Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Dr. Robert Waldinger, Director, Harvard Study of Adult Development, announces association with Rustomjee Group


In a first-of-its-kind association with Rustomjee Group, Dr. Robert Waldinger has been appointed as a consultant on design to elevate the sense of community across Rustomjee projects


Mumbai-  In line with the brand ethos, Rustomjee Group announces ‘The Circle of Happiness’ in association with Dr. Robert Waldinger, an internationally acclaimed psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Zen priest and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the director, Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest study on happiness ever done. Based on his study, Dr. Waldinger emphasizes on the power of relationships and community through his findings. As a part of this initiative, Rustomjee Group aims to reinforce its commitment towards building happy & healthy communities, and the power of human connections. Dr. Waldinger will act like a consultant to the real estate group  wherein he will advise the group on the layouts / designs, etc and how it can be better keeping aspects of bringing people together.


Commenting on his presence in India, Mr.Boman Irani, Chairman & MD, Rustomjee Group, said, “We are elated to be associated with Dr. Robert Waldinger for a common purpose-a purpose that the world needs more than ever now - the purpose of creating communities and strengthening human connections. Through ‘The Circle of Happiness’, we want to create a space where connections come alive, ideas are exchanged and emotions are appreciated. With this, we kick off a long celebration of the Rustomjee philosophy and work towards building a happier and more connected world.”


Talking about his visit, Dr. Robert Waldinger, said, “When I first connected with the Rustomjee team, I knew our visions were aligned - the brand is known to celebrate the power of community and I believe that the only key to happiness is relationships. I am excited to be in India in association with Rustomjee. India is a land of diversity, India is known for its people and I look forward to witnessing the power of connections in the country, first hand.’’


The Circle of Happiness is a 3-day festival from 7th to 9th October 2022 celebrating the power of human connections, collaboration, & community. As a part of ‘The Circle of Happiness’, Rustomjee Group will be collaborating with some of India’s best community builders to highlight the power of relations and humans. Names like Karishma Mehta, First Human at Humans of Bombay, Faye D’Souza, Independent Journalist, Perizaad Zorabian, Malini Agarwal, Suchitra Pillai & Varun Duggirala will support the brand in its initiative to celebrate humans, connections and more. These community builders will come together with the brand and highlight conversations that make communities happier and celebrate the power of happiness.


Dr. Waldinger will assist the group and reinforce their commitment towards community living and the power of human connections.


About The Circle of Happiness

The Circle of Happiness is an initiative that brings groups of people together to talk, feel inspired, challenged, and supported. Using the symbol of a circle - we are encouraging people to come together and talk about their lives, their stories and form a community of like mindedness. The idea is to plant these circles across the city - and institute a message to people - to come together, share and converge.


Through a series of community initiatives and on-ground events Rustomjee is inviting people to join the Circle Of Happiness by hosting community circles where there will be discussion, connection, support and a free exchange of ideas. The Circle of Happiness will be kick started with a symposium on 7th October at The NCPA focused on Building a Happier World. This will be followed by the intimate community circles being held on 8th Oct, 2022 Soho House, Juhu & at Rustomjee Elements, off Juhu Circle and on 9th Oct, 2022 Rustomjee Crown, Prabhadevi.


About Robert Waldinger

Dr. Robert J. Waldinger is an internationally acclaimed American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, zen priest and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The Harvard Study of Adult Development, directed by Dr. Waldinger is an 80+ year long study and one of the longest running studies of adult life ever done.


About Rustomjee

Rustomjee Group has carved a niche in the ever-growing real estate sector, with a development portfolio of 20 million square feet of completed projects spanning across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Rustomjee Group's portfolio includes two township developments in Thane and Virar, as well as large residential developments, office complexes, retail and educational institutions spread across Mumbai City in Prabhadevi, Bandra, Khar, Andheri, Borivali and Bhandup.

Rustomjee Group is committed to adding value to the lives of the homeowners through its core business, corporate social responsibility initiatives and philanthropy. Rustomjee Group ensures that every development blueprint includes child-friendly spaces, parks, playgrounds and learning rooms developed in collaboration with eminent child psychologists and trained specialists.


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