K-Drama Review: Born Again

Eshani Bora, Guwahati, Assam: KBS2’s drama Born Again features Jang Ki-yong, Jin Se-yeon, and Lee Soo-hyuk in the lead roles. The drama goes back and forth between 1980 and the present-day giving us a background on the intertwined lives of three individuals Gong Ji-chul, played by Jang Ki-yong, Jung Ha-eun, played by Jin Se-yun, and Cha Hyung-bin, played by Lee Soo-hyuk in 1980 and in present days as they cross paths again, reincarnated as Cheon Jong-bum, Jung Sa-bin, and Kim Soo-hyuk respectively.

K-Album Review: BTS’ You Never Walk Alone

Rimjhim Thakur, Delhi: On February 13, 2017, the Global K-pop boy group, BTS released their second full-length studio album You Never Walk Alone which was an extension of their previous album Wings. It is considered as one of their greatest albums as it contains their most successful, chart-topping songs such as Blood, Sweat & Tears; Not Today; and Spring Day. These songs are still ranking high on the Melon charts in South Korea. Let us see and review each of their songs in detail.

K-Pop: An Inspiring Musical Journey

Diya Jain, Delhi: The world offers an endless amount of fresh and breathtaking art in the form of movies, films, songs, paintings, and much more. But we often find ourselves cocooned in our world, to an extent that the majority of cultures remain alien to the average individual. Even in the case of diverse musical cultures, as a fan of K-pop, I’m often asked the reason to choose and appreciate the music I listen to. After all, it is in Korean, they say. But the beautiful thing about music that most fail to notice is that one does not need to understand the language in order to enjoy it.

My Experience at VAV’s Concert

Ashley Kumar, Delhi: I have been a K-pop enthusiast for years, but I had never dreamt that I would see K-pop artists perform live in my country. But this dream came true when VAV came to India for a series of concerts and fan meets starting May 31, 2019.

Reasons for BTS’ Global Popularity

Yashi Priya, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Bangtan Sonyeondan, widely popular as BTS, is a seven-member boy band from South Korea that debuted in 2013 with their lead single ‘No More Dream’ from the album 2 Cool 4 Skool. The artists were under Big Hit Entertainment, a small company with humble beginnings. As the name of the group suggests, the septet desire “to be resistant to bullets, so it means to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that are aimed at the adolescents like bullets, to preserve the values and ideal of today’s adolescents.”

K-Movie Review: Tune in for Love

Riya Choudhary, Delhi: Tune in for Love, formerly known as “Yoo Yeol’s Music Album”, is a South Korean romantic movie, released in 2019, that portrayed how love matures over the years as the couple meet, part, and meet again owing to their circumstances. The movie has Jung Hae-in and Kim Go-eun starring as the main leads and is directed by Jung Ji-Woo. This movie is a beautiful ode to the era of the 1990s, as the story is set in that time period.

K-Coffee: Maxim Mocha Gold

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.

K-Album Review: INFINITE’s Top Seed

Mehak Sharma, Delhi: Boy group INFINITE made their comeback as OT6 on January 8, 2018, with their third studio album titled Top Seed. The long-awaited and highly anticipated comeback came after Lee Ho-dong, better known as Hoya, left the group in 2017, and Kim Sung-kyu recovered from his injury. The album consists of 12 tracks with ‘Tell Me’ being the title track.

K-Song Review: ‘Promise’ by BTS’ Park Ji-min

Sakina Mustansir, Hyderabad, Telangana: BTS member Park Ji-min, better known as Jimin, released ‘Promise’ (약속) on December 31, 2018, on SoundCloud. Composed along with Slow Rabbit, it is an acoustic song with soft music, complemented by the angelic voice of Jimin. This is one of those songs that genuinely suits him and brings out the softness in his voice in a special way.

Korean Makeup Routine: Breaking the Stereotype

Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: The makeup and cosmetic industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Makeup is a form of art with diverse and unique interpretations and perceptions to it that differs from person to person. There is no limitation to creativity and exploration. However, there are some makeup trends that have been stereotyped to being fit or constrained to a particular race or skin type. One of them is ‘Korean Makeup Routine.’