A jubilant Katy Gandevia passed around a box of celebratory sweets she had received in her office at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. "That," she said, gesturing towards the sweets, "was to celebrate the birth of the 102nd baby." The baby in question had been born under the Jiyo Parsi scheme, a federal government initiative launched in 2013 to stem the decline of the India's Parsi population. Dr Gandevia is senior member of this initiative.
MUMBAI, INDIA — As the hot sun crisped the bright brown mud courts, Ramchandra Khadpe scurried around, picking up balls and tossing them to the tennis players on either side of the net. It was tiring work, but it paid a single rupee per day (roughly two cents in American dollars), and for eight-year-old Khadpe, even a fistful of those silver coins was well worth the effort. This was 1980, and Khadpe had by that point been virtually abandoned by his parents. He had no place to call home.
Last month, when the Zulu leader King Goodwill Zwelithini opened his mouth in front of a packed crowd in the town of Pongola, he did little to live up to his name. Instead he reportedly demanded that foreigners in the country should pack their bags and leave. The Zulu king’s words are believed to have contributed towards unleashing a wave of xenophobic attacks, beginning in Durban and then flaring up in other parts of the country.
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".