Frantic visits to every nook and corner baniya shop, general stores, retail stores (which claim large stocks of it any time of the day!- False claims though), have failed to deliver me the much awaited light yellow slab of utterly butterly delicious butter of late….
It’s as if Butter has literally vanished from the stores . Don’t know if you too observed this trend, but it is something which didn’t miss my eyes, for I’m just longing to see that “twist in her eyes- cute smile- packet” of Utterly Butterly Delicious to come back in the frozen counters of stores…….. I guess this shortage of butter is the same phenomenon all over the place.
And then, further groping into this whole thing, I somehow doubt whether it has vanished, or has actually got melted…….!!! It’s kind of a weird thought, but just read on and you’d understand why I’m saying so—-
Because further moving on with some analytical thinking, racking of brains, and investigations bring me to this think tank Fish Bone Analysis—- Monsoons have been less than normal this year so far, and there are grim chances of there being a coping up in short term at least. So, if monsoons are lesser, the grass is lesser to graze, so, cattle are fed lesser, thus the production of milk must have had a setback proportionately. And so, if that’s the case, how can butter be produced to its otherwise optimum levels? And somewhere, the subtle reason for there being lesser monsoons this year has been blamed on the El Nino effect—so which means that Global Warming has started showing its true colors, very close to our lives…..very close to our food requirements and taste buds, so, which means that just like the glaciers in Arctic, the warming effect of this whole thing is also impacting Butter which has begun to melt slowly but surely!!!
But then, my investigations come to a halt, because if that would have been the case, even milk shortage would have occurred. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. So that means if milk production is unaffected, then why on earth does Utterly Butterly Delicious production have to suffer?
One of my friends was bowled over by my Fish Bone analysis!!!
She was like “Hey! What on earth are you analyzing? Just think about the serious consequences of how the entire threat of global warming would possibly have a tremendous impact on water availability, seasonal ups and downs, loss of forest cover so on and so forth. And look what you are sitting analyzing”.
My reply to her—Well, see, that kind of analysis everyone does; but I’m simply trying to bring in a tinge of humor at play when I sit down to do this kind of analysis!”. “I am totally aware about the much serious consequences which you say, but the Butter Flutter is just my way of making folks aware about the significance of the issue of Global Warming; because just like me, many adore Utterly Butterly you see….So they’d be able to better relate to my kind of comparison”. Hope this analogy works. Hope rains catch up in parts of the country where they’ve played a much more spoilt sport. Hope dams fill upto brim. Hope El Nino’s effect becomes Nano (petit)! Hope cattle get a good graze, and Hope butter production comes back to normalcy with a Bang!
We are waiting for Utterly Butterly girl to come back to the frozen counters of stores. We want that twist in the eye effect to play wonders. We want the Butter to feel Better! Because if Butter feels Better, we too feel the same.
Hope it’s not a long wait though……….. !