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Using Tinder as a tool to advance women's rights in India

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An Indian bride during a mass marriage at Gamdi village, India
An Indian bride during a mass marriage at Gamdi village, India AFP PHOTO/Sam Panthaky

India has long been the land of online match-making, where mothers eagerly scan matrimonial web sites in search of the perfect son-in-law. But ever since Tinder exploded onto the scene three years ago, dating apps have been bending the rules of the game. As the age of marriage increases in India, young, educated women are now turning to their smartphones, to meet partners on their own terms. Correspondent Jack Fereday has this report from New Dehli.

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