Human civilization

Trade, rather than violence, is the superior organizing principle for human society. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint
The cat on the wall idiom can be a fence-sitter, who does not take sides. Other people have to wait to know which way the cat would jump. Cats on the wall can be priceless commodities at the time of tightly fought elections. Photo: iStock <br />

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Everything but the truth

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<br /> Photograph: Abhijit Bhatlekar / Mint <br />

The road to trade and growth

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