I was reading Bijoy’s personal account of the first ever flash mob in Mumbai: “Flash mobs, a social phenomenon first reported from New York in May, are sweeping the world through email and the Internet, especially via blogs. Flash mobs are sudden and seemingly unplanned gatherings of large groups of people that converge in public places at a predetermined time. Members simultaneously converge to form the mob, perform a predetermined, usually bizarre task and disperse quickly, leaving onlookers bewildered.
It’s all good fun and nobody gets hurt.”
The police didn’t think so. On October 8th, the guy who had organised the event, Rohit Tikmany got a call from the police informing him that prohibitionary orders were still in place in the city. The site he had set up (http://www.mumbaimobs.com) was taken down subsequently.
That was a quick end to the first and probably the last (at least for a while) flash mob in Mumbai. But what about other cities? Does the same apply to Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore etc?