Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: K-pop

Sriya as a K-pop idol is no fluke. A well-oiled industry is hunting for Indian stars

From Brazil to Belgium to Africa, K-pop is now going global. India's Sriya Lenka is the newest addition.

K-pop band BTS’ hiatus announcement triggers $1.7 bn rout as shares of managing agency tumble

Shares of Hybe, the agency that manages the boy band, sank as much as 28% Wednesday in Seoul, heading for its lowest close on record since its trading debut in October 2020.

Beyond K-Pop, watch Single’s Inferno to truly understand Korea’s dark beauty standards

Deer or puppy – how does your face look? Single’s Inferno shows why Korean beauty standards have landed in soup.

You go in for pop culture, but stay for the language—why Korean is India’s new favourite

Given the rise in popularity of K-dramas and K-pop in India, Korean has become the fastest-growing language.

Aryan Khan to Sushant Singh Rajput –Indian ‘cancel’ culture can learn something from Korea

Dropped from ads and films, Korea holds its stars to moral standards. Indians mostly gossip.

‘Manike Mage Hithe’ marks the ‘soft power’ of cultural exchange between Sri Lanka and India

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Sudhir Chaudhury compares BTS to farmers, Rubika Liyaquat claims Covid vaccine is 1 week away

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Indians have a new K in their lives. Not Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor but Korean culture factory

K-pop, K-dramas, K-beauty — 2020 became the year India embraced the soft power of Korea.

K-pop fans a growing tribe in India — they hold concerts, do charity, run stores

For those unaware, there is a whole world of Korean pop and Korean drama fans who go far beyond what regular admirers do for their idols.

Korean pop in India — a love affair that could well define this generation

India got its first taste of a K-pop concert in 2014, when the boyband N-Sonic performed in Delhi as part of a K-Pop Festival. Since then at least one band or artiste from South Korea has performed in the country every year.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.