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The Why of Joker or The Stories We Tell

A movie is an artistic enterprise. What topics and audience outcomes a director and playwright choose is their creative freedom. They may want a certain emotional impact on the audience or provide a certain perspective (often unique or unusual) to person/events. The movie Joker is first and foremost a creative enterprise. This article meditates on …

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The Authenticity Question and Mental Space Psychology

When I pursued my higher studies in humanities, the question of authenticity haunted the many thick books of University Library I frequented, the research papers in the journals and online databases. Whose work and whose voice is authentic? Who gets to represent whom? Can a woman represent other women? When a Muslim woman speaks of …

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