Madhavi and Ajay at their book sale in Mumbai. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/MintIn the large Sunderbhai hall in Churchgate, Mumbai, long wooden tables run from one end of the room to another, heaving under the weight of books new and old. Dragging a wide blue basket through an aisle, Akshay Kodala is running his finger along the spines in the section marked “fiction”, rummaging through a mix of historical novels, detective stories and standard literary fare.
St+art India is coming to Mumbai for its second edition here. A festival that celebrates street art, St+art Mumbai brings Brazilian artist Eduadro Kobra to the city, to paint Churchgate station. His work features a mural of Mahatma Gandhi, painted along one side of the busy station building. Kobra is a street artist best known for his colourful murals and chequered patterns featuring prominent public figures. His work has featured in New York, los Angeles, Sao Paulo and other places.
For a week every year, Mumbai’s movie lovers go into lockdown mode, barricading themselves into theatres at the country’s biggest film festival. At the numerous screenings across the city, it feels like someone just picked up the metropolis, gave it a good shake, and out popped everyone you know and their cousin. I love the whole damn shindig. Popcorn lunches, frenetic dashes between screens, suspending disbelief along with daily life.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".