Is the business model of the Indian Railways broken? Is corrective action, even where it is being taken, too little and coming in too late? July has been a particularly cruel month. There was a scathing report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the quality of food served to passengers. As if to validate this, media splashed reports thereafter of a dead lizard being found in the veg biriyani served to a passenger.
High-end private healthcare in India has recently taken a couple of hard knocks. The West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission, set up in response to widespread public protests over mistreatment and overcharging, has in an early verdict fined Apollo hospital chain ₹30 lakh over the death of a 4-month-old at their Kolkata hospital for “mismanagement and misrepresentation”. The hospital will appeal.
The government has, for the record, taken a decision to “divest” in Air India, and that too “in principle”. But what is clear is that it is willing to go the whole hog, privatise the national carrier by retaining a minority stake or not even that. All options are on the table and a committee headed by union finance minister Arun Jaitley is going to look at them. The BJP led government has been able to do this for several reasons.
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 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".