Sadhus walk in a procession towards Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati—AFP

Sadhus walk in a procession towards Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati—AFP

Sadhus walk in a procession towards Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati—AFP

Mumbai

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