"Down come the raindrops splash, splash, splash/Let's run for cover dash, dash, dash/I'm under my umbrella till the raindrops stop!"
The children song teaches little ones how to use an umbrella in the rain. But, it is not just an accessory essential during the rain. It is important on sunny days too.
On roads, boats, rickshaws and during election campaign umbrellas become necessary. Sometimes a hand carrying an umbrella proves to be the hand of a friend in need. Sometimes rushing under the same cover brings everyone together. Some professions require the use of an umbrella too. It can also be a status symbol.
Prothom Alo's camera took several photos of people with umbrellas in different places in June.
It's raining cats and dogs, bringing together children and the man under an umbrella. At a distance a few others are seen assembled under an umbrella. It may not really save them from the rain, but it brings them together.
It rained from the morning. A woman sitting in the rickshaw holds her umbrella over the head of the rickshaw puller.
As the rain envelopes all, boatmen are seen rowing their boats with one hand while holding the umbrella in another.
People try to save themselves from the scorching sun with umbrellas on a boat over the Chaktai canal near Karnaphuli river, Chattogram.
Passengers on a rickshaw open an umbrella at a sudden outburst of rain.
Fishermen prepare to go to sea. During monsoon they are busy making new nets and mending the old ones. The fishing paraphernalia will be loaded on the boat once they are done with the tasks. Each gets a Tk 500-600 wage per day. One of them is using an umbrella due to the hot sun.
Crossing road 27, Dhamondi, can be a struggle. A brief spate of rain on 23 June flooded the road. The traffic police with his umbrella watches a woman awakwardly grasping a gate as she makes her way along the road.
Umbrellas can be a status symbol at times. The mayoral election campaign has started in Sylhet. In this photo BNP mayoral candidate Ariful Haque Chowdhury shakes hands during his campaign at the central Jame Masjid, Bondorbazar in Sylhet. One of his men holds an umbrella over his head.