Devotees whirl their heads to the beat of drums as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village on the outskirts of Jammu

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

International

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.