When China decides to build a road, build a bridge, or build a port, it gets done. Or at least that has been the impression. That perception is strengthened by its dash from an ′also ran′ to the world's second largest economy in three decades - a feat never achieved before. The Chinese state is like a proverbial Emperor, its wish is a command. In India, on the other hand, people complain about constraints on the acquisition of land, an archaic and horrendously slow legal system, and the so-called “democratic drag” as barriers to growth.