COVER

When Silence Kills (Cover Story)

India's AIDS crisis is huge and growing, but both its government and wider society have yet to acknowledge the scale of the problem. The first step: get honest about sex

ASIA

SCIENCE

Bones of Contention

Is a small, 18,000-year-old skeleton the older cousin of modern-day PygmiesŚor a new human species?

BRIEFING

Talks and Threats (Notebook)

As Indonesia's president wraps up a successful visit to the U.S., American embassies at home shut due to security concerns

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Gourmet of Life (Appreciation: Ismail Merchant, 1936-2005)

He made good films, friends and food, and savored them all to the fullest

SPORTS

GLOBAL ADVISER

Jungle Music (TIME Global Adviser)

Malaysia's Rainforest World Music Festival offers musical talent amid the trees

The Far Side (TIME Global Adviser)

Ultramarathoners are finding a new place to run wild: Mongolia

Summertime Hues (TIME Global Adviser)

The coming season should be shown in full color

Sydney's Hot Tables (TIME Global Adviser)

Dining out on some of the best that New South Wales has to offer