Madhulika Sikka http://wdiy.org en Lose Yourself In The Wild Forests Of 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' http://wdiy.org/post/lose-yourself-wild-forests-those-who-wish-me-dead Jace Wilson is a 13-year-old boy who plans to do what many boneheaded 13-year-olds do: something dumb on a dare, to once and for all dispense with the idea that he might be a coward. But while psyching himself up to go through with the dare, he witnesses a murder — and before we know it, we're off. Michael Koryta's new novel, <em>Those Who Wish Me Dead</em>, sucks you in from the first page and doesn't let you go.<p>It's clear that Jace must disappear until the murderers are found. So, how do you make a teenager disappear for a while? Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 44074 at http://wdiy.org Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk http://wdiy.org/post/mammogram-uncertainty-gives-patients-doctors-more-reason-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="http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/healthprofessional/page4">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 35632 at http://wdiy.org Mammogram Uncertainty Gives Patients, Doctors More Reason To Talk Adventures Ripped From The Headlines: Questions For Alex Berenson http://wdiy.org/post/adventures-ripped-headlines-questions-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. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 34990 at http://wdiy.org Adventures Ripped From The Headlines: Questions For Alex Berenson Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi http://wdiy.org/post/chef-chat-we-pick-brains-ottolenghi-and-tamimi Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi own four wildly popular <a href="http://www.ottolenghi.co.uk/locations/">London restaurants</a> and have authored runaway best-selling cookbooks for <a href="http://crownpublishing.com/author/99666/yotam-ottolenghi/">omnivores</a> and <a href="http://www.chroniclebooks.com/titles/plenty.html">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 30256 at http://wdiy.org Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi Everything Old Is New Again: The Toilet-Sink Edition http://wdiy.org/post/everything-old-new-again-toilet-sink-edition <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB31Es7Z-iU</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:05:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 23405 at http://wdiy.org Everything Old Is New Again: The Toilet-Sink Edition 4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo http://wdiy.org/post/4-tips-help-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 13578 at http://wdiy.org 4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo Like 007 Himself, James Bond Movie Posters Live To See Another Day http://wdiy.org/post/007-himself-james-bond-movie-posters-live-see-another-day There is something deliciously enticing about the advance poster for the 1962 movie <em>Dr. No</em>. It featured a bright yellow Technicolor background, lipstick, a gun and the numeral 007 — all teasing the audience about what was to come. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 08:48:00 +0000 Madhulika Sikka 8009 at http://wdiy.org Like 007 Himself, James Bond Movie Posters Live To See Another Day Going To The Games: A Spectator's View Of The London Olympics http://wdiy.org/post/going-games-spectators-view-london-olympics <em>To find out what the London Olympics are like for the average fan, we asked Morning Edition executive producer <a href="https://twitter.com/madhulikasikka">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 4413 at http://wdiy.org Going To The Games: A Spectator's View Of The London Olympics