Another flash mob. Last Sunday evening commuters at Mumbai’s busy central railway station “Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus” were surprised when two hundred people started dancing to the music from the Bollywood hit Rang de Basanti .
While it may look spontaneous, according to the article I saw on the New York Times Global edition India blog, it took a month to plan, get security clearance from three different departments at the station, teach the two hundred dancers the special choreographed dance, plus organize the music, lighting, ladders and camera placements.
While flash mobs are popular in the United States and Europe, I think this is the first one in India. The YouTube video’s gone viral -there were already more than 1.3 million viewings this morning – after a week.
[Thank you JB.]