Daring to Drive The Young Saudi Woman Who Stood Up to a Kingdom of Men Manal al-Sharif Simon & Schuster 289 pages; Rs 599 Queens don’t drive. That’s what Saudi men tell women. And those women who have the courage to respond do so by posting pictures of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth driving her Jaguar, saying, “Real queens drive their own cars.” Or, by mocking this misplaced title of “queen” by describing Saudi Arabia as “the kingdom of one king and millions of queens”.
I have a bone to pick with people who design clothes for women. They don’t seem to believe that, like men, women, too, need pockets in which something can actually fit. I would understand if they occasionally did away with this essential element in, say, skirts and dresses, but what explains the absence of usable pockets in everyday-wear jeans for women? Why do even my comfy-fit, boot-cut jeans not have pockets worth being called so? And this has been my gripe for a while now.
Chandigarh, for me, has always been one of the safest cities for women in India. Back in the late 1990s and into the mid-2000s, I would routinely drive home alone well past midnight after sending the next day’s newspaper to print, confident in the knowledge that a police van would be stationed every kilometre or so. Quick to respond and proactive, Chandigarh police is also known to have a zero-tolerance policy towards drunken driving.
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".