Thursday, December 12, 2013

Path-breaking surgery by Apollo Hospitals on 16th December, Are you with us...

                       History is going to be created in the Indian Medical World.

When à16th December
Where à Apollo Children’s Hospital , Vanagaram, Chennai.
Why à For the first time in India surgical separation of Male Pygopagus twins will happen.
               A unique and challenging aspect of the separation is the fused phallus, which has to be
               delicately separated to give each baby a functional penis.

Medical Understanding  à

The term Pygopagus means fixed at the buttocks. Conjoined twins are rarely encountered. Although seen in one in 200,000 deliveries more than 60% are stillborn. Of the remaining, 35% die within a few days or months of birth due to various causes. Conjoined twins can be joined at the chest, abdomen, back, buttock and head. Fusion at the buttocks (Pygopagus) is very rare and accounts for
less than 17% of all conjoined twins. Live born pygopagus twins are usually female in sex. Male pygopagus twins are very rare. Till now in medical literature only 30 sets of pygopagus twins have been reported. Of these 26 were female and only four were male.

Let’s hear the story of these rare twins à

A baby is one of life's most precious gifts that brings happiness, hope and meaning to life! And, the birth of twins would only bring twice the happiness and the celebrations. However, for one family, their joy soon turned into sadness as their twins were born conjoined, a rare condition that occurs every 200,000 births.
This is the story of two identical ‘pygopagus twins’,Ericana and Eludi from Africa. The mother hails from a small village called ‘Kasumulu’ in Tanzania. She went for delivery to the dispensary in her village from where she was shifted to the District Hospital because she had undergone a previous caesarean section.  At the district hospital a  ‘C ‘section was done but to the doctors' surprise there was enormous difficulty in delivering the babies out of the uterus as they were joined at the back. The mother was told that separation of the babies was fraught with risk and she was sent to the Mohimbili Hospital in the capital Dares Salaam by ambulance. It took three days to make this journey with the newborns. At Mohimbili the doctors contacted the health officials for advice regarding further action.
Apollo Hospitals Chennai is closely associated with the Tanzanian government by the Save a Childs Heart Initiative (SACHI). The babies were therefore shifted to Apollo Children’s Hospital in Chennai at four and a half months of age. After extensive work up it was found that the babies were joined at the tail end of the spines and shared a single anus and rectum. They were also found to have a single phallus and urinary passage.

Preparation of the Big Day à




The Big day is 16th December when separation of these babies is planned. It’s a mammoth task, which will take around 14 – 16 hours. A team of 20 doctors from the specialties of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, paediatric surgery and paediatric urology will attempt the separation. The services of Dr.Edward Kiely – Paediatric Surgeon and Dr.Richard Howard – Anaesthesiologist, both from Great Ormond Street Hospital in London have been sought to guide and help in the safe separation.
The babies are now 9 months old and weigh 16 kgs. During the last five months tissue expanders have been placed in the back, buttocks and thighs so that skin flaps can be rotated to cover the large defects, which will be left after separation.The nurses looking after the babies have been showering love and affection on the babies who have been nicknamed ‘Ammukutty’ and ‘Chellakutty’.
The babies can say ‘Thatha’ and ‘Athai’ and the mother has picked up a smattering of Tamil as well.

Apollo touching lives in many ways à




Apollo is bringing together different nations through it’s “Save A Child Heart Initiative” and one of its live example is the pygopagus twins from Africa.
Saving A Child's Heart initiative (SACHi) is one of Asia's largest voluntary organizations, dedicated to paediatric cardiac care and child heart surgery for the underprivileged. In order to combat the escalating problem of congenital cardiac issues in children, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals established the Children's Cardiac Wing in the hospitals.
Established in 2003, SACHi aims to provide early diagnosis, treatment, surgery, post-operative care and financial support to children from economically weak sections of society. SACHi has till date touched 50,000 lives. Its main goal is that every child irrespective of community or background, is provided cutting edge treatment and operative care.

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Prayers for the twins & salute to the great step by Apollo hospitalsà

On 16th December The whole world will be praying for a successful surgery and a new life for the twins. We heartily appreciate the efforts and dedication put in by the complete Apollo Staff.
Apollo Hospitals are very confident that the separation of the babies will proceed uneventfully.
Lets support and be with them at every stage of this legendary step.



                             Mother with her Pygopagus twins


It's Cranberry all the way..


Bacardi came out with 6 flavors of breezer.
I was asked to taste all of them and identify the best of the lot.

All the 6 bottles were kept in a room and I was given 1 hour to give my verdict.
As I entered the room, amazingly beautiful breezer bottles were waiting for me.
I was impressed by their make, slender and sexy.



Starting with the common flavors I choose Pineapple first.
It was okay but nothing exciting about it.


                                     

Next in line was Orange
After I took some sips I was confused.
Was orange juice better or orange breezer?

                                                


Now it was the turn of Lime.
This time I was super excited that I will be get to taste
something different. But to my dismay it was the common lime juice taste.


                                             

Disappointed by the common flavours I tried my hope on the new ones.
First in line was Jamaican Passion.
It was pleasant to taste and was really something different.

                                           

Excited by the turnaround I went for the fruity ones.
Blackberry was my flavour this time.
As I took one sip I was amazed by its refreshing taste.
The best till now.

                                            


Super excited by the amazing taste of blackberry I went ahead to
try the last flavour of the day,Cranberry.
Will it be better than blackberry or just another flavour like pineapple.
With mixed emotions I took one sip of it.
Was I disappointed ?
Below expression tell the story.
It was just wow, tantalizing my taste buds it gave me a tingling feeling.


                                         


Finally I came out of the room , super happy and excited.
When asked about my verdict I had no hesitation in declaring Cranberry as the
No 1 flavour among all the bacardi breezers launched in India.



This post is part of contest Catch the flavour on Indiblogger

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

When she came..

It was pinch dark and all four of us were a bit frightened.
The forest was desolate, noises creeping around every corner like ghosts.

Suddenly a voice made us jump in air.
It was of female, sexy but haunting. We searched for the source, but found no one around.

As we moved back someone patted us, it was her.
For a moment we were lost.
Pale white skin, blood red plump lips and eyes which looked like a pool of darkness made her look like a goddess.

But something was abnormal and it was her feet. The toes were backward and heel in the front. At once we remembered the story of chudel of the forest which was told by many.

She in a terrifying voice declared.
I will take 3 of you with me leaving just one behind.

After glancing at us she said.
I will leave the clean shaved one behind as he might be of use to some girl alive.
I hate that unclean stubble as every girl does.
So rest 3 of you with dirty stubbles are coming along.

All of sudden I got up. Glad it was a dream.
At once I shaved off my stubble and called my gf to tell her about the good news she always wanted to hear.
I would like to tag Deepti, Ekta & Arvind Sir

Monday, December 9, 2013

Smelly Air to Smiley Air with Ambi Pur

When I was moving to Mumbai to pursue my job the first thing that worried my mom was where was I going to stay and will it be clean and hygienic!!!

I had never lived away from home so this was my first time.
Cleanliness and hygiene were the top priorities in the list but my college hostel friends said “Bhool ja ye sab, a bachelor’s home is all messed up.

3 of my friends got the same office in Mumbai so we decided to share a 1BHK flat.
We choose a flat which was fully furnished and the rent though very high was reasonable according to Mumbai rates.
2 of my friends who were hostilities quickly got acquainted to the conditions but for me it was more difficult than cracking IIT.

As days passed our flat looked more like a dharamshala.
Friends of one or the other person were always there as a refuge.

Pile of stinging socks, clothes drained in sweat and gas problem of 2 of my fatty roomies would create an aura that would sometimes even burn my nostril hairs.
Adding oil to the flames was the poor drainage system. Whenever someone from the flat above us used to flush it’s incredibly amazing scent would make its way down, right into our nose.

When the scent became toxic and it was nearly impossible to keep my nose open excluding those time when I had cold and my nose was at the rescue, I consulted my friend for a solution.
He too left home for the first time and could easily understand my plight.

Have you not tried Ambi pur air effects and Ambi pur set & refresh my friend asked me.
It’s Lavender fragrance is just awesome.  My flat also smells like hell as it is a bachelor’s paradise but after using Ambi pur it smells like a real paradise.

I followed his advice and brought ambi pur home.
The aroma has changed drastically.
Now going to toilet would not demand a hankey on my nose.
I started liking my flat and wanted to stay for long just because of the pleasing fragrance that filled the air around.

Thanks a lot to Ambi pur who has made my world from hell to heaven.




This is a product review written for Ambi Pur and Indiblogger.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mission Accomplished...

I was awed by her mysterious beauty.
Her oval shaped face had a pale tone to it. Those eyes were like pool of darkness.
Her hairs were cascaded like a waterfall down her back.
An unearthly goddess indeed but I had other things on my mind of utmost importance.

All eyes were on her, the centre of attraction of the party. Few guys tried their luck to woo her
but were badly rejected. Last one looked perfect to me but he too suffered the same treatment. She made a crooked face while pointing to his stubble and I understood the mystery behind the rejection.

Without wasting anytime with full confidence and composure I approached her and asked for a dance. Though I was a handsome guy but it was my clean shaven look that bowled her over.

After dance and drinks, the next destination was her place as her family was out of town.
She went to take a bath and I utilized the time to place my microphones.


She was daughter of a big business tycoon who had alleged relations with underworld.
And I was on a secret mission. Mission Accomplished for today, thanks to the clean shaven look.



This post is part of Protest Against Smelly Stubble Activity in association with Blogadda, India's favorite blogging community


I want to tag Vaisakhi Mishra of Solitary Soul  Ankita Singhal of A piece I wrote  Saru Singhal of Words  Stephen Ak of The Solitary Writer  Namarata of Memoirs of Me

Monday, December 2, 2013

Catch the flavour...its Cranberry

In India  Bacardi Breezer was the first entrant in the ready to drink category and is currently the market leader in its segment.

It’s main flavour includes
Cranberry
 Blackberry
  Lime
 Orange
 Pineapple
 Blueberry

It is for those who wants something mild to drink and are not in a mood of a hardcore one.
Something that makes you feel just a little breezy after having a sip of it.

I had loved berries from starting and when Bacardi came up with breezers of berry flavours,
I couldn't stop myself from tasting them all.

Three of their flavours were quite common which included lime, orange and pineapple.
But what intrigued me were the other three.
Unique and ready to be gulped.

Among the three, red colour Cranberry looked colourful and sexy.
A blonde with great looks and sizzling taste.
Took few sips and I was like wow, this is the perfect one for me..:)
I loved Cranberry fruit for its taste and advantages,so a drink of its flavour
was a big thumps up by me.

Lets see the advantages of Cranberry fruit and a drink which is made from it -:
1. It helps to protect from Stomach Ulcer.
2. It also prevents urinary tract infections.
3. Has anti cancer properties which extend to cancers of breast, colon, lung and prostate.
4. Among fruits and vegetables richest in health promoting antioxidants cranberries rank right up at the     top.
5. It’s a huge source of Vitamin C and fiber.
6. In case of gums, the anti-inflammatory properties of cranberry can help us lower our risk of                 periodontal diseases.
7. Strengthens our immune system.




Healthy drink with awesome taste and sexy looks.
Cranberry is my flavour tonight what is yours..\m/


This post is part of contest Catch the flavour on Indiblogger

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Swasth Bharat…..Safal Bharat.

Healthy Generation ensures a Healthier Nation.
If children are conceived and brought up in a healthy environment and receive proper guidelines for diet and lifestyle at an early age, the society will be more healthy and immune.

To make India immune we need to focus on its 2 pillars
1. Rural India
2. Urban India

Rural India
Around 70% of total population of India still reside in the rural regions.
To make India healthier, stronger and more immune it’s very important to ensure a healthy rural generation. Despite several growth oriented policies adopted by the government , the widening  economic, regional and gender disparities are posing challenges for the health sector. About 75% of the health infrastructure, medical man power and other health resources are been concentrated in urban India where only 30% of the population lives.

Let’s discuss about the problems and obstacles which hinders the growth and development in rural areas.

Problems Faced -:

1. Limited Scope of Government Policies
     The scope of the health policies incorporated by the government is restricted.
    They are implemented at the macro levels (National, state and district) but not at the
     micro (Regional and Remote areas) levels. Also only 10% of the total health budget is allocated to 
     the rural sector.
2. Dreadful diseases
  
Contagious, infectious and water borne diseases dominate the morbidity pattern in the rural    
    areas.
3. Poor Living Conditions
    Many children are still living in abysmal living conditions.
4. Unsafe Water
    Contaminated and unsafe water for drinking purposes.
     
                            


5. Malnutrition
    Malnutrition is one of the most dominate health related problem in rural India.
    Millions of children do not get their 2 days meal. More than 85% of the rural children are  
    undernourished.

                            


6.  Improper Sanitary Facilities
     Degraded and Unsanitary environments which are the major cause of infectious diseases.
7.  Early Marriage & Illiteracy
     Around 75% of the women had their pregnancy below 18 years which is a major reason for 
     disabled and underdeveloped babies.
8.  Unavailability of Medical Resources
     Inadequate experienced medical man power allocated to the rural areas.

Solutions -:

1. Government Policies and programs available to all
     Proper implementation of all the health policies especially the vaccination programmes. Upmost 
     care to be taken that it reaches it to the grass root levels.
2.  2 times meal a day
     Government should make sure that no child dies of malnutrition or under nutrition.
     It should make sure that every family gets at least 2 times meal.
3.  Safe Drinking water
     Plans to provide safe and clean water to reduce the widespread waterborne and other infectious 
     diseases.
4.  Hygienic living and sanitation facility
      Improved sanitation including waste treatment to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
5.  Availability of Medical resources
      Greater availability of health workers which include nurses and doctors.
6. Primary education to all
     The girl child should be educated so that when it is the time to start a family she can take good
      care of her child and play a big role in reaching the target of an immune India.
7.  Use of Ayurvedic products
     Providing Ayurvedic products like Chyawanprash to the children to enhance their immune
      system. Dabur Chyawanprash the most trusted of all brands.

                        


Urban India

In urban India though we have all important health facilities available then too health problems and poor immune system of children is one of the major problems.
Let’s discuss about the problems and obstacles which hinders the growth and development in urban areas.

Problems Faced -:

1. Poverty
    Poverty is one of the major obstacle which impedes the goal of an Immune urban India. Inflation is
     high in cities and poor people are not able to feed and take proper care of their children because
     of it. Many children suffer from malnutrition.
2.  Unhygienic Slum Areas
     In slum areas still the living conditions are poor and children are at constant threat of being
     inflicted by various infectious diseases. 

                                  

3.  Widespread Corruption
     There are many policies started by the government for improving the health system in urban India
    but major chunk of the funds is not put into implementation because of the widespread
    corruption.
4.  Breastfeeding unpopularity
    Breastfeeding which is very important for a baby’s growth has been sidelined by many working
    women because of lack of time or other reasons.
5.  Junk Food Addiction
     People have become addicted to junk food and their children also follow their path.
    Popularity of junk food as has increased manifold due to which
    children are not able to get a nutritious diet and hence are vulnerable to different
    diseases. Weak eye sight and hairfall at an early age are other side effects of having excess of junk
    food.

                                   


6.  Inadequate Sleep
     Lack of sleep is another reason for weak immune system. Today children are addicted to video
     game and movies and are busy with them even late night losing on their precious sleeping time.
7.  Obesity
     Obesity is a major problem with urban children. Sitting and eating has made them fat and prone
     to many diseases at an early age.

Solutions -:

1. Proper implementation of government policies
     The first and main step should be taken by government to scrutinize the process of funds
      allocation and make sure that the right amount is put into implementation.
2.  Improved Slum conditions
    Slum areas should have proper sanitation, waste disposal and living conditions.
3.  Free Medication
    Free medication for poor children who are below the poverty line.
4. Breastfeeding Awareness
    Breastfeeding should be encouraged as it is very important for the proper growth and
    development of a baby.

                          


5. Balanced Diet
    Eating healthy food full of vitamins and other nutrients is the first and most important step in
    building a strong immune system. The importance of balanced diet taken at right time should be
    taught to the children.
6.  Adequate Sleep
     Early to wake, Early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise, a well said proverb which is so
     true. Every child should be encouraged to follow it.
7.  Physical Exercise
     Our body needs some sort of physical exercise to keep it fit. Regular exercising is one of the best
     things you can do to improve your immune system. 

                                        

8. Use of Ayurvedic products
    Providing Chyawanprash to the children to enhance their immune system.
    Dabur Chyawanprash the most trusted of all brands.
                                         


Common Problems Faced -:

1. Uncontrolled Population
     Increasing population is one of the biggest problem faced by India,
     because of which government is not able to implement its policies to the
     fullest. Scarcity of resources makes it really difficult for many Indians to
      lead a healthy and happy life.
2. Unemployment
     Unemployment is another major problem which is faced by developing
     nation like India. People are not able to feed their family a 2 times meal
     also because of which their children suffer from malnutrition and other
      health issues.
    
IMMUNE INDIA is not a dream made in air. It can become a reality is all of us
take a pledge to play our part with complete sincerity and diligence.


Swasth Bharat…..Safal Bharat.


This post is part of An Immune India  contest on Indiblogger


Saturday, November 16, 2013

"Traditional Knowledge, Natural Growth"...A Keen Insight

The most wonderful feeling in this world is to become a parent.
When the baby is born it feels like you have won a jackpot.  Various emotions pour in at the same time. Those small eyes staring at you, puppy like cute face, innocent giggle makes you feel out this world. But at the same time you have the most important responsibility on your shoulder which is to take utmost care of the newborn till he/she transits into a grown up kid.
If children are conceived and brought up in a healthy environment and receive proper guidelines for diet and lifestyle at an early age, the society will be more healthy and peaceful.

                        

General Childhood Problems
A healthy child who is mentally and physically developed is the need of the society.
There are many products in the market which guarantees all around development of a baby and protection from various disorders and diseases.
Cough, Asthma, Tonsillitis, Skin diseases, Fever, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Lack of Appetite, malnutrition, Weak muscles and bones, dwarfness and emotional disorders are the common ones.
But most of them fail to live to the expectations.
A child has weak immunity and its body is very delicate and vulnerable so choosing the right product for their baby is the most important responsibility of parents.

Nutrients required by baby for optimal growth
Vitamin C -: It helps in forming collagen, a protein that gives structure to bones, muscle and blood vessels. In addition it also helps in healing wounds and fighting against infection
      Calcium -: It plays an important role in bone and tooth development and blood clotting.
      Iron -: It helps in formation of healthy blood cells and also is part of Hemoglobin.
 Proteins-: It develops, maintains and repairs new tissues throughout the body, including muscles.



Essential Products for internal use required in the early growth and development of babies
Childcare in Ayurveda begins a long time before the child is actually born.
Kaumarbhratya' , one of the eight branches of Ayurveda, is dedicated to this subject. The aim of Ayurveda is not only to heal, but also to maintain health. Kaumarabhratya plays an important role in achieving this aim.

                           

Some tonics that are good for child’s health include
1. Gold Svarna bhasma with paste of brahmi  and sankhapuspi , given with ghee and honey. This is good for general immunity and intelligence and given mainly to newly born children.
2. The powder of Vaca , jatamansi , apamarg , satavari , sariva , brahmi , pippali , haridra , kustha and saindhava with honey. This is good for general infections of chest, cold, cough, and asthma.
3. Ghee with paste of Ashwagandha and milk. It’s very nutritious and strengthening.
4. Herbs in the form of fresh juice or powder mixed with honey or milk is very healthy.
5. Gripe water which guards the baby against common stomach problems like indigestion and acidity.

Apart from above tonics there are various ayurvedic ingredients that should be included in a baby product like
Anjeer -: It’s good for infant’s liver. Act as cooling and soothing agent for the stomach.
Draksha/Kishmish -: Contains essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron in assailable form.
Vach -: Prevents loss of appetite. Useful in dyspepsia & choleric diarrhea.
Ajwain -: Prevents indigestion, colic dyspepsia & diarrhea.
Amaltas -: Acts as a laxative especially for habitual constipation

Essential Products for external use required in the early growth and development of babies.
Baby Oil
Good quality baby oil is very essential to keep the baby skin soft and infection free.
The diaper area needs help because of rashes and acids in the urine and stool. Baby oil forms a protective coating on the skin, healing rashes and blocking the harsh body fluids from creating harm to the skin. It blocks common skin pathogens from starting infection.
Proper oil massage increases the immunity and vitality of a child.
Different  types of oils available are
A.      Sesame Seed Oil
B.      Organic Almond Oil
C.      Olive Oil
Skin protection & Healing Cream
Skin is the most sensitive part of a baby’s body. Infections and rashes are very common at this tender age so a good skin cream is very important. It protects the skin from ill effects of pollution, UV radiation, heat, wind and dryness.

How to choose the right product for your baby
1. Choose a product that is certified.
2. Read labels of all lotions, oils and creams. Avoid the products which have unfamiliar
         chemicals mentioned on it.
 3. Avoid genetically modified foods and chemical additives.

Leader of the Market
Though there are many renowned players in the Indian BabyCare products market like
1. Johnson & Johnson
2. Pigeon
3. Himalaya 
4. Chicco
But the one which is the leader and most trusted brand is none other than Dabur.
Dabur Lal Tail ,




Dabur Janma Ghunti  

                                 

and Dabur Gripe water 

                                   

are the top products in their respective categories.



This post is part of contest Dabur Lal Tail on Indiblogger

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Me shayari bhul gyaaa...:)

Tere aankho ke nashe me..
Kuch is tarah se jhum gyaa..
Me shaayar to thha magar…
Tujhe dekh kar shayaari bhul gyaa…

Naa jaane teri saadgi..
Kyu dil ko bhaa gyii..
Mere mann ki andheri galiyo me…
Roshni si chha gyii..

Teri aankho ki gehraaio me…
Me dub gya…me ghul gyaa…
Me shaayr to thha magar..
Tujhe dekh kar shayari bhul gya..

Meri muskuraahat ko tune..
Ek pal me wapas laa dia..
Meri zindagi ke registaan me…
Khusi ka phool khila dia..

Gulaabo ki kaliyo ko…
Samajh kar tere hoth…chum gya..
Me shayar to thha magar…
Tujhe dekh kar shayari bhul gya…:)

^^kj^^


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Galactica...a land unexplored !!!

“Gentleman I have some very important news to share with you, Scientist CK Jain was addressing the top defense officials of India.

CK Jain was the chief Astronaut at ISRO and was the head of the team which was responsible to find existence of life across different parts of universe. People used to call him Sir CK Jain.

We have been observing planet Galactica from last 1 month and have found some surprising facts about it.
First some general information first-:
It’s the largest planet of the Alpha Centurai System which is 1 light year from earth.       
 Has half of earth’s diameter and 60% of mass. The red orange surface of the Galactican surface is caused by iron oxide. Its atmosphere is quite similar to that of the earth.

Now coming to the surprising facts-:
There are 2 huge castles at the extreme ends of the planet which can be seen through high intensity telescopes.
Sudden disturbances and big ripples are observed in the pleasant water surface of the huge sea.
Rapid movement of generally stagnant trees.
Sometimes big clouds of dust can be seen as if there is a Mahabharat between 2 huge armies.
All this activities give an impression of existence of life.

So we have decided to send a team of 10 people to Galactica who will find out what exactly exists there, are those creatures like us or some invisible forces. We have to make sure that earth is in no danger because of it.
I have taken permission from President for the same. There will be 3 scientists and 7 highly specialized officers from defense department for the mission. I will call it as “Exploratica”.

Tomorrow we are having a meeting with President Mr. AK Azad as he wants to meet the team going for this mission. I hope you have sufficient time to select your best 7. See you tomorrow in the morning than”, saying so Sir CK Jain made a move.

I, Captain Ankit Jain and my team was busy practicing for our next mission when Brigadier CP Marshall walked in.
Officers, your attention please because what I am about to say is going to change your life.
Ankit, you and your team is selected for a mission no one has ever imagined.

We are sending you guys to Galactica which is the biggest planet of our nearest star.
Scientists at ISRO have indentified some unusual activities there. You guys have to explore the territory and find out the reason for that. We will be providing you with the best of ammunition and gadgets which will help you face any type of obstacle.

Tomorrow President wants to have a meeting with the complete team which includes you guys and 3 scientists from ISRO, a total of 10 people. All the very best.

President welcomed us to his office and discussed about the date of journey, what are the expectations from this mission and what will be our game plan.

A special space craft was created which could travel at the rate of 1/3 of the light’s speed.
Laser guns, Robotic suits and 2 vehicles named Storme which were equipped with highly advanced weaponries were at our disposal.

Finally the D day came when the team was going to commence for their mission Exploratica.
5..4..3..2 ….and 1 and the space craft took off.


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Video Source : Misqumockas's channel


After 3 years of journey it was time to pull up the socks as we were about to face something unseen and unusual which could be beyond our imagination.

We landed on a surface which looked quite mysterious, primal and terrifying.
Quickly we checked on the device for what existed in the 200 miles radius.
Around 100 miles in the north there were huge mountains, some even volcanic in nature.
South had huge trees, some even 100 m tall and orange in color. They looked like soldiers guarding a frontier.
To the east, some 50 miles away was the endless sea which had red water same as that of the red sea.
And to the west lay an endless plain surface.
To add to the peculiarity there stood a white tree, 20 miles away, isolated from everything and had a small hole at its bottom.

“I think we should start from that tree, probably it seems to be unique and sacred. What do you say guys”, I inquired.

Scientist took out a machine which scanned the tree for traces of life and fortunately we could see a structure about 3 feet inside it.
“Load your laser guns and get on to the Storme guys, we are moving in that tree”, I affirmed.

The surface was a bit rocky too but our Storme was build in a way that it could travel on sandy , rocky and even water surface.
As we got closer to the hole, a beam of light illuminated and the 3 feet tall structure came in front of us.

It appeared like the character Yoda from Star wars movie. Face like a dog with long ears.

“So you are from earth”, he enquired.
We were shocked to see him speaking in English.

As a captain I took the lead and answered him.
“Yes we are from earth. Our scientist have seen some unusual activities on this planet and sensed existence of life. So we have come here to check out what is happening. I am Ankit the captain of this team. Sriram, Stephen and Renu are the Astrologists.
Lieutenant Karan, Sud , Tapo and Subedar  Rafaa, Fatima and Deepti are the part of Indian army.
Who are you and how do you know that we are from earth”, I enquired.

“I am Padro , the oldest person of this galaxy.  I am alive from last 50,00,00 years.
Yes I saw you people entering the planet and my sphere of universe alerted me of the same.
Don’t worry I won’t hurt you people. Welcome to Galactica”, he said politely.
“Thanks a lot Padro. But how do you speak our language? Also this land looks so peculiar and mysterious. Can you tell us about other living beings of this planet? Does everyone look like you? And what is this sphere of universe”, I asked anxiously.

You can consider me as a messenger of God. There is a Padro in each galaxy. Each Padro can communicate with all forms of living beings of that galaxy. Also we have a sphere of universe through which we can observe everything happening on any planet throughout universe and can contact with other Padros. Normally we live on the planet where there is peace and natural beauty all around. But last 2-3 years has been tough after Nectrons invaded this planet. They have ravaged the natural beauty and have brought dangerous creatures with them. Their main motive is to abduct “Ambers”, the power of life. Zepers who are the native of Galactica are trying their hard to protect them from Nectrons.

Let me show you all this on the sphere of universe.


                                      

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There had been 2 huge battles between Nectrons army and Zepers.
Though Zepers had managed to win them both but the loss of lives and resources was huge.
The only point that has worked in Zepers way is the hostility between the 3 species of beast, Nectrons control.  They are not able to command all 3 of them to fight together against Zepers.
Once they expertise in that art, demolition of Zepers is inevitable.

“Is there a way to defeat Nectrons and its forces”, I asked anxiously.

“Yes there is but it’s damn risky and nearly impossible for any Zeper. The head of all Padros, “The
Archedros” is the one who has the power to transfer any living being to any place in this universe.
The only way to save this planet is to convince him to throw Nectrons out of here.
You can see those mountains in the north; the highest one with a volcanic head is where he lives.

“Well I think Archedros help won’t be necessary. We have the latest ammunition and gadgets and it can easily kill those bloody creatures. Please take us to the palace of Zepers, we will help them in the next and probably final battle”, I said enthusiastically with a pinch of over confidence.

Zepers palace which looked more like a colony was red in color and made up of iron, the only metal found on the planet.
It was on the top of a mountain surrounded by trees and shrubs.
Apart from Capher there were different types of Floras and Faunas found in the proximity.

Some flowers were as big as adult tortoises while other as small as a humming bee.
Scent of few was mesmerizing while some could even make a person faint because they smelled like a decaying body.

Among the animals there were mainly herbivorous species which included
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 Karons













Monkos






















The dangerous ones included
Dronosorous














Monosorous



















As we entered the palace with Padro , everyone 
stood like a statue, watching us with their eyes popped out. Their heads looked like the bottom of a cricket bat.

Padro introduced us in a language which was mix of Chinese and Sanskrit..:P
He also told that we have come to help them fight against the Nectrons.

A smile though not very pleasing to see appeared on the face of every Zeper.
They invited us to explore their palace and enjoy the hospitality.
As we were examining the place there was a sudden uproar. Chirping of birds, roaring and grunting of animals can be heard clearly and loudly. 

Something was wrong, damn wrong. One of the Zeper came running to Padro and explained him the situation.

“Guys we are been attacked and this time the army of Nectrons appears to be huge. I am afraid to say that the existence of Zepers looks in danger.

“We will face it together and wipe those bloody creatures from this planet”, I assured Padro.

Preparations of war had started.
Thousands of Caphers made their way out of a place which looked like a sanctuary.
The experienced members of the troop took front positions on the strongest of the Caphers.
Their big and pointed Spears were held high in the air ready to pierce through the body of those bloody monsters.
We were also ready with our strategy. 5 of us got into the robotic suits which were around 20 feet tall equipped with the latest technology.  I along with the scientists got into one vehicle while Deepti took the other one.






















The battlefield was all set for the war of the century. It was 5 am and the Alpha Centurai was about to rise.  We positioned ourselves at the same place where we had landed. There were large clouds of dust formed at a distance of 10 miles which meant that our enemy was now quite close.

As the cloud closed in our heartbeats started increasing.
The first sight of Nectrons army was horrifying.
Huge Megacondas , 8 legged giant spiders and frightening Scorpions with their tail raised were approaching towards us in hundreds of number.

“I can’t believe my eyes, never expected the 3 species to come together like this. Demolition of Zepers is now inevitable”, Padro said shivering with fear.

Attack and kill those bastards was what I shouted on top of my voice.
Though Zepers were unaware of my language but they very well knew what I meant.

A fierce battle took place on the sands of Galactica. Rocket’s and mini missiles blew the Giants into small pieces of flesh. Unfortunately 3 Megacondas took Tapo by surprise and knocked his robot down. A strong blow from the tail of Scorpion broke the main chip and disabled its functioning. As Tapo tried to get out one of the Pokilo pounced on him and dug its fang deep into his body.

“Tapo”, I screamed.

Suddenly an invisible force got into me and I single handedly started to butcher those bloody creatures using the laser beams and blew the hell out of them with the E-bombs.

Finally after 15 minutes of fireworks the show got over. Bodies of giants monsters and hundreds of Zepers lay still on the sands of Galactica.

“We won it”, I shouted with joy, but could find none to raise the toast with me.

Everyone was staring right in front with horror easily visible in their eyes. As I turned back to see what was coming I got a heart attack.
Thousands of bigger and deadlier creatures were approaching us, this time not alone but with their masters, Nectrons.

“We will fight till our last breadth, remember your god and be ready to slaughter those bastards”, I shouted loudly.

But somewhere down the heart I knew it was all over. Our ammunition was about to finish and only half of Zepers army was left. If someone could save us then it was only god.

Those Mammoths were now just a few meters away from us.
A large Palaeophonus with a tail as big as a bus was about to strike the final blow on me when suddenly everything disappeared in split of seconds.

No one could believe on what just happened. Thousands of monsters suddenly got disappeared in the thin air. I was awestruck and it took me some time to get back to senses. As the air got clearer I could see a Storme few kilometers away.  It stopped in front of us and Deepti stepped out with a person who looked quite similar to Padro.

“Archedros”, Padro shouted in delight.

Deepti told us how she had an institution that something unfortunate was going to happen today and hence felt an urgent need to find Archedros and tell him everything.
It was hell difficult for her to get to him but once she reached the place where he lived it was like eternal divine. To her surprise he agreed to save the planet at once, the reason was pretty simple.
If people from some extraterritorial planet are fighting hard to save Galactica, who am I not to help them.

It was time to celebrate as Zepers got their planet back.
They thanked us for everything and invited us to join the celebration.
But we couldn’t accept the gesture because though we won the battle but on the other
hand we also lost one of our colleague, our friend, Tapo.

Padro insisted to take one of the Ambers as a gift from the people of Galactica.
This time we couldn't say no as it was for the welfare of mankind.

Finally we bid adieu and took off for earth.


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