While Sima Taparia may have gained recognition as a prominent matchmaker and a central figure in the show ‘Indian Matchmaking,’ her journey in the public eye has been punctuated by a series of condescending and regressive remarks that have consistently left people feeling disheartened.
Despite her expertise in helping people with matrimonial connections, her statements have often sparked controversy, challenging traditional notions of matchmaking and raising pertinent questions about the values it perpetuates.
To jog your memory a little, shortly after the debut of the reality show “Indian Matchmaking” in 2020, matchmaker Sima Taparia faced significant backlash due to her controversial remarks and contentious viewpoints. This criticism persisted even following the release of the show’s third season.
During a recent interview with Mashable India, Sima engaged in discussions covering various complex topics, including divorce, distinctions between NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) and residents of India, and more.
1. Sima Taparia commented on the lifestyle distinctions between NRIs and Indians, specifically focusing on aspects such as household chores and domestic help.
“NRIs can’t spread their wings everywhere because they have a lot of work to do. They have to do the house chores, drive their car, work in the office, and cook for themselves. We are free birds in India; we are so lucky that we get domestic help here. So we can do many other things.”
2. Sima also made a colorist comment while discussing a matchmaking case that involved a man from South India.
She said, “There is a very influential family in the South; their son is very dark. In the South, people are generally dark. His mom’s criteria list was very long. But thankfully, they got the girl they exactly wished for. Not many people have such criteria, but who doesn’t want a beautiful daughter-in-law.”
3. It only gets worse! She further categorizes individuals seeking divorce as egotistical.
“Those whom I have matched haven’t taken a divorce yet. But if it happened, it is because they don’t have patience, flexibility, willingness to adjust, and egoism. That’s how problems are created. They don’t have the values of giving, sharing, and caring.”
4. Taparia criticized highly educated and independent women for not conforming to the expectations of others.
She said, “People are divorcing because there is no patience, no adjustment, egoism, ladkiya itana padh likh lete hai toh they say why should I listen to anybody (Highly educated girls don’t listen to anybody).”
5 . Sima Taparia also disclosed that she carefully selects matchmaking clients and doesn’t collaborate with everyone.
She said, “I do a lot of matching for desis abroad; I get a lot of calls from people in the US. I don’t do matchmaking for Christians, Parsi, and Muslims… mere pas hai nahi (I don’t have clients from these communities). But I choose and pick because I can’t do it for everybody. Jiska package aacha ho mere ko usee type ka aaega na toh mein usse type ka match karte hu (I usually do matchmaking only for those who have good salary packages because I only have those types of clients).”
Sima Taparia rose to prominence after appearing in the Netflix docu-series “Indian Matchmaking.”
Hailing from Mumbai, she has become widely recognized for her role as a matchmaker, often introducing herself as ‘Sima Taparia from Mumbai.’ However, her regressive approach and condescending statements have continued to spark debate and critique.
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