Vijay Anand is the founder of Fifth Pillar of India, a grassroots corruption watchdog that uses the power of a collective message to stand up against street-level graft. The group’s message to public officials: ask for a bribe and you’re asking for trouble.
In this 100Voices video, Anand talks about the “Zero Rupee Note,” a small piece of paper citizens can hand out when asked for a bribe. He says this seemingly small gesture is proving surprisingly effective.
Anand spoke at Transparency International’s 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Brasília in November. He was interviewed by 100Reporters’ Chad Bouchard.