A New Dawn,
A New Day, A New Life
And a Happy New Year!

New Year Resolutions, some say, have the shelf life of milk bread. But we still make them, and when we make them, we do believe in them. That’s what makes every New Year Day magical. This New Year, we have here for you some goals that you could set, as home-owners. Additionally, we take a closer look at what it means to simplify.

To reduce our carbon footprint. To walk on the earth conscious of how each of us can make a change. And to give back to nature, by going back to a more natural way of living. Birds flying high, sun in the sky, breeze driftin’ on by… Feelin’ good? We sure are.

from all of us at Team Vaswani


Minimal Living

It’s official. Minimalism is in, like never before. As the world hurtles through a climate disaster fuelled by conspicuous consumption, the truly wise are getting wiser and keeping it simple. Going simple is not a cop out. In fact, just the reverse. Wasn’t it Steve Jobs who said, “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
At Vaswani Group, we’ve embraced the philosophy of ‘sophistication in simplicity’. Yes, Leonardo said that. Da Vinci, not Di Caprio. This New Year’s Day, we bring you the philosophical and physical advantages of minimal living, in a one BHK.


No longer do you have to wait forever to own your space. A 1 BHK lets you dream young. As a climate-conscious millennial, you can even set yourself a challenge to only have stuff that beautifully fits this apartment.

Every additional bedroom compounds the pressure on your purse. Reduce the number of bedrooms, and you start with a home loan that’s manageable. One that you can hope to pay off in single digit years and breathe free for the rest of your life. More important, spend your money on what you actually need, like a holiday.

Smaller homes have a smaller carbon footprint. A smaller home uses less electricity, takes less to cool, is easier to clean (and hence uses less water and cleaning products), and is simpler to maintain. Way to live like a responsible earthling!

Smaller homes make you channel your inner design guru. People who live in smaller homes get creative with décor, with multiple uses for spaces, and have, in general, “cooler” homes.

If you spent your childhood holidays with cousins bunking in a single room, you know what this means. Smaller homes get people to spend more time with one another, whether friends, roomies or family. And as long as you’re respectful of boundaries, you’ll get that warm fuzzy feeling every holiday!

Getting bored of your red statement wall? With a small apartment, doing over your home is so much easier. And getting a signature style can be done with just a few carefully chosen pieces. This is the perfect reason to get a smaller home, for people who tend to get tired of looking at the same décor year after year.

A large home with several bedrooms is a nightmare if you’re near retirement. The upkeep, the cleaning, and the daily
maintenance can baffle the most efficient corporate honcho. Retirement is, after all, a time for lots of tea (or coffee) with your loved one, long walks by the lake, and vacations every few months. Move to a smaller home, if you don’t fancy spending your golden years with a wrench in hand.

Where are these small homes to be found? As urban spaces get more crowded, and as more and more people start to
clamour for environment-friendly smaller spaces that they can call their own, any builder who knows the pulse of people will turn to one BHK or studio apartments. Hint, hint. Watch this space.



Long Service Awards

We’re in the people business, really. We couldn’t do what we do without our team. To show our appreciation and gratitude, we have instituted Long Service Awards for those who’ve been with us over three, five, 10 & 20 years. The recipients were all smiles at the awards ceremony held on the 30th of November 2018

Season of Joy at the Mall

We rang in the Yuletide season at the Brookefield Mall this year with the lights and song. Kids stopped by the giant Christmas tree to have their photos taken. We even spotted some seniors taking selfies. What can we say! In the immortal words of Nat King Cole, Christmas is for kids from one to 92!


A January Kinda Treat

Pav Bhaji has been called an ‘any time treat’ – just right for any season or time of the day. But pav bhaji in winter time – when the heat of the perfect blend of spices gently warms you up – is unparalleled. That’s why we like to call pav bhaji a January kinda treat. Impress your friends this New Year by rustling up this pav bhaji for teatime, lunch, brunch or dinner, and watch them ask for more.


1 tsp oil
4 large cubes of butter, finely chopped
1 cup of onion, chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 cup of bottle gourd, chopped
1/2 cup of capsicum, chopped
1 cup of potatoes, chopped

2 tsp salt, or to taste
1 tsp chilli powder
3 tsp pav bhaji masala
1/2 cup tomato puree
1 cube, or to taste, butter (for the garnish)
1 bunch of coriander leaves
Pav bhaji masala

How to make Pav Bhaji
Heat oil in a pan. Add cubes of butter along with onion. Sauté till golden brown and then add ginger garlic paste. Mix well. Now add chopped bottle-gourd along with coriander and mix well, followed by a cup of chopped potatoes. Mix and mash well together. Add chopped beetroot, salt, chilli powder and pav bhaji masala to the
mashed mixture. Mix well. Now add the tomato puree. Mix the tomato puree thoroughly and then add butter followed by coriander leaves to the cooked bhaji. Mix thoroughly.
Prepare Pav
Spread some butter all over the pav. Sprinkle pav bhaji masala over it. Toast it on the pan for a while till it becomes golden brown. Serve hot along with a lemon wedge, chopped onion and green chilli. Don’t forget to garnish the bhaji with loads of butter on top!

Recipe courtesy: Shinoj Joseph, General Manager, Hotel Royal Orchid Suites – Whitefield

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