Victors are normally expected to be graceful in their moment of triumph. But we live in abnormal times, and the BJP is redefining moral rectitude in political behaviour. Within days of BJP’s humongous win in the Tripura state elections, their incensed mob of frenzied supporters vandalised the statue of the formidable Russian leader Lenin, in the southern town of Belonia. Lenin has been an ideological inspiration for the CPI(M) that governed the state for 25 years.
The “new normal” is the latest buzzword that defines a changing world getting accustomed to disturbing developments and a disquieting emerging order. It signifies a palpable lowering of the political discourse, but more worryingly, new societal trends in human behaviour that have upended traditional norms of democratic debate, civil liberties, and a pluralistic community structure.
Nirav Modi, the ubiquitous diamond czar seen in glitzy cities amid the glitterati, has stormed Indian television with a remorseless domination. Ever since the expose of his swindling of the Punjab National Bank became public, Modi has become as popular a household name as Fogg deodorant. He has clearly dwarfed his other celebrated namesake, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. What was initially estimated at an astronomical Rs 11,400 crore of daylight fraud, now appears to be a tad conservative.
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".