What to talk about with strangers and unknown guests at home?Starting the conversation with the strangers outside or unknown guests at home is an art which not everyone possesses. Often there are situations when we have to start the conversation with unknown people or lesser known guests at home to keep them engaged so that they do not get bored. In such circumstances, we all know there are some routine things which we start talking about like how did you come – by bus or taxi, were you able to locate our house, how is weather at your place, how was the traffic on the road, where do you work etc.
These are a few things we start with just for the sake of starting the conversation. But after these few topics sometimes we find that we and the guest both are out of words and we sit silently staring here and there and at each other's faces.
Apart from the above stale topics which give an impression of forcible talking can there be any better and meaningful topics to start an engaging conversation with guests and people lesser known to us?