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The 2001 mystery-horror movie From Hell looks at the unsolved Jack the Ripper murder spree from over a century ago. In contemporary London, dozens of city tours loop around the locations of the original grisly crime wave.(20th Century Fox)

Follow the bloody trail: Cool crime tours around the world

By Rachel Lopez | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:13 PM IST
From mobsters in Shanghai and Pablo Escobar’s escape route to Melbourne’s brothels and the history of justice in Frankfurt, see how cities look at their criminal pasts and mine them for tourist revenue.
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Darshan Khatua, a wildlife conservationist, is spending his afternoons dolphin-­spotting from within his home in Mumbai.
Darshan Khatua, a wildlife conservationist, is spending his afternoons dolphin-­spotting from within his home in Mumbai.

Aim for the stars, the skies and seas: Here’s how to feel outdoorsy even as you stay at home

By Aishwarya Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 10:04 AM IST
If you miss the outdoors, train your eye on it. You’d be surprised how much you can still see. You can do some bird-watching, star-gazing, insect-studying and even dolphin-spotting, all from within your home.
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