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Blank DVDs sales rise by 200% near engineering colleges after blocking of porn sites

04, Aug 2015 By ajeeb

New Delhi: In a recent survey conducted by the students of a premier institute, it has been revealed that sales of blank DVDs have gone up in the past two days. Interestingly a 200 percent increase in total sales was registered from the shops in the vicinity of engineering colleges.

Not antique anymore, thanks to porn ban.
Not antique anymore, thanks to porn ban.

Apparently, engineers have been hit the hardest because of this ban. Our reporter spoke to one such student who said, “First they banned Maggi and now they banned porn. How do you expect us to study without our basic necessities? Life in an engineering college is so stressful and the only way to de-stress is to watch some porn and ‘let out some steam’. Now with this ban in place, we have to rely on DVD’s.”

A corner shop that stocked DVD’s saw the demand go up in just 2 days. The owner of the shop had a mixed reaction to the ban. He said, “Although I am not happy with the ban as porn was a source of entertainment for me too. But at the same time it has led to good business of DVD’s, so it’s not that bad for our shop.”

Old stocks of DVD which most stationery shops had planned to do away with, have once again found their way to the shelves. But it’s not clear as to why students would want to use DVD’s in the age of high capacity pen drives.

One engineering student had an answer, He said, “Although pen drives are compact and convenient, they quickly become objects of suspicion. Whereas with DVD we can easily use a marker and label it as ‘technical stuff’ or ‘Java’ or something like ‘Project Work’, and no one suspects even when the contents are pornographic in nature.”

Meanwhile, some students also look at it as a source of extra income. Experts have doubts about students being involved in piracy business related to entertainment industry. “Frankly speaking engineering students always look for money via easy means, there are noted instances of techies being attracted towards driving cab instead of writing codes,” one such expert said.

“It is quite possible that that as per today’s circumstances, they are bouncing back on the piracy business to get good and easy money,” he added.