Jayant Maru carries a rare form of optimism as he rolls off his story that has slowly seen him build a career in the movie industry. His, is a story of determination and self-belief, from which he draws the energy and hope of a better and solid film industry that he says is at a “renaissance stage with exceptional talent and values”. It’s just about time when full feature pictures, he says, will break into mainstream silver screens.
Banana Village Eco Village has its silent moments, so quiet that you can hear your thoughts mumble a little loudly because the peace lets them be. It is the place not so far from the city with rich perches of the rural setting. There, in the African splendour of sculptures that individually stand in beautiful craft that tell of African lifestyle, a lady carrying a matooke bunch, two men carrying their hunt accompanied by a dog, men in traditional regalia playing games, and more.
Initially, when I asked Brother Michael Butorwa to tell me his life story, he asked me to join him for lunch. With his other Brothers, we share a meal of matooke, rice, Irish potatoes, beef, and groundnut sauce. Salads and fruits make our dessert. The conversation at the table is laced with jokes and draws smiles from everyone. As Brother Butorwa tells some interesting stories about former students, the other Brothers chip in to add a fact or to simply connect a few strands to the tales.
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".