Month: May 2019

Why Does Happiness Elude India?

India needs to introspect as to why it has fared so miserably when it comes to being happy. The UN’s 2019 World Happiness Report released in March shows that India is on a declining trend when it comes to happiness. The county ranked 117 in 2015, 118 in 2016, 122 in 2017, 133 in 2018 and is now at 140. This year, the report has focused on “happiness and community,” exploring impact of  “good governance, development in technology and social order” on the quality of life. The total number of countries ranked this year is 156, and India’s poor ranking is an indicator of some great systemic injuries, undoubtedly a matter of great concern. The country needs to introspect as to why it has fared so miserably when it comes to being happy.