Minister of World Affairs
She was Ambition’s child
Bold and beautiful
Born of worldly desires
And a lust for life
In its many dimensions
Glorious and inglorious, both
All a matter of perception
Of those she cared little about
In her journey from obscurity
From a hamlet, quaint and alluring to many
Along her chosen track
Marred by rough weather and time
To the Summit of stupendous success
In worldly affairs
That she did deftly handle
And with distinction
To the chagrin
Of those she left behind
To sigh and lament
The changing times,
Seeking comfort and assurance
In that they belonged to another world
The kind she had never seen,
In which she, Ambition’s child and her likes
Those who had distinguished themselves in worldly affairs
Did not matter, they simply did not exist.
Kadambari Kaul is a poet and author of three books on Indian philosophy, namely Brihadaaranyaka, the Great Upanishad - Understanding Brahman and the Ultimate Reality, Verses from the Dhammapada and Gautama Buddha - A Noble Life.
Her aforementioned books have received positive reviews in the National Press and have been well distributed in libraries in India and abroad.
However, writing poetry is an integral part of Kadambari's spiritual journey. Her poems have been featured in various Anthologies notably in Where Flowers Bloom': Poems and Essays of Hope, Strength and Resilience published by Red Penguin Books, New York and in Cognitive Slides published by International Society for Intercultural Studies and Research. Kadambari recommends Conc ' rn: Care of Needy Children Rightfully Nurtured.