He's the real-life version of Sivaji, the software engineer-turned-corruption crusader essayed by Rajinikanth in the blockbuster of the same name. Forty-two-year-old Vijay Anand closed down his software solutions firm in Washington D.C. in 2004 and returned to Chennai to inspire Indians to resist corruption. What prompted the drastic step? "I was running a business in Coimbatore in the early 1990s. Every little thing I needed to get done was possible only by paying a bribe. When I went to the US in 1997, getting my driving licence was a cinch. I made up my mind to do something to stem the rot in the system," he says.  Read More.

Courtesy, India Today, 07/16/2011