K-Culture

7-Steps K-Beauty Products for Daily Skincare Routine

Bhagyashree Thingalaya, Mumbai, Maharashtra: he morning routine is all about protection from the sun, pollution and the elements that can cause serious harm to our skin and make it dull and tiring! From essences to sheet masks, Korean beauty products and trends are taking over the beauty market. Everyone is talking about the routine that is popular among the skin-centric women of South Korea. As a skin–fanatic myself, I would like to share 7-steps Korean beauty products that can be used on daily basis! 

South Korea’s Most Loved Store: DAISO

Smriti Lakra, Guna, Madhya Pradesh: Do you remember the cute plushies from the K-Dramas or the beautifully printed plates or floral printed mugs with intricate designs, attractive stationeries, and much more? South Korea has always been known for its cute, attractive, and unique products. But, have you ever wondered where do the Koreans shop for them? Well, one of these places is DAISO, which is also one of the most loved stores by South Korean people. Click to read the article to know more about Daiso Store:

The Korean Society during the Joseon Dynasty

Devitt Khuallalmuan Ngaihte, Imphal, Manipur: In the present context, the term ‘society’ refers to a group of individuals involved in social interactions having a common collective interest, language, culture and traditions. Order and hierarchy and the demand to meet expectations of the society has framed the Korean society since time immemorial. It emphasized on family values, hierarchy between classes, older and younger people. South Koreans are hardworking, and the country has undergone profound economic developments and transformations in such a brief span of time. This article details the drastic transitions that took place in the Korean society at the start of the Joseon Dynasty.

K-Drama Review: Signal

Gauran Sharma, Delhi: Signal, just like the drama is rightfully named, starts with a ‘signal’ in the mundane life of a hardworking man, Park Hae-young, who is a police lieutenant and an expert criminal profiler. A strange message from an abandoned walkie-talkie from the past gets him involved in a mysterious, unsolved cold case from 15 years ago. As the events unfold, detective Park, as well as the viewers, realise that the signal was not just an ordinary one.

K-Song Review: BTS’ Zero O’Clock (00:00)

Kabir Khan, New Delhi: Listening to BTS has always been a pleasure. Over the years, one after the other, they’ve been continuously releasing terrific hits. Released in 2020, ‘Map of the Soul: 7’, we were gifted with some of the best melodies with the most beautiful lyrics. Today I’m going to talk about one song from this album, that is dear to my heart and soul! (pun intended). Let’s get it!

The Rising Korean Wave in India: K-Event by The Hindu and Korea Tourism Organization of India

Korean Wave popularly called as “Hallyu” (한류) has gained massive popularity across the world in recent times and India is no different to it. A rapid boom in India can be witnessed in the recent years with rising popularity of K-Pop and K-Dramas among the youth and teenagers that is eventually leading to their interest in other aspects of Korean Culture. The pandemic seems to have also contributed for the shift of people towards consumption of Korean entertainment at large. It is now valid to say that most fans in India are thrilled by it and wish to at least witness everything they see on screen in real life. To sum it up, it is that every Korean wave fan wishes to visit Korea once in their lifetime. Taking this undeniable point into notice, Korea Tourism Organisation and The Hindu presented an online event discussion on the topic “The Rising Korean Wave in India and Its Influence on Post- Pandemic Travel to South Korea.”

K-Album Review: Day 6- The Book of Us: The Demon

Gauran Sharma, New Delhi: DAY6, a 5 members group, comprising of Sungjin, Jae, Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon under JYP Entertainment; released the mini-album ‘The Book of Us: The Demon’ on May 11, 2020, which is their latest addition to their ‘Book of Us’ series. Every My Day; their fandom; knows that DAY6 has a discography that can never disappoint, but this time, this album just hits too close to home. Listening to the album for the first time was a phenomenal experience for me because every song was beautiful in its own way. It felt like the calm before a rollercoaster ride starts and the thrill after it speeds up with all its ups and downs. Although the songs vary in genres, the overall theme of the album is “conflict of heart”.

K-Album Review: NCT 2020 RESONANCE Pt.1 & Pt. 2

Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: NCT or Neo Culture Technology, a K-Pop boy group under SM Entertainment are known for their unique concept of having unlimited members in a group who are further divided into different subunits under the brand NCT. Back in 2018, the group started with the Yearbook concept project wherein all the subunits come together as one single group. 2020 marked the group’s 2nd time to do so, where the mega yearbook project was titled NCT2020, this time with 23 members namely Taeil, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Taeyong, Ten, Mark, Yuta, Winwin, Haechan, Renjun, Jeno, Jaemin, Chenle, Jisung, Johnny, Jungwoo, Lucas, Kun, Xiaojun, Hendery, Yangyang, Shotaro, and Sungchan.

Cherry Blossoms: Blossoming Blooms of South Korea

Misha Bharti, New Delhi: Have you ever wished to walk under the illuminated cherry blossom trees? The best time to catch a glimpse of these cherry blossoms that paint Korea in pastel pink shades is between late March and mid-April. As they say ‘Spring is surely the best time to visit Korea.’

K-Drama Review: Diving into the World of “Dr. Romantic”

Nikhat Parveen, New Delhi: Dr. Romantic also known as ‘Romantic Doctor'( 낭만닥터 김사부 ), starring Han Suk-kyu (한석규), Yoo Yeon-seok (유연석) and Seo Hyun-jin (서현진) aired from November 7, 2016, to January 16, 2016, on SBS every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 pm ( KST). It consists of 20 (+1 Special) episodes. The story centers around a once-famous surgeon at the top of his field who suddenly retired to a secluded, countryside hospital.

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