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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
CAN CHANNI DELIVER?
Betting on Newbies
ASSAM’S WAVE OF WORRY
THE POWER OF A PADA CLUB
The Secret to Happiness • Far from being any one thing, it defies definition, is ephemeral, and its pursuit is eternal. All the money can’t buy it, yet a simple thing can trigger it
IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE FROM THE MOST CREDIBLE SOURCE
The Spiritual Guides
The purpose of life is to be happy
Happiness is an attitude to practise, a rule to follow
Love, and not material things, brings true joy
Happiness in Oneness
Where the heart is rich
EKAM WORLD PEACE FESTIVAL 2021 • Millions from 100 Nations joined World’s Biggest Online Meditation Event celebrated on September 17-19, 2021.
The Science of Happiness • Four experts outline the psychological and physiological dimensions of the happy state of being
Q. How would you define happiness?
Q. What key factors contribute to, or affect, our happiness?
Q. Is happiness a mind game? Can we train our brain to be happy?
Q. What role do work and money play in attaining happiness?
Q. What five happiness mantras/tips would you give, and why?
HAPPINESS: THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON OF ALL
What Makes Me Happy • From long walks on the beach and a good book to the sound of their children’s laughter and hanging out with friends, people from across fields share what happiness means to them
Why Gross National Happiness Matters More
The ninefold path to contentment • Bhutan’s happiness index was created by considering multiple indicators across nine domains which were structured around four pillars—political, economic, cultural and environmental
The Smile Multipliers • Inspiring individuals and institutions from all over the country who have found special ways to open hearts and spread cheer
A green thumbs up • Happiness delivery: Saving the lungs of the city by creating city forests amid Gurugram’s concrete maze
Harbinger of good cheer • Happiness delivery: Jaswinder Pal Singh has counselled close to 17,000 people suffering from depression. He also runs the ‘Institute of Happiness’
Labour of love • Happiness delivery: Giving specially-abled children a home and education
A boxful of goodness • Happiness delivery: When the second wave hit livelihoods of Mumbai’s dabbawalas, Amlani’s restaurant chain began recruiting some of them to home deliver food from his restaurants
Animal spirit • Happiness delivery: Rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife
Handmade in India • Happiness delivery: Has brought cheer to the lives of 6,000 traditional handloom weavers since 2019 by training them on new developments in the business, helping their product volumes improve by 42 per cent and revenue by 75 per cent
Towering devotion • Happiness delivery: Building 60 ft high, multi-storeyed towers to provide a safe home to pigeons
The joy of giving • Happiness...