Dear Reader,

Welcome (back) and thank you for coming!

I AM VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE BOOK, The Pollen Waits On Tiptoe, IS NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE! Read more about the book at this link.

Here’s how you can buy the book.

1. At Blossom Book House on Church Street, Bangalore. (A limited number of copies are available there at a discounted price.)

2. On Amazon India:

3. By writing directly to MUP at or calling them at +(91) 82029-22954.

4. As an eBook on the VIVIDLIPI app:

NOTE: Buying 10 or more books directly from MUP ( will entitle you to an overall discount of 30%.

I hope you will consider buying the book and/or sharing the news about it with your family, friends, acquaintances, local libraries, etc.

Thank you.



P.S: If you do buy the book, please consider giving it a rating on Goodreads and/or Amazon. An honest review will be greatly appreciated.

Author: MKA

I'm Madhav, from Bangalore. I write my own poetry in English (you can read it at and translate Da Ra Bendre's poetry from Kannada into English. I am the author of "The Pollen Waits On Tiptoe", a book of my English translations of selected poems by Bendre. The book is available on Amazon India and VIVIDLIPI. Besides Bendre, I also translate sundry other Kannada writings into English. My favourite poets include Yeats, Tagore, Bendre, Dylan Thomas, Emily Dickinson, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. If you'd like to get in touch, do write to me at I'd be very happy to hear from you!

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