IAS Officer Smita Sabharwal Sends Legal Notice To Outlook For Sexist Article Calling Her 'Eye Candy' HuffPost India | By Adrija Bose Posted: 01/07/2015 15:42 IST Updated: 01/07/2015 15:43 IST 'No Boring Babu'said the IAS officer made "a fashion statement with her lovely saris and serves as eye candy at meetings." Sabharwal had secured the all-India 4th rank in the Union Public Service Commission exams. The writer reportedly spoke to “leading party politicians” who “admitted” that Sabharwal served as “eye candy at meetings”. But now Outlook has some major damage control to do. The five page legal notice has been sent to editor-in-chief Krishna Prasad and Hyderabad-based assistant editor Madhavi Tata asking the magazine for a detailed apology. The magazine has been given a 15-day period to act, failing which Sabharwal has threatened to file a criminal and civil suit against it. The notice alleged that Outlook has "deliberately played mischief by implying that Sabarwal's portfolio was a mystery.” "Sabarwal's hard work, dedication and her excellence at her chosen profession are washed away by the mere fact of her being an attractive, young and successful woman who has also accomplished quite a lot professionally, owing to her dedication and perseverance,” says the notice. The notice says that the Sabharwal was "extremely disturbed" by the article. The IAS officer, however, has scored major points with women on social media for taking a stand against everyday sexism at the workplace. http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2015/07/01/smita-sabharwal-ias-outlo_n_7695330.html The article was accompanied by this cartoon.