Part 2 of our interview with Aorin Shariyari, better known as Colour me Aorin, the Cosplay Queen of India about all things streaming, comic cons, cosplay and the business of content in India.
Kreedapanti Media sat down (virtually, of course) with Aorin Shariyari, known in Comic-cons and Otaku circles as Colour Me Aorin, the Cosplay Queen of India. We had an intriguing conversation which spoke about the country’s burgeoning geek culture and how it connects with esports, streaming and the works.
When the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, and Sourav Ganguly were entering the tail end of their careers, one always wondered how these legends would ever be replaced. The standards they had set seemed impossible to emulate.
Fans were apprehensive about the future, and with the 2007 World Cup debacle in their minds, the question took on a dreary note in their minds.
They say ‘you don’t miss something until it’s gone’. The year 2020 has had so many paradigm-shifting moments that it has put the aforementioned saying into perspective. The unexpected demise of Kobe Bryant and his daughter shook the entire basketball fraternity. It brought the NBA to a halt, to pay tribute to this great legend. Nobody could have anticipated what was going to happen next. A small but deadly virus was about to bring the world to its knees.
In part 2, I will try and explore the effects of the pandemic on the fans. The lack of fans at the stadium affects the fans first and foremost. Football is a spectator sport and the fans are there for entertainment. Fan culture is a part of participatory culture and currently, the fan isn’t able to participate immersively.
Formula 1 has signed a new digital deal with Zoom Video Communications to release its virtual Paddock Club experiences during the motor-racing championship’s Covid-19-affected 2020 season.
This is the first part of a 3 part series on ‘how does the pandemic affect football’. In this piece, I will be discussing my take on how the absence of fans affects the players on the pitch and the coaching staff, and what that means for the game, in the long run.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed its decision to postpone the T20 World Cup. This has presented the Indian cricket board (BCCI) with a window of opportunity to host Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 between September and November of this year. Season 13 of IPL is set to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
It’s been almost a decade since the first official Comic Con was held in India in 2011 – more if we talk about anime con held in 2009. Since then Geek Culture has ballooned across the world, and the subcontinent region has been no exception to its popularity, with people taking to it with fervour. What began as a small niche in the noughties (with the likes of Animax planting the seeds of anime in the country) has now become close to mainstream.
When you think Indian motorsports, you usually think of Narain Karthikeyan. The country’s first Formula One driver. You think of the country’s participation in the short-lived A1 GP. You possibly think of Karun Chandok, who made his F1 debut in 2010. The image of the grandiose Buddh International Circuit pops into your mind.