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This old man will change what you think about old folks (post 9 #AhundredLittleFlames)

Meet Gopal Shanker. He is NOT your sweet, loving Grandpa.
He is sarcastic. He is irritable.
And yet, underneath all that there is a heart of gold.

Meet him in A Hundred Little Flames
Know anyone like him?
Tell me in comments.


  1. My grand pa is such type, who instantly scolds for minute things , but immediately showers love with pampering .

  2. That typical grand pa. Actually my grand pa is also like him. Like he always being serious in every situations and scolds me for very little things.. But as you said he is very lovable..
    Waiting for the launch of the book.. And hope this will too make me love with it like your previous books..

  3. Both of my grandfathers were strict, but not to the point of how Ayan's grandfather has been described in the post. When it comes to grand kids, most of the grandparents will show leniency towards them. I used to go through the same thing when I was a kid. My grandfather would never shout at me :-) I am sure Ayan's grandfather is very strict due to some reason. Will have to wait for November 11th to find out! :-)

  4. Remembering my grandparents today. They are in the heavens above but still i can feel them with me. They have unconditional love towards their grand children. Their void cannot be filled. The values which the grandparents imbibe in their grandchildren help them through out their lives.


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