Sunday, July 17, 2011


If you see the picture above you know what i mean.

It is usual to see pretty women with repulsive YUCK cracked heels, and average looking women with dainty heels.

It is NOT a cosmetic problem, as most men find their heel fissures VERY painful, especially in cold weather when the thick skin gets hard, fissures start bleeding and start getting infected.

-- the whole planet has dived into CURE, with not a single thought given to PREVENTION.

Did some wise bird not tweet , that prevention is better than cure?

-- the most cerebral cure experts can find is to put some moisturising cream ---which is again a cure.

Thousands of pedicure clinics survive on keeping this situation alive, and they laugh all the way to the bank.

-- the same way all dentists will be most unhappy , if all in town have healthy teeth. 

Or a cardiologist would think of moving out of town,  if all have healthy hearts.

Thick skin ALWAYS occurs at the "outer edge"  part of the heels --

why--  pray?


It is because this area is a pressure point, when you sleep on the bed with face up. This causes skin callus.

Now matter how often you scrap off the thick dry skin in this area, cracks soon comes back, like a bad penny.

Whenever there is  PRESSURE POINT ON THE FEET, a callus will develop, due to lack of blood circulation and sweat pores.


--  for folks who keep coming face up automatically during the sleep, try over hanging your heels two inches off the bed.

--or use a VERY soft bed.

-- or make a one inch depression in your hard mattress ( back problem party ) for your heel to snugly sink into  --

avoid wearing open back chappals, especially if you are obese.

now let me talk about a different type of callus-- 

the one of the forehead of Muslims.

25 years ago i had a young 17 year old cadet being brought into my cabin , for introduction-- by the third mate who was also a Muslim.

I did NOT feel that the equation was right, as the 2nd ship Cadet was being given unwarranted respect by the third mate.

I noticed the USUAL black callus on his forehead, i asked the boy in an innocent " what it that black mark on your forehead ".  In Calicut where there is a large Muslim population, I knew what this mark was.

After years of doing Namaz prayer, by the forehead touching the hard ground or prayer mat, at the same pressure point, thousands of times, some get skin callus, some get skin allergy.

The callus can be similar to the shin on your elbow. The allergy is similar to the ones people with specs get on their nose at the bridge.

The third mate immediately responds " It is a Namaz prayer mark ".

I commented " You don't have to be his mouth piece too.  At this tender young age of  17, it is NOT possible to get such a callus skin mark, or even an allergy spot.  I suspect that you have put some acid, or rubbed with stone at that spot "( this is the age of stone washed jeans ).

I knew this , because in Egypt, young men do it, as a fashion. They call it the ZEBIBA patch.  They circumvent a lifetime of devotion by an pious old man to Allah, by a simple acid and limestone stone procedure. 

It was commonplace to hear  " On the day of the judgement, this black forehead callus mark makes all the difference, and a white fluorescent light will emanate form the spot". They got pretty girls to marry, from high families too.--  

" After all Islamic character is something, right? " 

getting back--
The young cadet and third mate  immediately took offence.

Here was a Hindu infidel captain trying to belittle Islamic traditions. Both boys took an indignant cocky stance.

So i went into my bed room , took out my Talcum powder ( Yardley -- used on my arm pits ) and I sprinkled the white powder liberally on the cabin floor.

And then i told the cadet " I will give you a chance to prove herself.  I am VERY VERY severe with people who try to hijack religion to gain leverage-- like you have the third mate already acting as your personal peon.  You are welcome to do namaz the way you do.   I want to see if the white powder mark will coincide with the black mark on your forehead .



I knew by the body language, that the cadet would NOT even dare to try.

check out the zebiba muslim namaz prayer bump mark above--

So i said " Son, you are forgiven. Let this be a lesson to you.  Be yourself.  Never ever try to grab power, as an intoxicant, in future. Never get caught doing it too. You should NOT have made the black prayer mark on the CONCAVE part of your forehead. "

I watched the boy for the next 3 months--he was OK. 

When i was going down the gangway, after signing off,  he touched my feet and told me, that that bizzare incident was the most important lesson of his life, and he is a good Muslim now.

Below :  See the skin allergy cum pressure point black spots on my 55 year old ageing nose-- delivered by the plastic perch of my reading glasses --now I can look very erudite as the mark is on the right place-- imagine I had this mark half a centimeter higher-- whom am I gonna fool ?  Myself ?



  1. Loved this one.Though I havent read most of ur blogs.Only some which hv catchy headlines.....but the ones ive read each better than the other.
    I wonder if even 1 lil gene has perched into my system cos u surely are gifted.
    Im sure you hold a different aura :)
    Surely do c one thing u njoy apart from sailing.Happy Blogging.

  2. I really like this post..
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  3. good one. you should have been in Army. Army missed u

  4. captain you are true human being. Salute to you.

  5. WOW! what dont you know :)
    Happy Teachers day Sir!
    Thank you for enlightening us and being one of the most influential GURU or teacher in my life .

    This doha is apt for you:

    "Guru Govind dovu khade kake lagu paay?
    Balihari guru aapne Govind diyo bataye"

    The Lord and my Guru are both standing in front of me and I am in a dilemna as to who I should offer my salutations first. However, I know that I am more grateful to my Guru because he showed me who GOD was. Hence, I shall bow to my Guru before I bow to the Lord.

  6. Respected Guruji,

    Charansparsh! Please accept my gratitude on the ocassion of 'Guru Utsav'!

    Thanks a ton for sharing all your knowledge with us!

    "Gurur Brahmaa Gurur Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwarah
    Guru Saakshaata Parabrahma, Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah"

    Frankly..first time in my life...I am having hearty feelings while chanting this Gurumantra.
    We owe you our wisdom.

    Somehow, I had missed this post..and today I came to know that you have glasses. I would love to see your pic with glasses, Sir.

    Best Regards,

  7. Dear Captain,

    Thanks for enlightening us the truth in your way. Happy 'Shikshak divas ' to you.

    I, nay we all love the way you call spade a spade. To Captain, we bow with love :-)

    Also.. from your replies to a comment in one of the blog, found your comments regarding Moksha (not the blog).

    Great to hear that your's is a moksha jathakam.
    Between, before I got introduced to your blog accidentally or by destiny, I had the opportunity to discuss, know about the teachings in Bhagvadgita and was already serious about attaining moksha.

    On the lighter side, what does your wife say, when you say that it's your last birth :-).

    I'm in the process / trying my best, in whatever I could.
    Any tips, please let me know; would have the honour of accompanying you :-)

    Your take on chanting "Om namoh Narayanaya" towards attaining 'Moksha'.

    Grace & Peace

  8. Dear Captain,

    Wishing you a very happy 'Onam' festivities.

    After the festivities, at your free time request your valuable reply for my comments above.

    Grace & Peace

  9. Hello captain,
    Is there any ayurvedic remedy for callus on feet?
    How to remove them and prevent them?

    Thanks for all precious info.

    1. hi hk,

      when i was in school 9th standard i had a corn under my feet.

      my mother heated up a fresh sardine on the fire and then made me stamp on this hot fish .

      the corn fell off after 3 days-- GONAY GONE !

      capt ajit vadakayil

  10. Dear Capt
    Suggest some remedy for skin tags

    1. hi a,

      Tags are essentially harmless and do not have to be treated unless they are bothersome. Under the microscope, there is a colored spherical tissue attached to a small stalk.

      When I had a bothersome skin tag I sliced it off with a new sharp blade. To stop bleeding froma hollow hole-put pressure for 5 minutes with sterile finger.

      Skin tags are very common but harmless small, soft skin growths. Skin tags tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts.

      One person may have anywhere from one to over 100 skin tags. Almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some point in their life.

      Middle-aged, obese adults are most prone to skin tags. Obesity is associated with skin tags.
      Removing a skin tag does not cause more to grow. Some people are just more prone to forming skin tags.

      Skin tags typically occur in characteristic locations, including the:-
      base of the neck,

      Obese individuals who, along with many skin tags, develop a condition called acanthosis nigricans on the skin of their neck and armpits and are predisposed to have high blood fats and sugar. There is no evidence that removing a skin tag will cause more tags to grow.

      Warts tend to be rougher, with a "warty" irregular surface whereas skin tags are usually smooth. Warts tend to be flat whereas tags are more like bumps hanging from thin stalk. While warts are almost entirely caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), cutting it off with fine sterile scissors

      Here's how to tell the difference:--
      Skin tags are smooth and soft, whereas warts tend to be rougher with an irregular surface.
      Skin tags are knobbly and hang off the skin, whereas warts are usually flat.
      Skin tags aren't contagious, but warts spread very easily, so a sudden outbreak or cluster of growths is more likely to be warts.

      In people with Crohn's disease ( JEW DISEASE ) , skin tags around the asshole (perianal skin tags) are common.

      capt ajit vadakayil

  11. nitz arg
    February 23, 2015 at 6:38 PM
    Greetings Captain.

    It seems Murli Manohar Joshi reads your blog, he is saying that Muhammad used to be a yogi and namaaz is actually a yoga asan.

    Nobody except you has claimed that.

    This shows what a commendable reach your blog has. And sooner or later, the leaders of Bharat will have to accept this blogsite as a tool to enlighten the world.

    I wish to almighty to give More power to you and to truth.

    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    February 23, 2015 at 9:02 PM
    hi na,

    yes , namaaz gets rid of the pin worms of the anus -


    when you ground your head- it must be done on an insulating pad.

    when you earth your head - the AURA OF THE HEAD DISAPPEARS - by a kirlean camera .

    while meditating Hinduism requires you to sit on an insulating kusha grass mat - to retain the aura . all holy men are shown with an aura around the head like a moon.

    when you put your forehead and earths it- your aura disappears.


    muslims must note that while doing namaaz to put the forehead on an insulating mat -.

    capt ajit vadakayil

    1. Capt. Ajit Vadakayil

      December 18, 2013 at 7:32 PM
      hi a,

      mohammed the prophet was an indian namboodiri brahmin , whose family were caretakers of the antique shiva temple at mecca oasis for thousands of years.

      he introduced NAMAAZ prayer by bending down and putting the forhead on the ground.

      you must try this on the bed -leave your anal spincter muscles loose.

      so do this experiment:-

      eat plenty of beef --say TWO full kilos-- like how the desert Bedouins did when they killed a camel ( no fridge ).

      your stomach will be so heavy as ANAEROBIC BACTERIA will struggle to handle this load. these bacteria survive on methane and die in oxygen.

      full night you will fart. and you will be constipated .( there is NO water or vegetable fibre in the desert )

      after a week try another experiment.

      eat the same load and then do namaz 5 times a day.

      you intake and surcharge oxygen via your anus -- AEROBIC BACTERA now will assist . aerobic bacteria survives in oxygen and dies in methane.

      not only that the pin worms willOT come out of the anus to lay eggs in oxygen rich environment--and you will have good sleep.

      more bedoiuns died on pin worms than any other disease.

      this OXYGEN SURCHARGE VIA ANUS is a 6000 year old ayurvedic remedy.

      capt ajit vadakayil..

  12. I always have been scared of cracked heels. Its one of my nightmares.So I believe in using best foot massager for getting the best.It makes feet smooth,soft and touchy by real means.