Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund-PTI

Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund-PTI

Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund-PTI

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