Roadside dynamics

Road Side-1

Roadside, Roorkee, India. I am intrigued by the social dynamics in this picture, a gypsy woman with a baby in her lap next to a gypsy tent is talking to a Sikh, and another person who are sitting by a roadside shop. One of the person seated might be a rickshaw wallah too. Is she just talking or begging, I can't tell? Is that tent to the left hers?