Krupal Mehta, Mumbai, Maharashtra Has someone ever asked you what is your blood group other than for formal purposes? I guess not, but Koreans can ask you just to start a conversation or to learn about you. Yes, Koreans tend to predict the personality type from blood groups and vice versa. Koreans do believe that…
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K-Interview with YouTuber and Creator: Jenna
Nikhat Parveen, Khushi Vaid (New Delhi), and Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Please introduce yourself to our Indian audience and what you do? I am working in Korea to understand and introduce the cultures of India and Korea by producing content that contains the culture, education, and lifestyle of India and Korea. As Korea and…
5 YouTubers to Know For Korean Vlogs
Aanchal Tekriwal, Godda, Jharkhand My enthusiasm was engendered in South Korea with BTS. Soon enough my curiosity got the better of me and led me to some YouTube channels where vloggers focus on the minutiae of daily life. These videos take you through the little things in life, be that cooking, reading, travelling, or tending…
8 Fascinating Facts About South Korean Culture
Rupali Teresa Kujur, Ranchi, Jharkhand Are you still confused about the South Korean culture you love so much or have explored it recently? Never mind; let me familiarize some spellbinding idiosyncrasies of Korean culture. Here we are presenting 8 fascinating facts about South Korean culture: 1. Ondol System Ondol, also known as goodle (구들), is a sub-floor heating structure designed to fight against…
K-Interview: Delhi Street Art, The Creative Team Behind the #walkstreet BTS Wall Mural
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.
Journey of Korean Fashion: Morals weaved in utilities
Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: In today’s world, where South Korea stands as a leader in pop culture & entertainment and has a secondary influence on fashion, known on one side for clothing with simplicity and class; and on the other side with quirky, vibrant popular culture inspired fashion trends. If we take a closer look, we might be able to trace the fading threads weaved to the journey and transition of the clothing styles of ancient Korea to the fashion trends of modern Korea.
Insadong Street View: A Must Visit Place For Tourists
Tahoora Charfare, Pune, Maharashtra: Located in the heart of Seoul is a must visit destination for tourists called Insadong. It is the traditional, vibrant, artistic and cultural hub of South Korea. Insadong has several art galleries, restaurants, streets, outdoor stages, food stalls, crafts, artefacts, souvenir shops, and also the popular traditional Korean Hanbok shops. Hanbok is the traditional Korean outfit, a clothing worn since the Joseon Era. Insadong is easily accessible so as to reach Insadong, people usually take subway trains as it’s a very convenient means for saving money and time. Other options like buses, cabs and private rentals are also available.
Cheoyongmu: A Traditional Korean Dance-Form
Khiroda Singh Khuntia, Rourkela, Odisha: South Korea, a country which is famous for not only its entertainment, music, food, beauty, and fashion but also for its long preserved diverse tradition and culture. South Korea is now dominating the world due to the ever-increasing popularity of K-Pop and K-Dramas; and also has a fascinating history of its own traditional dances and music forms. Many K-Fans who love K-Dramas probably have seen the historical dramas such as Hwarang, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and Hwang Jini; and might have found out how the traditional dance-forms were performed back then. Traditional dance-forms like Cheoyongmu, Seungmu, Hallyangmu, and Buchaechum which were beautifully performed in royal courts and among masses since the ancient times, are preserved and performed even today.
Doljanchi: How Koreans Celebrate First Birthday
Nehal Tambe, Mumbai, Maharashtra: The birth of a child is a very special feeling, not only for the parents but for anyone who hears about the birth of a new-born. The first year of life of a child outside the mother’s womb always remains a beautiful memory. Hence, it is celebrated in a special way in almost all parts of the world, including South Korea. Korean 1st birth year celebration is called “Doljanchi” or 돌잔치, commonly known as Dol. This day marks the first year of child and South Korean people celebrate this day in a very traditional and elaborated manner.
Korean Dost: Friends of India
Suparna Mitra and Riya Choudhary, Delhi: Nowadays, citizens of every nation, especially the youth, are quite interested in Korean culture and entertainment. Youths in India are no exception. They are interested in the culture of the land and enjoy their music, dramas, and cuisine. But at the same time, Koreans are equally curious about India, and this is evident from various social media platforms where there is an exchange of thoughts and ideas between the citizens of the two nations.