By Raja Murthy
MUMBAI - The United Nations on April 2 hosted a conference with a more unusual topic than most: the global spread of Bhutan's gross national happiness (GNH) index. The GNH is a long overdue, upgraded version of the gross domestic product (GDP) level conventionally used to measure a nation's growth.
More than 600 governmental and social leaders attended the meeting in New York, including British Prime Minister David Cameron and Laura Chinchilla, president of Costa Rica and environmental activist. Their attendance is seen as part of growing global realization that growth means more than merely fatter paychecks.
The GNH conference started the process of implementing a UN General Assembly resolution on applying the GNH as a model for READ MORE