Progress and development come through transparent governance and open markets underpinned by liberal democracy -- not an elitist ruling class dictating to the people.
Casteism is simply a euphemism for apartheid and alive and robust despite upper castes claiming that it has been ameliorated....while controlling the government, military, media, police, health and education, bureaucracy and so on...
The situation in India (India’s government is now shaming people into using toilets by Rama Lakshmi The Washington Post, 08 Sept 16) is similar to Nepal's Lost Horizon:
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House of Himalayan Crap