14 episodes

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!

Susegad Stories From Goa Bound Podcasts

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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!

    2.01 How a Michelin trained chef creates magic with local Goan ingredients With Avinash Martins

    2.01 How a Michelin trained chef creates magic with local Goan ingredients With Avinash Martins

    Yuvraj Singh had a foodgasm at his restaurant, renowned author Damodar Mauzo hugged him after a meal. For Michelin trained chef Avinash Martins, Goan food is all about making elevated versions of it using fresh, local ingredients and pouring his secret ingredient in everything he cooks: love. 
    His restaurant Cavatina has been rated as India’s best restaurant by GQ. From the name of his restaurant to the table mats, everything in Cavatina has a story behind it. Catch Avinash Martins tell stories about his life, his restaurant and the future he sees for his children and grandchildren. How did he turn a pumpkin into 3 mouthwatering dishes? Why does he want to see more tourists come to Goa? And what does it take to build an acclaimed restaurant in Goa? Tune in to find out! 
    Travel tip: If you’re in South Goa, drop by Velim on Chef Martins’ luxury farm-to-table experience, Table in the Hills. But don’t forget to make a reservation first! 
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Editing and soundtrack by Kshitij Jadhav
    Artwork by Artisto Designz 
    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.

    • 39 min
    1.12 Hansel Vaz describes Feni's journey from a local Goan drink to a global spirit!

    1.12 Hansel Vaz describes Feni's journey from a local Goan drink to a global spirit!

    If you had to describe Goa, not in words but in taste, we bet you wouldn’t be able to look past the traditional Goan drink - Feni! 
    Hansel Vaz tells us how a life-altering accident motivated him to turn Feni into a unique, international drink. How is Feni perceived in the global market? Can it ever replace wine or whiskey to become a mainstream drink? What is the relationship between Goa’s monsoons and its drinking culture? Tune in to find out! 
    Hansel Vaz is the founder of Cazulo Premium Feni. He is also the partner of Vaz Enterprises, a family owned business which has been around for 2 generations, which was started at their family home in Kunkali. He is a former geologist. And now at the forefront of making Goa’s heritage drink Feni into a global spirit. 
    Travel tip: If you are a literature geek, spend a few hours exploring the wide collection of books at the Literati Bookshop in Calangute!
    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. 
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Editing and soundtrack by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz 
    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.

    • 37 min
    1.11 What makes Goan music so unique and enjoyable? with Agnelo Mendonca

    1.11 What makes Goan music so unique and enjoyable? with Agnelo Mendonca

    All of us have grooved to the evergreen Goan song “Maria Pitache”, haven’t we? From the slow and sad Mandos to the naughty and funny Dulpods, Goan music has a variety like no other!
    Agnelo Mendonca talks about the journey of starting his own band to spread Goan music to the world. What are the different themes that Goan songs cover? What are some fascinating stories of prominent Goan musicians like Frank Fernand and Chris Perry? How has the Portuguese flavour influenced Bollywood and Indian music in general? 

    Agnelo Mendonca is the founder and the lead vocalist of The Vindaloos. It is a popular Goan band based in Mumbai. They sing the best of Konkani hits as well as English songs. They are extremely popular in Goan restaurants and Catholic Gymkhanas in Mumbai.
    Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, visit Basilica of Bom Jesus and explore the fascinating history and architecture of this beautiful state!
    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. 
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Editing and soundtrack by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz 
    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.

    • 34 min
    1.10 What it takes to become Goa’s No.1 Digital Creator! with Moses Saldanha

    1.10 What it takes to become Goa’s No.1 Digital Creator! with Moses Saldanha

    If you are looking for recommendations on Goa’s offbeat beaches, wine shops and food joints, you just can't look past the plethora of content that our guest for this week has put out!
    Moses Saldanha talks about his journey of becoming the biggest digital creator of Goa. How did his videos help local food joints to grow their businesses exponentially? How can one build a personal brand and earn money from Youtube? What are some mistakes an aspiring digital creator should avoid? Tune in to find out!
    Moses Saldanha is a 30-year old businessman, traveller and Goa’s No.1 Youtube sensation with over 630 videos amassing over 6 million views! He started his Youtube channel around September 2020 in order to show people the Goan life during the lockdown. He features less popular food joints, wine shops and suggests some offbeat activities one must do when in Goa. 
    Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, have a delicious, home-cooked fish thali at Chandrakant’s Restaurant in Candolim and thank Moses Saldanha for this amazing recommendation! 
    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. 
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Editing and soundtrack by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz
    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.

    • 34 min
    1.09 Tour Goa's Saligao Tuesday Market and understand its village life with Clarice Vaz

    1.09 Tour Goa's Saligao Tuesday Market and understand its village life with Clarice Vaz

    If going to loud festivals like the Goan Carnival and the Sunburn is not your thing, you will definitely enjoy spending some time at Saligao’s Weekly Market and exploring beautiful handicrafts produced by local Goans, mostly women!
    Clarice Vaz tells us how starting Saligao Tuesday Market gave her a sense of purpose and also empowered the local women to sell their products. What is so unique about Goan villages and their way of life? What does it mean to live in the soul and not in the body? What can we do to help preserve the Goan way of life? Tune in to find out!
    Clarice Vaz is a nurse by profession. She is also a self trained contemporary abstract artist and has also published a book called A Song For Saligao. She is also the founder of the Saligao Tuesday Market, which promotes locally produced goods. She believes in giving back to the community. 
    Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, wake up early and trek to the Butterfly Beach in South Goa to spend time with dolphins, butterflies and beautiful skies!
    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. 
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Editing and soundtrack by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz
    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.

    • 30 min
    1.08 Discover how a museum antiques collector is trying to restore Goa's history and heritage! with Victor Hugo Gomes

    1.08 Discover how a museum antiques collector is trying to restore Goa's history and heritage! with Victor Hugo Gomes

    History and tradition live on not just through stories, but also through ancient artefacts and items. The process of collecting and restoring these symbols from the past is equal parts exciting and tiresome. 
    Victor Hugo Gomes talks about his lifelong journey of preserving the symbols of Goa’s multicultural history and establishing several museums for the same. What made him transform from a painter to a preserver? Why does he call his museums “Old Age Homes”? What financial difficulties do his museums face and what can Goans do about it? Tune in to find out. 
    Victor Hugo Gomes is an antiques preserver by profession. He has been fascinated by Goa’s tradition and culture since childhood. At Goa Chitra, he has founded 3 museums which comprise of Goan tools and instruments. These museums have over 4000 artefacts, and many of them are over 300 years old. These museums have had popular visitors like Robert De Niro. Victor is also working on a fishing and a food museum. 
    Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, spend a day at Goa Chitra in Benaulim and explore Goa’s rich and multicultural history! 
    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. 
    Produced by Aishwarya Javalgekar
    Editing and soundtrack by Aditya Arya
    Artwork by Artisto Designz
    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.

    • 41 min

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