Welcome to the Mint Editor’s Podcast.

This is a weekly news podcast where Mint editor R. Sukumar discusses his top stories from the week gone by.

This week’s podcast focuses on two years of the Modi government. On 26 May, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government completed two years in office. It has been an eventful period of policy change and fierce political exchanges amid global economic turmoil. Mint put together a special package of stories by its staffers, expert columns and an opinion poll. The stories presented a holistic picture of the Modi government covering politics, finance, economy and even the agrarian crisis. So what does the Modi report card show? What’s there to like about this government and this Prime Minister? Listen in to the editor’s take on Narendra Modi and this government as it completes two eventful years.

In the other stories, Sukumar discusses the payments bank issue and how the new category of banks can herald a new cashless economy. Finally, the editor analyses how the Flipkart deferrals have made the IITs wary of hiring. Does a start up really need to hire from a prestigious institute? Should the IIT’s be asking start-ups to disclose their source of funding and balance sheets? Or is this just a knee jerk reaction that is common in India?

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