An artist, who participated in the Republic Day Parade, performs during a meeting with Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi-PTI

An artist, who participated in the Republic Day Parade, performs during a meeting with Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi-PTI

An artist, who participated in the Republic Day Parade, performs during a meeting with Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi-PTI

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