The Latin word “sinister” is originally said to have meant “of the left side” only later becoming “evil”.
Ash-smeared and Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, wearing just rosary beads and garlands, smoking wooden chillums (cigars), were a huge draw at this week's Kumbh Mela in India, the world's largest religious festival.
For decades Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has fought India's conservative laws and beliefs to bring the transgender community equal with the rest of society, and now she has notched up a new milestone.
Indians are taking to the streets for the annual Hindu celebration of Dussehra. Traditions go back hundreds of years and it marks the victory of good over evil.