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-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….

Why Blood Groups are Important in Korean Culture?

Krupal Mehta, Mumbai, Maharashtra Has someone ever asked you what is your blood group other than for formal purposes? I guess not, but Koreans can ask you just to start a conversation or to learn about you. Yes, Koreans tend to predict the personality type from blood groups and vice versa. Koreans do believe that…

Benefits of Learning Korean Language

Vidushi Sharma, New Delhi Learning a language brings a lot of opportunities, it helps us understand the culture and traditions of the country more acutely and also bestows us with other benefits. As we know currently Hallyu Wave is on a rise in India and learning the Korean language will pave the way for a…

Exploring Jeju Island

Mugdha Sanjay Attarde, Mumbai, Maharashtra The main lead packs their bags and travels thousands of kilometers to relieve themselves from everyday stress and to bloom their love. Where have we watched this scene? All the K-drama fanatics have seen this scene in dramas and they never fail to fascinate us with the scenic beauty of…

Review of Talk To Me In Korean Books & Website

Deepika Gill, Gurgaon, Haryana ‘Talk To Me In Korean,’ also known as TTMIK, is a learning platform for those who want to learn Korean (Hangeul) at home. It’s a website, with a guy named Hyun-woo as the teacher. TTMIK offers audio, video, and text materials for learners. They start by teaching basic words such as…

10-STEP KOREAN SKINCARE ROUTINE AND BEAUTY TIPS

Ayushi Dhiman, New Delhi Korea has always been two steps ahead in terms of innovation in skincare and was indeed the place of origin of skin care. Koreans have inculcated skincare in their everyday routine because they closely associate it with cleanliness and hygiene. Korean skincare consists of many powerful antioxidants and natural extracts that…

Korean Economy: Miracle on the Hangang

Khushi Vaid, New Delhi Economic growth in South Korea has accelerated at a never-before-seen rate. As the majority of the nation’s industrial facilities were destroyed during the three-year Korean War and the country was deprived of capital and natural resources, observers dubbed what the country has accomplished as the “Miracle on the Hangang.” The nation…

K-Beauty: Review of Innisfree Aloe Vera Gel

Mugdha Sanjay Attarde, Mumbai, Maharashtra Innisfree’s skin care products are formulated with an average of 80% naturally derived ingredients sourced from Jeju Island. This island has a fertile oasis and a unique ecosystem with unparalleled resources to nurture beautiful skin due to volcanic origins. From plant to bottle, their unique extraction techniques maintain the strength…

How South Korea Inspires Me?

Devitt Khuallalmuan Ngaihte, Imphal, Manipur Amongst the numerous countries that shapes the world, South Korea, also called Republic Of Korea: A highly well developed country situated in the eastern part of the Asian continent, constituting the Southern part of the Korean peninsula has grabbed my interest by inspiring me with its fast economic growth along…