Queen Heo Hwang-ok: The Connection Between India and Korea

Haarini Balasubramaniam,  Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Queen Heo Hwang-ok was the first queen of Geumgwan Gaya, present-day Gimhae in Southeastern Korea. She was born in 33 A.D. in India and is the legendary queen mentioned in Samguk Yusa (Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms) in the 13th Century. In Korea, she is known to be a native…

Traditional Korean Sport: Yut Nori

Mugdha Sanjay Attarde, Mumbai, Maharashtra During the Korean new year, everyone gathers together and plays various games. One of them is Yut Nori, also called Cheok-sa or Sa-hee. This game is played in almost every Seollal gathering and is commonly played in almost any region of the world with a significant Korean population. Yut has…

Top 9 Tourist Attractions in South Korea

Sanchita Bathija, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh South Korea provides everything that tourists desire in an ideal travelling. The country embodies a long and engrossing history, a beautiful culture, luscious food, friendly people and exemplary exploring architecture. The nation portrays contrasting characters, with raging tourist attractions from ancient Buddhist Temples at the mountain top like Bulguksa to…

The Art of Writing: Korean Calligraphy

Aanchal Tekriwal, Godda, Jharkhand One of the exciting things about learning a new language is also learning about its culture and history. In Korea exist one of the unique heritage art forms is calligraphy. A cherished Korean art form that imparts the artist’s emotions while illustrating the strength, purity and sempiternity of ancient tradition. Korean…

Spring Festivals in South Korea

Meghana Jayaraj, Kolkata, West Bengal Captivatingly, it wouldn’t be wrong to address spring as a season of rebirth and renewal. Given how for spring we all have our distinct portrayals. We imagine our mother earth in full bloom, fragrance in the air, butterflies dancing, chirping birds, refreshing greens and a warm yet gentle sun. Spring adds…

K-Book Review: At Dusk

Shruti Mishra, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh ‘At Dusk’ by Hwang Sok-yong is a very realistic view of today’s society that accommodates two very contrasting yet mutually respectful and cooperative worlds. One world belongs to today’s youth which is either all energetic and passionate about their dreams or which has lost its way. The second world belongs…

Top 5 Places In South Korea To Experience Spring

Kimi Kar, Agartala, Tripura Winter melts and spring takes over, splashing the cities and the countryside with brilliant colours and fragrant scents. While we all wait with bated breath for the forecasts and the festivals, get a head start on your travel plans with these top tips for savouring spring in South Korea. Let’s not…

Relief Efforts by India-South Korea For Turkey-Syria Earthquake

Mehak Sharma, New Delhi and Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh On February 6, 2023, a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Turkey and Syria, causing significant damage and loss of life. Another earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 occurred nine hours later, centered 95 km to the north-northeast in Kahramanmaras Province of Turkey….

Webtoon Review: The Boxer

Sameen Murtaza, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh The Boxer is an intense sports webtoon by Jung Ji-hoon that started in 2020. Centered around the sport of competitive boxing, it is the kind of story that gives you a rush of adrenaline! Much darker than usual light-hearted and serotonin-boosting sports comics, we follow the protagonist Yu, whose a…