50 year old Sisters-in-law – Kalpana Jha and Uma Kumari from Mithilanchal (Bihar) capitalize their pickling experience on Shark Tank India
Representing Badalte Bharat Ki Nayi Tasveer, Shark Tank India, the latest offering by Sony Entertainment Television will showcase aspiring entrepreneurs with interesting business ideas, to have their ‘pitches’ evaluated by business experts a.k.a The Sharks and seek appropriate investments. One such business pitch that will prove that age is no bar to chase one’s entrepreneurial dreams is the dynamic ‘Nanad – Bhabhi’ duo, Kalpana Jha and Uma Kumari of Jha Ji Stores, a food brand that specializes in hand-made, sun dried pickles from Mithilanchal, in Bihar. A truly empowering duo to watch out for.
The 50 year old sisters-in-law duo from Darbhanga are experts and have been making pickles and chutneys with traditional recipes handed down from their mothers and grandmothers for over 3 decades. These pickles have been loved, enjoyed and cherished by family, friends and visitors across India and abroad. Actioning this into a business proposition to reach out to a wider set of consumers, the ladies decided to launch their business with Jha Ji Stores. Run by the women in Darbhanga, Jha Ji stores also gives back to the society by investing 10% of the profits towards girl child education in Bihar.
Sharing more about their experience on being a part of Shark Tank India, Kalpana Jha and Uma Kumari share, “Firstly, we would like to share that we are very glad for a platform like Shark Tank India. While we’ve only recently started our business, to pitch it in front of investors was an enriching experience. They not only encouraged us but gave us some valuable guidance as well. We met some interesting people or ‘pitchers’ as we are called and it helped us realize that there is no ‘right’ age to pursue your dream. We are much more confident about our business proposition, we have a lot more clarity on expansion of our business and we truly believe that being on Shark Tank India will open a lot many doors for us.”
To know more about many such home-grown businesses, tune in to Shark Tank India every Mon to Fri at 9:00pm only on Sony Entertainment Television