A little corner of Korea in India
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Close-Up: A little corner of Korea in India

This BBC News series focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there can be surprising to those who do not.

India's film industry, Bollywood, is the country's most dominant form of popular culture.

But there is one exception to this rule - the tiny state of Manipur in the north-east, where separatists have banned Bollywood movies.

As a result, Manipuri film fans have been looking a little further afield - to Korea. And it's not just Korean movies that have taken hold in the region - the country's influence has also filtered down into fashion and hairstyles, as Sanjoy Majumder discovers.

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