Monday, 28 November, 2022

Topic: K-pop

Buying K-pop merchandise in India is a horror tale. Customs delay, fake Instagram sellers

For a country like India, K-pop is an expensive hobby. The price of the cheapest album is usually no less than Rs 1,500. But there's no dearth of fans who will give it a shot.

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.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.