15 June, 2021

Red Bricks Beneath The Blue Wall

Matrimonial profile with dubious sheen? Tech-armed sleuths can well verify it all.

Illustration by Sajith Kumar
Red Bricks Beneath The Blue Wall
outlookindia.com
2018-06-11T14:25:11+05:30

Sitting in her office that’s into an offbeat sort of detective work, Taralika Lahiri recalls a two-year-old case where a woman suspected her fiancé to be gay. “I made a Facebook profile of a man and approached him over chat line. He would like me to talk to him late into the night. The nature of the conversati­ons revealed he was homosexual,” says the veteran, who heads National Detectives and Corporate Consultants.

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Yes. When it comes to a marital relation, Indian families these days are keen to know about matters beyond just conventional: the boy’s/girl’s personal history, financial position, social status and caste hierarchy, among other things. Topics like sexual orientation and probable infidelity are gaining increased vitality in the anxiety lists of alliance seekers.