Right from Brahmins, Aggarwals, Christians, Punjabi and Marathas, matrimonial advertisements are categorically placed under such bars, displaying a clear demand for spouses of the same caste/religion.
With a clearly progressive intention I’m sure, ‘Times Of India’ strategically tried to change the scenario in a way only it can.
TOI placed an advertisement stating how it would give ‘discounts’ to ones placing advertisements with no caste bar or no religion bar.
Can you really change things with one discount advertisement?
The next issue of the matrimonial pages found two ads placed with heading ‘Upper Caste no bar’ and ‘All Upper Caste accept’. Clearly, India has no issues with height, salary, profession as long as they belong to an upper caste.