Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to cause havoc. More than 1,200 people have died across India, Bangladesh and Nepal as a result of flooding, with 40 million affected by the devastation. However, does anyone actually care? Contrast the response to the hurricane and flooding in Texas. Queen Elizabeth II was quick to issue a statement following the hurricane and flooding in Texas. In it she said she was "deeply saddened" by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. "Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the victims of this disaster, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected." I've not seen any statement from her regarding the floods in South Asia even though it has impacted severely on Commonwealth countries, of which she is the head. The UK news media covered the Texas flooding extensively but the situation in South Asia barely gets a look in. I guess when there is sympathy to dish out, lives in Asia count less than those in America.