Binya wants the beautiful blue silk umbrella as soon as she sees it. She is ready to give up her lucky leopard's claw pendant in return for the blue umbrella. Binya's umbrella is the best in the village, and she takes it everywhere she goes. Many people are envious of Binya's prized possession, but the most envious is old Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper who has vowed that he must own the lovely blue umbrella. This short and funny novella portrays life in a Garhwal hill village, where ordinary people become brave and find ways to redeem themselves.