Spying a lucrative business

  • Saturday, 4 Apr 2009

With the Internet nudging out traditional matchmakers in India, there is a growing demand for female private eyes to size up grooms who may be more interested in the dowry than the bride herself.

New Delhi-based couple Veena, 34 and Mithun, 40, were excited about their upcoming wedding after a year of courtship. However, just before doing any heavy duty shopping for the marriage, Veena’s dad thought it prudent to get Mithun’s background vetted through a private detective.