Marriage Detectives—Makeshift
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Indian men and women seeking spouses online hire private eyes to suss out the liars and cheats

— Marriage Detectives

“He might tell you he has four flats, but in reality he might not even have one,” Rajani Pandit, a private eye in Mumbai, warns of my hypothetical fiancée. “He could be having an affair with someone. Or worse, he could be already married.” She insists I consult with her when I get engaged. I suppress a laugh; her gaze remains steely.

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