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Happiness
Opinion  /  Published 10.08.20

Flawed notion: Quantifying happiness

Sir — A recent study — it surprisingly asked just two questions to 1,155 respondents — found that 89 per cent of people think that happiness can be controlled. But the idea of quanti...
By The Telegraph in

Style  /  Published 11.06.20

Happy to be just breathing

Every cloud has a silver lining. With the slower pace of life during the pandemic comes an opportunity for discovery and the realisation that we should appreciate the most basic things in life, such a...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 03.12.19

Power of positivity

While many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, science suggests that our well-being is also influenced by the company we keep. Researchers have found that certain heal...
By Tara Parker-Pope in

Books  /  Published 28.12.18

Don't close 2018 without these fiction titles

MilkmanBy Anna Burns, Published by Faber & FaberBurns inveigles the reader into the experience of trying to carry on with normal life in a period and place of prolonged conflict in this gripping n...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.19

And then there are questions to ask

What should we do? About what should we do what we should do? How should we do what we should do? Is there a way we should do what we should do? Is there anything to be done? Can anything be done? Is ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.19

'Achchhe din' is now just a taunt against the BJP

Sir — According to the seventh edition of the World Happiness Report, India has ranked 140th out of 156 countries (“India unhappier than before”, March 22). The rankings are based on six key cri...
By The Telegraph in

Entertainment  /  Published 01.05.19

Chaka Khan, the Queen of Funk, on her new album and side hustles

It has been 12 years since Chaka Khan released a studio album, but “I wasn’t sitting, twiddling my thumbs”, the singer known as the Queen of Funk said recently. She was touring and stealthily re...
By Melena Ryzik/The New York Times News Service in

India  /  Published 25.02.20

Happiness Class strikes a chord

US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday visited a government school, sat beside the children who demonstrated skills to remain happy and left with a message for the kids to be good to each other.Melani...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.19

Porcupines may become endangered

Sir — I was appalled to learn that porcupines now run the risk of becoming endangered across southeast Asia. They are being indiscriminately poached for bezoars, which are masses of undigested plant...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.19

India Frowning: Whatever happened to achhe din?

Happiness, to borrow a cricketing analogy, has stumped philosophers of all ages. Bertrand Russell theorized that caution in love is fatal to happiness. This was quite understandable: Russell, who is s...
By The Editorial Board in


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