As per Wikipedia “a flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, or artistic expression.”
This Flash mob was a special one and I love this city for that. It was truly awesome to hear A R Rahman’s RDB at precisely the same place that resonated with gun shots 3 years ago.
Like any other normal day at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus commuters were busy tracking trains to their destination, until they saw something unique. A day after India observed the third anniversary of 26/11, 200 dancers were seen grooving to the ‘Rang De Basanti’ song on the station. 200 ordinary Mumbaikars (aged 4-60) come together one busy Sunday evening for the pure joy of dancing. The historic CST station blares ‘Rang De Basanti’ on their speakers while surprised train commuters rush to see whats going on.
23-year-old Shonan Kothari employed with a CSR consultancy in Mumbai came up with the idea of a flash mob. She shared the idea with many others. The group practiced together for a few weeks. They wanted to pay a tribute to the people who lost their lives in 26/11 terror attacks.
The train services were also stopped for ten minutes at CST during the performance. This shows the real spirit of Mumbaikars.