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Shiva Kumaran

Shiva Kumaran

The author tracks Christian Evangelism and NGOs in India and can be followed on Twitter @sighbaboo

Examining the Proposed Amendments to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules (2011)
Archives, Demography (Persecution & Proselytisation)

Examining the Proposed Amendments to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules (2011)

Shiva Kumaran- June 29, 2015

Thus, the Proposed Amendments to FCRR logically follows from Clause 9 of FCRA. It is not something that has been pulled out of one’s hat. Read More

Cancellation of registrations of 1000+ NGOs in AP is a welcome move
Archives, Demography (Persecution & Proselytisation)

Cancellation of registrations of 1000+ NGOs in AP is a welcome move

Shiva Kumaran- March 16, 2015

The Foreign Contribution (Regulatory) Act (FCRA) provides a mechanism for Organizations to receive foreign funds for various activities which are broadly classified into Educational, Religious, Economic, Social and so ... Read More

Ford Foundation-funded Indian organizations via FCRA: 2006-2012
Archives, Commentary

Ford Foundation-funded Indian organizations via FCRA: 2006-2012

Shiva Kumaran- February 17, 2015

Ford Foundation (FF) is a philanthropic organization headquartered in New York, which provides grants to organizations around the world who can assist it in its objectives. ... Read More

Foreign funding details of Evangelical organizations in Kerala
Archives, Demography (Persecution & Proselytisation)

Foreign funding details of Evangelical organizations in Kerala

Shiva Kumaran- January 30, 2015

In an earlier piece, we had learnt of the spread of Evangelical organizations receiving funding via FCRA (FCRA-NGOs for short. A few Government organizations too, receive ... Read More

How foreign evangelical organizations set the agenda of FCRA-receiving Indian NGOs
Archives, Demography (Persecution & Proselytisation)

How foreign evangelical organizations set the agenda of FCRA-receiving Indian NGOs

Shiva Kumaran- November 8, 2014

One of the fundamental things we need to understand is the "ownership" of Indian NGOs who are registered under FCRA and receiving foreign funds. For ... Read More

Gospel for Asia and its Indian connections
Archives, Demography (Persecution & Proselytisation)

Gospel for Asia and its Indian connections

Shiva Kumaran- September 7, 2014

Readers of IndiaFacts are not unaware of Gospel For Asia Inc (hereinafter referred to as GFAI). We had earlier covered one of its activities – ... Read More