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India embraces matchmaking on reality TV

Netflix documentary sparks a debate about arranged marriages

"Indian Matchmaking,"an eight-part documentary for Netflix made by Oscar-nominated director Smriti Mundhra, has opened up the proverbial Pandora's box on the custom of arranged marriages in India. 

The show chronicles the work of Sima Taparia, a real-life matchmaker from Mumbai who offers her services to rich families in India and abroad looking for a "suitable match" for their children.

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