Exclusive: Indian Matchmaking’s Sima Taparia On Being Mocked For Her Profession, Says “When You Do Well…”

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Exclusive: Indian Matchmaking’s Sima Taparia On Being Mocked For Her Profession, Says “When You Do Well…”

In a world that often holds women back from pursuing their dreams and ambitions, Netflix sensation Sima Taparia from Indian Matchmaking stands out as a shining example of determination and resilience. Born into an affluent family, Sima faced societal expectations that restricted women to the confines of their homes. However, she never allowed these constraints to define her destiny, firmly believing in her ability to make a name for herself.

In a candid conversation on Hauterrfly’s The Male Feminist, Sima Taparia talks about how her journey took a significant turn when she married a man who proved to be not only her life partner but also her staunchest supporter. Her husband’s progressive mindset encouraged her to explore her potential beyond the traditional roles assigned to women. In 2005, she ventured into a unique business importing artificial flowers. Little did she know that this step would eventually lead her to a career that would transform countless lives.

 

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The turning point in Sima’s life occurred when a family friend recognized her exceptional social skills and innate talent for understanding people.  She said, “I wanted to do something about my socialite skills, meeting new people, maintaining relationships, going to parties talkin to people and remembering those friendships,”. This friend suggested that Sima should consider starting a matchmaking business. Sima herself had already begun to realize this special quality within her, an ability to connect people on a deeper level. Without hesitation, she decided to take the plunge into the world of matchmaking.

 

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However, as is often the case when women break away from traditional norms and pursue unconventional careers, society raised eyebrows. People questioned how a woman from such a reputed family could venture into a profession like matchmaking. The naysayers failed to understand that Sima Taparia possessed a unique gift for bringing people together, a skill that transcended societal norms and expectations. She revealed that,” I used to hear people used to mock me, laugh at me and criticise me. Although nobody said it to my face.” She further added to it by saying, “Jab chadhta suraj rahegaa tab sabhi log salaam karenge,”.

 

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Sima remained undeterred by the skepticism and criticisms she encountered. With unwavering determination, she forged ahead, refusing to be held back by societal expectations. Her husband and children stood by her side, providing invaluable support, enabling her to continue her journey toward making a difference in people’s lives.

 

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Over the years, Sima Taparia has defied stereotypes and broken barriers in the world of matchmaking. Her dedication and expertise have led her to play a pivotal role in nearly 10,000 weddings in India. Through her work, she has brought together countless couples, creating love stories that will be cherished for generations to come.

Sakshi Singh

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