She has cousins who were raised in the United States and said they are culturally more active than she is.“My cousins living here speak Hindi, watch Bollywood movies and celebrate Hindu cultural events,” she said.Ever heard of this term usually coined for Americans Indians - ABCD(American born confused desi)?This is exactly what is wrong with our society in India and their perception about our own people living abroad.Bandyopadhyay feels that addressing someone, as ABCD is a bit derogatory as it implies that one is confused about his or her roots.She prefers to believe that the confusion for those living here is about adopting a certain lifestyle, not about one’s roots. Tag Heuer Bollywood stars tote products on billboards. Sultana Tahrin, a 45-year-old housewife originally from Bangladesh, likes to bring her 10-year-old daughter, Maliha, to the stores that offer traditional jewelry, and shoes so she can foster her daughter’s interest in her native land and lessen the pull of American culture.
It's a false notion that they have identity crisis in America but it is absolutely right when they step inside India. If that makes me “confused” then I’m the happiest, most liberated confused Indian ever.I consider people that divide Indians into confused (i.e.The belief among many South Asians is that Desis, who were born and raised in the United States, are alienated from their roots and more susceptible to embracing the American way of life.RTN.mp3 Mina Sohail reports from Jackson Heights, Queens Hoimi Bandyopadhyay, 22, of Bombay, studies filmmaking at the New York Film Academy.