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Publish Date: 05-21-2015 13:46:00
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Today Author of Saris and Soap Operas, Saroj Gopal Kulkarni and daughter Sunita Pandit talk about their nuclear family and the trans continental growing up of Sunita, Nitin, Rajiv and even grandson Siddharth and the talented and successful adults they have become. Listen in to find out why they are all "Made in India and the USA."

 

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Publish Date: 02-11-2015 14:38:25
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Sounds like something out of the 16th Century but this is a 1980 marriage of two Indian Americans. 34 years later it could be said that some times the in laws no more in advance if a marriage can work than the couple themselves.| Sunita Pandit, Saroj Gopal Kulkarn's daughter and Dr. Santosh Pandit are a happy outcome of an arranged marriage in a time when most Westerners find it archaic.| This episode is a prelude of more to come in the late February, 2015 of Saroj Gopal Kulkarni's memoirs of her early life in India and Odyssey to the United States as a young bride. Watch for release of Saris and Soap Operas.

 

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Publish Date: 08-02-2013 21:09:25
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When Saroj Gopal Kulkarni first came to the United States she could read English but not speak or understand it. Today she talks about learning to speak English from TV shows especially soap operas like General Hospital and Dallas.

 

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Publish Date: 07-26-2013 18:42:35
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Most Indian girls learn to cook from their mothers but Saroj mother died when she was very young. So just the process of learning to cook was very innovative on Saroj part. Hear her lively tales of surmounting the obstacles of not having a mother and having a nanny who was not Brahman when their usual cook was away.

 

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Publish Date: 07-05-2013 20:05:40
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Today as we approach the final edit of Saroj's first book, Saris and Soap Operas, we discuss why an 82 year old grandmother would want to write a book......Interesting stuff to find out how many of Saroj relatives and friends have weighed in on this.

 

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Publish Date: 11-09-2012 20:51:07
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St Stephen's Day is as close to 4th of July in the US there in Hungary as any holiday can be. From the blessing of new bread to the parade of St. Stephen's hand and the fireworks and dancing on the Danube. Saroj and Gopal and the other geography professors and their wives had ten days of romance visiting castles, eating bread and staying away from what Saroj called inedible coffee. But ah, the bread, and the music and the dancing.

 

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Publish Date: 10-11-2012 20:35:58
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Saroj talks about taking care of a severely disable grandson with cerebral palsey and severe mental retardation and how she came to understand his needs, his likes, his dislikes and developed her own system of communication with him.

 

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Publish Date: 01-19-2012 21:32:53
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Hear Grandma Saroj tell about her childhood in India from 1931 to 1941. .......................................................... Childhood games, school stories, and her favorite worker helpers at the family home in Nej where the Kulkarni family spent summers.

 

Publish Date: 09-12-2011 16:49:00
 

 

Publish Date: 09-12-2011 16:36:00
 

Don't Miss out on the opportunity to update your business profile image!!!
4 days only October 11th-14th at MBK Photography 3940 Monroeville Blvd. 412-229-8749

 

Publish Date: 05-19-2011 02:57:00
 
Just found out that I was selected as 3rd place in a photo competition at Graphi Studios in Italy! The image is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, ILL. And then at the gallery in Italy It will gain global recognition!

http://www.graphistudio.com/gallery/?c&a&p&l=EN

 

Publish Date: 04-21-2011 12:38:00
 
MBK On NATIONAL TELEVISION!

Check out my interview with ABC's "WORLD NEWS" So excited to have this amazing interview talking about the Royal Wedding thirty years ago and how it inspired my wedding photography
Here's the link:
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/royal-wedding-memories-america-remembers-diana-charles-prince-william-kate-middleton-13422889?tab=9482930§ion=1206853&playlist=1363340&page=1

 

Publish Date: 04-21-2011 12:26:00
 
MBK On NATIONAL TELEVISION!

Check out my interview with ABC's "WORLD NEWS" So excited to have this amazing interview talking about the Royal Wedding thirty years ago and how it inspired my wedding photography
Here's the link: http://www.linkedin.com/share?viewLink=&sid=s353641435&url=http%3A%2F%2Flnkd.in%2FTPCzPx&urlhash=xg2z&uid=5466818242427224064&trk=NUS_UNIU_SHARE-lnk

 

Publish Date: 04-06-2011 22:47:00
 
Samples of portrait sessions by MBK Photography!
Enjoy!

MBK Photography

 

Publish Date: 04-06-2011 19:57:00
 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SPECIAL FOR SPRING AND EASTER!The Enchanted GardenMarch 14th through April 21st. Beautiful portraits created for you of your family, children pets, etc. Our studio is designed to look like a garden complete with our pet bunnies... Coco and Roxie! Your children will love playing in our garden while we capture their ...natural expressions as they hold the bunnies or catch a butterfly! Imagine timless wall portraits hanging in your familyroom, living room, above the mantel etc...of the ones you love most. great for Communion portraits and Easter gifts too! call 412-229-8749 to book a session today!

Call before Aprit 15th and get a 50.00 gift card!


PLUS........click the "LIKE" button below on MBK Photography and receive a FREE mounted fine art 8x10 a 45.00 value! tell us when you book you session that you liked us!


 

Publish Date: 04-06-2011 19:33:00
 

Hello to all of you soon-to-be-brides out there...... here is a wedding special especially for you!!!

Call us today and schedule a free Bridal consultation and you'll receive a FREE mini engagement session with one low resolution file to use for your engagement announcement and one 8x10!

Just give us a call at 412-229-8749 and we'll schedule you in!

This is a great way to get to know my work and to view the packages and products that we offer!


Like MBK photography and receive a $50.00 gift card!

 

Publish Date: 02-23-2011 04:36:00
 

MBK Photography Business Headshot Special!
On March 3rd 3-7pm.
ONE DAY ONLY at the Monroeville Chamber B2B Expo! Double Tree Hotel, Monroeville.
Hope to see you there!!!

 

Publish Date: 01-25-2011 03:21:00
 
Wow! I am so honored to have won a first place trophy and Judges choice award for my pictorial book of Taiwan and also first place trophy and another Judges choice award for my folio of Jordan at the Triangle Photographer's Association's winter banquet! I was pretty excited! Also a blue ribbon and 2nd place award for my fine art folio!! Taking home a total of 2 Judges Choice Awards, 2 First place plaques, 1 second place plaque and 3 Blue first place ribbons, 2 Red 2nd place ribbons and 2 white third place ribbons. It was a great honor and I am ecstatic!

 

Publish Date: 01-11-2011 01:44:00
 
In October I had the opportunity to go on an assignment photographing for the Board of Tourism in Taiwan. My images along with 4 other photographers will be on exhibit in LA, CA
from January 21st,2011 until February 3rd at the Dining Terrace of the Westfield Mall Century City. Attached is a link to the site. You may even enter to win free airfare to Taiwan! http://www.ktla.com/lifestyle/travel/taiwan/

 

Publish Date: 01-07-2011 06:13:00
 

It's the New Year so as a business professional don't you think it's time for a new professional headshot. Remember your image is everything! This special will run for 4 days only so don't delay and book today! This is a 200.00 savings!!!!

MBK Photography Studio, 3940 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146

 

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Publish Date: 12-15-2010 18:51:46
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Ten days in Germany will lend itself to a traveller discovering things that others might miss an perhaps are not on the travel brochure such as a Cadillac stuck in the Berlin Wall.

 

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Publish Date: 11-16-2010 17:57:19
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Sao Palo, Rio de Janiero, Manaus and Brazilia. From the Amazon River to a Snake Farm and cooking with another Indian woman, Saroj figured out a way in ther three week stay to make wild wonderful Brazil her own.

 

Publish Date: 11-16-2010 13:34:00
 

I am back from Taiwan! and have some beautiful images to show you! Attached are some of the beautiful people and places I had the opportunity to visit!
Enjoy them!!!

Don't forget that your holiday portraits make wonderful Holiday gifts and cards!! Book your session now before it's too late! Call our studio for session times and prices! 412-229-8749 www.mbkphotos.com Deadline for holiday cards is December 5th!!!

Be our friend on facebook by visiting mbk photography on facebook!




Please note that all images posted from MBK Photography are copy-written and may not be printed, copied, downloaded without purchase of or permission from MBK Photography. Doing so is considered a Federal Offense and punishable by law. Please call our studio if you would wish to purchase a print at 412-229-8749. Thank you!


 

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Publish Date: 11-11-2010 16:22:27
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10 days in Egypt this time with a tour with son Rajiv and the excitement is amazing from pyramids and sphynx and the famed carepet factories to Cairo and the three temples. And as Saroj says, sand everywhere including in her shoes.

 

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Publish Date: 10-31-2010 18:12:14
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The land according to Saroj of crystal, smorgasbord, moose, crystal and fjords. Saroj has her unique description of this European monarchy.

 

Publish Date: 10-14-2010 22:22:00
 
Bring the children, pets and family in this year for holiday portraits that you will treasure forever. This background with our REAL LIVE Father Christmas is absolutely beautiful. Your portrait could be created as an heirloom canvas portrait that will be passed on for many generations to come. Your family is your best investment so this holiday why not invest in them and schedule your session soon as we book this promotion quickly! Can you think of a better or more meaningful gift to give your relatives this Holiday? I can't. Packages start at $125.00.

We also create holiday greeting cards, books, folios, bookmarks, blankets, metal prints, calendars etc... Great gifts! Call our studio at: 412-229-8749 Deadline for Christmas cards is December 8th!!!! So make your appointment today!

Also if you don't want Father Christmas in your portrait...portraits are available with this background without him!

 

Publish Date: 10-14-2010 21:58:00
 
Recently, Mary Beth Kratsas owner of MBK Photography, was selected as one of five photographers to photograph for the Board of Tourism in Taiwan. The seven day trip will start in Taipei and continue down and around the Island of Taiwan. Image are being captured to portray the beautiful places and faces of Taiwan for their Board of Tourism.

Says MB, "I am so excited and thrilled to be a part of this amazing journey of creating images that will be showcased at an exhibit in LA California on January 22nd. and will remain in the exhibit for 2 weeks. Look for some of the images to be posted upon my return.

Early this year I had photographed for The Board of Tourism for Jordan. That trip was truly amazing I would recommend traveling to Jordan to anyone as it was entertaining, educational, relaxing and down right fun!!! I loved the people of Jordan and the beautiful country! I was truly blessed to be a part of such an amazing journey! The images from my trip to Jordan are to be on display at the Jordan Embassy in Washington DC coming this February, dates to be announced.
I love photography and the ability to create images that preserve our history. We truly are the history makers!

Talk to you when I return November 2nd. Look for our Holiday special "Father Christmas". This promotion starts the day I return.

Here are the images linked to my facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=94745&id=1408068040&l=cfe9bac93a

 

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Publish Date: 10-12-2010 17:06:31
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From Sheep Shearing to Rain Forest, Saroj found the shearing of the sheep the most interesting. Also visited the busiest dairy farm, When she and her husband lost their luggage at the airport they were befriended by an English speaking New Zealand Family with 9 children.

 

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Publish Date: 09-02-2010 18:33:53
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Hear about sites in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. Also Saroj recounts visits to kangaroo fields and Sydney Opera House and glass bottomed boats to visit the coral reefs surrounding Australia.

 

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Publish Date: 08-27-2010 16:36:07
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Saroj Gopal Kulkarni talks about her ten daly trip to Australia, to Sydney and Melbourne and Canberra................................................Being a geography professor's wife, serendipity and Saroj's gregarious personality combined for some interesting travel experiences including special permission from a mayor to take pictures where they were not permitted.

 

Publish Date: 08-16-2010 14:31:00
 

 

Publish Date: 08-16-2010 14:27:00
 

 

Publish Date: 07-11-2010 20:40:00
 

Wow! Very excited to announce that some of the images I captured while in the beautiful Kingdom of Jordan photographing for their board of tourism are now on Greatoutdoors.com. I will be holding a larger exhibit at the Jordan Embassy in Washington DC. this September. I will keep everyone posted. For now read the wonderful article written by Peter Potterfield an accomplished writer for Great Outdoors and National Geographic.


www.greatoutdoors.com

 

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Publish Date: 06-02-2010 14:51:21
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Today Saroj and TechnoGranny will talk about the organization and closeness of Indian familes and the customs surrounding them......Saroj weaves a wonderful story of her arranged marriage to Gopal Kulknarni who she was married to for 49 years until his death. Hear; the story of her first trip to her husband's family home which had a doorway where she had to stoop to avoid hitting her head. She succeeded on the way in but not on the way out.

 

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Publish Date: 06-02-2010 13:03:16
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Saroj talks about her early years and her mother's untimely death at 39 and being raised by a widowed father who never remarried. She tells how her father managed to raise eight children even though he was locked in the depths of sorrow over the death of Saroj older sister and also her mother Tara.