13 August 2010: Apparently four unconnected issues have come to occupy controversial centrestage this week. These are the H1-B visa fee hike matter, the "superbug" charge against India, gaining access to Blackberry messages for security reasons, and lastly the Walter Anderson escape scandal. But these are not unconnected. They collectively show India a way to overthrow its shackled past and to make its own future. If India chooses to remain uninstructed after this, it does so at its own peril.