I think of myself as someone living on the internet, and my dream is to someday actually live off the internet. While the latter dream may remain a pipe dream, even the former claim got a jolt today, when I found that I didn’t know about a website that can be described as a phenomenon on Indian Internet. It is a website that has a 3-digit Alexa rank worldwide, is ranked 57 in India, and 35 in Bangladesh, as of today. Well, here is my bit of contribution to increasing its rank: the site is savitabhabhi.com.
Well, it is a pornographic comic strip, touted justifiably as the first such featuring an Indian comic star – Savita Bhabhi. Looks like the website has been around for almost a year, and has been the subject of discussion among the righteous, the immoral and everyone in between. I will say one thing — India, being the land of Kamasutra, had almost a duty to shake off its prudishness and bring out something like this. The founder, who calls himself “Deshmukh” seems to be a brilliant fellow. The quality of the comic is good, and above all it caters to many Indic languages too. It seems the Bangla version is what made it so popular in Bangladesh. From the information on the website, it looks like it is not a commercial venture — there is even a support savitabhabi page; there are no ads — (and I cannot stop myself from adding the word) yet. It is looking for volunteers too, and I was even about to offer myself for Hindi translation, but then decided against it. It is not that I don’t like the stuff, it is just that I can’t afford to devote so much time to it. Not for a family guy like me. I am sure there are plenty of people out there who can do this noble job.
The publicity machine is working well too, with “Deshmukh” being interviewed everywhere, and even Savita Bhabhi getting interviewed on Mid-day and claiming she will come on movie. It was the Mid-day story that caught my attention and that is how I found about this site.
The Alexa country rankings of this site tell their own story. The site has the best rank in Bangladesh, not India. Pakistan is not far behind. I wonder why the internet bosses in these countries didn’t go after it.
I can’t believe though that with such a popular site, its owners will keep it non-commercial for too long. Either ads are coming soon, or a big buy-out. Let us see.
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