Vaishnavi Mahurkar has Masters in Development at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Her personal interests include literature, poetry, and cinema. She likes to ask difficult questions about the everyday social and is captivated by conversations on the anthropology of politics, resistance movements, art, and society.
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.