Online matrimony: A big business in India
The Krishnans have been looking for a bride for their son for over two years now. Local marriage bureaus, newspapers and even their family networks haven't helped them find the perfect girl.
They are now considering turning to the Internet - they've heard of these huge databases of prospective brides, available at the press of a button. Trouble is, the Krishnans aren't computer literate, nor do they have access to the Internet.
That's the cue for the entry of Janaki Sharma, a Mumbai-based housewife who has taken on the franchise for an offline centre of one of the leading web-based matrimonial services.