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India’s Sad Happiness Index – Letter to Editor

AB 148, Shalimarbagh East
Delhi – 110088

12 March, 2018

The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi – 110011

Subject – India’s Sad Happiness Index

Dear Sir/ Madam

  • Slipped 11 places in a recent World Happiness Report released by United Nations
  • The country fared far worse than Pakistan, Nepal and other SAARC countries with only war-ravaged Afghanistan faring even poorer.
  • The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s (SDSN) 2018 World Happiness Report measures 156 countries
  • Parameters
    • Healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, social freedom and rate of corruption. India was ranked 122 last year but this year, slipped even further. Even neighbouring countries like Bhutan (97), Nepal (101), Bangladesh (115) and Sri Lanka (116) fared far better. Despite being a hub of terror activities, Pakistan ranked far ahead of India at 75th and despite China having a strong censorship program, the country managed to take the 86th place in an index which did, however, note that Chinese only as happy now as they were 25 years ago.

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