Aparna (Nandita Das) is driving Paro to boarding school, Paro senses that this may be the end of their beautiful relationship. The reason? Aparna wants to break all ties so that she can die with dignity and without causing undue suffering to others. During the journey, Aparna and Paro recall the events that led to their meeting. Aparna was diagnosed as HIV positive. She decided to help out at Jeevan Jyoti, an AIDS hospice. With the help of the charismatic Doctor Machado (Anupam Kher) she tries to make her life meaningful, helping and being helped by the children of people with HIV. The only complication in her life is that she has fallen in love with George (Rajit Kapoor), another volunteer at Jeevan Jyoti. George is impulsive, fun loving and fatalistic. As opposites they are drawn to each other. However, Apama denies herself the pleasure of this relationship because of her HIV status. Will she overcome her fear of death and loss of dignity to accept George's love? Does she not have the right to live for the moment and form a relationship that will enrich her life!