India’s 1.35 billion citizens occupy different centuries simultaneously, writes Shruti Rajagopalan, from child marriages to a growing acceptance of queer relationships, divorce and even avoiding marriage altogether. Photo: EPA-EFEIndia’s 1.35 billion citizens occupy different centuries simultaneously, writes Shruti Rajagopalan, from child marriages to a growing acceptance of queer relationships, divorce and even avoiding marriage altogether. Photo: EPA-EFE
India’s 1.35 billion citizens occupy different centuries simultaneously, writes Shruti Rajagopalan, from child marriages to a growing acceptance of queer relationships, divorce and even avoiding marriage altogether. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Indian Matchmaking perpetuates stereotypes, commodifies women and lacks diversity – but that’s the reality of India today

Netflix’s hit reality show perpetuates gender and caste stereotypes, and ignores LGBT lives and changing values, but Shruti Rajagopalan argues it only maddens Indian viewers because of the mirror it holds up to a society which prizes social stability over individual happiness

India’s 1.35 billion citizens occupy different centuries simultaneously, writes Shruti Rajagopalan, from child marriages to a growing acceptance of queer relationships, divorce and even avoiding marriage altogether. Photo: EPA-EFEIndia’s 1.35 billion citizens occupy different centuries simultaneously, writes Shruti Rajagopalan, from child marriages to a growing acceptance of queer relationships, divorce and even avoiding marriage altogether. Photo: EPA-EFE
India’s 1.35 billion citizens occupy different centuries simultaneously, writes Shruti Rajagopalan, from child marriages to a growing acceptance of queer relationships, divorce and even avoiding marriage altogether. Photo: EPA-EFE
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