Visit to KTO India Office

Mehak Sharma and Ashley Kumar (New Delhi): On behalf of Hallyuism and the Korean Culture India Fan Club, we visited Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) on 23rd July 2021. The office is located in Gurugram, Haryana. The meeting was organized to discuss various ways in which the Korean wave can be promoted in India. We reached the office by 11 am and were greeted in a very warm manner by the staff. The meeting began with a little introduction to KTO.

K-Event: K-Pop Online Vocal Workshop by KFanzz Entertainment

Diya Jain, (New Delhi), Kaamaakshi Bhat, (Zirakpur, Punjab), Rupali Teresa Kujur, (Ranchi, Jharkhand): On 22nd May 2021, an online vocal workshop was organised by KFANZZ Entertainment where they invited the renowned vocal trainer Mr. Kim Young-min from OTT Entertainment who has worked with groups like SEVENTEEN, NU’EST and many more. This event was made possible by The Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and OTT Entertainment in collaboration with Hallyuism and several other Indian fan bases. Special guests like Siddharth Nagarajan, who holds the Guinness World Record for most drum beats in a minute using drumsticks, also made an appearance in the workshop. Our Contributors, Ms. Diya Jain, Ms. Kaamaakshi Bhat, and Ms. Rupali Teresa Kujur have penned down their review and exprience of attending the event on behalf of Hallyuism.

Japsang: Guardian of Royal Palaces

Shefali Singh, New Delhi: South Korea is known worldwide not only for its rapid modern technological advances and urbanization, but also for its historical heritage and treasure. Magnificent and beautiful palaces on the land of the morning calm has always been pleasing for tourists. If you have ever been to South Korea and visited Gyeongbokgung or Changdeokgung Palaces, or noticed this location in any Korean drama or documentary, did you ever notice the little sculptures of different shapes aligned on the edge of the eaves, and wondered what they are and what they mean? These sculptures are known as ‘Japsang’ (잡상) and they symbolize the guardian or protector of the Palace.

K-Drama Review: Signal

Gauran Sharma, Delhi: Signal, just like the drama is rightfully named, starts with a ‘signal’ in the mundane life of a hardworking man, Park Hae-young, who is a police lieutenant and an expert criminal profiler. A strange message from an abandoned walkie-talkie from the past gets him involved in a mysterious, unsolved cold case from 15 years ago. As the events unfold, detective Park, as well as the viewers, realise that the signal was not just an ordinary one.

Halloween with Hallyuism: Stories and Art Winners

Hallyuween Story 1: Forever Together; Nehal Tambe, Maharashtra: Taeyong has been a great artist, this was what he was meant for in life and he was an ace. Everybody knew this. That’s why his team didn’t stop him when SM entertainment offered Taeyong a solo career and a world tour. They were supportive and let him have the chance. Taeyong went from country to country and place to place and was finally coming back after 6 months of touring the world.

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Dehradun Regional Round Winners

Vanshika Sharma and Sonal Naudiyal, Uttarakhand: Dehradun Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 19th July 2020 at 2:30 p.m. IST on the YouTube page, Dehradun Korean Culture Fanclub. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Bengaluru Regional Round Winners

Ekta Aggarwal, Delhi: Bengaluru Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 9th August 2020 at 5 p.m. IST on the YouTube page, BKF INDIA. The Regional Round organiser on Instagram is Bengaluru Kwave Fanclub – BKF. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop Contest 2020: Ahmedabad Regional Round Winners

Diya Jain, Delhi: Ahmedabad Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 14th August 2020 at 6 p.m. IST on the YouTube page of k-culture Gujarat Official by the Regional Round organiser, Young Feeds. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Chennai Regional Round Winners

Subulakshmi MG, Pondicherry: Chennai Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 7th August 2020 at 7 p.m. IST on the YouTube channel of The K-wave India. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop Contest 2020: Bhopal Regional Round Winners

Smriti Lakra, Guna, Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 15th August 2020 at 2 p.m. IST on the YouTube page of Madhya Pradesh Korean Fanclub. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser mpkfc_hallyuwave regarding their experience of this event.