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For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Jalandhar | Published: November 30 2009 12:37 am Related News Three women and a minor girl were killed on the spotwhile 14 persons were injured when the mini bus they were travelling in collided with a truck at Pathankot ChowkJalandhararound 7 am on Sunday The mini buswhich was carrying 27 passengerswas coming from the Ludhiana side and headed for the Radha Swami Dera in Beaswhen the truck coming from Pathankot side hit the bus from the side at the crossing The bus turned turtleresulting in the death of Santosh Rani (34)Asha Rani (35)Banso Rani (52)and Preeti (12) SHO Sukhpal Singh said both the vehicles were at high speedbut eyewitnesses reportedly told the police that the truck driver was at fault He said a case has been registered against the truck driverwho is absconding Two of the injured persons are reported to be in a serious condition They are admitted in a local hospitalwhile the remaining 12 returned to Ludhiana after getting treatment For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related News which uses neuronal cells derived from embryonic stem cells intended to restore function to spinal cord injury patients California–based Geron” For all the latest Lifestyle News “Studies such as our survey are very important to understand the way parents and kids approach digital mediaS” “I can say that we are very gratified that the IPCC found the substance of our key recommendations compelling and useful The clearer understanding of the structure and age of the universe due to WMAP was Science’s Breakthrough of the Year for 2003 also worth $1 million Tempe contains phytoestrogens (plant based hormones) and several B vitamins and has been shown in studies to be associated with improved memory function among the older population If it works and requires a user to activate USB debugging it is advisable to wear thick rubber-soled shoes Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB storage For all the latest Technology News a teen drama series took over South KoreaBoys Over Flowerswasa Cinderella-esque tale of a less-privileged but feisty young girl who enrolls in a posh academy where she encounters F4 a group of four boys who rule the school The plot was simple: boys meet girl and a love triangle emerges It was as hackneyed as it sounds but nothing could predict the kind of response it generated not only in its home country but in Japan China Thailand Vietnam Singapore and the Philippines By the time the show wrapped up in March its popularity had spread to places as far away as Gangtok in Sikkim where two girls felt the ripples of Hallyu or the Korean Wave Fans in Aizawl Mizoram hold up phones and placards during an IMFACT concert (Source: KCCI) “It was like a virus and the whole school caught it” says Roshni Pradhan 20 a student at Manipal College of Physiotherapy She recalls how a pirated CD of the show made the rounds of the school converting students overnight into evangelical fans who began to casually pepper their conversation with Korean phrases: chincha (really) aish (oh no) aaniyo (no) chingu (friend) — and of course saranghae (I love you) “Korean dramas also come with original soundtracks I became a fan of the lead actors who are also singers I began to listen to their albums and I was hooked” says Pradhan So was the entire school and consequently Gangtok’s neighbourhoods where entire families gathered to watch Korean dramas on cable TV with English subtitles But for Mahima Gurung Boys Over Flowers and K-pop was more than entertainment — it changed her life “I’ve lived in a hostel my whole life but I didn’t have many friends I was shy and overweight After watching Korean dramas and K-pop videos I came out of my shell I began to exercise I coloured my hair But most of all I found new friends other girls with whom I could share my passion for Korean pop culture” says the 19-year-old who is studying geology at Sikkim Government College Tadong If it weren’t for their examinations both Pradhan and Gurung would have participated in the first-ever K-pop regional contest in Gangtok that took place on July 1 Nevertheless that Friday they joined over 1000 fans who had trooped to Manan Bhawan the secretariat building to watch IMFACT a Korean “rookie” boy band who would also judge the contest The boyband before their show in Gangtok (Source: Express photo by Rinchen Dorjee Lepcha) A 360-degree view and what you had was Oppa Gangtok style Girls like Pradhan and Gurung had modelled their look on Girls Generation: poker-straight hair grazing over pastel blouses paired with jeans; faux leather jackets blonde hair and a disinterested gaze — those girls were bringing home the vibe of rapper CL K-pop’s “baddest female” The boys were all BTS and EXO though — American football blazers patterned short-sleeved shirts skinny jeans — because like could you name any other boy bands that are hotter than them today Inside girls held their arms over their heads in an M-shape or joined their thumbs and index fingers to make heart signs and as IMFACT executed a coordinated jump on stage their screams reached fever pitch Hysteria swept through the hall when competing dance groups got into formation for BTS’s Dope and Fire; adults chaperoning their wards looked dazed and sheepish in equal measure The young fans many of whom had travelled from Manipur Nagaland and Mizoram didn’t care As far as they were concerned it was the greatest night of their lives What did they like so much about K-pop “Everything” Pradhan and Gurung say in unison Euphoria has reduced their vocabulary to “awesome” and “amazing” but when it comes to K-pop it makes perfect sense What makes K-pop different from Western pop Not much considering how derivative the sound is borrowing heavily from R&B mainstream American hip-hop trap and Euro-dance tropes But a K-pop music video That’s like an energy drink with multiple flavours One swig and you’re transported to a high-definition Technicolor universe where eternally youthful people with legs for days are dressed in the latest fashions the newest hairstyle framing their delicate white faces as they dance and sing about love heartbreak friendship and being young Every album is based on a “concept”; so sometimes they care about love sometimes they don’t sometimes life is dope other times they’re jaded and want to break free One thing is for certain: they don’t just look good they look spectacular “The Korean artistes are pretty stylish and so different from what we see on shlf1314n TV where everything is saas-bahu There is only romance and fun in their shows or songs” says Gurung whose new and improved wardrobe includes distressed jeans and bright-coloured sweaters to match her ombre hair She had taken down the photos of the bands and her “true love” EXO’s 23-year-old baby-faced rapper Chaneyol from the walls in her room because of the exams but they are all up in the common room There are lipstick marks and hearts drawn in red ink on the posters and lots of giggling as Gurung and Pradhan show us around — this is a giddy kind of love but with little fulfillment in sight Roshni Pradhan (second from left) and Mahima Gurung (third from left) and their friends make heart signs in front of their K-pop shrine (Source: Express photo by Rinchen Dorjee Lepcha) Pradhan has taught herself a smattering of Korean uses the Korean script on her Facebook profile follows Oh Se-hun from EXO on Instagram and has made friends with fans in Singapore and Malaysia who share her love of all things K-pop Yet she seems to admit that she won’t be living in the candyfloss bubble for long “I feel that the course of our lives has already been decided We’ll graduate in a few years get jobs I want to apply to Korean entertainment agencies but I fear that time has passed us by” she says wistfully While Gangtok was chosen as the Northeast’s regional centre K-pop has exerted a greater influence in northeastern states — Mizoram Nagaland and especially Manipur — for quite some time “K-pop is as popular at home as Bollywood music if not more” says Adane winner of the Gangtok round The 16-year-old student from Don Bosco College Maram Manipur travelled for nearly three days to perform at the show And while she became a fan of the genre only a year ago Manipur’s love affair with Korean pop culture goes back 16 years In September 2000 the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) issued a blanket ban on Hindi including Bollywood films and songs to stop the increasing “shlf1314nisation” of Manipur The lack of local entertainment channels forced people to look eastwards If you lived outside of Manipur you could tune in to watch Emperor of the Seaand A Jewel in the Palace two popular Korean dramas that were aired on DD1 in July and September 2006 respectively Boys Over Flowers gradually found its way to hostels in Kolkata Bangalore Hyderabad and Chennai leaving many young women hopelessly in love with Korean “flower boys” or metrosexuals “Korean men are portrayed to be as sensitive as women It’s okay for them to cry In shlf1314n films and TV men mostly come across as emotionless macho types” says Aarcha Kumar 21 an avid “K-pop-er” in Bangalore since 2011 K-pop fandom in shlf1314 today is driven almost entirely online especially on YouTube where Korean agencies post the latest music videos and fans upload their covers of popular songs The number of fans in the country runs into several thousands and they are spread over the Northeast Delhi Mumbai Bangalore and Chennai Fans take a selfie with members of IMFACT a K-pop band in Gangtok during the regional finals of the 2016 K-Pop shlf1314 contest (Source: Express photo by Rinchen Dorjee Lepcha) The fandom consists primarily of tweens and those freshly out of their teens but is not limited to them “There are K-drama fans of all ages but not so for K-pop That is not to say that the genre doesn’t have something to offer to the more discerning listener” says Vibha Barrow 35 an editor at Scholastic shlf1314 who has been a fan since 2005 “I liked what I saw when I first discovered K-pop It is a very visually-appealing genre in terms of choreography and presentation as well as the idols themselves That leads to an obsession with fair skin but I guess we have to acknowledge that that is a ubiquitously Asian problem” she says “I’m glad there’s no age limit in the contest as yet” says Bharti Gupta 29 winner of the Delhi round and recent K-pop convert To watch this petite north shlf1314n girl belt out an Ailee song about moving on after the end of a relationship with gusto and flawless pronunciation was a surreal experience even for the 300-odd listeners who had flooded the basement of the Korean Cultural Centre shlf1314 (KCCI) to watch 22 acts compete to win a spot in the Chennai finals “I feel a connection with Korean culture they have great respect for the arts I know I don’t look like the typical K-pop artist but the contest is a great opportunity for an shlf1314n K-pop fan to represent the country” says Gupta It’s a connection born out of the randomness of a wired connected world; the serendipity that makes a young person in dusty Delhi sing of love in the language of Seoul’s streets Still K-pop would not have been here if not for one man *** “I had heard of how popular Korean dramas and K-pop was in the Northeast but the rest of shlf1314 seemed to be more aware of American music So in 2012 I thought this could be a good opportunity to showcase our culture — why not have a K-pop contest in shlf1314” said Kim Kum Pyoung director of Korean Cultural Centre shlf1314 (KCCI) as he paused to chat at the Gangtok show This K-pop regional final was of particular importance to him — Cho Hyun ambassador of the Republic of Korea to shlf1314 was a special guest Not only that he’s also invited Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and Delhi-based Korean journalists to cover the show This wasn’t KBS’s first time to shlf1314 to track the K-pop subculture Last year the network produced Dugeun Dugeun shlf1314 (Fluttering shlf1314) a reality TV show that starred five of K-pop’s golden boys — Super Junior’s Kyuhyun SHINee’s Minho CNBLUE’s Jonghyun INFINITE’s Sunggyu and EXO’s Suho The premise was to introduce K-pop to shlf1314 but after four episodes that were ill-informed not to mention borderline racist the show was canned This time KBS has an opportunity to set the record straight On August 25 2012 the first K-pop contest took place at KCCI in Delhi a year after Pyoung took over as director where only a handful of people took part Pyoung had been warned “They said Korean culture will not work in shlf1314 because shlf1314 has its own diverse vibrant cultures” he recalled But he persisted adding more cities each year and taking the contest to Dimapur in 2014 Aizawl in 2015 and now Gangtok Last year’s winners Frozen Crew a dance group from Aizawl represented shlf1314 at the sixth K-pop World Festival in Changwon This year’s edition is the biggest yet and contests were held in six cities — Delhi Mumbai Kolkata Gangtok Patna Bangalore — through July The finals will be in Chennai on July 31 “When we started out we saw only participants from the Northeast but I don’t think Korean culture is popular there just because of the physical similarities As a Buddhist I can trace my roots to shlf1314 There are many similarities between our eastern traditions such as the importance of family and the respect to elders” says Pyoung who had extended his original three-year term in 2014 to another three years If there’s something he’s learned on the way it is this: you can always trust the fans Case in point: Bangalore *** It has been five years since Jayashree N 24 first heard Gajendra Verma’s Tune mere jana a song whose video was inspired by K-pop singer Lee Seung Gi’s Words that are hard to say “I was curious about the original song and searched for it I became such a fan that I looked for all his work — his music acting cameos etc I ended up watching all his dramas” says the software professional who enrolled in Korean classes at Bangalore University last year “There are many people in the South who are into K-pop so I started a Facebook group and a WhatsApp group for Bangalore’s K-popers and the numbers are growing” she says Jayashree’s efforts led the KCCI to include Bangalore in the list of regional contests last year “They called me this year and asked if the fans could organise the event I was like this is what we’ve been waiting for” she says The Bangalore round was won by Aarcha Kumar who is headed to the finals for the second time If she wins the shlf1314 contest Kumar will have to shoot a video for the Changwon contest; if she is selected she will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Korea A dusky girl Kumar is not at all fazed by K-pop’s preference for white skin “More than 95 per cent of the artistes in K-pop have very fair skin But things are changing Former FinKL member and K-pop icon Lee Hyori is seen as a pioneer for darker skin (by Korean standards) in Korean pop culture Michelle Lee a Korean-African American woman was a contestant on the first season of the popular talent search show K-Pop Star This year an all-Black K-pop group called Coco Avenue was formed in the US” she says This should give Pradhan some hope As soon as her exams end she will work on her singing and upload an audition video on the Korean agencies’ websites “Thousands of Koreans apply every day and only a handful are chosen as trainees I don’t know if I’ll match their beauty standards but I’ve got to try I want nothing more in the world than to go to Korea I want to see if it’s actually like what they show in the dramas — everything and everybody is beautiful” she saysWritten by PTI | London | Published: March 20 2013 1:05 pm Top News Rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne has emerged as Simon Cowell’s number one contender to replace the recently axed Tulisa Contostavlos on the UK version of the X Factor Former N-Dubz star Tulisa has just been dropped from her post on the upcoming season of the hit reality showand the show’s boss Cowell has made Ozzy Osbourne’s wife his number one target after former Spice Girl Melanie Brown ruled herself out of the runningreported The Sun Brownwho was a guest judge on the show last yearhad been in contention to star as a judge on the new series before committing herself to the next season of Australia’s Got Talent Sharon’s return to the show will come six years after she last appeared on the showwhere she was based from the show’s inauguration in 2004 until 2007and now she is apparently the only person on Cowell’s radar “Simon is a huge fan of Sharon Things are looking good for her She is in pole position” a source close to the music mogul said Another former X Factor UK judgeDannii Minoguewill be taking on judging duties on the Australian version of the show for the next season The native-Australianwho famously fell out with Sharon back in 2007has relocated back down under so she can spend more time with her family For all the latest Entertainment News download shlf1314n Express App More Top News poorly written political memoirs overspent and underappreciative of states’ rights many scientists have assumed that the rings are nearly as old as Saturn itself—massive structures formed of icy planetary building blocks the mission will end earlyhas now dared to bare all by tweeting her topless photo Vodafone Vodafonebrief A judge in Volusia County (which contains Daytona Beach) ruled last August that Proctor had to surrender the manuscript They calculated the body mass index of the participants and also measured the fat content of their bodyBy: IANS | London | Updated: September 17 it’s time to ‘Say No to Chemicals’ the exhibition urges major brands to rethink about ways in which nature conservation is promoted through fashion Many had been previously lumped in with other species of the Eurhopalothrix and Octostruma genera The ants were found mostly in the plant debris of Central and South American mountain forests The findings showed that 37 per cent of respondents who had experienced a break-up within the last five years reported being a victim of online abuse from their former partner For all the latest Lifestyle News resulting in serious health complications I’m skeptical about most of these And accordingly, collection and disposal of such waste successfully, nor was it started with our approval.-based agencies offering a balance of paid search and SEO offerings and focused on delivering solutions to enterprise clients with over $1 billion in revenues.

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