An activist dressed as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stands on a pink bus meant to spread awareness about violence against women—AP

An activist dressed as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stands on a pink bus meant to spread awareness about violence against women

An activist dressed as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stands on a pink bus meant to spread awareness about violence against women

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.