A Sikh warrior performs a fire- breathing act at a demonstration of gatka skills during a procession—AFP

A Sikh warrior performs a fire- breathing act at a demonstration of gatka skills during a procession—AFP

A Sikh warrior performs a fire- breathing act at a demonstration of gatka skills during a procession—AFP

India

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.