The musician strummed his dragon-headed lute, launching a nervous young woman into a high-pitched, ululating song broadcast live across Bhutan.
The will-he, won’t-he guessing game ended on Saturday when South Asia’s political royal scion Rahul Gandhi made an appearance on the second day of the wedding celebrations of Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk.
The royal wedding is over, but Bhutan can’t get enough of it. Will the king break from tradition and stay in the same palace as his bride? Will her sister marry his brother? The Kingdom waits to see what comes next.
The will-he, won't-he guessing game ended on Saturday when South Asia's political royal scion Rahul Gandhi made an appearance on the second day of the wedding celebrations of Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk.
Bhutan's legendary gross national happiness quotient went into overdrive with prayers soaring into the mountains surrounding the startlingly beautiful 17th century monastery-fortress in Bhutan's old capital as the country's 31-year-old reformist king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck crowned childhood sweetheart Ashi Jetsun Pema his queen.
India has pressed Pakistan for the voice samples of the seven accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and sought speedy trial of the case in that country to bring to justice the perpetrators of the strikes.
In a thinly-veiled attack on Islamabad that had shrugged off blame for 26/11 Mumbai attacks by terrorist groups operating on its soil, home minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said governments could not get away by pointing fingers at non-state actors and owed it to their neighbours to suppress the groups and bring them to justice.
India today said the arrest of Kashmiri separatist leader Ghulam Nabi Fai in the US was long overdue as there has been suspicion for a long time that he was getting funds from Pakistani agencies.
Interior minister Rehman Malik on Friday said that ISI operative and lobbyist Ghulam Nabi Fai is a well respected person in Pakistan and the FBI should make public if it has proof of his being a spy.
A monk in Bhutan has become the first person jailed under the country's draconian anti-smoking law after a court handed him a three-year prison sentence for smuggling tobacco worth $2.50.
The eight Saarc countries have decided to exempt 19 categories of people from visa requirement and agreed to grant multi-entry visas for three to six months to select journalists, business persons and sportspersons without prior clearance.
Pakistan on Wednesday said the sequencing of upcoming Indo-Pak discussions on outstanding issues should not be intended at taking "unilateral advantage" or "scoring points", a day after India maintained that there will be sequencing of interactions on issues, including terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir and Siachen.
India and Pakistan have made some leeway in their demands for sending commissions with regard to 26/11 terror attack to each other's country by agreeing on the principle of comity.
A compromise on the process of addressing the full India-Pakistan agenda and a principle of reciprocity on the 26/11 inquiry seem set to re-start the peace process.
Pakistani foreign secretary Salman Bashir on Monday night called on Indian external affairs Minister SM Krishna and complimented him for guiding and taking the dialogue process forward.