At 118th place, India is not a happy nation

At 118th place, India is not a happy nation

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-03-17 17:54 Bengaluru: Denmark is the world’s happiest nation, while Burundi is the least happy, according to the World Happiness Report. India was placed at 118 in the happiness index. The report found that inequality was strongly associated with unhappiness, said the New York Times commenting on the report. Denmark topped the list in the first report, in 2012, and again in 2013, but it was displaced by Switzerland last year. In this year's ranking, Denmark was back at No. 1, followed by Iceland, Norway, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden, said the NYT. And who are at the bottom of the pile? Burundi, where a violent political crisis broke out last year, Syria, Togo, Afghanistan, Benin, Rwanda, Guinea, Liberia, Tanzania and Madagascar. All of those nations are poor, and many have been destabilized by war, disease or both, said the NYT. Of the world's most populous nations, China came in at No. 83, India at No. 118, the United States at No. 13, Indonesia at No. 79, Brazil at No. 17, Pakistan at No. 92, Nigeria at No. 103, Bangladesh at No. 110, Russia at No. 56, Japan at No. 53 and Mexico at No. 21.