I personally know a few Indian friends of mine who got jobs with IBM because they had "contacts." One of my friend's father was some hot shot in IBM and he had the "Privilege" of job interview "over the phone."
I remember we were 5 or 6 friends sitting at my indian friend's place, who was a fresh graduate from UW in Madison, helping him answer technical questions (I am absolutely not exaggerating).
The next thing we heard was he got a full time job offer from IBM.
It was funny then as we all were fresh graduates but after applying for 101 billion jobs with IBM and not getting back even a "no" for an answer, I start to feel angry at IBM and bad for myself for their policies.
Any other experience likes this?