Aladdin in New Delhi

Come on, Delhites! Wake up! If you haven’t ready been to see “Aladdin”, do so now! Judging by the tragically more-than-half-empty auditorium last night, people are not exactly flocking to see this great musical production. In the short speech of thanks after the show, the director Shruti Sharma specifically thanked...

Another Hound Café in Bangkok

In Bangkok last week, our family had the usual issues of finding a mutually acceptable restaurant for our complicated dietary set-up.  Namely: 1 carnivore who is highly allergic to any seafood.  Even a hint provokes rapid & very bad reactions + 1 carnivore who will eat some shellfish but is...

How good are La Sportiva G2 SM climbing boots?

Although I have climbed a few mountains, I still feel a tad wary of describing myself as a “mountaineer”.  So this review of my new La Sportiva G2 SM climbing boots might not be full of pukka technical terms, but it most definitely comes from the heart. By way of...

White Magic Adventure Travel does it again!

It is almost 5 years since I was introduced to the best climbing and trekking company in India – there you go, colours nailed firmly to the mast! – and the high standards of WM never cease to amaze.  And impress.  And reassure. I just returned a few days ago...

How good are “Nature Forever” bird feeders?

They are brilliant. End of review. Seriously, what’s not to like about the Nature Forever range of bird feeders, which are very reasonably priced, available here in India on Amazon (don’t worry – the relevant links are below) and, in our case at least, have attracted loads of birds and...

FULLMOON CAFE, Havelock Island

Revisiting the Andamans after many, many years, it was as though we were discovering the islands for the first time, so much had things changed. One of the lovely discoveries we made was the trendy Fullmoon Café on Havelock Island, which was not only the eatery for our little hotel,...

THE POST

Last night we saw Darkest Hour.  Today, The Post. A veritable embarrassment of riches. 2 amazing films, back to back. At the risk of sounding as though I’m writing those slightly corny one-liners that are quoted on movie posters, The Post is a triumph. The film is a brilliant re-enactment...

DARKEST HOUR

Other than the irritating “Cigarettes are injurious to health” warning which stayed on the screen almost all through the movie, I had nothing to fault in this fabulous film. So this review is actually going to be little more than a song of praise for outstanding acting, wonderful period detail...

INDIA & THE WORLD:A HISTORY IN NINE STORIES

In Mumbai last week, I went to the marvellous exhibition “India and the world: A history in nine stories” which is on at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya – or, as it says on their own website “(Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India)”. Although the exhibition will travel...

Xiaomi MIJIA PM2.5 Smart Detector Air Quality Monitor

So shocking is the air quality in Delhi, where I live, that a Christmas present of a PM2.5 detector was a great hit. Our son brought us the Xiaomi MIJIA PM2.5 Smart Detector Air Quality Monitor from China, where he lives, and it is the easiest gadget to set up and...

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My name is Christine Pemberton, I'm British, and a full-time resident of Delhi. India is my forever home.

In this review blog, I share my opinions on the places & the restaurants I visit and, of course, the shopping I do. From reviewing running shoes to trying out scuba gear, from testing gadgets to sharing touristy tips, you should find something here to interest you. If not - tell me!