Kerala Dinkoist man posts a unique matrimonial ad for a girl of his ‘religion’

Frustrated that popular matrimonial sites and sections do not have a separate option for Dinkoists, this guy decided to go his own way.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 7, 2016 1:43 pm
dinkan_759 A Dinkoist bride wanted for a very handsome Dinkoist man. (Source: Rasmin Bpositive/Facebook)

Flip through India’s many matrimonial advertisements, and you cannot miss the unabashed show of deep-rooted casteism and religious preferences as an important factor for a marriage alliance. From Brahmin Brides and Grooms Wanted to those who will be as specific as even mention the sub-caste and gothras.

In Kerala, these advertisements are generously peppered with mentions of ‘Nair boy’, ‘Paravan boy’, ‘Menon boy’ — and mind you, these aren’t their names, these are their castes. But guess who felt left out? A follower of ‘Dinkoism’, who decided to post a matrimonial ad for himself that read: “Dinkoist very handsome 29 boy MTech self-employed nationality no bar.”

For the uninitiated, Dinkoism is a mock religion that started in 2008 in Kerala by rational thinkers who take a dig on religious communities in Kerala with their absolutely rigid religious sentiments and ideologies. And their deity is a mouse — Dinkan. The superhero mouse in a yellow body-con outfit, wearing a red underwear over it, is a fictional character from Balamangalam, a popular children’s magazine in Kerala.

Rasmin Shivashankar, who is reportedly from Paravoor in Kerala, put up the ad in a Malayalam daily’s classified section in the search for a bride who worships Dinkan.

This is what he wrote along with the ad, which he later posted on Facebook.

It’s not only hard find a Dinkoist in matrimony, even in the entire country. Most sites don’t even have an option called Dinkoist. So I got my ad in News paper. I request all my friends and devout followers of Dinkan to help me find a Dinkoist. (Any nationality, including Pakistan) Max share!

This is his Facebook post.


In an interview to The New Minute, Shivshankar said he has an account with the Bharat Matrimony website, but it doesn’t have Dinkoism in its options. “Is this not discrimination towards minorities?” Shivshankar had complained.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App now

  1. V
    Nov 7, 2016 at 10:41 am
    Even BJP asked ? They sent the request through you, you terrorist Muslim ?
    1. A
      Nov 7, 2016 at 2:01 pm
      Have you gone public with your atheism and ever said that nobody can hear message from Allah?
      1. A
        Nov 7, 2016 at 1:58 pm
        This man is a pervert. Everybody knows that only a Hindu can officially call himself/herself atheist/rationalist
        1. A
          A villager
          Nov 7, 2016 at 9:02 am
          Is there any muslim / Chrisitan part of this dinkoism? Or only Hindus have the responsibility to be rational?
          1. F
            Farhan Nastik
            Nov 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm
            I'm an atheist who has Muslim parents. No one has tried to kill me in India and I enjoy consutional support for practising no faith. But yes, you are correct in a way, there are very very few rational people who have Muslim origins.
            1. G
              giri nambally
              Nov 7, 2016 at 10:21 am
              why have god forsaken hindu religion?
              1. N
                Nov 7, 2016 at 9:41 am
                lol, Villager, rational is for any human being. But reality is if muslims try to go out they will be killed and Christians outcast and ostracise them.
                1. H
                  Himanshu Chaudhary
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm
                  Dinkoism zindabad!!
                  1. W
                    Nov 9, 2016 at 12:07 am
                    Learn more about Kerala. There are 1000s of artists born to parents from all the religions. In general, legalities think more rationally.
                    1. C
                      Nov 8, 2016 at 3:13 am
                      Ssssssh... Only his parents know that he is an atheist.
                      1. K
                        Nov 7, 2016 at 9:40 am
                        Mouse is the vaahana of Lord Ganesh. This means in a way dinkoists or whoever they call are Lord Ganesh worshippers !!lt;br/gt;Hinduism is liberal it embraced every religion of the world and gave it shelter in the great country why not dinkoists who after all worship the vaahana of Lord Ganesh.
                        1. R
                          Nov 7, 2016 at 8:49 am
                          It is India, so nobody will bother you...I shudder to think what would have happened if you were from some arab country...
                          1. Y
                            Nov 7, 2016 at 9:30 am
                            then why there are many non Muslim Indians working in Gulf countries? Even BJP asked Gulf states to give jobs to certain % non Muslims
                            1. D
                              Nov 7, 2016 at 11:09 am
                              @yuvan Non Muslims Found your "gulf" . The Christians started migrating to Gulf from 1930's and then the Muslims in 1950's started going to "gulf" as illegal migrants in the Arab vessels and later through proper Channel.
                              1. Load More Comments