Beat the Heat with Subak Hwachae

Amratha C.S, New Delhi And yes, another year of scorching heat has started in India and I am pretty sure you all must be doing your research on how to endure it. A big role in enduring this heat is played by watermelon, the perfect tropical fruit which is almost found anywhere very easily and…

K-Song Review: Daechwita by Agust D (SUGA of BTS)

Priyanka Sangolkar, Nagpur, Maharashtra World-Star International K-Pop boy band BTS’ producer, song-writer, rapper, and singer Suga’s (Min Yoon-gi, alias Agust D) second hard-hitting mixtape, titled ‘D-2’ released on May 22, 2020 through Big Hit Entertainment (now Big Hit Music) along with its lead single ‘Daechwita’ (Korean: 대취타). The first Agust D mixtape was released in 2016,…

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…

SHAUN is back with ‘So Right’ ft. Yuna

Smriti Lakra, Indore, Madhya Pradesh: Teasing the emotions of love at first sight, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and DJ SHAUN is back, giving us butterflies with his latest single, “So Right” featuring Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna released on Thursday, 24th February 2022, at 6 p.m. KST. Shaun is currently the most-streamed DJ in Asia and also the artist behind the mega-hit single ‘Way Back Home.’ Yuna is a global top singer-songwriter, a representative of hijabsters, a compound word between hijab and hipsters.

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-Drama Review: Dive into the Courtroom Romance and Mystery with Suspicious Partner

Suspicious Partner was the first drama that I watched of Ji Chang-wook, one of the A-list actors in the Korean Entertainment industry. I was left completely amazed by his acting and visuals and from there on I continued to enjoy watching his dramas. He has portrayed many remarkable lead roles in K-Dramas and Movies. Suspicious Partner (Korean: 수상한 파트너; RR: Susanghan Pateuneo) is directed by Park Sun-ho and written by Kwon Ki-young. It aired from May 10, 2017, to July 13, 2017, every Wednesday and Thursday on SBS at 22:00 (KST) comprising 40 episodes. It is a legal romantic-comedy genre with a hint of mystery, and spine chilling twists and turns of events.

The Second Generation of K-Pop: The Golden Age

Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: “The Golden Age” or “The Golden Era” of K-Pop debatably went from 2005 to 2012. It’s also known as the 2nd generation of K-pop. It’s called the Golden Era because second-generation groups like TVXQ!, Super Junior, Wonder Girls, BIGBANG, Miss A, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, Apink, f(x), Sistar, Infinite, Teen Top, 2PM, KARA, 2NE1, and many more, popularized K-pop and made it a trend overseas showcasing the Korean vibe in their music. This was the time when everyone knew the lyrics to songs like ‘Bonamana’, ‘Mirotic’, ‘Be Mine’, ‘Gee’, ‘Nobody’, ‘I’m The Best, ‘Mister’, ‘Ring Ding Dong’, ‘My My’, ‘Heartbeat’, and many more.

The First Generation of K-Pop: Where It All Started

Ashley Kumar, New Delhi: Do you enjoy listening to K-pop? If yes, then have you ever wondered how it all started in the first place? Well, for that, we’ll have to go back to the early 90s and pay a little tribute to all the greats who started it all.

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.

K-Drama Review: Something in the Rain

Nikita Punia, Mumbai, Maharashtra: What catches your heart right from the get-go is how much reality there is in every moment that something in the rain has to offer. The truthfulness, of not just the lead cast, but even that of the supporting members to their characters is mesmerizing to the point where it becomes natural to put oneself in the place of Yoon Jin-ah or Seo Joon-hee and imagine going through their romantic endeavours yourself.