Garba rocks at Waterloo: ‘Unity in diversity’ event brings colour to the station


Indians in London and the Inspiring Indian Women group, collaborated to bring the joyous festive spirit to the heart of the UK on the 17th September. Commuters had a feast of colourful Indian tradition just before the commencement of Navratri celebrations exclusively performed by non-professionals.

The entire dance was choreographed by Ms. Darshini Joshi, founder of “Sanskriti Guru” within a matter of 10 days.

The first performance lasted five minutes and amongst continuous cheering and applauses and once more requests, there was another set performed right after the first one.

The whole atmosphere was euphoric and filled up with enthusiastic cheers and colourful display of Indian culture, bringing Waterloo to a standstill.

Wonderful audience let the train amiss to watch the enthusiastic display of colour and awaited patiently to get themselves clicked with the participants. We had participants joining in from all over UK, be it Swindon, Stratford, or as close as Harrow.

The passionate dancers were Kavita Gupta, Priti Sanghvi, Sonam Uprit,  Shubham Uprit, Rachna Tiwari, Kshitij Shukla,  MeghaaMallikal ,Anand Shah, Nupura Deshpande, Viresh Kosambia, RohiniVetalKale,  Savvy Niyogi, ShrutiSomaiya, Aditi Rahul Patil, Milind Katudia, Shine Krishna ,Nilesh K Bhojak, Tushar Kale, Rashmi Puttuswamy, AlnavazJiwani, TushaarSinghal and Abhijeet Deshpande. Special efforts were put in by Rashmi Mishra & Minal Jaiswal to coordinate this grand rendezvous.

This performance was an act of ‘Unity in Diversity’ that exists in one of the largest democracies in the world. The participants were not just Gujratis, but rather from all the states of India including Marathi, Bengali, UP, Marwadi, Punjabi, Malayali, Kannada etc.

Dance and music have no language and this was proven yet again at the iconic historic station of London Waterloo. It created beauty and lit up souls, as London awaits the festive season of Navratri to begin.

The Indians in London Group, Estd 2004, is an independent, not-for-profit platform to connect with the Indian diaspora in the UK, on social, cultural, economic and charitable matters.

Inspiring Indian Women Group, (Not for profit platform) was started with the vision to reach out and inspire each other with their success stories. It not only aims to help and promote Indian culture across the globe but also provide a healthy platform for our Indian women to motivate and support others.

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