'Harry Potter is my favourite literary character'

Harry Potter is my favourite literary character

Talking books with Raji Koshy, Chief Financial Officer, Honeywell Airports Business

By Staff reporter

Published: Fri 11 May 2018, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 11 May 2018, 2:00 AM

What are you reading now?
Eleven Minutes, a 2003 novel by Paulo Coelho.
Which book would you say changed your life?
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma is one such book for me. It touches upon various aspects of our practical life, highlighting the importance of quality thoughts, the power of self-examination, encouragement to do the things we fear the most, respecting time, practising acts of kindness - and, above all, why we must never sacrifice our own happiness.
Name one underrated book, and why you'd recommend it.
Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou. It gives a good overview on changing political regimes in Congo and the struggles that the main character Moses had to go through during his childhood in an orphanage there, where he was lonely, abused and bullied. The story follows him as he escapes from the orphanage, joins a gang and eventually finds ways to live in the world on his own.
A book quote that really stood out - and what it means to you.
"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." This quote from Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist always gives me a lot of inspiration to change and become a better person first - before I ask to see how the world around me has changed.
Your favourite literary character.
Harry Potter. It may sound like a cliché but JK Rowling's most famous creation is the epitome of bravery. I love the way he faces challenges head-on and how much he values friendship, with all its ups and downs.

More news from