A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

A helicopter leaves a trail of smoke as it flies during a rehearsal of the Aero India 2013 in Bengaluru-PTI

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