Dr Sunil Deepak

About Kalpana & about Dr. sunil Deepak

About Dr. Sunil Deepak

(Updated in April 2022)

My name is Sunil. I am originally from India and live in Schio (VI) in the north-east of Italy. I am responsible of the creation, design and running of this trilingual webzine. Kalpana.it is a completely non-commercial website, it has no cookies, no ads, no information collection about its users. If you see/find something on Kalpana.it, which should not be there, please do send me an email at: sunil.deepak(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @ in the email address).

Professional Life

I am a retired medical doctor and my professional areas of expertise are leprosy, primary health care, community health, community-based rehabilitation (CBR), leprosy control and rehabilitation and Community Emancipatory Research (CER). For more than three decades, I worked at an international voluntary organisation engaged in health care and rehabilitation. Over the years I have also worked with different U.N. organizations especially the World Health Organization (WHO) and many NGOs.

In 2014, I resigned from my job and shifted to India. Between December 2014 and April 2016, I was based in Guwahati (Assam, India) while working for an Indian NGO. After that experience, I came back to Italy but try to spend a few months in India every year.

Now, formally retired, I continue to work in collaboration with some international voluntary associations and as a freelance consultant. Over the past couple of years, I have been mainly involved in emancipatory disability research and training related to CBR and CBID programs. You can read or download some of my professional reports, research articles and publications.

I am always happy to mentor and support small organisations working in the areas of community health and community development, especially in training on community health, community rehabilitation, how to write reports and how to conduct research. I am comfortable working in English, Hindi and Italian. I can also manage to some extent in Portuguese and French. If you are from a small NGO and you feel that I can be helpful, do write to me at sunil.deepak(at)gmail.com (replace (at) with @ in the email address). I am especially keen to support Indian NGOs.

Passions and Interests

I know basic coding in HTML and CSS and with these tools I can prepare simple websites and blogs. If you are a small NGO and you want to develop your website, I can advise.

I am also a blogger and I have 4 blogs since 2004-05 - an English blog caled Arre Kya Baat Hai, a Hindi blog called Jo Na Keh Sake, an Italian blog called Awaragi and finally a recipe blog in Italian called Curcuma e Zenzero.

You can also contact me through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (links in the sidebar).

About Kalpana

Kalpana is a trilingual webzine in English, Italian and Hindi. Its motto is Creativity with social consciousness.

The word Kalpana comes from Hindi and means imagination. It started as a small personal webpage called Srijan in 2001, found its present address as Kalpana.it in 2005 and over the years has grown in its present form. It is a hand-coded website designed in HTML and CSS. It has been redesigned a few times.

The main motivation for setting up this website was to share my father's writings, who had died young at 47 years. At the time of his death, he was working for a paper called "Everymans" for Indian Express. He was also a close collaborator of Mr. Jai Prakash Narayan during 1970s when he had launched the call to Sampurn Kranti in Bihar. Before that, during 1960s, he had been a part of the Socialist Party under Dr Ram Manohar Lohia and was the editor of the party magazine called "Jan". I was very young when he had died and only many years later I had become interested in his writings.

I believe in creative commons and I am happy to share all my works and pictures with everyone, especially for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to use any of my materials, feel free to copy. I will appreciate if you can give links to the pages from where you take my materials. If you need some information or any of my images in higher resolution, you can send me an email at: sunil.deepak(at)gmail.com .

If you wish to use any of my works or images for a commercial purpose, do write to me. However, I might ask you to donate some amount to some charity/voluntary association for the use of my materials.

Finally - Kalpana.it does not allow any comments. However, I am happy to hear from you through the Kalpana Facebook page (link on the sidebar) or through email.

Download Sunil's Professional Papers, Reports & Publications

Some of Sunil's professional work is available in PDF format and can be freely downloaded - Check the full list.