Screen shot 2015-03-05 at 9.51.29 PM“India may have the fastest growing economy in the world but it isn’t an easy place to live. The country’s bursting-at-the-seams cities once again did poorly on Mercer’s annual quality-of-living survey. In its rankings for 2015, the human-resource consulting firm puts New Delhi at number 154 out of 230 cities. The financial capital of Mumbai did only slightly better at number 152. That puts India’s biggest cities nowhere near the European, Australian and American cities at the top of the rankings and far behind even emerging-market cities like Bangkok, Manila, Jakarta and Bogota. Quality of the air is one of the things that hurt quality of living in India, according to Ruchika Pal, the India practice leader for global mobility at Mercer. “The World Health Organization recently published data on pollution around the world suggesting that 13 of the world’s 20 most-polluted cities are all in India. This impacts the overall scores of Indian cities,” she said.” The Wall Street Journal. Read it on

Bad Air Chokes New Delhi’s Livability Ranking