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India Happiness Photo Contest
2022 (Result)

“I am happy to hear about the first India Happiness Coffee Table Book. A society’s greatness is signalled by how happy, healthy and educated its people are. As a member of the World Happiness Foundation, I applaud you for preparing this book on happiness in India.”

Management Legend Prof Philip Kotler

India Happiness 2022


India Happiness 2022

India Happiness 2022 has 50 winning photos from the first annual India Happiness Photo Contest 2022, brief insights from two international experts on happiness, insights (within the 100-word limit) from 22 industry leaders and 10 media people, and 10 ideas and exercises for experiencing happiness. The book is endorsed by many global leading experts and industry stalwarts.

We have gone through an unprecedented COVID crisis. In these times, it is ever more important to stay happy. Pictures are long recognised as a powerful medium of expression. We all have places, people, hobbies, events, and so on that bring us happiness, and submissions were sought on these lines for the first India Happiness Photo Contest 2022. The contest received participation from around India and showed moments of people from different walks of life. The winning fifty photographs are shared in the book with the hope some of the photos might bring some smiles and happiness to people’s life. The 50 photographs are selected by an esteemed global jury namely, f Padma Bhushan Dr Ajai Chowdhry, Foundering member, HCL; Ms Mandy Seligman, Photographer and Positive Psychology Expert, Founder of; Padma Shri Geeta Dharmarajan, Founder and President of Katha, 1988; Padma Shri Ms Mamang Dai, Sahitya Akademi Award and Verrier Elwin Prize winner poet and novelist; Mr Dilip Cherian, Often tagged “India’s Image Guru”, Co-founder of Perfect Relations; Mr Aditya Arya, Eminent commercial and travel photographer, Founding Director, Museo Camera, the largest not-for-profit photography museum in South-East Asia; Mr Ashraf Wani, Bureau Chief, India Today Group, Jammu & Kashmir.


Besides 50 winning photos, the book has insights from 22 industry leaders namely Amit Gossain, Managing Director, KONE Elevator - India & South Asia; Anurag Srivastava, President Corporate Strategy, Aditya Birla Group; Chetan Garga, Managing Director, Board Member - Allstate India (ASPL); D Narain, Senior Bayer Representative - South Asia; Harish K Kohli, President and Managing Director, Acer India (Pvt) Ltd; Irendra Chhabra, Global Head - Spend Management and Back Office, STARTEK; J C Laddha, Managing Director, Century Textiles and Industries Ltd; J Rajmohan Pillai, Chairman, Beta Group; Lokesh Chaturvedi, Chairman and Managing Director, Mizuho Global Services (I) Pvt. Ltd; Marzin R Shroff, Managing Director and CEO, Eureka Forbes Ltd; Mehmood Khan, Social Entrepreneur & Former Global Leader Innovation, Unilever; Mukta Arora, Managing Director, Elanco Innovation and Alliance Centre, India (IAC); Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric; Parag Kulkarni, Managing Director, AO Smith India Water Products Pvt Ltd; Praveen Rawal, VP- APAC (GCC) & Managing Director -India, Singapore and SEA, Steelcase; Ram Gopal, Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Bank India; Rama Shankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd; Sandeep Das, Regional Managing Director South Asia, Intertek; Sanjay Bhutani, Managing Director-India & SAARC, Bausch & Lomb India; Shailender Kumar, Managing Director, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd; Vinod Sood, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Hughes Systique Corporation; and, Vivek Mehra, Chairperson, SAGE. The book has insight from 10 experts from media and entertainment namely Anil S, Chief of Bureau, The New Indian Express; Anurag Mishra, Executive Editor, Jagran New Media; Ashutosh Sinha, Senior Editor, The Economic Times; Harssh A Singh, Radio Host 92.7 BIG FM, Actor, Singer; Jimmy Tangree, RJ and Head 91.9 Friends FM; Rajesh Barnwal, Editor, ETHRWorld; RJ Devanggana, Radio Jockey, 93.5 Red FM and Show Host, Saregama India Ltd; RJ Shakti, Radio City, Chennai; and Tripti Narain, Editor – Videos, Indian Express Group.


The book is already getting positive reception and has got accolades from global happiness experts and industry stalwarts.


Stunning and moving! Bringing the joy and thoughtfulness we’ve come to love from Rajesh Pillania, India Happiness 2022 captures a society’s beautiful moments

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, the Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach


Rajesh Pillania, India’s Happiness Professor, has made seminal contributions to the study of happiness in India. His latest publication India Happiness 2022 adds to his previous contributions by helping us to realise in different ways the happiness that is all around us. Read it and be happy!

Dr Jaideep Prabhu Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Business and Enterprise,

Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, England.


India’s “Happiness Professor” Rajesh Pillania beautifully reminds us of the joy in everyday moments and small things. It will bring a happy smile to your face!

Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman of The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) & Former Chairman of Microsoft India​.

This is the inaugural annual India Happiness Book and the Happiness Strategy Foundation will put sincere efforts into learning and improving with each annual edition. Download a copy of the India Happiness 2022. It is free and please feel free to share it among your family, friends and networks to spread some happiness.

The book is available on Amazon. Buy your copy here

Watch a YouTube video on India Happiness 2022

Participate in the second annual India Happiness Photo Contest 2023

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