Reader Submission: “Aunty Gs”, a short film by Geeta Malik of Shetani Films.

These are some badass aunties!

Marie Aunty, Toronto, Canada.

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Marie Aunty, Toronto, Canada.

Reader Submission: Suha Aunty

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Reader Submission: Suha Aunty

Fara Aunty, Toronto, Canada.

"I like to create unique outfits by adding elements to store-bought clothes. I sometimes add lace or net to create sleeves on sleeveless tops and dresses for my daughter and me. They become one-of-a-kind. I have always felt that looking your best and dressing well means that I get more respect from others."

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Fara Aunty, Toronto, Canada.

"I like to create unique outfits by adding elements to store-bought clothes. I sometimes add lace or net to create sleeves on sleeveless tops and dresses for my daughter and me. They become one-of-a-kind. I have always felt that looking your best and dressing well means that I get more respect from others."

Salma Aunty, Toronto, Canada.

"Now I like to wear more subdued colours as I get older."

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Salma Aunty, Toronto, Canada.

"Now I like to wear more subdued colours as I get older."

Reader Submission: Jaya Aunty

"She is somebody who I have never seen without a smile, she lives every day to the hilt. She is truly the woman of substance who stood rock solid by her family and friends. Always up for a drink or a game of poker or packing her bags to travel to a new destination, wearing her dancing shoes and being the eternal party animal or just being a chef who spoils us silly with her awesome cooking. She is the one with joie de vivre. To summarize she is an inspiration as she stays an epitome of how to love, live and celebrate everyday."

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Reader Submission: Jaya Aunty

"She is somebody who I have never seen without a smile, she lives every day to the hilt. She is truly the woman of substance who stood rock solid by her family and friends. Always up for a drink or a game of poker or packing her bags to travel to a new destination, wearing her dancing shoes and being the eternal party animal or just being a chef who spoils us silly with her awesome cooking. She is the one with joie de vivre. To summarize she is an inspiration as she stays an epitome of how to love, live and celebrate everyday."

Reader Submission: Lovelina Aunty

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Reader Submission: Lovelina Aunty

Reader Submission: Reeta Aunty

"Reeta Aunty Rocks"

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Reader Submission: Reeta Aunty

"Reeta Aunty Rocks"

Arun Aunty, Toronto, Canada

"… my sartorial philosophy is so complicated. I hated the restrictions placed upon me when I lived in India. The compulsion to wear a sari to work galled me as I had always worn shalwar kameez until I was hired to teach. I felt I had been put into a prison. Riding Delhi buses in a sari was a nightmare. So, I love wearing outfits that require the least maintenance and that give me freedom of movement… So I find it tedious to constantly be told about the elegance and gracefulness of saris. Yes, I am happy to wear a sari to a do, but it takes effort to iron it, and then I have to use pins so my palla does not keep slipping. I prefer utility to gracefulness… My hair is also, I guess, a complex story. When I grew up, women of my class were forbidden to cut their hair, and when I first got my hair short after moving to Delhi for work, my mother was very angry. And she remained angry, never accepting my choice. To the very end. I like hair that I can maintain with the least fuss, and least cost. And so the even shorter hair in the photo is an experiment. Not sure what my next ‘look’ will be. Also, I find it bizarre that many people have complimented me for not dyeing my hair. Well, I don’t have the patience for it. Natural is best for me… “

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Arun Aunty, Toronto, Canada

"… my sartorial philosophy is so complicated. I hated the restrictions placed upon me when I lived in India. The compulsion to wear a sari to work galled me as I had always worn shalwar kameez until I was hired to teach. I felt I had been put into a prison. Riding Delhi buses in a sari was a nightmare. So, I love wearing outfits that require the least maintenance and that give me freedom of movement… So I find it tedious to constantly be told about the elegance and gracefulness of saris. Yes, I am happy to wear a sari to a do, but it takes effort to iron it, and then I have to use pins so my palla does not keep slipping. I prefer utility to gracefulness… My hair is also, I guess, a complex story. When I grew up, women of my class were forbidden to cut their hair, and when I first got my hair short after moving to Delhi for work, my mother was very angry. And she remained angry, never accepting my choice. To the very end. I like hair that I can maintain with the least fuss, and least cost. And so the even shorter hair in the photo is an experiment. Not sure what my next ‘look’ will be. Also, I find it bizarre that many people have complimented me for not dyeing my hair. Well, I don’t have the patience for it. Natural is best for me… “

Gowrie Aunty, Toronto, Canada.

"I like to wear saris all the time unless I go get groceries. And in the winter it is easier to wear thermals with a sari."

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Gowrie Aunty, Toronto, Canada.

"I like to wear saris all the time unless I go get groceries. And in the winter it is easier to wear thermals with a sari."

Suproba Aunty, Toronto, Canada

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Suproba Aunty, Toronto, Canada

Polly Aunty, Toronto, Canada

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Polly Aunty, Toronto, Canada

Sushma Aunty, Toronto, Canada

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Sushma Aunty, Toronto, Canada

Renu Aunty, Toronto, Canada

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Renu Aunty, Toronto, Canada

Bhoopi Aunty, Toronto, Canada

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Bhoopi Aunty, Toronto, Canada