K-pop Idols Breaking Stereotypes

Isha Singh, New Delhi K-pop or Korean popular music has gained great popularity over the years and has been playing a crucial part in the growing Hallyu wave. But when someone hears the word K-pop, some deep-rooted perceptions engulf their minds. With the increasing popularity of Korean artists, the stereotypes associated with them are moderately…

K-Interview: Charlotte Wilson

Kaamaakshi Bhat, Zirakpur, Punjab First of all, we would like to thank songwriter and music producer, Charlotte Wilson, so much for taking out time for this interview on behalf of our Hallyuism Team. Here’s an excerpt from the interview that took place with her: Could you please give a brief introduction to our readers? I’ve…

My Travel K-pop Playlist That Keeps My Anxieties At Bay

Ashley Kumar, New Delhi Music is the best companion. Especially when you have to commute all alone to college, work, gatherings, have a flight to catch, etc. I listen to music too during my commute to work via the Delhi Metro and it takes me 50 minutes to reach there. So naturally, I have a…

K-Drama Review: How Are U Bread

Suparna Mitra, Kolkata, West Bengal ‘How Are U Bread‘ is a South Korean-Chinese web drama released in 2020. It has a total of 5 episodes and the main genre of the drama is romance, fantasy, and food! The main cast includes EXO’s Suho (Kim Jun-myeon) as Han Do-woo and Lee Se-young as Noh Mi-rae. Plot…

Rising K-Fashion Trends Globally

Ayushi Saxena, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh In recent years, the “Hallyu wave” has taken the world by storm. South Korea and its culture have seen a large number of admirers across the globe all thanks to the talented artists who have managed to garner an audience outside their home country too. Due to this, various aspects…

The Masterpiece: ‘Delight’ by Baekhyun

Vidhi Gosain, New Delhi EXO‘s main vocalist, Byun Baek-hyun, has proven time and again that he has a diverse vocal range that fits any and every genre, and his 2nd mini album, ‘Delight’ is no exception. ‘Delight’ broke the record by becoming a million seller by a soloist after 19 years. There is no doubt…

The Third Generation of K-Pop: The Breakthrough

Chhavi Sharma, Surat, Gujarat and Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: K-pop (Korean pop music) originating from South Korea, is vast content-driven music, divided into several categories, one of which are “Generations”. Seo Taiji and Boys is considered to be the first K-pop group that gave birth to the K-pop industry. Groups debuting around the short timeline 2012-2016 are considered to be a part of the 3rd generation of K-pop. The Third Generation of K-Pop artists plays a significant role in the breakthrough of the K-pop industry in the true sense. 

K-Interview: Song Writer and Music Producer Daniel Kim

Kaamaakshi Bhat, Zirakpur, Punjab: X, The Boyz, SF9, EXO, Loona, Twice, GOT7, and many more. He started his career after graduation in 2012. Working alongside the music publishing company “Melogram” in 2017, he has been giving us one of the best songs in the industry. On behalf of Hallyuism, here’s an excerpt of the interview conducted with him:

K-Event: My First Experience of a Korean Fair

Piyush Mandal, Panvel, Maharashtra: People who love the culture, music, dramas, cuisine, beauty, etc. of South Korea, have dreams to attend events related to Korean culture. When I was new to the K-world, I was very lucky to attend a Korean Fair held by Korea Tourism Organization, India (KTO), at Andaz Hotel, Aerocity, Delhi. With the help of this event, I learned a lot and many unexpected things happened which were beyond my imagination.

K-Album Review: KAI- The First Mini Album by KAI

Vidhi Gosain, New Delhi: Kim Jong-in, better known as KAI, is the dancing machine of the Chinese-Korean boy band, EXO. Although, he is better known for his dancing skills and amazing fashion sense, his solo debut took the industry by storm. His debut mini album, self-titled KAI, released last year, on November 30, 2020; exceeded the already high expectations of EXO fans. Each song in the mini album fits well with KAI’s sensual persona and clear-cut dance moves. He proved with this EP that he is truly an all-rounder. The EP consists of 6 tracks and falls under R&B genre.