You may ask what is in a date, but many Bangaloreans are scrambling to take part in the last 12-12-12 of this century. While some women are pushing for a Caesarean delivery so that their babies are born on this day, many couples are also manipulating astrologers to fix their wedding date on this ‘special’ day.
It was sheer coincidence for Avinash Shastri that his wedding date was fixed on 12-12-12. “My wedding was actually fixed for later, but my to-be-wife had exams on that date. We went to the astrologer again for another date and coincidently he gave us this date,” he said.
Avinash is now excited as 12-12-12 is also Rajnikanth’s birthday. “We only realised a week back that it was Rajnikanth’s birthday. It really didn’t matter to me but now that it is such a big deal, I will definitely brag about it,” said Avinash who works as a programme developer.
But for some other people it is just another day. “This time my birthday falls on this date. And everyone is making such a big deal about it. How does it make a difference? Will I get a promotion in the following year? Or win a lottery? I don’t believe in all these things,” said Sharmila Singh, a photographer.
According to Dr G Suresh, his hospital in Koramangala, is booked to operate on four women for Caesarean deliveries. “We don’t encourage it. For some date people should not put their life in danger,” he said.
But the unique date does make a difference in some people’s life. MC Abbas will be celebrating his birthday in a big way this year. “I feel so lucky that my birthday is on 12-12-12. I share my birthday with Rajnikanth. The theme for my party will be Rajnikanth’s different avatars. I am buying a lot of props like wigs, caps, etc. At the end of the party I will be screening Rajnkanth’s hit films,” he said.