neighbourhood aunties are the biggest gossipmongers in India. they consider it their holy duty to know everything about everybody and very dutifully transmit their knowledge to all other aunties at a speed, that would put even the internet to shame!
these aunties are usually married, plump, matronly, very portly and usually they are homemakers in the age group of 40-50 years who have nothing to do in the lazy afternoons and so, spend time, gossiping and bitching about everybody who catches her attention. it is really surprising to see how much she knows about you and what you are up to, how many boyfriends/girlfriends you have had, who you are dating and so on and so forth!!!
and if you are a girl, she will always be complaining about your Anglicised lifestyle, about the length of your outfits (they are all too short, too revealing in her disapproving eyes) etc etc.
so you get the hang, i guess. and she is the first person to get to know any scoop or scandal in your neighbourhood and the 1st person to break the 'breaking news' to the 'world'!
in short, she can put even the shrewd page 3 journos to shame. after all she is your neighbourhood BBC!