Episode 52 – Games People Play – Lalit Parmar – Hasbro India

As kids we played a lot of games and I just don’t mean outdoor games but also indoor ones. Peter was telling me that “When growing up my uncles and aunts were avid Scrabble players. The games got really competitive and they would play with a dictionary in case anyone cheated. As I got older, I become part of these games and enjoyed them. This helped me develop my vocabulary unknowingly.”

I had a huge collection of G.I. JOEs and HE-MAN action figures and conjured up some crazy imaginative worlds within the confines of my home. But the one that really challenged me and my imagination was Monopoly. This game has broken friendships and family ties more than diplomatic breakdowns between countries.

On this episode we talk to Lalit Parmar who heads the marketing division at Hasbro India. He is currently responsible for driving brand-building initiatives for Hasbro Franchise, Partner and Emerging brands in India. 

Peter, Lalit and I spoke about various topics on gaming, toys, board games, parenting and of course Monopoly. We discussed, at length, what it was like being in lockdown and bonding with the family. Lalit also spoke avidly about learning and development of children via playtime and toys and how Hasbro is evolving in this digital-first age.

Go ahead and listen to the episode and tell us what was the one game that makes you feel nostalgic. Were you also a sore loser when it came to Monopoly :D? Do you have memories of playing board games with your family? Let us know and you can write to us with your stories, feedback and comments on popsinapod@gmail.com

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Pops in a Pod is parenting podcast produced by first time dads Nadir Kanthawala (content and digital marketing professional) and Peter Kotikalapudi (marketing professional). Nadir has a daughter and Peter has a son. They currently reside in Mumbai, India

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