Sex Tape on Internet Roils Indian Public
NEW DELHI - It was a private act of two hormone-charged teenagers that lasted 2 minutes and 37 seconds on digital video.couple things caught my wandering attention here.... first, i find it kinda surprising that there's actually some kinda shock around this... in a country with what — a billion people now? the idea that kids are having sex... well, duh... and what do you get when you give some horny teenagers a cellphone with a built-in camera? amateur sex vids, of course
But offered for sale on the Internet, the fuzzy images of the 17-year-old girl having oral sex with her high school sweetheart has sent shock waves through urban India, exposing the growing friction between the conservative middle class, its increasingly Westernized progeny and modern technology.
"It came to me as a surprise that kids are having sex so soon," Barkha Dutt, who hosts the country's most popular television talk show on social issues, said in an interview. "Even we are not aware of how much things have changed."
India may be the birthplace of Kama Sutra, the 6th century sex manual, but sex today is a generally taboo subject. Premarital sex is not widely condoned, and public displays of affection draw frowns.
Caught in the scandal's stinging sweep is Avnish Bajaj, the Indian-born American who heads eBay's Indian subsidiary Baazee.com, where the video clip — shot by the schoolboy himself using his cell phone camera — was put up for sale.
did kinda find it funny that the kid went to eBay to auction his lil vid, though.... *chuckles*