The US has recently claimed that due to India’s higher growth rate, the country shouldn’t be called “developing”. Rather they have coined a new term for us, a fourth category called “transforming”.
Considering how unpredictable the Western “powerhouse” is, you have to be cynical about this particular comment. Certain purists argue that this could be because they want to refuse aid to the nation from on, or at least reduce it, under the UNO’s programme.
India is definitely racing ahead, leading to all the “positivitism” in our less-than-gifted lives. But I had rather be developing than developed. Because once your developed, you never know how to improve more. In the case of developing, you have no boundaries and success is no destination. That way, maybe your more successful than even the developed…..