Have you ever sat by the window all lost and depressed, and suddenly a little bird comes, fills you up with hope, and flies away? Life always has something to teach us with every step we take. For example, any relationship’s emotions attached to ‘Love’ can either make or break us.
In this book, ‘Destined to heal within’, Naira has some of the most touching and rarest moments of her life: Lifelong friendship and the pain of seeing her friend on a deathbed, breathing the air by the beach, embracing love in her life, liveliness to lead life along with happiness, later facing the consequences to choose between personal and professional life and much more. Would Naira be able to handle the things that life threw her way? Would she be able to heal along the way? Read “Destined to heal” to know more about Naira’s journey.
‘Destined to heal within’ is a novel with highs and lows of friendship, love, and life narrated and engraved in its pages.
Let’s go through each chapter’s burb and know what the novel, mainly each chapter contains – only highlights without spoiling the story 🙂
I want to share a few dialogues from the novel that is captivating and that the readers have shared with me across the world. Also, while reading the novel, a few form an image of the same in the reader’s mind.
LITTLE BIRDIE ON THE WINDOW
Chapter 1 is about a girl called Naira going on an international vacation with her friend Tisha. A brief introduction about how her friend Tisha is: Naira also receives a letter on the trip, name withheld, taking her to her initial days of their MBA.
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Chapter 2 is about shopping and feeling good about yourself. Also, chapter 2 highlights Naira’s 1st coffee date and the rest of the day being interrogated by her friend Tisha with questions like “Whom, Where, Why, When, etc.etc.”
ERUPTION OF PAIN
Chapter 3 Naira was worried about why Tisha didn’t come to college and later found out about the tragedy with Tisha. Naira’s found peace with his new friend Ivan while Tisha was away. The highlight of the chapter is the realisation – “How difficult it is to see our loved ones in pain. It is more painful then being in pain ourselves.”
A NEW DAWN
Chapter 4 Naira receives a heartwarming surprise from Tisha. Naira started to share a few episodes of her life, narrating how lively Tisha was and how she used to play pranks on her. Ivan enjoyed listening to their stories, expressing he must have met Naira & Tisha earlier in his life as he felt he had lost much fun by not being with them and regretted it.
SPLASH OF MEMORIES
Chapter 5 Is the realisation of the developing emotions and the first fight between Naira & Ivan. It is fun to read why they fought in the first place and how they patched up. Also, the chapters define the first gift that Ivan gifted to Naira. The chapters also showcase their chatting and Ivan’s letter for Naira – A must-read letter!
A NEW BEGINNING
Have you ever had a challenging but fun-filled day? Have you ever given dares to your friends or received one? Throughout this chapter, you will observe the fun the friends had and how Naira gave Ivan a dare. Ivan accepted the offer but with one condition: he could ask for anything in return once he won.
So check out for yourself who won and who lost.
Also, before ending her day, Naira went to the hospital to meet Tisha and saw the movements in her ward and the panel of doctors standing by her bedside covering the entire area… What must have happened to her now?
FLIES HIGH WITHOUT WINGS
After spending a beautiful day with friends at the mall and giving dare to them, which only Ivan accepted and fully fulfilled, Naira felt content. She started a beautiful morning, sitting on her balcony and enjoying her day. Naira was grateful for many things in her life, but the supreme two for today were Tisha back in her life, and her heart had already fallen for Ivan and getting reciprocal for her feeling for the same from Ivan. The chapters beautifully define how the moments in life should be cherished.
Ivan met Naira the next day and told her he had learnt a lot from her and the day they spent together in the mall with all her dares. While having fun still, there was life learning lessons that the day taught him that he would preserve, never forget, and henceforth implement in his life.
Naira collected memories and gifts, treasuring them in the box and her heart and had almost forgotten about them. Is this what usually happens with everyone? The same happened with Naira until she had a reason for celebration, and with a unique idea about the plan of celebration, she got her things out of the treasure box and lived the moments once again. Numerous flashbacks of memories with each gift hit Naira hard.
THE MIDAS TOUCH
First love, first coffee date, first-ever confession, first romantic walk on a rainy day. And the comfort I received while resting my head on his shoulder for the first time was unbeatable, like all stress melting away with the rain, and I was getting drenched in his love – these are the emotions Naira lived in that one single day!
ONE STEP AT A TIME
A time comes in Naira’s life when she desperately waits for Ivan. Want Ivan to attend the surprise she had organised for Tisha. Also, she wanted both of them to meet today in person. But luck was not in favour of the Naira. Check it out for yourself; what happened?
Naira also wanted her first kiss to do wonders – like fireworks! But it was the opposite of what she wanted. So now she is confused about her feelings for Ivan. Is she genuinely in love with Ivan? Or is it just infatuation? She still needs to find it out for herself.
CONFUSED FOR CONFESSION
The chapter will take you on a ride to a Zumba class and how the sneak peek happens between classes. The chemistry between best friends is showcased, how one need not say anything, but the other one understands everything.
A NEW OPPORTUNITY
Life never stops giving surprises. Will it be the same with Naira? Not knowing her future, she gave her best for the exams and nailed it. Soon she got an offer from a multinational company for an internship for three months, but the only condition was to leave her city and her loved ones and go to Mumbai.
She never knew after going to a new city. She would be facing new challenges and missing her loved ones like hell. How would Ivan react to her new lifestyle? Would Ivan help Naira to cope with work pressure and her health?
After completing her internship, Naira got a job offer from the same organisation. The first thing she did was called Tisha and inform her about the new development. Gradually Naira got busy with her new job and in the new city, but she was missing her hometown, Tisha and Ivan. Time flew. Suddenly while fixing a date for her upcoming meeting, she remembered it was Ivan’s birthday shortly. Planning for a surprise visit to Ivan and spending the whole day with him, she immediately booked the tickets.
Before meeting Ivan, Naira wanted to spend time with Tisha, so she spent the night with her. As Tisha talked, she suddenly remembered her accident, the car that had hit her, and its number plate!
This began a new chapter in Naira’s and Tisha’s life.
LIFE IS UNPREDICTABLE
Naira had made all the preparations much in advance for Ivan’s birthday. But she hardly knew the day would end up opposite to what she had planned.
The drive was scenic and romantic, as Naira wanted, but the romance was missing on the drive that day! Why?
Isn’t it frustrating when you love someone, you end up only arguing after a particular time in life? Like you both cannot communicate without arguing. It is more frustrating to understand and to be understood.
Also, the day wrapped up with the much-awaited mystery of ‘Who is the culprit?’
Naira was doing good with her professional life when suddenly, her personal life demanded more of her. She never in her wildest dream had thought about an emergency and witnessing hospital life again.
Once again, she saw her loved one on the hospital bed after Tisha, shattering her into bits and pieces.
The only solace was the words spoken by her loved one, whom she trusted more than her life.
‘It is incredible how words and kindness have the power to heal, perhaps much more than medicines.’
NEVER TAKE ANYTHING FOR GRANTED
“The one whom you trust the most betrays your trust.”
Naira now realised how difficult it must have been for Ivan to survive without her when she accepted the job offer from a multinational company in Mumbai and got extremely busy with her new job and new life. It is good to be professional, keeping yourself engaged with work but not at the cost of keeping your loved ones waiting…
Destiny was giving back Naira now – as she was back in her hometown, but Ivan was not there. This time it was Ivan who was away and not only from the city but also from the country.
Waiting for replies and delay in communication was irritating both of them, and the distance seemed to be also peeping in on their relationship.
Slowly the return date of Ivan from days became weeks, and from weeks became months.
Naira was still waiting, but the messages, responses and replies were getting lesser, halted, and at a point, it ended… Keeping Naira waiting…
Why has Ivan done this to Naira???
BACK TO THE PRESENT
One of the rarest chapters with dialogues/wallpapers on all my favourite characters in the novel – Naira, Kiaan and Ivan!
Tisha is supporting Naira to accept reality and move on! Easy said than done! Naira is also working hard to get out of the pit and start over again! But the hard she tries, the harder she is pulled back by the memories of Ivan.
The time spent with him, the photographs clicked together, the long late-night chats, nothing allows Naira to move ON.
Will she be able to settle down? Of course, but the question remains – Where is Ivan? Why has he left Naira?
DESTINY HAS ITS OWN PLANS
Time stops for no one! It was the same for Naira. She had started to adjust to her life without Ivan devoting herself to work. Days were pretty busier, but nights still haunted her…
During this phase of her life, she found comfort in the friendship of Kiaan. Unknowingly but following the same lifestyle that she had lived with Ivan.
But as said, ‘Destiny had its own plans.’ Why is it so? Find out yourself by reading the chapter.
NO WAY OUT
“The healers heal themselves, by healing others.”
The last piece of the jigsaw puzzle was finally solved. Finally, Naira had answers to all her questions and sufferings!
It was a blessing in disguise.
Now it’s an ‘END’ of the novel or the ‘BEGINNING OF A NEW END’ – readers must decide and comment!
The novel has much more fun, snippets, sneak-peak and plot twists that are not mentioned or revealed here purposely for the readers to read and enjoy.
Those who have already read know what I am talking about.
Those who have yet to read – need to find out what exactly I am trying to hint you at!
I am waiting for all your valuable feedback.
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