We have known something about Hariwansh Rai and Teji Bachchan—the FIRST GENERATION.
We also know quite a lot about Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan—the SECOND GENERATION.
We have heard enough about Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan as well—the THIRD GENERATION.
The couple is expecting their first baby and the media is going gaga (not Lady Gaga, dears) over this expectation.This will be the FOURTH GENERATION.
Let me call it the 4G BABY.
Here is a culling from various media reports for your satiation :
1. The excitement over soon-to-be born Baby B reached fever pitch last night when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visited the Seven Hills hospital. Even though the Bachchan family said Aishwarya will not go in for a C section, many felt that she was being admitted. The family spokesperson said that Aishwarya was at the hospital for a routine check up and left after that. 
2. While you wait, here’s a look at what the astrologers are saying about the baby. Aishwarya, they say is a Scorpio and the baby, if it is born in the second week of November, will be a Scorpio too. So what do the stars hold for the baby and the mother? 
3. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s baby is yet to make its presence felt on this earth, yet much noise and media hype has made it the hot topic of the nation. From 7-star hospital to Aishwarya going in for a C Section delivery on 11.11.11, and not to miss out bets being placed, this baby has captured the interest of everyone and is the most awaited thing to happen next.
4. Aish is likely to deliver her baby in the second week of November and if born as expected, the baby will be a Scorpion like her mother. Aishwarya Rai, born on 1st of November 1973, is a Scorpio and her ruling number is 1. The sun rules this number and those born under it are highly original, artistic and brilliant. She is also very generous and a great humanitarian, involved in a lot of charity work.
5. Do a Scorpion mother and a Scorpion child get along well? A compatibility test on them says…The relationship between a Scorpio child and its Scorpio mother is usually fiery and emotionally intense. Both child and mother are close to one another, and often make great demands on one another`s time. The mother and the child get along well for the most part.
6. On the other hand, disputes, when they do occur, will be fierce and tempestuous. Since it is not unusual for them to clash violently or equally, they can ignore each other for long periods. Or, they can be so devoted to one another that they would not want to spend a moment apart.
7. The coming together of such a duo can bring out the best in both. Determination and strength characterize this relationship. These two can work well together as long as they learn to channelise their energy constructively. The best aspect of this relationship is the intense love this duo feels for each other. They are very focused and devoted, and their shared strength makes them a formidable combination.
There is another perspective that a few blogs rightly point out. While we all agree that the Bachchan baby, when it arrives, will be the most celebrated baby in Bollywood, will it make any difference to you and me? I feel except for temporary euphoria, nothing more.
Here is some more masala from the media gallery:
8. One of the most beautiful women in the world Aishwarya Rai is all set to welcome her bundle of joy any time now. And the media is going on an overdrive, naturally.
9. Now, take a look at this Times of India report – “An internal memo dated November 5, 2011, and circulated by the Broadcast Editors’ Association to television journalists lists ten points that will govern their coverage of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan giving birth to her first child.” I am not sure if this is the first time that such a memo has been published for the birth of a child. A look at the list will make you and me say:  Oh My God!
a)  No pre-coverage of the event.
b)  Story of the birth of the baby to run only after, and on the basis of, official announcement.
c) Story not to run on breaking news band.
d) No camera or OB vans at hospital or any other location (like the Bachchans’ homes Pratiksha or Jalsa) related to the story.
e) Channels will only go for photo-op or press conference if invited.
f) Channels will not carry any MMS or photo of the child. We can carry if issued by the family
g) No astrology show to be done on this issue.
h) No 11.11.11 astro shows to be done.
i) The duration of story to be around a minute/ninety seconds.
j) Obviously, unauthorized entry into hospital not permitted.
10. Is your mouth agape, like mine? Close it, here is more. There were, of course a lot of talks that Amitabh Bachchan had somehow had a role to play behind this memo circulating.  Amitabh Bachchan went ahead to say that someone from the media messaged him asking ‘have you told the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to stop OB Vans from being anywhere near your house and hospital during the delivery of the baby.’
11. Bachchan Sr was rather irritated and he took to the blogosphere to defend himself.  He wrote “This was of course not true and a lot of nonsense, so I put the PR agency to look after the matter. They came back with the response that they contacted the journalist and told them that the news was wrong and refuted it on my behalf, but also told me that apparently there is news that the I&B Ministry has passed an order stating that the dignity of a patient should be respected and that the placing of OB Vans outside hospitals be not allowed.”  Amitabh certainly claims he had no role in it.
12.According to Hindustan Times, reports suggest that Rs 150 crore is riding on bets on whether Ash will deliver on November 11 or not. This date has come after hundreds of years and astrologers say it’s auspicious – that’s why it’s a hot favorite with most betters,’ says a Delhi-based bookie. ‘After 11.11.11, it’s Children’s Day that’s a favorite,’ says a punter. Now, isn’t that quite a lot of money?
13.But, did you know that 11.11.11 is not really an auspicious date. On 11.11.11, the planets are about to change their positions in a big way and it will affect people in different ways. Aishwarya is a Scorpio and the baby if it is born in the second week will be a Scorpio too. So what does the stars hold for the baby and the mother?
14.Here is what the astrologers say about the baby:When it arrives, it will be the most celebrated baby in Bollywood, no doubt. But, pray tell me, what change will it make to my life or yours? I repeat,except for the initial temporary euphoria,nothing much.
One thing I am pretty sure is that this 4G BABY  will become a Brand Ambassador for a number of products and services like the earlier generations 2 and 3. As to which products or services the BABY will endorse-your guess is as good as mine.
So,let’s wait till the stork delivers the 4G BABY in person,or by courier….
There are lot many other things to think about,for me and you–like the inflation,the rising fuel prices,the King of Good Times (Vijay Mallya) of Kingfisher Airlines coming to bad times,the upward revision in interest rate in savings bank and other schemes of Post Office Deposits.   
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  2. J S BROCA says:

    DEAR READERS,here is one more story :Bookies bet big on Aishwarya’s baby

    New Delhi, November 09, 2011
    There may be restrictions on the news coverage around the birth of actors Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s baby, but that hasn’t stopped the bookies from betting big money on it.Reports suggest that Rs 150 crore is riding on bets on whether Ash will deliver on November 11 or not. “This date has come after hundreds of years and astrologers say it’s auspicious — that’s why it’s a hot favourite with most betters,” says a Delhi-based bookie.
    “After 11.11.11, it’s Children’s Day that’s a favourite,” says a punter.
    Reportedly, bets have also been placed on the gender of the child — 70 paise per rupee on a girl and 80 paise per rupee on a boy. The amount put up in the betting pool has allegedly reached the figures Indo-Pak cricket matches generally do.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is nine months pregnant, made a public appearance with husband Abhishek Bachchan at a party thrown by designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla in Mumbai on Tuesday.

    Wait for more news………


  3. J S BROCA says:


    Preparations are on in full swing at the Bachchan household for the arrival of Baby B. The big day may well be today. “The family gathers together from all over as we wait for the ‘arrival’ .. Greatest joy for me – a full house and the ‘chahel – pahel'” says the latest tweet from Aishwarya’s father-in-law, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. This follows the full day of excitement and expectation that Aishwarya’s baby would indeed be born on 11.11.11.

    On Friday night, Mr Bachchan’s Twitter timeline was jammed with messages congratulating him for the birth of Aishwarya’s baby boy. This, after another round of gossip claiming she had delivered on the day which reportedly had 150 crore riding on it as bookies across the country went on an overdrive.
    “Getting congratulatory messages on Aishwarya delivering a boy !!! Guess they know more than even she does !! False and incorrect news,” Mr Bachchan tweeted.
    Not much activity was seen at night around the Seven Hills Hospital where the Bachchan Baby is due to arrive.
    There was high interest building up outside the hospital as 11.11.11 dawned and progressed. Passersby craned their necks through cracks and crevices in the boundary wall surrounding the hospital, hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the Bachchan family.
    Aishwarya, we believe was at Jalsa through the day. However, there was been no word from the family or from her spokesman, today.


  4. J S BROCA says:

    Dear Readers,the WAIT is over.Here is the latest on 4G BABY :Source :Yahoo
    It’s a baby girl for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The former Miss World had been admitted to the Seven Hills hospital yesterday. An overjoyed dad Abhishek Bachchan tweeted ‘It’s a girl’ and the proud grandfather Amitabh Bachchan tweeted ‘I am dada to the cutest baby girl’.
    More on this soon….

    J S Broca
    New Delhi
    16th Nov 2011

  5. J S BROCA says:

    Dear Readers,
    Some more BREAKING NEWS on 4G BABY :Source :Yahoo.
    By the way, according to Times of India, astrologers are saying that the baby’s name should ideally start with the alphabet K. Will the Bachchan’s do that? We do not know, but this makes and interesting read. Tinsel town celebrities like Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor and Bipasha Basu tweeted congratulatory messages to the Bachchan family welcoming the little ‘angel’. What did they say?Aishwarya, is a Scorpio and the baby, born today morning is a Scorpio too. So what do the stars hold for the baby and the mother? Lets see what the astrologers say about Aishwarya and her baby.

    16TH NOV 2011

  6. J S BROCA says:

    Dear Readers,
    People are curious about Aishwaryas baby’s looks.Someone has even gone to the extent of posting a FAKE photo of mother and daughter.Here is the link :

    2oth November 2011

  7. J S BROCA says:

    Dear Readers

    Here is the reaction from the Bachchans on the FAKE photos:
    Bachchans upset with morphed pictures of newborn….link:


    20TH NOV 2011

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