October 2016 was breast cancer awareness month.
But for women in India atleast the subject of anything to do with their bodies, especially their breasts is a taboo subject. It's a very taboo subject to broach even with a general physician or gynaecologist, because for a long time, women have been forced to think that their bodies are something to be ashamed of. That's why breast cancer counts as one of the most untreated forms of cancer in India.
For stand-up comic Aditti Mittal, talking about taboo is not new. Her stand-up sketch Things They Would Not Let Me Say talks about period troubles that women face. Now the comedian is here to talk and spread awareness about her new sketch on breasts, at the end of which she actively encourages her audience to get a breast examination done every six months.
Saying the tough things that need to be said is an old art that the comedian has mastered long ago. In a past interview, she told us, "The art of comedy lies in navigating what cannot be said and saying it in a way that people hear it out and laugh. As a comedian, that’s your job."
Watch Aditi Mittal do her job expertly here: