It is not often that you come across reflections by a bureaucrat on a lifetime spent within the steel frame of India. Usually the stress is on the pronoun; the narrative tends to be romantic; few tell us how rusted the frame is either. The Mavericks of Mussoorie by M. Ramachandran, a 1972 batch officer is refreshing.
Think size in the financial services mart, and the name that hits you is the State Bank of India (SBI). The merger of five of its associates with itself as also the Bharatiya Mahila Bank catapulted SBI into the league of the ‘top 50 global banks’, and to the pole-position in the BW 500 sub-section on financial services firms for the fiscal 2017.
And then you have HDFC Bank. The country’s most “on-podium” bank continued to grow even in a sluggish credit market. On a consolidated basis, total assets grew by 17.07 per cent in fiscal’17 to Rs 8,92,344.16 crore; total income by 15.83 per cent to Rs 86,148.99 crore. It figures third in the BW Real 500 financial services firms for fiscal 2017 — in the main because its book size is smaller than State Bank of India, and ICICI Bank.
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".