外文标题：Unhappy India sinking further, ranks 117th in world happiness index
savants who survey the world's wellbeing now take into account a range of metrics that includes not just individual satisfaction and wealth, but also broad contentment: social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, perceptions of corruption, and dystopia, a generally bleak place where things are going downhill.
All things considered, it doesn't look too good for India. Already rated an unhappy place in 2014 with a ranking of 111, the country dropped six places to 117 out of 158 countries ranked in the 2015 list, which took into account data from 2012-2014, and was as usual was dominated by wealthy Nordic countries.
Switzerland, of whose people it was jokingly said they would have made the Alps flatter if they could, displaced Denmark from first place. Iceland, recovering from its economic meltdown, was placed second. Denmark, Norway, and Canada rounded off the top five. The United States came 15th and China was ranked at 84.
South Asia broadly features in the bottom half. Bhutan, which prides itself on its Gross National Happiness index, is best placed at 79. Pakistan ranked a surprising 81st (better than even China) considering the near-constant turmoil in the country. Even Bangladesh (109) fared better than India. Only Nepal (121) and Sri Lanka (132) were considered bleaker.
VIJAY KUMAR Chopra (Delhi)
This is all due to corruption at political level. We have dishonest leaders.
Someone rightly said- "those who said happiness can't be bought don't knw whr to shop"! ! ! Only d rich countries are at d top nd poorest at d bottom...
Does this report make sense at all?!...well, if Pakistan is put at 81, it's so obvious the report makes no sense at all, lol! One doesn't have to over analyze, its an obvious error!!! Is it possible Pakistan is at 181 instead, outside of 150 plus nations surveyed ? Quite possible, lol!
Mahesh Jain (delhi)
give this data to Indian govt... they will manipulate it in such a way that india will be among top 5 nations in happiness index... like our govt says rs 32 is enough for a BPL people.
Ofcourse you wont be happy once you get raped..Never will I set a foot in this shithole.
I live in Canada...i don't find anything special about that it placed at number 5.
fudge I thought Indians are one of the happiest people.