Dreams, they tell me, are thoughts that the brain purges, in its daily wash-rinse cycle to remove chemical waste. In other words, the defragmenting, disk-cleaning and virus removal, scheduled daily, like any decent operating system. For this reason, it is not recommended to recall dreams after we wake up, else the trash will make its way back. A sensible brain that knows its business will perform these activities only when the owner is asleep, otherwise the stubborn being would cling to the thoughts without letting them be cleared. The brain, well-meaning as it is, does all its covert work like a maid who does not know a silk saree from a cotton salwar – which undoubtedly explains the mixed up stuff that appear in our sleep: wrong people at the wrong places and wrong times, nothing coming anywhere close to sense. What we see is the last screening on their way out.