Rathi R teaches sociology and psychology at a media institute. When she is not teaching, she reads postcolonial and feminist literature and nonfiction writings. She has Master's degree in Social Work and is currently based in New Delhi. She writes at ratzest.wordpress.com.
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.