My memory of Bengaluru( I have been visiting Bengaluru since 1970s) and lived in Bangalore for many years since 1983. Bangalore was a beautiful place with wide and clean roads. Places like Jayanagar, JP nagar were very clean and orderly. Jayanagar even had a large rose garden full of roses. MG Road was beautiful and the clean. But there were dirty places too. KR Market near Bowring Hospital was especially dirty. Areas near Viveknagar church were downright filthy. Viveknagar church is even filthier now. Bangalore in my opinion was at its best in 1987 During the SAARC summit.
But this has gone downhill since late 90’s. MG road looks more like Majestic. And Majestic even more crowded. But that is to be expected as the City has grown. But some of the grouse you hear from longtime Bengalureans are valid. The advent of IT industry resulted in huge rent hikes and people with ordinary jobs were unable to rent houses. That and the fact that pollution, vehicles etc. have increased just gave them more reasons to grumble about.
May be they should move with the times and stop grumbling how beautiful Bangalore was.