Is GDP as effective measure of Growth and Development as it is said to be?

As many of you have noticed, most of the talk of economic recovery is happening in terms of real GDP growth rate. Indeed, this was the variable that was being used until the Covid crisis to analyse the state of the economy.
But do you wonder how good is GDP as a measure of growth and development?
Or is it a consumerist measure?
What is the impact of GDP drop on India and the world post Covid Pandemic ?
What should be our strategy?

And more questions like this answered by Dr. K Siddhartha.