Madhavi Sutar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra: Big Hit Entertainment, the management agency of global superstars BTS, recently held a two-day online concert, Map of the Soul ON:E. Scheduled for October 10 and 11, they offered a new meaning to virtual concerts with the use of technology to connect fans with the artists on a real-time basis and up the scale of the production and performances.
Yashi Priya, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Age in South Korea holds great significance as it greatly impacts all social interactions among people. It is not surprising if a Korean person asks you, your age the very first time they meet you. They are simply trying to find where you fit into the honorifics and hierarchy system. In South Korea, etiquette is largely derived from Korean Confucianism and focuses on the core values of the religion, collectivism, and philosophy.
Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: Korean culture, music, and cuisine have attracted many people around the globe. But when it comes to the South Korean beverages i.e. the Korean drinks, people have limited knowledge. A lot of people only know Soju and Maekju because of K-dramas. So here is a list of some refreshing beverages that are popular among South Korean people.
Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: Tteokbokki is every K-pop/K-drama or Korean culture fan’s starter pack food. Tteokbokki (떡볶이) is a popular Korean snack that consists of rice cakes coated in a sweet-spicy sauce made of Korean chili paste and topped with vegetables. This is one of the first Korean dishes that fans get to know about, but as accessible as K-pop and K-dramas are to us, Korean food is still far from reach to most. The ingredients or the readymade dish is not widely available. Even if it is, it’s quite expensive. So, what do we do? We create our own version! Korean food with Korean ingredients at home! Let’s make it!
Tahoor Charfare, Pune, Maharashtra: Want a well-equipped room for your stay in Seoul but scared of the high rates of accommodation? Then Goshiwons are the right option for you! Goshiwon or Goshitel are affordable renting accommodations for students and tourists in South Korea. Goshiwon is a small furnished room that comes with essentials such as desks, beds, small fridges, bathrooms, and sometimes, a T.V.
Gauran Sharma, Delhi: If you’re new to the topic of Korean snacks, then I would suggest to not underestimate the Korean instant food market. You will be surprised at the varieties and brands of instant food that are available at every regular convenience store across South Korea. All K-drama and K-pop lovers know what it’s like to drool over the meals that that is shown in their favorite dramas or V-Lives. But in real life, it is just some convenience-store-food that most Koreans have the means to access easily. So, if you ever get the chance to go to Korea or you get some easy access to Korean-convenience-store-food, these are some must-try items on the list:
Madhavi Sutar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra: If you love Korean culture, then I am sure you would also like to explore new and interesting stuff related to South Korea, be it through social media or blogs. A lot of us watch many YouTube videos as well. However, most of the time we face language barriers to understand them as we need subtitles or translations, but here are the five of my favourite YouTubers who can help you to know more about Korean culture in English.
Ashley Kumar, Delhi: Ever since I became a Korean Culture Enthusiast, I always wanted to try Korean food. Watching actors eat in the most satisfying way possible in K-dramas, made me want to try it too. I came across the opportunity in 2017 to try Korean food in Busan Restaurant located in Majnu Ka Tilla, Delhi.
Sriadita Emani, Hyderabad: Hyderabad Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 16th August 2020 at 2 p.m. IST on the YouTube page Hyderabad Kpoppers. The Regional Round organiser on Instagram is hyderabad_kpoppers. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the organiser regarding their experience of this event.
Vanshika Sharma and Sonal Naudiyal, Uttarakhand: Dehradun Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 19th July 2020 at 2:30 p.m. IST on the YouTube page, Dehradun Korean Culture Fanclub. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser regarding their experience of this event.
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