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.
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.
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.
Misha Bharati, Delhi: Limese Connect is a Korean skincare e-commerce website found by Dale Deugcheon Han, that brings authentic K-beauty skincare and cosmetics products from South Korea to your doorsteps. The website of Limese Connect provides a wide range of products such as A. by Bom, Eunyul, Klairs, Limese, and Make P: Rem. The website does not only deliver your wishlist but also provides a personalised scheduled skin consultation session created for you where you can get advices related to the products that are suitable for you.
Riya Chaudhary, Delhi: K-Pop or Korean Pop is a music genre that originated in South Korea. It consists of a variety of popular music styles that covers mostly dance-pop, pop ballad, electronic, rock, hip-hop, R&B, etc. In India, the spread of Korean Wave, also known as Hallyu Wave, began in the early 2000s in the North East region and now it is spreading rapidly all over the country. By the persistent efforts of Korean Cultural Centre India, K-pop has marked its popularity and success in India through K-POP INDIA CONTEST, which takes place every year since 2013.
Prianka Chaudhary, Delhi: Nowadays Korean skincare is really popular in India, and in order to cater to the demands of the customers here, a few Korean brands have opened their branches in some cities and also started their official websites.
Suba, Pondicherry: South Korea is a highly developed nation in Asia and one of the global leaders in the field of science, technology, and innovation-driven fields. It was also awarded “the most innovative nation in the world” for six consecutive years by the Bloomberg Innovation Index. It has dominated the world with its high-quality offerings and is much loved for its products and services.
Gauran Sharma, Delhi: Directed by Jason Kim, Midnight Runners is an action comedy film that was released in August 2017. If you are a fan of watching those kinds of cop movies that have cool cops with cool cars and fancy action scenes, then Midnight Runners is not the one you’re looking for. This movie is an awkward yet realistic cop comedy that stars Park Seo-joon and Kang Ha-neul who play the role of two students, studying at the Korean National Police University. The two actors have done an amazing job in portraying their characters with their hilarious comic timing and impeccable acting skills.
Prianka Chaudhary, Delhi: The first time I wanted to have Instant Coffee was during my internship at a hospital where we would not get enough time to make coffee with a perfect blend. I personally used to prefer homemade coffee but still, no brand had ever tasted good enough for me.