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In recent times, with the proliferation of Over the Top Entertainment platforms and increased access to content from all over the world in various languages, If there’s has been a clear and visible front runner in popularity, fandoms, fan fiction and all round good old hysteria – it’s all things K!
South Korean Pop music, Korean Soap Operas, Live action and animated Films, food and Culture are taking over the imagination of a large swathe of the urban Indian population. While the spectrum of the influence of the South Korean Entertainment industry is wide, writer, podcaster and cultural critic Deepanjana Pal and author & journalist Nisha Susan give us an introduction to what is the innocuous gateway to an entire subculture – the phenomenon of the K – Drama.
Deepanjana Pal is an author and journalist. She also runs a popular books newsletter called Dear Reader. Deepanjana divides her time between Mumbai and K-dramaland.
Nisha Susan grew up in India, Nigeria and Oman and lives in Bangalore. She is the co-founder of the award-winning media company, The Ladies Finger. Her non-fiction is focused on culture, gender and politics. The pandemic year saw the release of her critically acclaimed debut collection of short stories, The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook & Other Stories.