It has been well established, since the beginning of human conflict, that success has a thousand fathers and defeat is an orphan.
The ancients knew their metaphors. They classified the state of a human mind into four categories, or “humours”, based on bodily fluids: blood, phlegm, melancholy and choler [or bile].
There is a term in government parlance called non-paper, basically designed to cover grey space, to suggest a position without offering any commitment.
In May 1947, Mahatma Gandhi suffered a grievous personal loss. Chakrayya, a young Dalit disciple who had served at Sevagram Ashram since its inception in 1935, died of brain tumour.