Sukanya Bhattacharya is currently a third year undergraduate student of Political Science at Presidency University. She is interested in looking at feminism and gender through the lenses of popular culture, social media and urban spaces. She has written for 'Asia in Global Affairs' and has also been a volunteer at 'Calcutta Rescue'. She is also an avid debater and a quizzer.
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.
Mohiniyattam dancer Dr RLV Ramakrishnan's attempt to die by suicide poses a larger question: Is it even possible for a lower caste person to be accommodated within what has been termed as ‘high tradition’ in classical art forms?