DELHI’S VERY OWN NANCY DREW
Inspired by Nancy Drew as a young girl, Akriti Khatri became a full-time detective at the age of 24. “During school, I was the gossip encyclopaedia. I had all the details of what was going on in other people’s lives. I enjoyed doing that,” she chuckles. Akriti once saw an ad where an agency was looking for an investigation officer. She was curious and applied without thinking much. She waltzed through the interview and got the job. Her grandmother got very worried about her career choice because she believed she would never be able to find a life partner. The dangers and uncertainties of the profession also worried her. But Akriti was determined. Today, she runs her own private agencies in four different cities in North India. She has a threeyear-old son and her husband always helps her push through low moments.
Akriti teams her peach Victorian inspired organza gown with a traditional silver hathphool (handharness)