Street of Youth – Itaewon

Khushi Vaid, New Delhi Wandering the streets of Itaewon, you’d never guess that Korea is one of the most culturally homogenous countries in the world. Itaewon, located south of Namsan Mountain in the heart of Seoul, is home to the majority of immigrants in Korea, making it a unique blending pot of cultures and religions…

K-Drama Review: Go Back Couple

Monisha Mondal, Noida, Uttar Pradesh GO BACK COUPLE: A 2017 Korean drama series starring Jang Na-ra and Son Ho-jun in leading roles. In Korean, it is known as “GO BAEK BU BU” (고백부부). Plot This drama carried my interest in its unique storyline. Ordinarily, Korean dramas start with the blossomed romance between the lead cast…

5 YouTubers to Know For Korean Vlogs

Aanchal Tekriwal, Godda, Jharkhand My enthusiasm was engendered in South Korea with BTS. Soon enough my curiosity got the better of me and led me to some YouTube channels where vloggers focus on the minutiae of daily life. These videos take you through the little things in life, be that cooking, reading, travelling, or tending…

K-Song Review: ‘FOREVER 1′ by GIRLS’ GENERATION

Ashley Kumar, New Delhi. Korea’s national girl group, Girls’ Generation, came back as a full group after 5 years on 5th August 2022 with their seventh full album, ‘Forever 1’ to celebrate their 15 years of longevity and togetherness. The album has 10 tracks, but what makes the album even more special is their title…

BBQ and Banchan: An Introduction to Korean Barbeque

Abhilasha Rawat, Pune, Maharashtra What is Korean Barbeque (KBBQ)? Korean Barbeque, also known as KBBQ, originating from South Korea, is a family-style meal used to cook various types of meat, vegetables, and side dishes. Different variety of meats are grilled on gas stoves or charcoal grills at the dining table. Side dishes such as noodles,…

Answer Within Ourselves: “Magic Shop” By BTS

Sumona Sinha, Silchar, Assam BTS is the world’s most renowned and popular boyband. Their slogan Love Yourself, Speak Yourself is not only a slogan but it has become a motto of lives for millions of people around the world. Their song MAGIC SHOP is from their Album named “LOVE YOURSELF: TEAR.” It is written and…

Journey of Learning Hangeul by Myself

Chanchal Bharti, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Annyeonghaseyo, like everyone, I’ve been interested in learning languages since I was 12 years old. I’m not sure if it’s a hobby or a passion, but I think learning languages is a lot of fun, it’s like a getaway to a whole new world. I can speak English, Hindi, Punjabi,…

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ‘Y’ BY FANXY CHILD (K-HipHop Crew)

Ashna Susan, New Delhi Just like the American hip-hop scene, the Korean counterpart is also in a very volatile state, with new artists and crews making stunning compositions. One such crew is Fanxy Child. It is a hip-hop crew formed by Zico in 2016. It is indeed fancy, as it consists of genius rappers, Zico…

K-DRAMA REVIEW: SCHOOL 2015 – WHO ARE YOU

Ayushi Dhiman, New Delhi It has been quite a while since I finished watching School 2015, but the plot has left me longing ever since. “School 2015: Who are you?” is the sixth instalment in KBS’ School series. The plot is full of twists and turns; and keeps you highly engrossed, from the very first…

Project Arré Voice: Women-first, Audio Platform for the Hallyu-loving Community

Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh With the ever-growing presence of Hallyu and Korean-culture loving community in India; Arré, a digital content brand that produces and publishes original content with professional creators across varied genres, languages, formats, and platforms; has launched an invite-only women-first audio platform and application called Project Arré Voice (currently available on Play…