K-Talent of India: OUTKASTS

Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Meet OUTKASTS, an India-based 7 members girls dance crew; whose becoming one of the emerging K-Talents of India. On 13th may 2018 OUTKASTS posted their first K-Pop India Contest video. And now 4 years later, OUTKASTS is a team with many amazing dancers. KASTS is a term meaning one of…

A Significant Part of My Music Storybook: NU’EST

Mehak Sharma, New Delhi ‘New establish style and tempo’ or commonly known as NU’EST is a South Korean boy-band pop group that debuted under Pledis Entertainment in the year 2012 with the single ‘Face.’ The group’s contract came to an end on 15th March 2022 after ten years. The group consists of 5 members- JR,…

K-Interview: Singer & Songwriter SPLEN

Isha Singh, New Delhi For people who aren’t yet aware about you, could you please introduce yourself as well as elaborate a bit on your stage name – “Splen.” Hello guys. My stage name is Splen and I’m a singer-songwriter. “Splen” comes from the first three syllable of “Splendid” which means great. We would like…

Superior B-Sides That Should Be On Your Playlist

Diya Nair, Kochi, Kerala Cinematic music videos, explosive choreographies, and fashion inspos for days; this is what hooks us onto the title tracks but in the midst of all this; B-sides get overshadowed by their counterparts. Here are 10 B-sides from K-Pop boy groups that you shouldn’t miss! DAY6’s Afraid Extending from the general theme…

K-Song Review: SPIDER BY HOSHI

Kimi Kar (Agartala, Tripura) & Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab) Hoshi, member of the self-producing idol group, SEVENTEEN, revealed his first solo mix tape at 10:10 pm KST on 26th May 2021, making his fans surprised and curious as the member was finally going to welcome his first solo mix tape. Fans were sent into a…

KOREAN CULTURE AS SOFT POWER

Abhishek Sharma, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh The term soft power was coined by US scholar Joseph Nye in the 1980s, which meant the ability of a country to persuade or co-opt others to do what it wants without force or coercion. It was just another way to look at the idea of influencing states in the…

K-SONG REVIEW: ‘BLACK SWAN’ BY BTS

Aanchal Tekriwal, Godda, Jharkhand “A dancer dies twice – once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful.”– Martha Graham. The quote recites the essence of this song exquisitely. Black Swan is a song by the world-famous boy band, BTS, from their album “Map Of The Soul: 7”, which was released…

K-Album Review: “The Album” By BLACKPINK

Ojasvi Peer, Hyderabad, Telangana Experimentation is the beginning of discovering your talent and creativity. Whenever you experiment with something that you enjoy, your mind opens with the possibility of improving more and you consequently find your strengths and weaknesses. YG Entertainment’s second girl group BLACKPINK, comprising members Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, Rosé, the most prevalent Korean…

K-Album Review: TREASURE EP.3: One to All by ATEEZ

Preeti Pravin Patil, Mumbai ATEEZ is a new Gen Z boy band that debuted on 24th October 2018 under KQ Entertainment with their first mini-album ‘TREASURE EP.1: All to Zero’. The group consists of eight members that are Kim Hong-joong, Park Seong-hwa, Jeong Yun-ho, Kang Yeo-sang, Choi-san, Song Min-gi, Jung Woo-young and Choi Jong-ho. They…