Are there any Indian hubbers...

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  1. darkside profile image68
    darksideposted 14 years ago

    ...who don't have any 'hot babe' hubs?

    Surely 100% of them can't be into publishing such hubs. Not sure what the fascination is, but without an exhaustive search it seems to be the norm.

    1. Drew Breezzy profile image62
      Drew Breezzyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      haha I have seen one once a rare creature I tell you

    2. Sally's Trove profile image79
      Sally's Troveposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Jaspal, Sabu Singh, Feline Prophet, Diana Charles, Shalini Kagal, Soni, Cashmire...these are only a few of the many Hubbers from India who publish on HP in the spirit of sharing what writers share.

      I understand the reason for your question.  But here's something to consider...

      To imply that all or most Hubbers from India (and they may be the next most numerous and important, geographically and ethnically and economically, to American, Canadian, and UK Hubbers) publish these sex galleries is a kind of slur.

      Perhaps HP needs to do some demographic research to find out not only where their Hubbers are coming from, but also where their dollars are coming from.

      Maybe a good question to these quality Indian Hubbers might be:  what is the fascination with publishing the "hot babe" might get some interesting feedback directly from them.

      1. darkside profile image68
        darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I've noticed a highly disproportionate amount of Indian hubbers who publish Sexy Picture hubs.

        Is it kind of a slur or is it an observation?

        It is my experience in witnessing that the most noticeable of the hubbers who publish Sexy Picture Hubs also do so at a prolific rate.

        And that these type of hubs attract 10 times the amount traffic that the normal hub articles do. So obviously there is an audience.

        However, they likely get far fewer clicks, and the clicks they do get have a very low CPC.

        I do know that India is the largest audience outside of the US for visiting HubPages (this information was gleaned from Alexa and Quantcast).

        There are no racial slurs intended. Merely observations.

        1. darkside profile image68
          darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I just need to point something else out, these are "Sexy Picture" hubs. Not "sex galleries".

          To imply that they are "sex galleries" would be saying that our Indian Hubbers are using the site to publish porn.

          1. Sally's Trove profile image79
            Sally's Troveposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for pointing out the difference between "sexy picture" and "sex gallery."  I was not aware of the difference.

      2. soni2006 profile image76
        soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with your point of view on this Sally and regarding your question, "what is the fascination with publishing the "hot babe" Hubs?", I think these hubs should be moderated because hot babe hubs only bring out very low revenue for these hubbers plus hubpages itself. The point of view should be that these hubbers should be trained or guided or inspired or motivated to write quality content because converting the mindset of these hubbers towards self-written hubs will increase the revenue of hubpages and also of these hubbers as a whole and the stigma of hot babe hubs published by Indian hubbers if not be totally removed but can be limited to some extent.

        For this, the number one thing would be to create hubs which inspire and motivate these hubbers to write quality content keeping in mind that we do not criticize them to an extent where they feel frustrated and I think Indian hubbers like Shalini, cashmere, and Jyoti Kothari including me should take steps. I will be really happy to do this at anytime I am asked to do but I need some backup.

  2. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 14 years ago

    My, my, Darkside. We are certainly on a tear today! First Mark, now India. What's next? smile

    Actually I agree with you. Except for Jyoti (can't remember his last name, but he's really interesting).

    1. darkside profile image68
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Jyoti was a name I was trying to remember.

    2. darkside profile image68
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Talk about timing.

      I posted this out of curiosity. I honestly thought to myself that I recall a couple of Indian Hubbers (whose names I couldn't remember) who, from memory, didn't do the whole Sexy Picture hubs. But dozens, if not hundreds, are all about them.

      But now with the new sub-sub-sub-forum category system that got rolled out today, it encourages Sexy Picture FORUM THREADS.

      I think we're about to get hit by a Sexy Picture tsunami.

      I've asked in the past if we could have a forum display page which shows the latest posts for the top HubPages related sub-forums so I (and there are others) could see the discussions that relate to hubbing.

      Now though, I think it's going to get worse. And make this place a lot less fun to visit.

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        Louidam1posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I just notice this morning all those sexy indian actress hubs.  Its starting to become spamming!!

  3. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 14 years ago

    lots of them don't !

    Venugopal sivagna
    Charangeet kaur
    Jyoti Kothari
    and many others

    Just like you, I think the ones with the 'hot babes ' are a nuisance ! lol

  4. Gemsong profile image62
    Gemsongposted 14 years ago

    I'm sorry. When you said Indian I thought you meant native american. silly me.

    1. Dame Scribe profile image60
      Dame Scribeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

  5. profile image0
    ryankettposted 14 years ago

    Isn't Soni2006 from India? may be wrong.... he is a good hubber.

    I actually think that its a minority that post picture hubs, its just that they post so damn many..... they must take about 10 minutes each, hence the reason why....

    Isnt one person accountable for about 3000 of them? Thats like nearly 1% of all hubs..... crazy stuff.

  6. profile image0
    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    Feline Prophet is one. And Shalini Kagal another.

  7. sabu singh profile image79
    sabu singhposted 14 years ago

    My initial reaction would be that it is entirely possible that Indians form the second largest sub-population among Hubbers after Americans. And most post high quality Hubs.

    Sally's Trove's point is well-made that HP needs to do some demographic research.

    And to ST's poser of possible motivations for the "hot babe" Hubbers, who knows? The usual suspects - money, a perverted sense of power and influence, a moment in the sun ....

    To each his own as long as they are not transgressing the rules. I waste no time going through these (I did once out of curiosity to be honest).

  8. Marisa Wright profile image88
    Marisa Wrightposted 14 years ago

    Another serious Indian Hubber:

    1. Sally's Trove profile image79
      Sally's Troveposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the introduction to C.V.Rajan.

  9. thranax profile image73
    thranaxposted 14 years ago

    -Without Reading any Comments-

    I agree with your original post Darkside.


  10. Jaspal profile image74
    Jaspalposted 14 years ago

    I seem to have missed out on all the hot sexy girls - must do a search! Wonder if any of them are also blessed with some gray matter, sharp wit and sensuous attitude? Haha, then they would certainly be interesting ...

    Come to think of it, isn't India the land of the Kama Sutra and the Khajuraho Temples?

    1. darkside profile image68
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      They're not known to post blonde bimbos.

      (My apologies in advance to any brainy blondes out there!)

      1. Jaspal profile image74
        Jaspalposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Darkside, just as in the case of blondes, men and women of every hair color and in every part of the world come in all shapes, sizes and inclinations. I for one follow a policy of live and let live. If someone is being pernicious or rude or even insensitive, one could always report him or her to the HubPages staff.

        Practically all the people on HubPages that I have read or had some interaction with have been good writers, considerate and of fairly high intellectual standard.

        1. darkside profile image68
          darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I'm talking about the models in the photos. What are you talking about?

          1. Jaspal profile image74
            Jaspalposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            I'd got that Darkside ... I was talking about hubbers, and trying to make the point that all of humanity - including hubbers and models (even the blonde ones you mentioned) - has all sorts of people ....

            By and large, the hubbers I have encountered write well and don't post stuff that could be considered distasteful. But, one has to live in this world with everyone else. And one makes do in the best way possible.

            Sorry for sounding so philosophical ... smile

      2. LondonGirl profile image82
        LondonGirlposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Fair haired here - and while not brainy, I'm certainly not a thick bimbo, either.....

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          really, what shall we say about this??
          brainy blondes here.  wink

          hey, london girl, isn't it late over there?? hmm

    2. LondonGirl profile image82
      LondonGirlposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I've visited those temples - with my mother.

      1. soni2006 profile image76
        soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Even I have created hubs on Khajuraho and Kamasutra temples but with loads of content. I think good content is necessary for any hub to grow.

        1. soni2006 profile image76
          soni2006posted 13 years agoin reply to this
  11. profile image0
    Feline Prophetposted 14 years ago

    Oh yes, there are many of us who don't post pictures of hot babes, Indian or otherwise!

    Just a thought, perhaps all those hubs devoted to 'sexy Indian babes' are there because there's an audience for them?

    1. thranax profile image73
      thranaxposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Bringing those Indian Girls to hubpages lowers the earnings of the whole site due to the amount of them. Google sees the keywords of "India" and lowers the cost of the clicks to fit that part of the world.

      People from India sometimes can't even get Adsense accounts due to the fact the country has so much low value internet real-estate around the whole Web.

      There are also some very good India writers out there and some of the galleys are actually planned out with models and come out great (but not in the eyes of Google).


  12. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 14 years ago

    Do you have any elephant pictures?

    1. Jaspal profile image74
      Jaspalposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes, if you want to see or even ride real elephants, do make a trip to India. For just pics, a google image search would suffice! smile

      BTW, I once witnessed an elephant polo match in Jaipur .... most interesting, but of course a lot slower and laid back than regular horse polo!

  13. cashmere profile image77
    cashmereposted 14 years ago

    I don't have any hot babe hubs, and i am equally mad at those who have them...

  14. Shalini Kagal profile image55
    Shalini Kagalposted 14 years ago

    I’m afraid I don’t quite agree with many of my fellow Indian hubbers who have posted on this thread. I used to be in advertising for many years and I’ve always found that when you’re dealing with a brand, you just cannot have mixed messages. A brand’s equity in time will always sink to its lowest common denominator – and in the process, the better quality customers (writers) will always move out and find their own level in other zones.

    Many marketers fall into the trap of the live-and-let-live, one-for-many policy – I think there are enough examples in marketing history to prove it never works. Sleaze sticks and it’s always hard to wash it off.

    It wasn’t until I read a favourite hubber’s hub recently - - that I realised just how high the Indian readership was! Hal might joke about it – but I was aghast! Where do these readers come from? The kind of crass, grossly overweight, ugly lumps of lard that pass off for models in these hubs are not what you see in Bollywood movies today – so maybe there’s a warped, voyeuristic, aging population out there somewhere in our cities who are logging on and salivating!

    Whatever the number of views, I know I cringe each time I see those hubs and wish with all my heart I had a magic wand to go *poof* and send them to kingdom come!

    1. darkside profile image68
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting and enlightening viewpoint. Thank you for sharing.

  15. charanjeet kaur profile image62
    charanjeet kaurposted 14 years ago

    This is a very valid point made by the OP Darkside. Personally i am not a big fan of those indian galleries, and i intend not becoming a fan of the hubbers who posted them either. For me personally i wind up in Hubpages, this place means more to me than just posting picture galleries. Put in a lot of time and wrote what i am passionate about food and travelling being my forte. Tantrum thanks for the mention, love ya for that.

  16. O B One profile image61
    O B Oneposted 13 years ago

    When someone is posting just pictures and not writing an article or anything that means he is lazy and wants to just create a traffic for himself/herself.It is quite disturbing that these pictures prop up on HP for the sole intention of generating revenue and nothing much.The person posting only pictures is headless.And we are fools that we go to these pages and generate traffic for them.Once thier revenue starts increasing we unintentionally  encourage them  to post more pictures .So if we dont want them then just ignore them and dont give much importance to such matter.

    It is a known fact that huge percentage of net traffic is generating porn traffic.Still there is HP hail and hearty.Though it is a good thought mentioned by darkside.Well you can not deny the fact there are more sexy hubs coming up with only pictures.We have to accept the fact that they are there and leave them alone.

  17. Zsuzsy Bee profile image86
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years ago

    One question remains...who is the smart one in all this?
    Is the so called hubber, who plops half a dozen pics into the capsules and includes 6.5 words and gets these hubs done in under 15 minute, not smarter then the hubber who puts in hours and hours of time putting together informative great hubs?
    However its not just these crap picture hubs that annoy me to no end it's also the ones that are obviously translated be a computer program and make absolutely no sense. Sorry if I'm stepping on anyone's toes here but...
    just my

  18. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    I first came to HP n found a Hub with partially dressed lil girls n women on them...didn't know one could flag a Hub but haven't been able to find that Hub hmm it concerned me greatly tho. I think Pic hubs should have auto low scores since it's not really original content.

  19. SweetiePie profile image81
    SweetiePieposted 13 years ago

    To each his own I say.  I could care less what people post, but there actually are several Indian hubbers that are against the gallery portraits.  Stooge and Jyoti are both Indian, and they were more upset about the picture hubs than many of us other hubbers.  Personally I could care less because I am an introvert and do not go around ranking people's hubs.  Just prefer to spend time on my own.

  20. LondonGirl profile image82
    LondonGirlposted 13 years ago

    You are right, it was getting a bit late.

  21. VioletSun profile image78
    VioletSunposted 13 years ago

    I am thinking of Shalini, Countrywomen, Feline Prophet, Kenny Wordsmith, and other Indian hubbers I see in my mind's eye,  but can't remember their names, who I have at one time or another interacted with, and they all write hubs that have substance.

  22. Laila Rajaratnam profile image68
    Laila Rajaratnamposted 13 years ago

    Yes,I agree that 'hot Indian chicks' or 'aunties' are so gross..

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