Yoshita Srivastava is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts from Flame University, Pune where she is majoring in Literary and Culture Studies with a minor in Journalism. An avid reader, she takes a keen interest in social and political issues.
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.
The gendered implications of the NEP policies are also significant, in the sense that women will not have an equal opportunity to learn English, given that parents often spend less on a girl's education and research has shown that parents prefer to send boys to private schools and girls to government schools.