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FAQs on Donations to ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine

How can I donate to ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine?

You can donate to ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine by clicking on

Here you can make one-time, monthly, or annual contributions.

You can also send your donations via cheques, payable to ‘JKM Publications’ to

The Manager,

City Darpan,

801/1, Sector 40A,

Chandigarh 160036

Why does ‘City Darpan’ asks its readers and viewers for support?

‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine is published by the JKM Publications, a publishing house of non-profit company-JKM Welfare Foundation registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act. The founding premise of ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine is this: if good journalism is to survive and thrive, it can only do so by being both editorially and financially independent. This means relying principally on contributions from readers and concerned citizens who have no interest other than to sustain a space for quality journalism.

How does a recurring support plan help ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine?

News gathering and publishing is a human-intensive exercise. Any report published by The Wire requires at least 4-5 individuals to actively work on it. To keep The Wire sustainable, we have to create a predictable and stable source of income. A recurring support plan by our readers and viewers is the best way to achieve this.

Will a donation of a sum as low as Rs 200 a month help ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine?

Yes. Every small bit counts. When you commit to support us with Rs 200 every month or even Rs 10 for an article/news, we see someone who is making our democracy stronger. This gives us confidence to continue doing our work.

Why do I not get a freebie for my recurring support?

We would love to give you something in exchange for your support, however, the income tax rules prevent us from doing so. If we offer you anything in exchange for your support, then the amount collected will be regarded as commercial revenue and not a donation.

Why do I have to be an Indian citizen?

Under Indian law, only Indian citizens and Indian entities can make donations to a media non-profit like ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine. If you are a non-resident Indian (NRI), you can still make a donation, in any currency. But Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) may not.

What information will ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine collect from me when I make a payment?  

‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine will retain your email id and mobile number to ensure that payment confirmation or failure can be recorded and intimated. The tax laws also mandate that we must gather personally identifiable information, such as name, email id, phone number, and address of all contributors to extend tax benefits. Other information such as PAN card details for amounts above Rs 4999 are retained as per current tax laws.

Do I have to share PAN details for donations?

‘City Darpan’ used to collect PAN details for all contributions, however, as per the advice of our accountants and lawyers, we now collect PAN details for contributions above Rs 4999.

Are contributions made to ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine tax free?

No as for now, contributions made to ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine are not tax-exempted for we don’t have 80G of the Income Tax Act facility.

Is my information safe?

Yes. ‘City Darpan’-National Hindi Monthly News Magazine does not share any information you share during the payment process with any third party other than the payments service providers. We also promise not to sell or trade your information in any form. The data collected during the process is stored in a way that complies with the best data security protocols in the industry.

How long does a recurring contribution remain active?

All recurring contributions remain active until cancelled.

How can I cancel my recurring contribution?

You can cancel from here: 

Can I make an offline donation?

Yes, you can also send us your donation cheques made out to ‘JKM Publications’ via regular mail to the following address:-

The Manager,

City Darpan,

801/1, Sector 40A,

Chandigarh 160036

Please make sure you mention your PAN numbers while making the donation.

Can I make a cash donation?

Small cash donations against a receipt can be made in person only if you provide us with your PAN details, address and phone number.

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