that big a deal. You just need to know what’s coming your way.

Book What’s Up With Me? – Puberty, Periods, Pimples, People, Problems and More is precisely that sort of a book, with practical suggestions for coping with the rollercoaster ride of growing up. Tisca Chopra—actor, mother, film director-producer and author—has friendly, sensible and doable ideas on everything from your changing body to pimples and periods, health and hygiene to safety and self-worth, relationships and boys to emotions, and much, much more.

The actor has taken help of the Gynaecologist Dr Mala Arora and Psychologist Malvika Varma to provide young girls with more information about all the things they go through.

Watch: In Conversation With Actor Tisca Chopra

This straight-talking book for girls aged eight to thirteen will reassure and spur one to feel super good about themselves as they jump through the hoops of puberty into fabulous adulthood!

Book Excerpt: ‘What’s Up With Me?' By Actor Tisca Chopra

(Published with permission of Author Tisca Chopra. Order your copy here.)

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.

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