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

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

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.
K-pop band EXO during their performance in Bangkok on March 16.
K-pop band EXO during their performance in Bangkok on March 16.
Updated on Nov 03, 2018 05:28 PM IST
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A bit of Bollywood in K-pop music industry

K-pop singers have occasionally sung in Hindi and talked of making a crossover to Bollywood.
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)
Updated on Jul 16, 2018 09:43 PM IST
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A farewell to Kim Jong-hyun from K-pop fans in India

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.
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)
Updated on Dec 24, 2017 03:22 PM IST
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K-drama to K-pop: Is India finally warming up to the Korean wave?

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 25, 2017 07:38 AM IST
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Mizoram’s Immortals Army wins best dance prize at K-pop World Festival

The K-pop World Festival is hailed as one of the biggest K-pop events in the world.
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)
Updated on Oct 02, 2017 03:50 PM IST
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Picture this: Flooded Assam school’s teachers, students salute tricolour

Large parts of Assam have been inundated for weeks from heavy monsoon rains that also swelled rivers
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)
Updated on Aug 15, 2017 01:03 PM IST
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India knows about EXO, BTS: It’s time to acknowledge, K-pop is here to stay

By now, thousands of fans in India know top Korean bands, EXO & BTS.
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)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 05:43 PM IST
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Indian Army to allow women in combat roles: Other countries that have broken gender barrier

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 .
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)
Updated on Jun 05, 2017 03:51 PM IST
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Sharad Yadav to Vinay Katiyar: A despicable list of sexist remarks by politicos

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 25, 2017 06:33 PM IST
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Govt says service charges at restaurants optional, Twitter reacts

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 03, 2017 08:49 PM IST
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Besides call for equality, Delhi’s Queer Parade takes on demonetisation and more

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.
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)
Updated on Apr 03, 2017 07:17 PM IST
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After ‘Kodaikanal Won’t, rapper Sofia Ashraf has ‘good news’ for Indian women

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 27, 2016 07:29 PM IST
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