Here’s a clue. Those people you are clearly praising are essentially free to produce what they want, so long as able, trade with whom they want, at whatever terms they want. What they lack is capital beyond their own labor and a measly few rupees, and that’s why they are going to be perpetually stuck. The capital will come, of course, but completely inaccessible to them. The capital will come as a 3-way partnership between multi-national corporations and their bedfellow politicians in Washington D.C. and New Delhi.
I’ve traveled throughout a number of 3rd world countries: Korea (when it was 3rd world), Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mexico, and a few others. Those pictures of yours are essentially interchangeable. It’s the same in all these places. That’s why so many of these people do so well if they get a chance to come over here. They already know how to make a living without having an employer. They’ve done it all their lives and it’s second nature to them. At least, when they come here, they can get access to real capital, so long as they’re willing to be bled by the state every now and then.