ABCDs, FOBs, and now IBCAs

June 2011 Khabar Magazine

ABCDs, FOBs, and now IBCAs

How about IBCA (Indian-Born Confused Americans) or OAIO (Old Americans of Indian Origin)?

Being born in one country and living in another has created a place/time identity crisis for me. The place-confusion for us from India started with Christopher Columbus, who after landing in the New World named the Native Americans “Indians,” because he thought he was in India. Long ago, when I told a man I was an Indian from Jodhpur, he said he hadn’t heard of that tribe…continue reading…


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