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Women Artists of India

Once upon a time a girl lived with her uncle in northern India. He was a famous wrier. The girl was in awe of her uncle’s creativity and position. She looked up to him. One day her uncle was asked “Why is it that after Rabindranath Tagore, no other author of that...

The Quicksilver People

Gypsy. Noun. Member of a wandering people of Hindu origin with dark skin and hair living often by basket-making, horse-dealing, fortune-telling, etc., and speaking a language related to Hindi; person resembling or living like a Gypsy; from the word Egyptian, from the...

Facing a New Reality

But Usha is crying silently. Her dull green sari is draped carelessly over her hunched shoulders. Her worn eyes glance restlessly over the Indian film magazine as she talks, sometimes with passions but mostly with resignation.   Usha’s grief is simple. She barely...