Under the umbrella

Staff Correspondent | Update:

"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.
The picture was taken at Suhrawardy Udyan, Dhaka on 25 June by Saiful IslamIt'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. 
The photo was taken from Bonosree, Rampura in Dhaka on 24 June by Abdus SalamIt rained from the morning. A woman sitting in the rickshaw holds her umbrella over the head of the rickshaw puller. 
The photo was taken by Dipu Malakar on 19 June from Sadarghat, DhakaAs the rain envelopes all, boatmen are seen rowing their boats with one hand while holding the umbrella in another. 
The photo was taken by Jewel Shil June on 6 JunePeople try to save themselves from the scorching sun with umbrellas on a boat over the Chaktai canal near Karnaphuli river, Chattogram. 
The photo was taken by Sumon Yusuf on 4 June from Kakrail, DhakaPassengers on a rickshaw open an umbrella at a sudden outburst of rain. 
The photo was taken by Sowrav Das from Fisharighat, Chattogram on 23 JuneFishermen 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. 
The photo was taken by Tanvir AhammedCrossing 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. 
The photo was taken by Anis Mahmud on 29 JuneUmbrellas 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. 

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