America: Welcome to the Third World
The society in countries like India have learnt to cope with disasters as inefficient governments time and again fail to be prepared for calamity or handle a disastrous situations. An individual seems to show more empathy towards his fellow sufferers in India than in US. This is true only during disasters. On a normal day, an Indian is as selfish as a human can be.
Systems were built in US, values were not. Indian governments haven't been successful at building system or values. Thankfully they haven't been successful in breaking the values either.