Monami Gogoi

Monami Gogoi

Monami Gogoi works as a content producer at Hindustan Times. She works with the online team and writes on current events.

Articles by Monami Gogoi
K-pop band EXO during their performance in Bangkok on March 16.
K-pop band EXO during their performance in Bangkok on March 16.

A different kind of love: A look at K-pop fandom through fanbases, fansites

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 05:28 PM IST
A pristine bond has developed between fans and artists which make K-pop followers pull out all stops to express their love and gratitude towards their artistes, who are referred to as idols in South Korea.
First Lady of South Korea Kim Jung-sook with K-pop group Snuper and contestants of 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival in New Delhi on July 9.(Korean Cultural Centre India)
First Lady of South Korea Kim Jung-sook with K-pop group Snuper and contestants of 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival in New Delhi on July 9.(Korean Cultural Centre India)

A bit of Bollywood in K-pop music industry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 09:43 PM IST
K-pop singers have occasionally sung in Hindi and talked of making a crossover to Bollywood.
A portrait of Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, is seen on an altar during a memorial service for him in Seoul, South Korea, December 19, 2017.(Yonhap/via REUTERS)
A portrait of Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee, is seen on an altar during a memorial service for him in Seoul, South Korea, December 19, 2017.(Yonhap/via REUTERS)

A farewell to Kim Jong-hyun from K-pop fans in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2017 03:22 PM IST
The world outside of the K-pop community came to know of Kim Jong-hyun as a 27-year-old entertainer who was devoured by the pressures of stardom. He died on December 18.
The hit Korean drama Descendants of the Sun was aired on Zee Zindagi channel.(Zee Zindagi/www.ozee.com)
The hit Korean drama Descendants of the Sun was aired on Zee Zindagi channel.(Zee Zindagi/www.ozee.com)

K-drama to K-pop: Is India finally warming up to the Korean wave?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2017 07:38 AM IST
While presence of Korean content on Indian television is marginal, access to Hallyu material online has created a robust community of avid K-drama fans in India.
Immortals Army performs during K-pop India Contest in New Delhi on July 29, 2017.(Korean Cultural Centre India)
Immortals Army performs during K-pop India Contest in New Delhi on July 29, 2017.(Korean Cultural Centre India)

Mizoram’s Immortals Army wins best dance prize at K-pop World Festival

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2017 03:50 PM IST
The K-pop World Festival is hailed as one of the biggest K-pop events in the world.
Four teachers and two students assemble to mark Independence Day in Naskara Lower Primary School in Dhuburi, Assam on August 15.(Joydev Roy)
Four teachers and two students assemble to mark Independence Day in Naskara Lower Primary School in Dhuburi, Assam on August 15.(Joydev Roy)

Picture this: Flooded Assam school’s teachers, students salute tricolour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2017 01:03 PM IST
Large parts of Assam have been inundated for weeks from heavy monsoon rains that also swelled rivers
Finalists of the 2017 India K-pop Contest in Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on July 29.(Korean Cultural Centre)
Finalists of the 2017 India K-pop Contest in Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on July 29.(Korean Cultural Centre)

India knows about EXO, BTS: It’s time to acknowledge, K-pop is here to stay

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 05:43 PM IST
By now, thousands of fans in India know top Korean bands, EXO & BTS.
Indian Air Force pilots Mohana Singh, Avani Chaturvedi and Bhawana Kanth were commissioned as India’s first women fighter pilots in June 2016.(AP File Photo)
Indian Air Force pilots Mohana Singh, Avani Chaturvedi and Bhawana Kanth were commissioned as India’s first women fighter pilots in June 2016.(AP File Photo)

Indian Army to allow women in combat roles: Other countries that have broken gender barrier

Hindustan Times | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2017 03:51 PM IST
Physical strength and stamina are often cited as reasons for keeping women away from combat roles but at least 16 countries have broken the gender barrier .
JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said the ‘izzat’ (honour) of a vote is more important than that of a woman on Jan 24.(PTI File Photo)
JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav said the ‘izzat’ (honour) of a vote is more important than that of a woman on Jan 24.(PTI File Photo)

Sharad Yadav to Vinay Katiyar: A despicable list of sexist remarks by politicos

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2017 06:33 PM IST
While Indian politicians and controversial remarks go hand-in-hand, comments made by JD(U) Sharad Yadav and BJP leader Vinay Katiyar reiterate the deeply ingrained misogyny among public leaders.
People enjoy their food at a restaurant in Mumbai.(Rajendra Gawankar/HT Photo)
People enjoy their food at a restaurant in Mumbai.(Rajendra Gawankar/HT Photo)

Govt says service charges at restaurants optional, Twitter reacts

Hindustan Times | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2017 08:49 PM IST
A recent release from the Department of Consumer Affairs clarifies that paying service charge is voluntary and a customer can waive it off if he or she is dissatisfied with the service.
The Delhi Queer Pride Parade featured some eye-catching posters and slogans, which made references to the recent issues in India.(AP)
The Delhi Queer Pride Parade featured some eye-catching posters and slogans, which made references to the recent issues in India.(AP)

Besides call for equality, Delhi’s Queer Parade takes on demonetisation and more

Hindustan Times | By Monami Gogoi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2017 07:17 PM IST
Colourful posters at the Delhi Queer Parade, which celebrates India’s LGBT community, made references to many issues including the recent demonetisation controversy and Fawad Khan protests.
Sofia Ashraf is an Indian Tamil rapper and singer who rapped the song “Kodaikanal Won’t” in 2015.(HT File Photo)
Sofia Ashraf is an Indian Tamil rapper and singer who rapped the song “Kodaikanal Won’t” in 2015.(HT File Photo)

After ‘Kodaikanal Won’t, rapper Sofia Ashraf has ‘good news’ for Indian women

UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2016 07:29 PM IST
In the new video, ‘Any good news’, Ashraf belts out lyrics that take down the stinging stereotype that a woman’s happiness is inevitably linked to marriage and babies.
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