In Sanskrit, Navratan means “to turn around”; the title of this blog post represents the opposite of this.
That’s right, the blog title in question is navratan, which, translated literally, means to turn around. It’s a very rare word that, in fact, means to turn around. Here, we’re going to look at the concept of turning around through a word that is itself a very rare word.
The word navratan is a very rare word in English, and that has to do with the way it is used. Here, we are going to look at the word navratan through it’s definition in the dictionary. It is defined by Dictionary.com as a word that describes what is known as turning around, from the point of view of the person who is turning the world around.
So what is navratan? A turn-around is a type of journey. Navratan describes a journey that is a turning around. In case you have never had the opportunity to read a definition of a word before, here is a brief explanation of why this is important to understand.
Turning around is when you get to the point in a process that is in the middle of, you can finish something that started in the middle of and then do it again. This is a good way to finish something and also a good way to make progress. If you start with something that is already finished, then you are just starting over. If you start with an unfinished piece of work, you are just starting over again in the middle. That’s the definition of turning around.
Well, it sounds like you would say that you are turning around. Yes, if you start with something that is already finished, you are just starting over, but you are starting with a finished piece of work. You are not starting with a blank slate.
I like this definition of turning around. Why? Well, that means that you are not starting with a blank slate. Yes, you start with a blank slate. Then you are starting with a piece of work. That also means that you are not starting with a blank slate. Then you are starting with a finished piece of work. Then you are starting with a piece of work that has been turned around.
Akbar K Navratan is a concept in one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements by David Brooks. As a very young girl I was raised by my grandparents, who I think taught me that the only real agreement that people had with each other was to live up to their word. I had a word all my own: “honesty.” I knew that in order to be honest with myself, I had to live up to the word.
Like any other piece of work, the concept of k Navratan is a work in process. The game is called Akbar K Navratan because the artist is a painter and the game is a painting. The game is the first of its kind: an interactive art project.
The game is being developed by a team of people from the Bangalore art and animation school I was in. The game is being developed in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Art and Design, Bangalore. The artist who did the illustration is K G Ramachandran. Ramachandran is also a full-time professional designer and animator at the game’s game design team.