Shashi Tharoor MP shared his excitement as a bibliophile through his recent tweet after receiving the books delivered through Swiggy, the online food delivery app.
“Only in Kerala (so far!) Great initiative in the #Lockdown era: DC Books salesman hands my book order to a @swiggy_in food delivery operative who will bring me food and food for thought! Well done @dcbooksonline!” he tweeted. He was delivered the joy of the latest novels Putt by Vinoy Thomas, Murinavu by Manoj Kuroor and also Basheer Sampooran Krithikal, the complete collection of Vaikom Muhammed Basheer.’s works.
In an initiative to make books more accessible during lockdown DC Books joined hands with Swiggy, the food delivery giant to deliver books which now offers the service across the state. Deemed essential during the pandemic, the state saw the opening of bookstores twice a week during lockdown. This venture ensures the readers access to books when restrictions limit them from commuting and comes as a relief for the bibliophiles as reading remains the popular activity during these times, reducing panic and stress.
Only in Kerala (so far!) Great initiative in the #Lockdown era: a DC Books salesman hands my book order to a @swiggy_in food delivery operative who will bring me food *and* food for thought! Well done
@dcbooksonline! Read all about the scheme:https://t.co/6LYJBnP19P pic.twitter.com/iQBJflvpd6
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 3, 2020