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A lot of humans, very little humanity?

A domestic servant we employed was badly hit by a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist offered to take the victim to a hospital. He put the victim in a taxi while he rode right in front as if to navigate the taxi to the hospital. At an intersection, he took a different turn and vanished. Well, this is common in india. In fact, wherever there is a road accident, it is common to see people simply crowding and watching the victims – until a rare "Samaritan" comes by to help.

Take the recent flood disaster in the Himalayan temple towns. Thanks to india's free and powerful media – the government and the politically-motivated were forced into action. Thousands of people were rescued. Unfortunately, what happened at the disaster site was even worse than what typically happens on roads:
In most societies of the world, people jump in to help when there is a human disaster. Why is the response so very different in india?

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