Traveling to India: How to greet people?

India is a part of global village. While it is a country and almost a nation, it is a place of diversity in all respect. The crucial problem is greeting on first meeting. How do we greet each other. While there are many methods but there is thread of emotion behind the gestures. The gesture varies from the clasping of hands in traditional Namaste or Namaskar to plain or simple nod.
The popular gesture is plain and simple nodding of head with short bowing like gesture. This is presently the universal greeting if there no further interaction is intended.
Next is handshake in English way. This is popular in all business meets. Continue reading