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Happiness

US First Lady Melania Trump watches students perform yoga during her visit to a government school in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Arun Sharma

Palestinian children at a playground in the West Bank town of Salfit.

AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed

Crowd celebrate "Happy Street Carnival" in Kolkata.

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People gathered at Kachrali lake to celebrate World Laughter Day in Thane, Mumbai.

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Reuters (From Outlook 12 January 2015)

Participants cheer and dance as they throw colored powder into the air during the Color Run in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dubbed “The Happiest 5k on the planet,” the Color Run is a 5-kilometer fun run event that sees participants go through a few "color stations" where they are doused with colored powder.

AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana

Relatives of Sushil Kumar celebrate after he won the silver medal at the Olympic games in London, at the family home in New Delhi.

AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi

Happy today A migrant family at a New Delhi slum

Jitender Gupta

“The path to happiness is not direct, but goes around in circles. I’m taking baby steps towards it.” Kalpana Misra, 52, is a writer based in New Delhi

Tribhuvan Tiwari

“We feel happy when we cook and eat a mutton dish twice a week. We’re happy when we get a ride in one of the swanky cars we guard.” Sanjay & Prakash Singh, in their late teens, are security guards in Bangalore

Nilotpal Baruah

“I enjoy meeting people and impact their lives—that’s what getting into shape does. I really love helping people make these changes.” Michael Jacob 35, is a gym manager in Ghaziabad. He moved there from Mumbai.

Tribhuvan Tiwari

“The title win did give me a high. But what gives me real happiness is when my daughter, Anika, does well.” Pratima Hegde is the national champion in Tenpin Bowling. She is based in Bangalore.

Nilotpal Baruah

“I hope my children will get ahead, do better in life. I am happy when I dream of a brighter future for them.”Roma Patra, 35, from West Bengal, works as a maid in New Delhi

Jitender Gupta

A family portrait The Gujrals are a picture of happiness

Prashant Panjiar

Oh, for the happiness jackpot! For some, the stakes just keep getting higher

Fotocorp (From Outlook, November 28, 2011)