India - New Delhi - Vishal Bhatt breathes fire above Shadipur.
Vishal Bhatt breathes fire above Shadipur. The Bhatts, a huge extended family of puppeteers, singers and dancers are all from Rajasthan. When the traditional nomadic lifestyles of courtly entertainers declined, the families moved to the cities to find work.
The Kathiputli Colony in the Shadipur Depot slum is home to hundreds of (originally Rajasthani) performers. The artistes who live here - from magicians, acrobats, musicians, dancers and puppeteers are often international renowed by always return to the Shadipur slum.