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…
The Second Generation of K-Pop: The Golden Age
Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: “The Golden Age” or “The Golden Era” of K-Pop debatably went from 2005 to 2012. It’s also known as the 2nd generation of K-pop. It’s called the Golden Era because second-generation groups like TVXQ!, Super Junior, Wonder Girls, BIGBANG, Miss A, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, Apink, f(x), Sistar, Infinite, Teen Top, 2PM, KARA, 2NE1, and many more, popularized K-pop and made it a trend overseas showcasing the Korean vibe in their music. This was the time when everyone knew the lyrics to songs like ‘Bonamana’, ‘Mirotic’, ‘Be Mine’, ‘Gee’, ‘Nobody’, ‘I’m The Best, ‘Mister’, ‘Ring Ding Dong’, ‘My My’, ‘Heartbeat’, and many more.
Popular K-Pop Sub-units
Mehak Sharma, New Delhi: As K-Pop fans, we love to see our favourites collaborating with different artists which not only helps them to gain more attention but also increases the scope of showcasing their individual styles. Moreover, the excitement doubles when they team up with members to form a sub-unit. The list of sub-units is incomplete without mentioning the legendary boy group Super Junior. The very first official sub-unit in K-Pop was Super Junior: K.R.Y comprising Kyu-hyun, Ryeo-wook, Yesung, that debuted in 2006 by releasing two original songs titled as The Night Chicago Died and The One I Love. Let’s take a look at some of the popular sub-units of K-Pop groups.
K-Drama Review: Hi! School: Love On
Aqsa Khan, Delhi: Hi! School: Love On is a Korean teen fantasy-drama about an angel who turns into a mortal human and finds herself in a love-triangle. This high-school K-drama was released in 2015. This drama stars Kim Sae-ron as Lee Seul-bi, Infinite member’s Nam Woo-hyun as Shin Woo-hyun, and Lee Sung-yeol as Sung-yeol.
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-Album Review: INFINITE’s Infinite Only
Legendary K-pop group INFINITE released its 6th mini-album called Infinite Only in 2016. As expected from the masters of synchronization, the news of the album spread like wildfire in the K-pop industry and was well received by music lovers. This album won accolades at various music chart shows, and it remains a masterpiece for their fans, Inspirits, and for other fandoms. A closer analysis of this album opens the door to an entirely different world. The album consists of 7 tracks that have their colours and charms.
Exciting India: Bringing India closer to K-Pop
Exciting India also known as Fluttering India or Dugeundugeun India (두근두근 인도), is a show released in 2015 where six idols from popular K-Pop groups namely EXO’s Suho, Super Junior’s Cho Kyu-hyun, SHINee’s Choi Min-ho, INFINITE’s Kim Sung-gyu, and CNBLUE’s Lee Jong-hyun went on a trip to Mumbai, India to explore their journey under the theme ‘Wasteland of K-Pop, INDIA’.
K-Drama Review: Angel’s Last Mission: Love
2019 was the year of amazing dramas, Angel’s Last Mission: Love being one of them. I was never a big fan of Kim Myung-soo, but this drama completely changed my perspective about him, and he is one of my favourite actors now. This drama, released in May 2019, achieved high ratings at that time and also bagged many awards such as the KBS Best Couple Award, Best New Actor Award, and many more.
K-Drama Review: Welcome / Meow : The Secret Boy
Manvi, Delhi: The 2020 spring KBS Drama, Welcome/Meow: the Secret Boy is a fantasy-based romantic comedy, based on a web-toon named Go A-ra. The story is about a girl named Kim Sol-ah in her mid-twenties and a cat who has the secret ability to transform into a human. What unfolds next in this drama, is a unique tale to tell.