|Alma mater||Allahabad University George Washington University|
|Occupation||Hindi story writer, editor, columnist, essayist|
Mrinal Pande (born 26 February 1946) is an Indian television personality, journalist and author, and until 2009 chief editor of Hindi daily Hindustan.
Pande was born in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, 26 February 1946. She studied initially at Nainital and then completed her Master's degree from Allahabad University.
In her report on the life of indian women in the countryside (2003), she criticizes the widespread taboo in India of everything to do with the body and sexuality.
She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006 for her services in the field of journalism.