Devyani Chaubal (1942-13 July 1995) was an Indian journalist and columnist. She was born into a rich family; her father was a prosperous barrister. Chaubal was a film gossip journalist, and among the first in Indian film journalism to have a poison pen and insinuate a lot in her columns. Until her arrival, Indian film journalism had been largely free of accusation and gossip. She wrote in a film magazine called Star and Style.She had a lot of credibility and her "gossip" (delivered in a column called "Frankly Speaking") was always researched and had credible sources. The column was also carried in Eve's Weekly.She was once threatened by a "he man" star whose second marriage was made public by her.Chaubal was the first writer to use Hinglish in her English works. Shobha De then began to use Hinglish elements in her novels.