A Weekend Break: From Umbrella To Parasol
The parking attendant of a sari showroom in Kannur shelters from the sun.
After weeks of feeling almost imprisoned, I took the opportunity to visit a friend in Kannur, a city in northern Kerala, two hundred and fifty kilometres from Cochin.
Umbrella or Parasol?
Although we tend to use the word parasol when sheltering from the sun, umbrella is just as accurate.
*The word umbrella comes from the Latin “umbra”, meaning shade or shadow.
(The Latin word, in turn, derives from the Ancient Greek ómbros [όμβρος].)
* Taken from Wikipedia