Sahana is a journalist and multimedia storyteller whose areas of study include digital media and society, publishing, healthcare communication, and postcolonialism. She spends her free time typing up novels, shooting 35mm film, adding to her stamp collection, or eating all her snacks in a forest with no cell reception. You can find her on Twitter and Wordpress.
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.