The photograph is copied without permission from The Guardian
The advertisement is currently doing the rounds on Indian television
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
Picture taken in Fort Cochin
If you’ve got it:
Picture of boy with umbrella taken in Upper Pelling, Sikkim.
The umbrella repair man
is very much in demand, just now.
Pictures taken in Thoppumpady, Kerala.