Deepshi Chowdhury is an eager political commentator struggling through her history honours course at LSR, Delhi. Painting revolutionary art and curating fusions of incompatible delicacies are her only two passions besides harbouring a penchant for articulating her meek dissenting voice through her mighty pen while listening to Faiz. Her words and portraits of Old Delhi's dilapidated doors are her only legacy.
In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.
This culture of glorifying the sacrificial aspect of motherhood has led to mothers being put on a pedestal verbally while simultaneously erasing the fact that she is ultimately human and has needs just like every other person in the family.