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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.

1. Permanent Roommates

A couple, who were in a 3-year long-distance relationship, finally get the chance to live together as they contemplate marriage.Check out the series here.
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A couple, who were in a 3-year long-distance relationship, finally get the chance to live together as they contemplate marriage.

Check out the series here.

2. I Don't Watch TV

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.
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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.

3. Hip-Hop Homeland

The series is a documentary-type, in-depth look the rapidly growing underground hip-hop scene.Check it out here.
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The series is a documentary-type, in-depth look the rapidly growing underground hip-hop scene.

Check it out here.

4. #LoveBytes

The story revolves around a live-in relationship, which is kept a secret because the woman doesn't think her boyfriend's mother will accept it.Check it out here.
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The story revolves around a live-in relationship, which is kept a secret because the woman doesn't think her boyfriend's mother will accept it.

Check it out here.

5. Baked

Three Delhi University students decide to open up a food delivery service, and invariably end up in chaotic situations all the time.Check it out here.
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Three Delhi University students decide to open up a food delivery service, and invariably end up in chaotic situations all the time.

Check it out here.

6. All About Section 377

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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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.

7. A.I.SHA - My Virtual Girlfriend

A 26-year-old app developer creates an app which eventually becomes sentient.The series debuts on April 9, check out the trailer here.
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A 26-year-old app developer creates an app which eventually becomes sentient.

The series debuts on April 9, check out the trailer here.

8. Pitchers

Four friends become tired of the corporate life, quit their day jobs and decide to open up a startup.Check it out here.
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Four friends become tired of the corporate life, quit their day jobs and decide to open up a startup.

Check it out here.

9. Girl In The City

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.
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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

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.
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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

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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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.

12. Happy To Be Single

The Tamil-English comedy chronicles the lives of three people as they seek out true love.Check it out here.
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The Tamil-English comedy chronicles the lives of three people as they seek out true love.

Check it out here.

13. Alisha

A young fashionista moves to Mumbai after living in Los Angeles for four years, and struggles to break into the fashion industry.Check it out here.
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A young fashionista moves to Mumbai after living in Los Angeles for four years, and struggles to break into the fashion industry.

Check it out here.

14. Not Fit

A mockumentary series which revolves around a struggling actor in Mumbai, and his attempts to break into Bollywood.Check it out here.
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A mockumentary series which revolves around a struggling actor in Mumbai, and his attempts to break into Bollywood.

Check it out here.

15. Chinese Bhasad

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.
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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

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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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.