Kochi Metro's landmark decision to employ transgenders may have garnered instant international attention, but closer home, social stigma continues to be the biggest barrier between them and these opportunities that could help them become part of the mainstream society. Nine of the 21 transgenders who were given jobs by Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) in its ticketing and housekeeping departments have not reported for duty since the Metro began commercial operations on June 19.
In an apparent case of honour killing a man in Moradabad Uttar Pradesh has allegedly burnt alive his 22-year-old daughter because he did not accept her marriage. The horrific crime came to light after the charred bodied of Gulfasha Bi, and her sister-in-law Shabnoor were discovered by the latter's husband Mohammad Shahib on Friday. “My parents had gone to a funeral, and as I returned home after reading namaz, I found the two burnt,” said Shahib.
Lynching has become an all too common piece of news to wake up to, hasn't it? From lynching of Jammu and Kashmir DSP, Ayub Pandith, to the killing of a teenage youth and beating three others in a train in Haryana, mob culture is taking over law and order in most parts of the country. There seems to be no stopping to it. Where does this desire to spread law and justice by going above both their values of the Indian constitution even stem from?
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".