K-Album Review: Border Day One by ENHYPEN.

Dhrumi Mayur Shah, Surat, Gujarat: Border Day One is the debut album of the boyband Enhypen, formed through the survival show, I-land. Enhypen consists of seven members: Jungwon, Heeseung, Jay, Jake, Sunghoon, Sunoo, and Ni-ki. This album consists of six tracks and sets the theme of a supernatural concept performed by Enhypen. It also shows many other charms of the group and explores different concepts portrayed by them. Let’s take a look:

K-Interview: Youtuber and Vlogger Ellie Jones

Sanskriti Pun, New Delhi: Ellie Jones is a UK based YouTuber who makes vlogs about South Korea which includes exploring different cities, her lifestyle, and much more. Her videos have a fun vibe to match which is suitable for any age group. She has also travelled many countries in Europe in her van and has videos on it too. Here is an excerpt of her interview with Hallyuism:

Gimbap and It’s Types

Anushka Gupta, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: People who have been watching K-Dramas must be knowing very well what is Gimbap. Well, gimbap is the go to food for all the Korean people. We must have seen in the Western countries that people pack sandwiches for picnics or make them as their go-to food when in hurry. Similarly, no picnic in Korea is complete without gimbap. It is a must have dish for all the picnics, and it is also convenient for people who are running late in the morning and need to grab a quick bite. There is a huge variety of gimbap that is available in various types and forms, let’s explore the different types of gimbap that we can try.

South Korea in Tokyo Olympics

Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: From  South Korea,  237 athletes qualified for various sporting events. The flag bearers for Korea in the opening ceremony were Kim Yeon-koung (Volley ball player) and Hwang Sun-woo (Swimmer). The athletes were ready to challenge themselves to perform their best as their training, dedication and abilities were put to test. The best competing against the best. The pressure was high but the athletes were not going to give up at all so let’s take a look at South Korea’ s performance in the 32nd edition of the Summer Olympic Games.

K-DRAMA REVIEW: CLEAN WITH PASSION FOR NOW

Meghna Sharma, Panchkula, Haryana: I’m sure that everyone has once heard the phrase “Clean your room!” from their parents. Most of us are always surrounded with mess and there are times when our parents can’t get enough of any cleaning we do. But have you ever imagined the life of someone who is obsessed with cleaning who is never satisfied with the cleanliness around them? This drama is definitely going to serve you with something you might not have seen before. The Korean drama Clean With Passion for Now, is a romantic-comedy, consisting of 16 episodes starring Yoon Kyun-sang as Jang Seon-kyul, Kim Yoo-jung as Gil Oh-sol, and Song Jae-rim as Choi Ha-in as the main leads. This drama is based on the popular webtoon by the same name by Aengo. This drama was released in 2018.

K-Album Review: KAI- The First Mini Album by KAI

Vidhi Gosain, New Delhi: Kim Jong-in, better known as KAI, is the dancing machine of the Chinese-Korean boy band, EXO. Although, he is better known for his dancing skills and amazing fashion sense, his solo debut took the industry by storm. His debut mini album, self-titled KAI, released last year, on November 30, 2020; exceeded the already high expectations of EXO fans. Each song in the mini album fits well with KAI’s sensual persona and clear-cut dance moves. He proved with this EP that he is truly an all-rounder. The EP consists of 6 tracks and falls under R&B genre.

K-Fashion: Basic Styling Trends

Sanchita Bathija, Gwalior, Madhya Pradhesh: The interest in Korean fashion and styling has increased in the recent times amongs millenials and Gen Zs in many countries. Seoul is swiftly becoming one of the fashion capitals globally. Popularity of K-Fashion is increasing day by day due to the increased popularity and widespread reach of Korean media, K-Dramas and K-Pop around the world. Here, we are covering some basic Koreanstyling trends. Take a look!

Independence Day Celebration in India and South Korea

Amandeep Kaur, New Delhi: Freedom is the most valued thing in this world and every human individual has the right to freedom. Many countries struggled to get rid of their rulers, colonisers, and invaders for centuries. Thousands of freedom fighters and warriors sacrificed their lives for their country and fought wars and battles to get independence. The timeline of history reveals that India and South Korea are among the countries that got freedom from their colonisers Britishers and Japanese respectively on the same day, i.e., 15th August.

K-Interview: Korean Language Instructor and YouTuber Era Kaundal

Khushi Vaid, New Delhi: Era Kaundal is a professional Korean Language Teacher and a YouTuber based in India. She has been learning Korean language since 5 years and has helped her students to connect with the culture and practices of South Korea using a Korean perspective that she has developed over years of study. Era has completed 2 years of Korean Language Diploma from Delhi University and 1 year of Advanced level studies from the Korean Cultural Center. She has been teaching Korean for 2 years on various popular platforms and has taught more than 1500 students. She also loves creating video content on social media about Korean culture and language. Let’s take a look at her conversation to know more about her journey.

K-Event: KFanzz Korean Language Workshop

Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab), Richa Singh (New Delhi), Shalini Roy (Kolkata, West Bengal), Ojasvi Peer (Hyderabad, Telangana), Ritika Jain (New Delhi): On 24th July, KFANZZ Entertainment in partnership with OTT Entertainment, organized a Korean Language Workshop, where Mr. Lee Hamin, a well-known Korean Language teacher from OTT Entertainment was invited. KFANZZ Entertainment is a start-up event based organization that connects K-culture enthusiasts all over India and organises events related to it. On the other hand, OTT Entertainment is an idol-management agency. They also have their own K-pop idol group, vocal, dance and Korean language trainers and are very much ready to organising online workshops in partnership with other organizations. The duration of the language workshop was of one hour