Vagabomb

94 Added | 10 Magazines | 31 Followers | @TheVagabomb | Multi-genre, contemporary writing for the quintessential 90s girl.

Yogita Raghuvanshi: The Lawyer Who Chose to Be India’s First Female Truck Driver

In our country, there seems to be a very strict segregation between mental and manual labour, with the former being seen as better. It isn't all that …

Meet Janna Jihad, Palestine’s 10-Year-Old Journalist Reporting in the Warzone

Palestinian Janna Jihad Ayyad turned 10 recently. She's also one of the youngest journalists in the world.<p>Janna is from the village of Nabi Saleh, in …

The Wonder Years’ Winnie Cooper Grew up to Be a Brilliant Mathematician. This Is Her Story

Remember the cute girl next door from The Wonder Years?<p>After the iconic show, her career graph took quite an unusual turn.<p>Danica McKellar, who …

Succeeding in an All-Boys’ Club: The First Female Bartender of India Has Tips for Every Woman

We may hear about several instances of women breaking gender barriers today, but rewind the clocks back to 1980, and you'd think that women were very …

This Woman Was the First Female Legislator of India and You Probably Don’t Know Her Name

Some names are forever embedded into a society's consciousness. Some names, however, are not remembered as often as they should be. <b>One such name is</b> …

Government to Increase Maternity Leave to 26 Weeks for Private Firm Employees

In a massive positive development for working women in India, the government has decided to substantially increase maternity leave for women employed …

10 Ways to Respond When Someone Calls You a Bitch

Almost all of us have been called a bitch some time or the other. Whether it was because we turned down some unwanted attention, or because we're …

Boobs, Periods, Mood Swings, and Other Stupid Reasons Society Thinks Girls Can’t Code

A lot is being said and done to increase the number of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) sectors around the world. But …

Confusing Judgement in Ex-Employee’s Sexual Harassment Case against Wipro: Both Sides Think They’ve Won

In October last year, a former employee of Wipro UK, Shreya Ukil, filed a suit against the IT company for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, …

This Startup Wants to Use Menstrual Blood to Detect Disorders in Women’s Bodies

Too many women live with conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids, and STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, and find out too late about …

24 Incredible Uses for Coconut Oil You Probably Never Knew

Still think coconut oil is just that smelly, greasy thing your mum forcibly coated you in when you were younger? You’d be surprised, girl.<p>Far removed …

Why Aren’t We Teaching Boys Everything about Menstruation?

I am a man and, compared to most Indian men, I daresay I know quite a bit about menstruation. One might assume that this is because I am privileged …

10 Benefits of Banana Peels That You Didn’t Know Existed

We all know how delicious bananas taste, and how effective they are when it comes to providing instant energy, elevating one's mood, improving skin, …

My Main Concern Was to Stay Alive: Lisa Ray on Fighting Cancer and Ageist Stereotypes

In 2009, Indo-Canadian actor, model, TV host, philanthropist, and social activist Lisa Ray revealed that she had been diagnosed with Multiple …

10 Hair Removal Myths That Need to Be Busted

It is summer, and the hot seasonal norm for women is to be smooth and hairless, no matter how painful and risky it may be. Gender politics aside, we …

8 Disturbing Accounts of People Who Have Been Body-Shamed since Childhood

For all the body positive spiel that we are fed through various mediums, it is difficult to understand why young men and women are pushed to a point …

Finally! A Sanitary Pad Commercial That Shows Actual Blood, Not a Weird Blue Liquid

Take a minute to remember the last sanitary napkin or tampon commercial you saw. They all featured a blue liquid, if it even featured a liquid. Most …

If You Constantly Comment on Your Daughter’s Weight, This Is What May Happen to Her

Body image is one of the key issues of Third Wave Feminism. The notion that being thin is 'better' than being fat is being rejected, and the concept …

Why Do Married Women Have To “Look Married?”

“You're married? You don't look like it” is a phrase I have heard way too often in the nearly two years of being married. For the world, a married …

A Mumbai Couple Pulled off a Progressive, Dog-Friendly, Vegan Wedding, and It Was Obviously Perfect

What's better than a cute, candid resort wedding? A cute, candid resort wedding filled with dogs. And Mumbai-based couple Shasvathi and Karthik …

35 Floral Tattoos to Cement Your Love for Flowers

Flowers mean different things to different people. It may be a reminder of a person, or a place, or a certain event. Or maybe you just really love …

Sonam Kapoor Looks Like a Dreamy Princess Bride on This New Magazine Cover

For the latest issue of <i>Harper's Bazaar Bride</i>, Sonam Kapoor shot in Israel, and looked every bit the dreamy princess bride in a Mira Zwillinger gown, …

10 Must-Have White Pieces for a Chic and Versatile Wardrobe

If there is one colour everyone needs to have in their wardrobe, it has to be white. Be it a basic white tee or a fancy white saree, this colour will …

Things Women With Large Breasts Should Never Wear, Inspired By Kate Upton

Kate Upton is well-known to everybody as a beautiful supermodel who has a lot of Sports Illustrated covers to her credit. If you don't know who she …

Best of Airport Celebrity Style This Week – Part XXVII

This week's airport style roundup can be used as proof that stars officially are NOT like us. Because here we are, a humid, sweaty mess, and there …

Shop the Trend: Break Fashion Rules and Try the Denim on Denim Trend

There are some complicated fashion rules about mixing colours and textures that are very hard to break. One of these is the denim-on-denim trend. …

The Complete Celebrity Inspired Skin Tone Guide For All Indian Skin Colours

Figuring out one's skin tone is a tough task, but is essential in order to find the right products - be it red or nude lipsticks, the right hair …

The Ultimate Pregnancy Fashion Guide That Will Help You Look Super Fierce

So, you are pregnant. Congratulations! You are about to have a mini-you come into this world soon, but that does not mean you cannot look like the …

This 60-Year-Old Fashion Model Is Proof It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Dreams

Philippe Dumas is a 60-year-old man, who worked as a location and unit manager in the French film industry. Now, he is a fashion model.<p>Seven months …

Eyelashes on Fleek! Sonam Kapoor Channels Katniss Everdeen’s Style on This Magazine Cover

Sonam Kapoor looks like a dreamy princess bride on the latest <i>Harper's Bazaar Bride</i> cover. But, what has come to our attention is that she is …