A man in Calcutta, India, has finally won an interview for that state government
job he applied for - 34 years ago.
Ravindra Nath Halder, 52 and a grandfather, was just a teen-ager when he put
his name down for work at a state labor exchange office in Marxist-ruled West
Bengal, according to the Reuters news agency.
Halder, now a snack shop owner, said he was amazed to get the letter dated
March 6 from the labor exchange asking him to come for an interview. "I'd
given up hope. I'd applied in 1968. I'm now 52 and too old for a government
He's not being modest about being too old. Anyone older than 37 is ineligible
for a job in the state government or its affiliated organizations.