Does every thing about India have to be half assed? When we were socialist, we were half assed socialist. We did not do what socialists primarily do ,i.e., to invest in people. Look at Vietnam, Bangaldesh not to mention China. They have 100% or close to it, literacy and a fairly healthy population. For us socialism meant statism. Let government own everything for the benefit of politicians and beaurocrats!
Then we decided to become half assed capitalist. Not all markets opened up. Labor and land markets are as bad as ever. Make in India but not really!
Now India is trying to be a half assed entrepreneurial country. Here is a 185 definition of what you should be like to be considered a startup. Incidentally, you must have a certified innovation; certified by one of the government sanctioned entity.
No wonder we produce half assed results.