They understand that we live in a modern era where things are much different than they used to be.
1.) American education is not the best in the world because frankly, we're rather stupid.
But nonetheless, there are COUNTLESS opportunities for us and we ALWAYS have a choice here.
There's always some sort of backup plan that's available to us, even if we don't plan on it.
They want them to have a sense of identity and pride.
They want their kids to grow up in a multicultural society, but when it comes time for marriage, they expect them to marry only the religion that matches theirs, and only the age that matches theirs, and only professions that are high paying and considered "respectable"? I can't speak on behalf of Indians who do have families like that, but I am Guyanese and Argentine so I'm obviously mixed.
2.) My father is Guyanese and my mother understands his culture very well.
My father wants me to remember where my roots came from, which all parents wish their kids could do.
There's countless jobs we could have that would give us recognition.
Indian parents are extremely competitive and want their kids to be the best.
Why would you go through all the trouble to give your kids a good education in the US and try to give them a better life than you ever had, just for them to go back to India?