One of Nepal's finest contemporary writers, Samrat Upadhyay is back with an admirable collection of eight short stories, titled Mad Country. But his efforts to appeal to a global audience rob these tales of their unique Nepali flavour. Stories like Fast Forward, Beggar Boy and What Will Happen to the Sharma Family focus on the lives of contemporary Nepalis as they confront a country in the midst of political turmoil.
Deepak Rauniyar is Nepal’s internationally-acclaimed, promising cinema director. He earned a mention by The New York Times as one of “The 9 New Directors You Need to Watch” for his second move White Sun, which premiered at the 2016 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. The movie won the Interfilm Award at Venice and Silver Screen Award for Best Film at the Singapore International Film Festival, as well as the New Voices/new Visions Grand Jury Prize at Palm Spring Film Festival.
In the world of literature poetry is a subculture and a secondary art form to other genres, particularly fiction and non-fiction. The famous poet W H Auden has aptly put forward the thesis: “poetry makes nothing”. The repetitive and common question that most poets face is as why they write poetry. Poetry is derived from the Medieval Latin word poetria and poet origins from the Latin word poetia. Critical writers and historians have stated that poetry, perhaps, predates literacy.
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
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
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".