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The first TAMA Networking/Business Seminar for 2015 started off on a successful note with more than 100 people in attendance. The two-hour session held at Sri Krishna Vilas on 1st March was the most attended and enthusiastic seminar in the recent TAMA events.

The topic ‘Tax Savings and NRI Taxation’ presented by Prabhakar Boyapally from Reddy CPA is a very relevant and timely topic as he talked about the general tax system in detail and touched upon various facets of the system like Basic Income tax structure, tax saving opportunities (401K, HSA, FSA, 529 plans, etc.), valid and invalid adjustments and deduction, child care credits, higher education credits and many more. Prabhakar also talked about the concepts of the corporations (LLC, S-CORP) and the also the retirement contribution options within them. By the way, Prabhakar has been helping TAMA in filing taxes and auditing the accounts.

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Following this with the NRI taxation system, Prabhakar talked about the taxation of income from India, what needs to happen and the concept of Double Taxation Avoidance agreement (DTAA) and briefly touched upon repatriation opportunities.


The presentation went off for almost two hours without a break which had the audience in rapt attention and waiting for more.

After a break for tea and snacks, Prabhakar took some time to answer questions from the audience. This has been a very educating and entertaining session and based on the input and enthusiasm of the audience, we are planning one more session mainly focused on NRI Taxation very soon.

The evening ended with the entire EC and Board present thanking Prabhakar for volunteering to make this presentation and the Chairman of the Board Rajesh Jampala talking about the plans for long term projects and future seminars like this for the benefit of the community.


Prabhakar also requested the community to give input for the seminar and also for additional topics that can be presented. President Vinay Maddineni thanked the audience for their participation and also invited all for the upcoming Ugadi celebrations on Mar 21st.


TAMA would like to thank Viju Chiluveru and Nagesh Doddaka for facilitating this event, coordinating with TAMA EC and Board and making it a success. We would also like to thank Sri Krishna Vilas for accommodating a last minute venue change. And also appreciate Kiran Mudigonda and team from Vakiti creations for covering the event and for the media coverage.


TAMA has been organizing Business Networking Seminars since 2011. The focus of past events was on Business Franchises, Cloud Computing, Student Loans, Will and Estate Planning, How to prepare for Worst Economic Times. Several professional from Indian community moderate these sessions.


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GATA (Greater Atlanta Telugu Association) celebrated Sankranti Sambaralu on the day of Saturday,  7th FEB at Norcross High School in a grand style. GATA Team is tanking all of the participants, guests and volunteers for their unconditional involvement.
GATA thanked all their sponsors who stood behind and steered the event to a successful end. Special thanks to Mr. Narasimha Rao Tambarneni of H2K Infosys and King Koduru of Gellega Software and Peppers Indian Cusion for their contribution towards this event.
Special thanks to Mr. Srinivas Durgam of DJ Durgam’s for his hard work in arranging scintillating lighting and excellent lighting for the event. Special mention on the lighting pattern arranged through out the theater. We are always thankful to Sridhar Vakiti and Venkat Kuttuva for their prompt presence to cover the event with their cameras.
GATA Team is thankful to Katyani (Kathy) for bringing extravagant look to the stage. Also thanks to Mr. Gangaraju family for inviting Consular General of Indian consulate to felicitate Ms. Pranathy Gangaraju Miss India UAS 2014.
GATA Sankranti Competition Results
Muggula Poti Winners
1) Chaitra Seemakurti
2) Vasavi Kongara
3) Rajeswari Kompella
Essay Competition Winners
1) Advaith Nidumukkala
2) Sathvik Vansavolu
3) Sumana
Drawing Competition Winners
1) Sruthi Vangavolu
2) Raaga Sanhita
3) Sujay Reddy
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Greater Atlanta Telugu Association is inviting all the Telugu People for the upcoming Grand Sankranthi Celebrations on Feb 7th Saturday 2015 from 4:00 PM onwards in Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia.

There are going to be very exicting events including Muggula Poti for women, Kids drawing competition for ages under 12, Kids Essay writing, Bhogi Pallu etc.

Swarananda Lahari, a Musical Evening in the direction of Sri G. Anand Film Singer & Music Director, Founder of Swaramadhuri Foundation (performed over 7000 record breaking shows around the world) and Super Singers from New Jersey and Toronto.

Sound & Lighting by D J DURGAM

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Paramount – TAMA Sankranti Sambaralu on Saturday jan 17th 2015.


The TAMA Executive Committee offering a convenient way to purchase dinner tickets for the Paramount – TAMA Sankranti Sambaralu Online Price is $7 for Adults & $5 for Kids upto 12 Yrs. Dinner price at the venue is $9 for Adults/Kids. Purchasing in advance will also help us for better estimate. We will be offering a special line for Online Purchases.

Click Here to Buy Dinner Tickets

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Greater Atlanta Telugu Association Diwali celebrations on Nov 15th from 4 PM at Berkmar High School 405 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lilburn, GA 30047.

GATA welcomes you to celebrate Diwali with family and friends with programs from local talent and celebrities, Fancy dress competition for kids under 10 years, Surprise for best traditional family, Fun filled fire crackers @9 PM.

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TAMA in collaboration with ATA proudly brings Volleyball Tournament to the residents of Atlanta on Saturday, October 18th  2014.

  • Venue: Southern Volleyball Center
    11415 Old Roswell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009
  • Date: October 18th (6pm to 11pm) . Semifinals and Finals will be played on October 19th from 8am to 12 pm or October 25th ( 6pm to 11pm) depending on the number of teams registering for the tournament and venue availability
  • Registration Fees: 130$/team ( 8 members Max).
  • Trophies will be awarded to Winners, Runners and Semi-Finalists.
  • Refreshments will be provided.
  • Registration Deadline: October 16th.

For more details please contact [email protected]

Telugu Community News - ATA- TAMA Volleyball Tournament

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ATA in collaboration with Telugu Association of Metro Atlanta (TAMA) proudly conducts Doubles Tennis Tournament to the residents of Atlanta on Saturday, October 4th and 11th  2014.

  • $15 per person. Each Person has to register separately
  • If you do not provide partner name, Organizing committee will assign a partner
  • Tournament Timings – 2PM
  • Trophies will be awarded to winners, runners and semi-finalists

For more details please contact [email protected]

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The 2014 Thirkan annual dance recital show in Atlanta, GA held its audience in captive silence as a spectacular drama of colors painted the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 6th 2014.

Of the multitude of folk dances and academy presented themes one program – SHIVOHAM – presented by Indian Classical Dance Academy raised the bar for dance-based stage entertainment.

Shivoham – the absolute essence of Lord Shiva – was portrayed in dance and drama style to an audience that was zapped beyond their expectations. Teams of brilliant coordinated dancing children, teens, youth and males showed through their varied and unique dance forms, devotion and expression how one can reach Lord Shiva, the one with no facade.

The Opening Act awakened the viewers to Adi Shankara’s Atma Shatakam whence a group of pretty dancers paid tribute to Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha in delightfully synchronized moves.

The Second Act transported the audience immediately to a group of male Aghora dancers paying their devotion in vehemence and swaying to Lord Shiva’s cadence and rhythm. The “Aghora team” were covered from head to foot in ashen body paint with symbols representing Shiva on their chests. Exacting detail was portrayed in their makeup topped only by their ability to carry out a very convincing performance including their human pyramid and continued dance while in formation.

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The Third Act showed Lord Shiva descending from the heavens down to the earth thereby making a grand entrance from a split 8′ Shiva Lingam pleased with the prayers of his loyalists. He is escorted by his consort, Parvathi, who dances melodiously to appease his vigor into a balanced harmonious dance.

The Final Act concludes as a celebration with all the dancers gathered around Lord Shiva and Parvathi singing their praise jointly.

Presented on demand for the 4th time this year since conception and release, Shivoham, was lauded for its music, dance, concept, background visuals and vigor. It was presented as a professional wholesome theatrical performance and was received with thunderous applause and standing ovation during various parts of its run time.

Hema Shilpa Uppala, Founder / Director of Indian Classical Dance Academy (ICDA), and Creative Head behind Shivoham has put together a fantastic performance this year with a terrific team composed primarily of non-dancers and some seasoned Indian Classical and Bollywood dancers. It is clear to see from the quality of the program the countless hours that have gone into its making, the dedication of the littlest of children to adults participating with high energy, accompanied by the spot-on production value. ICDA conducts Kuchipudi classes as well as puts together high-quality dance-based entertainment shows in and around the Metro Atlanta area.

Thirkan 2014 is the annual fundraiser event that is promoted and held by the Atlanta chapter of SEWA International.

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North American Telugu Association (NATA) celebrated the success of its mega convention with a lavish “Volunteer Appreciation Dinner” at Atlanta’s famed Taste of India banquet hall. Over the last 2 years, scores of volunteers invested their time and energy to mobilize forces and contributed enormously to the success of one of the biggest conventions in this history of Telugu associations in USA. This evening was the moment for celebrating the results that came out of that sincere work over those long months.NATA-2nd-Convention-Volunteer-Appreciation-Dinner-in-Atlanta

NATA President Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy, Convener Bala Indurti, Coordinator Srini Vangimalla, Co-convener Dr. T.Satyanarayana Reddy, core committee members Gautham Goli, Ramesh Chapparala, Vijaya Appareddy, RVP Ravi Kandimalla, Joint Secretary Dr. Sridhar Korsapati, BOD Bharath Madadi, Corporate Grand Sponsor Paramount Software CEO Pramod Sajja, local leaders like Narendar Reddy and many other VIPs were presentand guided the proceedings and expressed their sincere gratitude to the 45 convention committees and hundreds of volunteers and vendor partners.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sanjeeva Reddy praised all the volunteers and voiced his thanks for all the team work. Planning and executing an event of this stature and size is no ordinary task and by surpassing the high expectations of all our guests and creating one of the most exciting and fun charged Telugu conventions of all times, the convention committees truly showcased their grit and abundant talent to the whole world. Convener Bala Indurti and emcee Venkat Chennubhotla kept the evening alive with their spontaneous wit and humor and ensured that all volunteers were recognized in the fullest spirit for the value that they contributed.

NATAAdvisory Council Dr.Prem Reddy & Dr.Malla Reddy sent messages expressing their gratitude and appreciation for all committees’ volunteers and Atlanta Telugu community for making NATA second convention a huge success. The leaders lauded the valuable contributions of the Chairs, Co-chairs and the members of 45 Convention Committees in making the convention a grand success with record attendance and outstanding array of programs and great food. Sincere appreciation was extended to ByteGraph Prashant for excellent audio visuals and production of the convention. Special thanks to GoldLine for providing mementos and plaques. Thanks were extended to water sponsor (movers.com), HariTravels and PHOENIX Satish.

NATA thanked the Co-hosts GATA and TAMA for their support and Media partners for their coverage of the Convention and related preceding events, and for providing publicity for the convention: TV5, TV9, Mana TV, YUPP TV, 6TV, 10TV, TV Asia, ZEE Telugu, Great Andhra, Eenadu, Sakshi, Andhra Jyothy, NRI Pulse, India Tribune, Khabar, and WowNow.com. Thanks were also extended to the food vendor Mayuri Restaurant.

As the merry crowd of over 400 volunteers and their families sipped in the delight of the evening with a delicious dinner from Taste of India and a friendly supportive team atmosphere, it was as if time stood still as if unwilling to break the charm spread by the magical night. NATA 2014 convention stood out for teamwork, planning, leadership and many other factors. But in retrospect, it will remain as a cherished memory for the millions of magical moments that it produced.