Anuja Vijayan, Kolkata, West Bengal “She doesn’t adapt to the energy in the room, she influences it.” Or shall I say, “She is just a queen building her empire.” The daring and bright Lee Soon-shin [You are the best!], The quirky and playful Kim Bo-tong [Bel Ami], The diva-like singer Cindy [The Producer], The optimistic…
How South Korea Inspires Me?
Devitt Khuallalmuan Ngaihte, Imphal, Manipur Amongst the numerous countries that shapes the world, South Korea, also called Republic Of Korea: A highly well developed country situated in the eastern part of the Asian continent, constituting the Southern part of the Korean peninsula has grabbed my interest by inspiring me with its fast economic growth along…
Economic relations between India and South Korea
Ishika Gupta, New Delhi The trade and economic relations between India and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) have gathered pace in recent years. Their annual bilateral trade (exchange of goods between two nations while reducing or eliminating tariffs) reached $21.5 billion in 2018 and now has crossed over the $20 billion mark in 2020…
Rang De Korea – The Biggest Korean Culture Festival in India.
Sanskriti Saxena, New Delhi The Korean Cultural Centre of India held its 10th anniversary celebration in New Delhi in the form of a Korean culture festival called Rang De Korea on 15th & 16th October, 2022. It was marked as one of the first offline events held after the long pandemic. The entry to the…
Visit to KTO India Office
Mehak Sharma and Ashley Kumar (New Delhi): On behalf of Hallyuism and the Korean Culture India Fan Club, we visited Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) on 23rd July 2021. The office is located in Gurugram, Haryana. The meeting was organized to discuss various ways in which the Korean wave can be promoted in India. We reached the office by 11 am and were greeted in a very warm manner by the staff. The meeting began with a little introduction to KTO.
#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.
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.