Look Ma, I finished the dissertation!

Ze dissertation is over. At long last. It has been printed. Bound. The electronic copy uploaded. Now I shall go and hand in the physical evidence of my time wasting tactics to the department. I find it hard to believe that my Masters is over so soon. Compared to the effort it took in TISS, this feels like making sambhar. It remains to be seen if I actually manage to get my degree.

On another note, I managed to get a 25% discount on printing and binding charges. Which makes a difference when you’re printing these many sheets. I got the discount because while the binding was in progress I asked the Print Shop guy if he was from Trinidad. The Trinidadian accent is unmistakably beautiful. It’s almost like he was singing while asking me what kind of binding I preferred. I told him I thought the Trinidadian accent was lovely. He told me that just for that lovely comment, I would get a 25% discount.

I think I am going to start mastering the art of recognizing accents, it might get more discounts.



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35 Responses to Look Ma, I finished the dissertation!

  1. Congrats! I know how that feels. :-) Celebrations coming up??

  2. I am going to read it this afternoon. And will be kind (because we can’t rewind). ;-)

    The anti-climactic feeling you will experience is perfectly natural (says the veteran of 4 theses, of varying sizes; yes, some people never learn).

    Yenjaay retail therapy! Tomorrow we get some idli therapy.

  3. Hi! I am delurking for the first time…. just wanted to say Congrats!!

  4. Congrats on finally achieving that feat. I still have a hard time believing that you’ve actually finished it, eh! :P

  5. Premalatha

    well done. we are proud of you

  6. ah goody! Congratulations, may you get an A. :)

    I’d think just handing out sincere compliments should get you discounts accents or not :)

  7. WA

    lol you managed to get 25% discount by flirting with the guy? :)

    Good Luck

  8. Krishnan


  9. Congrats Neha, that must be a gigantic relief. Hope you’re able to take some time off and just breath. :)

  10. Inky

    Well done! You’ll get a distinction. I can tell from the beautiful way the index is done.

    (By the way, I got a 50% off on printing by feeding an Indian.)

  11. ooh! typo on line 3. typo in the footer..print out everything again.

  12. I once got free food in Malaysia at a Tamil Restaurant because I was from India and I looked lost!

  13. dipali

    Congrats Neha. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

  14. Congrats!

    Can we read it somewhere?

  15. Congrats, Neha!

    My compatriots are such pushovers! I suspect Mr Print Shop was also impressed that you didn’t ask him what part of Jamaica he came from. :)

  16. Congratulations! You have had the most pleasant posts I’ve ever read on working on ones dissertation. :)

  17. Congratulations! That’s a monumental undertaking, and you must be not only relieved this hard work is behind you but proud that you were able to finish, as many people simply do not. Wishing you the best, and that you treat yourself to a reward.

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  19. Awesommeee Stuffs !! Congratulations Neha :)

  20. Congratulations !! Thats good news !

  21. Thank you all. Now that I have some real free time on my hands – I have no idea what to do with it. As for reading it – i staunchly refuse – it’s one of the worst things I’ve ever written – badly constructed, and hastily put together.. I still want to be appreciated for some skills you know! :)

  22. Good to know that you finished your dissertation without deserting. We are all hoping you get your just desserts (in a good way). :)

    Any idea why I suddenly want to eat some ice-cream?

  23. @ Amey

    We did have some ice-cream – actually kulfi – before Neha could have read your comment :-) Just desserts, eh?

  24. Relieved or Sad now that it is ‘over’? :)

    West Indians don’t talk, they sing.


  26. chinchu

    Congratulations! I love carribean accents, I cannot distinguish the different accents amongst the islands though. There goes my discount hopes.
    enjoy your down time.

  27. km

    You got a degree in….LOLCats? :D


  28. Neha

    YAY!!! Congratulations!!!

  29. well done!! what is the dissertation on?

  30. Congratulations! Agree with you completely on the Trinidad accent.

  31. Belated congratulations! (But I bet it still feels good, right?)