All posts tagged: South Korea


“I Love Changing the Aesthetic of Mundane Everyday People and Things”- Language Student Kekhriezalie on Exploring Street Photography in Seoul

Kekhriezalie Keretsu went all the way to Seoul from Nagaland, to learn Korean language – a pursuit he is most passionate about. While living in the city as a student, the beautiful landscape and the people of Seoul inspired him to take up photography – which interestingly, also helps him get some extra pocket money to manage his expenses. As a personal style and preference, his photography mostly bends towards street and fashion photography – which compliments his curiosity for learning more about people, culture, fashion, current trends and more. The thing that stands out from most of his photographs is the way he captures the raw essence of people and their surroundings in their barest format. He says he finds beauty in capturing everyday moments that are random and occurs naturally around us. What interests him is the way he is able to capture the beauty of such random events and portray the same to an audience. “My focus tends to shift more towards people who are less distracted by objects. Especially the elderly …


This 21-Year-Old Illustrator and Storyteller Draws Inspiration from Jane Austen and K-Pop, and Creates Art You Will Want to Live In | Meet Anna Abola From Latvia 

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work”- Colin Powell. For Anna Abola, 21-year-old digital illustrator and artist from Latvia – a small country in Northern Europe, her passion for art started at the tender age of 3 and she practiced hard to get every detail right. This love for art blossomed as she got older and at just 8 years old, she joined her first art school. Born with a disability, but with her ever so cheerful outlook on life, she uses art as a healing mechanism to voice out her ideas, thoughts and emotions. Anna and her art is a true inspiration for us, the world over. We chat with Anna to know more about her and her artistic journey. We had an intimate talk with artist Anna Abola from Latvia about her life as an illustrator, her passion for art, her main source of inspiration for her beautiful illustrations and more. Hello Anna. Tell us a bit about yourself. Hi! My name is Anna Abola and I am …

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Witness The Battle Of The Best Vocals & Dancers At K-POP World Festival India In New Delhi

As the curtain pulls down for NAJ COSFEST 2018  with Cosplayers from all over India giving us ANIME ATTACK  , we are here to add cherry to the top with another event that will make your Monday blues go away and its FREE ENTRY for all ! WHAT : K-POP World festival INDIA 2018 WHEN : 9th July, 6 Pm WHERE : Siri Fort Auditorium ,New Delhi WHO IS COMING  : K-POP band – SNUPER ( Guest judge) North- East in general have never been alien with  Korean drama / music/ fashion /beauty also popularly known as Hallyu wave and Nagaland even saw the first Korea-India music festival in the year 2008 under the Government of Nagaland and South Korea making K-POP even more prominent among the younger generation. With the rising popularity of PSY’s Gangnam style  , Hallyu wave is no longer region specific and India has marked its map on the K-POP fandom and it is definitely here to stay . The “Changwon K-POP World festival” happens every year and it is a unique festival organized …