Pratyusha Pramanik is a Research Scholar and Teaching Assistant in IIT(BHU) Varanasi. She is interested in Post Colonial Resistance and Protest Movements, Gender and Film Studies. She loves momos, coffee and binge-watching K-Dramas. If not gender sensitising her students, she is busy planning her next solo trip. She will someday own a cafe or a sunflower field.
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.