The other day I came across two siblings for the first time (whose parents I knew well) who appeared to have nothing in common –looks wise, behavior wise and temperament wise. I noticed the girl resembled one parent and her brother the other. If it had to be measured in percentage, I felt both scored cent percent as the daughter was like her mother in every respect-short in stature, short tempered and self opinionated. Her brother was a complete contrast – tall, fair and open minded. There was no doubt that these traits were the result of their genes. I wondered whether they would change with time when they are thrown into the world outside, where the environment would be totally different from that which they have been brought up or these traits would continue all their life, which would come out triumphant-genes or environment or a blend of both in equal/unequal measure.
n.meera raghavendra rao