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Jayant Sinha’s Five


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.


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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