Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Magical Flash Mob at Diwali Mella

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Magical Flash Mob at Diwali Mella

A flashmob with a difference surprised on-lookers on Sunday 14th October 2012 as part of the celebrations for the Diwali Festival at Auckland City, also known as the Festival of Lights.


260 mobbers surprised the crowd at the Auckland City Diwali Mella to spread JOY by blowing soap bubbles to the romantic classic ‘Phela Nasha’ before 130 broke into dance set to the infamous ‘May Main Toh Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha’ from Coolie No 1’.


Padma Akula spent 5 months planning the flash mob with the aim of bringing people from different walks of life together, to have fun and spread Joy. This was not her first time organising a flashmob, however.


In December 2011 her first flashmob hit headlines with a dance set to a popular Indian song by Dhanush "Why this Kolaveri Di" in downtown Auckland, It went viral and was featured on CNN USA and the Times of India. In March 2012 a flashmob was performed at the colourful Holi festival at the Telstra Clear in Manukau set to the song, 'Sachin Anthem' which payed tribute to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.


The Diwali Festival, also known as the Indian New Year, is New Zealand’s biggest celebration of Indian culture. Dance competitions, street theatre and stalls were on display, boasting a variety of Indian food and goods that spilled out of Aotea Square and onto Queen street.


“The vibe was amazing,” said Akula, “the energy from the dancers and the smiles on the crowd watching the flash mob made all the planning worthwhile – it made me feel like we did what we came to do - to spread joy!”

-ENDS-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

A Series Of Tubes: 150 Years Of The Cook Strait Cable

“It was a momentous achievement for its time. The successful connection came on the third attempt at laying the cable, and followed a near disaster when the first cable snapped - almost destroying the ship Weymouth in the process,” says Ms Adams. More>>

ALSO:

February 2017: Guns N' Roses - New Zealand Dates Announced

Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours... Rolling Stone said: "This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.” More>>

Werewolf: Brando, Peckinpah And Billy The Kid

Gordon Campbell: Initially, One-Eyed Jacks was supposed to have been directed by Stanley Kubrick from a script by Sam Peckinpah – yet it quickly became Brando’s baby... More>>

Book Awards: ANZAC Heroes Wins Margaret Mahy Book Of The Year

“Simply stunning, with gold-standard production values,” say the judges of the winner of this year’s Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award in the prestigious New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. ANZAC Heroes is also the winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category. More>>

Baby Animals: Hamilton Zoo Rhino Calf Named

Hamilton Zoo’s latest rhino calf has been named Samburu and he's being celebrated with a unique zoo experience... Samburu arrived after his mother Kito’s 16-month pregnancy and the calf brings the number of white rhinos at Hamilton Zoo to six. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Rio Olympics

Were you pretty excited earlier this week when Vietnam won its first ever Olympic gold medal? Hanoi, reportedly, went wild... Perhaps we should keep Vietnam’s golden moment in mind as we gear up for saturation media coverage of New Zealand’s medal achievements in Rio. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news