- Politics and Social Issues
How Long Will India Hold South Asia Back?
India, often termed by Indian Media as the next superpower. However, Indian Socioeconomic and standard of living doesn't really make it much persuasive as the next global superpower. India, a country populated with 1.3 billion people and 1.5% growth annually is being pushed to the brink and Media is playing a big role behind it. Unfortunately, it's in a state of denial. What's more unfortunate is India looks like a giant but pitiful neighbor when compared to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and China.
How much Indians deny, Their western neighbor Pakistan has always been economically more prosperous than India. With lower poverty rate and more public facilities such as Sanitation, housing and infrastructure, Pakistan has always been ahead of India. Under $2 Day: India: 75.6% Pakistan: 60.19%
Bangladesh, once was much poorer than India today looks back and find India stuck at the same place. Bangladesh's economic and social development has been hailed by World Bank and other International Organizations. Bangladesh have cut down it's poverty rate by half and attained GDP growth of 6% annually for last 15 years. Under $2 Day: India: 75.6% Bangladesh: 49.6%