India’s ladies’ detective agencies: ‘Most people’s marriages were fine until they started using Facebook and WhatsApp’

By: Juliet
On: Sunday, 23 November, 2014

The social media boom is playing havoc with the Indian urban marriage. There are 3,500 private detective agencies in Delhi alone, many run by women investigating unfaithful husbands and wives

Gurdas Singh’s wife was cheating on him and he knew it. “You somehow sense it, especially if you’ve been in a long marriage,” Singh, a businessman in Rohini, a posh Delhi suburb, told me over the phone. Last year, Singh, who had been married for eight years, decided to have her followed. The person he hired for the job was Bhavna Paliwal, Delhi’s self-anointed “commander of detectives”. A week later, Paliwal …read more

Source: Life and style: Divorce | theguardian.com