You’re the Password to My Life is a book by Sudeep Nagarkar, and based on the real life story of Sudeep’s cousin. Nagarkar is an Indian fiction writer, and recipient of ‘Youth Achievers’ award in August 2013. This particular novel is built on theme of love and friendship. The book consists of a line, “We all have that one person in our lives in whose absence our existence seems meaningless.” And, thus the work is true reflection that only friendship lasts forever.
Having said the same, this is a story of friendship, love and affection. The plot has two friends and is set in Pune. They have been inseparable since college days. Both of them have different choices in life but those differences never affect their friendship. They both are password to each others’ life, and thus present best example that a boy and girl can be good friends. The characters are named as Virat and Kavya.
Meanwhile Virat falls in love with Mehak, and another love story begins between Riddhima and Rohan. Soon an incident that occurs in Kavya’s life changes her entire life. But during this situation, Virat and his family stands by Kavya. With the support of Virat, Kavya succeeds in her life.
This book also talks about HIV patients and their treatment.
The book shows through relationship of Kavya and Virat that bond of friendship between girl and boy can be as thick as any same gender friendships. Through Virat and Mehak, the book shows us how to enjoy life to the maximum, and that one should not miss an opportunity to express one’s love. Further, Riddhima and Rohan teach us to enjoy the togetherness of life. Infact these are the passwords to life.
This novel is one of my favourites, and the friendship between Kavya and Virat is admirable. The story between the duo is also an exception to the common perception that a girl and boy must always be lovers, and cannot be friends. I would recommend everyone to read this book at least once.