This one is gonna get you all a little hazy, for a while at least!
A girl asking a guy out is still uncommon in India. Thanks to our society and movies, it is always a boy who is expected to ask a girl out. In fact, the movies portray an altogether different image of a relationship. Not only does the male protagonist chase the girl to impress her but he also objectifies her and eventually gets her (blah!). But reel life is far different from real life and so here girls do ask guys out. To some extent, the influence of Western culture is also responsible for this drastic change but mostly, it is, the current generation which has changed and changed for good!
There is absolutely no big deal in asking a guy out. And it's totally okay if he says no, it's not the end of the world, is it? As they say, if Plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. I wouldn't mind approaching a guy if he is single and I like him. So you can always ask him out for a coffee. Being straightforward always helps. If you are one of the intellectual sorts and are fond of artistic things, you can also ask him out to an exhibition or an art gallery. Of course, you don't have to freak him out by telling him that you are in love with him (even if you are) because that would be too soon and guys really get scared with such surprises. Take it slow!
Go out for 2-3 dates and then then take it to the next level. If you don't find the connect with him, tell him politely. Don't start ignoring or avoiding him. So, now that you know the do's and the don'ts, just go ahead with your plan!