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Last updated on: December 15, 2012 09:51 IST

Parents rush to get children born on 12-12-12!


Expectant parents flooded maternity homes in Varanasi, inundating doctors with requests to deliver their babies on 12/12/12, the once-in-a-century date, which is also being hailed as a very auspicious day by the astrologers.

Neetu Rani, who is expecting her baby a few days ahead of the unique birth date, said that she is ready to go to any length to hear the first cry of her newborn on 12/12/12. However, medical experts advise against opting for a Caesarean section over a natural birth just for the sake of choosing the baby's birthday. 

The date 12.12.12 is also being considered auspicious numerologically as it adds up to the lucky 9, according to astrologers.

Video: 12-12-12


WATCH: Vidya Balan-Siddharth Roy Kapur get married

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After so many speculations, the Ooh la la girl, Vidya Balan has finally tied the knot with her long time beau Siddharth Roy Kapoor in Mumbai. 

Vidya Balan and UTV's head honcho Siddharth Roy Kapur's wedding ceremonies began early in the morning today. 

It was a complete private affair attended by their family members and close friends. 

A huge bus with Vidya's relatives from the south arrived at the venue of the function. Ronnie Screwvala and Kunal Roy Kapoor were also present.

Video: Vidya Balan gets married

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Vidya dazzles at her private MEHENDI

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In the series of celebrations leading up to Vidya Balan's wedding on December 14, the mehndi ceremony took place on December 12 at the actress's Khar residence.

The do was attended only by close family and Vidya's friends from school and college.
Dressed in a Bengali sari and floral jewellery, the bride-to-be beamed at the cameras as she made an appearance.

Video: Vidya Balan's Mehendi

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MESMERISING: Pt Ravi Shankar-Anoushka

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Legendary musician Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in San Diego on Wednesday. He was 92.
The musician was admitted to the Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla last Thursday after he complained of breathing difficulties. 

A recipient of Bharat Ratna in 1996, Shankar maintained residences in both India and the United States.

Video: Pt ravi Shankar with Anoushka

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Pandit Ravi Shankar teaches George Harrison

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Labelled the 'godfather' of world music, Ravi Shankar undertook an extraordinary journey from the banks of Ganges to the heart of the west, mesmerising them with Indian ragas and partnering with musical greats like Beatles' George Harrison and Yehudi Menuhin

Video: Pt Ravi Shankar teaches George Harrison

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How the youth rediscovered Pt Ravi Shankar


In an interview with Pandit Ravi Shankar and George Harrison, Panditji talks about what he and George created spread like wild fire and the young re-discovered him.

Video: Pt Ravi Shankar