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Move over, Ikigai! Goa has its own philosophy that helps people live relaxed and balanced lives: the Susegad lifestyle. Join Clyde D’Souza (creative director and author of Susegad) as he travels beyond Goa’s beaches to discover hidden gems and chat with top changemakers who are currently building the brand new Goa. How has Goa turned into a top tourist destination, creative hub, and happy place? And how can you live the Goa life outside Goa? Tune in to live the Susegad life, no matter where you are!

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Move over, Ikigai! Goa has its own philosophy that helps people live relaxed and balanced lives: the Susegad lifestyle. Join Clyde D’Souza (creative director and author of Susegad) as he travels beyond Goa’s beaches to discover hidden gems and chat with top changemakers who are currently building the brand new Goa. How has Goa turned into a top tourist destination, creative hub, and happy place? And how can you live the Goa life outside Goa? Tune in to live the Susegad life, no matter where you are!

    2.11 How Sonia Shirsat Became the Ambassador of Goan Music to the World!

    2.11 How Sonia Shirsat Became the Ambassador of Goan Music to the World!

    Goa has a rich musical culture, and it has come to carry the legacy of Fado, the Portuguese music characterised by mournful tunes and lyrics. 
    Join Clyde in conversation with Sonia Shirsat, an eminent singer from Goa, as they share their love for Fado music. They discuss its meaning, and the social, political, and folk influences on its development. What are the stories that Fado music tells? What is Mando, the goan cousin of Fado? How did Fado travel across the world and enter French cinema?
    Tune in to find out, and to listen to some soulful Fado tunes!

    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound edit by Kshitij Jadhav


    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms for updates on this podcast or take a look at their other podcasts.
    Hosted by Clyde D’Souza. He is a creative director who has worked in TV, print, and digital. His book Susegad: The Goan Art Of Contentment captures Goa through conversations, memories, stories, recipes and much more. He lives between Mumbai and Goa and lives the Susegad lifestyle every day! Follow him on Instagram @clydedsouzaauthor.

    • 59 min
    SUSEGAD SHOT 11: How Palacio Do Deao Became a site for History and Culinary Delight

    SUSEGAD SHOT 11: How Palacio Do Deao Became a site for History and Culinary Delight

    Goa has some of the most tasteful heritage properties, and yet, most of them remain in ruins. The Palacio Do Deao in Quepem, South Goa, is one exception. 

    Clyde spends a day at this lavish mansion, uncovering its history and speaking to Ruben and Celio Vasco Da Gama - the couple responsible for restoring the mansion to its former glory. Manicured lawns with mermaid statues, a view of the Kushavati river, and a Michelin-standard hearty lunch is what greets Clyde here. A perfect place to spend a susegad day. 

    Join Clyde on this tour, and be prepared for some mouth-watering food descriptions!

    Produced by Aishwarya Jawalgekar
    Sound Design & Mix by Kshitij Jadhav


    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms for updates on this podcast or take a look at their other podcasts.
    Hosted by Clyde D’Souza. He is a creative director who has worked in TV, print, and digital. His book Susegad: The Goan Art Of Contentment captures Goa through conversations, memories, stories, recipes and much more. He lives between Mumbai and Goa and lives the Susegad lifestyle every day! Follow him on Instagram @clydedsouzaauthor.

    • 6 min
    2.10 Vivek Menezes on the diversity of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival

    2.10 Vivek Menezes on the diversity of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival

    India has a rich and diverse literary culture. Yet, why do writings from many regions like Goa and North-East remain unknown? 

    Join Clyde in conversation with writer Vivek Menezes, the co-curator of the Goa Arts and Literature festival, as they discuss how the festival brought together literature from all corners of India. They ponder upon many other questions along the way, : What is a writer’s lifestyle like? How did tourism became a burden in Goa even though it was thought to fail initially?  

    Tune in to find out, and get top three restaurant recommendations for Goa from a seasoned travel writer!

    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound edit by Kshitij Jadhav


    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms for updates on this podcast or take a look at their other podcasts.
    Hosted by Clyde D’Souza. He is a creative director who has worked in TV, print, and digital. His book Susegad: The Goan Art Of Contentment captures Goa through conversations, memories, stories, recipes and much more. He lives between Mumbai and Goa and lives the Susegad lifestyle every day! Follow him on Instagram @clydedsouzaauthor.

    • 49 min
    SUSEGAD SHOT 10: Exploring Goa Through its Ferries!

    SUSEGAD SHOT 10: Exploring Goa Through its Ferries!

    At a time when traffic is becoming intolerable, Goans have the privilege of an alternative, especially soothing mode of transport - it’s ferries that have been delivering goods, people, and breathtaking views for centuries! 

    In this episode, get ready to wade over the waters of Goa as Clyde talks about its ferry system and takes us across the gorgeous Mandovi river. Ferries in Goa are not just a tourist attraction, but remain an active mode of transport for the locals. How many ferry routes exist in Goa? And how long have they been operating? Are there any challenges to this otherwise relaxing transport option? What are Clyde’s favourite ferry routes? 

    Tune in to know more about this historic mode of transport, and get to know Goa better!

    Produced by Aishwarya Jawalgekar
    Sound Design & Mix by Kshitij Jadhav
    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms for updates on this podcast or take a look at their other podcasts.
    Hosted by Clyde D’Souza. He is a creative director who has worked in TV, print, and digital. His book Susegad: The Goan Art Of Contentment captures Goa through conversations, memories, stories, recipes and much more. He lives between Mumbai and Goa and lives the Susegad lifestyle every day! Follow him on Instagram @clydedsouzaauthor.

    • 4 min
    2.09 How Jolynn Carneiro is promoting slow fashion through 'Nonsense Curry'

    2.09 How Jolynn Carneiro is promoting slow fashion through 'Nonsense Curry'

    Goa is an inspiration for playful creativity, and Jolynn Carneiro channels that into her brand ‘Nonsense Curry’, a quirky mix of slow fashion, repurposed crockery, and some feel-good tunes. 

    From wearing skirts as wigs, to starting a successful business, Clyde takes us through the “nonsense” mind of Jolynn - her artistic inspirations, journey as an entrepreneur, and her thoughts on maintaining authenticity as a creator. What goes behind running a creative business? How to recharge yourself creatively as an artist? And how did a hand lotion become the inspiration of her song ‘Love & Banter’? 

    Tune in to find out, and as a bonus, discover a refreshingly new way of drinking urrak!

    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Sound edit by Kshitij Jadhav
    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms for updates on this podcast or take a look at their other podcasts.
    Hosted by Clyde D’Souza. He is a creative director who has worked in TV, print, and digital. His book Susegad: The Goan Art Of Contentment captures Goa through conversations, memories, stories, recipes and much more. He lives between Mumbai and Goa and lives the Susegad lifestyle every day! Follow him on Instagram @clydedsouzaauthor.

    • 42 min
    SUSEGAD SHOT 9: 5 Ways To Enjoy A Goan Summer

    SUSEGAD SHOT 9: 5 Ways To Enjoy A Goan Summer

    Clyde D’Souza gives us excellent tips to combat the harsh Indian Summer in Goa!

    Find out how and where to go berry picking in Goa. What is likely the most heavenly drink to cool off after a good round of fruit picking? The drink might just make you sway. Sway with the melody of Portuguese music while nibbling on finger-licking good food. End your day with a walk through village fest or surf into the sunset!

    Review: 4 out of 5 shots.

    Follow along Susegad Shots series, where Clyde D’Souza experiences the best of Goa’s places and activities, and reviews them! 


    Produced by Aishwarya Jawalgekar
    Sound Design & Mix by Kshitij Jadhav


    Brought to you by Bound, a company that helps you grow through stories. Follow us @boundindia on all social platforms for updates on this podcast or take a look at their other podcasts.
    Hosted by Clyde D’Souza. He is a creative director who has worked in TV, print, and digital. His book Susegad: The Goan Art Of Contentment captures Goa through conversations, memories, stories, recipes and much more. He lives between Mumbai and Goa and lives the Susegad lifestyle every day! Follow him on Instagram @clydedsouzaauthor.

    • 9 min

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