B school interviews are a favourite topic of posting and discussion on Indian blogs. There are entire egroups dedicated to dissecting interview experiences. Then of course, there's the popular forum pagalguy where junta agonises about why Ram was selected over Shyam, for no obvious reason.
What's rare is to hear from the other side of the table. What do these interview panels really look for? A friend who was recently part of just such a panel at a well known Mumbai B school has some of the answers.