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Poverty. Riches. The world's largest democracy. An ancient caste system. Bollywood. India is a land of contrasts, a booming new power that remains baffling to outsiders and insiders alike. The Shiva Rules is a year-long GlobalPost series that decodes the many mysteries of India's uneven rise in the 21st century.


Video: Trekking to Shiva at any cost

Shiva Rules: 650,000 pilgrims were expected at Shiva's shrine in 2011, threatening the surrounding landscape.