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7 Most Recommended Books For You to Read

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends, they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers” – Charles W. Eliot

Reading a book is like you going to the gym. It’s basically a workout for your brain. And the benefits? Well there are many – a topic for a different time. Reading is like a doorway to a completely new universe. You find yourself submerged in a pool of new information. It changes the way you think, it teaches you how to think, and it opens up a side of yourself that you never knew existed.

But what do i read? What are the best books to read? If you have such questions, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we will be talking about the 7 most recommended books you should definitely read. You can even say these are the “7 Books You Must Read Before You Die.” Even if you’re not a reader, try to read at least one of the any books mentioned below. You’ll definitely thank us later.

The Leader in YouDale Carnegie

In today’s fast paced business world where people do not have time to communicate on a regular basis. Everyone’s so very busy. And clients everywhere are looking for something more. Dale Carnegie, in this book stresses on the point that relationship building is the cornerstone of every successful business. He suggests that businesses can no longer ignore the needs of their customers and also mentions that, ‘people will have to think quicker, work smarter and dream wilder and relate to each other in very different ways..’ Carnegie says, ‘About 15 per cent of one’s financial success is due to one’s technical knowledge and about 85 per cent is due to skill in human engineering – the personality and the ability to lead people.’

Furthermore, in this book he emphasizes the need for such a leader who will have to communicate and inspire others using a distinguished skill set, encouraging his people to adapt to change and move with the times and by recognizing untapped and creative talent within their workplace.


Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche

This book is unlike any of Nietzsche’s other works, which themselves are unlike virtually anything else in the history of philisophy. TSZ is Nietzsche’s masterpiece. It’s one of the most enduring and the most well-read work of Nietzsche. In TSZ, Nietzsche truly expresses himself through the voice of the ancient prophet Zarathustra.

As per Nietzsche himself, the reason that he chose Zarathustra as the voice for his philisophy because Zarathustra was the first one to witness the great battle that took place between good and evil, the essence of many other arguments and for holding truthfulness as the one and only supreme virtue.


A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

The million copy bestseller, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance.When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride.

Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome – but that will define his life forever.


The Psychology of Money – Morgan Housel

Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. How to manage money, invest it, and make business decisions are typically considered to involve a lot of mathematical calculations, where data and formulae tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world, people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together.

In the psychology of money, Morgan shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important matters.


Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind – Yuval Noah

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

Bold, wide-raning and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we though we knew about being human – our thoughts, our actions our power and our future.


Think and Grow Rich – Napolean Hill

In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill lets you in on the secret success-recipe of great men such as Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison and Andrew Carnegie. He lays down 13 simple principles and tells you how to apply them to achieve more in life.

Packed with examples of successful people from around the world, Think and Grow Rich is a ready reckoner for anyone struggling to achieve their life goals. The principles laid down in this book can be used to get ahead in your career, improve your persuasive powers and build loving, lasting relationships


The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham

Economist Benjamin Graham is an icon in the field on investment and finance. He is know as the father of value investing. That should give you a pretty good idea about Graham. The Intelligent Investor is reagarded as one of the most important books when it comes to value investing or investing in general. Even Warren Bufeft as described the book as “by far the best book ever written on investing.”

So if you are an investor or someone who’se looking to venture into that field, we highly recommend that you give this book a try.


So there you have it, 7 of the most recommended books you must read. Download the Daraz app or visit the Daraz website to purchase any of the above mentioned links.

Men's Facial Hair Feature

Beard Grooming Kits to Style & Groom Your Beard at Home

This blog is for the mens’ out there. Especially for those men whose face is covered with ungroomed hair. Not that it’s a bad thing but it can be better. This lockdown has changed our habits a lot. From our sleeping routines to our facial hair grooming habits, things are not as they once were.

If you’re like me, or most men actually, you currently have a face full of hair that needs to be groomed. We’ve been guilty of letting our facial hair slip away into a mess during the lockdown. But that my friends, is what we are going to change.

This article is all about beard grooming, beard styles and beard grooming kits. We’ll look at how we change shape our best to bring out the best. Even if we’re just staying home everyday. Before we dive into all that, let’s first look at the most common face shapes that every guy has and the style that best fits that face shape. The most common question that every man has is “What Beard Length Is Most Attractive” or “What Beard Suits My Face”. Well, it all depends on the shape of your face.

It’s usually four shapes as follows:


If you have a round face, then these beard styles will look the best. It’s usually best not to over do any style. Keep it simple. Identify your face shape and style your beard accordingly.


For those with a square face, a goatee with a moustache looks the best as far as i can tell. You can also try the balbo or the chin strap. But don’t try to sport a full facial hair as it will only further expand the width of your face.


The next time you’re thinking about changing your beard styles, stop for a moment, look at the shape of your face and move forward accordingly. If you’ve got a oval face shape, try these beard styles.


These beard styles will define your cheekbones and jawlines. So style away.

Now that we’ve identified our face shape and the respective beard style, let’s look at how we can further define our facial hair. We will be looking at ways we can care, style and treat our facial hair. So here are a few tips and tricks to keep your beard looking fresh and dapper.

Wash & Brush Your Beard

Just like you wash your hair with shampoo, it’s important to wash your beard as well. All the gunk, dirt and oil can result in a dirty beard. And that in turn affects your facial skin resulting in acne and pimples. So whenever you’re in the shower, wash your beard properly, not with a hair shampoo but with a beard shampoo. There are tons of good beard shampoos out there. Do a little reasearch and find out the best beard shampoo that works for your facial hair texture.


Likewise, you’ll also need to brush you facial hair just like you comb your head hair. When you comb your beard, it looks nice and sits perfectly on your face rather than just looking messy. So invest in a good beard shampoo and beard brush.

Shape Your Beard

One of the most important aspect of facial hair grooming is shaping your beard. You need to define your neckline, your side burns and your cheekline. For that you can use the comb as shown below. Clear out all the hair on your cheeks that is above the beard line. Use the comb to measure the perfect line. Similarly, remove all the hair below your neckline. You must also have a defined side burns.


Apply Beard Oil

Is beard oil effective? Will beard oil help in facial hair growth? These are questions i’m sure you have or have probably heard of before. Let me ask you this. Do you oil your head hair? Does it feel softer, more nourished once you’ve oiled it? It does, doesn’t it? It’s the same case with facial hair. You need to apply oil to nourish your facial hair. Invest in a good beard oil. Beard oils have been proven to be very effective in stimulating beard growth. A well oiled beard looks, feels and smells great.


Yes, beard oils are effective. So invest in a good beard oil. Check out some of the beard oils available on Daraz.

Trim Your Beard

Trim your beard from time to time. Trim the excess hair above the beard line, your side burns and your below your neckline. Also trim those hair that are growing in all directions. Well that can be quite tricky, but worry not. We’ve got all sorts of trimmers for all occassions. And yes, you also need to trim excess hair dripping down your lips. Check out some of the best trimmers available on Daraz.


So there you have it. These are some of the top grooming habits every man must know and follow. This lockdown is the perfect time to do so. Grow out your hair, try new styles but keep it neat and tidy. You can find more grooming kits on the Daraz app or the Daraz website.

In Conversation with Sanjay Aryal

In conversation with Cobweb and Rockheads frontman Sanjay Aryal

This session of In Conversation with, I sat down and had a little chit chat with the amazing Sanjay Aryal. I’m sure we’re all very aware about Mr. Sanjay and his contributions to music here in Nepal. He is the frontman of the legendary band Cobweb and is also the frontman/bassists of the prog-rock band Rockheads.

Being in presence of such an amazing singer, i almost wanted to just completely scrap the Q/A session and just pick up a guitar and jam with him. And as much as that would have been an amazing experience, i did have to address the elephant in the room – the questions. And so here is my Q/A session with Mr. Sanjay Aryal.

  • How have you been keeping yourself occupied during the lockdown?

So during this lockdown, since COVID has forced us to stay indoors, i started giving online vocal lessons. And apart from that, i’ve also been working on few original songs. That’s how i’m keeping myself occupied.

  • Are you planning on releasing any new songs this year with Cobweb or Rockheads?

Yes ofcourse. Like i said, me and the guys have been working on a few new originals. We’ve been working really hard and yeah, hopefully we’ll release it in 2021.

  • As a child, when was it that you first realized that you wanted to become a musician?

Actually, to be honest, it was never planned. As a child i never thought that i would become a professional singer. I did love to sing and i used to as much as i could. And as fate would have it things went accordingly. My passion became my profession. And i just kept on doing what i loved – singing. In the end, things worked out pretty well. And my family’s support has also made this journey much easier.

  • Growing up, who was or were your inspiration?

Growing up, i used to listen to a lot of western bands. And among them all, the one band that really inspired me was System of a Down. And talking about inspirations from Nepal, I’ve always been a fan of Cobweb.

  • While composing any song, if you find yourself stuck , how do you approach that situation ?

Believe it or not, this happens quite often. I’m pretty sure many other musicians would say the same. You reach a certain point during composition that you feel completely lost. Whenever i find myself in that situation, because I’m in a band, i reach out to my fellow bandmates. And it’s much easier to get out of that situation when you can ask for help from your mates.

  • How do you feel about the current scenario of music here in nepal ?

Talking about current situation, yeah we are going through a hard time. Music and musicians are all affected very badly. Coming staight to the point i say that the current situation of music is not good. But things will get better, it always does. You just need to be positive.

  • Do you sometimes miss the anonymity that a regular person has or have you just gotten used to being recognized everywhere you go?

I am not that famous 😃.. but it feels great when people recognize you and show their love for what you have been doing. And that’s quite a motivating feeling you know. Just makes you want to get out and do more.

  • Was there ever a moment in your life when you felt that you might have to leave music and pursue something else to make a living ?

There were moments and times i was absolutely frustrated. I felt like i should just quit music and pursue something else. I kept feeling that maybe i was not meant to become a musician and that something else was meant for me. But I did not quit. I pushed on. And i just want to say, work hard and believe in yourself. Beleive in your dreams and push on, not only in music but in every field. Never give up.

  • You often hear a lot people say ” नेपालमा संगीतकार भएर काम नै छैन ” . What are your thoughts on that ?

This statement is compeltely and totally wrong. I have heard this quite a few number of times. And people who say things like these are always non musicians or someone who does not like music that much. What we need to understand is, music is an ever evolving field. The music scene in nepal is evoving, it’s progressing and that is bringing in a lot of positive changes. And it will keep on doing so. Don’t listen to such words, just work hard, pursue your dreams and be productive.

  • And finally , what advice would you give to a young aspiring musician ?

Simple, work hard, practice, practice, practice and always believe in youself.

The rise of ZOOM amidst a global pandemic

The sudden rise of COVID-19 forced us to stay home. No longer could we step outside for our daily errands and our duties. We had to shift our way of life. We had to come up with ways which enabled us to go back to the way things were. Things like office works, meeting up with friends and family members was now only possible online. And that is where Zoom came into play.

By now you probably have a decent idea about Zoom and how it works. It’s basically a video conferencing platform which we use to communicate with one another. And that is exactly what we have been doing ever since COVID-19 came into existence.

While for the majority of us, the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown was a massive problem. But for Zoom, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. And that is exactly what we will be looking at today – The rise of Zoom amidst a global pandemic.


Zoom was launched back in 2011 by former WebEx corporate Vice President Eric Yuan. During Zoom’s initial years, it faced a lot of scrutiny and doubts from investors who were concerned about the fact that it brought nothing new to the table. The video-conferencing market was at that time dominated by the likes of Microsoft and Cisco. But Yuan had his faith in his project and in time it paid him back in full.

Amongst his reasons for developing Zoom, Yuan credits it for one reason. During his youth, he and his then girlfriend-now wife, lived far from one another and they had to constantly travel long distances to meet up with one another. To counter that, Yuan came with the concept for Zoom. He also envisioned it being used for business affairs. His idea about a video conferencing platform that could operate on smartphones and which was easier to use was what made Zoom stand out from the rest.


Zoom’s growth over the years was quite stable. It kept growing at a steady rate. It was only when the pandemic started, Zoom’s growth skyrocketed. Zoom’s sales and profits from May 2020- July 2020 was higher than its sales and profits throughout the entirety of 2019. Let’s look into that.

Once the COVID pandemic caused worldwide lockdowns, video meetings became as essential part of our work. Whether you’re a school student, a teacher, an office employee, online video meetings was the only way we could connect and complete our daily tasks. And Zoom was the perfect platform for that. Zoom was free, easy to download and function on all devices – PC, laptops, smartphones & tablets. As a result, it became the go to platform for every occasion.

According to the company itself, Zoom daily users increased upto 200 million by March 2020. Massive growth in such a short period of time considering the fact that it had about 10 million users back in December of 2019. Keeping up with that pace, Zoom’s daily downloads also increased 30x year over year. And it was also the number one top free iPhone app in the US. Amazing!

Zoom’s primary revenues comes for its Zoom packages which offer different services at different prices. The priced packages are basically used by big corporations and business houses. The average customers can use it for free. However, the free version does not provide as much services as the other paid services.

In 2020, Zoom’s sale soared 326% upto $2.6 billion. And profits skyrocketed from $21.7 million to $671.5 million. And CEO Eric expects the rise in sales to continue. He expects the sales to increase by 40% upto $3.7 billion in 2021.

It’s fair to say that Zoom lived up to its name.

Security Concerns

As the number of Zoom users kept on growing, security concerns started growing. A new trend of sorts called “Zoombombing” started to rise. It’s basically a situation where a malicious user or users will join any Zoom meeting and will then proceed to show explicit or disturbing images. It also came under scrutiny when it was revealed that it sent out users data to Facebook, had made false claims about its app having end-to-end encryption and when it allowed the meeting hosts to track all its attendees.

Founder and CEO Eric Yuan publicly apologized for the security issues and noted that the company had been rolling out newer more stricter security polices. While the security issues arose concerns for Zoom, its ever-growing user base also seemed to bring in some sort of issues. The growing user base forced Zoom to invest and expand its capacity to hold new users, most of whom are using the platform for free.

The COVID pandemic was surely a blessing for Zoom. From once just a video sharing platform to now being synonymous with the word video sharing, Zoom surely has come a long way. But what about the future? It’s inevitable that the COVID pandemic will end and offices will soon resort to moving away from the work from home scenario. What then? What will happen to Zoom? Will it come crashing down?

Yuan says they’re not sure what will happen. In quite a few number of interviews, Yuan has gone on to state that they do not have any idea what will happen when the COVID pandemic is gone. Whatever the case, it would be wrong to say Zoom would come crashing down. Even if we were to go back to the way things were, we would just have added an extra piece into our arsenal. We’ve seen how useful Zoom is and how easy it is for us. Businesses who have dealings outside their own zone can and will definitely use Zoom. Long distance relationships, family gatherings and so, all is possible through Zoom. Like it or not, Zoom is here to stay.

And now, you can buy Zoom packages on Daraz. If you want the premium Zoom package, head on over to the Daraz website or click the link below.


how to cancel order on daraz

How To Cancel Order on Daraz

Want to learn How To Cancel Oder on Daraz np? Well this blog will give you all the information you need.

Shopping online is a liberating feeling. But it can sometimes get out of hand. A shopping spree might just turn into a frenzy and you might end you ordering things you don’t even need. And that is quite a bummer. And let’s admit it, this has happened to all of us.

But since you’re shopping online on Daraz, you have full control over what you want and what you do not want to buy. If you happen to order a product you do not need, you can easily just cancel it without any fuss. It’s that easy. Check it out!


Follow the steps below if you want to cancel your order.

  1. To Cancel Order on Daraz, Open Daraz Mobile App and then select Account
  2. In the My Order section, click on View All
  3. From your order list, tap on the one you want to cancel
  4. Tap the Cancel button and fill in the cancellation form
  5. Select you reason for cancellation
  6. Be sure to read and agree with the cancellation policy
  7. Finally, click submit.

Keep in mind that you will not be able to cancel the order if it is already on its way to you or you have already received it. You can return it but you will not be able to cancel it.

If your order is already on its way to you or not eligible for cancellation from your end, please reach out to our representative via Live Chat for the further cancellation process. However, if you have already received your order, you may not be able to cancel it but you may be able to return as per our guidelines. See our Return Policy for detailed information.

See how you can return a product on Daraz.

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