Among this new breed of detectives is Bhawna Paliwal. The 32-year-old, who grew up in a village in Uttar Pradesh, first worked as a journalist for a weekly newspaper but quickly grew bored. Instead, she applied for a job as a private detective, impressed her doubtful male bosses and was hired. She too now runs her own agency in India's capital. She and her female colleagues insist that women often make better detectives than men because they notice more things and have better intuition. Also, fewer people expect a woman to be a detective, giving them additional cover..