Wishing a stranger , will it be accepted in India?Recently one of my friend had been to US to visit his son. He was there in US for almost two Months. He was quite impressed with the discipline, cleanliness and other habits of people in US. One good quality he liked about the people in US was their socialization. Every person during the morning walk smile at each other and wish them even though they do not know each other.
My friend after returning India started practicing this habit and after few days he was forced to stop. First day when he smiled at one unknown person, the other person started staring at him in a grim face. My friend did no venture to wish him further. Next day he smiled at another person and wished him. The other person replied : Pagal hai kya?.