With the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh elections this year, a spurt of violence has catalyzed across various parts of northern India in the name of cow protection or gau raksha. The cow protection groups — Gau Rakshaks — are being seen wielding their spectre of terrorism in the name of vigilantism, particularly targeting people from the Muslim community and espousing to the protection of cows as a Hindu ideal.
Steering the wheels of one of Kolkata’s trademark yellow taxis, Gazi Jalaluddin doesn’t only commute his passengers to their destinations, his taxi ferries hopes for hundreds of underprivileged kids whom he wants to see flourish in the days to come. The otherwise rustic mien of the 63-year-old taxi driver unveils the profound dream he carries in his eyes — the dream that no child from his locality ends up being as misfortunate as him.
A 23-year-old woman from West Bengal, hoodwinked into prostitution in Delhi, put up a great testament of courage and grit by escaping from the ugly red-light area in the city. She tricked her trafficker in Delhi and fled straight to Canning in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, where she shared her plight with the police.
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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".