It has been reported that ‘’ (IPAB), a registered charitable trust fighting against corruption, has received 35,000 hits since its launch in August. Its co-founder Swati Ramanathan is reported to have said that the hits received were not only from India, but also from 111 countries including the USA, UK, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. It is reported that roughly 530 reports about payment of bribes had been received. Ms Swathi said that the project is designed to tackle corruption by “harnessing the collective energy of citizens”. The web site provides space for people who have paid bribes against their will to tell their stories. IPAB programme co-ordinator, Raghunandan, said that a team from Transparency International from Bangladesh was due to visit Bangalore on October 24 to study how IPAB was functioning.