course for international students. Mr.
Seiger's generosity apart, Mr. Rao attributed the gift to the influence
of noted Canadian animator Barry Parker, who had always encouraged
"With an exposure to international techniques,
I would like to specialize in Indian caricatures," he said, hoping
also to use his architectural training in films. "I would like to
capture the characters I see while traveling in the local trains,
The Bombay policeman, the types on Mohammad Ali Road,", mused Mr.
Rao, whose interest in animation started when failing Hindi in the
12th standard he was free for a year and joined a course in cartooning.