A man covers his mouth as he crosses the open sewers in a main 'street' of Shadipur Depot. The stink is truly horrific and people, with no personal sewer, defecate in the streets. Water is usually stolen by intercepting municipal pipes. Shadipur Depot, New Delhi, India
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.