Delhi best for metro commuters Chandigarh happiest city to live in Survey

first_imgIn a survey carried out across 16 cities, covering 2424 responders, it was found that Delhi is the happiest metro in the country. LG Life’s Good Happiness Study, trying to quantify happiness through an index, has ranked Chandigarh as India’s ‘Happiest City’ while Delhi came out third. Chandigarh which tops the list has a Happiness Index of 190, followed by Lucknow at 157, while Delhi ranked at number 3, with an Happiness Index of 149, is the happiest metro, followed by Chennai at number 4 overall, with an Happiness Index of 131. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The LG Life’s Good Happiness Study, which deconstructs the happiness lifecycle of Indians into five key drivers of happiness, viz., the 4Ps –Passion, Purpose, Pleasure, Pursuit, and their Context; was unveiled in national capital.Unveiling the study, Soon Kwon, Managing Director, LG India said: “The LG Life’s Good Happiness Study is a manifestation of our brand philosophy to make our consumers’ lives happy. My heartfelt congratulations to Chandigarh on winning the title of being India’s happiest city and Delhi for being the happiest metro. The findings of the study will help bring us closer to our customers and enable us to  play an important role in their pursuit of happiness!” Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Top 5 happiest cities – Chandigarh, Lucknow, Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru — all share the same broad themes as the sources of their happiness. The people of these cities are broadly happy with the amount of time they get to spend with family and the quality of relationship they share with friends and family. They are also happy with the kind of control they have over their lives and doing what they want and taking decisions for themselves. Chandigarh, reflecting its ‘if-you-want-it-then–do-it’ ethos, ranks highest on the Pleasure and  Passion domains with Happiness Index (HI) scores of 204 each, driven by factors like being able to do things for themselves (HI 231), and the time they have for themselves (HI 224). Being most happy about their physical appearance being their top ranked factor (HI 249) resulting in a higher ranking (HI 202) Purpose domain.Similarly, Lucknow, the city of Nawabs and  India’s heritage capital, rides on quality of relationships (HI 280) and  time spent with family and  friends (HI 284), and the support received from them (HI 270) for its high Happiness Index Scores on Passion (263) and Pleasure (202). Delhi, the happiest Metro, in contrast, is more individualistic in its joys – here, they enjoy having time for themselves (HI 193) and recognition for their work (HI 168) resulting in their high scores on the Pleasure and  Purpose Happiness Indies Scores of 164 and  150 respectively.Apart from relationships, Chennai is most happy along with access to new technology (HI 168) and being prepared for emergencies (HI 158) this revealing its dual state of a conservative core, coupled with a modern and technology-friendly ethos. Bengaluru citizens seem to be most in control of their lives and uniquely happy about their ability to fulfill all their needs and desires (HI 137), reflecting in its high ranking (HI 121) in the ‘Pleasure’ domain.The survey also found that Guwahati is the least happy. Amongst the metros, people in Delhi are the happiest while those in Mumbai are the least happy.last_img

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