Bhavika Bansal

A 20-something ‘millennial’ trying to make sense of the world I live in, I see no better way to do this other than through words- my own and of those around me. Humans are social beings, and every single person to walk this planet expresses themselves in one way or another- through song, dance, art, the spoken word or the written word. Though each of these is singularly unique in its form and in the freedom it gives its creator, for me nothing is more conducive than a blank page.

BeUnlimited with Team India

This is The Sport Report and we have for you the details of the stunner that was the opening ceremony. Put together President Joko Widodo’s snarky little dig at the Indonesian traffic, and a few nail-and-finger-and-the-entire-hand-biting bike stunts. And that’s just the beginning of a perfectly colourful, spectacular evening. The bikes made way for the traditional Indonesian Saman dance. 2200 children in perfect unison, welcoming over 10,000 athletes from 49 nations. Jakarta obviously knows how...
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Academic Papers

A Critical Analysis of a Compliment as a Speech Act

The act of imparting and exchanging information through speech, text, image or any other alternative medium is known as communication. With the world more globalised than ever, and with (cultural, non-geographical) international boundaries blurring to give way to a rising population of ‘global citizens’, it has now become more important than ever to not only analyse the effect of cultural differences on interpersonal communication but also to stress upon the problems they pose to intercultural communicative competence. The speech act of complimenting is one such example which reveals the kind of sociolinguistic information required to understand these very problems.

Teaching Intercultural Communication (Part 1)- Aims and Outcomes

An increasing number of culturally diverse workplaces and greater diversity in all areas of human interaction including but not limited to military cooperation, science, entertainment, tourism and education, has made the concept of ‘intercultural competency’ more relevant today, than ever. Whether communication takes place across countries or within the same multi-cultural environment, it is imperative to not only be aware of but also to improve our understanding of these cultural differences.

Teaching Intercultural Communication (Part 2)- Four Hour Training Program

Training educators and teachers and equipping them with the required attitudes, knowledge and skills to deal with and facilitate learning within such environments, is a necessity. Cultural intelligence is the need of the hour- not just for students but also for teachers. With this in mind, this paper aims to design a four-hour (half day) intercultural training program for professors teaching culturally diverse undergraduate classrooms at international universities.

Be fiery in everything you do,

Let your passion speak through you.