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Stoned, Shamed, Depressed: Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava’s Book Explores The ‘Secret Lives Of Indian Teens’


Harper Collins has announced the release of a new book, Stoned, Shamed, Depressed by Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava. The book is a study of India’s teenagers and speaks of the lives of young people in the internet era. Touted as “an explosive account of the secret lives of India’s teens”, the book aims at offering an insight into the minds of young people and what drives them.

According to a release from the publisher, the writer “investigates the secret lives of India’s urban teens and comes up with an eye-opening account – of struggles with addiction to substances, social media and gaming, dealing with intense peer pressure, bullying and body shaming and the resultant physical and mental health issues.”

The book has accounts from the teenagers themselves and also features inputs from parents, teachers, and child psychologists. The author is a former TV journalist who worked with NDTV for 15 years as a senior news anchor and senior news editor. She also writes for publications both in India and abroad.

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