India may again approach Bhutan for an early clearance to a crucial road passing through its territory that connects strategically important Tawang with Guwahati as the neighbouring country has put on hold the project apparently due to fear of antagonising China.
Describing ties between India and Bhutan as a "model relationship", Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay said trust, cooperation and confidence have helped build close relations between the two neighbours.
In a unique initiative, border guarding force SSB has replaced its gun-toting troops with a 'smiling' non-combatised personnel team to interact and frisk people who cross-over to India from the international borders of Nepal and Bhutan.
Described by environmentalists as a symbol of the "cultural identity of the Himalayan ecosystem", the black-necked crane is facing a grim battle for survival now prompting experts in India and Bhutan to call for regional cooperation for the conservation of the species.
Boasting of more than 300 local rice varieties that have withstood varying weather conditions over the ages, Bhutan is relying on its seed bank - a conserve of seeds and other genetic resources of indigenous plants - to tackle food security issues arising out of climate change.
Echoing India's stand, its neighbours Bhutan and Maldives Friday called for a "strong" agreement that is geared towards the needs of developing countries to adapt to climate change as well as pumps in funds in the global climate kitty.
Fridge magnets and postcards with pictures of red and green chillies of all shapes and sizes - there you go! Picturesque Bhutan's love affair with chillies - and also with cheese - is so profound that it's not just a food seasoning for its people.