India ranks 122nd in World Happiness Report, behind its neighbours Pakistan and China

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India ranks 122nd in World Happiness Report, behind its neighbours Pakistan and China

Mar 20, 2017

By Abhimanyu Kulkarni, Hindustan Times

India ranked 122nd, behind terror-riven Pakistan and poorest-of-poor Nepal in the global list of the happiest countries, according to a global report released on Monday.

India ranked at 122 out of 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017, four notches below its previous rank of 118. The report was released on Monday at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness.

India was behind the majority of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) nations, apart from war-ravaged Afghanistan, that stood at 141.

Among the eight Saarc nations, Pakistan was at 80th position, Nepal stood at 99, Bhutan at 97, Bangladesh at 110 while Sri Lanka was at 120. However, Maldives did not figure in the World Happiness Report.

Norway moved from No. 4 to the top spot in the report’s rankings, which combine economic, health and polling data compiled by economists that are averaged over three years from 2014 to 2016. Norway edged past previous champ Denmark, which fell to second. Iceland, Switzerland and Finland round out the top 5.

Studying happiness may seem frivolous, but serious academics have long been calling for more testing about people’s emotional well-being, especially in the United States. In 2013, the National Academy of Sciences issued a report recommending that federal statistics and surveys, which normally deal with income, spending, health and housing, include a few extra questions on happiness because it would lead to better policy that affects people’s lives.

The entire top ten were wealthier developed nations. Yet money is not the only ingredient in the recipe for happiness, the report said.

In fact, among the wealthier countries the differences in happiness levels had a lot to do with “differences in mental health, physical health and personal relationships: the biggest single source of misery is mental illness,” the report said.

“Income differences matter more in poorer countries, but even their mental illness is a major source of misery,” it added.

Another major country, China, has made major economic strides in recent years. But its people are not happier than 25 years ago, it found.

The United States meanwhile slipped to the number 14 spot due to less social support and greater corruption; those very factors play into why Nordic countries fare better on this scale of smiles.

“What works in the Nordic countries is a sense of community and understanding in the common good,” said Meik Wiking, chief executive officer of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, who wasn’t part of the global scientific study that came out with the rankings.

The rankings are based on gross domestic product per person, healthy life expectancy with four factors from global surveys. In those surveys, people give scores from 1 to 10 on how much social support they feel they have if something goes wrong, their freedom to make their own life choices, their sense of how corrupt their society is and how generous they are.

http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-n...the-saddest/story-zxfv1HSduc5skZRV8saH1H.html


 

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Pakistanis are happier than people in India: UN report

NEW YORK: Pakistan continues to be happier than India, according to the United Nations-sanctioned World Happiness Report 2017.


Out of a list of 155 countries, Pakistan has been ranked at 80 while India stands at 122. Interestingly last year, Pakistan came on 92 while India was placed at 118.

The latest report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012, shows Pakistanis continues to be more content, while Indians, on the other side, witness further deterioration on several fronts including citizens well-being that majorly contribute to evaluation of the rankings.
The rankings are based on six factors — per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.


“The lowest countries are typically marked by low values in all six variables,” said the report, produced with the support of the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

Norway has displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country and the report called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of their citizens.

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa, along with Syria and Yemen, are the least happy of the 155 countries ranked in the fifth annual report released at the United Nations.

“Happy countries are the ones that have a healthy balance of prosperity, as conventionally measured, and social capital, meaning a high degree of trust in a society, low inequality and confidence in government,” Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the SDSN and a special advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General, said in an interview.

The aim of the report, he added, is to provide another tool for governments, business and civil society to help their countries find a better way to wellbeing.

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden rounded out the top ten countries.

South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic were at the bottom.

Germany was ranked 16, followed by the United Kingdom (19) and France (31). The United States dropped one spot to 14.

Sachs said the United States is falling in the ranking due to inequality, distrust and corruption. Economic measures that the administration of President Donald Trump is trying to pursue, he added, will make things worse.

“They are all aimed at increasing inequality – tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the healthcare rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. I think everything that has been proposed goes in the wrong direction,” he explained.
 

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"The rankings are based on six factors — 1.per capita gross domestic product,2. healthy life expectancy, 3.freedom, 4.generosity, 5.social support and 6.absence of corruption in government or business."




1. GDP/capita is amongst the lowest
in Asia and overall (list 1)


2.HALE see list 2
6. Corruption index look rest


(3,4,5 are feel good factors just for mufa’khathat of pakis)

see how easily bogus claims can be debunked



@Neo ,@zarvan,@other paki terrorists: see how easily bogus claims can be debunked

PS: My hypothesis: Since pakis don't have brain (only bush below lips) , probably this is the reason you people are happier.

And I don't have fucking clue why these terrorists got excited reading some useless ,bogus piece of shit. Same like Joining ceremony of CPEC.As per their claim 196 countries are joining or eager to join the Road to zannat aka CPEC and utilize their fair share of 72 virgins( only Mohammed can tell us how he is planning to organize such a grand Orgy)
Hint : there are only 195 countries exist on earth
Fucking morons
 
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India ranks 122nd in World Happiness Report, behind its neighbours Pakistan and China
So what? Gonna take it as HD indicator?
Indians aren't content because they aspire to be more.
They are inclined politically internationally which affects their degree of satisfaction!
The rankings are based on six factors — per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.
It is just based on surveys of how content people are from their life. Pakistan doesn't rank of above India, Bhutan or Sri Lanka and even Bangladesh in all these indicators.

What do you think? How Sri Lanka became unhappier than Bhutan and Pakistan? Does that make Bhutan and Pakistan more developed than Sri Lanka?

There is not a single Human Development Indicator or Human Right Indicator involved in it.

And this is clear in sight; these indicators where Pakistan lags behind Bangladesh?:p
If it was based on above indicators:
GDP per capita
Life Expectancy
Social Progress Index

Freedom of Speech

Pakistan will be ranking second last after Afghanistan if these indicators were really used.
Post this on fucking terrorist forum if anyone has account there
Please don't mention that jokehole now.

With Think Tanks like Hyperion, that place is already screwed and WebMaster is making fake accounts for trolling.
 

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Pak ahead of us in Happiness index? Lol! Their frikkin' mosques are being blown up, suicide attacks on almost a daily basis, car bomb explosions, Sunnis killing Shias and vice versa, Sufi shrines being destroyed, 30,000 madrasas producing an endless stream of jihadis, a police state that's run on the whims of the Paki Army, abductions, press censorship, zero democracy, a crashing economy, drought, etc., and they're happy? :confused1:

What kinda frikkin survey is this? It's unmitigated bullshit and the Pakis are falling for this crap hook line and sinker! Jeeez!
 
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What are you Pakis so happy about ?

Your children killed en masse in Schools by TTP, you army surrenders to Jihadis, you can't have an international sport, your economy is garbage and you all are products of inbreeding and cousin loving lol
 

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What are you Pakis so happy about ?

Your children killed en masse in Schools by TTP, you army surrenders to Jihadis, you can't have an international sport, your economy is garbage and you all are products of inbreeding and cousin loving lol
why pakistani so happy.................!!!

they love to die for meet 72 virgins..they got already selected in terorsiom job so there is no tension of study..

they bang their sisters no need girlfriends... they love to see indian movies/shows/drama in free time too
 

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So what? Gonna take it as HD indicator?
Indians aren't content because they aspire to be more.
They are inclined politically internationally which affects their degree of satisfaction!

It is just based on surveys of how content people are from their life. Pakistan doesn't rank of above India, Bhutan or Sri Lanka and even Bangladesh in all these indicators.

What do you think? How Sri Lanka became unhappier than Bhutan and Pakistan? Does that make Bhutan and Pakistan more developed than Sri Lanka?

There is not a single Human Development Indicator or Human Right Indicator involved in it.

And this is clear in sight; these indicators where Pakistan lags behind Bangladesh?:p
If it was based on above indicators:
GDP per capita
Life Expectancy
Social Progress Index

Freedom of Speech

Pakistan will be ranking second last after Afghanistan if these indicators were really used.
Its fifth report of such kind published by UN panel since 2012 and India scored lower than all her neighbors, even slipped a few spots since the previous report.

Tell me mate, why are Indian ego's hurt so easily? :cowboy:

Please don't mention that jokehole now.

With Think Tanks like Hyperion, that place is already screwed and WebMaster is making fake accounts for trolling.
Look at the source, its quoted from the Indian media and not your favorite forum. :yo:
 

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So Pakistani's dosen't have anything good in life and they don't expect it to improve. No aspirations no dreams so they are happy with whatever shit they got. On the other hand Indian are very ambitious have dreams and try to work hard to make them reaility. We stay 1000 KM away from our home to fulfill our dream and make India Gr8. That's the different. Pakistanis have given up, simple.
 

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Its fifth report of such kind published by UN panel since 2012 and India scored lower than all her neighbors, even slipped a few spots since the previous report.

Tell me mate, why are Indian ego's hurt so easily?
Indias HDI is higher than that of pakistan
be it Literacy Rate, economy , per capita income India scores better than pakistan in income
heck paksitan has higher rapes than BHARAT
 

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Indias HDI is higher than that of pakistan
be it Literacy Rate, economy , per capita income India scores better than pakistan in income
heck paksitan has higher rapes than BHARAT
Its not about India and Pakistan, it never is unless we make so.
We as a region leg behind the rest of the world. The report certainly does not match our potential but reflects the hard ground realities.
 

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Its not about India and Pakistan, it never is unless we make so.
We as a region leg behind the rest of the world. The report certainly does not match our potential but reflects the hard ground realities.
africa is even poorer than south asia ( except leaving some north african countries like egypt)
 

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Tell me mate, why are Indian ego's hurt so easily?
our ego is not hurted we just get angry over some people judging India
while the facts are purely contradictory to it in your report when the writer talks about economic part the facts are completely contradictory to the report
 

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Its not about India and Pakistan, it never is unless we make so.
We as a region leg behind the rest of the world. The report certainly does not match our potential but reflects the hard ground realities.
No ,its a slugfest now. Otherwise I would have controlled my anger.
Some Pakistanis posting the same crap"Pakistanis are happier than people in India: UN report or MAMu Report or RUhaNi reports " and then they make potshots at us. Its not ever funny now ,as they believe what the crap is circulated in "Local mental porn(media) circles" without actually using their brain or questioning it.

Otherwise its true that whole South Asia is a big fucking shit whole. People here live like worms ,breed like worms and die like worms.
They slit throat of brothers and sisters for few dollars or even for free due to extreme hate.

But I think its useless as a Pakistanis can't understand anything. He believe in what is told to them in madarassa .

Ahh and don't forget the fucking ISPR. The best production house of paki-land.
I'm amused by their zombiness.
I mean What the fuck you mother fuckers??
WTF is “Mujhe Dushman me bacchon ko padhana hai” ??
Mofo have categorized even children's into two groups , their own (good children) and enemy's (bad children).
And mofos harp about Every child born is Muslim as they are innocent.
Or perhaps its "Mohammeds clock" by which a 6/9 year old girl child can be raped because she got big boobs at 6 years. Or its just a lie to justify pedophilia . I don't know.

Fofos first need to learn some tolerance and acceptance without prejudice of ourselves and others at least to children's.

Also goat lovers came up with another gem
"Dushman bacchon se darta hai".
Mofo around the world are known for playing victim card.
First they ganged up and attacked a nascent tiny Nation state Israel and when Israel started to make their behind red then they are crying foul. Mofos use children for suicide bombing and stone pelting in the name of zeehad against infidels, and when same infidels put a nice little hole in their brain , they scream about oppression.

Now this mental porn production house aka ISPR came up with ISIS( Islamic caliphate) like propaganda videos . one is this.
:bplease::bplease::bplease:


Hey morons, reason for collapse of your film industry post islamization of paki-land is that you stopped using your brain completely. Look idiots
Both military ( in some weird camo ) and poor 'kashmiri' talking in typical Punjabi.
" vaedio bena rahe ho":lol:
Perhaps some new breed "Pakmiris" are manufactured by inbreeding. Or shall we call it cross breeding.
Whatever it is its fun to watch
Wish you keep producing similar brain dead commercials in future.
Live in hell
 
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Its fifth report of such kind published by UN panel since 2012 and India scored lower than all her neighbors, even slipped a few spots since the previous report.
Provide me the report.

Brazil being more happy than Europeans doesn't change reality that Brazil stands nowhere near against Europe.
Tell me mate, why are Indian ego's hurt so easily? :cowboy:
If you seriously think you can hurt my ego, carry on.

I know that Pakistan is light years ahead of India when comes to "unmeasureable" things.

First being fairer than Indians, then their pilots being more "professional" now you are more happy.:thumbsup:
Well,

I don't give a bloody f about unmeasureable indicators but my post was regarding this,
The rankings are based on six factors — per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.
http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...hbours-pakistan-and-china.78746/#post-1279760
Look at the source, its quoted from the Indian media and not your favorite forum. :yo:
This report is quoted from International Press Release,
If you will pay some attention, you will come to know that I was referring to @AbRaj and asking him not to bring PDF here.
Corruption index look rest
Perception of corruption index list is used for measuring citizens Point of View and Pakistan ranks 44 spots behind India on Perception of Corruption among people.

This report is biased. Can't even implement own methodology or adding them in reverse direction.
We as a region leg behind the rest of the world.
Indian subcontinent bolne me ego hurt hota hai?
The report certainly does not match our potential but reflects the hard ground realities.
Read your own post, even the publishers represent it as a mental masturbation.

This report doesn't follow it's methodology from a far mile of what it claims to be.
Happy countries are the ones that have a healthy balance of prosperity, as conventionally measured, and social capital, meaning a high degree of trust in a society, low inequality and confidence in government
Pakistanis having confidence in government? What's the popularity of Nawaz Sharif?
Do you know about magnitude of support for Xi in China, Modi in India or Putin in Russia?
tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the healthcare rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending
Again this point?
Who invests more on health? :biggrin2:
Whose patients come to India for treatment?


Who spends more on defence? :pound:
Whose spending (%age) is increasing everywhere.


India's defense budget has been declining since last many years in percentage in order of well being projets & infrastructure network (case is different that our economy grew too fast that budget only gone up even after decline!:biggrin2:)

Not even 20% of central budget or even 10% of total budget.
$40 billion nothing against a budget of $700 billions.

While Pakistan spends on third of budget on defence.


I'm again telling you, this report is too dodgy even for it's own methodology.
 

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