Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has set forth, in his mumbly way, all the reasons you’d expect an economist-cum-technocrat to cite in favor of allowing Wal-Mart and its ilk into India. Inflation will decrease. Consumer choice will increase. Farmers will get a fair shake. All very worthy – probably even true. But given that few, even among Congress’s own allies, seem to be listening, he might want to try out this new line: It’ll set the nation’s senior hearts aflutter.
“We have sent doctors to the houses of pilots who have reported sick and are monitoring the situation closely” – Senior Air India official to IANS, May 8, 2012Please find below the report from our medical field staff who were dispatched at your request to monitor the veracity of sickness reports called in by pilots for your airline. We are compiling this report based on field interviews conducted on May 8, 2012.
In the wee hours of Thursday, we found Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee furiously re-writing Friday’s budget speech in a bid to ensure that Mamata Banerjee’s latest antics over the railway budget don’t derail the government. India Real Time happened to be there and, just for fun, we grabbed his copy. I rise to present the Union Budget for 2012-13. We are reaching the end of a remarkable fiscal year.
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".