India is the fifth largest economy in the world today. India's finance minister predicted it would be the third largest by 2030.
And yet, the situation of an average Indian is one of the worst in the world.
India's infant mortality rate is worse than Iraq's.
An average Indian makes less money than his counterpart in Sri Lanka.
The female literacy rate is worse than Congo's.
And, life expectancy in the world's fourth most polluted country is lower than Bangladesh's.
How can we explain this dichotomy? Why is the average Indian worse off than his counterpart in other developing countries like Algeria, Indonesia, Mongolia and Morocco?
This is the India that the government does not want you to know about: the India where healthcare doesn't work, corruption is rampant, criminals get elected to public office, the rich go scot-free, most don't pay income taxes, and inequality is out of control.