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Krishan the Juggler shows his sword swallowing trick in the Kathputli Colony. He says that he first learned the trick when he was nine years old from his father, also a performer. According to Krishan, his brother held him down while his father forced the sword down his throat.  Krishan then spent the next three days in hospital. 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.