Why Great Men Are No Longer Born In India?

You don’t have to look far for the reason. It stares in your eyes if you keep them open.

All because of successive Indian Governments aggressively pursuing Family Planning initiatives, particularly Narendra Modi’s.


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We didn’t have the tools before. Now thanks to Big Data, we know:

Mahathma Gandhi was the son of the fourth wife of his father.

Babasaheb  Ambedkar was the 14th issue of his father.

Ravindranath Tagore was also the 14th issue of his father.

Subash Chandra Bose was the 9th among the 14 siblings.

Swami Vivekananda was the 6th among the 10 siblings.

So, folks, if our children are where they’re in life, it’s not their (un)doing:-)

You know who to blame!

And all this science-speak of sperms and eggs degrading with age…



Source: Received thru whatsApp; veracity not checked.


3 Responses to Why Great Men Are No Longer Born In India?

  1. theotheri says:

    Scientific data can sometimes make things seem a lot simpler than they are. What any individual accomplishes is related to many more factors than birth order. Data that makes this a little clearer asks many additional questions before emphasizing the importance of birth order or family size. Ask, for instance what economic class high achievers were born into? what educational opportunities did they have? what about their generational background – such as the offspring of American slaves or the lowest castes in India, or the lower classes in Britain compared to more “entitled” offspring in the same countries?

    Even the number of sibs one has is often related to other more causative factors. A much larger percentage of women die in childbirth and children die before the age of five in larger, poorer, less educated families. One might also ask broader cultural questions such as those related to religion, ethnicity or political structures of varying countries.

    As I say, looking at the birth order of a small number of high achievers without asking about other, quite possibly more significant influences, can lead to false conclusions.


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