Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Recently, when the BTS wall mural was revealed in the Pacific Mall, Pitampura, New Delhi; fans of the global phenomenon and one of the biggest musical scenes in the world; were rejoiced and taken by surprise. Within no time, the words were spread, and more and more love and support started outpouring for this gesture within the Hallyu loving community in India. So we, at Hallyuism, reached out to the creative team behind this project to know more about this refreshing amalgamation of music, Pop-art, and culture. Here’s an excerpt from the interview with the Founder of Delhi Street Art; Mr. Yogesh Saini.
Jasmine Khan, New Delhi: We have some exciting news for all the Indian BTS ARMYs out there. The HY BTS Coffee is officially launching in India exclusively at the Korea Fair 2021, starting from 1st October 2021. The venue of the event where you can get your hands on this especially curated BTS coffee is Central Atrium at Select City Walk Mall, Saket, New Delhi. Let’s take a deeper look at what all are the exclusive offerings at this launch event.
Riya Choudhary (New Delhi), Nikhat Parveen (New Delhi), Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab), Suhasini Singh (Pune, Maharashtra): On 2nd July 2021, Simply K-Pop Con-Tour’s Twitter handle dropped an exciting online event for Indian fans for the very first time. You must be wondering, what is a Simply K-Pop Con-Tour ? Well, Simply K-Pop Con-Tour is a K-Pop music show that exclusively airs on Arirang TV and their YouTube channel. Several renowned K-Pop artists from around the world interact with their fans onstage and entertain them with performances of some of their most popular songs. K-Pop fans around the world get up close with this unique music program.
Madhavi Sutar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra: BTS, a well-known boy-band from South Korea, internationally recognized around the globe for their remarkable performances; whose music echoes throughout the world always replenishing audiences with a sense of optimism, courage and enthusiasm that accentuates the significance of self-love within lives through the medium of their captivating music. The seven-membered much-loved boy-band perpetuates liveliness through their music. The meaning & lyrics of their songs are always energetic and encouraging to listen to. BTS, enthralled the fans globally when they announced the release of their docu-series based movie, Break the Silence, last year in September, 2020. During these reeling times of pandemic and lockdown being imposed in several countries, fans finally got a chance to get a glimpse of BTS and to know more about every member. This movie brings their raw and vulnerable self more closer for fans to connect to.
Shrishti Kalwar (Mumbai, Maharashtra), Smiti Iyer (New Delhi), and Madhavi Sutar (Kolhapur, Maharashtra): On 13th June 2021, BTS completed 8 years of their journey in the musical industry. In order to celebrate this occasion, the group organised their 6th Muster, an annual fan-meeting event that marks their anniversary; at Jamsil Stadium, also known as the Seoul Olympic Stadium on 13th & 14th June. The word Muster means an assembly of troops, referring to the meeting between the Bulletproof Boys and their A.R.M.Y (fandom of BTS). The event marked the end of their two week long celebration known as Festa. This year, the fan-meeting event was conducted virtually and was streamed on the online platform due to the pandemic and included diverse elements such as ARMY Signal, ARMY in Echo, and ARMY on Air to connect with the fans. Nearly, 1.33 million fans, from 195 regions attended this two-days paid-event all over the world.
Sonal Naudiyal (Dehradun, Uttarakhand), Shruti Mishra (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh), Suparna Mitra (Kolkata, West Bengal), Jasmine Khan (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh): The wait for the most-anticipated interview of the year is over! The one which left the fans gushing and giggling in excitement since the day the news was shared with the world. We are talking about the recent BTS interview ft. Sakshma Srivastav’s Indian Interview that took place on 5th June 2021 and was broadcast worldwide. This interview rightly took the credit for being one of the most well-conducted and highly researched interviews with BTS having well-intended and meaningful questions that highlighted and focused on each member’s distinct characteristics and artistry that shape their music and is a major influence all over the world. Moreover, this interaction also left the Indian ARMYs (BTS’ fandom name) to rejoice and swell in pride because it unofficially gave the green signal to them as BTS acknowledged India and their strong presence among the Indian fandom; which everyone had been waiting eagerly for years.
Kabir Khan, New Delhi: Listening to BTS has always been a pleasure. Over the years, one after the other, they’ve been continuously releasing terrific hits. Released in 2020, ‘Map of the Soul: 7’, we were gifted with some of the best melodies with the most beautiful lyrics. Today I’m going to talk about one song from this album, that is dear to my heart and soul! (pun intended). Let’s get it!
Eshani Bora, Guwahati, Assam Three and a half years ago, I stumbled upon a music video called Blood Sweat & Tears by a K-Pop group called BTS. During that time, I was not in a very good head-space and would surround myself with self-doubt, insecurities, and inferiority complex.
Nanaki Singh, Delhi: Since time immemorial, music has always been one of the ways to alleviate the stress, as well as, it has played an important role in uniting people across boundaries. That being said, as a BTS ARMY, recently I experienced something unique which I was lucky enough to be able to witness during this quarantine. This experience was attending Bang Bang Con on the 18th and 19th of April 2020.
Yashvi Singh, Delhi: World-famous K-Pop band BTS, released their much-awaited album ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ on 21st February 2020. This album holds special meaning for all the 7 members; RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook as it reflects on their journey of seven years, with each song depicting their own personal stories and thoughts. On June 13th,2020, the group will celebrate its 7th anniversary.