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.
The gendered implications of the NEP policies are also significant, in the sense that women will not have an equal opportunity to learn English, given that parents often spend less on a girl's education and research has shown that parents prefer to send boys to private schools and girls to government schools.