In a world riven by wars and calamities, a few outstanding initiatives by individuals and institutions across India have brought contentment to many
(Illustration: Nilanjan Das)
The pursuit of happiness has always been a collective aspiration. There may have been civilisational differences in how happiness is perceived, but the yearning for joy, contentment and a sense of well-being has been a universal phenomenon. And then, just as we were struggling to cope with the post-pandemic world order came two unwarranted wars—Russia and Ukraine in Eastern Europe and Israel and Palestine in West Asia. It seems there will be no end to the ‘unhappiness’.