#KXperience with KTO India

Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: KTO India is back with another amazing initiative to unite all the fans of Hallyu and allow them to experience the best of Korean culture. Korea Tourism Organization is presenting an online engagement initiative called #KXperience powered by BookMyShow to celebrate the spread of Hallyu wave in India by organising some specially curated content. KTO India or Korean Tourism Organization was established in 2008 and has its office in New Delhi, India that handles the Korean travel and tourism related information and caters to activities that promotes and boost the attraction towards South Korea, as a premier Tourism destination. This virtual event takes off on 17th September 2021, and will be conducted till 15th November 2021. Thats right! Its a whole two month of festive bonanza for all the K-Fans out there. Let’s take a deeper look to know what all you will get to enjoy as part of #KXperience with KTO India.

K-Event: Virtual K-Food Series by KTO India

Anushka Gupta (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh); Aanchal Tekriwal (Mahagama, Jharkhand); Ayushi Saxena (Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh); Smiti Iyer (New Delhi); Shruti Mishra (Noida, Uttar Pradesh); Shalini Roy (Kolkata, West Bengal): If you are one of those people who have been craving to have Korean food and are eager to experience the mouth-watering flavours and delight from South Korea, but cannot due to the pandemic, then this article is just for you! Korea Tourism Organization India held a virtual K-Food Series event, that took place between 1st June and 4th June, including a three day video series on their Instagram TV (IGTV) followed by a quiz day event. Famous Indian Personalities such as Chef Kunal Kapur, Chef Sanjyot Keer, Rocky and Mayur were invited to show how to make different Korean Dishes in this series that will prompt you to try cooking them at your home!

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.”

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Hyderabad Regional Round Winners

Sriadita Emani, Hyderabad: Hyderabad Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 16th August 2020 at 2 p.m. IST on the YouTube page Hyderabad Kpoppers. The Regional Round organiser on Instagram is hyderabad_kpoppers. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the organiser regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Dehradun Regional Round Winners

Vanshika Sharma and Sonal Naudiyal, Uttarakhand: Dehradun Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 19th July 2020 at 2:30 p.m. IST on the YouTube page, Dehradun Korean Culture Fanclub. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Bengaluru Regional Round Winners

Ekta Aggarwal, Delhi: Bengaluru Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 9th August 2020 at 5 p.m. IST on the YouTube page, BKF INDIA. The Regional Round organiser on Instagram is Bengaluru Kwave Fanclub – BKF. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop Contest 2020: Ahmedabad Regional Round Winners

Diya Jain, Delhi: Ahmedabad Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 14th August 2020 at 6 p.m. IST on the YouTube page of k-culture Gujarat Official by the Regional Round organiser, Young Feeds. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Chennai Regional Round Winners

Subulakshmi MG, Pondicherry: Chennai Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 7th August 2020 at 7 p.m. IST on the YouTube channel of The K-wave India. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop Contest 2020: Bhopal Regional Round Winners

Smriti Lakra, Guna, Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 15th August 2020 at 2 p.m. IST on the YouTube page of Madhya Pradesh Korean Fanclub. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser mpkfc_hallyuwave regarding their experience of this event.

K-Pop India Contest 2020: Patna Regional Round Winners

Smriti Lakra, Guna, Madhya Pradesh: Patna Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2020 was conducted online on 25th July 2020 at 12 p.m. IST on the Facebook page of Patna King Sejong Institute. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners of the Dance and Vocal categories and the Regional Round organiser kculture.bihar regarding their experience of this event.