Susegad Stories From Goa

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What makes Goa everyone’s go-to destination and happy place? Join Clyde D’Souza (creative director and author of Susegad) on a journey beyond Goa’s beaches. Travel into the interiors to find out more about Goa's buildings, festivals, books, feni, etc and learn how to live a peaceful and ‘Susegad’ lifestyle. A perfect escape for anyone thinking ‘I wish I could just move to Goa!’

Hansel Vaz describes Feni's journey from a local Goan drink to a global spirit!
Jul 22 2022
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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
What makes Goan music so unique and enjoyable? with Agnelo Mendonca
Jul 15 2022
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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
What it takes to become Goa’s No.1 Digital Creator! with Moses Saldanha
Jul 8 2022
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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
Tour Goa's Saligao Tuesday Market and understand its village life with Clarice Vaz
Jul 1 2022
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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
Discover how a museum antiques collector is trying to restore Goa's history and heritage! with Victor Hugo Gomes
Jun 24 2022
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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
What is happening to Goa’s beaches and Sea Turtles? With Sarita Fernandes
Jun 17 2022
What is happening to Goa’s beaches and Sea Turtles? With Sarita Fernandes
It is unimaginable to be in Goa and not spend time at the Goan beaches - snorkelling, deep sea diving or just sitting on a rock, sipping your favourite beer and seeing the sun set. But there is something gravely wrong with Goa’s water and its sea life. Sarita Fernandes talks about how emulating the “Bali or Hawaii Model” in Goa’s Tourism has deeply impacted its coastline. How does it affect the sea turtles and other aqua life? What can travel companies and tourists do in order to conserve Goa’s beaches? What difficulties did she face while undertaking conservation efforts during the pandemic? Tune in to find out.Sarita Fernades is a young activist and a research fellow, who specializes in India’s coastal policy. She has worked with Goa's Forest Department as the Founder of Morjim Sea Turtle Trust. She is also the Founder of the Ocean Network. Very soon, she will be representing India in the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon. Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, live in local home stays instead of the big resorts. Understanding how locals live can be a fascinating experience!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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
What makes the Goan Pão different from other Breads? With Sonia Filinto
Jun 10 2022
What makes the Goan Pão different from other Breads? With Sonia Filinto
If you have ever stayed in a Goan village, you would have seen children running with plastic bags towards a man on his cycle, carrying their favorite warm bread - the Pão! What makes this Goan Pão so special?Sonia Filinto talks about the different kinds of Goan breads and the fine art of making them. What are the ingredients that make it so unique and delicious? What is the cultural significance of this Pão in the lives of locals? And why will your Goa trip remain incomplete without trying it? Tune in to find out!Sonia Filinto is an award-winning director, actor and producer. Her film “Bread and Belonging” has been showcased in multiple film festivals in the United States, London, Australia etc. It is a heartwarming documentary about food, culture and migration through the lens of Goa’s unique bread, pão.Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, spend an evening with the historical artefacts in Goa’s State Museum in Panaji and understand the history and culture 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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
What is moving to Goa really like? Separate the dream from reality with influencer Insia Lacewalla
Jun 3 2022
What is moving to Goa really like? Separate the dream from reality with influencer Insia Lacewalla
Most of us have dreamed about moving to Goa at least once in our lives. We think of leaving crowded cities and stressful jobs behind and living a more relaxed lifestyle. But what does reality look like? Insia moved from Mumbai to Goa during the pandemic. She shares the realities of adjusting to a quaint lifestyle after the hustle and bustle of city life. What are the biggest challenges she faced? Has this helped or harmed her career and personal life? What’s her opinion on the ongoing trend of everyone moving to Goa? How does this impact Goa’s heritage and environment? Tune in to find out!Insia Lacewalla is the Founder of India With Insia, a curated platform for travel in India focusing on unique stays, regional cuisine and underground culture. She has built a community of like-minded travellers and homegrown brand enthusiasts. She did what many people dream of doing…leaving the hustle of the city and moving to sunny Susegad Goa. Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, unleash your inner water spirit and go surfing or quarry diving. It’s more popular than you might think! 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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
Was Goa the first powerhouse of Indian stories? with Frederick Noronha
May 27 2022
Was Goa the first powerhouse of Indian stories? with Frederick Noronha
Goa has always been filled with travelers. Each of them has a story to tell. And publisher and journalist Frederick Noronha wants to capture them all. Did Goa have the world’s first printing press in 1556? Does literature HAVE to be elitist? Why does Fredrick want to record the stories of Neo-Goans aka the new settlers in Goa? Tune in for massive insights into Goan stories and people. Frederick Noronha is a Goan journalist and founder of Goa 1556, an alternate publishing house that has published 60+ nonfiction books related to Goa. He has written articles on Goa, Goan books, media, environment, development, and information technology and edits for Konkani Wikipedia. Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, drop into Goa 1556 or in one of Goa’s many tiny bookstores. And pick a book at random. Who knows what secrets the book will reveal? 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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
Is Goa India’s biggest creative hub? with Vince Costa of GetCreativeGoa
May 20 2022
Is Goa India’s biggest creative hub? with Vince Costa of GetCreativeGoa
Goa has always been the centre of creativity, according to Vince Costa. He is creating a community of Goans who are leading the wave of content creation: from music to films, painting to photography. Is India finally taking artists seriously? Do creators need professional management to become influencers? Why are all the creative people moving to Goa? Tune in to find out! Vince Costa is a filmmaker, musician, photographer and the founder of Get Creative Goa. His film Saxtticho Koddo won the Best Short Documentary at Asia Independent Festival.Travel tip: Plan your next trip around one of the many arts and culture festivals that take place in Goa! Our top choices are the International Film Festival of India which has been organized in Goa for 70 years now and the Serendipity Arts Festival which takes place in late December. 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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
Discover the secrets behind Goan houses with Heta Pandit
May 12 2022
Discover the secrets behind Goan houses with Heta Pandit
Every house and building in Goa has a story to tell: its Indian and Portuguese architectural influences, the reasons why some rooms were built, and the colorful lives of previous owners. Acclaimed author and heritage home expert Heta Pandit gives us an insight into the many wonders of a Goan house and the stories behind its unique architectural and social features. How long did Heta search for the perfect Goan house? Did Goans add rooms simply to show off their wealth? What makes a house a ‘heritage home’? Is India doing enough to preserve Goa’s heritage? Tune in to find out!Heta is a founding member of the Goa Heritage Action Group. She has written 10 books on Goan heritage. She is currently working on Stories from Goan Houses and a book titled Objects and Memories from Goa. She lives in Saligao with her dog Goru and a cat named Ginger.Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, chat with a friend or patrao while sitting on the balcão, the stone seats that you can find on the veranda of many Goan houses. Or ask around for the stories behind the quaint AirB&B cottage you’re staying in. 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 JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz
Villages, Ferries, Rivers! Experience Goa the way Goans do with Varun Hegde of Soul Traveling
May 5 2022
Villages, Ferries, Rivers! Experience Goa the way Goans do with Varun Hegde of Soul Traveling
Goa is not just a destination, it’s a lifestyle. Varun Hegde started his offbeat tours company, Soul Traveling, in 2017 to change the way people travel and to help them experience the REAL GOA by interacting with the local communities. Varun reveals his favorite village, beach, dish, building and some lesser known facts about Goa that will blow your mind. Why did he go from being an engineer to a travel expert? Why do Goa’s popular tourist destinations have so many ghost stories? How can you be a responsible tourist? And is the afternoon nap Goa’s best kept secret? Tune in to discover a brand new side of Goa!Travel tip: On your next trip to Goa, you could pluck cashews with the villagers, shuck oysters with the local fishermen, relax on a ferry across the river or cycle along the village roads. Maybe you could visit the ‘ghost church’ and find out it’s not haunted after all. 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 Tara Khandelwal and Aishwarya JavalgekarEditing and soundtrack by Aditya AryaArtwork by Artisto Designz