real life things are never flashy like in movies. It is toil, sweat and determination. Private detectives are not common in India :) But real crimes are there from small to large.
I saw many, while in IT several instances of robberies, thefts, cyber crimes. Couple of missing people scenarios and murders happening in the locality or linked to employees or the technoparks or Software Export zones. Truth is always strange. the simple mobile or laptop robberies were just light weight. Real complex was the partial cyber crime of credit card. Airport robbery was not this big a small thing I used imagination and made it big :)
But the lady software engineer was an eye opener where I saw the multi lover syndrome for first time :) later I saw a few which were adultery cheating worst possible manipulative sex and back stabbing relationships. I have 4-5 stories more I plan for a next book