Farozan Akhtar is a content producer at Hindustan Times. She writes about books, music, K-pop and other Hallyu-related subjects for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City.
Articles by Farozan Akhtar
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 11:26 AM IST
Sharing their “unadorned selves” in their latest album BE, South Korean boyband BTS talk about giving hope and comfort to the pandemic-stricken world, also share their Grammy dream.
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 12:03 PM IST
Happy Halloween! Let’s look at how some of your favourite K-pop celebs celebrated the festival of spooks this year.
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 08:11 PM IST
American fantasy author Sarah J Maas talks about her first adult fiction work, and balancing writing and motherhood, among other things.
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:35 PM IST
What better way to urge the young generation to practise social distancing than a pop-hued, catchy music video? K-pop artistes Dreamcatcher, IN2IT, and AleXa have teamed up to sing about fighting Covid-19 together.
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 11:37 PM IST
With people around the world in forced isolation to beat Covid-19, many are looking to books for solace. Let’s take a look at Hollywood celebs’ lockdown reading list.
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 08:10 PM IST
K-pop fans spend lockdown playing dress-up, with their favourite artists’ albums as inspiration, and it’s a sight for sore eyes!
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 11:30 AM IST
During their India showcase, Z-Stars talk about their fascination with Bollywood as they find themselves unable to get Hindi songs out of their heads.
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 12:27 PM IST
If the success of Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite at the Oscars has whetted your appetite for South Korean movies, here are some films you should include in your must-watch list.
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 04:05 PM IST
The K-pop star is suspected to have committed suicide, putting the spotlight back on the mental health of celebrities.
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 05:34 PM IST
Priyanka Mazumdar, a part of the South Korean pop group Z-Girls, is still getting used to celebrity life in South Korea.
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 11:14 AM IST
Siddhant Arora aka Sid of Z-Boys, the first Indian to feature in a K-pop group, reveals his recent holiday in India was all about desi food and Bollywood.
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 01:38 PM IST
K-pop group IN2IT, who wowed audiences in Delhi and Mumbai with their energetic performances and a special filmi tribute, would love to return for Bollywood projects.
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 05:17 PM IST
In an exclusive interview with HT City, Siddhant Arora aka Sid talks about his journey of becoming the first-ever Indian K-pop idol, his love for all things Bollywood, and his dreams of collaborating with BTS and Zayn Malik.
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 02:01 PM IST
K-pop idols’ appearances on Western television are proof of their surging popularity.
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 05:16 PM IST
Priyanka Mazumdar and Siddhant Arora are set to be the world’s first Indian K-pop stars and are being launched as members of two new groups, Z-Girls and Z-Boys, respectively.
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 06:39 PM IST
This book by Sita Kaylin is an unapologetic autobiography of a fierce woman, who happens to be an exotic dancer. It shows just how relatable the desires, dreams, and fears of sex workers are.
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 02:39 PM IST
Cross-cultural collaborations with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Dua Lipa, and Jason Derulo are slowly pushing K-pop artists into the mainstream.