The Second Generation of K-Pop: The Golden Age

Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: “The Golden Age” or “The Golden Era” of K-Pop debatably went from 2005 to 2012. It’s also known as the 2nd generation of K-pop. It’s called the Golden Era because second-generation groups like TVXQ!, Super Junior, Wonder Girls, BIGBANG, Miss A, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, Apink, f(x), Sistar, Infinite, Teen Top, 2PM, KARA, 2NE1, and many more, popularized K-pop and made it a trend overseas showcasing the Korean vibe in their music. This was the time when everyone knew the lyrics to songs like ‘Bonamana’, ‘Mirotic’, ‘Be Mine’, ‘Gee’, ‘Nobody’, ‘I’m The Best, ‘Mister’, ‘Ring Ding Dong’, ‘My My’, ‘Heartbeat’, and many more.

The First Generation of K-Pop: Where It All Started

Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: Do you enjoy listening to K-pop? If yes, then have you ever wondered how it all started in the first place? Well, for that, we’ll have to go back to the early 90s and pay a little tribute to all the greats who started it all.

Webtoon Review: Omniscient Reader

Lavanya Singh, New Delhi Omniscient Reader is a fictional Korean comic, now popularly known as Webtoon. It is a thrilling action comic consisting of really intriguing plots and exceptional characters. These characters make readers hooked up with this comic for a very long time. The ongoing comic, Omniscient Reader, is based on the completed web…

K-Movie Review: The Call

Richa Singh, New Delhi If it’s your wish to be able to return and alter the decisions you have made, the movie, ‘The Call’ will make you think again. If alternate realities or connection between people from two different timelines is your thing then ‘The Call’ could be a must-watch. The storyline itself is a complete package of things one can imagine and also the things that transcend our imagination,…

K-Drama Review: Penthouse: War in Life

Dhrumi Mayur Shah, Surat, Gujarat Call it an intense, unpredictable and gritty plot, Penthouse is not your average K-Drama that usually follows a romantic plot! It’s not for people who are weak-hearted and sensitive. Penthouse directed by Joo Dong-min and written by Kim Sun-ok the plot of the drama revolves around the people of Hera…

Webtoon Review: Cheese in the Trap

Shweta, New Delhi “…But I’m ready to make my decision from now.” – Seol Hong, Cheese in the Trap Cheese in the Trap (치즈인더트랩) is a South Korean webtoon series written and illustrated by Soonkki. The webtoon was first released in Korea in 2010 and ran till 2017, on the internet portal Naver Webtoon. It spanned 15…

K-Interview: Delhi Street Art, The Creative Team Behind the #walkstreet BTS Wall Mural

Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Recently, when the BTS wall mural was revealed in the Pacific Mall, Pitampura, New Delhi; fans of the global phenomenon and one of the biggest musical scenes in the world; were rejoiced and taken by surprise. Within no time, the words were spread, and more and more love and support started outpouring for this gesture within the Hallyu loving community in India. So we, at Hallyuism, reached out to the creative team behind this project to know more about this refreshing amalgamation of music, Pop-art, and culture. Here’s an excerpt from the interview with the Founder of Delhi Street Art; Mr. Yogesh Saini.

K-Drama Review: Prison Playbook

Haarini Angappan Balasubramaniam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu: ho, Jung Hae-in, Krystal Jung, and Lee Kyu-hyung. It aired from November 22, 2017, to January 18, 2018, on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The plot of this drama is new and refreshing. It is one of the most underrated dramas. 

K-Drama Review: Something in the Rain

Nikita Punia, Mumbai, Maharashtra: What catches your heart right from the get-go is how much reality there is in every moment that something in the rain has to offer. The truthfulness, of not just the lead cast, but even that of the supporting members to their characters is mesmerizing to the point where it becomes natural to put oneself in the place of Yoon Jin-ah or Seo Joon-hee and imagine going through their romantic endeavours yourself.

5 Existing Korean Beauty Standards

Shalini Roy, Kolkata, West Bengal: As you know, the high level of beauty standard is a well-known feature of Korea for a long time which has mostly been influenced by media, actors, and K-pop idols. Most of the people in Korea desire to look perfect like Korean celebrities which have led to the fixation of such high beauty standards. There are many features that define the ideal type of Korean beauty standards. Lets have a look over five of the most common ones.