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Author & Journalist
Author & Journalist

Date & Time

Sat, 22 Jan 2022


Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

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

Author & Journalist

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

Author & Journalist

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.