After the release of new Netflix series, Indian Matchmaking, Mumbai's top matchmaker Sima Taparia has become the talk of the town. In Netflix’s new show, Sima plays herself, uniting eligible girls and boys. Well, the show has not only been making headlines for its plot, but it also received criticism and flak for promoting outdated notions such as caste, colour and class. As Sima says she has her own tried and tested techniques to get boys and girls married in an arranged marriage. Now during a recent interview, Sima says that neither matrimony site Shaadi.com, nor the dating site Tinder can compete with her. The matchmaker has her own reasons.
Speaking to Conde Nast Traveller Sima said, “I go and meet the boy and the family, see what their home is like, where they work, where they have been to school. This helps me assess their lifestyles so I can recommend a match that is on an even keel. This is where Tinder, Bumble and Shaadi.com can’t compete. I get to the bottom of things, finding out all the inside stories, the family’s values and other such details you would never get from looking at a person’s online profile.”
When asked about the controversial aspects of the show, Sima told the same publication, “When people come to me saying they have a son, daughter, nephew, niece or a grandchild who is looking to get married, I immediately start thinking of all the people I know of who could be a good match. I have found matches for people when I was on vacation in Zermatt and in Interlaken and even when we were in the Canadian Rockies, I was on duty matching people up. Hell, I have even matched people up while waiting at the luggage carousel at Mumbai airport.”
Ever since the show has premiered, netizens can’t help but come with some creative memes while criticizing the show. (ALSO READ: Indian Matchmaking: Netflix Reality Show Based On Arranged Marriages In India Is Making Twitterverse CRINGE; Netizens Call It 'Cesspool Of Sexism')
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