Sanskriti Pun and Smiti Iyer, New Delhi: Delhi Regional Round of the K-Pop India Contest 2021 was conducted online on 24th October 2021 from 12 Noon onwards (IST) on the YouTube page of Korean Culture Centre India. Here is an excerpt from the statements of the winners in the dance and vocal category as well as the experience of the organizer of the Regional Round.
Khushi Sharma, New Delhi: “What amount of art would be needed to produce an artless art?” In regard to the answer, Korean ceramics are the perfect example for marking effortlessness. By just looking at the piece of pottery one can feel the essentials it carries in its intentions. Korea- “the land of morning calm” possesses a long history of clay and its beauty. Living through different dynasties the interplay of clay, glaze, and temperature became eternal. Thus, eternity is not only a part of Korean culture instead it imparts a lot about the culture within.
Anushree Taparia, Seema, Smiti Iyer (New Delhi): From Innisfree at Khan Market to Belle Vous at Safdarjung, Delhi brings to you another store; K-Beauty On powered by Limese where you can buy K-Beauty products of your own choice. Located at Greater Kailash-1, the store is beautifully adorned with colorful flowers on the shelves towards the left and three mirrors beside the shelf towards the right. Hallyuism team members visited the store in person, and here are the details about the store and available K-beauty products:
Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab), Riya Choudhary (New Delhi) Jubby Kumar (Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh), Suhasini Singh (Pune, Maharashtra), Shalini Roy (Kolkata, West Bengal): Mokkoji literally means a gathering or meeting where people meet for games, parties, and other occasions. MOKKOJI KOREA is a global Hallyu fest organized by the Korean Foundation for International Culture Exchange and hosted by the MCST, Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism. The aim is to gather all the Korean culture lovers around the globe and help them experience the beauty of Korean culture and also let Korean people experience other cultures around the world.
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.
Piyush Mandal, Panvel, Maharashtra: People who love the culture, music, dramas, cuisine, beauty, etc. of South Korea, have dreams to attend events related to Korean culture. When I was new to the K-world, I was very lucky to attend a Korean Fair held by Korea Tourism Organization, India (KTO), at Andaz Hotel, Aerocity, Delhi. With the help of this event, I learned a lot and many unexpected things happened which were beyond my imagination.
Sanskriti Pun, New Delhi: Ellie Jones is a UK based YouTuber who makes vlogs about South Korea which includes exploring different cities, her lifestyle, and much more. Her videos have a fun vibe to match which is suitable for any age group. She has also travelled many countries in Europe in her van and has videos on it too. Here is an excerpt of her interview with Hallyuism:
Anushka Gupta, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: People who have been watching K-Dramas must be knowing very well what is Gimbap. Well, gimbap is the go to food for all the Korean people. We must have seen in the Western countries that people pack sandwiches for picnics or make them as their go-to food when in hurry. Similarly, no picnic in Korea is complete without gimbap. It is a must have dish for all the picnics, and it is also convenient for people who are running late in the morning and need to grab a quick bite. There is a huge variety of gimbap that is available in various types and forms, let’s explore the different types of gimbap that we can try.
Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: From South Korea, 237 athletes qualified for various sporting events. The flag bearers for Korea in the opening ceremony were Kim Yeon-koung (Volley ball player) and Hwang Sun-woo (Swimmer). The athletes were ready to challenge themselves to perform their best as their training, dedication and abilities were put to test. The best competing against the best. The pressure was high but the athletes were not going to give up at all so let’s take a look at South Korea’ s performance in the 32nd edition of the Summer Olympic Games.
Sanchita Bathija, Gwalior, Madhya Pradhesh: The interest in Korean fashion and styling has increased in the recent times amongs millenials and Gen Zs in many countries. Seoul is swiftly becoming one of the fashion capitals globally. Popularity of K-Fashion is increasing day by day due to the increased popularity and widespread reach of Korean media, K-Dramas and K-Pop around the world. Here, we are covering some basic Koreanstyling trends. Take a look!