Look Ma, I got Merit!

Fresh off the press.

Yours truly has managed to graduate from the London School of Economics, with an MSc in Local Economic Development, with an overall Merit grade.

Which I think isn’t too bad. At all. No? Yes, yes, I could have done better, and got an overall distinction. But if I start overachieving, where will I get angst from? And if no angst, what is the bloody point of blogging at all? Do you really want me to stop blogging?

But yes, it’s Merit. Given that I once did flunk my exams in school and sat for retests, I think I have improved vastly. (Yes, I am one of those Iyers who never topped the school. Not even from the bottom!)

I think it’s high time I demanded gifts from my readers.

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34 Responses to Look Ma, I got Merit!

  1. Abi says:

    Congratulations!

    When do we get a peek into your thesis? Inquiring Bangalorean minds *always* want to know …

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  2. Neha says:

    Congratulations!!!

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  3. Mudra says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

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  4. Nilu says:

    kanakkula evlo?

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  5. Shefaly says:

    What is this merit grade? Cambridge only gives 1st or 2:1 or 2:2 etc.

    Well done!

    As your special present for getting good marks, you will have carte blanche and first rights of refusal on mowing the garden in my house; yes, even more than Mrs Sweetie. 😉

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  6. Kavi says:

    Before you make a specific demand for a gift…CONGRATULATIONS !

    🙂

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  7. Broom says:

    Congratulations! TG tells me that passing with merit is a huge feat. Can you tell she passed with merit too?

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  8. So now you’re offeeshully an economist too? Ai yi yi yi YI.

    Oy! Celebrate!

    J.A.P.

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  9. Lekhni says:

    Congrats! Is your new job related to your LED degree?

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  10. Shruthi says:

    Congratulations!

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  11. rads says:

    aw. Bol, kya chahiye? Bhej doongi 🙂

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  12. WA says:

    Congratulations! Well done! Gifts-aa? Let me respond with a question, Treat eppo?

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  13. maxdavinci says:

    actually and infact technically you should be distributing sweets n stuff..

    reminds me of a dialog i heard in a movie, can’t remm the name though.

    ‘aatha naan paas ayiten’….

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  14. Rezwan says:

    Congrats! I demand sweets first and gifts will follow certainly.

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  15. Premalatha says:

    Congrats. treat eppo?

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  16. ilegirl says:

    Just the nomination alone is an honor … oh sorry, that’s from the Oscar speech. 😉

    Seriously, it’s a great achievement to get through graduate school. Good for you!

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  17. Madras Chick says:

    Appaada, oru vazhiya ellam mudinjudha?

    Congratulations!
    Will your “Merit” earn you a better job?
    Something tells me from your posts (or may be not) that you are not too fond of your current job.

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  18. Krishnan says:

    Congratulations ! Only gift I can offer you is I will be a regular to your blog :- ) (which anyway I have been doing all along). As someone remarked, treat eppo ?

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  19. Saurabh Garg says:

    Hi Neha,

    Congrats 🙂

    Regards,
    SG

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  20. Banno says:

    Congratulations. And celebrations??

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  21. Yay congratulations!

    Iyers studying in Madras have to top and get 99.9%. You are an Iyer with foren degree..LSE no less..Im sure you’ve done the Iyer name proud no? This could have been topped only by a Phd in Physics from MIT I think!!

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  22. Idhu Vera says:

    Iyer pasanga good marks. Pathetic at real life, can’t subsist without sambar and thayir saadham.

    Iyeru ponnunga good looks, veena and vadam vekkardhu. Provide sambar, thayir saadham and rule the house.

    You are encroaching on our territory, careful.

    (OK, sari, congratulations ma. Well done and we are proud of you in Palakkad. Payasam vechchi tholai).

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  23. km says:

    Congratulations. (And just so you know, Mick Jagger had quit LSE to pursue a certain other career.)

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  24. kusum says:

    Congratulations! Well done…
    http://www.oxyshopping.com

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  25. HP says:

    Yay!
    Congrats! way to go..

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  26. rahul says:

    Congratulations!!!
    So miss/mrs. economist :)..what do you have to say about this Great Depression Redux in US..when will it subside…and how is it affecting Europe.

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  27. Ankur says:

    Congratulations and jubiliations, Neha!! What I am concerned about is how, if at all, will this affect your blogging output? 🙂

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  28. Amit Agarwal says:

    Big stuff. Congratulations!

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  29. Thank you! Thank you all! :))

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  30. Diviya says:

    Congrats!! They should have given you the distinction for your ability to blog uninterruptedly while writing your thesis!

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  31. congratulations…. well done.
    and 5 years from now merit and distinction will scarcely be important… the journey and the friends you made will be what stays with you … 🙂

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  32. Pareshaan says:

    Very well put, over-achievers can be such downers. That said I must congratulate you on your MSc with merit as well as on a blog that continues to remain in fine fettle – I am sure the crefully cultivated angst has a lot to do with it – Best

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