Friday, June 29, 2012



A few years ago, I had gone for delivery of a brand new stainless steel chemical tankers to Japan. This means , the Captain and Chief Engineer has to stay there for nearly a month.

Bland and insipid Japanese food can get on your nerves after some time.  For the sea-trails a superintendent was coming from Singapore. I told to go to Mohammed Mustafa Super market and get for us some pickles and papadum.

The hotel kitchen used to roast the Papadum for us--and the Norwegian Framo guy, after tasting the papadum and pickle asked me, why I was so eager to get this stuff. 

So I told him, that Indians have been consuming this stuff for 9000 years. It is NOT for taste alone, one of the BASIC ingredients was Kayam (in Malayalam), Hing ( in Sanskrit ) or Asafoetida ( in English ). 

In this post I will talk about Asafoetida.

When Mohammed the Prophet threw away the 360 Vedic idols ( pagan ) and uprooted the Shiva Lingam ( black meterorite stone ) from the Shiva temple at Mecca and installed it on the SE corner of Kaaba , 5 feet above the ground, the King of Calicut , my home town ,  Cheraman Perumal who owned the temple and the accounts office attached to it went to Mecca to see Mohammed.

In Al Musthadrak , Hakim talks about the Calicut King sharing his ginger pickle with Mohammed and all his disciples.

Why the pickle, all the way from Calicut to Mecca?

Well the pickle has Kayam in it. It is an antidote for Opium. Sometimes Kings are given food laced with Opium , when they travel , by his enemies to extract largesse. 

The uses of Hing is expounded in our 6000 years old Ayurvedic texts. It can be eaten or even ingested by the skin.

This reminds me of a true incident.

Off the North coat of Phillipines , my ship was caught in a Typhoon 24 years ago. The recession had just got over and there was an exodus of officers for better paying jobs. I ran my ship with a 58 year old Chief Officer , who came back to sea after 25 years, and two fresh cadets. Since my family was on board, I retained my sanity. I was responsible for 16 hours of navigating watches at sea, I could get sleep only during the Chief Officer's two watch of 8 hours. And that too if he did NOT call me for some doubt.

At around 5AM, I was woken up by some extra heavy rolling. I decided to check out the Navigating bridge. There I found it fully lit and deserted, and I saw my Chief Officer-- let us call him G-- sleeping on the sofa.

I removed my sandals and was about to thrash him with that, when the wheelhouse door suddenly burst open.

The Cadet shouted " Sir, please dont hit him, Chief Officer is unconscious due to shock !!"

G had lost his sea legs due to extended time ashore and had slipped due to the heavy rolling , slid rolled on the wheelhouse floor from port to stbd and vice versa , hit his ribs somewhere, and was in acute pain when the quarter master decided to get some ice from the messroom, and get the NWKO Cadet ( doing Medical officer's duties ) to attend to him. 

To cut a long story short, I got him hospitalised at the first port in Japan--and a new Chief Officer was transferred from some other company ship in Japan to my ship.. Since G was a chain smoker I had confiscated all his cigarettes and told the agent to make sure he does NOT smoke in hospital. Coughing does no good, when your ribs are broken.

When the ship was about to sail, I told the agent to drive me to the hospital, to check out how G was doing. I remember it was a fancy hospital with video camera on rails at the ceiling monitoring every inch of the room. The first thing I did was to check his pyjama pockets and there I found a Japanese cigarette packet. He told be he smoked in the toilet as he was under severe stress. And then he whispered into my ear that he wants to speak to me. So I told him " Go ahead G. Speak your mind!"

He kept stealing glances at my wife by my side. So I told her to wait outside the room. G though 58 years old was a bachelor ( and a virgin for good measure ) , never got a chance to marry as he had unmarried elder sisters, and by the time he got them married, it was too late for him. Only Indians are capable of being in this unique situation.

Then G told me a bizarre thing. He said the young Japanese nurses were playing SEX games with him every day. They would come in a big group, all giggling, then they would pounce on him, pull down his pyjamas,-- and I am sure that gave him a massive hard on. 

And I am sure G had a gigantic dong-- so all the Jap nurses ( in the land of tiny willies ) would land up, to be part of this effort..

That made them giggle even more and they would pin him down on the bed, spread his legs and his ass cheeks and put a finger into his anus , and the shove a sex toy inside and what not!.  He wanted out.  He was NOT willing to suffer anymore of S&M stuff.

Women and children below age of 18--you are NOT allowed to look at the elephant below.

I remember noting that all those nurses of this swank private hospital, were all young and good looking.

And then he showed me the so called sex toy. It was a white oversized suppository-- which G never dreamt in his wildest dreams , would be legitimate medicine-- for pain and inflammation.

And then I had to explain to him, this is normal, next time open your ass cheeks and point up your gaping asshole yourself, don’t make them gang rape you this way.. And that India was the first on the planet to have Hing suppositories for acute piles.

All right--now that I have got your undivided attention, let me get to the core subject of Asafoetida.

Recently when the H1N1 Avian flue, swine flue etc were sweeping the world, everybody wondered why it spared the 1200 million people of India. I would say, because we have certain spices in our diet which immunizes us-- one of which is Hing.

Imagine a South Indian's daily diet-- Rasam, Sambhar, Uppma, Pickles, Papad-- this is every day , every meal onslaught of Hing.  In India there are certain vegetarian sects like Jains and Vaishavites who do NOT consume Garlic and Ginger due to religious beliefs.  Mahavira made them take Hing , in lieu , since 3900 years ago.

In the episode of Samudra Manthan, Vishnu avatar Mohini was distributing the divine amrit to the gods , when 2 asuras Rahu and Ketu, gate crashed into the party and put it into their mouths.

Immediately , before they could swallow it , Vishnu decapitated both with his scalar discus. Their blood fell on the ground and red onion and white garlic.

In Kerala we have Sarpa Kavus or Snake temples. Because nobody goes near them unnecessarily, the flora is intact. If any rare Ayurvedic herbs are required people go there with a piece on Hing in their pockets. This makes sure no snakes will come near them. 

In the olden days Kabuliwalla used to bring Pathani Hing from Afghanistan and Iran. This hing (resin)  which grows on the mountain tops is of very good quality and will dissolve in water into a milky liquid. Adulterated Hing sinks in water. Pure Hing burns when brought to a flame.

In India Hing is a perennial fennel that grows wild to about 3.5 metres high having yellow flowers, in large natural forests where little else grows. The plant requires good sunlight.  The yellow ochre Hing resin is extracted from the roots and the stem. 

 In raw form Hing is strong Garlic smelling , but when cooked the smell disappers into a flavour. 

Hing gives green colur when treated with 68% Nitric acid and red with Sulphuric acid.. 

.Let me list some of the uses of Hing:--

For flatulence and indigestion. Releases gas from the intestines, and is a gastro-intestinal tract cleanser. Reduces growth of mico flora in the gut. For de-worming. 

Laxative.  Anti spasmodic for stomach spasms. Administered as enema. For abdominal tumors, ulcers. 

For women with PMS, for painful and excessive menstruation.. Increases secretion of Progesterone hormone. 

Anti-viral and anti-oxidant. 

Lowers cholesterol. Anti-coagulant. Lowers blood pressure. 


Expectorant. Respiratory disorders.

To heal wounds. For lactating women after childbirth. 

Smelling anti-epileptic 

Smelling anti-hysteria 

Singers use it for sore throat. 

Dissolves foot corns ( anti-fungal ), ringworm  , abscesses --poultice 

Low libido ,impotence, premature ejaculation, nightfall. 


Encourages sweating 

Food preservative. 

For tooth ache , dental caries ( like cloves ) 

To induce abortion. 

Genital infections and STD. 

Brain and liver tonic.

Grace and peace!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012



This is in response to one of my readers Anand Kumar who wanted me to write on weight management. 

When I told my wife that I will write a piece on Reiki for losing weight, she told me NOT do do so.

Probably she felt that losing weight must never be made easy. You have too many rich fat asses around ,who want to eat like pigs, but refuse to burn the calories by doing some form of exercise.

You cant waste Reiki on such pigs. 

But thenI throught over it and figured out, that there are so many fat people on this planet who have moved heart and soul to lose weight, but are unable to do so. Techically if the k-calorie INPUT ( eating ) is lesser than OUTPUT ( exercise ) you shouldlose weight. But for some people this does NOT hold good for various reasons.

So this post is a silver lining for those unfortunate people.

My wife is a grand master of Reiki with lineage certificate from Japanese healer, Dr. Mikao Usui who re-invented Reiki in 1890. I am a second degree Reiki healer myself, but I have never practised the art.

My wife knows when the energy from her hands is being absorbed by the patient half way accross the globe. My son who is a computer engineer is USA never takes medicines. I can hear him calling my wife on Skype in case he has a problem. Reiki scalar waves travel faster than light, and cannot be shielded.

I have written a separate post which you can read by punching into Google search REIKI- VADAKAYIL.

To any modern Reiki master I will say this." If you do NOT know about the 7 human chakras ( energy vortex ) , written in Vedas 7000 years ago, you are just fooling yourself and your patients".

The ancient Kerala Maharshis were experts in distant Reiki. They did NOT need to touch the patient . They had wider senses that you and me , and their eyes were literally Kirlean cameras, which could see human auras. If a diseased man or even a criminal came in front of them, they could easily spot them in a crowd. If you told a lie, they could see this in your aura. The could time reverse their own body cells, and most of them lived for 2 centuries.

Punch into Google search CHAKRA VORTEX, SCALAR ENERGY TRANSCIEVER- VADAKAYIL, to learn about this. Believe me when I tell you that this is NOT pseudo science, propagated by chalatans .

Modern science has just woken up to Vedanta. Quantum physicists got a shock when they found out that all their discoveries were written in Hindu Vedas 7000 years ago-- and there is NO contesting that. This was NOT dreaming, as ancient Maharishis had fractal minds. Vedic Mathematics even now is faster than modern computers.

Now let me get back to weight loss, --I will expound Reiki and human auras a bit further later.

A lot of these morbidly obese people have chakra blocks. They have unstable appetites and unhealthy cravings, even with a full stomach. They just have to raid the refrigerator at night, knowing fully well that they are doing something wrong. And after the binge they feel terrible. of course they will promise themselves that they will hit the threadmill first thing in the morning. Sadly it will NOT take place and they will have lot of excuses for this--like drug addicts.

Some people have NO idea that certain foods are oil are NOT suitable for them, with respect to weight loss. They are just ignorant about calories and fibre in the diet. 

There are some, whose own body goes to the protection mode , by putting on a barrier with fat cells against some perceived threat. This arises due to hormonal imbalance ( chakra ) , mainly because of guilt, poor self esteem, sexual issues, phobias, excess emotional baggage or stress. This is why you find poor under nourished people working their butts off , will also be fat. And this fat will be at all the wrong places.

Reiki helps you to make the correct healthy choices. You will now climb up the stairs , instead of taking the lift. You will find it very easy to say NO to a high calorie cake, as your unhealthy cravings are dissolved.

It will help you to stick to your fitness regime and increase the time period , till it becomes a habit after 3 weeks . During these these 3 weeks of foundation setting , you can seek the help of Reiki. This concreting your will power thing, will work. More importantly Reiki can handle the additional stress during this period of CHANGE for the better. 

Reiki will do the inner healing, and give you the determination, to remove negativity , self sabotaging behavior and so setting a positive frame of mind. It is the catalyst--and NOT a substitute for healthy eating and physical exercise.

For sick people ( or people with knee / back pain ) who cannot do any meaningful exercise, and thus risk a stroke , non invasive Reiki will figure out the way to check the weight gain, by correcting the chakra imbalances, which will improve enzyme and hormonal secretions and hence help better metabolism..

You will sleep better at night with a positive energy flow. This thing of eating to feel happier is derailed. At a young age this is all right with ice-creams and chocolates ,as your young body can metablise everything. The feeling of "It is just too hard to lose all this flab", is all in the mind. Reiki takes care of this feeling.

Reiki has its own intelligence and makes no mistakes. The healer is just a CHANNEL. he has NO divine powers. This energy does NOT belong to the healer. Joy replaces fear. With a better mental frame, the body resistance goes up . Mind you reiki is absolutely NOT a placebo effect or even hypnosis .The energy taken in can be felt as heat or tingling. 

There are auro photographing Kirlian cameras to convince the moronic sceptics. The patient does NOT even have to believe in it. What has been written in the Vedas about human aura and chakras have been proved right by the Kirlian camera, invented by a Russian.

The good thing about Reiki is that it addresses the root problem with the chakras,and the energy body. It heals the mind and body through the chakras which create the egg shaped aura or bio-plasmic energy shell around you.  Some people cry when their bottle up feelings are released. .After this session they respect their own bodies. Reiki is NOT received through the conscious mind. Universal Reiki scalar energy knows how to do time management and prioritise . It will seek out hidden problems , which even you are NOT aware of.  Reiki needs NO diagnosis. 

With Kirlean photography most of the sceptics of Vedanta have become believers.  A clean aura means a healthy body. This aura is created and nourished by the seven clockwise chakras VIBGYOR. Chakra means energy vortex.  The dowsing quartz pendulam knows the condition of the chakras.

There are seven main energy vortices in the vicinity of their endocrine counterparts along the spine: mooladhara (the root chakra), svadhisthana (sexual chakra), manipura (solar-plexus chakra), anahata (heart chakra), vishudha (throat chakra), ajna (third-eye chakra) and, sahasrara (crown chakra). Their colour varies from violet at the crown chakra to red at the root chakra, just as in a rainbow.

Each chakra has a different number of vortices (shown as petals of a flower in the 7000 year old Vedic  texts), and from mooladhara to sahasrara their numbers are 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, 96 and 972 respectively. Chakras are closely linked to the endocrine, nervous and circulatory systems, but they do not belong to the physical body and cannot be seen with the naked eye.


Disease is NOT the result of CHEMICAL imbalances for which you have to take chemical tablets ( for temporary relief of symptoms ) , like what modern doctors think.  Human DNA is NOT protein technology. 

And imagine duffer Darwin did not even understand DNA, while 7000 year old Vedas talk about the mobius coil.  Stupid Newton could NOT imagine anything existed beyond the 5 human narrow bands of senses.

A true Reiki master , who follows the laws of the cosmos ,will never consider another guy as his competitor--like a selfish and greedy modern doctor. Reki has got absolutely nothing to dowith Hindu religion. Chakra is just a Sanskrit word. It is NOT a Hindu term.  

Some modern hospitals have quietly started using Reiki healers for post operativce care, during the re-adjustment process --all HUSH HUSH. For even a doctor knows that he does NOT heal. The human body which has a supreme force in its DNA cures itself.  Reiki takes care of past bad Karmas. It can never cause disharmony as it is a positive force. It will NOT give excess of energy--just the right amount.

Reiki is spread by word of mouth. No wonder my wife has told me not to write this post. Even you can be a Reiki channel. I have seen my pet cats snoring away to glory when my wife does Reiki on them.

Below video: SCALAR GENERATORS -- THIS PLANET IS NOT READY FOR IT YET --  NIKOLA TESLA WILL AGREE WITH ME.   Scalar field is created by the two electromagnetic fields meeting and cancelling each other out.   The ancient Maharishis used the mobius coils in their DNA.

See the King Mantra OM emanating from the hands of a healer.

Check out the video-- get wise!

The OM crop circle was one of the first to appear in UK in the sixties , when there was NO internet .  On 7th June 2007 ( 777 ) ,there was lot of speculation that some major crop circle would appear in UK.
There are 7 chakras, there are 7 music notes, there are 7 layers of auras, there are 7 stages of consciousness ( 6th being Samadhi and 7th being Turiya ), there are 7 tongues of fire as per Mundaka Upanishads, there are 7 sapta rishis, there are 7 samudrams ( oceans ) as per 7000 year old Vedas, there are 7 shaktis of Tantra ( Brahma/ Vaishnavi/ Maheshwari/ Kaumari/ Varahi/ Aindri/ Chamundi ) etc .
Sure enough there appeared a giant OM crop circle at East field, Wiltshire UK--and the whole day British military helicopers were in a tizzy.
Below is a 7000 year old Vedic Sanskrit chant-- grace and peace!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012



A decade ago, a middle aged Captain walked into my cabin to relieve me, so that I could go on leave.

He said " Sir, Do you recognise me?  You gave me my Equator crossing ceremony certificate when I was a Cadet on your ship, 3 decades ago!"

And then he opened out his brief case and proudly showed it to me. He had given it pride of place in his cerificate folder.

Yes it was something which I made myself , with my signature affixed on it.

Indeed-- how time flies!!

Then he said " Sir, the company had banned the ceremony due to some hazing excesses, on some other ship , but you declared that it brings ill luck , if a sailor is NOT baptised at the equator and went ahead with the ceremony"

For the uninitiated-- the ceremony converts a landlubber to a sea dog.

This ceremony is as ancient as seafaring itself.  In the fighting navy even Admirals , who have NOT crossed the equator, are NOT spared.

These ceremonies have to be taken in the right spirit.

Of course no physical harm must come to anybody. Just some minor indignities and embarrassment , all in good cheer. On passenger ships, this is part of nostalgia you take home with you.

On my ship, I am King Neptune's executioner--just to make sure nobody is demeaned or humiliated. It is a thin invisible line, which I make sure is NOT crossed.

Usually one of the senior officers ( say Chief Engineer ) with be dressed up as King Neptune, with a royal Trident sceptre , a flowing beard and a crown.

At sea, King Neptune rules the waves.

This ceremony is a symbol of the sailor's respect for him. All on board except the essential watchkeepers witness the ceremony--almost like a wedding.

The "landlubber" has to drink King Neptunes toast--which could be a mixture of various edible liquids , including sea water, beer, coffee, Tabasco chilly sauce, raw eggs etc. After drinking one cup of this concoction he is supposed to ask for more , like how Oliver twist asked Mr.Bumble for more gruel.

He is dunked into the ship's swimming pool after a nice haircut and annointed by some cosmetics ( paint ). Raw eggs are broken on his head for shampoo.

King Neptune , after he is satisfied with the initiation ceremony, now formally baptises the "land lubber" into a "sea dog " by poking him with his trident.

Then we have sport competitions like running, tug of war, sack race , wheel barrow race etc--with handsome cash prizes.

At night there will be a grand party.At sea, the equator is calm and there are not too many ships around.

The new "sea dogs" are given the Equator crossing ceremony passing certificates by the Captain.

You can recognise these souls in a jiffy, because their heads will be clean shaven. Or their hair will look as if rats have been at it.

This ceremony makes a man out of you.

Here is a sample certificate--






           RAHUL KUMAR




I  hereby  grant  this  letter  of  indemnity 
 CAPT VADAKAYIL -EXECUTIONER                                                


This is what the certificate looks like.

The GPS showing Latitude ZERO

Passengers on cruise liners take home memories.

The ceremony in progress

We love 'em mermaids

My wife doing the cross-country race

King Neptune aint satisfied with the hair-cut.

We set off from New York to Aruba to Buenos Aires. Below is my wife and two sons at the riveira of Aruba.

My younger son getting annointed. He is now 17 years old.

Fancy dress at the night party. I put a pillow on my tummy to be a fat buck toothed Arab sheikh. You can see a Roman soldier, a Japanese geisha , a Tahiti bikini gal--

Landlubbers , chained to the railings, awaiting their turn for the initiation ceremony.

Herbs being rubbed in. The axe is on my belt.

My elder son was spiderman at the fancy dress party. He has a portable spider web with him.

Yours truly, is in green shorts , above.

My younger son dressed as a pirate at the fancy dress -- Papa's boots are too big?

Three more rounds, to go-- already he is pooped.( my elder son )

 A tug of war between deck and engine departments.

There was a mighty HUSHHH when my wife took the first prize for the high kick- she beat 25 young sailors--and she did NOT even jump. She had given pass for the heats and gave only the final kick , in the finals.

Now you get the drift why I say often " Hope my wife does not kick mE ass!"