Riya Choudhary, New Delhi: Guntur Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2021 was conducted online on 3rd October 2021 at 7:00 p.m. IST on the KCCI YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser, AP K-POPPERS, regarding their experience of this event.
Sanskriti Pun and Smiti Iyer, New Delhi: Delhi Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2021 was conducted online on 24th October 2021 from 12 Noon onwards (IST) on the YouTube page of Korean Culture Centre India. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners in the dance and vocal category as well as the experience of the organizer of the Regional Round.
Anushree Taparia, Seema, Smiti Iyer (New Delhi): From Innisfree at Khan Market to Belle Vous at Safdarjung, Delhi brings to you another store; K-Beauty On powered by Limese where you can buy K-Beauty products of your own choice. Located at Greater Kailash-1, the store is beautifully adorned with colorful flowers on the shelves towards the left and three mirrors beside the shelf towards the right. Hallyuism team members visited the store in person, and here are the details about the store and available K-beauty products:
Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab), Riya Choudhary (New Delhi) Jubby Kumar (Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh), Suhasini Singh (Pune, Maharashtra), Shalini Roy (Kolkata, West Bengal): Mokkoji literally means a gathering or meeting where people meet for games, parties, and other occasions. MOKKOJI KOREA is a global Hallyu fest organized by the Korean Foundation for International Culture Exchange and hosted by the MCST, Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism. The aim is to gather all the Korean culture lovers around the globe and help them experience the beauty of Korean culture and also let Korean people experience other cultures around the world.
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.
Amandeep Kaur, New Delhi: Freedom is the most valued thing in this world and every human individual has the right to freedom. Many countries struggled to get rid of their rulers, colonisers, and invaders for centuries. Thousands of freedom fighters and warriors sacrificed their lives for their country and fought wars and battles to get independence. The timeline of history reveals that India and South Korea are among the countries that got freedom from their colonisers Britishers and Japanese respectively on the same day, i.e., 15th August.
Khushi Vaid, New Delhi: Era Kaundal is a professional Korean Language Teacher and a YouTuber based in India. She has been learning Korean language since 5 years and has helped her students to connect with the culture and practices of South Korea using a Korean perspective that she has developed over years of study. Era has completed 2 years of Korean Language Diploma from Delhi University and 1 year of Advanced level studies from the Korean Cultural Center. She has been teaching Korean for 2 years on various popular platforms and has taught more than 1500 students. She also loves creating video content on social media about Korean culture and language. Let’s take a look at her conversation to know more about her journey.
Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab), Richa Singh (New Delhi), Shalini Roy (Kolkata, West Bengal), Ojasvi Peer (Hyderabad, Telangana), Ritika Jain (New Delhi): On 24th July, KFANZZ Entertainment in partnership with OTT Entertainment, organized a Korean Language Workshop, where Mr. Lee Hamin, a well-known Korean Language teacher from OTT Entertainment was invited. KFANZZ Entertainment is a start-up event based organization that connects K-culture enthusiasts all over India and organises events related to it. On the other hand, OTT Entertainment is an idol-management agency. They also have their own K-pop idol group, vocal, dance and Korean language trainers and are very much ready to organising online workshops in partnership with other organizations. The duration of the language workshop was of one hour
Mehak Sharma, New Delhi: Music is not restricted to languages or boundaries. Over the past few years, K-Pop has grown remarkably by not only capturing the Asian markets, but has also established its recognition in the West as well. K-Pop has never restricted itself to the Korean language either since many K-Pop groups release multiple versions of their songs in different languages as well, such as in Chinese, Japanese, and English. Looking deeper into this, Japanese releases have by far captured significant spotlight being one of the biggest music markets in the world, accompanied by an interesting Korean-Japanese history.
M. Janakavi, Namakkal, Tamilnadu: Have you ever tasted Korean Marinated Raw crab? This name is quite misleading, as many folk expect it to be a raw crab, but it turns out to be a well-fermented crab dish. Let me bring in to you a salivating and tempting appetite recipe of the Korean marinated Raw Crab dish. This dish is known as Gejang, where Ge means Crab and Jang means soy sauce in Korean. It is popularly called as Kanjang Gejang, meaning marinated Raw crabs in Soy Sauce. Also, some regions in Korea call it as Gejeot as it stands for salty fermented seafood served with Rice as a side dish.