India and Indians are known for frugal mindset.In case of shocks or disaster they rebuild and begin their work.Government and people go for middle path
For long ,India under British regime became routine oriented and without innovation and pragmatic attitude in 18th century India was known as a failed society.
After independence India started her journey to development with her own design and now has a global role .Half of the population was illiterate and plural society , it was very difficult to build modern India. Nehru did it with peaceful way.
To adapt new and utilize for own benefit Indians are ahead.IT ,indie was late starter but today India is a force in IT.