Here's the thing about any demographic group: just like wih bomb threats, even if a large proportion of calls are pranks, you can't take a chance and ignore them all. You may have to suffer through a long list of unskilled Indians who only learned a few buzzwords and got their certifications from a relative or subcontractor, but at some point you're bound to find a real gem. The trick is to find ways to discard incompetents quickly.
For instance, you have to ask the HR drone who does the phone screening to remove any question that can be answered with "yes", "no", "I'm certified" or "I have plenty of experience". It takes a while to tune the questionnaire but it's worth it. Somewhere amid the garbage there's gonna be a rock star, that's almost always the case.
Bullshitting their way to a job interview has long been a typical Indian move, but more and more I've started to notice this pattern emerging from other groups (East Europeans, North Africans and Chinese mostly). I will never understand the strategy because there's just no way it can lead to a great career, but until this signal-to-noise issue is resolved, recruiting will remain a nightmare, and those public employees and/or SJW who come up with racism accusations very very quickly when they don't understand the reality are making it even more difficult.
To anyone who contributed to these accusations against Palantir, fuck you.