Porn Comes to India —as a Cartoon
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2009 4:59 PM CDT
A snapshot of the cartoon.   (savitabhabhi.com)
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(Newser) – An online cartoon detailing the sexscapades of a subcontinental MILF is driving India wild, the GlobalPost reports. Millions are drawn to the exploits of Savita Bhabhi, or “sister-in-law Savita,” even though pornography is illegal in India—or maybe because it is, analysts say. "People fantasize about a sari clad bhabhi being so raunchy and sexually liberated," one user wrote. Just what is a bhabhi, you ask?

Traditionally it refers to a sister-in-law who gives a man advice, but for young people a bhabhi is "the newly married hot woman in the neighborhood," says Deshmukh, one of the site's anonymous creators. Happily for readers, Savita Bhabhi is bored and seduces her neighbors. "It plays upon a well-established male anxiety and desire—wanting and being scared of the modern woman," one sociologist said.