Nostalgic about the 90’s
Those who moved to Bangalore a decade or so back feel a generation older than the newcomers. They even talk like that. “You know, those days Bangalore was not so crowded. No traffic at all, I could get to MG road in 10 minutes…. All these IT companies have contributed to the worsening situation…”
The city was quite nice during the last century! When I first landed in Bangalore, we stayed a week in Koramangala. It was a dark and lonely place. Really! Just one restaurant at the nearby BDA complex.
It felt so cool in summer, we wore sweaters in July. And the roads, they were so clean, I used to admire the BMP pourakarmikas doing a thorough job, early in the morning.
Some things are the same, the beautiful trees still cover the roads with flowers every spring. There are still lots of beautiful parks. Vendors on carts selling hot bhuttas or fresh vegetables…just that we don’t have the time to notice those anymore.