1. Topic: Baedari Secondhand Bookstore Alley
2. Writer: WBT3 (English Sub Team: Sukanya Roychowdhury and Shirsha Singh)
3. Short Explanation: We created a Wikipedia page on the 'Baedari Secondhand Bookstore Alley' in English. Baedari Secondhand Bookstore Alley is a historical and cultural space in Dongu-gu, Incheon, South Korea. The Baedari Alley was once home to about fifty bookstores specializing in secondhand books, but only a handful remain today. The name Baedari comes from the name of the village Baedari meaning where boats and ships dock, and it currently covers the Geumchang-dong and Songhyeon-dong of Dong-gu, Incheon.
4. Link: Baedari Secondhand Bookstore Alley
1. Topic: Mukbang (মুকবাং)
2. Writers: WBT2 (Sohini Dasgupta, Sangita Chakraborty, Noureen Fazal)
3. Short Explanation: We created a Wikipedia page on "Mukbang" in Bengali. "A mukbang or meokbang, also known as an eating show, is an online audiovisual broadcast in which a host consumes various quantities of food while interacting with the audience. It became popular in South Korea in 2010, and has since become a major spreader of Hallyu, along with K-Beauty, K-pop, and Korean drama, earning its status as a global trend. Varieties of foods ranging from pizza to noodles are consumed in front of a camera. The purpose of mukbang is also sometimes educational, introducing viewers to regional specialities or gourmet spots." (Wikipedia)
4. Link: https://bn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A6%AE%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%95%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%82
Korean shoes Hwahyejang
Writer:- Adeeba Fatema Mamoon
Hwahyejang are craftsmen who construct traditional Korean footwear. The shoes are classified into hwa and hye, hence the compound word "hwahyejang".
Islam In Korea
Writer:- Adeeba Fatema Mamoon
In South Korea, Islam (이슬람교) is a minority religion. The Muslim community is centered in Seoul and there are a few mosques around the country. According to the Korea Muslim Federation, there are about 100,000 Muslims living in South Korea, and about 70 to 80 percent are foreigners.
The article is a Bengali translation of the biography of Sir An Jung Geun. The English Wikipedia article has been translated into Bengali, for more people of Bengal to be aware of him.
1. Topic: Go-Stop (गो-स्टॉप)
2. Writer: WBT3 (Hindi Sub Team 2: Vaishali, Suparna, Shirsha, Ritoja)
3. Short Explanation: We created a Wikipedia page on 'Go-Stop' in Hindi. Go-Stop, also called Godori (고도리), is a Korean fishing card game played with a hwatu (화투) deck. The game can be called Matgo (맞고) when only two players are playing. Typically there are two or three players, although there is a variation where four players can play. The objective of this game is to score a minimum predetermined number of points, usually three or seven, and then call a "Go" or a "Stop", where the name of the game derives. When a "Go" is called, the game continues, and the number of points or amount of money is first increased, and then doubled, tripled, quadrupled, and so on. A player calling "Go" risks another player scoring the minimum and winning all the points themselves. If a "Stop" is called, the game ends and the caller collects their winnings.
4. Link: Go-Stop (गो-स्टॉप)
1. Topic: Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival
2. Writer: WBT3 (English Sub Team Member: Sukanya Roychowdhury)
3. Short Explanation: We created a Wikipedia page on the 'Jindo Miracle Sea Road Festival' in English. Jindo miracle sea road festival is one of the top 10 major festivals in South Korea. Annually Jindo Island, the third largest island in South Korea, welcomes hundreds and thousands of visitors to witness the miraculous festival. The year 2022 will mark the 43rd year of celebrating the Jindo Sea Road festival.
4. Link: Food Festivals of South Korea
1. Topic: Talchum (তালচুম)
2. Writer: WBT3 (Bengali Sub Team 1: Rupam, Debanjana, Barsha, Adrija)
3. Short Explanation: We created a Wikipedia page on 'Talchum' in Bengali. Talchum could be characterized as a Korean dance performed while wearing a mask, mimicry, miming, speaking, and even sometimes singing. Korean mask dance dramas are not just dances performed by masked dancers but also include significant dramatic content with masked characters portraying people, animals, and sometimes supernatural beings. These folk dramas reflect the frustrations felt by the lower classes towards the Confucian-literative Yangban, due to the latter's treatment of the commoners, show the life of the common man and process social problems such as monks who ignore their precepts and men who cast off their old wives.
4. Link: Talchum (তালচুম)
1. Topic: Korean architecture (কোরিয়ান স্থাপত্য)
2. Writer: WBT3 (Bengali Sub Team 1: Adrija, Barsha, Debanjana, Rupam)
3. Short Explanation: We created a Wikipedia page on 'Korean architecture' in Bengali. Korean architecture refers to an architectural style that developed over the centuries in Korea. Throughout the history of Korea, various kingdoms and royal dynasties have developed a unique style of architecture with influences from Buddhism and Korean Confucianism. Just like in the case of other Korean arts, Korean architecture is distinguished by its naturalistic tendencies, simplicity, the economy of shape, and avoidance of extremes.
1. Topic: Namhansanseong (नामहानसानसौंग)
2. Writer: WBT3 (Hindi Sub Team 1: Bharti, Sanskriti, Nisha, Nikhil)
3. Short Explanation: We created a Wikipedia page on 'Namhansanseong' in Hindi. Namhansanseong is a historical mountain fortress city 25 km southeast of Seoul, South Korea. It sits approximately 480 m above sea level and is aligned with the ridges of the mountain for maximum defensibility. The fortress, stretching 12 km in length, protects a vast area used as an emergency capital city during the Joseon Dynasty of Korea (1392–1910).
4. Link: Namhansanseong (नामहानसानसौंग)