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1.
A shake of the head from left to right in a 45 degree angle which usually means a "Maybe", i.e. Neither a Yes nor a No.

Typically used in India and nearby regions to say "yes" out of politeness or duress, but really meaning a "maybe".
1. There are times when the Indian headshake can be useful. Like when your girlfriend or wife asks you whether she has gained weight.

2. Seagull Manager: Can you get this presentation done by this evening...

Junior Employee (fearing for his job): <does the Indian headshake> I think so

Seagull Manager: Great, I'll expect it in my email by 4pm.
by MalFactor March 25, 2011