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16 Indian Web Series You Really, Really Need To Watch ASAP

And you don't even need to torrent any of them.

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While India's many film and television industries still cater to conservative tastes and censors, the country's online creators are free to change the game however they please. As a result, some of the most progressive watchable stories in the country are free, snackable, and available to everyone with an internet connection. The web shows below explore topics as varied as premarital cohabitation, gay rights, and Mumbai's burgeoning hip-hop culture.

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2. I Don't Watch TV

Via youtube.com

A fictional look into what happens behind all the glitz and glamour of the Indian television industry, from all the power struggles to the backhand deals.

The show begins on April 16, check out the trailer here.

6. All About Section 377

Via youtube.com

A fictional show in which a straight guy lives with two gay guys, and is aimed at educating the masses on the struggles of the LGBT community in India.

Check it out here.

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9. Girl In The City

Via mumbainewsnetwork.blogspot.in

The story follows the exploits of a 21-year-old woman who moves to Mumbai to fulfil her dream of joining the fashion industry.

The series debuts on April 28, and will be released on Facebook and YouTube.

10. Bang Baaja Baaraat

Via youtube.com

Two people with very different backgrounds decide to get married after falling in love. And all hell breaks lose when their extremely different families meet.

Check it out here.

11. Standing By

Via youtube.com

The six-part documentary series explores the now burgeoning indie music scene in India, by talking to some of the biggest people in the industry today.

Check it out here.

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15. Chinese Bhasad

Via youtube.com

A comedy series in which an Indian boy falls in love with a Chinese girl, and their families have very strong stereotypical views of each other's cultures.

Release date TBA. Check out the trailer here.

16. Sinskaari

Via youtube.com

Alok Nath will interview a slew of celebrity guests on this adult chat show, asking them all sorts of questions about their sexual exploits, opinions on pre-marital sex, and all their deep dark secrets.

Release date TBA. Check out the trailer here.

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