A: Approximately 25
1 to check the light bulb is actually broken
1 to get a chair to stand on
2 to fix the chair that is broken
1 to hold the chair
2 to go buy the new light bulb, including one to drive the rickshaw and one to go into the shop
7 needed to sell the light bulb, including fetching from the back, taking the money, writing the receipt, opening the door, checking your bags for weapons (or something) and a couple to hover and look busy.
1 to note that the power has gone out … AGAIN!
5 to go find a generator, get more fuel, fix it if broken, turn it on and tell the others when power is on
1 to get a candle while the power is out
1 to get matches to light the candle
1 to actually light the candle
1 to give all orders for the above
AND 1 to change the ruddy light bulb!!
…And that is how India works
… a bureaucratic mess of different people doing every step of every process wherever you are! Well, how else would you make sure all 1.2billion (and counting) Indians are in work? Perhaps we should learn a thing or two and get more British people back into work?!