Why use old when new is better?

It’s time for change!

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The Newshunt app has changed and the new upgraded version Dailyhunt is nothing less than a treat for readers! If you are ready to try the new version, click here and upgrade now. Why, you ask? Because the moment you upgrade from Newshunt to Dailyhunt, you open up a world of new features.

  • More than 13 languages to read: Dailyhunt has been updated with 15 languages now in which news and books are available for reading. Starting from the news section, you can mark your favourite topics or newspapers and get instant alerts about new posts or articles.
  • Save articles you want to read: You can save articles that you like and read them later without having to search for them. Many new newspapers have been added to the app, which are regularly updated with new content.
  • Add to cart feature for books: Book lovers are in for a veritable treat! The books section now has an ‘Add to Cart’ feature which allows you to keep adding books as and when you come across them and buy them later in one go.
  • Extra discount on books in cart: Another advantage of the cart is the extra 20% discount you get when you buy books through it. Now who wouldn’t like to save something extra? Also buying all your favourite books in one go is better than having to buy each of them individually, which is what Newshunt users have to currently do. If you’re convinced, click here to upgrade to Dailyhunt or keep reading on.
  • Sort and filter to find the right book: Another feature that makes searching for your favourite books easy is the sort filter through which you can filter a collection and get results based on your preferences such as new books, price low to high etc.
  • Pay per Chapter: If you are skeptical about buying a book, then we suggest you don’t. Instead buy just the first few chapters and start reading. Yes! Chapter wise billing is now possible with the upgraded Dailyhunt app.
  • Share books with friends: Once you finish a book and you feel that everyone should read this, you can like it and share it with your friends on social media or mail or WhatsApp.
  • Permanently delete books from library: You will also be glad to know that you can now delete a book permanently from your library which is a feature still not available for Newshunt users. Click here to upgrade to the latest version of the Dailyhunt app.
  • Never miss alerts with notification inbox: The Dailyhunt app also has a notification inbox where all your alerts and notifications get stored. So you will not miss any alerts about breaking news or about a mega discount sale.

The new features in Dailyhunt will make you fall in love with this app. Whether you choose this destination for books or news you will want to keep coming back. So why delay happiness by sticking to the older version. Upgrade now by clicking here. Trust us, this change is good!

Why science says you should read books!

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It is no secret that reading books is a good habit and now it has been scientifically proven that book readers have a lot of advantages over those who do not read.

The one obvious reason is that the more you read the more you evolve into a better person. This is regardless of the genre that you might prefer. Even a fiction reader gets inspired by the characters he reads about in a book. A research, for example, has shown that people who read fiction are more empathetic than others. Researchers compared the brains of people after they finished reading to those who did not and it was found that readers had a higher level of brain activity, specifically in the central sulcus of the brain which helps visualize movement.

Reading also improves your social skills and this was proved by a study published in the journal of Science. It was found that people who read literary fiction performed better on social skill tests than those who did not read. Reading is also good for your relationships. Apart from the fact that readers get inspired from the stories they read, reading a book is a great way to start conversations with your partner which paves the way for better communication.

Science has also shown that reading can prevent Alzheimer’s. In 2001, under a study conducted by Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 193 people were questioned about their participation in 26 different hobbies. They found that elderly people who regularly read were two and a half times less likely to have Alzheimer’s.

There is of course the basic benefit of reading which is relaxing and de-stressing. Reading books, magazines or comics is a great way to relax because you get disconnected from reality for a while. Stress levels have dropped by 68% for readers, which is higher than even listening to music or having a cup of tea and coffee.

So, pick up a book now and start reading!

क्या आपको लगता आत्मविकास की किताबें आपके लिए फ़ायदेमंद हैं?

बहुत से लोग आत्मविकास की किताबें पढ़ना पसंद करते हैं. उन्हें देखकर मन में ज़रूर आता है कि एक किताब पढ़ने से कोई अपने जीवन में बदलाव कैसे ला सकता है? पर सच ये है, कि अगर आप आत्मविकास किताबें पढ़ते हैं, तो आपके पास ज़्यादा मौके होते हैं कि बदलाव को अपने जीवन में प्रवेश करने दें.

ये हैं 3 तरीके जिनसे आत्मविकास किताबें आपकी मदद कर सकती हैं:

आपका दुनिया को देखने का नज़रिया बदलता है: आत्मविकास किताबें पढ़ने का एक सबसे बड़ा फ़ायदा होता है कि आपका चीज़ों को देखने का नज़रिया सकारात्मक हो जाता है. हर समस्या के समय आप विलाप करने की जगह समाधान ढूँढने में अपनी उर्जा लगाने लगते हैं, क्योंकि जिस प्रकार की आप किताबें पढ़ते हैं, उसी प्रकार का असर आप पर दिखता है. ये एक वजह है कि अपनी किताबों का और अपने दोस्तों का चुनाव बहुत ही ध्यान पूरवक करना चाहिए.

आपके अंदर सफल होने की क्षमता को पहचानने में मदद करती है: हम सब के अंदर सफल होने की समान क्षमता होती है. फरक होता है उसको पहचानने में. कुछ लोगों को ये विश्वास होता है कि कोई भी समस्या हो, वो उसे पार कर सफल हो सकते हैं, और यही विश्वास उनका साथ देता है. आत्मविकास की किताबें पढ़ने से यही विश्वास हमारे अंदर जागता है जिसके कारण हम सफलता की राह पर अग्रसर हो पाते हैं.

आत्मविकास की किताबें दिन की अच्छी शुरुआत करने का बहुत अच्छा साधन हैं: अगर आपके दिन की शुरुआत अच्छी होती है, तो पूरा दिन अच्छा जाता है. आत्मविकास किताबें इसे साकार करने में सहयोगी होती हैं. सुबह या रात में अगर प्रेरणा दायक कहानियाँ या लेख पढ़े जाएँ तो उनसे मन में अच्छे ख़याल आते हैं, जो हमे सकारात्मकता की ओर ले जाते हैं.

आत्मविकास की किताबें पढ़ने का ये मतलब नहीं है कि हमे सहायता की ज़रूरत है, या फिर हम ये मानते हैं कि हम अच्छे नहीं हैं. इसका मतलब ये होता है कि हम अपने अंदर सकारात्मक बदलाव करने का साहस रखते हैं.

आपके लिए हमने चुने हैं 20 बेस्ट आत्मविकास किताबें. देखिए पूरी सूची यहाँhindi!

If you let it help, self-help really helps!

Have you ever seen anyone reading a self-help book and wondered why someone would want to read that? Many people say that reading self-help books is healing and very inspiring. It’s a good way to start your day and a good note on which to bid goodbye to the day.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should always have self-help books in your library.

  1. Your outlook towards the world becomes more positive: When you read true accounts of people who struggled and survived, or when you read motivational speeches, it leaves a lasting, inspiring effect. Making this a daily habit would be a great way to change your perspective from negative to positive.
  2. The quality of your decisions improves: It’s a proven fact that when you are in a happy state of mind you tend to make better decisions. A lot of self-help books come with exercises that help you apply what you have read. In this manner, your decision making ability and the quality of your decisions improve. You also get to understand the rationale behind your actions and how they can be improved.
  3. You learn how to challenge your limitations: Self-help books are all about challenging your limitations. When you read about people who have done tasks that were deemed impossible or you read books that are about personality development, public speaking or even about making friends, you understand areas in which you had been limiting yourself and how you can move beyond that.

If you have never had a penchant for self-help books, it is still not late to start. This genre, even though it falls into the serious category, can be a lot of fun. You can create projects that rocket your personal growth and help you map out a vision for your life. To get you started on this journey, we have prepared a list of the 20 best and popular self-help books. Check them out here!

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Books are the best medicines; they cure every mood!

It’s a known medical fact; whatever may your mood be, you can come out of it very easily if you are in the habit of reading books. So we have compiled a list of the top 5 books that you can read when you are feeling a little low and blue.

  1. The Alchemist: This is the most hope filled book one can ever come across. A young man embarks on a journey to find a treasure and discovers that he had it all along. As you read the book you start connecting with the struggles, ambitions and aspirations of that young man which makes the journey very personal with every page you turn.
  2. PS. I Love You: This is one of the most successful books written by Cecilia Ahern, which has also been made into a popular motion picture as well. The one thing we can guarantee is that you will cry, a lot. But this book will re-enforce your faith in love for sure. From losing your true love, to finding hope that life can still move on, this is another book about finding strength and hope when you feel that you have lost everything.
  3. Master of the Game: Anyone who loves thrillers would have read Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon. The book is so gripping that when you start reading it, you are bound to forget everything else. It’s as interesting and thrilling the first time as it is the second and the third time. The sequels to this book, written by Tilly Bagshawe, are equally good and we recommend them to all Sidney Sheldon fans.
  4. Mein Kampf: Although Adolf Hitler is considered as one of the most unsuccessful leaders in history, his life story is very interesting and inspiring. If you want to brighten your mood, then sharing space in time with Adolf Hitler and learning about his life is recommended. On these lines, one may also consider reading Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank or Story of my Life by Hellen Keller.
  5. Timeless tales of Panchatantra: Nothing works better than a slice of childhood to lift your mood and spirits. Reading Panchatantra would instantly take you back to your childhood days when the only worry you had was waking up on time to catch the Sunday cartoons.

Whatever genre you may prefer, books work as a catharsis when you are having a really bad day. Take out some time and let them work their magic.2

जब मूड हो खराब, तो निकालें किताबों के लिए कुछ वक़्त

जब मूड खराब होता है तो बस अकेले रहने का मन करता है, और ये स्वाभाविक भी है. पर ऐसे में अगर कुछ वक़्त आप किताबों के साथ बिताएँगे तो निश्चित ही आप बेहतर महसूस करेंगे. हमने तैयार करी है टॉप 5 किताबों की सूची, जो बुरे मूड में आपकी साथी बन सकती हैं.

  1. फिफ्टी शेड्स ऑफ ग्रे: ये किताब बहुत ज़्यादा चर्चा में रही है, मगर इसमें बताई गयी प्रेम कहानी दिल को छू लेती है. दो लोग जो अपने अतीत को पीछे छोड़ कर आगे बढ़ने का साहस दिखाते हैं; ये पढ़ कर विश्वास होता है कि सबको जीवन में प्यार मिल सकता है.
  2. गीतांजलि: गुरुदेव रबिन्द्र नाथ टैगोर द्वारा लिखी गयी हर स्मृति, कविता या कहानी सराहनीय होती है, मगर जिस प्रकार से गीतांजलि में उन्होनें प्रार्थना और अपना जीवन ईश्वर को अर्पण करने की बात करी है, वो निश्चित ही किसी भी निराश या दुखी व्यक्ति को आशा दे सकती है.
  3. कर्मयोग: कर्मयोग वैसे तो भागवत गीता का अंश है, मगर इस पर स्वामी विवेकानंद द्वारा लिखी गयी किताब सभी को एक बार ज़रूर पढ़नी चाहिए. इसमें जिस प्रकार से उन्होने समझाया है कि कर्म का हमारे जीवन में क्या स्थान है, वो सभी के लिए प्रेरणा का स्त्रोत है. जो भी अपने काम या नौकरी की वजह से निराश हो, उसे इस पुस्तक के लिए समय निकालना चाहिए.
  4. कत्ल का सुराग: रहस्य और रोमांच पसंद करने वाले लोगों को सुरेंद्र मोहन पाठक की ये किताब बहुत पसंद आएगी. जो एक बार पढ़ना शुरू करेगा, वो राज़ खुलने तक इस पुस्तक को नहीं छोड़ पाएगा. अपने पूरे दिन की समस्याएँ और परेशानियाँ भूलने के लिए इससे अच्छी किताब नहीं हो सकती.
  5. प्रेत जाल: जब डर लगता है, तो बाकी सारे ख़याल दिमाग़ से निकल जाते हैं, और ऐसा ही होगा आपके साथ जब आप प्रेत जाल पड़ेंगे. राज भारती द्वारा लिखी गयी ये किताब बहुत से लोगों ने पसंद करी है. एक बार ज़रूर पढ़ें इसे.

किताबें आपको दूसरों के जीवन से जुड़ने का मौका देती हैं. इसलिए किताबें पढ़ते हुए अपनी समस्या भूल कर आगे बढ़ना आसान हो जाता है. तो अगली बार जब आपका मूड खराब हो, तो सबसे पहले किताब उठाएँ

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