Tales of a Driftwood is not a travelogue. It does not tell you How to Get There, Where to Stay and When to Go. Instead it simply dwells on the innumerable joys of travelling, especially when it is unplanned. The journeys in this book cover more than 20 states in India and the neighbouring countries of Bhutan, Malaysia and Africa. It has stories of man-animal coexistence and man-animal conflict in Nature, as also stories of history and stories of anthropology. The language of the book is simple and lucid, as it is written by a generalist and not a specialist. And the sole purpose of the book is to encourage people to travel and explore the wonders of the world. The author Gangadharan Menon is a writer-cum-photographer and his writings have been widely published in India's leading newspapers like The Hindu, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, DNA, Mid-day, Hornbill and thebetterindia.com.