By | Bilal Khan | www.theweekendleader.com
Growing up in the small city of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, little Yachika Chopra used to enjoy watching airplanes in the sky.
“I never imagined in my childhood that I would be flying even once,” says Yachika, who went on to become an air hostess by a quirk of fate, and worked as cabin crew for about ten years before she lost her job during the pandemic and became a pickle entrepreneur.
In 2020, she not only lost her job, but also her mom Poonam Chopra with whom she was very attached to and from whose diary she picked up the recipes of all her homemade pickles.
Yachika’s transition from the glamorous world of airline industry, where she was earning a good salary based in Dubai working for Emirates, shuttling between Los Angeles and Dubai, staying in the most expensive hotels, rubbing shoulders with celebrities and famous people on flight, to running a homemade pickle business from the small city of Porvorim in Goa, is proof that happiness does not come with money alone.