A girl hold a white pigeon in the Kathputli Colony. Animals can be found in many homes in the Kathputli as they are often used in performances. This is becoming less common as it is now illegal to keep animals for this. Located in northwest Delhi, Kathputli is inhabited by approximately 2,000 performing artists, practicing traditional art forms such as marionette puppetry, juggling, magic, acrobatics, dance and music. Many have travelled all over the world showcasing their abilities, but they still choose to remain living in this slum, which is one of the most impoverished in the city.