Speaking with Anthony D'Costa on the challenges facing India’s economy.
With about half of its population under the age of 25, how will India create enough jobs to cater for the millions of young people entering its workforce?
Given the legacy issues Modi had to take on, his first year in office stands up to criticism.
Getting foreign investment into export-oriented labour-intensive sectors in India has been stymied by rigid labour laws.
Following in the footpath of China, India is seeking new state to state tie-ups. Australia should answer the call.
Mindful of the short attention span of voters, Modi's economic advisers have been careful to avoid selling economic policy as the answer to India's problems.
By turning the focus to an aspirational society, Modi has championed the democratic case for economic growth at all costs.
India's Modi-led progress on sanitation, rivers and life insurance is overshadowed by the need for a professionally staffed public health service.
Modi's first year in office saw him visit 19 countries, spending 52 days abroad. But his energy shown overseas has not been matched by the requisite zeal for domestic economic reform.
One year on from his swearing in, Modi's "more governance, less government" mantra is coming unstuck, and simplistic public debates are not helping.