There is, and always has been, tremendous interest in the democracy that is India, not just because ours is a nation of diversity and pluralism. It is because the voters, regardless of their level of education or literacy, respond to the issues at hand and exercise their franchise at the time of the elections.
It is apology time for Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal, and it appears to be costing him and his party dear. Bhagwant Singh Mann, a Lok Sabha MP, resigned from the post of president of the party's Punjab unit on Friday morning, citing the apology that Kejriwal made to former Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikramjit Singh Majithia. Mann called it a betrayal of the party in the state and maintained the party unit should have been consulted before such a move.
Even as the BJP was basking in the glory of its recent election victories in three northeastern states, it turned out to be a different story in Uttar Pradesh where the party suffered severe setbacks in two high-profile Lok Sabha bypolls on Wednesday. Winning elections in Uttar Pradesh has always been projected as real, bold victories, be it in general elections or Assembly elections or byelections.
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".