Indian Railways is in an urgent need of an overhaul. It is saddled with losses, doesn’t have enough cash to upgrade its technology or improve safety for passengers. But there is a company within the Indian railways that is trying to reinvent itself: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). It started out as the company that operated the online ticket booking system for Indian railways. It enjoys a near monopoly in the train ticketing business.
India’s newest airline, Air Vistara, is expected to make its debut later in the year. Vistara is a joint venture between India’s Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. It is expected to fly from October. This would be the second airline launched in India this year, after Air Asia—also in partnership with Tata—took off in June 2014. Experts believe that both these airlines will be game-changers in India’s competitive aviation sector, where many players have been crippled by high cost and low fares.
This story has been updated. After five acquisitions in the last five months, Delhi-based restaurant app Zomato just made its biggest purchase ever, acquiring restaurant search guide Urbanspoon for $52 million. At the same time, it is also looking to raise $100 million in a fresh round of funding. With this buy, the food discovery website enters the US and Australia market for the first time.
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".