Executive Team

Amulya Ashwathappa
Research Associate

Amulya Ashwathappa is a graduate from Jindal Global Law School. Her areas of interest are in Gender Studies and Constitutional Law. She is currently working as a Research Associate at Daksh.

Arunav Kaul
Research Associate

Arunav Kaul is working in the area of empirical legal research, and in particular with the judiciary, as an associate at Daksh. He has a B.A., LL.B. (Hons) from the School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru.


Gaurav Banerjee
Data Analyst

Gaurav has a BE in Computer Science Engineering and dual certification in data science and analytics. He has experience working with statistical tools and machine learning algorithms. He works as a Data Analyst at DAKSH


Harish Narasappa

Harish is a lawyer and founding partner of the law firm, Samvad Partners, headquartered in Bengaluru. Harish has extensive experience in advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, banking, corporate financing, private equity, projects, regulatory, and dispute resolution matters. Harish is a trustee of the Singamma Sreenivasan Foundation and the Punarchith Collective. He is also a member of the Karnataka Election Watch and National Election Watch. Harish has a BA, LLB (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, a BCL from the University of Oxford (where he was a Radhakrishnan Scholar), and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of London.


K. V. Balasubramanyam
Accounts and Project Executive

K.V. Balasubramanyam is a Accounts and Project Executive at DAKSH. He has a Post Graduate Degree in Commerce from Bangalore University. He handles Finance, Accounts, Audit and Project Administration.


Kishore Mandyam

Kishore is the Chief Executive Officer of PK4 Software, Bengaluru, a market leader in cloud and mobile business solutions for non-Western markets. He has over 24 years of experience in the software industry. He is the technology mastermind for all DAKSH’s initiatives.

Kishore has a degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University.


Rangin Tripathy
Visiting Fellow

Rangin is faculty of law at National Law University Odisha. He has completed his Ph.D from National Law University Odisha on judicial performance evaluation. He completed his LLM from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and B.A., L.L.B. from University Law College, Utkal University. His primary interest lies in empirical enquiries in the area of judicial reforms.


Shruthi Naik
Research Associate

Shruthi Naik is a graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. Having a keen interest in studying access to justice in India, she is a research associate at Daksh working on the rule of law project.

Shruti Vidyasagar
Lawyer and Editor

Shruti is a lawyer and editor. She has pursued a varied legal practice in Bengaluru for several years, advising clients on matters ranging from contracts, employment, intellectual property, foreign investment and corporate compliance, to women’s rights and matrimonial law. She consults with several Indian and multinational companies on dealing with workplace sexual harassment. She also edits books and journals on law, society, development, business and management.  

Shruti has an undergraduate degree (B.A.L., LL.B.) from Bangalore University and a post-graduate degree (BCL) from the University of Oxford.


Surya Prakash B S
Fellow and Programme Director

Surya Prakash is a chartered accountant and lawyer with more than 14 years of experience in handling tax functions of large global IT companies.


Siddharth Mandrekar Rao
Research Associate

Siddharth Mandrekar Rao is working on research on Political Economy and the Judiciary. He has an MSc in Political Science from LSE and Political Economy and a BA in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology from Christ University.