Your Science-Backed Resource On: Happiness and Life-Hacks.
If you want happiness for your loved ones, but don’t know how to keep it from slipping away, you’ll feel at home here.
By the way, you should place yourself on that list your loved ones. Because if you can’t love yourself, you can’t quite love others — we have proof for it!
Who Are We?
We’re your one-stop science-backed resource site on: Happiness and Life-hacks. In each post on this site, we have tried to include relevant scientific findings behind it. We’re talking authentic science here, not some airy ideas peddled as science. And all of this is written for you in a way that you can understand, and easily explain to others.
How Did We Start?
When we launched in 2014, we knew people around us who were immensely successful, but were also unhappy. Most of them fervently pursued happiness, but could not find it in a lasting way. They wanted to be happy in their lives and in their relationships, but somehow could not get a firm grip on it.
We had been asking and engaging them on specifically these questions for almost a year before our launch. And they had no clue why it was so. Two of their most thought-provoking questions were:
- Why can’t I hold on to my happiness, when I find it?
- Why do I need to be happy, when I am fine without it?
Did We Find Something?
Yes, we did. We found the myths of happiness people carry around with them.
As we sat down to look at the answers to the two questions above, we found invariably that most of them were, so to say, looking for happiness at the wrong places.
- One, they weren’t happy themselves, but were looking to find joy for their loved ones.
- Two, they always thought that they’ll finally be happy when they had their next success.
- Three, they held that happiness is under complete control of heredity and circumstances.
These were some of the most common myths of happiness, which they were mired in too deep. You see, often the wisdom that we get passed on through generations are unproved and untrue.
What Did We Do Then?
So, we felt the need to create a community of people that could attain sustainable happiness. And also, could increase the happiness levels of their loved ones and their tribes. We wanted to reach out to people who could ask us their happiness and fulfillment questions. Which we would answer through our easy-worded, jargon-free posts, drawn from cutting-edge research.
We want to explain it to you what happiness means. Of course, it means more than a smile and a laughter. And we want to let you in on happiness in ways backed by evidence from the science of positive psychology.
Positive psychology is a scientific effort to understand the nature of happiness and well-being of human beings. While earlier branches of psychology focused on mental illness, positive psychology focused on qualities that made “the good life.” Its main focus has been on building the 5 principles of well-being, carrying the acronym PERMA.
How Has Been Our Journey So Far?
Since then, we have been steadily growing as a collective of authentic happiness-seekers from around the world. Join us, if you feel we match your bandwidth and what we’re doing is worthwhile.
We have been endorsed by some of the best authorities in the world. Our post 50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes has reached more than a million people and is currently the most virally shared positive psychology post on the internet.
What’s Happiness India Project?
This is the first question everyone asks when they get to know about us.
Happiness India Project (HIP) is a nonprofit organization that promotes happiness and better psychological health in everyday lives.
We help people get happier.
At HIP, we believe everyone has the potential to be happier and make others happier in their lives. And, to this end, we are dedicated to helping individuals learn more on the ways to reach greater happiness levels – at home, at work, at play.
Our big goal is to encourage you to find happy moments in each day, share them with friends and family, and get inspired to do more of what makes you happier, and use this knowledge in service to humanity.
We attempt to bring together the time-honored, accumulated wisdom on human happiness and the contemporary, current scientific data on positive psychology, and share it at all levels of society via social networks, blogs, community lectures, and happiness workshops. Our project doesn’t finish until we make you a happier person.
Social psychology, positive psychology, applied psychology, education, research, life-hacks, and education.
Hope, Love, Joy, Grit, Empathy, Gratitude, Optimism, Character Strengths, Introversion, Extroversion, Flourishing, Mindfulness. And more traits of human nature contributing to happiness.
Healthcare/Wellness. We have no religious, political or sect-based affiliations and welcome people of all faiths, communities and parts of the society to join us.
HIP is operationally managed from Delhi, India, since June 2014. We have worldwide reach, and are grateful to all those who support us.
Some Of Our Most Loved Reads
- 50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes
- Mindfulness In 7 Steps
- Dangers of Having Empathy
- How These People Are Killing Happiness
- Do Facebook Friends Reduce Your Happiness?
- Our ARCHIVES
Please drop us a mail to tell us what you feel:
HappinessProjectIndia [at] gmail [dot] com
Contact [at] HappyProject [dot] in
You may also reach us through our Contact Page. We will do our best to get back to you within a week.
Hi, I’m Sandip Roy. I am a Medical Doctor, Happiness Science Speaker, and Positive Psychology Blogger. I am currently living in New Delhi, India.
My interests range from Positive Psychology to Bionics to Cosmology. I read around 20 books a year. I am also interested in writing, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
I’m the founder and chief editor of the positive psychology blog from India, Happiness India Project.
I also speak to corporate, student, and general audience on Happiness Science. I talk on how one can raise their happiness levels, and how being happier can bring sweepingly positive changes to one’s personal and professional stories. My happiness techniques are based on psychological research.
- Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy in the textbook Selected Topics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology For Postgraduates and Practitioners, 2009. Link: bit.ly/2SzGu0j
- Critique of Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions in The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology, 2018. Link: bit.ly/2Qx0nTb
Sandip Roy works and lives in Delhi, India.
My Big Five Personality Score: I’m O95‐C94‐E15‐A50‐N27.
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S a n d i p R o y
Founder, CE » Happiness India Project
Positive Psychology Writer, Happiness Science Speaker, Medical Doctor
Email: Email: contact [at] happyproject.in or happinessindia [at] zohomail.in
You could also reach us through Contact Page.