Blurb: We all have that one person in our lives in whose absence our existence seems meaningless! Virat and Kavya are like chalk and cheese. While Virat is cautious and reserved, Kavya is outgoing and likes to lead a life full of reckless fun. In spite of their differences, they are thick friends and not even Mahek, the love of Virat’s life, can come in the way of that. But, as happens in every relationship, their friendship is put to the test when an unforeseen incident hits them all of a sudden. Can Aditya, along with his cousin, come to their rescue yet again? You’re the Password to My Life is a true story that shows you how friendship is the only ‘ship’ that does not sink.
About the Author: Sudeep Nagarkar is a popular contemporary Indian writer and has authored four bestselling novels—Few Things Left Unsaid (2011), That’s the Way We Met (2012), It Started With a Friend Request (2013), and Sorry, You’re Not My Type (2014). All his books continue to top the bestseller charts since their release. He is the recipient of the 2013 Youth Achievers’ Award. After completing his Engineering from Mumbai, he pursued management studies from Welingkar Institute of Management and now also writes for television. He has given guest lectures in various renowned institutes and organizations.
Review: Sudeep Nagarkar’s book reminded me of reading a Chetan Bhagat novel. I did hear about the author Sudeep but this book ““You are the Password to my Life” is my first run into with the writer’s work and it did not appeal to me at all. The story has love, friendship, and relationship – all in different aspects. The start of the book is terribly slow and it picks up pace only towards the middle and end. All the characters are written well, but somewhere I felt them to be repetitive, as if I have already known such characters before in some other story. They did not look much original. I liked a few of the romantic narration in the story. It is written in very easy language and is simple to read. The twists did not blow my mind. The story is about Virat, an orphan who is brought up by his uncle. Kavya is his best friend who helps him in his love Mahek. Though Virat loves Mahek, his friendship with Kavya stands unchanged but turns stronger. Than comes Rohan, Virat’s chat friend who breaks up with his girlfriend Zoya. Virat with the help of Rohan’s brother Aditya helps him to move on in life and accept Ridhima who loves Rohan. The story showed the worth of relationships- Virat and Kavya or Virat and Rohan or Rohan and Aditya. The story accentuated on friendships. I did not like the conversations by Virat and Rohan to impress their love it appeared too dramatic for me. The accident of Kavya was not expected in the second half of the story. The read from here turned gripping and a bit emotional. Without the climax, the story would have been a standard as it surpassed the embellished first half. I cannot call it a boring or an interesting read but I finished it in 4hours, wish it was a smaller read of around 2hours. Some chapters were stretched pointlessly. This is Sudeep Nagarkar’s fifth book and I don’t regret reading his earlier 4books which I believe are/were best sellers.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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