It’s only in India that a grown man can be rebuked by his parents on national television for wanting to adopt a pet, even as host Amitabh Bachchan speaks about his and son Abhishek’s own thwarted attempts to bring home one. Kaun Banega Crorepati is delightful, simply for putting up contestants from India’s heartland on its hot-seat. It’s also where you see the best of Big B, a mega-star since the Eighties and hero-worshipped across generations.
Written by Anuradha Varma | New Delhi | Updated: September 18, 2017 1:29 pm An online group sang the lyrics of rapper Omprakash Mishra’s sexist lyrics for and to nobody in particular. ( Source: Trending India/ YouTube) So, over a hundred actual people gathered in Delhi’s Connaught Place recently to yell “Aunty, main aun kya? sot mai lagau kya?” That’s it, there was no other purpose. There was no Aunty, just a misogynist, misguided and perhaps, really idiotic bunch that decided to come...
We, or should I qualify that as "we, the liberals", greeted the news of journalist Gauri Lankesh's killing with shock and revulsion. The list of such killings is only growing and is threatening to become the new normal. Bigotry is now mainstream, and we, the liberals or the so-far regular folk, are now called "libtards". The idea of India stands fragmented today with trolls taking over the discourse online as well as offline.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".