About our Group

Sashi Publications is one of the leading publishers of Journals and Books on Insurance, Banking and Public Relations. The group is in the publication business since last 4 decades. The journals and books have PAN India circulation and the books are also circulated out of India in many countries.


The group published the first journal The Insurance Times in the year 1981 and since then there has been no looking back. The Insurance Times is the most widely read Insurance Journal in India.


In the year 1988 another journal Banking Finance was published which covers exclusively Banking and Finance Sector. This journal is also very popular in Banking circle.


In the year 1998 PR Communication Age, the only monthly journal on Public Relations and Communications was launched.  This is still the only journal on Public Relations in India. Along with the journal we have also published a 4 Colour Tabloid on Public Relations.


In the year 2001 we started training courses on Insurance sector under the aegis of Insurance Training Centre. This was the first IRDA accredited training centre in Kolkata and we trained around 35000 prospective Insurance Agents. Insurance Training Centre is also the accredited Learning Centre of Insurance Institute of India, Mumbai


In the Year 2005 to cater to the specific demand of Life Insurance Sector we ventured to launch Life Insurance Today, a monthly journal dedicated to Life Insurance Industry. The journal is quite popular in Life Insurance Companies, Insurance Agents, Intermediaries and has circulation all over India.


In 2015 we launched Financial Bazaar, a fortnightly newspaper on Insurance, Banking and Financial Industry in India. The newspaper is also having India wide circulation.


The group has also launched  www.bimabazaar.com which is a very popular portal in the Insurance field. The portal provides latest updates about the developments in the insurance industry in India may be life or general insurance industry.


We also have a portal on Banking and Financial Industry titled www.bankingfinance.in This covers the entire gamut of banking and Financial Sector.


We are one of the largest publishers of Examination Books for various exams in Insurance Industry. We have more than 30 titles to our credit. Thousands of candidates have passed various examinations by reading our books.


We continue to expand in various fields and explore new possibilities to help in sharing of knowledge among wide spectrum of readers across India. 

Profile of Our Editors


RAM GOPAL AGARWALSri Ram Gopal Agarwal
B.Com, LL.B, F.C.A
Chief Editor
The Insurance Times, Banking Finance, PR Communication Age, Life Insurance Today, Financial Bazaar

Mr Agarwala a Chartered Accountant by profession and has over 40 years of experience in the financial industry. He is the first  Chartered Accountant Surveyor in eastern India. He launched the first monthly journal on insurance in India The Insurance Times way  back in the year 1981 and the journal has come a long way to celebrate 4 decades in publication. The journal  was launched in a period when there was no material on insurance available in India and still our journal is the leading journal on insurance in India. He also launched three other monthly journals viz Banking Finance and PR Communication Age and Life Insurance Today which are also the  leading publications in their respective fields. He has been instrumental in organizing several seminars on different topics all over India on insurance and risk management.



Dr. Rakesh Agarwal

The Insurance Times, Banking Finance, PR Communication Age, Life Insurance Today, Financial Bazaar

 Dr. Rakesh Agarwal is the Editor of the journal The Insurance Times, Life Insurance Today, Banking Finance and PR Communication Age.

He is an Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Fellow member of Insurance Institute of India. Besides above he is having degree in Bachelor of Law & Legislature, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, Masters in Business Management. He has also passed the Insurance Brokers examination conducted by NIA,Pune. He has completed his Doctoral research in Risk Management in Indian Industries.

He has attended several Seminars and Conferences on insurance & banking. He has authored many books on insurance and he is having vast experience in the insurance journalism. The books authored and edited by him includes:

Insurance Vision 2000
General Insurance Compendium 1999-2000
Life Insurance Compendium 1999-2000
General Insurance Agents Guide in 2 Volumes
Life Insurance Agents Guide in 2 Volumes
IRDA Pre Recruitment Agents Training Guide( Non Life)
IRDA Pre Recruitment Agents Training Guide( Life)
IRDA Post Recruitment Agents Training Guide( 25 Hours)
Health Insurance in India – A Review
General Insurance Year Book - 2010
Model Question Bank for PSU Officers Scale 1-5
Text Guide for PSU Officers Exam
Para 13.2 Model Question Bank
Para 13.2 English and General Knowledge
Para 13.2 Text Guide
Guide to Principles of Insurance - Licentiate
Guide to Practice of General Insurance - Licentiate
Guide to Regulations on Insurance - Licentiate
Guide to General Insurance Underwriting - Associateship
Guide to Health Insurance Underwriting - Associateship