A. Mani is a leading researcher in rough sets, algebra, logic, vagueness, mereology and foundations of Mathematics. She is a scientist at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, is a senior member (elected) of the International Rough Set Society, and a visiting faculty/researcher of HBCSE, TIFR Mumbai. Mani is also an active feminist, lesbian rights and free software activist. She has been involved in few related projects and has published a number of academic and popular articles on these subjects as well.
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.