Karishma K. Shah is a Research Associate at the Centre for Knowledge Alternatives, Pune. Her areas of interest include finance, public policy, and administration. She holds an undergraduate degree (B.B.A) with a specialisation in finance and was honoured with a gold medal for Outstanding Scholastic Performance. Additionally, she has completed a diploma in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialisation in political science. Her areas of interest include finance, public policy, and administration.