|Saleem, the main character of the movie, encounters one of his group of Midnight's Children named Parvati "the witch," when she is dancing on a float in a parade in Dhaka celebrating the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan. She works as a magician and dancer with a band of entertainers. In the background, a man holds a boa constrictor. (A snake native only to North America and South America.) Later she walks through the alley of a New Delhi slum where we see a man holding a Burmese Python. In a small room in the slum, an old man named Picture Singh sits, surrounded by several cobras, which makes Saleem very nervous.