Journey of Learning Hangeul by Myself

Chanchal Bharti, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Annyeonghaseyo, like everyone, I’ve been interested in learning languages since I was 12 years old. I’m not sure if it’s a hobby or a passion, but I think learning languages is a lot of fun, it’s like a getaway to a whole new world. I can speak English, Hindi, Punjabi,…

KOREAN CULTURE AS SOFT POWER

Abhishek Sharma, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh The term soft power was coined by US scholar Joseph Nye in the 1980s, which meant the ability of a country to persuade or co-opt others to do what it wants without force or coercion. It was just another way to look at the idea of influencing states in the…

K-Pop India Contest 2022: Delhi Regional Round

Smiti Iyer (New Delhi) Delhi Regional Round of K-Pop India Contest 2022 was conducted online on YouTube Channel of Korean Cultural Centre India on 3rd June at 2PM (IST). Here’s an excerpt from the statements given by vocal and dance category winners as well as the organiser Korean Culture India Fan Club of the event….

K-Pop India Contest 2022: Patna Regional Round Winners

Riya Choudhary (New Delhi) Patna Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2022 was conducted online on 5th June 2022 at 6:00 p.m. IST on the YouTube channel of Korean Cultural Centre India. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners and the Regional Round organiser, King Sejong Institute Patna and Kculture.bihar regarding…

K-Pop India Contest 2022: Bhopal Regional Round

Sanchita Bathija, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh/Bhopal Regional round of K-Pop India contest 2022 was held on 4 June 2022 at 2p.m. IST on the Youtube channel of Korean Cultural Centre India. This article contains excerpts from the statement of the winners of the dance and vocal categories and regional rounds organiser MPKFC_hallyuwave regarding their experiences of this event….

K-Pop India Contest 2022: Guntur Regional Round Winners

Sriadita Emani, Hyderabad, Telangana Guntur Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2022 was conducted online on 29th May on the YouTube page Korean Cultural Centre India by the Regional Round organiser AP K-POPPERS. Here’s an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories about their overall experience of this…

K-Pop India Contest 2022: Hyderabad Regional Round Winners

Anisha Nath (Kolkata, West Bengal) Hyderabad Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2022 was conducted online on 11th June at 5:00 p.m. IST on the YouTube page Korean Cultural Centre India by the Regional Round organiser KFanzz Entertainment. Here’s an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories about…

Korean Short-Animation Screening Festival by Korean Cultural Centre India

Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Hwang Il-yong, the Director of the Korean Culture Centre, said, “Korean webtoons have recently gained a lot of international attention around the world. In addition to this situation, I believe that it is very important to introduce short animation works to India that are unique in terms of artistry.” In response to this, Korean Culture Centre India, the Press and Culture Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India, will be conducting an online screening of the Short-Animation Film Festival in cooperation with the Korea Independent Animation Film Association (KIAFA) on their web platform: http://www.kccifilm.in from February 18th 6 PM (IST) onwards till February 25th 6 PM (IST).

K-Interview: Korean Language Instructor and YouTuber Era Kaundal

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.

The Rising Korean Wave in India: K-Event by The Hindu and Korea Tourism Organization of India

Korean Wave popularly called as “Hallyu” (한류) has gained massive popularity across the world in recent times and India is no different to it. A rapid boom in India can be witnessed in the recent years with rising popularity of K-Pop and K-Dramas among the youth and teenagers that is eventually leading to their interest in other aspects of Korean Culture. The pandemic seems to have also contributed for the shift of people towards consumption of Korean entertainment at large. It is now valid to say that most fans in India are thrilled by it and wish to at least witness everything they see on screen in real life. To sum it up, it is that every Korean wave fan wishes to visit Korea once in their lifetime. Taking this undeniable point into notice, Korea Tourism Organisation and The Hindu presented an online event discussion on the topic “The Rising Korean Wave in India and Its Influence on Post- Pandemic Travel to South Korea.”