Tuesday, May 30, 2023


RUSKIN BOND is an Indian author whom I had the pleasure of meeting while on my last trip to India. A delightful man, and his stories and books have captivated readers for many years.

One such, written in 1980 and made into a film in 2005, is THE BLUE UMBRELLA and so of course I could not help but think of him when I saw this big one in Kalemegdan Park overlooking New Belgrade.



 I always rant about people's not noticing when you take their photo. Usually, be it with my camera or with my phone as was the case wit...