A woman drives her kids, dressed up for a fancy dress competition, to their school on a moped in Chikmagalur, Karnataka on Wednesday

A woman drives her kids, dressed up for a fancy dress competition, to their school on a moped in Chikmagalur, Karnataka - PTI

A woman drives her kids, dressed up for a fancy dress competition, to their school on a moped in Chikmagalur, Karnataka - PTI

A woman drives her kids, dressed up for a fancy dress competition, to their school on a moped in Chikmagalur, Karnataka - PTI

A woman drives her kids, dressed up for a fancy dress competition, to their school on a moped in Chikmagalur, Karnataka - PTI

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