Can this note stamp out corruption in a land where itâ€™s the norm?
In the secret language of corruption in India, an official expecting a bribe will ask for Mahatma Gandhi to â€œsmileâ€ at him. The revered leader of the independence movement is on all denominations of rupee notes.
With rampant dishonesty ingrained in the bureaucratic culture, an anticorruption group has decided to interpret the euphemism literally by issuing a zero-rupee note.
A direct copy of the 50-rupee note, including Gandhiâ€™s portrait, it is designed to be handed out to officials who demand backhanders.