Between Indian and US culture is the public response to any kind of fight or disagreement. In the US the response is to watch what’s happening out of the corner of your eye and maybe discuss it under your breath with your friends. The only reason you would get involved in any conflict would be to choose and join one side of the fight, right? In India, if a guy is arguing loudly with a cop in the street men will walk all the way up -way past US standards for personal space- just to watch what’s going on. No corner of the eye pretending to respect people’s privacy, they pull up a front row seat because they want the gossip. I can only imagine how disconcerting it must be to be an American who finds themselves in a confrontation in public only to find that several Indian men have crowded up close to watch.