Mitthu was the name of a parrot which I set free from its cage. I always wanted to do something about this incident. This gave birth to Mitthu, the Man. It’s resemblance to name ‘Me Too’ coincided at the right time.
Mitthu, the parrot was a pet for a family of three living in two rooms. The pet was a showpiece than a member. It used to be caged always. At times, it had its moments of spreading its wings during a bath. But I never saw it fly.
(The image is symbolic of Mitthu, the parrot. Cramped up in a small cage, sad, no-one to play with, no toys, nothing. Just hang in there and chirp ‘Namaste’)
While unlatching the cage, I could see the parrot’s different expression. It wasn’t expecting any titbits. Neither was he singing ‘Namaste’. It probably realized that this was something else.
So… I did it. Set the parrot free and saw it fly away for the first time. It resulted in first estranged relationship with 3 friends which hurt a lot. But today, I was right. I am happy for Mitthu, the parrot – inspiration for the character called Mitthu, the Man