Parents are supposed to love and care for their children unconditionally, but that is rarely the case (in my experience). Indian parents will love and care for you as long as you conform with their beliefs, as long as you do everything they expect from you, as long as they have everything their way. They can not accept the fact that you are an individual person and have your thoughts, opinions, life.
Does anyone else felt they have lost their parents in the societal structure of patriarchy? They are so conditioned that they can't see beyond what was taught to them. They can't accept that you as an independent woman want to live your life in your own way. They have only 1 lesson to give: you are a girl, you need to adjust (in family, in future when married, in office; basically always) and conform with others and to not speak your own thoughts ever.
I wish I had parents who could look beyond their preset frame of thinking.