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Anoushka Shankar

He is talented enough a film-maker to have been entrusted glamour projects like Pride & Prejudice and Atonement; she, international music royalty and a talented sitarist herself. Joe Wright and Anoushka Shankar’s marriage seemed almost solid amidst bursting bubbles of celebrity matrimony. Sadly, they’ve announced the end of it. We’ll leave it at that.

Is imbibing white wine the sec­ret to the Queen Elizabeth’s sprightly gait at 90? Be that as it may, she was at her sober best at the UK-India Year of Culture party. Kapil Dev and Kam­ala­hasan crowed about our ‘shared culture’ and hobnobbed with royalty. Here, Sukanya and Anoushka Shankar chat up the monarch.

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Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Mumbai.

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Sitarist Anoushka Shankar performs in Pune.

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Anushka Shankar and Norah Jones, daughters of world renowned sitar player late Ravi Shankar, immerse his ashes in the Ganga in Varanasi. Also seen (right) is his wife Sukanya.

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Anoushka Sharma (Pandit Ravi Shankar´s Daughter) with her husband during a Memorial Service for late Pandit Ravi Shankar to pay tribute at a function in New Delhi.

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Sitar player Anoushka Shankar, daughter of legendary sitar player Pt Ravi Shankar, carries her son during presentation of the first Annual Tagore Award for Cultural harmony to her father at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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55th annual Grammy Awards: Best world music album for 'The Living Room Sessions Part I', Anoushka Shankar accepts the award on behalf of Ravi Shankar at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

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Ravi Shankar with daughters Anoushka, left, and Norah Jones

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2002, Indian Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, right, and daughter Anoushka Shankar smile during a press conference in Calcutta.

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Symphony Of Joy After the news of the baby, it was time to tie the knot. At a small private ceremony, Anoushka, every bit the blushing bride, smiled as she exchanged garlands with her Mr Wright. Half-sister Norah Jones was there too. Yup, hearts were broken and tears shed, yet the tale has all the elements of a happily ever after....

Mom’s The Word
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s pregnancy and engagement bulletin was a surprise. The father of the baby, filmmaker Joe Wright, seems thrilled. Marriage? What’s marriage got to do with a baby? Ask Padma Lakshmi, Neena Gupta, Liz Hurley, Halle Berry...the single mothers’ hall of fame.

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