India’s Goods and Service Tax is far from a true economic reform but rather the product of a political compromise in a wildly diverse country. It disregards economic principles and is full of imperfections. Nonetheless small steps forward are better than nothing.
India has one of the most progressive intellectual property laws that manages to balance patent protection and citizen’s rights. It has enabled a generic pharmaceutical industry to thrive. There are increasing signs that Western - especially US - pharmaceutical companies are trying to end India's status of the "world's pharmacy", putting the lives of millions of people in the Global South at stake.
India will soon be Facebook's largest market. There are still huge growth possibilities. With "Free Basics" the company tried to convince India that it was giving the poor "vital resources for health and education", even though in reality it was essentially pursuing a business strategy to win over future prosumers. The Indian internet community made net neutrality something worthwhile fighting for and won the uneven battle.