I-LAND and the Formation of ENHYPEN

Suhasini Singh, Pune, Maharashtra I-LAND was a survival show where 23 trainees from HYBE Corporation were contesting to debut as a group of 7 members. It was held by BE:LIFT Lab which is a collaboration between BigHit and CJ E&M. The show was aired weekly from 26 June to 18 September 2020. There were worldwide…

K-pop Idols Breaking Stereotypes

Isha Singh, New Delhi K-pop or Korean popular music has gained great popularity over the years and has been playing a crucial part in the growing Hallyu wave. But when someone hears the word K-pop, some deep-rooted perceptions engulf their minds. With the increasing popularity of Korean artists, the stereotypes associated with them are moderately…

K-Interview: Charlotte Wilson

Kaamaakshi Bhat, Zirakpur, Punjab First of all, we would like to thank songwriter and music producer, Charlotte Wilson, so much for taking out time for this interview on behalf of our Hallyuism Team. Here’s an excerpt from the interview that took place with her: Could you please give a brief introduction to our readers? I’ve…

K-Drama Review: Dream High

Madhulika Pathak, Kolkata, West Bengal Dream High is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Bae Suzy, Ok Taec-yeon, Kim Soo-hyun, Hahm Eun-jung, Jang Woo-young and IU. It is a high school drama centred around six students who are from Kirin High School. This story is about these six teenagers striving for their dreams. But…

Why Bulgogi is World Famous?

Chanchal Bharti, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh When it comes to cuisine, everyone has their own preferences. Some people prefer Italian food, while others prefer Indian food, but I prefer Korean cuisine. Korean cuisine is as delicious as it appears. Korea is home to a plethora of world-famous delicacies. When we think about famous Korean dishes, the…

Hidden Meaning Behind BTS’ Ddaeng

Priyanka Sangolkar, Nagpur, Maharashtra “Ddaeng” is one of several tracks released as part of BTS’ 2018 Festa celebration exclusively on SoundCloud. The rap line of BTS; RM, SUGA and j-hope served the fans with a rampageous hip-hop track co-produced by SUGA addressing how far the group has come despite the animosity they faced. It’s a…

Moving Through South Korean Festivals: A Yearlong Journey

Diya Nair, Kochi, Kerala With South Korea being the powerhouse of the Hallyu wave that has swept the world; the spotlight has mostly been thrust upon the music, fashion and the highly intricate K-Dramas while its rich and colourful diverse culture and traditions are mostly overlooked. Read below to find festivals that celebrate the diverse…

K-Drama Review: What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

Saumya Jain, New Delhi This drama is one of the earliest Korean dramas I have watched. I fell in love with this drama so much that I ended up watching it three times! Crazy, right? I know, but every time I watched it, it gave me that same level of fun and entertainment. This drama is…

K-Interview : Lucknowi Nawab in Korea!

Suhasini Singh, Pune, Maharashtra Im Sua also known as the Lucknowi Nawab in Korea is a Youtuber of Indian origin who is currently working in a South Korean company as a Digital Marketer. She started her YouTube channel to tell people about her experience as an Indian in South Korea. Her videos are very interesting and it helps her viewers explore more…

K-Book Review: ‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982’ by Cho Nam-Joo

Ashna Susan Varkey, New Delhi Cho Nam-Joo’s novel titled ‘Kim Ji-young, Born 1982’ was published in 2016. It sold more than a million copies. It is one of the key feminist contemporary novels in South Korea. It created an impact and was a catalyst for the Me too Movement in South Korea, back in 2017-18….