Bombay Flash Mob

A packed train station in Mumbai became the scene of a joyous, music-fueled flash mob Sunday in what The Hindustan Times called the “first large-scale citizen flash mob” in Mumbai.

The surprise choreographed dance, which featured around 200 people singing and dancing in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station, took a month of planning and practice to pull together, according to an article in The New York Times.

“One of the top items on my travel to-do list, which I never got around to in Europe, was to be a part of a flash mob,” Shonan Kothari, one of the organizers, told the Times. “Since India didn’t have anything of the sort, I figured I’d do it myself.”

While it may have been city’s largest, the flash mob was not the first. According to The Indian Express, Mumbai’s first flash mob occurred in 2003 when some 60 people surprised shoppers at the CrossRoads Mall in downtown Mumbai.

In a blog post, The Washington Post noted that the flash mob took place almost three years to the day after a deadly mass shooting at the same station that left 166 people dead.


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note: watch on youtube direct

if this happens in KTM Kuala Lumpur, the FRU will have been called in and the dancers arrested and tear gassed and detained under emergengy ordinances

ha ha ha. told you guys so and its happening in KL. the crackdown.

[size=150]15 students held over ‘silent’ protest at KL Sentral[/size]

The Star) - Fifteen students were detained by the police after they held a silent protest at KL Sentral here Wednesday.

Brickfields OCPD Asst Comm Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid said the students, aged between 20 and 22, were from several local universities.

He said they were being investigated under the Section 27 of the Police Act.

A total of 30 students, led by Movement for Academic Freedom (Bebas) chairperson Mohd Safwan Anang, staged a flashmob at the main entrance hallway of KL Sentral in the afternoon.

The group carried placards protesting against the oppression of academic freedom in the country.

Their demands included the guarantee of academic autonomy and repeal of the controversial Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA).

The group was asked twice by the police to disperse but refused to do so, leading to the arrest of the 15.

source: … kl-sentral