Rushati Mukherjee was a campus reporter for t2-The Telegraph, and has written for Hindustan Times and Kindle, the literary magazine. She has blogged for the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Apeejay Kolkata Literature Festival and the Kolkata Literature Festival and regularly conducts interviews of authors, poets and activists on her blog, Spiktinot. She is currently a student of Jadavpur University, pursuing an MA in English.
On the 23rd of July 2016, an undergraduate student of Jadavpur University, Ekalavya Chaudhuri, was exposed via Facebook for sexual harassment of over a dozen women, some of them minors, over a three-year period, via texts, online messages and molestation.
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.