Indian Minister of Happiness Sought As Murder Suspect

440px-SNice.svgLal Singh Arya, 53,  is the minister for happiness in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. He is also a suspect in a murder and is now believed to be on the lam as police search for him. The victim is an opposition politician who was killed in 2009.

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government created the department of happiness in 2016 to ensure “the happiness and tolerance of its citizens” through an “ecosystem that would enable people to realize their own potential of inner wellbeing.” If the allegations are true, it is a promise that was lost on the victim.

By the way, the happiness department is tasked with developing “tools of happiness” and thousand of “happiness volunteers.” It is a good thing Washington has never created this particular agency.  We would start with a bipartisan Happiness Commission that would work for ten years and spend millions of dollars to conclude that there is no conclusive evidence of the source of happiness.  We would then create a department with a Secretary of Happiness that would generate hundreds of regulations requiring monthly filings on “workplace happiness quotients” and “unhappiness abatement measures.”  As the regulations made everyone unhappier, the Department would seek to expand to address the worsening happiness gap . . . which would make people even unhappier  . . . well you get the idea.


9 thoughts on “Indian Minister of Happiness Sought As Murder Suspect”

  1. Oh well, an Indian! I guess Irish Poems work on them, too???

    Buddha Pest???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    A dude from Old Madhya Pradesh. . . (pronounced mod-yah pruh dish)
    Missed his noble eight-fold path to Bliss!
    He murdered a foe!
    A Karmic no-no!
    He’ll reincarnate as a fish!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  2. The happiness in a democratic nation goes down as income inequality rises. And, the country becomes more unstable as a result of income concentration and the influence of men like the Koch’s.
    Roy Moore was wrong about the greatness of America during slavery.

  3. A nice way to “Book-End” my final visit w/you of your best Professor T!!!

    Wishing you all in the JT Community the very best during this joyous holiday season and a fab 2018 🙂

  4. Think of all the snowflakes being triggered. The unhappiness meter would go off the charts. I am surprised there is competition for this job, though. It seems thankless, especially in India which is not a very happy place (don’t believe the Bollywood movies).

      1. Autumn – yes, the Bollywood movies are fun, the lip-syncing is terrible and the dancing is almost always the same, but who cares.

  5. One political party in America “gets it”. Here is their theme song:

    (Music- to tune of Happy Dogs Are here Again)

    Happy Days are here again!
    Oh, Happy Days are here again.
    The Dems will keep you cherie Glen…
    Happy Days Are Here Again!

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