Finally got my Visa after trying for six weeks to get the necessary documentation and then myself out to the consulate with the documents. Once there, waited around for six hours, give or take, to fill in forms, be interviewed to the satisfaction of the official that I was indeed going to be working out in India (that part takes about 30 seconds), them to endorse the visa and finally collect it. Visa collection in particular is like an extreme form of waiting for the bus—you wait for six hours and then twenty or so are handed out in about two minutes flat.