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Jayant Sinha is the Indian Minister of State for Finance and a Member of Parliament. He was formerly an investment fund manager and management consultant.
Five Books I Like
Lord of the Rings – by JRR Tolkien
The Sherlock Holmes stories and books – by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Aubrey-Maturin series – by Patrick O’ Brian
The Rabbit series – by John Updike
The English Patient – by Michael Ondaatje
A book that made an impression
The Lord of the Rings and its characters.
What I learnt from The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings series have taught me that while the quest may seem endless, there is almost always a bitter-sweet ending – eventually.
I also discovered the following –
Courage – While Frodo has the ring, it is the courage of Sam,Gandalf, the dwarves and all other characters that make the story. It is the common people who perform extraordinary acts of heroism.
Strength in Mercy – It is not always necessary to use force to change events. A simple act of mercy can keep the evil at bay…none of our acts of mercy will ever be wasted and will reward us well.
Hope – hope exists….and even through the worst times and worst acts of human behavior, it is the human longing and capacity for hope that eventually does change our world.
More on Jayant Sinha
In May 2014,Mr Sinha was elected to the Lok Sabha, representing BJP from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. Mr Sinha has over 25 years of experience as an investor and strategy consultant. He has served as a member of two important parliamentary committees – the Public Accounts Committee and the Standing Committee on Finance.