Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicKorean pop music

Topic: Korean pop music

Fighting civil war to exporting soft power—What’s behind the South Korean miracle

South Korea’s transformation into a manufacturing powerhouse has been incredible. But its current transition to a digital innovator and cultural epicenter could be as momentous.

After K-pop, K-drama, K-food, Indian fans are now getting married the Korean way

At the Rang De Korea cultural festival in Delhi Saturday, it was as if the big fat Indian wedding went on a diet and came out as a short, low-carb version.

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.

Korean is fastest growing language in India, thanks to Squid Game & K-pop, survey finds

English, Hindi, French and Spanish are the top four languages Indians are currently learning, according to survey by language learning app Duolingo.

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

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Church ‘committed land fraud’ in Andhra, Canadian donors say will fight to repair damage

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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.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.