Madhulika Sikka en Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk I am 51 years old and have had a yearly mammogram, more or less, since the age of 40.<p>I got them despite the fact that there is no history of breast cancer in my family. I did it because that was what my doctor and others, including the American Cancer Society, recommended.<p>Three years ago, I was diagnosed with invasive <a href="">ductal carcinoma in situ</a> breast cancer after a screening mammogram. I underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:46:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 54722 at Adventures Ripped From The Headlines: Questions For Alex Berenson This week sees the publication of<em> The Counterfeit Agent</em>, the 8th book in author Alex Berenson's thriller series featuring former military man and CIA recruit John Wells. Wells can kill with his bare hands, he likes to exorcise his demons in the dead of night, at breakneck speed on the back of a motorcycle — and by the way, he's converted to Islam (a plot point TV viewers are seeing on <em>Homeland</em> years after Berenson featured it). Even after leaving the CIA, Wells never really leaves his job. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:44:14 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 54674 at Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi own four wildly popular <a href="">London restaurants</a> and have authored runaway best-selling cookbooks for <a href="">omnivores</a> and <a href="">vegetarians</a> alike.<p>The two hail from the West and East sides of Jerusalem, respectively, and first crossed paths in London in the 1990s. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:16:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 47602 at Everything Old Is New Again: The Toilet-Sink Edition <p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:05:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 39439 at 4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo When I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, it was clear that I would be thinking about a lot of things — myriad doctor visits, multiple tests, surgeries and chemotherapy.<p>Here are some things I knew about chemotherapy going in: it is unpleasant; it poisons your body; it makes you nauseated.<p>But there was also something I wasn't quite as aware of: it<em> </em>plays havoc with your taste buds and even impacts your reaction to food smells and food textures. In short, eating can become an unpleasant chore. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:23:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 27240 at Going To The Games: A Spectator's View Of The London Olympics <em>To find out what the London Olympics are like for the average fan, we asked Morning Edition executive producer <a href="">Madhulika Sikka</a> — a Brit who's vacationing in London — to describe it for us. Sikka received tickets through the lottery.</em><p>Congratulations, you've secured tickets for an Olympic event, and London 2012 awaits you. So, what's it like to navigate a city that has been bracing itself for the throng of Olympic visitors?<p>I'm going to let you in on a little secret: London has been a great place to visit during the Olympics. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 17082 at Fed Up (As Usual) With NBC? Check Out The View From London On The BBC <em>'Morning Edition' executive producer Madhulika Sikka is back in her native Britain on vacation. And <em>in contrast to what she's hearing from her American friends, </em>the viewing choices there for the Olympics are staggering, she says.</em><p>The 2012 Summer Olympics are in full swing. And there is one gold medal America wins without fail, every four years. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:17:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 16882 at A Book About Bookshelves To Put On Your Very Own Bookshelf You may have read about the demise of the book. You know, the thing that has been around for more than a millennium — dead trees, covered in ink. A repository for the exchange of ideas, and stories — a place of sanctuary, solace and sometimes entertainment. Doomed.<p>I'm here to tell you: Not so fast. We don't know where the e-book revolution will take us, but we do know it is going to take awhile to completely eliminate books. We still love books. We love the way they look and feel and what the physical object tells us about our history and society. I love perusing a person's bookshelf. Tue, 01 May 2012 14:13:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 9896 at