It’s that season. The scent of ‘shiuli’, the fragile orange and white blossoms that bloom directly about now, blends with the harvest time breeze to proclaim Durga Puja yet the frankincense is absent and a careful calm has overwhelmed the sound of merriments. Noticeable all around there is the infection and its dread. The Bengali people group in the Delhi-NCR district is avoiding Durga Puja celebrations, a network undertaking in parks and other open spaces. What’s more, no place is this more clear than in Chittaranjan Park, frequently known as ‘little Bengal’. It’s two days before Durga Puja starts and Delhi’s prevalently Bengali neighborhood has never been calmer.