Connect with the EditorIndia has always known how to party; that was never a problem. We are wonderful at opening and closing an event. The Commonwealth Games have proved that we now know what to do in-between as well. There is a clear and coherent message in the last fortnight: a new India is crashing through the glass ceilings imposed by a thin crust, an elite which has gobbled the cream for centuries without showing any hint of indigestion. The winners of these Games are children of a silent social revolution that is all the more breathtaking because it has been non-violent.Every medallist in China is a product of state machinery; every Indian medal is a tribute to free will and talent. Mechanisation, in fact, never works in India. The preamble to the Games was not pretty, because it was controlled by the old order. The world is unable to understand the contradictions: how can such greed coexist with such grandeur? But transition is hydra-headed; and the demon heads will go, but one by one. The test of our democracy will begin when the Games are over, for without accountability freedom degenerates into chaos. There has been crime; there must be punishment.