INDIAN MATCHMAKING from Netflix showed how daunting the whole process of finding a prospective bride/ groom from the Indian community can be. Sima Thapria- Indian Auntie true to her name. Who has answers to all your questions Pradhyuman Maloo- Wants a partner to have an open mind and to be very attractive. Aparna Shewakramani- Doesn't want to marry a lawyer and has achieved everything under the sun. Nadia Jagessa- beautiful Gynaeese Indian who has the looks, successful business, who is doing everything right. Akshay Jakhete- Momma's boy! who is really being pushed to marry at 25 Vyasar Ganesan- Big cuddly teddy bear, who loves to smile and is trying so hard to find a partner. Ankita Bansal- beautiful+sucessful independent businesswoman with a no-nonsense attitude. Shekar Jayaraman- a sharply dressed guy, a successful lawyer. Rupam Kaur- Single- mom, went to religious camp growing up and her father treats her like she is 12. Watched it, critiqued it with sister, cousins, friends, and I still can't stop talking about this show. The show portrays what's wrong in our society- colorism, castism, capitalism, family pressure, male chavism, elders who don't WANT to understand their kids. The topics from this show are endless. Let's dip in your thoughts that what really shocked/ related that was on the show. I know this show is highly edited. My perspective is on what I saw, not what many more things were chosen not to be included. Producers edited it out for a reason. I didn't use matchmaker, I was on online matrimony though. In my gen, most of the people I know are looking/talking to prospective partners by ourselves without involving parents. A lot of my cousins, including me, found partners on matrimony talked before we asked for parent's ok to get married. Few of my cousins have used matchmakers. Cousins who have gone through matchmakers are either ultra rich+traditional or have very specific standards that they or their families have for the partners. But one thing that I can relate to the show was how my mom was freaking out that I wasn't married well into being 27.