Mrinal Pande

Mrinal Pande

Writer & Journalist

Mrinal Pande is a writer and journalist. She has edited periodicals for the Times of India and the Hindustan Times. In television media, she has worked as an Editor/Anchor for NDTV India and at India’s public broadcaster, Doordarshan. In 2000, Pande became the first woman to become Chief Editor of Hindustan, a multi-edition Hindi daily. She was also the first female Secretary General of the Editors’ Guild of India and is the Founding President of the Indian Women’s Press Corps. From 2009 to 2014, Pande held the position of Chair of Prasar Bharati, the official apex body for Indian broadcast media. She is currently Chairperson of The Media Foundation, an NGO that monitors media and runs The Hoot website. As an author, Pande writes in both Hindi and English. Her work spans fiction, plays and essays on contemporary India and its women as well as a study of rural Indian women and their sexual and reproductive lives. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006 for her services in the field of journalism.



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