Suyashi Smridhi is an aspiring writer and journalist from Patna. Her work has appeared on platforms like sbcltr.in, Coldnoon- International Journal of Travel Writing and Travelling Cultures amongst others. She is an alumnus of the Summer Institute, University of Iowa, a two-week creative writing cum cultural exchange program between India, Pakistan and the US.
In Vivah, Sooraj Barjatya has made contrasting portrayals of Rama and Krishnakant — the man as a calm, rational and composed, and the woman as conniving and high on her emotions, reveal the inherent sexism of Sooraj Barjatya.
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.