INDIAreads is also the one stop portal for all book lovers. It provides a forum where book-a-holics can debate, discuss and review their favourite titles and characters; recommend books; and keep themselves up-to-date with news from the literary world.
Most importantly INDIAreads is an important research aid; a place where professionals and academics, students and bureaucrats can find the latest books, reports and studies carried out in their field of work. We have a database of thousands of invaluable reports and studies that offer much needed statistics and evaluation, but are not easily available.
The portal marks the coming together of booklovers from different backgrounds – an IIT Mumbai alumnus heading a successful business, a renowned international financial expert and trainer and a policy maker who is Hon. Consultant to the Planning Commission, Govt of India.
But somewhere in today’s busy world, making time for our best friends has become difficult. Bookstores and libraries are far far away. In the metros the traffic is killing and access isn’t always easy. In smaller towns, bookstores and libraries are just not well stocked; schools and colleges often do not have the space or resources to continually update their collection. To top it all taking time out during the day to find a good weekend or bedside book is impossible.Yes, you can find pirated books being sold at red lights, but they often have pages missing and are morally unsettling.
We understand all this because we have had to go through these problems ourselves. And so we started INDIAreads, to solve your problems and to bring your best friend to your doorstep. Now you don’t have to beat the traffic, argue with the rickshawallah, skip lunch to make a quick trip to the bookstore/library or worry about storage space for the books you purchased for long flights and holidays. You don’t have to feel guilty about being unable to get your child the right books and you don’t have to miss the latest titles because you didn’t have the time to pick them up. Just go online and order the books you want to read. They are delivered to your doorstep, for no extra charge. And you don’t have to worry about deadlines. Read the book at your own pace and when you are done, ask us to send you the next set. Yes, reading just got more convenient, economical and pleasurable!