While under lockdown in New Delhi with her parents, younger brother, and three dogs, Tahira Dhillon, 16, decided to launch her own online magazine.

“I spent the first four years thinking of all the possible ways to leave my boarding school,” says Tahira, who had just started the tenth grade at Welham Girls’ School in Dehra Dun, in northern India, when the pandemic caused the school to close. Suddenly, she was back at home, fulfilling her coursework over Zoom, and contemplating how to spend her spare time. “There’s only so much you can talk to your friends about online,” she says with a laugh.