Wings.

2d7da6eb96ce0ee85bb10d3eda2901faI’ve always wished to have wings.. To be able to fly on my own and run my fingers through clouds… I guess we all do.. Right? But what for? What excited Da Vinci’s imagination about the possibility of soaring through the skies that he presented “The flying Machine” to us..? Why did the Wright brothers were so fascinated with the gliders that they changed the course of human civilisation by giving virtual wings for generations to fly.. Was it just a means to travel distances in a shorter period of time or an endless desire to connect.. to connect where we all came from…

Yes, we all came from the same place… Remember? How Adam had to leave his true home.. “The Heavens” in order to make this world a beautiful place.. A new  home, a family… But did he forget about the place he belonged to? No..! Afterall, we are all his family too.. Why wouldn’t we wish to fly back…

Pills…

“Sometimes you think that you will never be able to overcome the pain you are going through.. That either it will die with you, or take you to the grave with itself… But then one morning you wake up and you don’t feel it anymore.. Is it just the pain that you don’t feel anymore, or you don’t feel anything at all……?”, he kept thinking while looking at the fan slowly revolving in a perfect circle.

“If only I can fall asleep in the first place…”

His heart almost stopped when he heard the phone beeping.. “Is it her?”

“Oh! Just a reminder for bedtime… At least it’s been more persistent than most of the people in my life.. Why do human beings get so deeply involved with people when we already know that eventually, they are all going to abandon us? I thought we’re supposed to be the most intelligent species of all.. Why do we keep getting hurt over and over again..? Waiting for people.. Making friends.. And falling in love…?” he kept staring at the handle of his drawer, shining like gold in the dim light peeping from the window.

“Should I call her? At least I’ll be able to sleep peacefully through the night… But what if she disappears on me again..” Liam sighed and locked the phone screen again as he walked towards the drawer bare feet…

“Why open up your heart to people and get hurt, hoping you might feel better.. When these anti-depressants work all the same, just without the pain…” he squeezed a pill down his throat as a tear rolled down his cheek while a smile widened his lips…….

The Loss of You…

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A starless sky or a lost child,

Oceans of tears or the void of deserts,

Bewildered I find ways to see,

How I grieve,

AT THE LOSS OF YOU!

-Hiraa.

Freedom..!

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If I set you free…..

“If I set you free…. into the bright dense fields, into the deserts and the oceans, into the lap of the very nature we were created from, would you find yourself?

Would you dance to the rain trickling down your toes, would you make peace with the dark nights that haunt your soul? Would you find peace singing beautiful poems all by yourself? Would you find joy spreading your wings over the oceans? Would you feel serenity walking the forests on a starry night?

Indeed! It’s wretched, the world that we are in. To escape from the cobwebs of friends and enemies. It’s a constant fight, a fight with many casualties. But the peace we find holding hands after this exhaustion, the solace it brings flying in the clouds together. It’s the very nature of me and you. The sanctuary from all our inner beasts and demons. This safe haven, to be tangled in the threads of another existence, is worth fighting for, it’s worth a lifetime, watching stars brighten the night sky, together….”
-Freedom, by Hiraa!

Writing a Research report or proposal? Confused? Here’s your friend in need!

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 Research is a compulsory part of every subject these days. Submitting a proposal prior to a research report, dissertation or thesis is standard. It is only after the proposal is approved, the work on that particular research project can be initiated.

                You want to know what is important about research, I ask what isn’t?                “According to data from The World Bank, United States alone spends 47.3%
whereas, China spends 52.5% of the total government expenditure on health development issues only.” Medical research will help us to save all that budget which could be spent on other necessities like education.                                                                                                                           Being new to this practice many students become confused or perplexed when filing a mandatory document for their supervisors. This is why a majority do not receive good remarks and are even advised to revise their proposals on the first attempt. The reason behind this can either be due to lack of proper guidance at educational institutions or student’s interest. But interest can be easily developed if the students understand the importance of research in their future career along with some creative modification in the method of presenting the subject of research.
As far as the contents of the research proposal are concerned, they should mainly cover areas such as background, research problem,
research objectives, research questions/hypotheses, a brief review of extant literature, significance or scope of proposed study, research design, study outline, budget and timescale.
For the ease of readers, each component of a research proposal is separately described as follows.

 **Background
There should be a rationale for the proposed study. In other words, the selected area of research should be justified in the very first part
of a research proposal. It is pertinent to mention here that the rationale must be referenced and backed by literary works.

**Research problem
Under this heading, the main idea of research is discussed comprehensively with all the possible and relevant issues added to it.
This section is written in a very critical manner such as not to exaggerate the real problem but to define its significance to be resolved.

**Research objectives
This section must be dedicated to identifying the main objectives of the study through numbers or bullets.
A research study should have at least three to four objectives, set after reviewing the previously carried out researches on a similar subject.

**Research questions/hypotheses
Research subjects are sometimes picked from research questions and hypotheses.
These questions are opted for when the finding of answers is aimed at, whereas hypotheses are picked if testing of the assumptions is intended.
It is decided in accordance with the requirement of the projected study. Both can be presented with the help of bullets or numbers.

**Literature review
This is the most substantial part of a proposal. The section critically represents the findings of previously carried out researches.
Outline the background of your idea and build your discussion logically towards the research proposal.
A brief overview of secondary data should be given under this section.

**Significance of proposed study
Make your proposed study different and unique from the previously studies on a similar subject by stating facts and comparative analysis.
In this regard, differences based on approaches, subject areas and methods can be taken into consideration.
The expected contributions of the proposed study in the existing literature should also be expressed in the portion.

**Research methodology
This component is designed to identify the exact course or road map of a research study. In simple words,
you as a researcher defines how you would conduct the proposed research study under it.
Therefore, the segment proposes methods that strictly comply with the nature of a projected research study.
It should be noted that a proposed method such as survey, interview, observation, focus group, field notes, etc.,
should not only be described but also justified under the heading of this crucial part of a proposal.

**Outline
There should be a detailed outline for a proposed study. The structure of the whole study should be explained while
identifying the main chapters of the study.
Moreover, all the main headings and their subheadings should be clearly mentioned.
In this way, the segment distinctly shows all the possible areas intended to be covered under the projected research study.

**Budget
Research work also needs money to be carried out. The estimation of the required budget is requisite to understand whether
the expenses on the research project are affordable for the researcher or not.
Though students sometimes are financed by educational institutions or other supporting organisations, these also require a
full-fledged plan of expenditures for assessing the need of a student before providing him or her with financial support.
For this reason, students should scrutinize the feasibility of carrying out the research work within the available funds.

**Timescale
Another important factor is the management of time required. This section is designed to clearly discuss the consumption of time
expected during each and every step of the research. Additionally,a Gantt chart (a bar chart stating the starting and finishing dates of proposed actions)
can also be drawn for the sake of better representation of project management within an applicable time frame.

Hope this turns out to be helpful.. If you have any queries feel free to comment 🙂

A Fiasco….

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Have you ever asked yourself…. Why?

Why do we close our eyes… at times when it isn’t necessary to shut them and not capture the beauty of those moments within the memory cells of our beautiful amazing eyes? Why do we close our eyes when we kiss or dream or laugh so much that it hurts the abdomen or when we feel the first breeze of fresh air on a beautiful autumn morning? Why do we close our eyes when we can actually live the dream? Because it’s the feeling that matters and not the shape of its physical existence.. The feeling of accomplishment of an imagination…. that came across your mind while walking a deserted street or in the darkest hours of night just before the beginning of a new day.. But then there are those kind of dreams.. We see with our eyes open… And those dreams are ones which make us lost in imaginary conversations and scenarios how we can turn them into reality…. I lived a dream with my eyes wide open and lost in its struggle of survival and it took me so long to realize that its existence was nothing, but a Fiasco….!!