Home > News > SavitaBhabhi.com Serves Up Hot Indian Comics • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

SavitaBhabhi.com Serves Up Hot Indian Comics

It sounds like a pastry, but a smoking hot ‘bhabhi’ is what you will find in India’s [online] funny papers
SavitaBhabhi.com Serves Up Hot Indian Comics
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will Porn Valley move across the state line to Las Vegas?
Yes
  50.84%
No
  49.16%
Out of 179 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
XBIZ 360 - Jan. 13-16, Los Angeles
Wednesday, Sep 17, 2008    Text size: 
Bangalore, INDIA – Adult online comic book-based website SavitaBhabhi.com follows the hardcore adventures of a frustrated housewife who seduces every man in her path. The strip is taking off in India, a country known for its traditionally conservative views.

The website content incorporates humor and is mild compared to Western adult content, but it seems "to have hit a nerve with young middle-class Indians becoming more open about sexuality," according to a report from U.K.-based newspaper The Independent.

SavitaBhabhi.com is ranked at 1,157 by Alexa.com, with the most traffic — 82.6 percent — coming from India, followed by 3.9 percent from Pakistan and 3.5 percent from the U.S.

Launched in March, the site already has 30,000 registered users. It appears in English and several Indian dialects. The copyright holder for the comic website is Indian Porn Empire, whose website is for an affiliate program that sells hardcore DVD content.

That affiliate program is “actually defunct,” a webmaster who identified himself only as “Deshmukh” wrote in a response to a query from XBIZ. Savita wasn’t planned as a gateway to more hardcore content, he added.

The Independent speculates correctly the popularity of the online comic book may be attributed to its explicit content being presented in a non-threatening cartoon format, which allows a large demographic of culturally conservative Indians to indulge in it.

“Until now, porn in India has been considered ugly, dirty and as something to hide,” Deshmukh wrote. “Savita Bhabhi has changed this. We have tried to incorporate humor and fun in our comics, not just hardcore wham-bam stuff and this along with its uniqueness is what I feel is the reason behind Savita Bhabhi's resounding success.”

Delhi-based sociologist Patricia Oberoi said in The Independent’s report.that India was waiting for some mature and contemporary pornography.”

The cartoon is based on the adventures of frustrated housewife Savita Bhabhi — “bhabhi” is either aunt or sister-in-law in Hindu — as she tries to cope with boredom while her husband is at work. The comic often finds Savita seducing "door-to-door salesmen, local cricketers and even a cousin visiting from the U.S."

The story is presented in a serialized format that is updated daily, with each adventure lasting about month. More explicit scenes are usually held until the end of each adventure, encouraging users to revisit the site in order to keep up with the cartoon’s plot.

The writers and illustrators are anonymous, and perhaps for good reason: they could be running afoul of cyber law.

An Indian cyber-expert, Na.Vijayashankar, suggested in an article for Indian-based I.T. journal CyberMedia News that the site may be in violation of Indian cyber laws.

Vijayashankar, who apparently is conservative, filed a complaint to have the site blocked due to the adult nature of the content and also because of potential stereotyping of Indian women as “bhabhis.”

Deshmukh wrote that the creators hope to make Savita a “recognizable star around the world — basically, India’s first porn star.

“What we are trying to build now is a brand, not just a website,” Deshmukh wrote. “Only once we have achieved that can we think of monetizing her popularity.”

Deshmukh also wrote that he was looking for U.S. partners that “might be interested in helping take this concept further.”

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

PROFILES & BIOS

Director's Chair: Q&A With Nica Noelle

In the end, she was homesick. After a string of hits with Rock Candy Films at AEBN — including two that were nominated for Gay Movie of the Year at the XBIZ Awards — award-winning director... More »

WIA Profile: Shirley Lara

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Sh! Women’s Store Playful Revolution

Sometimes identifying a niche can become a lifestyle business that makes a business person a little money and allows them to create a job they can be fulfilled by. But the story of Sh! Women’s Store... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Everything to do with Sex Show

Oct 24 - Oct 26
Toronto, Ontario

Exxxotica New Jersey

Nov 07 - Nov 09
Edison, New Jersey

MONETISEZ 2014

Nov 22 - Nov 22
Aix-en-Provence, France

Dutch Webmaster Meeting

Dec 13 - Dec 13
Amsterdam, Holland
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!