Suitability is defined in terms of social status, age and education. It is not uncommon for men to use violence to reinstate that honour. A woman takes a selfie with three others while attending the Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey, B. A disproportionately higher number of male children were born to mothers of Indian origin in Canada, according to research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. We can begin to address these issues by bringing them them out in the public. Given that many women in Canadian society have significant autonomy over their lives, Punjabi immigrant families likely impose harsh sanctions on young women upon their arrival in Canada to protect them against such freedoms. It is considered tragic if the daughter remains single for an extended period of time as the parental home is not considered apna ghar own home for the daughter. To do this, we discuss our lived experiences of being single, Punjabi and upper-caste women. One of my male cousins snatched my laptop bag from me and I was told to keep quiet.