By Manuel Martinez Alvarenga Mahatma Gandhi Statue at Hermann Park. Courtesy of Author. If you find yourself in the heart of Houston, chances are you have driven by Hermann Park, a green and interactive park with a large recreation area for picnics, casual strolls, and sightseeing nestled within an arm’s reach of the Texas Medical […]
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From Gujarat to Houston
By Houston History Magazine on October 28, 2015 in Arts & Culture, Communities, Houstonians, Race & Ethnicity, Religion
Walking into the George R. Brown Convention Center for the Navratri festival, I am whisked away by the South Asian culture – the vibrant colors, the smell of Indian food, the garba music, and conversations in my native tongue.
Pass The Naan
By Houston History Magazine on October 28, 2015 in Arts & Culture, Communities, Food, Houstonians, Race & Ethnicity, Restaurant
My wife, D’Arcy, had her birthday dinner at Bombay Sweets Restaurant in the Little India District of Houston in 2010. While driving down Hillcroft Avenue, we noticed new toppers adorning the neighborhood street signs proclaiming, “Mahatma Gandhi District,” complete with a small engraving of the revered Indian leader. “Wait—when did that get there? Is this […]