Sikh devotees paying obeisance at Golden Temple on the occasion of 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in Amritsar on Wednesday

Sikh devotees paying obeisance at Golden Temple on the occasion of 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Amritsar - PTI

Sikh devotees paying obeisance at Golden Temple on the occasion of 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Amritsar - PTI

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.