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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...